WP7 App Update: NextGen Reader v1.15 now available


Today, I’m excited to announce some updates to the NextGen Reader app for windows phone. I’ve added some of your most-requested features, in addition to other enhancements.

What’s new:

  • share to Facebook.
  • subscriptions in alphabetical order.
  • "all items" or "unread only" toggle mode:
    • display all feeds or only unread feeds.
    • display all articles or only unread articles.
    • toggle using application bar button.
  • new experience in "unread only" mode:
    • auto hide articles when marked as read.
    • auto hide feed/folder with no unread articles.
    • auto back to top-level list.
  • sync any feed or folder:
    • navigate to desired feed or folder.
    • press sync button to download new items.
  • improved automatic loading of new items.
  • option to lock screen to portrait mode.
  • increased limit for starred and shared items.
  • improved response on star button in article view.
  • fixed image resizing on mango build 7712.
  • improved layout in landscape mode.
  • many bug fixes.

I hope you enjoy the new features – give it a try! The trial version has no ads or limitations except share to twitter support. And of course the mango version is coming soon!

Download NextGen Reader from Zune Marketplace, or visit the ngreader.wordpress.com blog.

Bing Team Releases We’re In App for Windows Phone

The Bing team has just released its ‘We’re In’ app for Windows Phone. It’s a useful little app that allows you to share your location with your friends.                                                                                                                                     

You sign in to this app with your phone number and invite your friends by adding their numbers. You can share your location with all your friends for a definite or indefinite time period. This app also includes a map, (for finding friends) and integrates with your Facebook account (to post status messages).

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Well, what are you waiting for? Here’s the link. Spend some time with it and let us know what you think of it.


Occassional Gamer List Shows Existence of Samsung SGH-i937

Fear not, lovers of the Samsung Galaxy S II’s hardware. For Samsung is remodeling it’s super-slim flagship device with Microsoft’s latest running on it. 
It’s real! It’s real! I saw it with my own two eyes!It’s real!

A recently leaked (probably incomplete) roadmap turned down all such rumors, by revealing that Samsung had only one Windows Phone device in the making, it being the successor to the rather unsuccessful Omnia 7. But evidence unearthed, by yours truly, contradicts this road map. If you remember  Elbert Perez’s recent list of phones running his games, you will notice that sitting rather inconspicuously at the bottom is the Samsung SGH-i937. This happens to be the phone rumored to be the Samsung Galaxy S II remake.The super-slim droid was first announced at MWC this year catching everyone’s eye with it’s dual core processor and 1GB of RAM. However, the Windows Phone handset would probably stick to the Qualcomm processor rather than Samsung’s own Exynos chip and a lesser 512MB of RAM. There is no proof or any hint that this device will make it to the US or not. Also, the price and launch date is nowhere to be found. So for all we know it could just be a discontinued prototype. If so, unfortunate.

This list has been reliable before and if it is to be taken seriously, expect some rocking hardware this fall folks.