Category Archives: Windows Phone

Finally, a phone upgrade

“Early adopter” is not really something you would expect to see on my technology profile. For Christmas 2011, I was treated to a HTC Radar Windows Phone (a year after Windows 7 came out). It’s a lovely little phone – … Continue reading

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My favourite Windows Phone apps – #5 in a series

Smithsonian National Zoo The main part of this app is the live video feed from the zoo – lions, pandas, orang-utans, tigers, and so on. It’s weird to be able to load an app on my phone and have real … Continue reading

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My favourite Windows Phone apps – #4 in a series

Foursquare This app doesn’t really help me in any useful way. It does, though, have a colourful interface and allow me to collect badges. These are “good things”. I can’t use Foursquare all the time as I’m too tight to … Continue reading

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My favourite Windows Phone apps – #3 in a series

Amazon Kindle I had a brief play on a Kindle Touch in Tesco yesterday and wasn’t impressed. Screen refresh seemed slow and the device just didn’t feel solid enough (too flimsy, not too insubstantial). My phone has the Amazon Kindle … Continue reading

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My favourite Windows Phone apps – #2 in a series

GeoReminder I must admit that I haven’t actually used this app beyond a quick test but I love the idea. “GeoReminder allows you to place map-specific reminders that go off the next time you arrive at a place.” I don’t … Continue reading

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My favourite Windows Phone apps – #1 in a series

FlightRadar24 Living 20 miles from LHR, we get a number of planes flying overhead throughout the day. Since the demise of Concorde, they are not low or loud enough to generate much noise pollution. I am, though, curious where they … Continue reading

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