In the Windows Phone Elite series I try to show readers apps which will be fantastic on their phone and be a big part of their day. For me, music is a massive part of everyday and listening to my favourite songs is a great way to get through mountains of work. In this article I’m going to look at some of the best applications for your Windows Phone which will allow you to listen to music quickly and to a high standard.
Read on to find out what we recommend!
Smartphones proliferate the market today for good reason. The largest of which may be the fact that carriers are steering customers in that direction, but also because most of us want that functionality. To that end, many of us change the wallpapers, add apps and generally make the device a personal statement. The biggest, and most popular, change is usually the ringtone.
Our ringtones are a personal expression of our tastes. Be it Windows Phone, Blackberry, iPhone or Android, all of the major mobile platforms can be customized in this way. And all of the services would love to sell you a ringtone at roughly twice the price of buying a full version of the song.
There is a better, and cheaper, way of doing this. Ringtone Maker is a free app for Windows that allows you to take any song and create a ringtone for any mobile operating system.
In the Windows Phone Elite series we often look at apps which you would use all the time. These have included finance management apps and platform games, although, something we are yet to look at is the smaller apps. There is a wealth of these in the Windows Marketplace and even though they may be basic in concept; they can sometimes help us an awful lot.
Read on the find out what we think are the best utilities for your Windows Phone.
An operating system is most useful in its day-to-day functions – functions like an RSS reader, a chat program, a note-taking app; and a news app. And, in theory, every political app reports on the news with absolutely no slant at all – because we all know how unbiased the journalism scene is.
Still, it’s no crime to want to read the news in a format that’s easy to use and comfortable to read in. Which news app for Windows 8 does the best job of this? Read on for more.
Media consumption is likely a large part of your day-to-day activities. The method by which this media is consumed varies depending on personal preference. Local media libraries are often consumed and managed via a media player. Unfortunately, however, the default media player inside of Windows is often considered to be sub-par when compared to some of the feature-rich, well-polished, and free alternatives that are currently available.
If you are not satisfied with your current media player, I have compiled a list of my top six favorite media players that are available for Windows.
For those who find respite in PC games, this year will bring comfort in the familiar. All the releases that have been confirmed for 2013 are either sequels to long-running series, or a reboot of classics.
The age of PC exclusives has been fading since the last few years, and this year’s releases has just StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm, and SimCity from this category. Having said that, there are enough big releases across genres, to whet anyone’s appetite for PC gaming.
Most people do not have many occasions when they need a screenshot, but there is always one here and there. For those of us who write about technology the need is much greater. For that reason, many writers I know use a professional program such as Snagit – which is very powerful and has countless options.
However, I prefer to budget my technology spending as much as I can and, to that end, I always look for free software alternatives. Of course, this also gives me some insight into what an average user would look for.
For grabbing screenshots, a task I do daily, I have been using PicPick for sometime. It is free for home use, so it fits the mold of real-world use, but it is powerful enough to handle what I need as a writer. Personally, since I use it professionally, I paid for a license, but I am not an average use-case either.
Video games are something we all love to indulge. Some are complex, whereas others can be some of the simplest games ever designed. Platform games in my opinion are one the most basic types, but, can also be the most fun and addicting making platform games a worthy candidate for January’s Windows Phone Elite article.
Even if you don’t know what a platform game is, chances are you’ve played a wealth of them already. Wikipedia defines platform games as, “a video game which requires players to jump to and from suspended platforms or over obstacles.” Hopefully, that’s cleared things up.
In this article, I’m going to be looking at the ten best platform games I’ve found for the Windows Phone platform. Read on to find out more!
We return for our third segment in the cord-cutter series, this time focusing on how to watch TV without a cable or satellite service. Previously we have looked at Media Center and its alternatives and media servers. This time around we will focus on the actual TV and movie sources available.
All of you likely know the big names in this market, and I will briefly touch on each of those, but there are less well known sources that can be indispensable in this effort. Those we will cover as well. There are so many sources, in fact, that it would be impossible to get them all, but I will hit the ones I have found most useful and rely on you to add others in the comments.