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This guide describes a scenario around a fictitious company named Tailspin that has decided to include Windows Phone 7 as a client device for their existing cloud-based application. Their Windows Azure-based application named Surveys is described in detail in a previous book in this series, Developing Applications for the Cloud. After reading this book, you will be familiar with how to design and implement applications for Windows Phone 7 that take advantage of remote services to obtain and upload data while providing a great user experience on the device.


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Instructions from the Makers of Three Weeks Without My Cell Phone: Before ingesting this story, please take a healthy dose of open-mindedness. If you’re quick to judge strangers, stigmatize people with mental disorders, and have never thought outside the box even for a moment, take an extra couple of doses. As you digest the story, make sure your stomach is full of love and laughter. Peak experiences of this story cannot be reached by hardasses full of hate. You must be full of love and laughter to truly appreciate this first-person narrative of a college senior (John Wilkes Ruit) going three weeks without his cell phone. You must be able to crack up and have a heart as you listen to Ruit’s tales of heroism mixed with hand-job humor. In our trial run of this product, the best results occurred in people with open minds, open hearts, who can’t help but sense humor.


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Listen up! Bestselling author Paul Thurrott whispers little know Windows Phone 7 tips, tricks, and advice The newly revamped Windows Phone platform boasts sophisticated new features and functionality. Sharing his years of training and experience, bestselling author and Windows expert Paul Thurrott reveals little known tips, valuable insight, and unbeatable advice so you can get the most from your Windows Phone 7. You’ll benefit from the simple, straightforward solutions to common problems, all of which will go a long way to help if you are new to the Window Phone 7. Written with access to unique information from the team at Microsoft, Windows Phone 7 Secrets is the ultimate guide to this exciting new mobile platform. Unlike other books, this title reveals the inner workings of the Windows Phone and how to make it work the way you want it. Thurrott begins with the basics of choosing the right Windows Phone, setting it up, and upgrading from another smart phone. He then moves on to customizing the screen; downloading applications; and using the Internet, e-mail, calendar, Microsoft Office; and more. Coverage includes:Pre-Flight Checklist: What to Do Before You Get Your Windows Phone Windows Live ID: One Online ID to Rule Them AllUsing Windows Live ID to Access Your Social Networks and Other Services Picking a PhoneUnboxing and Getting StartedUnboxing Your Windows Phone Windows Phone Usage Understanding the Windows Phone User Interface The Way We Were: How Microsoft Screwed Up Mobile So Bad It Had to Start Over from Scratch A New Beginning: Metro Real World Metro: A Whirlwind Tour of the UI Hubs and Applications You and Your Friends: How to Connect with Others, Connect to the World. Managing Your Digital Persona Being a People Person: Managing Your Family, Friends, and Other Contacts Configuring the People Hub Digital Memories: Using the Pictures Hub and Camera Using the Pictures Hub Taking Pictures and Videos with the Camera Moving Photos Between the Phone and Your PC Sharing Photos and Customizing Your Phone Configuring Pictures Hub Options Zune to Go: Music + Videos Using the Zune PC Software with Windows Phone Enjoying Music and Video Content on Windows Phone Why Zune Is Different More Music: Pandora and Other Services Having Fun: Windows Phone and Games Windows Phone: Great Mobile Gaming Platform Understanding Xbox Live Xbox Live on Windows Phone:Not the Full Meal Deal Using the Games Hub Playing a Game Finding More Games in the Marketplace Browsing the Web A (Short) History of the Mobile Web Using Internet Explorer on Windows Phone Configuring Internet Explorer Searching on the Go with Bing Bing: A Different Way to Search Using Bing Configuring Bing Managing E-mail on the Go Push It: A Look at Mobile E-mail. Understanding Accounts and E-mail Using Mail Configuring Mail and E-mail AccountsTracking Your Schedule with Calendar Connected Calendars Glancing at Your Schedule on the Go Using Calendar Working with Appointments and Reminders Configuring Calendar Getting Work Done on the Go with Office Mobile What You Can?and Can’t Do?with Office MobileUsing the Office Hub Accessing Online Documents Configuring Office Mobile Making Calls and Using Voicemail Configuring Contacts Accounts Making and Receiving Phone Calls Using Voicemail Working with Bluetooth Configuring Phone and Voicemail Text and Multimedia Messaging Understanding Mobile Messaging Messaging on Windows Phone Configuring MessagingBeyond Messaging Digging Deeper into Phone Configuration Configuring What Happens When the Phone Is LockedConfiguring Sounds Using Windows Phone on an Airplane Configuring Accounts Making Region and Language Configuration Changes Wi-Fi Sync Nuke It from Space and Start Over PC and Web Integration You Can’t Get There from Here Browsing and Buying in the Marketplace Windows Phone on the Web Updating Windows PhoneThe word is out: Windows Phone 7 Secrets uncovers unbeatable advice!


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Developers are racing to discover how to develop for Windows Phone 7?and there is no quicker resource to help you get up to speed than Windows Phone 7 Recipes. It covers allaspects of development, configuration, testing, and distribution, with detailed code samples and rapid walkthroughs. You’ll find recipes that unlock advanced user interface development, data storage and retrieval, integration with cloud services, adding media and location-based services, and working with Silverlight and Expression Blend.Learn to use sensorssuch as the camera, GPS, and accelerometerto build cutting-edge applications.Manage the new way to interact with applications using the estures library both from XNA Framework library and Silverlight Windows Phone Toolkit library.Put a professional polish onyour Windows Phone 7 development with Windows Phone 7 Recipes! What you’ll learn Get full exposure to designing, developing, testing, and distributing your Windows Phone 7 applications Create compellinguser interfacesusing Silverlight and Expression Blend Understand how to work with device data using isolated storage, LINQ, and XML serialization Extend your application to the cloud using push notifications and web-based services How to distribute your application via the Windows Phone Marketplace Who this book is for Existing .NET and Windows Mobile developers will find this book of great use. Developers moving to Windows Phone 7 programming from other areas, such as iOS development, will find its quick-reference layout especially valuable. Table of Contents Introduction to Developing Windows Phone 7 Applications Windows Phone 7 Execution Model The User Interface The User Interface With Expression Blend Gestures Sensors Media Management Isolated Storage In the Cloud Testing Windows Phone 7 Applications


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Google on the Go THE EASY, FUN, PRACTICAL GUIDE TO GOOGLE ANDROID PHONES! So you’ve got one of those hot new Android-powered phones? Awesome! Now, get the most out of it with Google on the Go! This friendly, easy book shows exactly how to use your phone to make your life more productive, more efficient, and more fun! Making calls? Playing MP3s? Sending Gmail? Taking pictures? It’s all covered here?one step at a time, in plain English. There’s no faster way to master the great Google tools built into your new phone: calendar, messaging, web browsing, chat, Google Maps, YouTube, you name it! Want to customize your phone? Here’s how. Need to troubleshoot a problem? No sweat: you’ll find easy, step-by-step directions. Whether you’re using the T-Mobile G1 or another Android-powered smartphone, this book answers all your questions so you can harness the power of Google applications and tools in the palm of your hand. ? Set up your Google Android phone fast! ? Quickly master phone basics, from speakerphone to call waiting ? Transfer contacts from your computer or another phone ? Add new Calendar appointments and reminders ? Make the most of your free Gmail account ? Take photos, and send them instantly to your contacts ? Watch videos and upload them to YouTube ? Find practically anything with Google Search ? Use Google Talk’s handy chat features ? Get directions and traffic info with Google Maps… even use GPS! ? Install newsoftware tools and even start writing your own ? Fix the most common problems with service and hardware John Eddy is a long-time gadget hobbyist who has spent most of his career helping everyday people use technology, in roles ranging from product support to moderation of online forums. Patricia DiGiacomo Eddy is an accomplished technology author and mobile phone geek whose books include Special Edition Using Microsoft Office Outlook 2007, The Absolute Beginner’s Guide to OneNote, and Access 2003: VBA Programmer’s Reference. CATEGORY: Digital Media


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Rich Ling provides a compelling examination of the real impact of mobile telephony. It’s not about technology, it’s about people. We need more of these kinds of studies. –Don Norman, Co-Founder, Nielsen Norman Group and author of Emotional DesignThis book combines scientific rigor, penetrating insight, and attention to an extraordinarily timely subject?the social impact of mobile communications. His ideas about “micro-coordination” and “the softening of time” are fundamental. Ling has big ideas about what the new world of always-on and ubiquitous media mean to our daily lives.–Howard Rheingold, Rheingold Associates and author of The Virtual CommunityRich Ling probes the way the mobile phone influences lives, talk and interaction. His carefully documented investigations paint an authoritative picture that will command continuing interest . . .an impressive achievement.–James E. Katz, Ph.D, Professor of Communication, Rutgers UniversityHas the cell phone forever changed the way people communicate? The mobile phone is used for ?real time? coordination while on the run, adolescents use it to manage their freedom, and teens ?text? to each other day and night. The mobile phone is more than a simple technical innovation or social fad, more than just an intrusion on polite society. This book, based on world-wide research involving tens of thousands of interviews and contextual observations, looks into the impact of the phone on our daily lives. The mobile phone has fundamentally affected our accessibility, safety and security, coordination of social and business activities, and use of public places. Based on research conducted in dozens of countries, this insightful and entertaining book examines the once unexpected interaction between humans and cell phones, and between humans, period. The compelling discussion and projections about the future of the telephone should give designers everywhere a more informed practice and process, and provide researchers with new ideas to last years.


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Microsoft’sWindows Phone 7 handsets have injected a new vibrancy into the smartphone marketplace and provided bold new opportunities for the Microsoft development community. Now in its second edition, Beginning Windows Phone 7 Development has been written to help you identify those opportunities and to learn the skills you’ll need to harness them. It covers the very latest developments in the field, including the extended APIs offered in Microsoft’s automatic platform update, so you’ll have timely, accurate information at your fingertips.Beginning Windows Phone 7 Development, Second Edition starts with the basics, walking you through the process of downloading and setting up the right development tools, including Visual Studio, Expression Blend, Silverlight SDK, and Windows Phone SDK. It then takes you step-by-step though the development process as you build and deploy a working application, complete with a sophisticated user interface. Finally, you’ll receive step-by-step instructions on selling your applications through the Windows Phone Marketplace. What you’ll learn How to create effective networked applications How to leverage your phone’s GPS capabilities from within your application How to interact with the phone’s built-in functionalities (camera, contacts, maps, accelerometer, video and web browser to name but a few) How to construct highly graphical and responsive user interfaces quickly and easily using these features How to package and distribute your applications for bothpersonal distribution and commercial sale via the Windows Phone Marketplace Who this book is for This book is for anyone interested in developing applications for the Windows Phone 7. You might be an existing .NET developer looking for a new creative angle, or perhaps an iPhone or Android developer looking for a new opportunity.If you have an understanding of basic .NET coding practices, then this book is for you. Table of Contents Introducing Windows Phone 7 and the Windows Phone Platform Building Windows Phone 7 Applications Using Cloud Services As Data Stores Catching and Debugging Errors Packaging, Publishing, and Managing Applications Working with the Accelerometer Application Bar WebBrowser Control Working with Controls and Themes Integrating Applications with the Windows Phone OS Creating Trial Applications Internationalization Isolated Storage Using Location Services Media Working with the Camera and Photos Push Notifications Reactive Extensions for .NET Security


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Create the next generation of gaming titles for Windows Phone 7! Providing an overview of developing games for Windows Phone 7 while working within XNA Game Studio 4, this comprehensive resource covers such essential topics as device/emulator, development tools, device orientation, tilt and accelerometer sensors, multi-touch, working with Cloud and Web services, and more. Three complete games are included within the book plus hands-on explanations and clear example codes help you gain a deeper understanding of the Windows Phone 7 features so that you can start building a game right away. Serves as a comprehensive reference on Windows Phone 7 game development with XNA Game Studio 4 Includes real-world examples and anecdotes, making this book a popular choice for those taking their first steps into the game development industry Demonstrates how to program for device orientation, incorporate Touch Input, add music to a game, work with 3D, and take your game to the marketplace Put your game face on and start designing games for Windows Phone 7 with Professional Windows Phone 7 Game Development!


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The book traces the impact of the cell phone from personal issues of loneliness and depression to the global concerns of the modern economy and the transnational family.


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Adam Nathan,Paperback, Edition: 1,Series: Other Sams Series, English-language edition,Pub by Sams


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