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    Seattle Mini-Maker Faire is coming up!

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    For those who are in the Seattle or PNW area, and if you’re a geek who loves robots or just tinkering with electronics and stuff, don’t miss this event. we’ll be there en-force with all our robots. Come over to our booth and say hi!  
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    TEN YEARS!

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    Wow. and I’m still here. You know when folks come up to me and ask me how are things in my part of the world, I find myself saying “great! I’m still surviving.”. It’s funny how I’ve transitioned from “Awesome! just great” or “Fantastic” to “Still surviving...
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    Download the Windows Phone 7 Series Developer Tools for FREE

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    right here! : http://bit.ly/wp7devtools   and start building away!!
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    Teases & Transitions in WP7

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    Interesting blog post from Yahoo’s chief designer about Windows Phone’s UI and how it uses Teases & Transitions. Now if only there’s a way to do this programmatically or allow a developer to control what or how a tease or transition looks like in...
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    A Long time coming!

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    Finally we’ve announced Windows Phone 7. I’m not going to talk more about it as you’ve probably have read/learned/watched/listened to everything that there is to know about the Windows Phone 7 Series from other sites. I just wanted to congratulate the...
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    E-Wallet from Ilium Software upgraded to 7.0

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    Just got a mail from Ilium about this new upgrade to their very powerful wallet software. One big feature they’ve improved is the overall sync experience between the device experience and the full desktop experience.     checkout their website...
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    Windows Phone Camp in Tampa Bay, Dec 5th

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    It’s official - Windows Phone Camp is happening in Tampa, FL on December 5th 2009 !!! The event will be similar to a CodeCamp, not BarCamp style event. There will be a schedule with tracks, topics and speakers. Also with enough interest – even OpenSpace...
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    Are you a dev in UK? Samsung Application Store wants your app! They’re giving a device for free for it!

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    Got this from Samsung today : To celebrate our first anniversary, Samsung Application Store has extended an invitation to our developers who are located in either France or the UK, and primarily develop on the Windows Mobile platform. This is a great...
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    Windows Mobile Twitter Apps

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    Alright, here’s a list of the 8 9 12 13 (currently) Twitter Applications for Windows Mobile that I know of. if you’re one of the authors, send me updates and if you’re building one, send me a copy too! Will update this list frequently. #1: TinyTwitter...
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    First-Person Makerbot CNC Unboxing Video

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    Got my Makerbot a week ago and filmed the whole unboxing thing using my ContourHD Helmetcam . It’s featured on Makerbot.com’s Blog . I recorded this in the middle  of the night so apologies for the volume, I had to speak softly so I don’t wake my...
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    Clarification: Submitting Apps to additional regions through Marketplace

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    We presented a session at TechEd Australia yesterday about Windows Marketplace for Mobile and we took many questions from all the interested developers in the audience. One of the questions was about the cost for submitting your application for sale in...
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    GoMaps Indoor Navigation

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    This has always been a problem for Microsoft (or any big company). we have so many buildings and rooms in our campus, sometimes it’s a chore to locate a meeting room or a person you’d like to meet. We have to work in 10-15mins of travel time...
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    I’m on Bytes by MSDN!

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    Nora Kelly and Erin Dolan from MSDN together with Geoffrey Emery (from TechZulu ) interviewed me while I was at TechEd this year in LA. Geoff had a lot of funny questions but were edited from the video. Gave my recommended apps that I use for working...
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    The Race is On!

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    We’re launching the Windows Marketplace for Mobile’s Challenge today, it’s called Race-To-Market for a reason. This is the first time we’re launching a huge application marketplace for our mobile users and getting in now is like selling your products...
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    Marketplace will be available on WM6.0 and WM6.1 devices :)

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    I’m sure you’ve heard about the announcements we made today, if not, here’s a summary : Application Submission Opens on July 27th: Windows Marketplace will open for application submissions from 29 supported countries July 27th. Windows Mobile 6.0 and...
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    Windows Mobile 6.5 – Dev Training for folks in Australia!

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    Registration for #2 in the Codemason’s Guild Live Meeting Series (Jumpstart) is now open. This Friday at 1pm is the 2nd in our series of 3 Live Meetings to help Australian developers get started developing for Windows Mobile 6.5 – and to get those apps...
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    Why I’m feeling good about Bing

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    I know I work for Microsoft, so I might be biased, but please tell me how Google search is better in this one specific case? Google’s seem to have more ads! while Bing’s has the useful left nav bar and the easy math that they’ve already done to remind...
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    Omniano “The Band” for" Windows Mobile

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    Ever wished you could use your mobile device to play musical instruments? Check it out! it’s a Piano, a Flute and a Drum Kit all in one app. Watch the video demo here :   Someone named Sheon from Korea made this and released it on his blog . Make...
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    Windows Mobile 6.5 Developer Tool Kit released on MSDN!

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    * CLARIFICATION * This is NOT the full SDK. This tool kit complements the actual Windows Mobile 6 SDK that you can download from here : http://bit.ly/CBHWc Woohoo! it’s finally done!! The Windows Mobile 6.5 Developer Tool Kit adds documentation...
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    Kinoma Releases new update with Social features

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    adding support for Twitter and Facebook status update support. Checkout the new list of features :   Cross-social sharing – Kinoma Play’s unique approach to supporting social media services and social networks breaks down the barriers between them...
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    Twikini 1.0 released, now with special pricing for starving bloggers!

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    CJ just pinged me to let me know Twikini has hit v1.0 and it’s final. Woohoo! here are the new updates in v1. Official version 1.0 (May 20, 2009) New: Added Public timeline. Now you can read tweets from total strangers! New: Fast account switching - now...
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    Smackdown Setlist

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    Thanks everyone for coming to the Smackdown at TechEd 2009 today. as promised, here’s the list of applications that we showed off. Live Mesh Kinoma Spb Mobile Shell 3.0 Spb TV Fart Machine Eduify Facebook Mobile Mobile Manager for Netflix Dasher Pocketwit...
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    Official Facebook App for Windows Mobile

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    Now available! Go download it quick! http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/en-us/downloads/facebook.mspx   Direct Link : http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/8/C/98C5A4DF-1C12-421F-9384-34C5360E8736/Facebook_v1.0.0.7.CAB  
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    Text Input with one finger and no clicking : Dasher

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    This came though a Facebook post by Vittorio Bertocci and it’s fascinating! it’s a form of typing without having to click or type anything using just one finger. You navigate through “books” of letters in sequence allow you to write a sentence by navigating...
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    Twikini – Latest Twitter app for Windows Mobile

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    Adding a another twitter app to my Top 5 list . #7: Twikini ( http://www.trinketsoftware.com/twikini/ ) CJ from Trinketsoftware is a master developer. he churns out apps amazingly quick and his latest is Twikini. it’s a very lightweight, simple, yet powerful...
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