Hot Apps: Thumba, Netflix, Sound Recorder, MusixMatch, Fake Caller

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This is a new show that will feature 5 of the hottest apps each week for the Windows Phone 7. In this first episode Laura takes a look at:

  • Photos
  • Productivity
  • Movies
  • Music
  • FREE FUN!

Please leave suggestions for cool apps that should be featured in the comments section, thanks!

 

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      IRB

      Ooh yeah, a sizzling Laura Smiley a good start so far.

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      googleman81

      this show needs moar gaems!!1!

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      USArcher

      Thanks Laura, MusixMatch looks like a must have.

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      Gergely Orosz

      Nice video, Laura! Some apps I'd suggest are Pictures Lab (another useful photo editor), Cocktail Flow (probably the most beautiful app I've seen so far), Days Until Christmas, Flixter (movie reviews) and Krashlander (a fun ski like game).

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      Charlie Firpo

      The new wp7 looks really great. Having my songs played with lyrics is something no other platform has yet. I wanna try it asap!

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      Eric Malamisura

      Well it obviously needs my game! Hanoi! :P

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      DaWolfey

      The best part is how I can't watch this on my wp7 phone...

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      CHS

      Jacuzzi baby! Games \ Puzzle & Trivia

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      Steve

      would be nice to summarize the prices, most people just go for free.
      Thumba: $0.99
      Sound recorder: $0.99
      Netflix: FREE
      MusixMatch: FREE
      Fake Call: FREE
       

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      rhm

      That is so HOT!

      Did you record that in one take Laura? What a pro! Smiley

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      Colin Hodge

      FREE Game: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LBjw6jeA8s Sir Fuzzy Face (decorate your own pictures of friends with magnetic shavings, like the Wooly Willy toy)
      FREE Trial, $0.99 for extended use: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrLyaKh9znc Good Vibrations (personal massager with different speeds / settings)

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      Roy

      Great show, snappy and to the point :)
      A suggestion for an app I thought was cool is Polyglot (http://www.verysoftware.co.uk/polyglot/) its a very nicely designed pocket translator.

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      dentaku

      I'm liking it so far and being able to do that in one long take is quite impressive.

      I'm guessing there are more games coming out soon.

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      Laura10

      Definitely, I was thinking of doing themed shows too- so...the gaming episode, the productivity episode, the fun and useless episode, etc.

       

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      dentaku

      OK, that's logical.
      OH and don't forget music making apps, that's what I find most interesting.
      Ian who's on these forums is working on some music related stuff.
      http://rd3d2.wordpress.com/2010/10/11/drums-bass/

      , Laura10 wrote

      Definitely, I was thinking of doing themed shows too- so...the gaming episode, the productivity episode, the fun and useless episode, etc.

       

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      Odog4ever

      @Steve:

      Summarizing prices sounds like a good idea until you consider that apps can go on sale for a limited time or have a permanent price drops. And I believe that a pay app can go to free too (don't quote me on that). This show needs to focus on the apps themselves and not the monetary component since that's a subjective consideration (One man's expensive is another man's cheap).

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      Odog4ever

      Apps that should be featured:

      Cocktail Flow

      Wonder Reader

      Photo Caption

      Youtube by LazyWorm

      WeatherBug (good live tile intergration)

       

      Hopefully there is a Zune/Podcast feed for this soon so I can watch in on my windows phone Wink

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      Niner

      Super Show !!!!  I dont have a WP7 still I enjoyed it and waiting for the next episode.

      Well done Laura for the Super Hot Cool Show- Hot Apps.

      I have already tweeted many times about this Weekly Show and also blogged about it.

      And Laura looks super cool in her 'Dupatta' , much more like an Indian.

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      Laura10

      Thanks Niner...and silly me just thought it was a scarf Smiley

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      Minh

      I hope you'll cover my app when I release "FartExtreme2000" Smiley

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      vs4967

      nice!

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      SleepyDaddy​Software

      If I may recommend my own apps, I have two on the marketplace right now:

      The first is Giggle Pad, a fun/educational game for very young children (around 9 months and up). You tap the screen (or press keys on your phone keyboard, if you have one) for random letters, numbers, or shapes in different colors and the app speaks the letter/number/shape and the color. Or, you can drag your finger across the screen for a colorful fireworks effect accompanied by a song. Giggle Pad also includes a "play phone" mode with a large on-screen keypad that speaks and sings songs when you press the keys. Here is the deep link:

      http://social.zune.net/redirect?type=phoneApp&id=5858669e-88d5-df11-a844-00237de2db9e

      My second app is a little utility called Pixel Checkup. This app helps you find and track dead pixels on your screen by completely filling it with white, black, red, green, or blue (this makes it easier to see the screen damage). You can also have it slowly cycle through these colors, making it even easier. If you find a dead pixel, you can touch the screen and a colored marker will be placed and saved, so you can check it again later to make sure the damage hasn't spread to adjacent pixels. The trial mode also functions as a free flashlight app when you bring up the white color. This app is also available in French, Spanish, and Italian. Here is the deep link:

      http://social.zune.net/redirect?type=phoneApp&id=1f5d0cf5-a2d8-df11-a844-00237de2db9e

       

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      Laura10

      For those asking about viewing the show on WP7, you definitely can! We are in the process of adding it to the Zune marketplace but you can subscribe manually here.

      

      

       

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      Tau Sick

      How do you select the apps to show? I have a cool app you might include in your next show:
      It's a Magic 7 Ball - a fortune teller with an attitude and a cool cheat function that will drive your frineds crazy...
      http://social.zune.net/redirect?type=phoneApp&id=0de403d3-0ef2-df11-9264-00237de2db9e
       
       

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      IRB

      @Laura10: That would be handy, however it seems that the Zune Software only believes the US (and maybe Canada) are allowed to have Podcasts as they don't appear here in the UK Sad

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      Duncanma

      @IRB: I don't know for sure, since I'm here in the US, but can you still manually subscribe to a podcast feed?

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      tomap

      I guess everyone is asking to get ones' app reviewed and how but for the games is it the same process? Do you privilege student apps/games?

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      IRB

      @Duncanma:Yes you can manually add a podcast feed, but you shouldn't have to :/

       

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