Homebrew Hacker Might Bring Screenshot Abilities?

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One of the developers behind ChevronWP7 may just have found a way to take screenshots natively within WP7 — a feature that's technically already possible, but kept under lock and key by Microsoft. He tweeted: Oops. Stumbled on a Samsung device driver that gives me screen capture capabilities. I love #wp7 now ;) It's not clear if this will work with non-Samsung devices, or … [Read more...]

Windows Phone Marketplace DRM Cracked

WPCentral has been given a proof of concept which shows them breaking through WP7 Marketplace's DRM. The weakness has apparently been known to developers for some time, and WPCentral has given the information to Microsoft, and are working to patch the hole. The program can: ...successfully pull any application from the Marketplace, remove the security and deploy to an … [Read more...]

Windows Phone 7 Security Means Hacked HTC HD2 Is Neutered

We've previously talked about a hack that would put WP7 onto an existing HTC HD2, but unfortunately there's a major roadblock to getting it working properly: Microsoft's PVK security. The people putting together the hack have the OS all up and loaded onto the older handset, and it works fine — with one big exception: nothing cloud based will function. As hacker Cotulla put it … [Read more...]

Microsoft Recommends Against Directly Loading Media On WP7

Yesterday we heard of a registry hack that would allow you to add media directly to your WP7 device, dragging and dropping rather than relying on Zune to sync all your files across. It turns out that this might not be the best idea in the world. Paul Thurrott, write of Windows Phone Secrets and generally chummy guy with Microsoft has put up a blog post asking people not to … [Read more...]

Registry Hack Allows Drag and Drop Media Loading on Windows Phone 7

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If the Zune software isn't your thing, then perhaps you'll want to partake in the registry hack created by Mobile Tech World. It essentially allows you to drag and drop media files to your Windows Phone 7 device as if it were a USB device. Full directions available over at Mobile Tech World. via Engadget … [Read more...]