Windows Phone 7 App Roundup – OnMyWay, Parcel Tracker, Tiled Notes, Xbox Companion, Shuffle Party

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In this episode of the Windows Phone 7 App Roundup we demonstrate five applications in 30 seconds each. These apps will keep you entertained, allow you to use your Windows Phone 7 smartphone to control your Xbox 360, and let you track your packages with ease. To download these apps directly to your WP7 device, just click on the title of the application and the Zune software will automatically launch to the app in Marketplace. If you have the free Microsoft Tag app installed on your WP7 smartphone just snap a picture of the Tag image and the mobile Marketplace will navigate to that app.

OnMyWay – A free application

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OnMyWay is a great app for anyone that likes to keep track of his or her travels. This app will run in the background and keep a detailed record of your path. View the previous tracks with Bing maps so you will know where you have been.

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Parcel Tracker – A lite and $1.49 full version

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The holiday season is here and it is a great time to get those packages to your loved ones. Parcel Tracker lets you track your packages through many shipping services. Enter your tracking information or just scan the barcode with your Windows Phone 7 smartphone. Get detailed information about the location of your packages and delivery dates. The lite version allows you to track up to three packages at one time.

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Tiled Notes – A free application

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Do you have trouble keeping track of your to-do-list? With Tiled Notes you will be able to remember those important tasks with ease. Just type onto the front and back of your tile and pin it to the home-screen. Tiled Notes provides a nearly infinite amount of tiles at one time with color and font customizations.

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Xbox Companion – A free application

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Xbox Companion is probably one of the best apps Microsoft has come up with. This app lets you control your Xbox 360 game console from anywhere on a Wi-Fi or cellular data connection using your Windows Phone 7 smartphone. Play videos and Xbox 360 apps with just the click of the WP7 screen. Use the onscreen gamepad to navigate through menus and get detailed information on your WP7 device about what is currently running on the Xbox 360. Search for apps such as Hulu Plus, Netflix, or countless others and play them on your console. This app utilizes the recent user interface update to the Xbox 360 for optimized control.

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Shuffle Party – A free application

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Shuffle Party is a great app for anyone that wants to hone their skills at bowling or shuffleboard. This free Xbox Live game provides many achievements and allows you to view the leaderboard ranks of your fellow Xbox Live friends. Choose from four game styles and purchase upgrades in the pro-shop.

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