Remembering passwords is a real pain. If all you do is check your email and browse Facebook you’re probably good to go and don’t know the suffering that happens when you have dozens and dozens of passwords. That’s why apps and services like LastPass and 1Password rock. These are platforms that help you remember all these unique passwords with their apps across browsers and apps. RoboForm is another service and their Windows Phone app just became available. Let’s check it out.
MetroMail and OneShot have both received updates on the Windows Phone Store. The former has been bumped to version 1.3 and comes with numerous fixes we're sure users will appreciate. OneShot, on the other hand, has been updated to version 3.5 and comes with new fun effects, manual temperature adjustment and more. Head past the break for all the details.
Since we didn’t get a new Xbox game for Windows Phone this week (though I finally worked through Temple Run 2), the Xbox Red Stripe Deal must once again sustain Achievement-minded Windows Phone gamers. This week’s deal title Mush from Angry Mango has been on sale thrice before, most recently in April of last year. But Mush is still a charming exclusive that somehow never escaped to iOS like most tend to do. Might as well pick it up for a buck if you haven’t already.
The non-Xbox Red Stripe Deals offer some fine game and app discounts as well. Artifex Mundi’s beautiful hidden-object adventure game Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart gets knocked down to $1.49, while graphically intense Skateboard Party 2 from Ratrod Studio and Kristanix Studio’s casual Fantastic Farm come in at 99 cents each. Meanwhile, non-game MusicStation from Raphaël Ruis is on sale for $2.99 and RaveIT Pro for 99 cents.
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Barclays has released an official app for Windows Phone, joining other UK banks already on the platform. Should you hold a Barclays (www.barclays.co.uk) account and own a Windows Phone, it's now simpler than ever to manage your account while on the move. Head past the break for all the details and download links.
Music Drop is an easy way to send music files to your Windows Phone 8 device from your PC without the need for cables. Music Drop creates a network connection between your PC and Windows Phone 8 device with a simple interface that allows you to pick and choose which music files to plant on your phone.
There’s really not much more to Music Drop and while there is some room for improvement, it does a nice job of things as is.
Nearly two weeks ago we showed you all an upcoming beautiful and powerful forecast app for Windows Phone called Weather+. The app launched briefly into the Windows Phone Store, but was quickly pulled to fix a few things before its debut. Well here we are, Weather+ is now available for you to download and it is a thing to behold. Let’s check it out.
What are big fans of? Apps that are exclusive to Windows Phone. The kind of apps that are born and raised just on Windows Phone before making the jump to other platforms. Apps like SongArc, Youmigo, and Sleeve are some examples of those apps that are (for now) exclusive on Windows Phone. Foundbite is also one of those apps and it just picked up a great update. Let’s check it out.
As a mobile platform Windows Phone sits in third place. It’s a distant third however when you compare it to both iOS and Android. Depending on who you ask, we’re at somewhere like 4% marketshare globally. That’s still pretty small, but also presents a huge return for developers who make killer apps. Like the guys at DevRain Solutions who have just reached a killer milestone in the Windows Phone Store – 6 million downloads.
Tinder is a very popular iOS app that essentially matches people. It’s primarily used for finding a date or hookup. What’s unique about Tinder versus other dating sites and services? Think of Tinder as a modern Hot or Not site, but one built for the very mobile and app centric world we live in.
While there's no official app for Windows Phone, we previously looked at Rudy Huyn, best known around these parts for his work putting out high quality apps in the Windows Phone Store, teasing a client in development. Huyn has now released said unofficial client. Say hello to 6tindr.
Nest (www.nest.com) makes the popular ‘connected’ smart-thermostat that allows users to control the weather inside their homes remotely. It’s quickly becoming the poster child for the wired future, where all our appliances ‘talk’ to our phones. Recently, Google acquired the connected technologies company for $3.2 billion. Although much has been made of the deal, what concerns Windows Phone users most is whether or not they will ever see an official app.
In the past, we’ve seen unofficial apps come to Windows Phone, only to have them yanked through a Cease and Desist (C&D) letter from the Nest lawyers. This has made owning and developing these apps a precarious venture, though we’re happy to see another creator take the plunge.
But this situation is a bit different and more importantly, through a special partnership with Windows Phone Central, the app is free for 24-hours.
It's another day, another batch of app updates for Windows Phone. In case you've somehow missed the store notifications or they haven't quite reached your smartphone yet, we've got you covered. Today we'll be looking at Readit, Nokia Camera Beta and Evernote. Head on past the break for all the details on what's new.
Chalkboard for Windows Phone is just what you would think, a chalkboard app. It is a blank slate well suited for doodling, a game of tic-tac-toe or jotting down math problems. You would use the chalkboard app just as you would a regular chalkboard, just with less dust.
Chalkboard has eight chalk colors, three backgrounds, and the ability to zoom in/out for the more detailed drawings. You can also load up to six images to doodle on as well. Chalkboard comes across as an appealing Windows Phone 8 app for the times you feel the need for a little doodle time or need an easy way to play a friendly game of tic-tac-toe with your friends.
Zoho.com is a popular online suite of business, productivity, and collaboration applications. With over 25 online applications, Zoho Corp has several companion mobile apps for these services on iOS and Android. You can now add the Windows Phone platform to the companies app lineup.
Zoho Corp has launched its maiden app for Windows Phone as well. The debut one is for Zoho Books, a service that allows you to record, monitor, and manage your expenses. The $24-a-month service is a popular accounting service used by freelancers and small business owners around the world.
If you’ve lived in or traveled to India, you know that auto-rickshaws in most cities are known for quoting way over the regulated rates, and fleecing passengers. Also, while in a general public commute they're a safe bet, many people worry when traveling late in nights or to deserted places.
Chennai Auto is a great app for your Windows Phone 8 device if you commute using the auto-rickshaws in this metropolitan city. While there are several fare calculator apps for different cities on the Windows Phone Store, Chennai Auto trumps most that I’ve found in functionality and execution.
GetOutCast is a relatively new weather app for Windows Phone 8 that focuses on how the weather will impact your photography. GetOutCast rates the photographic potential for the date and offer up a brief weather forecast. The first release of GetOutCast focuses on sunrise and sunset predictions with future updates delivering landscape, astrological, lunar, and other photographic subjects.
GetOutCast is an interesting concept and that could come in handy when planning a photographic outing.
The official Adidas miCoach app for Windows Phones (no longer exclusively available for Lumia hardware) enables you to keep fit and enjoy a healthier lifestyle. The miCoach service itself is an interactive personal training solution, which is able to synchronise with the Adidas cloud platform (micoach.adidas.com) while taking advantage of Windows Phone features.
We've been alerted of a new update pushed out to the store. Speed past the break to see what's new in the latest version.
Today, Microsoft has updated their Bing Translator apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, bringing new features and refined functionality to the popular – and well designed – language deciphering programs. By allowing users to “live” translate various language to their own native tongue, Bing Translator is an invaluable tool for those finding themselves in a foreign land.
Last updated at the end of September, Bing Translator for Windows Phone today is having a few new alterations that should improve the user experience.
Indonesian mobile operator Telkomsel (www.telkomsel.com) has released an official Windows Phone app. The app, much like other solutions from mobile operators in other regions, enables customers to activate Internet packages, reload and transfer balances, receive promotions and account notifications.
Are you looking for a way to send someone a “Get Well Soon” or “Thinking of You” type note? Say it with Flowers is a new Windows Phone 8 app that will let you do just that.
The app comes with a small collection of flower images that can be customized with a personal note. You can then send the final product by email or SMS as well as shared over social networks.
Say it with Flowers is a simple app that could come in handy when you need to scramble to send that special someone a message to get you out of the doghouse or lift his or her spirits. In some respects, Say it with Flowers is a greeting card styled messaging app.
We're rounding off our Monday with a batch of small updates that have been pushed to the Windows Phone Store. While we all recover from a rather busy CES 2014 (for Windows 8 and beyond), platform developers are still releasing updates for all your installed apps. Today we'll be looking at Asphalt 8, DI.FM and Status Tiles. Head past the break for the details.
Quick show of hands, how many have turned off their Windows Phone ringer at night or during a meeting only to forget to turn it back on?
Quiet Hours is a simple Windows Phone 8 app that is designed to give your Windows Phone a little quiet time for those occasions where you do not want to be disturbed. Once the quiet hours have passed, the app will set your Windows Phone ringer to a preset volume.
Quiet Hours can be a handy app for Windows Phone 8 should you find yourself dialing down the volume often or during regular intervals during the day.
Greetings! Adam here, Editor-in-Chief of Smartwatch Fans - Mobile Nations' newest site. I just wanted to drop by quickly and let you know that there is a brand new (unofficial) Windows Phone app for SmartwatchFans.com — making Windows Phone the first platform to have a SWF app! Our Android app is right around the corner, but you all get the fun of having the first app.
There could be that point in life when you're presented with a serious situation you have zero experience in. Emergencies can occur without notice and the first few minutes can prove to be vital. This is where the official St John Wales (www.stjohnwales.co.uk) Windows Phone app comes into play.
Remember Place Tag beta? We barely do but at the time, it was a unique photo capturing experience in testing from Nokia. The app would let you take a picture and then create a virtual postcard by using location data and a template for text. Afterwards, you could share the creation with others. Place Tag was previewed in Barcelona earlier in 2013 at Mobile World Congress and then released in March.
This morning, Nokia has sent out emails announcing that the app and program have come to end. While that’s a bit of a shame, it’s more interesting to see what they’ve learned from the project.