We really like apps that aggregate the feeds for the various websites we read on a daily basis. Apps like Phonly, Weave, and Nextgen Reader are awesome, but there’s definitely a place for curated content. MyEdit is a service that serves up local curate content for South Africans. They already have an app out for Windows 8, but there’s now one for Windows Phone. Let’s check it out.
PC remotes are pretty useful apps for smartphones. Especially if you’re rocking a PC in the living that’s dedicated to serving up media. PC Remotes are apps that allow you to use your smartphone to control your PC. Unified Remote is a popular one on Windows Phone for doing just that. Let’s check it out.
If you've been a fan of Nokia smartphones and other products in previous years, you would have experienced the wide variety of loaded ringtones. To relive those special moments, Aleksi Eeben from Nokia has compiled thousands of ringtones into a single Windows Phone app. What's more is you can even save these classic tunes as ringtones for your own Windows Phones.
Nokia Storyteller was removed from the Windows Phone Store after the most recent update caused issues for consumers. The Nokia app allows consumers to sort through their galleries and categorise photos into easy-to-navigate albums. An interesting twist to the story was only low-end hardware were unaffected by the issues, leaving those with more powerful smartphones in the dark with no working app.
The manufacturer has since published the app on the Nokia Collection with a new release, not only that but we have a minor update for Nokia Camera too.
The popular telnet/SSH client for Windows, PuTTY has finally gone into closed beta for Windows Phone. Should you be on the beta list from when we last covered the app being in development, you'll be able to get a first look at what's coming to the mobile platform. For those who aren't sure what PuTTY does, the app essentially enables you to connect to remote machines through a terminal.
With PuTTY being in beta as we speak, we can't see it being long for the testing phase to complete and the app be published for everyone to download. Pass the break for some details and screenshots.
The popular Twitter background creator for Windows Phone has been bumped to a new version, opening up high quality PNG formats for use. Tile Me! is a sweet little app, which allows you to enhance your Twitter profiles with multiple elements. Show your support for Microsoft's new UI and mobile platform with some added Live Tile effects. Pass the break to see what else is new.
A while back, French developer M.k created a trio of well-loved emulators for Windows Phone 8 based on classic Nintendo platforms: SNES8x, VBA8, and VGBC8. Eventually M.k grew tired of Windows Phone development and surrendered his emulators to a new developer: Duc Le. And since then, Duc has worked tirelessly to add new features to all three emulators such as the much-requested MOGA controller support.
All three of Duc’s emulators have received significant updates recently, enhancing the appearance of their user interfaces, improving menu support while using MOGA controllers, and more. Head past the break for full details!
This past week was relatively quiet for the Windows Phone Store. Not too many high profile apps or games joined. There were a few, mostly related to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, but other than that it was fairly slow. Nonetheless we’ll pause and look back at this week and highlight any noteworthy new apps, app updates, and games. It’s time for another weekly app highlights.
The word of the year for 2013 was ‘selfie.’ If you want to have some fun with selfies, then definitely check out Warp Photo Booth for Windows Phone 8. Just launch the application, and take a picture with a very funny distortion effect. It’s a really simple photo app and we’re having a lot of fun with it.
Head past the break to watch our hands on video and walkthrough.
Some may argue there are way too many weather apps available for our Windows Phone. However, having such a vast selection the odds of finding that one Windows Phone weather app that matches your needs and tastes increases. If you are looking for a simple, picturesque weather app for Windows Phone 8, Weatherfrog hopes to make your short list of choices.
The app features dynamic background images that match your current location and a modest amount of forecast information. Weatherfrog hit the Windows Phone Store shelves about a month ago and is yet another weather app option worth considering for your Windows Phone.
If there’s a Walgreens store nearby, you should check out the new Printicular app for Windows Phone 8. It lets you print Instagram, Facebook and camera photos with same day pick up at a Walgreens location or express delivery worldwide. If you choose pickup, the photos are ready in about an hour. No cables, no syncing. Just order prints directly from your Windows Phone.
Head past the break to watch our hands on video and walkthrough.
Right now the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics are just starting. The ceremonies mark the start of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The games will see 88 nations come together for a two weeks to compete in 98 different events.
Here are the apps on Windows Phone and Windows 8 to stay up to date with your favorite countries, sports and athletes for Sochi 2014.
Windows Phone Central App Roundup: Food and Dining Apps
We all have been there. It is time to eat and you have no clue what you are in the mood to cook or cannot think of a place to go. Luckily, there are plenty of Windows Phone apps to help point your appetite in the right direction. The Windows Phone Store has a large assortment of apps that will help us locate restaurants or find a recipe that will hit the right spot.
Today we have tapped four of the top rated Food and Dining apps for this week’s Windows Phone Central Roundup. These apps mainly deal with finding a place to grab a bite to eat on the go or selecting the right place when you are in the mood for a sit down meal. However, for good measure, we do toss in one Windows Phone app to help you find a tasty recipe for those times you prefer to stay home and cook in.
An official app for Privalia (www.privalia.com) has launched on Windows Phone in the last few weeks. The popular coupon and deals service has been available on both iOS and Android for some time, so it's good to see the website finally supporting Microsoft's mobile platform. If you're not familiar with the name, it's a type of club that offers its members discounts of up to 70 percent on leading brands.
Members can take part in some attractive deals and offers on stores attempting to get rid of remaining items on their product lines, making it a win-win for all parties involved. Privalia is available in Spain, Italy, Germany, Brazil and Mexico. Jump past the break for details, offers, links and more.
It may be late in the day, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get a nice little update to 6tag, Rudy Huyn’s popular Instagram client for Windows Phone. In fact, the last update was back on January 23rd, so we’re about due. Version 22.214.171.124 just went live in the Store and there’s slightly more to report than the usual ‘bug fixes’.
Awesome Lock is a feature rich Windows Phone 8 app that lets you customize your Windows Phone lockscreen. With Awesome Lock you can get the latest news, weather forecasts, calendar events, tasks, Tweets and more straight from your lockscreen.
Awesome Lock was recently updated to version 126.96.36.199 and most notably adds a new user interface to the app. The update also expands selection of news and information sources for your lockscreen giving you more customization options.
I know there’s a handful of you that are going to be pretty happy to hear that there’s finally an official Royal Bank of Canada app for Windows Phone. Head to the Windows Phone Store and you’ll see RBC Mobile, a brand new app for all your mobile banking needs. The Royal Bank of Canada (http://www.rbc.com) is the largest financial institution in Canada, so its arrival on Windows Phone is very welcomed. Let’s check it out.
Another week, another batch of Red Stripe Deals. These special offers for Windows Phone owners help save a few pennies when shopping for apps and games. This week, we have Pac-Man CE DX leading Pool Plus Friends, myBattery and more. The best part about the Red Stripe Deals is not all the apps and games included are Windows Phone 8 only.
Head past the break to see what else is on offer and for download links.
No official Snapchat app on Windows Phone? No problem. Rudy Huyn’s Snapchat client for Windows Phone, 6snap, has picked up another update. Like most of his updates, it either introduces a new features in the official Snapchat apps or adds a feature they wish they had. Here’s an update that brings a feature you can show off to your iOS and Android toting friends.
Admittedly, I'm not a big fan of Windows Phone toddler apps. However, for the longest I made the the mistake of overlooking some fine apps in this category. Several of my friends who are parents, keep pointing me to some great apps in this category that help keep the children occupied but also helping them learn a little along the way.
In this post, we have chosen three learning apps for Windows Phone to spotlight that were developed by Sumit Dutta, a prolific Windows developer from India. When I met him few months back, he mentioned that his young daughter was the inspiration for him to create so many popular learning apps for toddlers for Windows Phone and Windows 8 devices.
You would think with devices like the Lumia 1020, Lumia 1520 and even the venerable Lumia 92x, a photography site like Flickr would be catering heavily towards Windows Phone users. Instead, we have an app that was last updated almost two years ago from the Yahoo! owned shutterbug site. An app that is plagued with performance and login issues, giving users a subpar experience.
Now, Flickr through their support forums have confirmed that they are purposefully giving the cold shoulder to Windows Phone. If you were expecting a massive update waiting in the wings from the company, you can now stop.
Nokia has published its Treasure Tag application to the Windows Phone Store. The app enables consumers with treasure tag accessories to set up and track said devices, which can be attached to anything from a keying to bags and other belongings. While the app is readily available, the accessory is yet to be make it through retail so don't get too excited as there's still some waiting to do. Pop past the break for more details and store links.