Sports fanatic? If so, you’re probably into more than just one sport and are constantly looking for apps to keep up with all your interests. One of our favorites for doing that, SofaScore LiveScore for Windows Phone, just picked up a new update. Let’s check out what’s new in this latest version.
One of the great new features for Windows Phone 8 Update 3 is actually for developers: adding custom tones to their app. While Windows Phone customers have had the ability to add custom notifications to their devices for a little while now, being able to assign them to different apps was a little trickier.
Late last night, WhatsApp beta version 368 began rolling out to testers in the private program. On board under the Settings is a new section called ‘notification tones’.
mylife is a diary app for Windows Phone 8 devices that has the ability to capture images, videos and audio messages of your daily experiences. Your daily record can then be sorted by location or timeline to easily track your memories.
mylife is not a bad option to consider if you are in the market for a photo diary. However, while mylife has plenty of features, a few features are missing that holds this Windows Phone app back just a bit.
Last month, The New York Times offered Windows Phone users a free trial to subscribe. It took away the limit of only being able to read only read three articles per day, but there was a catch. You had to provide your credit card information to receive the free trial. That is no longer the case this week.
Fhotoroom is a feature rich photography app for our Windows Phone, which is part photo editor, part camera app and part social network. With Fhotoroom, you can capture, edit and share your photographs all under one roof.
The app was updated today and hits a milestone of sorts with the update taking Fhotoroom to version 10.0.0. The update offers a handful of new effects filters, a few updated filters, user interface changes to the editor and camera, as well as a collection of bug fixes and performance tweaks.
myTrekData is a handy app for Windows Phone 8 that will let you plot out a route for running, bicycling, walking or any other distance activity and then track your progress on that route.
myTrekData will also provide you the weather forecasts and daylight parameters for your route. In the short time we have had to try myTrekData, it comes across as a useful Windows Phone 8 app to help you keep track of all your treks, be it for a run, a bike ride, or a hike.
It has been a long time since Microsoft’s PDF Reader for Windows Phone has seen an update. The last update we covered took place nearly a year ago. Today we’re looking at a new update for PDF Reader that should make a handful of you happy. Let’s check it out.
Splinto, the developer of one of our favorite calendar apps, Simple Calendar, is offering users a couple of their in-app purchases free of charge. For a limited time, you can get the "Frodo" and "Gob" live tile themes at no cost to you.
We like app updates. They take apps that we like and make them better. You’ll get more features, improvements on existing features and bug fixes. That’s typically what happens when you head to the Windows Phone Store to update an app. Which is why it’s a little odd that the Nokia edition of the Weather Channel just lost some functionality in its latest update. Details below.
The Facebook beta for Windows Phone is an opportunity for avid fans of the social network to try out latest features in builds not yet available to the general public. We've gone through the festive period without an update with 5.0.2 released mid-December, but today a new release has been published to the store. Say hello to version 220.127.116.11.
Greeting card apps appear to be on the rise in the Windows Phone Store and Sendtiment Cards Lite is one of the newer offerings you can find on the Store’s shelves.
The Windows Phone 8 app lets you create cards for a wide range of occasions and share them by email, text, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other sharing means available on your Windows Phone. The Lite version has over one hundred cards to choose from and with an in-app purchase, you can unlock over four hundred more cards.
Sendtiment Cards Lite (the “d” is silent) isn’t a bad choice to consider if you are looking to send a few greeting cards, thank you notes, or similar from your Windows Phone 8 device.
Pepper, the cross-platform music discovery service, has been available on Windows Phone and Windows 8 for some time, but the service itself has been restricted to just the UK. This is because the team behind Pepper are building more than just an ‘app’ – development time has been invested in creating services and tools for the live music industry, ensuring that the content provided is more detailed and accurate than standard event listing services. Folk in the US have been crying out for localised support and we've got some great news for you – Pepper is now available in not only the UK, but the US too.
Whether you're an avid music fan attending every local gig advertised or someone who enjoys discovering new talent with friends, Pepper is a service worth checking out. The Windows Phone app enables you to check out local venues in supported areas, seeing what's on the calendar, not to mention checking-in, sharing the experience and more. It's quite the companion for live music lovers.
"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page," says Augustine of Hippo. A Windows Phone 8 app that may help you read more pages from that book and help you travel is Bing Travel Beta. It has just been released at the Windows Phone Store. The travel app provides you with destination guides, user travel photos, reviews, daily trip ideas, hotel listings and much more.
Back in November, we reported on Telegram, a new WhatsApp-like messenger service that is available on iOS and Android. Hailing from Russia and created the founders of VKontakte, Telegram (www.telegram.org) is a decentralized, cloud-based and encrypted messaging service that promises to be the fastest and most secure out there (it supports RSA 2048 encryption and Diffie–Hellman secure key exchange).
At the time, we reported that the client should be ready by January but as the month winds down, we still don’t have a client on our phone. The official Twitter account for Telegram has now confirmed their schedule, and while they are a little behind, we should have something tangible in the coming weeks.
In case you haven’t noticed, the Windows Phone Store has been seeing explosive growth the past year. Not only in the number of new apps joining, but apps receiving the updates you want and demand. So here we are on another Saturday, about to take a timeout and reflect on what’s new and different in the Windows Phone app scene.
QNAP makes a series of Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices for professional and home usage. All of that sounds bizarre to myself, because frankly I don’t follow home-networking news. NAS devices though are becoming increasingly popular as homes – to break out a buzzword – become more ‘connected’ in 2014.
For those still confused, it’s a home cloud server akin to having your own local SkyDrive account. NAS devices allow you to configure them with multiple terabytes of storage, and they then connect to the ‘net. Tablets, PCs, laptops and phones can then join to pull down (or upload) videos, music, photos, etc.
Grooveshark (www.grooveshark.com) is an online music streaming service available on multiple platforms, but there's still no official love for Windows Phone (apparently down to Microsoft stating that such an app wouldn't be allowed through the submission process). We last looked at an unofficial client, GrooveMobile back in March when the app went into beta testing. The developer, SciLor is a popular developer on Android and formerly Windows Mobile. But now we've been alerted to yet another unofficial Grooveshark client, titled SharkPhone.
This app is currently available on the Windows Phone Store and ready for download. Head past the break for more details.
There are many options for messaging apps on Windows Phone. One of them is LINE. If you use the app, then you’ll be glad to know that it has just received an update. In addition to bug fixes and general performance improvements, a couple of buttons have been repositioned. Head past the break for the full change log.
It feels like it was just yesterday that we reported on an update for the Windows Phone photography app Fhotolens. Well, the developer is at it again. Another update just hit the Windows Phone Store for Fhotolens and another one is in the works.
For those not familiar, Fhotolens is a Windows Phone camera app with a virtual 10-24mm lens and HDR capture capabilities. The latest update takes Fhotolens to version 1.3 and most notably adds SkyDrive support and sharing options to the growing list of features.
Need to keep track of your followers and who you follow on Twitter? Maybe you’re not that narcissistic and instead manage an account for a brand. Whatever the reason, UnfollowSpy is the app on Windows Phone that we really like for managing who we follow on Twitter. The app just received a pretty big update. The big change? Support for managing your Instagram account. Let’s check out what all is new in UnfollowSpy for Windows Phone.
The 2014 Winter Olympics kick off in two weeks. Can’t make it to Sochi, Russia to watch the games? You better get your Windows Phone ready to follow the action wherever you are. To keep up with the action and results make sure you download the official Sochi 2014 Results app from the Sochi Organizing Committee (SOC), the organization responsible for the games. Details below!
Do you need to sort out all the details on your favorite television series? Clutter is a Windows Phone app that hopes to bring a little order to your television viewing. In many respects, a TV Guide for your Windows Phone.
Clutter includes information on your favorite television series and shows that includes cast line-ups, episode summaries, links to TVDB and IMDb, and plenty of downloadable images. Clutter is a healthy entertainment app that is available for both Windows Phone 8 and 7.x devices.
Nextgen Reader is a popular feed manager with support for the Feedly web service. It's a beautiful app available for both Windows 8 and Windows Phone and today we're looking at version 5.4, which has been pushed to the store. The latest release is a rather large update with numerous new features and additions, so head past the break to see what's new.