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Informed American is a Windows Phone 8 app designed to keep you informed about Congressional activities ranging from bill sponsorship, voting, and financial activities of various Senators and Representatives.  Need to see where a bill is at in Congress?  Informed American will display the recent activity on the legislation and let you pull the full text of the bill up on your Windows Phone.

Many States in the U.S. will be holding mid-term Elections this year and Informed American is a Windows Phone 8 app that may help you make a more informed decision in the voting booth.

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We're half way through the week and while there are still numerous stories to break before the week ends, not to mention our own Windows 8 app and more, we've got an app update roundup for you all. Today we'll be covering Asphalt 8: Airborne from Gameloft, Nokia's Storyteller and AppQuiz. Head on past the break to see what's new.

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We have covered Fhotolens from the earliest beta versions and for those not familiar with the Windows Phone photography app, it provides your camera a virtual 10-24mm lens and HDR capture capabilities.

The app has been updated several times since its public release and today Fhotolens gets bumped to version 1.5 that mainly deals with the HDR (High Dynamic Range) feature.

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Viber is a messaging services enabling you to text, message groups and make free HD calls. Available cross-platform, the Windows Phone app has again be updated. Today we're looking at version 4, introducing a range of new features for consumers to utilise. The company previously brought back spell checking and added new backgrounds, but today's update includes stickers, notification sounds and more.

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If you’re in India you’ve probably heard of Navbharat Times. Not only is it one of the largest circulated papers, but it’s also widely read with over 2.6 million readers daily. It’s published by The Times Group, which is also responsible for other popular publications like The Times of India, The Economic Times, and Maharasthtra Times. Today we’ve got a Windows Phone app now available for the Navbharat Times.

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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’.

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Capturing memories with mylife for Windows Phone 8

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 5.2.1.1.

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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.

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