UC Browser updated to be faster and lighter, BringCast gains transparent Live tiles

App Update Roundup

UC Browser and BringCast are both rocking updates today in the Windows Phone Store. The two apps are popular in their respective categories. UC Browser is a very popular alternative to Internet Explorer, while BringCast is popular podcast application for those not content with the native podcast support in Windows Phone 8 or Windows Phone 8.1. Let’s check what’s new in both of these apps!


You’ll find version 3.8.4 of BringCast sitting in the Windows Phone Store. Today’s update is notable for bringing a transparent Live tile for those on Windows Phone 8.1. You’ll also find bug fixes for the app in this update. There’s also an update to the podcast database in BringCast. Head to the settings of the app and go to database. From there you can ‘update database’ to make sure you have the most recent version of it. The devs of BringCast are working hard on version 4.0 of the app that we’ll cover when it’s out. In the meantime, update BringCast for some transparent Live tiles!

Download BringCast from the Windows Phone Store.

QR: BringCast

UC Browser

Version 3.5 of UC Browser is now rolling out to those on Windows Phone. This update brings a handful of new features to the mix. Here’s what’s new in the latest version:

  • Faster start-up
  • Smoother browsing
  • Smaller package
  • Offline video support

This update of UC Browser has an overall faster start-up time for quicker access to the web. The browser has also been improved to feature a smoother experience when scrolling through pages. The overall installation package has been reduced by 20%. There’s also a new feature to cache videos for offline viewing.

Download UC Browser from the Windows Phone Store.

Thanks for the tips everyone! 

QR: UC Browser



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ca_guri says:

Word's suggestion is now featured in keyboard...

kenzibit says:

Why can't IE 11 or any browser on WP play videos when on the Xboxachievements.com. All video solutions in games are blank....why is that??

aitt says:

Not html5 formatted

kenzibit says:

Oohh....then that makes the site very archaic...1965

osars ehi says:

It actually does... Lightning fast

Seems faster hehe

So can we share YouTube videos now?

ca_guri says:

Yes you can now download the video by using feature "watching offline" and then you can share it and even export it to sd card...

Wael Hasno says:


TJWINS says:

I stopped using UC Browser when I tried logging into Facebook through it immediately after install and Facebook locked my account because it detected an unusual login attempt from India through UC Browser. I immediately uninstalled. Why does UC Browser route my login through India?

May be an indian hacker LoL

lum5 says:

Uses proxy not secure dont use uc browser for secure things like mail cards etc.use only ie..for downloading and browsing its uc is good..

One of the things that makes UCBrowser faster is that they "pre-compress" the html before sending it on to your phone browser, whe then uncompresses the html before interpreting it.  So all data has to be routed through a server in order to compress it before it is sent over the internet.


Kimi Alin says:

Is this browser actually faster than native IE browser?

SIMONator24 says:

Yes, much faster

SD card export ? Wow ! I'm glad they made it faster and lighter, it hanged a lot on my 520.

ca_guri says:

It hanged a little bit on 8.1, but not on 8....

I3unny says:

Yea it hangs alot on 8.1.. Never hanged in 8

Boris Gong says:

8.1 optimized version is in test, beta coming soon :)

fga100 says:

Do not have export to sd in version 8.1? 
Installed here and not appear to export to sd .... 
How do I?

pierrerv says:

I'll be updating UC browser manually... Now

TJWINS says:

I could see the need for this when we had IE10 but after IE11 I really don't know why anyone would use this. But choices are good so it's good.

Just want to save youtube videos also to sd card

DBZo07 says:

Mr Sam Sabri

Any news on WhatsApp update?

borasar says:

i think they'll post an article on it if there are any news

armyvet66629 says:

Screw WhatsApp. That is all

Kunalya says:

My lumia 520 Wont showing any automatic update of any apps,as I had to see every app one by one to see that there is an udate or not...

If any steps to solve this query then do write here, step by step...

g0binda says:

Goto store >settings >switch on update automatically option.

It's possible if you are using 8.1

g0binda says:

Worst after update

Uc browser keeps crashing after update

Boris Gong says:

found a bug , fix on the way

BlackGoku says:

uc browser do a lotof hardwork!Hope they can bring html5 support!