If you remember the WP7 days, 4th and Mayor was one of our favorite apps on the platform that gave us the Foursquare experience. Even though we now have official Foursquare app in Windows Phone Store, 4th & Mayor still works. This app today got updated with bug fixes and there is a new companion app called Social Extension for 4th & Mayor. This extension will improve your Windows Phone 8.1′s social experience by integrating into the “Me” tile. So, you can now do Foursquare check-in from Me tile. It’s a simple app that connects the check-in tile of the OS with the 4th & Mayor app.
Download it here from Windows Phone Store for free.
Nokia Video Uploader, which allows the uploading of videos to YouTube, has been updated to version 22.214.171.124. This update brings in support for more new devices and the ability to upload longer videos to Windows Phone devices. Also, you can now upload videos in
New in this version:
- Support for more devices
- Upload longer videos (up to 15 minutes)
Download Nokia Video Uploader from Windows Phone Store.
Earlier this month, Microsoft updated their Windows Phone app for Mac with support for Windows Phone 8.1. Now, Microsoft has updated once again with no change logs. This v3.1.1 update must contain minor bug fixes.
The Windows Phone app for Mac makes it easy to:
• Sync music, movies, TV shows, and podcasts from your existing Apple iTunes library to your Windows Phone or Zune HD*.
• Sync pictures and videos from your existing Apple iPhoto or Aperture library to your Windows Phone or Zune HD.
• Automatically import pictures and videos you’ve taken with your phone into your existing iPhoto or Aperture library.
• See at a glance how much space you’re using for each type of content, so it’s easy to make sure you never run out of room.
• Find songs that will work as ringtones and add them to your phone.
Download now from Apple iTunes Store.
Nokia has updated Cinemagraph and Access Point apps in Windows Phone Store.
This app got updated to v126.96.36.199 and there was no change log mentioned in the app description. The previous major update allowed users to export cinemagraphs as GIF files.
- export cinemagraphs as GIF files
- location data for better integration with Nokia Storyteller
- general performance improvements
Download it here from Windows Phone Store.
Nokia Access Point:
Nokia has now updated the app to version 188.8.131.52 and there was no change log mentioned for this app as well. The previous update brought updated operator settings and robustness improvements.
The app can be found in the Windows Phone Store here.
Microsoft today released a preview version of Remote Desktop app for Windows Phone 8.1 devices. With the Microsoft Remote Desktop app, you can connect to a remote PC and get your work done wherever you are.
- Rich multi-touch experience with remote desktop protocol (RDP) and RemoteFX supporting Windows gestures
- Secure connection to your data and applications with breakthrough Network Level Authentication (NLA) technology
- Simple management of all remote connections from the connection center
- High quality video and sound streaming with improved compression and bandwidth usage.
Download it here from Windows Phone Store for free.
Few hours back, we reported that Samsung has updated their App Folder app for Windows Phone devices. Now, Nokia has updated their App Folder app to v184.108.40.206 for Lumia Windows Phone devices. This v1.2 only includes minor improvements. The change log mentions that it includes general performance improvements.
Tidy up your Start screen and make things easier to find with App Folder. You can gather similar apps together or keep your most used settings in one place — it’s up to you. Simply create and name a folder, add the apps and settings you want, and then pin it to your Start screen. You can create as many app folders as you need and edit them as you go.
Find the app in the Windows Phone Store here.
Amazing Weather HD is one of the fully featured weather app in Windows Phone Store. This app got updated to v220.127.116.11 in Windows Phone Store. As Windows Phone 8.1 preview was released last week, many users were asking for transparent live tiles in Amazing Weather HD app. The developers have listened, and this update now includes the support for transparent Live Tiles in Windows Phone 8.1 devices.
- 5 Live tiles and with auto location feature using GPS.
- different cities and an optional auto location using GPS.
- Customizable Live tiles themes for each city and two cool themes.
- Weather Alerts.- Astonishing animations based on current conditions, and daily forecast.
- Detailed current conditions data including UV, wind, visibility, humidity, pressure and more.
- Seven days quick view weather forecast.
- Detailed text and daily forecast.- Radar, infrared and satellite imagery.
- Access to nearby Personal weather stations using GPS location.
- Access to nearest station using GPS location.
- Weather data provided by Weather Underground.
Get the app from the Windows Phone Store here.
TeamViewer app for Windows Phone devices allows you to remote control Windows, Mac, and Linux computers from your mobile device. This app got updated to v9.0.3 which enables faster and more fluid remote connections to your PCs. TeamViewer even allows you to reboot remote computers or servers from anywhere and supports multi-monitor setup as well.
What’s new in version 9.0.3:
• Faster and more fluid remote connection.
• Input of East Asian characters is now possible using the new input editor.
• When connecting to a login screen you can now configure if the remote screen is locked again after the remote session has ended.
You can download the free app here.
Microsoft included Cortana digital assistant with Windows Phone 8.1 preview last week. Since then, people have been sharing their different experiences with Cortana online. Cortana also included various funny answers which includes answers when asked about Clippy. For example, If you asked Cortana “Do you like Clippy?”, an animated Clippy would show up instead of the usual Cortana logo. In addition to funny responses, Microsoft has also included easter eggs like these.
Leon Zandman, a Windows Phone development enthusiast used Fiddler tool to know how these easter eggs works in Cortana. It was found that Microsoft has included per-defined set of animations in Cortana and the appropriate response from server will trigger them. The image above shows some of the images included in the current version of Cortana. Read more about how he arrived at these images here.
Plex media streaming app just got updated in Windows Phone Store with lots of fixes and one important change. It is now an universal Windows app, meaning you could buy it on your phone and use it on tablets or vice versa. For those who are new to Plex, Plex organizes all of your personal media, wherever you keep it, so you can enjoy it on any device. With Plex, you can easily stream your videos, music, photos and home movies to your Windows device from your home computers running Plex Media Server (available for free).
CHANGES IN 18.104.22.168:
- Support Plex Companion detailed page mirroring
- Explain how to use SD card for sync storage on WP 8.1
- (Sync) Resize resource files to match the device’s resolution
- (Sync) Better titles for sync items created using filters
- Refresh OnDeck consistently after viewing episodes
- Improve music playback when changing networks
- Treat stale server entries from plex.tv as unavailable
- A number of user-submitted crashes
Find it in the Windows Phone store here.
Facebook beta app for Windows Phone 8 devices just got updated to v22.214.171.124 in Windows Phone Store. Unfortunately, this is also a minor update with no new features. This update should include few performance improvements and bug fixes.
Microsoft is expected to include much improved Facebook app at the time of Windows Phone 8.1 launch in June.
The updated app can be found in the Windows Phone Store here.
Nokia today announced that they are expecting to close the sale of device and services division to Microsoft on April 25th.
Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced that it expects the transaction whereby the company will sell substantially all of its Devices & Services business to Microsoft to close on April 25, 2014. The transaction is now subject only to certain customary closing conditions.
The transaction was originally announced on September 3, 2013.
Also, there are few adjustments made in the deal which are listed below,
· While the original deal did not address the management of online assets, our two companies have agreed that Microsoft will manage the nokia.com domain and social media sites for the benefit of both companies and our customers for up to a year.
· The original deal had all employees in Nokia’s Chief Technology Office continuing with Nokia. We’ve adjusted the agreement so the 21 employees in China working on mobile phones will join Microsoft and continue their work.
· The original deal had Microsoft acquiring Nokia’s Korean manufacturing facility. The agreement was adjusted and Microsoft will not acquire the facility.
Source: Nokia, Microsoft
The popular 3rd party media player MoliPlayer got updated to v126.96.36.199 with support for Windows Phone 8.1 developer preview and more. This app already features the ability to play almost most of the popular video formats like avi, mkv, vob, flv, mp4, etc,. Also it includes easy wireless video transfer from your PC browser in WiFi network.
v188.8.131.52 Release Note:
New Feature – Fully compatible with Windows Phone 8.1;
Optimized – Auto-lock screen is available as video paused if the function was enabled. Resume playing as screen unlocked;
Optimized – IPv6 garbled character;
Optimized – Playback performance and experience of English Language;
Optimized – Web videos UI;
Optimized – Share buttons;
Fixed – Unable to pause when calls coming;
Fixed – Crashed when sharing to Wechat friends with music playing;
Fixed – Crashed when Playing MTV with in-build web browser;
Fixed – A interference problem when playing web videos under WP 8.1;
Fixed – Other bugs;
It costs $2.99 with free trial available. Find it here from Windows Phone Store.