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Evernote For Windows Phone Updated With Improved Notebook List For Business Users

Evernote for Windows Phone

Evernote for Windows Phone app was updated to version 4.6.0.1137 in Windows Phone Store. This is a minor update that includes improved notebook lost for business users which will allow them to filter notebooks and more.

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Notebook list improved for business users

- filter business and personal notebooks
- display contact name for each notebook
- easy access to all business notebooks
- simplified experience

Download it here from Windows Phone Store for free.

HTC One M8 Windows Phone Confirmed By Leaked Promo Material

HTC One M8 Windows Phone Verizon

In the last of couple of weeks, we came to know via several reports that HTC is working on a Windows Phone version of its flagship One M8 device. HTC is expected to reveal this new WP8.1 device during the press event scheduled for tomorrow. Today, WPCentral posted the above in-store promo material which will be kept at Verizon’s stores. As you can see, the promo clearly states that HTC One M8 will be available both on Android and Windows from Verizon.

HTC One M8 for Windows will have 5-inch Full HD LCD Display, 2GB RAM, 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 128GB microSD Support, 2600 mAh Battery, Duo Ultrapixel Camera, Built-in Amplifier Speakers and IR Blaster. Are you looking forward to this device from HTC?

Source: WPC

Xbox One SmartGlass App Updated In Windows Phone Store, Allows You To Purchase Xbox One Games & Add-ons

Xbox One Windows Phone SmartGlass

Microsoft today started the roll-out of August system update for Xbox One which includes several new features like 3D Blu-ray support, ability to purchase games from mobile and more. To support these new features, Microsoft today updated the SmartGlass app in Windows Phone Store to v1.0.5.0 with the following new features.

New in this release:
•   Like a Game Clip
•   Like an item in the activity feedXbox One Windows Phone SmartGlass QR
•   View items that have been shared to you from a message
•   Purchase Xbox One games & add-ons
•   Browse for recent and popular games & add-ons
•   General stability and polish improvements

Download it here from Windows Phone Store for free.

Runtastic PRO Updated To v3.0 In Windows Phone Store With Several New Features

Runtastic Pro Windows Phone

Runtastic PRO is one of the best available fitness tracking app on Windows Phone Store. This app was updated to v3.0 in Store with several new feature including Heart Rate Integration, hydration feature, improved layout and more. Find the full list of improvements below.

New Features:
* Heart Rate Integration: Track your heart rate with the Runtastic Heart Rate Combo Monitor (PRO only)
* Heart Rate Zones: Train in the ideal heart rate zone, i.e. fat burning, to reach your goals (PRO only)
* LIVE Tracking & Cheering: Share location & receive messages for motivation to keep pushing
* Transparent Live Tile on your start screen
* Hydration feature: See how much you should drink to recovery from dehydration post-activity (PRO only)
* BirdView in map
* Japanese Voice Coach (PRO)
* New app languages: Russian, Turkish and Polish
* Improved layout

Download it here from Windows Phone Store for $4.99.

Nokia Camera Beta App Updated With Bug fixes And Improvements


Microsoft today released an update to Nokia Camera beta app v4.8.3.2  with bug fixes and improvements. The previous update brought in many improvements to Living Images support, Inline Video Playback and more.

New in 4.8.3.2:
- Bug fixes and Improvements
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- Improved Inline Video Playback in Camera Roll
- Improved Living Images Playback in Camera Roll
- Improved Focus Indicator on devices with Continuous Autofocus
- Other Bug fixes and Improvements

The updated app can be found in the Windows Phone Store here.

GT Racing 2 Updated In Windows Phone Store With 512MB Devices Support

GT Racing 2 Windows Phone

Back in June, Gameloft released GT Racing 2: The Real Car Experience game for WP8 devices. At that time, the game was made available only for 1GB devices. Today, they have updated the game with 512MB devices support.

Game Description:

LEADERSHIP: POSSIBLY THE BEST HANDHELD RACING SIMULATION
• The richest handheld racing simulation this year: 67 licensed cars on 13 tracks, including Laguna Seca.GT Racing 2 Windows Phone QR
• A superb collection of cars from over 30 manufacturers: Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Dodge, Nissan, Audi, Ford, and more.
• Test your driving skills by completing 1,400 events, including Classic Races, One on Ones, Knockouts and Overtakes.

AUTHENTICITY: A DEEPER DRIVING SENSATION
• The new physics model offers the most realistic car dynamics ever.
• Our tracks have different times of day and weather conditions.
• Race your way by choosing from among 4 different cameras, including a breathtaking interior view!
• No repair times or repair costs! We won’t make you wait or pay to race in an event again.

Download it here from Windows Phone Store for free.

Original Angry Birds Game Updated In Windows Phone Store With 15 New Levels

Angry Birds Windows Phone

The original Angry Birds game just got updated to v4.2.0.0 in Windows Phone Store. This new update brings in 15 new levels, that adds to the existing 45 levels in the game.

Update Description:

You voted, we listened! Introducing an all-new bonus episode – FLOCK FAVORITES!

15 BRAND NEW LEVELS! Based on your favorite episodes including Short Fuse, Red’s Mighty Feathers, Surf and Turf and many more.

JUICE UP YOUR BIRD! Super Seeds are now Power Potion – transform any bird into a pig-popping giant!

Find the update here from Windows Phone Store.

KBC Play Along App Is Now Available For Windows Phone Devices

KBC Play Along Windows Phone appKBC is the Indian version of the popular show ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ hosted by Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan. You can now  play along with contestant on the Hot Seat LIVE using this new KBC Play Along app in Windows Phone Store.

 App Description:

Feel the tension and excitement of being in the hot seat as well as win some amazing prizes along with the chance of meeting Mr. Amitabh Bachchan.

- Compete and see how you rank against other online Players as well as your friends through the Social and Global Leaderboard.

- Top scorers at the end of the season will stand a chance to win Shopping Vouchers, Smartphones, TVs & a chance to meet Mr Amitabh Bachchan!

- Chat live with fans watching KBC live.

- Share your scores with friends while you’re playing and challenge them to beat your score.

Download it here from Windows Phone Store for free.

Uber Windows Phone App Updated With In-App Fare Quotes And More

Uber Windows Phone app

Last month, Uber released their official app for Windows Phone devices with all the basic features needed to get started with the service. Today, they updated the app in Store with new features such as fare quotes within the app and more. Previously, to get fare quotes, you were directed to Uber website on Internet Explorer. But, this update brings in the better user experience with in-app fare quotes.Uber Windows Phone app QR

New features: 

?Fare quotes within the app
?Shareable links with trip map and ETA
?The ability to split your fare with friends for a more affordable ride

Download it here from Windows Phone Store for free.

See what the Lumia 830 will look like in different colours

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Yesterday, we reported that some images of the upcoming Nokia Lumia 830 device got leaked online via a Weibo account. Today, more images of the device got leaked via Chinese website Baidu. In addition to the earlier leaked Verizon version, Lumia 830 variants will be coming to T-Mobile and AT&T as well.  These devices are expected to have lots of similarities with minor differences in cameras. Also, the AT&T version of the device will not have wireless charging supported in it.

The Verizon device is rumored to have the following spec:

  • 4.5 inch 720p display
  • 20.1 MP PureView Camera
  • microSD card support
  • Windows Phone 8.1

See the images, which appear to be renders or recoloured, after the break.
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Popular Mobile Game Major Mayhem Now Available For Download In Windows Phone Store

Majpy Mayhem Windows Phone

Popular indie game Major Mayhem is now available for download from Windows Phone Store for free. It includes 48 levels of non-stop action in which you will battle your way past hordes of enemies in three picturesque environments: Tropics, Metropolis and Desert. There are 100 Achievements to earn and collect on over150 Mission objectives (mini achievements). There are 20 different weapons to unleash and heaps of costumes and hats for the Major.

Game Description:Major Mayhem Windows Phone QR

He’s got an itchy trigger finger, some scratchy stubble, and a fondness for shooting dudes in the face. Run and gun your way through gorgeous 3D environments as you embark on a mission to rescue your kidnapped girlfriend from the Forces of Evil. Guns, grenades and an assortment of other tools of destruction are at your disposal, and you’ll need every last one of ‘em. So what are you waiting for, Major Mayhem? The future of the Free World — and your love life — hangs in the balance.

Download it here from Windows Phone Store for free.

 

Microsoft Annoucnes New Home For Beta Trials For Lumia Apps, Nokia Beta Labs Website To Be Discontinued

Lumia Beta Apps User Voice Microsoft

Microsoft today announced that the Nokia Beta Labs site that is now available at http://betalabs.nokia.com will be discontinued on September 5, 2014. Also the content hosted at the Nokia Beta Labs site will no longer be available after the site is discontinued. Microsoft is moving the projects to the new UserVoice website which will start hosting all new beta trials for Lumia apps from now on.

That site will be the new home for beta trials for Lumia apps.  There you will find info about ongoing trials, instructions to install beta apps, and notes about app features and known issues.  And for each beta app there is a feedback forum where you can give feedback about the apps, vote on others’ feedback, and interact with the teams developing the apps.

Trialing beta apps with our most passionate lead users remains a key phase of our product development and helps us to build better products.  By switching to a new site built on the UserVoice service we focus on what’s most important – gathering feedback and interacting with people testing our apps – while at the same time simplify the end-to-end experience of participating in beta trials.

Check out the new website at https://lumiabetaapps.uservoice.com/.

HiSense NANA(E260T+) Windows Phone 8.1 Device Listed On Official Website

HiSense NANA E260T

Last week, Chinese OEM HiSense officially revealed their Windows Phone device named ‘Nana’(model no.E260T). This device will be the first Windows Phone device with CDMA+GSM Dual-Sim support which Microsoft recently added in Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1 update. HiSense is also claiming that this is the first device that will come pre-installed with Huna, the Chinese version of Cortana.

This is a low-end smartphone with modest specs like 5-inch HD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor, 1GB RAM, 8MP rear , 5MP front cameras and 8GB internal memory with support for microSD card. The device will go on sale in the coming weeks for 599 Chinese Yuan (~$100 USD) from all leading Chinese online retailers like JD.com.

Find the listing on the official HiSense website for detailed specs and more info here.