Just few days back we reported about Facebook beta app got updated with bug fixes and improvements. Microsoft today updated the Facebook beta for Windows Phone 8 devices to v18.104.22.168. This update does not include any new features, but it should include some bug fixes and performance improvements. Last update v5.2 brought lots of new features to the beta.
• Faster and more reliable notifications
• Toasts for Facebook chat
• Redesigned primary tile
• Redesigned secondary tiles for chat, events, groups, pages, and photo albums
• Messaging improvements
• Performance improvements
• Support for additional languages
Find the updated app in the Windows Phone Store here.
The official Sky Go app for Windows Phone is now available in Italy.
The app is available free for Sky customers and will stream up to 30 channels to subscribers.
The app works over both WIFI and 3G and includes channels like Football with the Series A, UEFA Champions League, the Europa League and the best of international soccer, the great sport of Sky with all the Formula 1, Tennis, Rugby, Golf, Cycling and much more 24 hours 24 news and insights Sky TG24 the FOX TV series, and FoxLife FoxCrime and entertainment for Sky One, children’s programming from Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Kids Goddess documentaries for the History Channel and National Geographic Channel
The app also allows users to switch languages in supported programming, select different camera angles in UEFA Champions League and Europa League, and set reminders and also supports Parental Ratings.
It also allows users to share the program they are watching on Facebook and Twitter and engage in polls on the news and sports programs.
Lastly the app lets you set programs to record on your Sky HD box.
Nokia has said they are working to bring the app to Windows Phone users in other Sky markets also.
The app can be found in the Windows Phone Store here.
The official Vine app for Windows Phone devices just got updated to v1.1 with few new features. The most important addition in this update is the drafts support. Apart from usual performance improvements and bug fixes, it also has a new filter sensitive content option in the settings. If you notice any other change in this update, let us know.
• Unlimited uploads and free
• Instantly post videos on Vine, then share to Twitter and Facebook!
• Find, follow, and interact with people close to you
• Explore trending posts, featured hashtags and editor’s picks
• Pin search tags to your home screen
• Turn camera flash on and off
• Drafts mode
• Filter sensitive content in settings
• App Localized in 17 languages
• Vine tutorial
• Performance improvements and bug fixes
The updated app can be found in the Windows Phone Store here.
Along with the Xbox Video app, Microsoft also released a new Xbox Music app for Windows Phone 8 devices. The new Xbox Music app allows you to stream Xbox Music content to your Windows Phone device and you can download it for offline playback as well. Xbox team noted that this is a preview version of Xbox Music app and the full version will be released in 2014. And the app is only available in 22 markets where Xbox Music service is currently available.
Want the latest and greatest Xbox Music features on your phone? With the Xbox Music app and your Xbox Music Pass you can explore, stream and download millions of songs on your device. It’s the best way to get all the music you love on your Windows Phone.
- See artist details with pictures, bios, album lists, and related artists
- Manage your personal music collection, shared across all of your devices
- Explore top songs, featured artists, and recommended albums to easily discover new music
- Download songs for offline playback
- Create and manage playlists that automatically sync across your pc, tablet, Xbox, and the web
- Radio instantly creates playlists based on your favorite artists
- Stream ad-free music from a catalog of tens of millions of songs
Download it here from Windows Phone Store for free.
Xbox Video app is finally available to download on your Windows Phone 8 device. You can buy movies, TV shows, etc, and anything you purchase through Xbox Video can be streamed or downloaded to your Windows Phone device.
Xbox Video brings the latest movies and TV shows to your Windows Phone 8 and makes it easy to watch what you love wherever you are. Rent and buy new blockbuster movies and favorite classics, or catch up on last night’s episodes of the hottest TV shows, and watch them on your Windows Phone 8, PC, tablet, Xbox One, Xbox 360, or at XboxVideo.com.
- Get the latest TV shows the day after they air
- Ratings and reviews
- Rent and buy the latest blockbuster movies
- Resume watching from where you left off
- Stream or Download movies and TV
Download it from Windows Phone Store here.
Besides the mainstream headline apps Windows Phone is now also starting to gather the rather niche ones.
The latest to arrive in the store is the popular cross-platform MouseWait app, which is all about making your visit to Disneyland as smooth as possible.
It features wait times, live pics, live videos, breaking news, food reviews, and more from any location. In addition the app features a professionally moderated social Lounge where users can make friends with Disneyland fans from all over the world.
The free app can be found in the Windows Phone Store here.
WhatsApp app for Windows Phone 8 devices got updated today with the ability to send multiple photos at once and also the ability to send pre-recorded videos to others. This update also includes few bug fixes as well.
* Send existing (pre-recorded) videos
* Send multiple pictures
* Bug fixes and speed improvements
Download it here from Windows Phone Store for free.
SpeedChecker is a new and FREE app for measuring your internet speed. If you’re using Windows Phone and Windows 8 I’m sure you’ll love this app which has been designed to work on both platforms.
- one-click speed test of download, upload and ping
- history of all speed tests saved to your device
- visualization of speed test results on the charts
- statistics about average speed
- easy sharing of results via email and social networks
Get FREE from Windows Phone Store: HERE.
In order to provide you more accurate results of your internet connection speed we are adding new servers regurarly and improve our app algorithm on a ongoing basis.
Nokia MixRadio app got updated to v22.214.171.124 today with few UX improvements and bug fixes. It now features improved navigations, improved music downloading, bug fixes and more.
New features in this version:
- Improved navigation of mixes, my music and favourites.
- Enhanced downloading of offline mixes.
- Simplified search behaviour for countries with no gigs information.
- Bug fixes.
Download it here from Windows Phone Store.
Disney’s Neom’s Reef is now available for download from Windows Phone Store. You can build amazing underwater paradise using rare plant seeds, other decorations and more than 50 kinds of fish.
Dive in and join Nemo on his latest adventure. Build a beautiful reef, and make a home for your favorite Finding Nemo characters!
Nemo and his dad, Marlin, set out to build the coolest reef in his class. Help Nemo create a best-in-class underwater retreat, and discover the secrets to building a permanent home for his friends!
? Continue Nemo’s story and adventures beneath the sea!
? Create and personalize your very own underwater paradise.
? Make a home for your favorite characters from Finding Nemo including Dory, Gill, Bloat, Bubbles, and more!
? Find the different combinations of plants and decorations to delight Nemo’s friends and other exotic fish.
? Discover and plant rare seeds to attract extremely rare and mysterious fish.
? Collect over 50 kinds of fish to enhance your world!
? Visit your friends’ reefs, and compare their collection of fish to your own!
Download it here from Windows Phone Store.
Nokia today released a minor update for both HERE Drive and HERE Drive+ apps in Windows Phone Store. This updated app v4.0.5410.0 includes bug fixes and stability improvements alone. Previous HERE Drive apps update included several new features such as real-time traffic, finding parked car using LiveSight and more.
New features in previous update:
-Real-time traffic feature tells you about traffic conditions on your route*
-Turn-by-turn directions list provides route overview
-Traffic-aware ETA gives you precise arrival times
-Traffic feature in all map views gives at-a-glance traffic overview for your area
-Find your parked car easily using maps or LiveSight
Just yesterday, there was a new report confirming Notification Center in the upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 update in 2014. Apart from Notification Center, Windows Phone users also miss the ability to quickly access the settings like Bluetooth On/Off, Wi-Fi On/Off in notification center. There is a new app in Windows Phone Store called Kirik Settings which allows you to quickly access settings like Wifi, cellular data, location, Bluetooth, etc, from anywhere via volume controls.
There are lots of other quick access apps in Windows Phone Store that requires you to pin them to Start screen to make use of it. But this app can be used anywhere from the OS. There is an important limitation when using this app, it stops working if you play music. You have to re-enable it to make it work again!
This app costs $1.99 with free trial that allows you to experience how it will work. Find the app here in Windows Phone Store.
Thanks to Arun for the heads up!
Facebook has updated the Instagram beta app for Windows Phone devices to v0.2. This is a minor update with features such as people tagging, photo maps and lots of bug fixes. It already features 100% free custom designed filters: XPro-II, Earlybird, Rise, Amaro, Hudson, Lo-fi, Sutro, Toaster, Brannan, Inkwell, Walden, Hefe, Nashville, 1977, and others with support for Linear and Radial Tilt-Shift blur effects for extra depth of field.
Find the full change log below:
Instagram Beta V .2 update contains bug and crash fixes, UI improvements, and the following additional features:
- Tag people in photos
- Photo Maps
Download the app here from Windows Phone Store for free.
Hipstamatic Oggl and Oggl Pro devices got updated today to v126.96.36.199. This new update brings the Chinese language support and Sina Wiebo support to the app. The last update of Oggl brought in the long awaited support for low memory 512mb Windows Phone devices. So, the most sold Lumia 520 WP8 device owners can now download and enjoy this app.
New in v188.8.131.52
- Added support for Chinese Language
- Added support for Sina Wiebo
- Bug fixes
Magic Christmas ball is a must have application for Christmas. Are you bored ? Do your child complains about being bored ? This application will help you entertain . Just use your accelerometer and move the ball that is in the screen. Relax with the Christmas sound and if you don’t like it disable it.That simple.Have some fun with your child,family or whatever.
- No ads
- Simple and light
- Fast and fluid UI
Get it from here
Christmas is coming!
Get into the spirit by decorating your Christmas tree using My Christmas Tree app. When you’re happy with your decorations, set it as your lock screen background, pin it to the start screen as a beautiful live tile or share it with your friends!
- choose one of four gorgeous backgrounds or a picture from your picture gallery or take a photo with the camera
- 8 trees that you can move and re-size
- more than 25 different decorations
- set as lock screen background
- pin as a live tile
- save to picture gallery
- share on social networks or send via email
The price is $1.29 and a free trial is available.