SurfCube 3D Browser For Windows Phone Updated To v5 With New Features
Surfcube 3D browser for Windows Phone just got updated to v5 with many new features. The new Windows Phone 8 version takes advantage of Windows Phone 8’s new speech API. It has an interesting new feature called ‘Article Cinema’.
Article Cinema turns articles into a cinema-like experience: images from the article are shown, while the text of the article is read aloud. Article Cinema is basically a new, permanent tab, and can be initiated from the context menu. You can also add multiple articles to Article Cinema, and have them played in a row. For example, I get in the car, tap-and-hold on a dozen or so interesting links on my favorite portals’ home page, select “Play later” – and then the phone reads them to me while I’m driving.
Other features as part of this version,
- Wmv, avi, pdf, files are now played back (most of the time)
- First steps of Readability integration. Readability gives us a “Reader mode”, stripping a web page down to its content, showing only the text and images for an article. You can access Readability in the context menu (tap and hold on a page)
- Cosmetic changes, bug fixes