Microsoft today released an update to the Facebook beta app in Windows Phone Store. Version 8.3.04 does not bring any major new features, and is likely the usual bug fixes and performance improvements.
The last major update brought in the following new features.
•Support for additional languages
Download the app here from Windows Phone Store
Leading browser Maxthon has updated its Windows Phone app to version 18.104.22.1680
The new version of Maxthon for Windows Phone has been enhanced with a number of new features including:
- RSS Reader.
- No Image mode.
- The ability to pick your search engine.
- Managing Quick Access supported.
- Added theme system.
- Improved Setting menus.
- Other optimizing.
The free browser, which syncs favourites with your desktop, can be found in the Windows Phone Store here.
Windows Phone does not have a massive market share in Canada, which makes it even more welcome news when we heard Wind Mobile has released an official account management app for their Windows Phone customers.
The WIND My Account app is the quickest and easiest way to manage your account wherever you are. Users simply need to login with their WIND phone number and PIN, and will then be able to:
- Check their account balance
- Make a payment using a credit card, VISA debit, or a top up code
- View billing and payment history
- Setup preauthorized payments
- Add or remove add-ons
- Change their plan
- Change their network settings to enable or disable things like international roaming
- Check current usage, usage history, compare against previous billing periods, and see trends
- Update their account information
The free app can be found in the Windows Phone Store here.
Thanks A. for the tip.
The Plex media streaming app has just received a major discount in the Windows Phone Store.
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).
The app is usually $4.99, but is now available for only $0.99, a whole 80% off.
The app is universal, meaning purchasing it in the Windows Phone Store will also make it available in the Windows 8 Store.
Find it in the Windows Phone store here.
Emanuele from NokiaTeca has revealed some new features of the current private beta of WhatsApp for Windows Phone.
Version 2.11.520 will now label your photos with the sender. It will also allow you specify the location you want to send, handy for when you want to pretend you are at work when you are in the pub. You can now also see how many people are in a group, and archive group sessions.
Lastly the app has an improved picture viewer and features the usual performance improvements.
Hopefully we will not have to wait ages again for the beta release to hit handset.
Foursquare team today confirmed via their official blog that they are working on Swarm app for Windows Phone devices. They even provided screenshots of this upcoming app which you can see above. The app is almost is ready and their team is putting on the finishing touches and will release it for is as soon as possible(in the next few weeks).
Until Swarm is out, you’ll be able to check in on Foursquare for Windows Phone.
O2 has finally brought their My O2 app to Windows Phone, which will help take the mystery out of that last shocking phone bill.
For Pay Monthly customers the app gives access to a full itemised bill including your most expensive, longest and most frequent calls.
The app syncs with your phone book contacts so you can see who you’ve called and texted instead of seeing cryptic numbers, and the app offers fully itemised recent charges to your account since your last bill and up to six months detailed bill history.
The app also offers notifications to let you know when you’re running low on minutes, messages and data, and lets you know your allowances of minutes, messages and data.
Pay and Go customer can see their allowances of minutes, messages and data, tariff details and calling plan costs, Bolt Ons and Top Up using O2’s automated call services.
The My O2 app is unfortunately not available to O2 business and corporate customers.
Download the app for free from the Windows Phone Store here.
OneDrive app for Windows Phone 8.1 devices has just been updated to v4.2 in Windows Phone Store.
The update brings the usual bug fixes and performance improvements, but now also lets users choose where their files get downloaded on their device, and with a new progress bar for uploading and downloading.
The app now also features improvements in choosing contacts when you share files.
The updated app can be found in the Windows Phone Store here.
Swarm is a new app from Foursquare that helps you keep up and meet up with your friends.
The app automatically keeps track of your location, and can automatically upload your rough location to the service, or specific locations manually.
The app is an offshoot from the usual FourSquare app and is currently available on iOS and Android, but not on Windows Phone.
The app is however coming to Windows Phone “very soon”, according to FourSquare’s twitter support.
Microsoft has recently signed a $15 million deal with FourSquare to share their location data for use with Cortana, so even if our readers are not particularly into the app, we will still be benefiting from the more hip smartphone users using it.
Adidas has updated their miCoach app to support the final release of Windows Phone 8.1 with Bluetooth LE/Smart support.
The app, now called miCoach train & run supports the newly announced Lumia 630/635/930 and will now work properly with the Bluetooth® Smart support enabling miCoach Heart Rate Monitor and SPEED_CELL™ to work as a Stride Sensor. Support for the miCoach X_CELL as Heart Rate Monitor is also promised in the future.
The app offers access to hundreds of miCoach training plans and real-time coaching and the latest version of the app also features Music and MixRadio integration, Lumia exclusive voice packages of Johan Blake and Ana Ivanovic and much more.
The app of course still works with WP8, but WP8.1 Developer Preview devices will not have access to the Bluetooth LE sensors until the Cyan update.
Download the free app from the Windows Phone Store here.
Developers BC3 has updated their WP8.1 app Upload to Youtube, to version 2.0.
The app is designed specifically for Windows Phone 8.1, and lets you pick videos not just from your camera roll, but using a file picker from anywhere on your phone (such as the Downloads folder for example).
New in this version is a very significant new feature – the ability to upload video in the background, meaning you can now record a video, start and upload to YouTube and get on with your day.
The app will also accept input via the Share menu, allowing you for example to craft a video in Movie Maker and, in theory, use the Share menu to upload it to YouTube.
The app is free and ad-supported and can be downloaded from the Windows Phone Store here.
Well, we cant say Twitter has forgotten their Windows Phone app anymore.
The company has just released another minor update for their official Twitter client for Windows Phone, which takes the app from 22.214.171.124 to 126.96.36.199.
In the last update the app picked up a number of image-related improvements.
Unfortunately this update does not come with a changelog, but with such a small increment it is likely a bug fix or language addition.
Download it here from Windows Phone Store for free.
We posted earlier on the unofficial Verge app for Windows Phone being pulled due to a trademark issue.
At the time it seemed this would only be a temporary blip, and that after a few changes the app would be returned to the Windows Phone Store.
Now it seems this may have been a tad overoptimistic.
After Anand Prakash, a Microsoft employee and developer of the app, made the required changes to remove the Verge’s trademark and attempted to approve these with the Verge’s layers, he was told that he did not have permission to distribute the Verge’s content, making the app basically useless.
Anand notes that his app is pretty equivalent to an app like Feedly, in short basically a reader for web content, and that the decision did not make much sense.
On the other hand, maybe this is all in preparation for the Verge releasing their own official app … is hell getting a bit chilly yet?
Read the detail of the issue at Anand-prakash.net here.