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Red Stripe Deals For This Week In Windows Phone Store: PAC-MAN CE DX, Gym Builder Pro And More

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Red Stripe Deals for this week is now live in Windows Phone Store. It includes one Xbox Live game, 2 indie games and 2 utility apps.

Find the Windows Phone Store links and their deal price below.

PAC-MAN CE DX – $2.99:

PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX, which is a best-seller on Xbox LIVE Arcade, now appears on the scene on Windows Phone 7! It is optimized for Windows Phone 7, but its exhilaration and addictiveness are still there!
Mazes are changing continuously!

Pool Plus Friends – $0.99:

Pool Plus Friends is a fun MULTIPLAYER pool game. Challenge online players to a friendly game of pool. Multiple Robots and Challenges allow you to practice your skills against a range of difficulties.

Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek (Full) – $1.49:

Let one of the most thrilling adventures of your life begin!

Imagine waking up after a powerful storm as the sun goes down. You find yourself just outside a small town on the side of the road. A shiver runs down your spine as your body remembers the recent dramatic events that your mind cannot or will not recall…

myBattery – $0.99:

Do you want to see your battery level in the live tile or on the screen saver?
NOW YOU CAN.. with the best app in the category!

Second Chance Premium – $0.99:

32 games of 5 seconds! Test your brain and reflex skills in this frantic game!

Gym Builder Pro – $0.99

Track you weight workouts at the gym with this simple, yet complete app. Designed for and ease of use, the attention to detail in the app is second to none.

Beered! for Windows Phone

Beered! is now available for Windows Phone devices. It gives you access to the biggest beer database on the internet. Using Beered! you easily can find information on 26,000+ beers, 4,500+ breweries and 150+ beer styles. More importantly, you can add your favorite beer to the database, or edit one of the already existent.

Specifically Beered! gives you the ability to :

  • Find information about a beer(abv, organic status, availability, label, glassware served in, untappd ratings )
  • Find information about a brewery(social networks, years active, beers it brews)
  • Discover beer styles and find examples of each one
  • Add a beer to the database
  • Edit an existent beer
  • Generate a random beer
  • Read awesome beer facts
  • Keep track of your favorite beers, as well as the ones you’ve visited before

Beered! comes in both trial and full version.  What are you waiting for? Get beered now!

SophieLens HD Updated With New Christmas 2013 Filter Pack In Windows Phone Store

SophieLensHD Windows Phone

SophieLens HD app just got updated to v2.1.2.659 in Windows Phone Store. This new update brings new Christmas 2013 filter pack which contains 9 different filters and it costs $0.99. SpohieLens HD features a fast live filtered preview to capture your moment in the best possible way. There are different filter packs such as the Vintage, Lomo and more available as in-app purchase. This new update also contains various stability bug fixes.

Download it here from Windows Phone Store for free.

Australian Bank ING Direct Releases Windows Phone App

ING Direct Australia Windows Phone
ING DIRECT bank from Australia has released their official mobile banking app for Windows Phone devices. You can use this app for ING DIRECT accounts including transaction, savings, business, home loans and super.

App Features:

• Choose to check the balances of favourite accounts without logging in

• See full transaction history (up to three years)

• Transfer money to linked accounts

• Pay anyone, including new people, new billers and anyone in your Address Book

• Let others know you’ve paid them via SMS or email

Download it here from Windows Phone Store for free.

Windows Phone Vine App Updated With Drafts Support

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.

Features:

• Unlimited uploads and free
• Instantly post videos on Vine, then share to Twitter and Facebook!
• Find, follow, and interact with people close to youvineqr
• 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.

 

Microsoft Releases New Xbox Music App For Windows Phone 8 Devices

Xbox Music App Windows Phone

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.

App Description:

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.Xbox Music App Windows Phone QR

- 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.

Kirik Settings App In Windows Phone Store Allows Quick Access To Settings Via Volume Controls

Just yesterday, there was a new report confirming Notification Center in the upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 update in 2014. Apart from Notification Kirik SettingsCenter, 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.

via: WPXbox

Thanks to Arun for the heads up!

Instagram Beta App Updated To v0.2 With People Tagging, Photo Maps And Bug Fixes

Instagram for Windows Phone Download
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.Instagram for Windows Phone Download qr

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.

Amtrak Ticketing App Now Available For Windows Phone Devices

Amtrak Windows Phone app

National Railroad Passenger Corporation operated under Amtrak brand has released their official app for Windows Phone devices. Using this app, you can get your train tickets on 30 plus train routes in the USA and Canada.

App Description:

Discover the convenience of traveling with Amtrak on your Windows Phone. With the Amtrak app you can you can get simple and intuitive access to all the travel information you need, whenever you need it.

• Book one-way and roundtrip tickets
• Check train status
• Search for station information
• Show your eTicket while onboard
• Save your ticket to your phone calendar
• And so much more

Download it here from Windows Phone Store for free.

GroupMe Windows Phone Updated To v4.6.4 With Improved Experience And Bug Fixes

I guess the previous meaningful update released for GroupMe app in Windows Phone was in 2012. Finally, GroupMe team which is now part of Skype (Yes, Microsoft owned Skype!) has released an update v4.6.4 in Windows Phone Store which improves experience by adding little features such as the ability to view previously sent messages while offline, etc,. Find the change log below.

Whats New in 4.6.4:

-Copy messages
-Improved message delivery
-View previously sent messages while offline
-See muted group members
-Faster app start up
-Bug fixes

I’m not sure about the strategy behind GroupMe inside Skype. While there are several start-ups fighting it out everyday with new features to capture cross-platform messaging market, Microsoft owned GroupMe is barely making any noise in the messaging world. WhatsApp which was started few years back now has over 300 million active users almost same as Skype! I think Microsoft once again lost its great opportunity in messaging/IM world after MSN Messenger. What do you think?

Download GroupMe app here from Windows Phone Store for free.

Report: Microsoft Planning To Merge Windows Phone And Windows Developer Accounts, It Will Cost $19 Per Year

WPDang today reported that Microsoft is planning to merge Windows Phone and Windows Store developer accounts into single Microsoft Developer account. Also instead of paying developer account charges to Microsoft separately for Windows Phone and Windows Store accounts, you can pay it through single payment. WPDang reported that the Microsoft developer account will cost $19 per year. I think this pricing should attract more indie developers to try Windows platforms.

Even though Microsoft is merging the developer accounts in the near future, merging the actual Windows Phone Store and Windows Store will happen only next year.

Source: WPDang

 

Nokia Talks About The Upcoming Refocus Lens App For PureView Lumia Devices

Nokia Refocus Lumia app

Nokia first revealed this upcoming Refocus Lens app for Pureview Lumia devices at Nokia World. The Refocus lens app captures different images over the entire focus range and allows you to refocus on the subject you want in the photo you captured later on. This allows you to capture a photo without worrying about whether the subject is in focus or not.

Nokia Refocus calculates and creates a depth map on the scene in front of you. When you press the camera shutter key it takes a number of photos, each at a different focus stage and produces a photo with a focus that can be adjusted whenever you feel like it. This not only simplifies how you take a photo, but also gives you endless editing opportunities.

If you notice something in the foreground that you didn’t spot before, focus on it. Plus, if you want the entire shot to be in focus, Nokia Focus can do that with just one click too. This works especially well if you’re trying to take a macro (close-up) photo. While close-up photos look amazing and full of detail, by nature they tend to leave the background out-of-focus. Nokia Refocus can keep the close-up in focus, including the rest of the scene.

The real beauty is that the Nokia Refocus isn’t just about being able to refocus your photos on your own phone, you can even share these photos on Facebook or on the web, and allow others to refocus on the subject they want in the photo. This Nokia Refocus app will be available for the Nokia Lumia 920, Lumia 925, Lumia 928, Lumia 1020, and Lumia 1520 devices in the coming weeks.

Check some amazing photos shot using this app in the link below.

Source: Nokia

Windows Phone App Studio Beta Updated With Fast Resume, FlipView, NFC Support And More

Windows Phone App Studio

Microsoft today updated their Windows Phone App Studio Beta with many new features. App Studio has now got over 160,000 users who have created more than 150,000 projects and built 65,000 apps since its launch. Based on the feedback from the community, they have added few improvements and new features in the App Studio. Few notable improvements includes the support for data caching, NFC, Fast Resume, FlipView, Ad SDK support and more.

  • First, we’ve improved app development workflow by enhancing the code and projects that you create in Windows Phone App Studio Beta. For external data sources, with our new cache implementation, you can access dynamic data or RSS feeds even if the user’s phone is not connected. We’ve optimized Visual Studio projects to remove external references when they are not being used–this significantly reduces project size and complexity.
  • With “Fast Resume” you can set a default language for easy publication in the Windows Phone Store.
  • We’ve added “FlipView” which makes navigating between items in your data source easier.
  • And you can integrate Near Field Communication (NFC) to share your app with other App Studio Beta users.
  • We’ve also made it easier for you to integrate native phone functions into your app using “actions.” Simply create a menu and your users can choose to open Nokia Maps, play music, make phone calls, and use other native apps – all without leaving your app. You can also define these actions in your collection schemas as either dynamic or static, and choose in the bindings whether to display a button on the details page to execute that action.
  • Finally, as we work toward integrating third-party SDKs, we have included calls to the Windows Phone Ad SDK. If you have a pubCenter account and want to add an ad control to your app, all you have to do is open the Visual Studio project, add your pubCenter ID, and then publish your app to the Windows Phone Store to start earning.

Read more from the link below.

Source: Microsoft