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Surfy Browser updated with advanced SD Card and Media Library export capabilities


Today Surfy, the popular web browser for Windows Phone 8, rolled out an update that provides support for moving downloaded files to the SD Card on your phone. In addition, version 3.9 now allows you to export any downloaded file to your phone’s Media Library. This is a boon for users as it makes file sharing and moving downloaded files so much easier, and according to Outcoder, the software company behind Surfy, it has been the most requested feature in the app’s history. “We receive emails from users requesting SD Card support every day.” said Daniel Vaughan, one of Surfy’s core team. “We were pleased that Microsoft granted Outcoder restricted capabilities in order to make this happen” Daniel explained.

Surfy version 3.9 includes the following update log:Surfy

  • Export downloaded files to your SD Card
  • Export any downloaded file to your phone’s Media Library
  • Improvements to password and form cache
  • Numerous bug fixes and enhancements

Find the Free Windows Phone 8 app in the Windows Phone Store here.

Find the Paid Windows Phone 8 app in the Windows Phone Store

For more information visit the official website www.surfybrowser.com

Skype And Nokia Treasure Tag Windows Phone Apps Updated With Bug Fixes And Improvements

Skype Windows Phone 8

Skype app for Windows Phone devices got updated to v2.16.0.274 in Windows Phone Store. This is a minor update with general fixes and improvements.

Another app which got updated in Windows Phone Store today is Nokia Treasure Tag. The app got updated to v1.2.2.4 and there is no change log mentioned in the Store.

Download the Skype app here from Windows Phone Store for free. Download the Nokia Treasure Tag in the Windows Phone Store here.

Hobby Lobby Releases Its Official App For Windows Phone Devices

Hobby Lobby stores are a chain of retail arts and crafts stores in the USA and they have released their official app for Windows Phone devices. Read the press release below.

Press Release:

Hobby Lobby today announced it has launched the Hobby Lobby mobile app for The Windows Phone Store. With the new app, Windows Phone users can now access the in-store or online coupon, view the weekly ad, find store locations, stay connected with social media, check gift card balance, and more.

“Hobby Lobby is excited to launch the Hobby Lobby mobile app for The Windows Phone Store,” said John Schumacher, Assistant Vice President of Advertising. “Android and iPhone users have enjoyed having Hobby Lobby with them wherever they go, and we are now thrilled to extend this wonderful feature to Windows Phone users as well. Those who download the app will love having our weekly savings and convenience at their fingertips.”

Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., headquartered in Oklahoma City, OK, began as Greco, a miniature picture frames company in 1970. When David Green moved his business from the family’s garage to a 300 square foot retail space in 1972, Hobby Lobby was founded. Today, Hobby Lobby has nearly 600 stores across the nation that average 55,000 square feet in size. This major Oklahoma City-based private corporation offers more than 70,000 crafting and home decor products in its stores in departments including Crafts, Wearable Art, Home Accents, Frames, Jewelry, Hobby, Papercrafting & Scrapbooking, Fabric, Art Supply, Seasonal, Party Supply, Floral and Needle Art. Store hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. All Hobby Lobby stores are closed on Sunday

Nokia Updates Network+ App With Dual SIM Support, Includes Smart Dual Sim Feature

Nokia Network+ Windows phone

Nokia has updated their Network+ app to v2.1.1.10 in Windows Phone Store. This updated system app brings in support for Dual Sim. Nokia Lumia 630 will be the first Windows Phone device that will take advantage of the Dual Sim support in the system. This Network+ app also includes Smart Dual Sim feature that will allow you to forward calls to the available Sim if the intended Sim is unavailable.image

Changes in network+ 2.1:
- Support for dual SIM
- Smart dual SIM feature

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

HERE Maps And HERE Drive+ Apps Update Brings New Features

HERE Maps 8.1

If you downloaded Windows Phone 8.1 yesterday, you can update your HERE Maps and HERE Drive+ apps from Windows Phone Store. HERE Maps is updated to v3.6.97.8 and HERE Drive is updated to v4.1.5598.0. In HERE Maps, you can now see the map the way you want by tilting and rotating it and it includes some bug fixes and stability improvements as well. In HERE Drive, you can now long tap on the map to set destination.

Nokia detailed the HERE Maps update for WP8.1 devices last week,

  • In select countries you can see buildings in 3D, in addition to realistic 3D landmarks that help you orientate yourself in a city. We also have updated aerial images so that you can zoom in even more and see more details
  • In HERE Maps you can now use two fingers gestures to rotate the map in the direction you prefer and tilt it to activate the 3D mode.

Update the HERE Drive+ here and HERE Maps here from Windows Phone Store for free.

Bollywood Hungama Releases Its Updated App For Windows Phone Devices

Bollywood Hungama Windows Phone

Bollywood Hungama has now released an updated app for Windows Phone devices in Windows Phone Store. Bollywood Hungama originally released their app in Windows Phone Store back in 2011 and it didn’t receive any major update since then. It’s good to see them releasing a new revamped app.

Live Bollywood ? Love Bollywood ? then look no more. BollywoodHungama.com , The worlds most widely read Bollywood daily now presents the tinsel towns most happening and glamorous events, news and more on a app in your phone. Get behind the scenes or visit the most happening parties with all the stars at all the times. Get to know what’s running at the box office and how is faring through the reviews section in the app which brings you the most accurate and trusted reviews of movies. Listen to the latest music launches from the jukebox and what’s more, just follow your favorite stars on their twitter timelines.

Download it here from Windows Phone Store for free.

Red Stripe Deals This Week In Windows Phone Store: Asphalt 7 Heat, Pictures Lab, Dungeon Stalker 2 And More

Red Stripe Deals April 2nd week

Red Stripe Deals for this week is now live in Windows Phone Store. Xbox game Asphalt 7 Heat, indie games Xtreme Joyride, Dungeon Stalker 2, and utility apps Pictures Lab, My Trips and My Movies are now available for discounted prices.

  • Asphalt 7 Heat – $1.99  : Hit the speed of heat in the newest, fastest, most visually stunning edition of the famed Asphalt series.
  • My Trips – $0.99 : The most highly rated and advanced TripIt.com companion app. Now you can take your TripIt.com plans with you on your phone when you travel!
  • Pictures Lab – $0.99 : Pictures Lab is the original with high quality filters, features and great user experience. It’s fast and responsive and you quickly get your job done with just a few moves.
  • Xtreme Joyride – $0.99 : Rev up your engines! Xtreme Joyride puts you in the hot seat! Race against players across the world and step up to the challenge! Boost your ride with Nitro and take speed to a whole new level!
  • My Movies – $2.99 : My Movies allows you to catalog your entire movie collection from our assumable world’s best international database of more than 750,000 DVD, Blu-ray and HD DVD titles.
  • Dungeon Stalker 2 – $0.99 : Get ready to enter a fully 3D real-time world of dungeons, monsters, devious characters and magic places where only the strongest will survive.

Source: Microsoft

Bing Suite Of Apps Updated In Windows Phone Store

Microsoft today updated their Bing suite of apps in Windows Phone Store. This seems to be minor update with bug fixes and performance improvements. The only visual change I could notice was that all these apps have dropped ‘Bing’ branding in their name after the update. For example, instead of ‘Bing News’, its just ‘News’ now.

I’m not a big fan of this little change because I need to search for these app names separately in my App list. Earlier, all these apps were grouped by ‘Bing’ name in the App list and will appear one after another in the list. Find the download links of these apps below.

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Bing News Bing Sports Bing Finance
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Bing Food and Drink Bing Travel Beta Bing Weather

Zomato Windows Phone App Gets A UX Refresh With v5.0 Update

Zomato Windows Phone app

Zomato is a beautifully designed, easy-to-use social restaurant finder app that lets you explore all the dining options in your city. It started with Indian cities and currently available in 41 cities across UK, India, Brazil, UAE, New Zealand, South Africa, Indonesia, Turkey, Portugal, the Philippines, Qatar, and Sri Lanka. Zomato app for WP8 devices just got updated to v5.0 with all new user experience.

What’s New:

Welcome to the most delicious Zomato experience yet (we honestly feel our older versions are rubbish in comparison).

Smart, faster-than-Usain restaurant search. Find what you’re craving quicker than ever, and add your favourite restaurants to SpeedDial, because hunger doesn’t understand the concept of time.

The all-new FoodFeed that’s guaranteed to make you hungry. See reviews, pictures, and recos from folks you choose to follow, and show off your own food journey.

Oscar-winning performance improvements. Okay, we’re kidding, we still have as many Oscars as Leo, but the performance improvements are real and significant. You’ll see.

Download it here from Windows Phone Store for free.

Microsoft Increases Memory Limit For Apps In Windows Phone 8.1

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Windows Phone is always known for performance and it comes as a result of strict memory requirements for apps. Developers have to plan in advance on how to utilize the resources allocated for their apps. In Windows Phone 8, developers had a 150mb memory limit even on a 2GB RAM device for their background tasks. But with WP8.1, Microsoft has increased it to over 300mb. Also, a foreground App can use up to 825mb of memory on a 2GB RAM. Check the above and below images for comparison.
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Anyone can build a simple app, but a complex app requires more thought. Building a serious app on a device with significant memory and CPU constraints can pose some interesting technical challenges. You also have choices about the breadth of markets you want to address with your app. In this session, we’ll look at your choices, and how you can work within the resource constraints to build compelling, resilient apps. We’ll also deep-dive into the platform Resource Manager, examine what’s new in Windows Phone 8.1, and explain the rationale behind the resource management policies.

Watch the session after the break.

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India’s Leading Real Estate Portal CommonFloor.com Releases Official App For WP8 Devices

CommonFloor Windows Phone



You can now use your Windows Phone to do real estate – project & property search this new app in Windows Phone Store. CommonFloor.com, India’s leading real estate portal has released their official app for Windows Phone devices. You can Search, Buy, Rent & Sell Properties in India. You can even view details, contact owners builders, brokers, post property/requirements, shortlist your preferred properties and much more.

Key Features:

  • Search projects/properties on the go
  • Search new properties by requirements
  • Smart filters search option – you can now search based on property type, property owner, area, budget range, multi-location etc.
  • Search property through ‘Augmented Reality’
  • Search properties on the map – one click to view properties near your location
  • Filter your search by Price, BHK, and Locality etc.
  • Sort results – search results can now be sorted by relevance, price or date.
  • Details of projects/property – view price, amenities, plans, maps, pictures and much more
  • Get driving directions – navigate your way to the property of your choice from your current location
  • And More

Download it here from Windows Phone Store for free.

Bing Translator App Updated With Wide Live Tile, More Languages Support And More

Bing Translator Windows Phone

Microsoft Bing team has today released a new update to the Bing Translator app for Windows Phone 8 devices. This new update v2.9 bring new wide live tile support, support for new languages such as Polish, Turkish, etc,. Find the full change log below.

New in 2.9:bingtranslateqr

- Camera translation for Czech, Greek, Hungarian, Polish and Turkish
- Offline translation for Polish and Turkish
- Online translation for Maltese and Welsh
- Wide live tile

Find the updated app in the Windows Phone Store here.

HERE Maps For WP8 Devices Updated With Bug Fixes

HERE Maps 8.1

Nokia today updated their HERE Maps for WP8 devices to v3.5.487.8 in Windows Phone Store. This HERE Maps update only includes bug fixes and stability improvements. However, the upcoming HERE Maps update for WP8.1 devices will include the following,

  • In select countries you can see buildings in 3D, in addition to realistic 3D landmarks that help you orientate yourself in a city. We also have updated aerial images so that you can zoom in even more and see more details
  • In HERE Maps you can now use two fingers gestures to rotate the map in the direction you prefer and tilt it to activate the 3D mode.

Update the current HERE Maps here from Windows Phone Store for free.