Microsoft today updated the Facebook beta app for Windows Phone devices. This new update v184.108.40.206 does not include any new features. But it includes performance improvements and bug fixes. The last major update included the following new features.
•Support for additional languages
•Post detail page
Download the app here from Windows Phone Store
Earlier today, we reported that Microsoft has updated the Cortana digital assistant to support Foursquare local recommendations to users. Microsoft Bing team today confirmed the roll-out to people in the US with phones running Windows Phone 8.1 will have a new way to experience Foursquare recommendations.
Cortana talks on your behalf to the Foursquare service in the cloud and gets the best recommendations for your location and time of day. If your interest is piqued by a particular recommendation, you can click on it and Cortana will open up that location on the Foursquare app where you can explore more about the place. In the event that you do not have the app installed, Cortana will take you to the recommendation in the Foursquare web experience.
Read more about it here.
Facebook Messenger app got updated to v6.0 in Windows Phone Store with some new features. For example, you can now send videos with one tap and even play them within the app. There’s a new recent stickers area where you can find the recently used stickers by you.
Video: Send photos and video instantly with one tap. When people send you videos, play them right in the app.
Stickers: With recent stickers, find your favorite stickers faster.
Plus, other improvements to make the app faster and more reliable
Download it here from Windows Phone Store
Earlier this month, Microsoft released a new video editing app called Video Tuner in Windows Phone Store. Even though the app has got lots of cool features, it was experiencing frequent crashes and poor performance for lots of users. Today, Microsoft updated the app in Windows Phone Store to fix crashed and improve performance. Video Tuner app allows you to edit your video before sharing it! Apply filters, add music, trim, crop, rotate, flip, mirror, change speed, adjust exposure/contrast/saturation/volume – make your videos better.
What’s New in 220.127.116.11:
* Crash fixes
* Performance improvements
Download this free app from Microsoft here.
Following Nokia Lumia 1520, Lumia 925 and few other devices, Microsoft has now started the roll-out of Lumia 1320 devices across the world. Unlocked Lumia 1320 device owners in countries like India, UK, etc, are already receiving this update.
Check your Lumia 1320 device for your update. For other devices, visit here to check your update schedule.
Beats Music, which will soon become a part of Apple, has updated their app to v18.104.22.168 in Windows Phone Store. This new update has support for Verified Badges, Tune Your Taste feature and more.
What’s new in version 1.15?
- Tune Your Taste — Want to switch up your Just For You recommendations? Change your favorite genres and artists with the Tune Your Taste feature in Settings
- Verified Badges — That red check mark means the profile is certified as legit by Beats
- We’ve also fixed lots bugs you’ve reported.
- Want to get in touch with us? Gently tap “Contact Support” and email us. We dare you.
Beats Music subscription service costs $9.99 a month with a free trial up to 7 days.
Find the updated app in the Windows Phone Store here .
Microsoft today updated two of their system apps for Lumia Windows Phone devices. The Display was updated to v22.214.171.124 with the old change log of improved usability and brightness profile for all Lumia devices in the Store. Network+ app was updated to v126.96.36.199 with the same old change log of support for dual SIM and smart dual SIM feature in the Store.
The latest version of the Network app can be downloaded here and Display app here from Windows Phone Store.
Hike Messenger got updated in Windows Phone Store to v188.8.131.52. Last month, we reported about Hike Messenger’s major update for Windows Phone devices with completely revamped the user interface, stickers and more. This update brings some of the most requested features such as the support for Dark theme, increased Group chat members limit and more.
- Black Theme: You asked for it, we brought it back with a twist! More battery friendly and less of a strain on the eyes when your hiking your friends at night
- 100 Person Group Chat: 50 was a bit too small wasn’t it? Now add up to 100 friends in a group!
- Clearing Conversations: We know how much you wanted this so we doubled down on the red bulls to get this in the release! You can now clear one to one conversations.
- New Sticker Category: You will love the new Wicked Jellies category!
- Bug Zapping: We have completed a round of bug zapping to keep things shiny and new!
Download it here from Windows Phone Store for free.
Microsoft today updated their Battery Saver app for Windows Phone 8.1 devices. This is a minor update with a neat new feature. Previously, this app sorted apps by recent usage and you won’t be able to change it. With this new update v1.0.14131.157, you can filter battery usage of apps for three ways.
- Show all apps
- Show apps with usage
- Show apps that can run in the background
Download the app here from Windows Phone Store.
Microsoft Bing team has today released a minor update to the Bing Translator app for Windows Phone 8 devices. This new update v3.0 brings voice translation support for Chinese language. Previous few updates of this app also includes additional languages support. Find info on them below.
New in 3.0:
- Voice translation for Chinese
New in 2.9.1:
- Automatic language detection in Keyboard mode
- Offline translation for Arabic and Persian
New in 2.9:
- 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.
Microsoft has just started pushing out a new update for Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview.
The update brings the build to version 12400, and likely brings fixes for some issues we will see over the next few days with the actual WP8.1 update.
To install it check for updates under Settings.
Popular Pocket client Pouch was updated in Windows Phone Store today. The new v3 of this app has been completely redesigned with better performance, and new features. This new Pouch app comes with clean, simple design and also allows you to cache all the posts in the unread list. And you can also archive, favorite, delete, and tag multiple articles in your list, by entering the multi-edit mode. Or you can archive, favorite, and delete articles one at a time by tapping and holding on an article.
Version 3.0 features:
-New backend with a much cleaner experience (much less bugs than the previous version)
-Greatly improved offline cache
-New app logo
-Pouch can now read articles aloud even if you leave the app
-Swipe left/right to go to previous/next article
-Custom accent color chooser
Download it here from Windows Phone Store for free.