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WP8.1 Xbox Games hub gets another update, fixes some issues

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Microsoft has pushed out another update for the Windows Phone 8.1 Xbox Game Hub, this time to version 2.0.1404.16001. image

As usual no changelog is provided, but users report the update fixes  the issue where the hub was unable to display installed games.

Find the Games app in the Windows Phone Store here.

Via Techrum.vn

Meet the improved gMaps 3.0!

Hey!

No panic! gMaps is in the store and it was there all the time. The only issue we’ve faced with is the Search didn’t want to find our app. But now it is searchable again! So, please find and download if you have no gMaps app in your collection for now.

And this is not the only good news for you today.

We’ve made a really great work for such a little time and now you can find gMaps v3.0 in the Store! And, as you could already guess, this version is not without improvements.

Interesting? So, let me show you…

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Not only Search in the Store is improved, but gMaps Search feature has also got its update. Now it even looks different. The new Search is performed on a separate screen, where you can see a list of proposed locations by first entering letters and you just have to tap on the suitable place in the list and it would be shown on the map immediately. By the way, the history of all your searches are saved too and shown to you with the next opening the Search screen.

routeOne more interesting and really useful feature for you is Building a Route.

This feature now is also in separate screen, where you can write manual places you wanted to start/finish with. When points will be entered the list of available variants of routes will appear. There you can also choose the travel mode. By the way, some routes by bicycle and on foot will be shown with warning and it will mean that some routes could be missing or changed because it is really difficult to track all changes of small routes. And you just have to tap on the suitable variant from the list and the route will be built on the map. And don’t worry, all of variants that you’ve seen in the list now is available for you in the top of the screen. You just need to swipe there and the route will be changed immediately. But if you don’t want any of routes appear on the map you can just tap the Back button and the screen will be closed without building anything on the map.

directions-optionNow you can not only build a route from A to B, you can put as much as 7 points. You can also set restrictions there and all available roads will be shown on the Directions screen, you just have to tap on the most suitable variant for you and the route will be displayed on the map.

There is also a quick way to access directions dialog from search dialog if you mistakenly pressed wrong button. Just follow blue/white “directions icon” and it will lead you to the directions dialog.

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Another helpful feature is activation of third-partyapplications. This feature allows you to open some app you like for its drive mode, or which you’ve always used in the car. To activate drive mode feature you just have to build a route at first and then tap on the Car icon in the right upper corner or tap on the arrow which is show your current position. For this moment this feature is available only on the Pro version of gMaps 3.0, but soon it will be in the free version too.

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Step by step installation of WP 8.1

In the video above, we show you how to install the Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview on your device. Note that the the preview might void your warranty.

  1. Become a “developer”
    • Make a real developer account for $20/year at the Dev Center
    • Or get a free account through the App Studio (RECOMMENDED)
  2. Install the Preview for Developers app
  3. Launch the Preview for Developers app, check the box, click “done”
  4. Go to settings -> phone updates, and check for updates
  5. Install the 8.0.x update, preparing you for 8.1
  6. Then, check for updates again, and install the 8.1 update
  7. Enjoy!

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

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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.

HERE Maps For WP8 Devices Updated With Bug Fixes

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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.

Upcoming Nokia Software Update For Windows Phone Devices Is Called Lumia Cyan

Nokia Cyan UpdateNokia today confirmed that that Windows Phone 8.1 update will be coming for all Lumia Windows Phone 8 smartphones as an over-the-air update starting this summer.

Windows Phone 8.1 introduces a wealth of new features, including more at-a-glance content with LiveTiles, faster ways to connect and type with the Word Flow keyboard, one easy swipe to important notifications with Action Center and (starting in the US) a personal and pro-active voice assistant called Cortana.

Along with the OS update, Nokia is also preparing its own update which is named Nokia Cyan. It will combine Windows Phone 8.1 and brand-new Lumia features into one update package. This includes enhancements to the camera roll and Creative Studio, as well as a new and improved Nokia Storyteller app, for sharing stories as a video slideshow on social networks.

Source: Nokia

With Windows Phone 8.1, You Can Now Project Your Phone Screen Onto A PC, TV Or A Projector

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If you ever wanted to project your Windows Phone screen onto a PC, TV set or projector, it was impossible outside Microsoft. Microsoft didn’t officially support this feature. But with Windows Phone 8.1, Microsoft has added support for this feature.

You connect your Windows Phone to a compatible PC using a USB cable and you can run an application on the PC to show the phone screen. Some of the forthcoming new phones will also support wireless Miracast display to compatible TVs and other devices.

Are you excited about this little new feature?

Adobe Reader For Windows Phone Devices Receives Minor Update

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Adobe has updated their Reader mobile app for Windows Phone 8 devices to v10.4.1.0. This is a bug fix release to the previous major update which included several new features including OneDrive integration, support for Adobe Document Services to convert and export PDF files and more. Find the full change log of previous major release below.

Export PDF files to Word or Excel using the Adobe ExportPDF online service
• Convert PDF files to DOC, DOCX, XLSX or RTF formats for easy editing
• Purchase and use ExportPDF from within Adobe Reader

Create PDF files using Adobe PDF Pack online services
• Create PDF files from Word or Excel or Powerpoint
• Convert images to PDF for easy sharing
• Purchase and use PDF Pack from within Adobe Reader

OneDrive Integration
• Access files on OneDrive from Adobe Reader

Download it here from Windows Phone Store for free.

Viber For WP8 Updated With Viber Out Support, Video Attachments And More

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Viber today updated their Windows Phone app to v4.1 with set of new features. The signifant change is the added support for Viber Out, which lets you call mobile numbers out of Viber network for less charges. You can check your balance Viber Out credits within the app as well. Also, you can now send video messages, multiple photos at the same time as well.

What’s new in version 4.1:

  • Viber Out: call non-Viber mobile and landline numbers at low rates
  • Send video messages
  • Send multiple photos at the same time
  • Hands-free Bluetooth support: seamlessly transfer calls to Bluetooth

Download the update here from Windows Phone Store for free.

Upcoming Xbox Video App Update Will Allow Resuming Playback Where You Left Off On Another Device

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Microsoft today announced an update for Xbox One which will allow users to rent (or buy) a movie on Xbox Video, begin watching on one screen, then pick-up right where you left off on another.

This was idea was part of Microsoft’s 3 screens and cloud strategy which was announced several years back and it took Microsoft so much time to implement it. Xbox Video now makes it easier than ever to watch whatever you like on Xbox One, Xbox 360, Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, or even online at XboxVideo.com. However, with the current Xbox Video app for WP8 devices, this feature won’t work. Microsoft revealed that this feature of playback where you left off on another device is coming soon to Windows Phone 8 devise soon via an update to Xbox Video app.

You can download the current Xbox Video app for Windows Phone devices here.

Foursquare And Line Apps Updated In Windows Phone Store

Two high profile apps got updated in Windows Phone Store.

Foursquare:

Foursqaure app in Windows Phone Store just got updated to v3.1.4.6. We believe this fixes the notification issue many users experienced in the past.

Find the app in the Windows Phone Store here.

Line:

Line messaging app got updated to v3.3.2 with few improvements.

[Update - Ver. 3.3.2]
Russian is now supported
Bug fixes and performance improvements

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

Nokia Updates Extras+info And Nokia Care Apps For Lumia WP8 Devices

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Nokia yesterday released updates for two of its app in Windows Phone Store for Lumia Windows Phone devices. extras+info app got updated to v3.7.1.16 and Nokia Care app got updated to v3.1.0.4. There were no change log mentioned in the listings of these apps, we guess its just a general fixes and improvements update.

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extras+info is an easy way to ensure you always have the latest features, app updates and current settings. The latest version of this helpful app provides ‘under the hood’ improvements to fine-tune your Nokia Lumia experience. Download it here from Windows Phone Store.

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Nokia Care helps you make the most of your Nokia Lumia. Discover how to use Nokia Lumia’s many exciting features with tips & tricks, frequently asked questions and videos. There’s also a handy offline user guide, and if you need further assistance there’s information on how to contact Nokia directly.
Download it here from Windows Phone Store.

Upcoming Redesigned Endomondo Sports Tracker App For Windows Phone Devices Revealed

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Last week, we reported that Endomondo Sports Tracker app is looking for beta testers for the upcoming update on Windows Phone platform. It’s been nearly a year since Endomondo last updated their app in Windows Phone Store, and there are lots of poor reviews for the app in Store due to poor performance of the app.

In the upcoming update, Endomondo has completely redesigned the app with Live Tiles like arrangement with the app for different sections, redesigned timing page and more. Check out the screenshot above. Endomondo app will allow you to track any outdoor sport including duration, distance, speed and calories, enter a workout manually, e.g., a treadmill run or weight training, get audio feedback for every mile or km while exercising  and more.

If you are an Endomondo user on Windows Phone you can apply for the beta at [email protected]