The official Windows Phone 7.5 and 8 Facebook beta app has been updated to version 220.127.116.11.
In addition to the usual big fixes, the app now supports a number of additional languages, including Polish.
The list now includes:
Arabic, German, English, English (United States), Spanish, Spanish(México, Suomi, French, Magyar, Bahasa, Indonesia, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Turkish, Vietnamese and more.
Shazam for Windows Phone 7 has been available for a while, and the music recognition company has just released a new version for Windows Phone 8.
It seems however there may have been a bug in the last version for Windows Phone 7 or possibly some backend change, as the company has just released a new version for Windows Phone 7, and the changelog for version 2.3.4 only says:
We recommend that you install this update as soon as possible so that your history is saved tags in future versions
Ubisoft has brought one of their Raving Rabbids games to Windows Phone 7.5.
In Rabbids Go Phone you get to play tamagotchi-style with rabbits trapped in your phone, teasing them, tickling them and playing tricks on them, and then capturing their reactions in pictures which can be shared via Facebook or email.
The game features:
TEASE YOUR RABBID… Tickle, toss or shake your captive Rabbid and play tricks on him thanks to new interactive objects like the toilet brush or the goldfish…oops…piranha! Try to find as fast as possible all the madcap interactions available in the game.
STRIKE A POSE WITH YOUR RABBID! Immortalize unique moments with your Rabbid. Upload a photo or take one and use the photo tool to create crazy pictures with the Rabbids. Share your unique creations with your friends by email or Facebook and spread the Rabbids attitude!
KEEP YOUR FINGER ON THE PULSE OF THE NET’S CRAZIEST COMMUNITY! Stay connected with the Rabbids Community thanks to the facebook newsfeed, get access and check out the latest Rabbids Youtube videos directly on your device.
RABBIDIZE YOUR PHONE! Unlock tons of new wacky playthings: exclusive wallpapers, delirious videos, images (..) and give a new style to your Rabbid’s playground thanks to new thematic backgrounds.
MORE SURPRISES FOR THE RABBIDS ADDICTS Want more? Buy additional thematic content including exclusive costumes to pimp your Rabbid, gags, wallpapers and an extended version of the photo tool.
The Samsung Omnia M and W was quite a seller in India and Russia, and it seems either Samsung found a few more under the couch it forgot to sell earlier, or the factory had one more run in it.
The Windows Phone 7.5 handset is appropriately priced at INR 9999 ($178), though I suspect with the Nokia Lumia 520 being priced at around the same price it could do with being a bit cheaper, but maybe the Samsung brand name will make up the difference.
You wait all day for the bus and then 3 arrive at the same time.
There used to be no way for Windows Phone users to upload pictures to the Instagram photo sharing social network, and now there are at least 3 options.
The latest is Winstagram, a client for both Windows Phone 7 and 8, which does only one thing – upload pictures to the network.
It does not do anything else, but in the app’s description they promise a full client is on its way.
The app is a steep $1.99 without a free trial or any reviews yet, so purchase with caution, but out tipster reports the app worked perfectly well and he has several pictures uploaded from his Windows Phone to his Instagram profile.
Here is some turn around for the new Windows Phone 8 Facebook app.
The Tango video calling app for Windows Phone 7 has been updated. The app provides free calls between Windows Phone, Android and iOS phones and tablets, and PCs, and also free international calls to other Tango members.
The app, as of yet, is not available for Windows Phone 8 owners.
On their Conversations Blog Nokia announced that Windows Phone 7.5 and 7.8 Nokia Lumia handsets will now be able to download and use Nokia’s latest camera software innovations.
Nokia Lumia 900, 800, 710, 610 and 510 owners will be able to download Nokia Cinemagraph and Nokia Camera Extras.
Cinemagraph allows users to create animated Gifs using their camera, and is now available for Nokia Lumia 900, 800, and 710 smartphones, and will be arriving for the Nokia Lumia 610 and 510 in the coming weeks.
Camera Extras app offers Smart Shoot, Panorama, Action Shot and a self-timer, and in the updated version uses burst mode to take a sequence of photos so you can choose your favourite shot and then remove unwanted moving objects.
The apps can be found by in the Nokia Collection or using the QR codes below:
Windows Phone 8 was meant to be 100% compatible with Windows Phone 7.5 apps, but many users are discovering that apps they have paid good money for on Windows Phone 7.5 are not available on Windows Phone 8, including a number of Xbox Live games.
Valradius writes that two of his purchased games, Doodle Jump and Orbital, refuse to install on his Nokia Lumia 920 after upgrading from his Samsung Omnia 7, with the error “App not available.”
Given that there are only a hundred odd Xbox Live games, and that they are often on the expensive side, a company of Microsoft’s size and resources should really have done more to make sure either their flagship games work, or that those who upgrade are refunded for their losses.
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