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Tonido Personal Cloud app upgraded to WP8.x


In a press release CodeLathe today launched a new Windows Phone app for its Tonido personal cloud product which lets users sync and share files and proves a mobile access solution that enables data access to your desktop anytime and anywhere, from any device.

“As Tonido reaches mainstream – crossing over million users, our users expect our solution to provide the best experience in all major platforms,” said Madhan Kanagavel, CEO of CodeLathe “ With this new Windows Phone app,  we are one of the very few companies that truly support all major mobile platforms. “

The redesigned app uses Windows modern UI to improve user experience and takes advantage of all the powerful features of Windows Phone. The app allows users to remotely access files on computer running Tonido using their Windows Phone. Tonido does more than just provide access, it also streams compatible video and music files from computer to Windows Phones and also brings more features over from the iOS and Android app to Windows Phone.

The app features:

  • Access all remote files
  • Share files with friends and colleagues
  • Download and upload files from phone
  • Automatically organize your photos, music and video collection
  • Create and Manage music playlists for your music
  • Stream video and music

image“We believe in providing a great user experience through a native app that takes advantage of the underlying platform,”   said Anis Abdul, CTO of CodeLathe “Our Windows Phone app is designed ground-up for Windows, using all of its capabilities and modern UI.”

The Tonido server app is available for free download at http://www.tonido.com.

The Tonido Windows Phone app is available for free on the Windows Phone Store.

wordkit flashcards, a fully-featured Quizlet client

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wordkit flashcards is a Quizlet client designed exclusively for Windows Phone 8. Quizlet is the most popular online flashcards service with over 35 million user generated flashcard sets and around 11 million users. wordkit flashcards is designed to bring this incredible learning tool to your Windows Phone. As one of the only fully-featured Quizlet clients on the Windows Phone Store, you no longer have to suffer through inadequate experiences to learn on the go.

  • Sign into your own Quizlet account and browse through your own flashcard sets
  • Edit your own flashcards sets and upload them to your Quizlet account
  • Smart offline caching that allows you to access your sets without an internet connection
  • Create your own flashcard sets right on your phone
  • Search through Quizlet’s extensive library of user-created flashcard sets and download them directly to your phone

Download wordkit flashcards for free with a fully-featured ad-supported trial or support us by purchasing the app for $0.99. Don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected] with your comments, requests, and feedback.

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wordkit flashcards | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)

Baconit 3.0 hitting the Windows Phone Store soon: Update – Available now


Leading Reddit app Baconit is soon to hit version 3.0, with their twitter account announcing the submission of the the updated version to the Windows Phone Store.


The developer has already posted the changelog for 3.0, which includes:

Main Landing

  • Brand new start experience
  • UI tweaking and polishing
  • Many performance improvement

Reddit View

  • Hide all read stories

Flip View

  • Memory improvements!
  • GIF loading times improved
  • Speed and animation perf work.


  • Lock screens new default lock screen subreddit
  • Added Clear cache in settings under general
  • Updated, cleaned up, etc.


  • Fixed https parsing bug
  • Fixed CAPTCHA bug
  • Fixed random reset bug
  • Many random bugs
  • Many random performance improvements

Baconit is a free app which can be found in the Windows Phone Store here. Baconit also offers a paid version for $1.49 called Baconit Early Access which gives all users access to the Baconit beta program.

Callcorder Pro lets you record your phone calls on WP8

Perception Systems has brought their popular iPhone app Callcorder Pro to Windows Phone 8.

Because Windows Phone 8 mutes the microphone for 3rd party apps during calls the system uses a PBX-type server to record both sides of the conversation. Due to this the app is currently US-only, though Perception Systems are hoping to eventually expand to other regions.

To record an incoming call a user simply needs to open the app and press the callcorder button. After that this app will dial the recording line and the user can tap the merge call button once it enabled and the call will be recorded.

For recording outgoing calls, users also have to open the app and have to tap the callcorder button. The application will dial the recording line and users can then tap the ‘add call’ button once it enabled.

Now, the user can call the person they want and finally tap “merge call” and the recording will begin.

Despite using an external server the app is a one-time payment only of $9.99.

The app features:image

  • Record incoming and outgoing calls
  • Record unlimited phone calls
  • Email recordings
  • Upload on skydrive
  • No subscription fee
  • Record incoming and outgoing calls
  • Transfer recordings (mp3) to computer

The $9.99 app unfortunately does not have a free trial, and can be found in the Windows Phone Store here.

Deal Alert: AT&T Nokia Lumia 520 only $49.99 commitment-free


The Nokia Lumia 520 is just getting cheaper and cheaper.  The latest deal is a $20 off offer by Bestbuy.com, who are selling the handset for only $49.99.

The deal includes free shipped, and does not include any contract, but the handset is most likely locked to AT&T, meaning you need to use it on the network for at least 6 months before you can ask AT&T to unlock it.

Visit Bestbuy here to take advantage of the great offer.

A side by side comparison between WP8 and WP8.1

Canje Tech have posted this nice side by side comparison video, showing Windows Phone 8 vs 8.1.

While it only touches on a small part of the massive number of changes between the two operating systems, it is pretty clear that, despite some early hiccups, the new OS is a significant improvement on the earlier version.

What are some of the features our readers have discovered and fell in love with? For me it is certainly having passwords sync between desktop IE11 and IE11 Mobile. Let us know yours below.

Nokia Lumia 925 now only £160 on O2 Refresh


O2 is now offering the Nokia Lumia 925 for only £160 on their new O2 Refresh flexible contracts, which separates the cost of the phone and the contract.

This means if the handset is purchased at “full” price and the contract is cancelled one can walk away with a great deal.

The service is also offering the unmatched  Nokia Lumia 1020 64 GB for only £240 and a variety of other Windows Phones, some at great prices.

See the deals at O2 here.

Microsoft’s Office Remote app updated with new features

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Microsoft’s Office Remote, which allows desk jockeys to control presentations on their desktop from their Windows Phone, has been updated to version

Besides the usual bug fixes and performance improvements, the update brings a number of small but significant new features,

New in version 1.1.30. is the ability, in PowerPoint, to view the current slide and laser point on it without changing phone orientation.  Users will also be able to see a preview of the next slide and Play and pause embedded audio and video files.image

Note the app needs Office 2013 (not RT) and a PC with Bluetooth, and also needs the desktop add-in for Office Remote installed.

The app, which can also control Excel and Word, can be downloaded for free from the Windows Phone Store here.

Via WindowsBlogItalia.com

HeroCraft‘s Race Illegal: High Speed 3D comes to Windows Phone

HeroCraft has brought their racing sim Race Illegal: High Speed 3D to Windows Phone.

The game features 20 tracks to race, 9 cars to choose from and a whole host of customizations for the petrol-head to tinker and claims to offer the true street racing experience.

The game features:image

  • Amazing 3D graphics
  • 130 tracks and 9 cars
  • Car tuning and customization
  • Engaging storyline
  • Compete in online races
  • Authentic street race atmosphere
  • Personal stats and online records table
  • Realistic driving physics.

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

See the game trailer after the break.

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Nimbuzz Windows Phone App Updated with SIP support and more

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Nimbuzz on Windows Phone client has  received  a major update  to version

The update now allows users to  add other SIP accounts to the app, allowing them to make affordable VoIP calls, and make great international long distance savings.


The update also offers:

  • SIP VOIP ACCOUNTS – Connect to any SIP provider and enjoy extremely low cost VOIP calls.
  • Allows you to Record and share Videos with friends.
  • Copy/Forward/Delete functionality for chat messages.
  • Improved File transfer.
  • Quick scrolling in chat window.
  • Bug Fix and Overall performance optimization.

In a statement Nimbuzz said:

“Nimbuzz has always been about connecting people and binding relationships together. Communication extends beyond messaging and calling. Users now want to share their priceless emotions and moments with pictures and videos. Taking a cue from this evolving communication need, Nimbuzz on Windows Phone 8 now allows users to not only transfer images but also shoot videos and share them with others on the platform.”

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

via Trutower.com

Samsung ATIV SE actually already released (unboxing video)

The Samsung ATIV SE is a Verizon exclusive, and was never extremely anticipated, to the degree that its actual release over the last weekend was forgotten by just about everyone.

The handset is however now available, and WPCentral posted the above unboxing video of the device.

The review reveals one interesting feature – the handset has an infra-red remote control for televisions, a first for Windows Phone and something which provides an option for Windows Phone users who were envious of the feature on some Android handsets.

Besides this feature the handset is also pretty high end, with a 5 inch 1080P AMOLED screen, Snapdragon 800 processor, 13 megapixel camera and 2 GB RAM and 16 GB built-in storage with microSD expansion.

If the smartphone, which ships with WP8 and will be upgraded to 8.1 some time in the near future, tickles your fancy, it can be purchased today from Verizon for $199.

Simple Screen Locker provides the solution to your wonky power button

It has recently become the fashion to replace the use of hardware buttons with virtual buttons in an effort to reduce wear and tear on these mechanical parts and enhance the resale value of a handset.

On Windows Phone this is not too easy, as there is no good replacement for the power button.

Sure, on a Nokia handset you can use double tap to wake to wake the phone, but to actually put it to sleep requires either using the hardware power button or waiting for the time-out.

Now Kipware has provided the solution to those who either want to preserve or are already dealing with a broken power button on WP8 and WP8.1.

imageSimple Screen Locker is a simple app which drops a live tile on your screen which, when tapped, will lock your phone.

The app is both free and free of ads, and if you are the frugal type its a must download from the Windows Phone Store here.

Thanks Fabio for the tip.

Windows Phone 8′s Me Tile And Messaging Functionality Has Been Changed In Windows Phone 8.1

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The following was the message from Microsoft when Windows Phone was originally launched,

Social networking is built right into your Windows Phone—no separate apps required. You can post messages to Facebook, Windows Live, LinkedIn, or Twitter, and comment, like, and retweet to your heart’s content. You can also send a quick link from your browser, or check in to share your location with friends.

As the platform evolved into Windows Phone 8.1, there are quite a few changes around Me Tile and Social networking functionality. In Me Tile, you still have an option to update your social network status, but when you tap it, corresponding app will be opened and you should update it over there. Similarly, you can tap the check-in option, but the selected app will be opened to do check-in.

Read more about the changes after the break.

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