Saturday, November 21, 2015

Game Troopers releases Equalicious, a fun brain teaser for Windows Phone.

Equalicious is a fun brain teaser brought to you by Game Troopers. The free game is a Windows Phone exclusive for a short time and will run on 512MB devices too.

Equalicious is a game that lets you "train your brain going through multiple levels, arranging the tiles to solve simple equations with basic operations...". You also earn Xbox achievements along the way and as you get better, you can challenge your friends. 

This game has really been designed to be simple and fun, so check it out in Windows store

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Microsoft OneNote for iPhone gets support for Touch 3D.

This is my second post about a Microsoft app receiving a cool update on another mobile platform, namely iOS, the Apple mobile operating system that powers the iPhone and iPad. The Microsoft app getting updated is OneNote, the note taking and to-do app.

The update adds features that cater for both phone and tablet version of iOS, especially the iPad Pro where OneNote will now support Apple Pencil letting you draw and OneNote will take care of converting hand drawn shapes "into crisp, perfectly regular polygons and circles." Better yet, line thickness will be proportional to your stroke speed. The faster you draw, the thinner the line gets. Microsoft also improved the drawing palette.

With the recent release of the iPhone 6S/6+S and their new features, Microsoft was quick to update OneNote to take advantage of one of selling points of the 6S/6+S, the Touch 3D which, basically, allow users access to a contextual menu after a long press on the app icon. With this new feature, users will be able to create new notes and access recent notes by simply doing that long press on the icon without having to open the app first.

Microsoft OneNote for iOS is available free for download in the App Store.

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Vine for Windows Phone updated with double-tap to like and more.

Fans of short videos rejoice, the official Vine app for Windows Phone has been updated today to make your experience more enjoyable. Check out the full change log below:

  • Now you can double-tap to like! Go give it a try:)
  • Find more accounts to follow with a new list of suggested Viners. Tap to Find People icon in the the top left corner to see hand-picked suggestions.
  • Video performance improvements and bug fixes.
Head over to the Windows Phone store to download Vine.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Game Troopers releases new Windows game free: Trucking 3D

Game Troopers has released yet another game for Windows/Windows Phone today, a game that will fulfill one of my oldest dreams which is to drive a huge truck around. 

As a kid, I used to dream about driving big trucks, even determined to making this my career. Of course things did not turn out the way I wanted, but Trucking 3D may help me get there. Game Trooppers' Trucking 3D is a free game “where you will have to maneuver your truck in a lively 3D environment while completing your missions.”

The game was initially developed by Evlppy and ported to Windows and Windows Phone, including 512MB devices. Trucking 3D offers more 60 levels and the following features:
·         6 different trucks and 4 special vehicles (ambulance, fire truck, plane carrier…)
·         18 visual upgrades
·         5+ hours of gameplay
·         Lots of new stuff in upcoming updates
·         You don’t need a driving license to play the game
·         Game available ONLY on Windows

Download Trucking 3D for Windows:
Windows 10 
Windows 8.1 and earlier 
Windows Phone 8.1 and earlier 

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Microsoft Health for iOS gets support for Microsoft Band 2.

With Microsoft putting all their apps on every available platform, I've decided to use this blog to cover Microsoft apps for the iOS platform. I was recently given an iPhone 6 Plus to play with and the first apps I installed on it were, obviously, Microsoft apps. One of them is the Microsoft Health app to sync with my first generation Microsoft Band.

Microsoft has updated the app today, adding support for the Band 2. The fitness band is not yet available, but can be pre-ordered from Microsoft and Best buy. Your iPhone will be ready to work with your shiny new Band if you're after one. The change log does not say much, but the "What's New" section of the Microsoft Health app does invite you to check the new Band, UV monitoring, stairs counting, wake up refreshed and workout customization. 

Get the Microsoft Heath update in the App store. Check out Windows Central for details about the Microsoft Band 2

Friday, October 02, 2015

Game Troopers announces the release soon of new game Super MonkeyStar.

The prolific developers over at Game Troopers announced the upcoming release of a new game for Windows Phone called Super MonkeyStar. The company did not set any release date, just mentioning that the game will be available before the end of the year.

The adventure takes place on Qvimian Prime - This planet is in no way linked to Optimus Prime the Transformer - and you're Ape 013 or Iter who discovers his powers after escaping from his captors. Using them you will fight your enemies with the help of additional power ups and earn points, score, level rates etc. as you progress through the game.

Check out the teaser below:

Visit the Super MonkeyStar web site for more info.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Duolingo now supports Windows 10 Mobile & Desktop; Adds Esperanto and Norwegian.

Learning a new language can be a daunting task, but it does not have to be that way. Enter Duolingo, a free app for Windows Phone and Windows that makes the learning experience fun, rewarding and FUN. This app will definitely win your heart. I used it to learn italian. With Duolingo you can learn Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, Irish, Dutch, Danish and English. The app will remind you if you miss your daily intake of whatever language you're learning. It was not necessary for me as Duolingo is so engaging.

Duolingo has been updated today and is now a Windows 10 universal app. Two new languages have been added and you can now learn Esperanto and Norwegian from English. Head over in the Windows Phone and Windows Store to download Duolingo and start the language of your choice.