Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Tumblr for Windows Phone now supports 11 languages.

Tumblr, the popular micro-blogging service which was recently launched on Windows Phone, today got an update that adds 11 additional languages to the app. Chances are your main language is now supported. If the Windows Store tile is not showing any update yet, use this download link to force it onto your phone.

Tumblr supports Windows Phone 8 only.

Source: Tumblr

Monday, May 27, 2013

Deal: Bubble Trouble free for a week.

What about starting the week with a good deal. Bubble Trouble is a fun and challenging game that is currently free for the next 7 days. The classic game initially cost $0.99, which is cheap for a simple game where your task is to shoot three similar matching color bubbles. It's as simple as that as long as you keep the bubbles from the taking up the entire screen. 

Bubble Trouble has more than 20 levels with 6 difficulty levels and endless mode. The game can also be configured to randomly generate arcade mode.

Bubble Trouble is currently free. But the deal will end in 7 days. Get your copy from the Windows Phone Store.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Use your Windows Phone to remote access your PC with Splashtop 2.

Now with storage in the cloud being so common and free, it was difficult for me to come with a situation where Splashtop 2 would be useful. Splashtop 2 is an app that lets you remotely access a computer to retrieve files you forgot on it using your Windows Phone. The app itself is free for a limited time on the Windows Phone Store. But in order to access your computer, Splashtop Streamer is needed on the computer. The latter is a free software that can be downloaded on Splashtop website. So far so good. But...

...There is always a but. Splashtop 2 is free when you use it to access your computer on the same local network. You are on the couch watching TV and want to remotely access your computer using your Wi-Fi network? No problem. Now, it's another story if you are on the go and forgot a document on your computer and use Splashtop 2 to retrieve it via the internet. This option, while a lifesaver in this case, is not free and requires a monthly subscription costs of $1.99. Of course, your computer must on and accessible. 

So what do you think? Is Splashtop 2 really worth it?

Monday, May 20, 2013

Microsoft releases Live Video Player app for tomorrow's Xbox Live broadcast.

Tomorrow Microsoft will unveil the new generation of Xbox. You can use your Windows Phone 8X by HTC to watch the live broadcast with Live Video Player app released by Microsoft today. The app is free of course.

Lumia exclusive Ringtone Maker now supports WMA, M4A, M4R and AAC.

Ringtone Maker is a Nokia Lumia exclusive app that lets you create ringtones on the device. The process is quite simple and requires selecting your favorite song. The editing tools are there so you can crop the songs to your liking. The update published today by Nokia adds support for WMA, M4A, M4R and AAC along with MP3.

Ringtone Maker is a Windows Phone 8 app for Nokia Lumia devices only and can be downloaded free in the Windows Phone Store.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Nokia updates #2InstaWithLove again with new PureView filter.

Another filter, PureView, has been unlocked in the #2InstaWithLove app by Nokia today. The filter looks like just a black and White or gray filter to my not-even-amateur eyes. PureView brings the total of filters to 6. Note that you won't find an update per se in the Windows Phone Store on your phone. Instead, launch the app and the notification will inform you of the addition of another filter. If you haven't got it yet, I'm adding the download link to #2InstaWithLove below.

Download: Windows Phone Store

Press Release: Nokia introduces Nokia Lumia 925

New interpretation of world's most innovative smartphone captures the best low light images
London, UK - Nokia today introduced the Nokia Lumia 925, a new interpretation of its award-winning flagship, the Nokia Lumia 920. TheNokia Lumia 925 introduces a metal design and showcases the latest PureView camera innovation, new features and third party applications coming to the Nokia Lumia range.
Nokia Lumia 925The Nokia Lumia 925 includes the most advanced lens technology and next 
generation imaging software to capture clearer, sharper pictures and video, including the best low light images. The Nokia Lumia 925 also introduces the new Nokia Smart Camera mode, coming as an update to all Lumia Windows Phone 8 smartphones. Nokia Smart Camera offers an easy way to capture ten images at once and edit the pictures with options like Best Shot, Action Shot, and Motion Focus for creating the perfect high quality image.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

YouTube app for Windows Phone 8 gets major update; WP7 update in the works.

Finally Windows Phone 8 gets a decent YouTube client, courtesy of Microsoft of course. Until now, I was using MetroTube as my YouTube client; the only viable option for the Windows Phone platform. 
The redesigned app gets all the goodies Windows Phone 8 has to offer in terms of 3-tiles support. The app can be added to the Kids Corner without risk of the kids watching non-appropriate videos thanks to the YouTube Safety Mode settings.
The Youtube app for Windows Phone 8 is currently available in the Store for free. Owners of Windows Phone 7 will not be left behind as an update is in the works and will be made available soon.

Key Features: 

• Pin any video, playlist, channel, and  search queries to Live Tiles
• Manage your YouTube profile with your unique My YouTube page
• Manage your playlists, uploads, and video lists
• Find channels, videos, and playlists with the quick access search bar 
• Share videos to your social networks, e-mail, and text messages
• Let your kids watch safe videos in Kid’s Corner and keep their own profile

Source: Windows Phone Blog

Download: Windows Phone Store

Monday, May 06, 2013

Chronos Calendar updated with support for Google Calendar sync.

Chronos Calendar is a calendar app that I use as a replacement to the default Calendar app by Microsoft. And two reasons why it's my preferred calendar: 1) Chronos Calendar by default has a split view which lets you see the daily and monthly view on one screen and 2), the wide tile shows more than one current and upcoming events. Chronos is more than just an alternative, it IS the best calendar app $1.99 can get. It works very well with Windows Phone default calendar and Microsoft account.

The app has now better to support Google Calendar. The change log has more:

  • Google Calendar Sync
  • Italian language support
  • German language support
  • Welcome cultures South Africa, Argentina, Romania, New Zealand, Mexico, Venezuela
  • Private/Public added in event for editing
  • Lock symbol in tile and in event when private
  • Alarm bell symbol when reminder enabled in tile and in event
  • Switch for showing private/ reminder symbols
  • Selector in general options for default reminder time
  • Now it remembers all offline changes create/update/delete and sends them on next sync

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Emoji Plus for Windows Phone is free for a limited time.

I'm not a fan of Emojis, hardly even using smileys. But Emojis are quite popular out there. Fans can now download Emoji Plus on the Windows Phone Store for free. The app which usually cost $1.29 is free for a limited time. Actually, the deal is set to expire in about a day. So do not wait anymore and hit the download link to get your free copy. Enjoy!


Thursday, May 02, 2013

Angry Birds free until May 15.

Just a quick note about Angry Birds for Windows Phone is currently free for a limited time. You have until May 15 to download and enjoy 300 levels of flinging birds to destroy greedy pigs. After that the game will cost $0.99.

Download your free copy on the Windows Phone Store.

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

#2InstaWithLove gets two more filters: Lumia & Nightshot.

                                Nightshot                                        Lumia

I'm telling you, at this trend, #2InstaWithLove will soon become an "Instagram" of its own. Nokia has added two more filters: Lumia and Nightshot, bringing the numbers of filters to four. #2InstaWithLove is very simple to use and sharing to social networks is just a tap away. With Windows Phone sales on the rise, #2InstaWithLove could prove to be a wise investment. Check out the two samples above. To update #2InstaWithLove, simply launch the app.