Friday, June 27, 2014

Adobe Photoshop Express for Windows Phone released.

The Windows Phone store has plenty of photo editing app, but in the mobile world, that does not seem to count so long as you do not have an official big name in the lot. I'm not sure Adobe Photoshop Express is the best photo editing software for mobile devices out there, but it's another big name that makes its way to the Windows Phone Store.

Adobe Photoshop Express is now available free in the Windows Phone Store with the following features:
  • Basics: Crop, Straighten, Rotate, and flip your photos. Remove red eye.
  • Auto-fix: One-touch adjustment for brightness, Exposure and shadows.
  • Color: Slider controls for Exposure, Contrast, Clarity, Vibrance and more.
  • One-touch filters "Looks": Choose from over 20 eye-catching effects!
  • Get creative by adding the Looks Pack and Noise Reduction Pack.
  • Share easily to social sites like Instagram and Facebook, and via SMS text.
Download: Windows Phone Store.

Skype for Windows Phone 8.1 gets Cortana integration.

Skype today has announced an update that will please Windows Phone 8.1 developers and users alike. The said update, that brings Skype for Windows Phone to version 2.19, includes Cortana integration. Thus, users will be able to start a Skype call by asking Cortana something like: "Skype get Linley Meslier on the screen." This new feature will be available in the U.S. or devices that have Cortana working. So it should work even if you're outside the U.S. on devices running the 8.1 preview.

The update includes some other exciting features as well such the addition of more language support bring the number from 19 to 51; fast app resume to bring the app in the foreground faster; improved notifications. The other interesting new feature is the ability to edit the last message user sent. Not sure how's that useful, but according to a Skype blog post, it is a user requested feature. So there you have it.

The update is already available on the Windows Phone Store here

Source: Skype blog

Sunday, June 22, 2014

6tag (Instagram) and 6snap (Snapchat) for Windows Phone updated.

The two excellent unofficial Instagram (6tag) and Snapchat (6snap) clients for Windows Phone have been updated today. Developed by Windows Phone star developer, Rudy Huyn, 6tag and 6snap include features that are not even available on official clients on competing platforms. Windows Phone does have an official Instagram client currently in beta.

In the update published yesterday, 6tag has been bumped to version 3.3.1 which now lets users check followers requests on a new page. An issue with user search has also been fixed. Finally the last improvement brings better support for Russian language.

6snap is the unofficial client for Windows Phone. In today's update the developer added better conversation management. Users are now able to either delete a specific conversation or all of them.

Both updates are live in the store. Use the links below to download the apps or update them:


Thursday, June 12, 2014

eBay update brings localized prices, fewer redirects to website and faster shopping.

In an update published today, eBay has added some features that will make online shopping for its users faster thanks to fewer redirects to its website. This is made possible with Native GSP Support. Items flagged as GSP, which stands for Global Shipping Program, are now purchasable from within the app.

Another interesting addition is the localization of prices for items that are in the users feed; very useful when comparing prices and does not require doing conversion any more.

Other features include:

- Customer support contact information for US and Canada has been updated.
- New users are now taken to the full registration page.
- Various localization changes & corrections.
- Other bug fixes.

Download source: Windows Phone Store

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Endomondo Sports Tracker gets Bluetooth 4.0 support and more.

Do you use your Windows Phone to monitor your fitness? If the answer is yes, you probably have Endomondo in your application list. If, on the other end, the answer is no, then either you do not exercise at all or you do but you don't keep track of the burned calories, the distances, speed and distance for any outdoor sports you practice regularly or even your indoor workouts. If you fall in the first group of those who do not exercise, you better get started for some obvious reasons. One of the tools you will need to make sure you're doing it right is Endomondo Sports Tracker, a free personal trainer for Windows Phone.

Endomondo Sports Tracker got a major update today and the most noteworthy is the added support for Bluetooth 4.0. The latter will not work on Lumia devices running Windows Phone 8.1 preview until Nokia releases its Cyan update. Until then, check out the new features in Endomondo Sports Tracker version
● Bluetooth heart rate belts support● Updated calorie calculation● Set your weight, height, age and gender in settings● Enhanced newsfeed (like, comment, send peptalks, view photos, mini map, open friends workout)● Set title and attach photos to your workout● Fixed autopause bug that would crash application after workout was stopped● Fixed manual workout sport selection bug● Other small fixes and improvements

Monday, June 02, 2014

Metrotube updated with search suggestions.

Metrotube is the best YouTube client your money can buy on the Windows Phone store. I dare say that in the event of Google coming forward with a client of its own, I shall stick to what has been the best YouTube experience for Windows Phone. That might seem nonsensical, but not so much considering Google's ludicrous attitude towards Microsoft and Windows Phone.

Metrotube has been updated today to version 4.1.3 with the following features:
- Search suggestions
- Age restricted videos are playable to users over 18.

Download source: Windows Phone Store