Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Facebook Messenger app for Windows Phone gets video sharing.

Facebook Messenger today received another update. Up until now, it was only possible to take and share photos within the app. This changes now with the added support of in-app video sharing. After installing the update, simply tap the camera icon, then hold to start recording a video. A tap will take a picture. And there's more as received videos are now playable within Facebook Messenger.

The update also contains a feature that lets users find stickers easily with recent stickers and finally, the usual improvements to make the app faster and more reliable.

Facebook Messenger is a free app in the Windows Phone Store.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Fresh Paint updated with front-facing camera support and more.

Our beloved smartphones help us be more productive on the go; play funny and complex games on the go; Smartphones also let us develop and express our creativity using powerful and yet simple apps whenever an idea germinates no matter our location. Fresh paint is one of these apps that let us unleash our creativity.

Fresh Paint is an app developed by Microsoft and one of its main features is the ability to turn photos into beautiful paintings. Those with artistic genes will find in Fresh Paint a fun and easy way to lay out their creations using their Windows Phone. Today's update brings some new features that should inspire amateurs:

  • New Pencil
  • "Inspire me" feature helps you to search Bing for images to incorporate into your masterpiece.
  • OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) improvements enable you to start painting on your phone and pick up where you left off on your PC.
  • Front-facing camera support.
  • Improved camera lenses.
  • Big fixes.
Download fresh Paint free in the Windows Phone store.

Disney's Maleficent Free Fall gets 40 new levels and two game modes.

Disney today has updated its Maleficent Free Fall game for Windows Phone. This is an update that I'll stay quiet about until Saturday, else my daughters will take possession of my Lumia 920. When this happens, I'll only get it back after the battery has drained completely; Sometimes I do not see my phone for days. This is to say how my kids love Disney's games.

Maleficent Free Fall has been updated with 40 new levels and two new gameplay modes. Here's the full changelog:

  • Now play through 145 puzzles
  • All-new "Wallerbog Mud Fight" Gameplay - Take on this tiny creature in a fun mud fight at the moors.
  • "Two Hearts Together" Game mode - Bring Aurora and Prince Phillip's hearts together to create a love match.
Maleficent Free Fall is a universal game and is availble free in the Windows Phone store.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Official Twitter app for Windows Phone gets big update.

The Official Twitter app for Windows Phone has been quite silent for some time. So it's with great pleasure that I acknowledge receipt of this big update from the popular micro-blogging platform. Those new features seems to bring the Windows Phone version on par with competing platforms and should silence those vociferous critic that Windows Phone is a platform that no developers care about as both Twitter and Facebook have beta version of their apps that are continuously getting new features before being ported to the official app. And numerous of these features are results of beta testers feedbacks. The "What's new" in this update is quite self explanatory, so I'll just publish the change log as is:
  • Tag your friends in a photo to start a conversation.
  • Capture the moment by uploading multiple photos to a single tweet.
  • Tweets with Twitter photos, Vine videos and other select content now show a preview in your home timeline.
  • You can reply, retweet, favorite or follow someone straight from a Tweet in your home timeline.
  • Share photos through Direct Messages.
Happy download and enjoy this new version of Twitter for Windows Phone.