Friday, March 27, 2015

gPlus, an excellent Google+ client for Windows Phone receives minor update.

Google attempt at building its own social network to rival Facebook has so far not been met with success and that no matter what Google fanboys want you to believe. Facebook remains the undisputed leader in social networking. However, if like me, you still hang out on Google+ and would like to do so on a Windows Phone, there's the excellent gPlus app, a third party client that brings Google's network to your Windows Phone with a modern UI - it is not a web wrapper. 

With gPlus, you will be able to create and edit your post and comments, upload your photos, join communities and circles. All that from your Windows Phone.

gPlus was updated today with some bug fixes and can be downloaded/puchased in the Windows Phone store at the price of $0.99.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Pushpin gets instant notification fixed, Channel support coming soon.

Pushpin, the official Pushbullet client for Windows Phone, picked up an update today that improves the push notification which is now directly handled by Pushbullet. This allows for instant push of notifications which was kind-of broken before. The developer recommends uninstalling the app before installing the new version.

The developer also announces the upcoming support of Channels. Users who subscribe to channels, which are similar to news feeds, will receive instant notifications on whichever device they have Pushbullet installed. A nice and quick way to get alerted when something of interest happens.

If you haven't tried Pushpin yet, download a trial in the Windows Phone store. The trial is a full version of the app with no time limit. However, do not hesitate to buy it and support the developer.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Game Troopers announces the upcoming release of Overkill 3 for Windows Phone and Windows.

The folks at Game Troopers are very busy these days. After the release of "Tiny Troopers" and "Make it rain: The love of Money", they will soon release Overkill 3 for Windows Phone and Windows. Overkill 3 is an action game and will make its debut on high end Windows devices first. But owners of budget devices need not worry as the developer has pledged to make Overkill 3 available for them later on.

Overkill 3 is a game developed by Craneballs from the Czech Republic. It has recently been released on competing mobile platforms with excellent reviews. Game Troopers is working closely with Craneballs to port the game to the Windows platform. Currently under development, Overkill 3 should be published sometimes this month or in April. Game Troopers did not announce a date yet.

While we wait for Overkill 3 to reach Windows Phone, here's a teaser video that may not help you wait patiently.

Windows Phone Translator gets online translation for Serbian, Croatian and Bosnian.

Formerly known as Bing Translator, the Microsoft translation app just got better with the added support of three more languages: Serbian, Croatian and Bosnian. However, the translation by your phone will require an active data connection. These three additions will very likely make their way to the already extensive list of supported offline languages.

The update also includes camera translation for Serbian which lets you point your device camera to Serbian text and Translator will do the translation for you. A must-have feature for travelers. This update does not contain any bug fixes and performance improvements. I thought it was just worth mentioning.

Download the update in Windows Phone store.

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Game Troopers issues updates for Tiny Troopers and Make it Rain: The Love of Money.

Game Troopers,  the cross-platform developer behind popular "Tiny Troopers" and "Make it rain: The love of Money", published an update for both titles today. The changelog in the store does not say much about the bundled changes, but I got a detailed list changes and improvements from the Game Troopers. It's all about fixes and improvements. Oh and Game Troopers is on to something, but more on that later, maybe next week.

What's new in Tiny Troopers:

  • Fixed an issue related to notifications.
  • Fixed an issue that may caused paying users to see ads. Users that have bought any item must not see any ad.
What's new in Make it rain: The Love of Money:
  • Fixes a rare crash on low memory devices.
  • Ads frequency gets reduced.
Download both updates on Windows Phone store:

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Subway Surfer goes to India.

Subway Surfer today picked up an update that takes fans of the nearly endless runner to India, precisely in Mumbai. There, you will meet Jay the athletic champion to race through the colorful streets of the city and win great prizes "by finding hidden lotus flowers on the tracks."

Check out the full change log:

  • Join the Subway Surfers World Tour in wonderful India.
  • Race through the colorful streets of Mumbai with Jay, the athletic champion.
  • Try your luck with Mystery boxes to reach for thrilling Mystery Maestro awards.
  • Boost your collection with the limited Bengal board and new Board Upgrades.
  • Win great prizes in the Weekly Hunts by finding hidden lotus flowers on the tracks.

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Flipboard Topics come to Windows Phone.

Reading articles on websites is a pleasure on Windows Phone thanks to Flipboard. The popular cross-platform app got an update today that brings Topics to Windows Phone users. The latter will be able to choose over 34,000 topics which can be found either by searching or tapping on the new topic tags on articles. Once you find an interesting topic, add it to your Flipboard. Sounds cool, right? Topics, unfortunately, are available only to readers in the U.S., Canada, UK and India. Flipboard's developer does say in the logs that more countries will be added in the future.

Check out the full change log below and head over to the Windows Phone store to download Flipboard for free.

- Flipboard for Windows Phone now has over 34,000 topics to follow what interests you the most.  
- Topics are supported only in US, Canada, UK, India. More regions will be added in the future. 
- You can manage your magazines. Change the cover, delete the magazine, and more. 
- More bug fixes and performance improvements.

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Surfy browser automatically minimizes application bar when scrolling down a page.

My favorite browser for Windows Phone, Surfy, got a nice update yesterday. The application bar at the bottom of the browser now minimizes itself when scrolling a web page. Not that big an update, but a most welcomed one on small screen devices and bigger ones too as you get more viewing area. This feature is activated by default after installing the update. If, for some reason, you would like to disable it, you can toggle it off in the browsers settings.

Surfy is available as a free and paid app in the store. The only difference between the two is the number tabs which is limited to three in the free version.