Sunday, July 31, 2016

Playcast for Windows restores Sort buttons in new update.

Playcast is a must-have multimedia player to cast your movies and songs to devices like Google Chromecast, Chromecast Audio, Apple TV, DNLA Smart TV, Miracast or the Xbox One. A Windows Universal app, Playcast is available for $3.99 in the Windows Store with a 7 days full-featured trial. Being a universal app, you buy it once and use it across your Windows devices.

Playcast was updated today with a minor fix which restores the Sort buttons which was accidentally removed in a previous update. Playcast is one of my favorite apps on Windows and one that I strongly recommend. My only issue with it is that it does not support playing movies purchased from the Windows store for obvious rights reason and I cannot blame the developer for this.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Surfy browser for Windows Phone gets a new logo.

New logo
Old logo

Surfy is a popular browser on Windows Phone. Unfortunately, its use is held back by the fact that Microsoft does not allow the switch to a browser of our choosing, the default being Internet Explorer on windows Phone and Edge on Windows 10 Mobile. And Surfy offers some nice features that Edge doesn't. It supports tab browsing similar to browsers on tablets or PCs. Surfy also lets you use swipe gestures to navigate between open tabs. All in all, Surfy is a great browser that just works. I just wish I could use it as my default browser.

Surfy has been updated today. However there are no new features, bug fixes or performance improvement, just a simple change of logo. Get Surfy free in the Windows Store.

Share your content through social networks & more in one click with UniShare for Windows.

Windows Phone and Windows 10 Mobile like all operating systems let us share just about anything to social networks, to messaging apps etc. But the annoying thing is that these modern OSs don't bundle a simple thing like sharing to all these platform in a click, a kind of share-once-to-all. We all have a presence on more than one social network. Every time I update this blog, it used to be a pain to share my posts to my multiple social accounts. Thanks to UniShare, sharing in one click makes life a lot easier.

UniShare is a Universal Windows app that's available free on Windows PC and phone and is a simple and powerful app. In its basic free form, UniShare allows you to share content to Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn in one click. All you have to do is safely add your accounts into the app. The app itself will appear in the sharing options throughout Windows and when selected, lets you share content through the three social platforms mentioned above in one click. That's for the free version.

UniShare also comes in Pro version with the following additional features and support for more networks:

  • Twitter - Up to 3 accounts
  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook - personal accounts plus pages you are admin/contributor
  • Tumblr
  • Pocket
  • Geeklist
  • Path
  • Slack
  • Choose from a broad range of picture upload packages - from 5 pics for free up to unlimited)

I strongly recommend you download UniShare in the Windows Store and enjoy the ability to share content to all your networks, email, messaging and other supported apps in a few clicks. And it is continuously being updated. See the full change log below:
- more languages (German, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian) 
- added link to translator registration page 
- mention suggestion search for Facebook no longer needs upper case letters 
- Import/Export of Sharing Profiles fixed, no longer throws errors 
- adding a picture from camera/library or pasting from clipboard is now also available in Sharing View 
- better handling of situations without internet connection 
- fixed sharing to external apps 
- added leet conversion extra 
- added Klingon translation extra (Pro) 
- added Giphy extra 
- lots of bug fixes  

Friday, July 22, 2016

F1 official app for Windows updated.

The F1 official app for Windows has been available for a short while and it's one that F1 fans must have to follow everything about the Grand Prix anywhere. The app is a Universal Windows App one, meaning it is downloadable on a Windows PC and phone or tablet.

The F1 app is a free app with the following features:
* Live Race Leaderboards (limited) 
* Latest news and videos 
* Post-race highlights 
* 2016 Schedule, Team and Driver Standings

Now if you're a fan and is willing to spend some money for additional features, here is what you will get with in-app purchase:

* Official Live Timing of all F1® sessions 
* Sector times with intervals and gaps, live tyre and pit stop information 
* Interactive 3D maps with driver gears and speeds, plus Drag Reduction System (DRS) usage indicator 
* In-Corner Analysis comparing drivers’ entry, apex and exit speeds 
* Immersive dashboard with text commentary (English, French and German), and English audio commentary during all F1® sessions 
* Team Radio Transmissions and Race Control Messages 
* Personalisation Options and more!

The app was updated today. Unfortunately, there is no change log. With the Hungary Grand Prix in full swing, grab the update in the Windows Store and enjoy.