Verizon users get Redbox streaming video app

Verizon users get Redbox streaming video app

U.S. users of Verizon can now get the Redbox streaming video app for their Windows Phones. By downloading the Redbox app, you can see the latest releases at the Redbox kiosk and start streaming movies instantly. With Redbox Instant by Verizon, you can browse and watch movies immediately, reserve new releases at your local Redbox, […]

Waze comes to Windows Phone

Waze comes to Windows Phone

In all the excitement over Instagram finally coming to Windows Phone, an app has been overlooked that is potentially even more significant – Waze, the real-time navigation system. Google bought the crowd-sourced app some months ago, so it is surprising to most observers that Google has permitted the Windows Phone app to go ahead. Waze […]

At last – Instagram for Windows Phone

At last – Instagram for Windows Phone

It’s been the longest-awaited app – now finally Instagram has come to Windows Phone. The Windows Phone version is not quite as capable as those for Android and iPhone. You cannot upload and share videos, for instance. However  the app can take regular photos. Instagram’s support website claims that “currently, people with Windows Phones can’t […]

Use your Windows Phone as a remote control

Use your Windows Phone as a remote control

Anyone who has ever mislaid their PowerPoint remote control clicker will welcome Microsoft’s new, free Office Remote app which works on Windows Phone.  It does everything your clicker does and even gives you a laser pointer. Office Remote works with PowerPoint, Word, and Excel, with app-specific functions for all three. First you download the the app, and […]

New My Server app for Windows Phone

New My Server app for Windows Phone

My Server for Windows Phone is an app designed to enable you to stay seamlessly connected to your server resources through your Windows smart phone. The app enables users to manage devices, alerts, and access shared files in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials. The announcement follows the release earlier this year of My Server app […]

Refocus Lumia pictures after taking

Refocus Lumia pictures after taking

Nokia Refocus is an app that runs on Lumia Windows Phones with the Amber software update. It lets you take a photo and later choose what you want in focus. It’s specially useful when shooting close-ups because it allows you to show depth in your photos, and then change focal point if you want. You […]

UC Browser upgraded for Windows Phone

UC Browser upgraded for Windows Phone

UCWeb has upgraded UC Browser for Windows Phone with background download, enhanced download management, and a branded cloud storage service. You can now keep downloading files even after you exit UC Browser. The download process will also automatically resume if the download is interrupted for some reason, again, in the background. The new download management […]

Become a burger chef on your Windows Phone

Become a burger chef on your Windows Phone

Ever fancied trying your hand at being a short-order burger chef? Now’s your chance with this free Burger game for Windows Phone. Your new job is to serve customers as fast as possible to earn money and even tips for yourself. Take orders from your customers and make up meals – sandwiches, garnishes, desserts and […]

Lloyds bank app for Windows Phone

Lloyds bank app for Windows Phone

Lloyds bank has launched an online banking app for its customers in the UK . The app allows users to log on with their Internet Banking details, view balances and transaction history, check credit card limit and pay a bill. You can also mke transfers between your Lloyds Bank UK personal current and savings accounts, […]

Microsoft App Studio upgraded

Microsoft App Studio upgraded

Since it was launched in August Windows Phone App Studio, the web based development tool, has been used by developers to build 65,000 apps, says Microsoft. Microsoft intends to launch further App Studio upgrades designed to make fast-track apps even more powerful. Beta users can now integrate other phone functions into their apps with menu-driven […]

Easier calls with new Viber for Windows Phone

Easier calls with new Viber for Windows Phone

Viber has released an upgraded version of its free phone call app for Windows Phone 8 that provides improved integration with Viber Desktop and other enhancements. The improved integration with Viber Desktop, says the company, give users seamless call transfers between Windows Phone 8 and the Desktop (PC and Mac computers running Viber). The new […]

Windows Phone to get Flipboard app soon

Windows Phone to get Flipboard app soon

Apart from Instagram, one of the apps most often specified as a ‘must have’ by Windows Phone users in Flipboard and now Microsoft has announced that the app is finally coming to Nokia devices. Flipboard will appear first on the Windows RT tablet, the Lumia 2520, before it is rolled out to Windows Phone 8 […]

Now Instagram finally comes to Windows Phone

Now Instagram finally comes to Windows Phone

At last Windows Phone will get an official Instagram app. Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom has confirmed that an official client will be made available to Windows Phone users soon. “Our ultimate goal is to bring Instagram to everyone who wants to use it,” says Systrom. “We’re looking forward to watching the Windows Phone community use […]

New Angry Birds Go for Windows Phone

New Angry Birds Go for Windows Phone

Rovio, creator of Angry Birds, has announced that its all-new Angry Birds Go! game will be available on Windows Phone from December 11th. Angry Birds Go! invites players to join the birds as they race downhill in karts. The Angry Birds Go! game will feature Hasbro’s Telepods, which players can use to “teleport” new karts […]

New WordPress app for Windows Phone

New WordPress app for Windows Phone

A new native WordPress client for your Windows Phone enables you to enjoy WordPress on your Windows Phone. The app enables you to get the latest “Freshly Pressed” posts, and contains a WordPress Reader so you can get posts from blogs you follow. You sign in to manage all your blogs from your phone, and […]

Now get the Weather in HD

Now get the Weather in HD

Amazing Weather HD claims to be the fastest and most informative weather app, with dynamic lock screens and mix and match live tiles. It’s and aesthetically pleasing app with live HD animations to give you the most weather details in addition to quick 7 days overview, hourly data, charts, warnings, satellite images, detailed forecasts, GPS […]

Twitter update for Windows Phone

Twitter update for Windows Phone

Twitter has updated its Windows Phone app to include today, Twitter photos on the lock screen, more languages, and quicker search. It now also offers automatic translation of tweets in 54 languages. The new Twitter for Windows Phone enables both tweets and photos from people you follow on Twitter to appear on the phone’s lock […]

Super Calendar for Windows Phone

Super Calendar for Windows Phone

The calendar that comes built-in to Windows Phone is a great app, but it does have a few niggling little drawbacks. Now comes a new app, Super Calendar, which has a amazingly high level of functionality. It integrates with Live, Hotmail and Google calendars. It displays your appointments by day, month of year and also […]

Microsoft updates Facebook app for Windows Phone

Microsoft updates Facebook app for Windows Phone

Microsoft has updated the Facebook app for Windows Phone with new features for the social network users. Facebook users who like posting pictures can now attach multiple images to a single post; and people who get offended can de-friend contacts and unlike content. There are also some global improvements, such as inline @ tagging and […]

Microsoft updates Skype for Windows Phone

Microsoft updates Skype for Windows Phone

Microsoft has rolled out an update to the Skype for Windows Phone 8 app. This update has bumped the version number to 2.11 and offers users the ability to hide a conversation with ease. This update is part of Microsoft’s continued focus on addressing consumer feedback. “Today we’re pleased to release an update to Skype […]

BBC’s kids app for Windows Phone

BBC’s kids app for Windows Phone

The BBC has launched its scholastic game-based CBeebies Playtime for Windows Phone 8. Patrick Healy, head of product for children’s at BBC Future Media, says ‘Children’s media consumption habits are changing rapidly and it’s important for us to be able to reach them wherever they are.’ The app uses all device features, such as touchscreen […]

Songza app for Windows Phone

Songza app for Windows Phone

Songza, the free music streaming service has announced an app for Windows Phone 8, making activity-themed and mood-themed available to Windows Phone users. Previously, the company had launched a native app for Windows 8/RT computers and tablets, making Windows smartphone a logical next step. Songza’s Windows Phone 8 app is similar in look and feels […]

Microsoft updates App Studio

Microsoft updates App Studio

Microsoft has updated its App Studio beta, incorporating features that developers have requested. According to Emilio Salvador Prieto, who heads Microsoft’s Windows Phone developer experience team, ‘We improved usability and performance, and updated the quality of the code generated.’ Chief improvement in App Studio is that the menu bar now makes it easier to navigate. […]

Latest Angry Birds exclusive to Windows Phone

Latest Angry Birds exclusive to Windows Phone

Windows Phone users were the first to get the next installment of the Angry Birds franchise exclusively. According to Microsoft, only Windows Phone users were able to purchase the game from today. Meaning users of iOS and Android devices had to wait a little longer before they can cause mayhem and complete levels with special […]

Video messaging for Skype app

Video messaging for Skype app

Skype has upgraded its Windows Phone app to bring video messaging to the platform. This feature allows users to record a short video message and share it with a Skype contact. Recording a video message is easy, says Skype. All you have to do is open a conversation and tap + to record a message. […]

Accellion’s Windows Phone app for BYOD working

Accellion’s Windows Phone app for BYOD working

Accellion has launched a mobile app for Windows Phone 8, starting with a private beta program. The app enables secure mobile file sharing and collaboration for users of Windows Phone 8, helping IT departments keep their organizational data secure in the BYOD era. Rama Kolappan, director of mobile product marketing at Accellion says that ‘the […]

Now Nokia Music alerts you to new releases

The latest version of Nokia Music is out now for your downloading pleasure. The Music team have been busy creating even more ways to enhance your listening experience, this time adding notifications and favourite artists to the mix. Nokia’s Martin Banham says, ‘The latest features are designed to take you closer to the music you […]

At last – Instagram app for Windows Phone

At last – Instagram app for Windows Phone

Windows Phone has at last acquired an Instagram app – but it’s from French app developer Rudy Huyn, not from Instagram itself. The app was originally named 6tagram but has been renamed 6tag for Windows Phone because Instagram told users of its API not to use the words insta or gram. 6tag includes most of […]

Talygen launches Windows Phone version

Talygen launches Windows Phone version

Talygen has introduced a Windows Phone app that is fully integrated with its Cloud based Software as a Service (SaaS) application. Companies and their Employees can use this as an integrated solution to track billable time accurately. Whether someone is on the web, or using a tablet or a smartphone, they can use Talygen’s functionality […]

Deezer now on Windows Phone

Deezer now on Windows Phone

Deezer is a new global music service, available in 182 countries. It enables users to listen without limits to over 25 million tracks. You can Sync your music to your phone for offline listening and you can access your music on all your devices: PC, mobile, tablet. There are thousands of themed and artist radio […]

Bing gives you news on Windows Phone

Bing gives you news on Windows Phone

Microsoft has launched a new suite of apps for its Bing search engine. They include Sports, News, Weather and Finance, and they come with Live Tile support on Windows Phone, so you can park them on your home screen. Probably most important of the four for many users is Bing News which enables you to […]

Develop your Windows Phone app online

Develop your Windows Phone app online

Microsoft has launched a new online tool that it claims anyone can use to build their own app for Windows Phones. Called Windows Phone App Studio, the software is a web-based wizard that lets you create your own HTML-based mobile apps in your web browser, either by starting from scratch or by working from a […]

Now you can paint on your Windows Phone

Now you can paint on your Windows Phone

Microsoft’s Fresh Paint app is now available on the Nokia Lumia Windows Phone. This really is an amazingly realistic app. You get a palette where it is easy to change colours and shades, a choice of brushes, and a textured canvas on which to paint. You can opt either to start with a blank canvas […]

Find the best flight on Windows Phone

Find the best flight on Windows Phone

There’s an easy way to find the best flight on your Windows Phone, with the Whichairline app. You can search all airlines – including the low cost ones – as well as all major travel agents to find the one that best suits your travel plans. The app enables you to search more than 100,000 […]

Fill in the blanks with Emoji Pop

Fill in the blanks with Emoji Pop

Emoji Pop is an educational and fun game. It’s a picture trivia game that invites you to fill in the blanks with the picture clues provided and try and work out the words. Your friends can join in the fun too with different challenges and there are lots of levels to conquer. This fun game […]

Spartan Assault available on Verizon first

Spartan Assault available on Verizon first

Microsoft has released Halo: Spartan Assault for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, but the Windows Phone version in the US will be available exclusively on Verizon for the first month. A Microsoft blog post describes the game as ‘available worldwide except in the U.S., where Verizon Wireless customers get first dibs until August 16.’ […]

Now Mickey is on Windows Phone

Now Mickey is on Windows Phone

If you’re a fan of comedic rodents then this new app from Disney is for you. Where’s My Mickey? Has a whole new world of physics-based gameplay with stimulating weather mechanics involving the perennial Mickey Mouse. There are five original episodes, based on brand new weather mechanics – using wind, clouds and rain to enables […]

Now go to work on a Nokia

Now go to work on a Nokia

Nokia says that new versions of its Here Drive, Here Drive+ and Here Transit apps will be available for download for everyone with Windows Phone 8 smartphones in days. Both versions of Here Drive get a new user interface and come other improvements. There is a new overview of traffic conditions in and around your […]

New version of Spotify for Windows Phone

New version of Spotify for Windows Phone

Digital music provider Spotify has finally come to Windows Phone 8 in its full form. Spotify first appeared on Windows Phone 7 and then in beta form on Windows Phone 8 in February this year. Now, Microsoft’s Windows Phone manager Joe Belfiore has tweeted that the Spotify app is emerging from beta in a ‘big’ […]

Turn your Windows Phone into a microphone.

Turn your Windows Phone into a microphone.

Interesting new app turns your Windows Phone into a microphone that enables you to record on your PC or tablet. GoToMyMic is a web-based interface for Windows Phone 8. Using any modern web browser, you can record from your Windows Phone microphone and listen to your recordings on your computer desktop. All you need is […]

Nimbuzz Updates Windows Phone app

Nimbuzz Updates Windows Phone app

Nimbuzz Messenger has updated its Windows Phone app.  Nimbuzz, popular in emerging economis like India, lets you send unlimited chat messages and share pictures and video files) on any mobile device. Nimbuzz Messenger lets you chat, share media with your friends on Facebook, Gtalk, Yahoo free of charge.  Currently there are some 150 million registered […]

Now Shazam reads lyrics while you play music

Now Shazam reads lyrics while you play music

Shazam, the app that identifies music by listening to it, has updated its Windows Phone version. Shazam is rolling out an updated version of the app adding support for LyricPlay synchronization, which enables listeners to view song lyrics at the same time as listening to the music. The upgraded version of Shazam for Windows Phone […]