While those looking for a beta invite to VLC for Windows Phone might be out of luck, thus of us on the outside can now get a bit of a look at the app. Developer Thomas Nigro has posted a four-minute video preview showing how the app works on Windows Phone. Nigro points out that there are still some bugs left to fix.
You've probably added filters to your images before sharing online. Masks, an image editor we've covered before, is another tool you should check out to prettify your photos. It has just been updated to version 2.0. Even though many elements still look the same, it has been completely rewritten for speed and more feature functionality. Haven't tried it yet? Don't worry; we've got a hands-on video for you.
A product from an Indian startup, the GOQii Life includes the GOQii band, an advanced fitness tracker and a GOQii coach, a virtual yet human coach that guides you on daily exercises, nutrition, sleep, stress management, and lifestyle change.
The GOQii band is available in India and the Middle East at the moment, and will expand to other markets soon. The official GOQii app for Windows Phone devices has recently arrived on the Store after being in a closed beta since a while.
It's now easier than ever to activate a Windows Phone onto a business network powered by BlackBerry Enterprise Server thanks to the new BES12 app that's arrived for Windows Phone. The BlackBerry-developed app, available for free from the Windows Phone Store, helps to automate the integration of Windows Phone devices onto the cross-platform business network.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! You can tell a lot about someone from the apps they have installed on their phone. Knowing some of their favorite apps gives you even greater insight into that person. Today we're going to give thanks to the apps on Windows Phone that the team at Windows Central appreciates.
Threema is a new mobile messaging app for Windows Phone that is billed as putting privacy first with end-to-end encryption to help insure that your messages can only be read by you and its intended recipient.
We had heard rumblings that the messaging app was in the works for Windows Phone over the summer and it hit Store shelves this morning. Threema's claim to fame is the security it offers through not only its encryption but also the anonymity. You can use Threema without the need for personal information such as email addresses or phone numbers and your messages are deleted from Threema servers after delivery.
At first glance, Threema comes across as an appealing and feature rich messaging option worth considering.
Microsoft has just pushed out an update to the Xbox One SmartGlass app, currently in beta, with new capabilities. Now, users can stream TV content from the Xbox Digital TV Tuner to their Windows Phone or Android devices. It's important to note that this feature will work only for users outside of the U.S. as the Digital TV Tuner accessory for Xbox is not available Stateside.
Cooking is a big part of the holidays. Yesterday we looked at some great travel apps to help you visit friends and family over the next few weeks. Now we're going to round up some great cooking apps on Windows Phone to help you entertain those guests coming to you.
The recently rebranded Lumia Camera and Lumia Camera Classic apps have both received software updates today, but as with many Microsoft Windows Phone app releases, there's no change log that shows what's been added, changed, or fixed.
Following on from the 100 albums available for free download through Xbox Music, which we covered yesterday, Microsoft has also confirmed that numerous box sets can be purchased for just $2. Artists include the likes of John Lennon, Elton John, Eagles, Grateful Dead, Radiohead, KISS, James Brown and Nirvana.
Duolingo, the popular and free language-learning app launched on Windows Phone last week, and I've been playing with it to refresh my Spanish lessons from high school. I like it because it feels like a game I have to beat. If you haven't tried it out yet, we've installed Duolingo on the Lumia 930 and placed it in front of the camera. Go watch the hands-on video.
Threema has been promising for some time that its popular end-to-end messaging app was in development for Windows Phone. Today, the company confirmed that the app will be released in the Windows Phone Store sometime on Thursday.
The Credit Karma app for Windows Phone 8.1 that launched on Friday is currently not available to download from the Windows Phone Store, with the company telling us that it was removed to fix an unspecified issue.
The holiday season is upon us! Thanksgiving kicks things off here in the United States. Then we have Christmas and New Years next month! People will be traveling more and more over the next 40 days (give or take) as they visit friends, family and cash in all that vacation time from work. Here are some great apps to load up on your Windows Phone as you travel!
Update: Looks like the beta subscriptions have ended for VLC on Windows Phone. There's more good news though, as VideoLAN has announced that a beta for Windows RT devices may be available in a "week or two."
Original story follows: Disheartened when VLC did not announce anything on the Windows Phone front last week? So were we. There's light at the end of the tunnel, however, as the team behind the popular media player announced that they're now looking for beta testers for Windows Phone.
Remember that fancy new feature that allows you to search every tweet ever posted that Twitter announced last week? Well if you're one of the many users of third-party Twitter apps, prepare to be disappointed: Twitter's new search API won't be open to third-party clients, much to the frustration of developers.
Media Browser, the all-in-one, well, media browsing app for Windows Phone, received a rather large update yesterday, bringing with it a number of new features and goodies. One of the biggest additions is Media Browser Connect, which allows users to access their server with a convenient login rather than dealing with connection details. In addition, the app grabbed other features such as automatic photo uploads, channels, playlists, and more.
Uber for Windows Phone has a little update in the Windows Phone Store. The app that gives every user a private driver officially launched for Windows Phone this past July. A few days ago we received reports that the Uber app for Windows Phone wasn't working for some folks. It looks like today's update is to rectify those errors.
The creator of one of our favorite apps, myTube, has just sent out a message to its users that promises a major update is coming in just a few weeks to the Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1 third-party YouTube app.
Windows Central App Roundup: Top Rated Windows Phone camera apps
This week's Windows Central roundup is going to take on a slightly different twist. We want to know what your favorite Windows Phone camera alternative is. The native Windows Phone camera app is a capable camera app but we also have several equally capable alternatives in the Windows Phone Store. We will highlight some of the more popular choices and at the end of the roundup, we have a reader's poll to see what you guys and gals think.
These are Windows Phone photography apps that are camera apps first and editors second. We aren't including apps that are focused on photo-editing (even though you can launch a camera app from within) such as Photoshop Express, Fhotoroom, Fantasia Painter, Black and others. All are fine titles in the Windows Phone Store but we are looking at apps that can replace the native Windows Phone camera app.