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Instagram apps

Poll: Do you need official apps so long as there are good third-party ones?

Earlier this week I wrote about how it'd been a full year since Instagram updated its official Windows Phone app and what we, the Windows Phone users could do about it if we were unhappy. Our advice was to use something like 6Tag, an excellent third-party solution but some of the comments on the...
The Windows Central app for Windows 8.1 updated with formatting fixes

The Windows Central app for Windows 8.1 updated with formatting fixes

If you like using our Windows Central app for Windows 8.1, you will want to head to the Store to grab the latest update. Version 1.3.1 is now out, and it finally addresses the formatting issues with articles. Specifically, if you noticed odd text and code in the middle of the story, that should...
Microsoft Hyperlapse

Microsoft Research's Hyperlapse for Windows Phone surfaces in an internal beta [update]

Back in Summer 2014 Microsoft Research pulled the wraps off its Hyperlapse project, a video algorithm to smooth out shaky video footage and generate first-person timelapses. It's been all quiet since then, but now an internal beta has surfaced for an app to bring Hyperlapse to Windows Phone...
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Weather Flow

Weather Flow app removed from Windows Phone Store [Update]

Update: We have now received a note from Weather Flow's creator Gergely Orosz on why the app has been removed. In short, it's because of a lack of revenue due to his weather provider increasing its fees: "My weather provider - Weather Underground - hiked their prices to a level where the app...
Plex for Windows 8.1

Plex for Windows 8.1 is now free but in-app purchase needed to unlock most features

Plex has made its popular media streaming app for Windows 8.1 free to download and use, but owners should be aware that it needs an in-app purchase to unlock most of its features. Here's what you can do now with the version 2.0 of Plex for Windows 8.1: Unlimited playback of on-device video...

Latest Fhotoroom update adds new controls and presets

The popular photography app Fhotoroom has been bumped to version 14.15, introducing a number of new features, as well as addressing a few issues. We're also looking at grain and hue controls, which have been added to bolster editing functionality. Here's the changelog for the latest release,...
Here's Microsoft's MS-DOS Mobile welcome pack

Here's Microsoft's MS-DOS Mobile welcome pack

Well played, Microsoft. Well played. Time to party like it's 1981. If you're curious, this is what's on that floppy disk.
ASCII Camera

Show us your Lumia ASCII Camera photos in the Windows Central forums!

Microsoft is having some fun with us today for April Fool's with the launch of MS-DOS Mobile, computing from the past brought into the modern age. Despite being an elaborate prank we're enjoying playing around with it and its fully working ASCII Camera. It's not going to shoot any award winning...
MS-DOS Mobile

Microsoft launches MS-DOS Mobile for Lumia smartphones

Today, Microsoft has launched MS-DOS Mobile, a new OS designed especially for Lumia smartphones. In case you didn't know, MS-DOS was installed on millions of desktops. Well, now you can install it on your phone. "Black and white text has never looked so good," says Tom Messett from Microsoft...
New Music for Windows 10

Microsoft tells us what to expect in the new Music and Video Preview apps for Windows 10

Earlier today, we reported that the new Music and Video Preview apps for Windows 10 were ready to download. Replacing the existing apps, these new versions strongly resemble the old ones but they are re-written to be universal Windows apps for Phone, Xbox, and PC. Microsoft has now blogged about...
Foxit MobilePDF Reader

Foxit MobilePDF Reader comes to Windows and Windows Phone as a universal app

Over 275 million people use Foxit Reader ( as their PDF reader on their computers. If you're a Windows Phone user, you can now install the company's MobilePDF Reader on your phone. It has been released as a Universal Windows app, so you can also install it on your Windows tablet...
Cozy Nest client for Windows Phone

Cozy is a brand-new Nest-sanctioned app for Windows Phone 8.1

If you are like us, joining the millions with a 'connected' home, then Nest is likely on your list of devices. Nest is a smart thermostat that not only learns your heating and cooling patterns to predict changes, but lets you remotely check in and alter your home's temperature from a PC or phone...

InstaBlender, a creative Windows Phone photo editor, is this week's myAppFree Deal

InstaBlender is marketed as a simplistic and creative Windows Phone app for combining images with different blend modes. The photography app has fifteen blend filters, a photo editor powered by the Nokia Imaging SDK and support for sharing your images on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and other...