The popular messaging app Viber has just been bumped to version 4.3. This latest release brings some notable improvements to the Windows Phone platform, including a revamped design and improvements made to the display of photos within conversations.
Earlier this morning, Rudy Huyn rolled out an update to 6snap, his unofficial Snapchat client for Windows Phone. However, that update was evidently built on a 'preview' compiler causing unforeseen crashing when the app was launched on people's phones. Due to the glitch, Huyn pulled the app until he could push out a second update to apply a fix.
Now, version 126.96.36.199 is live in the Store and with it comes a handful of improvements and modifications, including a fix for the earlier crashing.
Roku for Windows Phone (and Windows 8.1) has a new update. The official Roku apps launched for Windows Phone and Windows 8 this past June. Recently the apps have gained a substantial update that adds a handful of new features like search capabilities and a channel store.
Once upon a time, I wrote about mTranslator, an interactive Windows Phone 8 app that allowed you to translate English to nine Indian languages. It was a fine idea since it wasn't just helpful for tourists and expats in India, but even the citizens of the country like me who often struggle with basic communication and instructions when travelling to another state or region.
Onyu is the contact managing app of the future and it wants to enlist you to beta test its upcoming app for Windows Phone. Onyu touts itself as a central secure location for you to store, manage, and share all of your contact details.
Generally speaking, we pay a lot of attention to tips from users. Sometimes we try to ride 'em out when we know the situation will blow over, but let's quickly talk about 6snap – Rudy Huyn's Snapchat client for Windows Phone.
Softcard is now available for those Windows Phone users on Verizon. We saw the mobile payment launch an official app for AT&T a few weeks ago, but were waiting for T-Mobile and Verizon to join the fray. Starting today you can download the Softcard app for Verizon, grab a secured SIM card and buy your next set of groceries using your Windows Phone.
Last month we looked at five popular Windows Phone apps that have not been updated in months. We're happy to take Hulu Plus off that list. Head into the Windows Phone Store and you'll see a new update for Hulu Plus. This update isn't just a bug fix either; we're getting some sweet new voice control features.
Skype Qik for Windows Phone has just received its first feature update. The new app from Skype launched on Windows Phone, Android and iOS one month ago as a fun new way to send quick videos to your friends. No more text messaging, just instantly send them videos. Today's update adds a new feature called Qik Flik.
Snapchat has a had a rough few weeks in terms of security. People's photos were allegedly stolen and posted online recently through the use of a third-party apps. Those apps used reversed-engineered APIs to access the service, which creates a significant vulnerability in account security.
Now, the company appears to be taking a hardline against the practice by sending out emails to those who have been utilizing third-party apps, including 6snap found on Windows Phone.
Telegram Messenger for Windows Phone has a lot going for it, especially after today's massive update. Competing with WhatsApp, Skype, and Hike is no easy task but at least Telegram brings some new features to the table for those who utilize the service.
This morning, version 188.8.131.52 of Telegram Messenger was pushed to the Store. Although the app still maintains the 'Beta' designation, the list of features, fixes and improvements are impressive.
VLC media player for Windows Phone. It's coming. We're excited, and judging by the amount of interest we've seen from you guys over this, you're excited as well. After getting the media player working on ARM-based hardware last week, the VideoLAN team is currently getting the app certified for Windows Phone 8, with a tentative launch date scheduled for next week.
ReadAloud is a text to speech converter for your Windows Phone or Windows 8 device. The app supports conversion of web pages and .PDF files.
You can also save articles opened in ReadAloud for listening to later and control the rate and pitch of the spoken words. While we did experience a few bugs in using ReadAloud over the past few days, it comes across as a handy means of listening to articles and documents when reading them from your Windows Phone or Windows 8 screen isn't practical.
Popular third-party YouTube app Metrotube just picked up an update today to version 184.108.40.206, bringing playback and navigation fixes. With Google ignoring the Windows Phone, Metrotube continues to be one of the best YouTube clients available for the platform.
The Facebook Messenger app has just received a pretty big update, allowing you to message anyone whether or not they are friends with you on the social network by sending them a text from within the app.
Update: Microsoft has confirmed that Movie Creator is for Lumia Windows Phones only
In 2014, taking a photo, quickly editing and sharing it across various social networks is a common as the smartphones they are created on. There are no barriers to entry any longer. Video, however, is a different story. Sure, there is the odd looping Vine or a straight up video on YouTube, but the idea of creating more artistic creations on phones is something users struggle with these days.
Today, Microsoft is looking to fix that with the release of Movie Creator BETA as a universal app for all Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1 devices.
Movie Creator is just one of a few video-creation apps released on Windows Phone in the last year. Movie Creator builds off of Video Tuner and Movie Moments, sitting in between as a sort of "Goldilocks", at least according to Microsoft's Matt Collins.
Microsoft's Bing Translator app has been updated to version 3.1, which drops the Bing name and is now known as just Translator. The app also brings a few new changes as well, including offline translation for Vietnamese.
Ready for your first look at the next version of the official Disqus app on Windows Phone? Of course you are, which is what we're going to show you now. Disqus is probably one of the largest blog comment systems on the web. One that you'll find on a good majority of websites. The Disqus Windows Phone app was their first for mobile, so we're excited to see what's in store for the new Disqus 2.0 beta.
Battery Saver has just picked up an update for Windows Phone. The built-in app allows you to monitor which apps are consuming the most battery and gives you control over which apps run in the background. Today's update gives you more filters on the usage page.