Update: The XIM app from Microsoft is now available. Download information found below. US only.
Microsoft has just announced Xim, a new app that will be available today for Windows Phone, Android and iOS. Xim allows you to share photos easily with a group of friends nearby. You can then all view and browse the same photo content at the same time. With Xim you share your photos, not your phone.
If you have always wanted to use your Windows Phone device to edit audio files, you might be in luck as a recently launched app called Wave Master says it is the first "professional audio editor" created for the platform.
Afterlight is a Windows Phone photo editor that joins the crowded field of photography apps available in the Windows Phone Store. Afterlight hopes its simple design and snappy tools will help it stand out from this crowded field of apps.
Afterlight offers 8 adjustment tools, 57 filters, 66 textures, 79 frames and cropping tools to fine-tune your photos and give them a little pop. You also have in-app purchase opportunities to expand your editing tools, Instagram integration, Pictures Hub integration to choose Afterlight as an editor and an in-app camera app.
On the surface Afterlight comes across as a capable Windows Phone photo editor but a cumbersome interface and tiny thumbnail controls holds this editor from standing out from the crowd.
Indian mobile commerce platform Paytm offers a convenient way for you to pay your bills from a single location. While the last update enabled features like Paytm Cash, a virtual wallet, today's update to version 220.127.116.11 lets you pay electricity, gas, landline and broadband bills from within the app.
Calculator Toolbox is a feature rich Windows Phone calculator app that includes forty-two calculators that includes a tip calculator, a discount calculator, a debt to income calculator, mortgage calculators and more.
The app was updated earlier today to version 2.3 to add a currency converter with offline as well as online modes. To save on data, you can update the exchange rates and perform your conversions offline. The date of the last update for the rates will be displayed on the currency converter calculator.
Podcast Critter for Windows Phone has been updated to version 2.0. You might be familiar with Podcast Critter on Windows Phone if you're really into podcasts. It's a well-reviewed podcast app for Windows Phone that now gains a sleeker, completely themed UI in the recent update.
Microsoft has rolled out an update to the Blink app, bringing it to version 2.5, which adds a useful noise removal algorithm. This allows images to look sharper and cleaner, especially when captured in low light conditions. Along with the noise removal engine, Microsoft said that the app also contains "multiple bug fixes."
The official Wellograph app for Windows Phone is available for you to download. It looks like the app quietly snuck into the Windows Phone Store. Wellograph is an activity tracker that we first talked about in May. Fast forward to today and you can download the app for Windows Phone and buy the tracker at your local Microsoft Store or on the Microsoft Store website.
The official Remote Desktop app for Windows Phone has been updated. Head into the Windows Phone Store and you'll now find the app at version 18.104.22.168. Today's update is notable for making the Mouse Pointer the default input mode on all connections.
With Microsoft updating the Windows Phone Glance Screen, adding support for MSN Weather and Health & Fitness apps, we thought it was time to revisit a popular subject, our Windows Phone lockscreen.
The native lockscreen settings offer a healthy amount of options to customize what information is displayed on your Windows Phone lockscreen. You also have a host of Windows Phone apps that offer lockscreen support as well as lockscreen customizations.
All of which can turn your lockscreen into a wealth of knowledge that is available at a glance.
People in India will soon not be able to use Microsoft's Skype service to make calls to local mobile phones and landlines. The company has quietly revealed, via an updated support website page, that all those kinds of calls will end on November 10 in that country.
Redbox Instant, the video streaming service that launched as a joint venture of DVD kiosk company Redbox and Verizon, will abruptly shut down its service at the end of the day of October 7, in a rather quick end for a service that was meant to challenge rivals like Netflix.
The official app for convenience store chain 7-Eleven on Windows Phone is an odd listing, simply because the company confirmed it would be dropping support for the mobile platform. Four months later and it appears as though this decision has been reversed with a new 7-Eleven update hitting the Windows Phone Store.
A few days ago the dazzling new email client Maestro entered public preview for Windows Phone 8.1 users. It's a brand new email client from the makers of Twitter client Rowi. It's just received a new update today that adds the ability to mark all email as read (or unread) and more.
Flipboard is a very popular app that grabs content from several sources and presents them in a magazine format. There's a social networking aspect to as well since it lets people curate and share content as their own magazines that others can follow or subscribe to. The app has been available on iOS and Android since 2012, and you might have heard that the Windows Phone equivalent has just been released. We happen to have an iPhone 6 Plus lying around, so let's compare Flipboard running on iOS with the recently released Windows Phone app. The results may disappoint you.
Poki for Windows Phone has been updated. Head into the Windows Phone Store and you'll now find version 2 of this very popular Pocket client for Windows Phone. Pocket is a read-it-later service that enables you to save articles and more for offline reading. This update for Poki introduces a new UI, tons of new features and a new freemium pricing model.
Swarm is the next evolution of the Foursquare check-in phenomenon with a heavier focus on the social. Launched earlier this spring, Swarm was a little late to the Windows Phone party but at least it was always planned to get support. When Swarm finally arrived, it had quite a few bugs and usability issues out the gate, although the developers were keen on making things right.
Earlier today, version 22.214.171.124 went out to those using the app, and truth be told, the app is now hitting its stride for stability and feature parity with iOS and Android. Let us see what is new with today's latest version.
Microsoft has today released an update for Glance on supported Lumia Windows Phones. There's no change log located on the Store when updating the system app, but luckily a few readers were able to catch some new additions.
SensorCore is the technology made by Nokia in conjunction with Qualcomm to enable tracking of your location, steps, and level of activity using your Windows Phone while not killing your battery. Found on the Lumia 630, Lumia 635, Lumia 730, Lumia 735, Lumia 830, Lumia 930, and Lumia 1520, SensorCore is also open to third-party developers to make new apps that leverage the tech.
Sensie is one of those apps, and it is quite ingenious and well polished, especially being relatively new, (it first launched at the beginning of September, but received an update today). The app is designed to visualize your travels and recent activities, leveraging HERE Maps.
Facebook Beta for Windows Phone has been updated. Head into the Windows Phone Store and you'll now see the beta at version 126.96.36.199. Today's update appears to add the ability to edit comments and more!