Windows Phone Apps

Well, that did not take long. Snapchat's legal team has sent developer Rudy Huyn a letter accusing him of "violation of federal and state law" for reproducing the Snapchat "Discover" content. The missive comes just 24-hours after the release of 6discover, a new, free app that pulls the Snapchat Discover content and bypassing Snapchat's official app feature.

The issue appears to be about money, ultimately. Discover is a way for companies to produce and distribute content through Snapchat. Companies like Comedy Central, Vice, and CNN pay Snapchat for this privilege, in essence making it an advertising platform.

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Rudy Huyn has done it again with 6discover. The release continues his trend to make apps that do not have an official or third-party versions available on Windows Phone.

After some teasing on Twitter, popular Windows Phone dev Rudy Huyn has released his sixth app today. The new addition to the "six" family is 6discover, and it rides on the coattails of his earlier Snapchat app 6snap (infamously removed due to that company's complaint).

Huyn's 6discover, however, is not a full Snapchat client due to the complaints above. Instead, it is a dedicated app for Discover, a service introduced earlier this year by Snapchat. At the time, we noted that Discover was "like Snapchat Stories but for online video and photo publications" and serves as a creative outlet for media companies. You can think of it as a fancy newsreader.

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Uber was one of the biggest tech buzz words of 2014, and the popular ad-hoc taxi service is growing exponentially in 2015. The Windows Phone app has not seen too much in the way of updates, although the core functionality is there for those who need to request a ride.

Today, version 3.1.7.3 is live in the Store, and it is aimed at the Indian market. Indian law requires two-factor authentication for transactions, which Uber was not using for credit cards. As a result, those in Inida had no way to make payments for the service. The new update to the Windows Phone app adds Paytm Wallet, which should give a big boost to the Valley startup.

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We know Google doesn't develop apps for the Windows Phone platform, but Windows Phone developer community fills in quite well. While we don't have an official YouTube app for Windows Phone, we've got terrific third-party YouTube apps like MetroTube and myTube since quite a while.

But my latest crush is Tubecast because it offers the ability to cast the YouTube video onto your TV screen using a Chromecast. Watch our video to see it in action.

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India's largest government-owned commercial bank — State Bank of India — has finally made its State Bank Anywhere app available on Windows Phone. The service allows SBI customers to access their banking accounts on the go, allowing a wealth of functionality such as funds transfer to internal and external bank accounts, IMPS fund transfer, credit card, bill and DTH payments along with mobile recharges.

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Karaoke One offers you a feature rich Karaoke experience from your Windows 8 device with access to thousands of songs. Karaoke One is also available as a Windows Phone app for those times your karaoke needs are more mobile oriented.

Karaoke One is a freemium app in the Windows Store and through the myAppFree campaign you can pick up the Pop Right Now Volume 1 playlist with over a dozen songs(a $2.99 value) free over the next twenty-four hours. Other playlists are available for in-app purchase at a discount. Also, being a universal app, this will also give you access to the Windows Phone version and the Pop Right Now playlist for free.

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Band Pro is a simple Windows Phone app for sending customized wallpapers to your Microsoft Band.

The app was updated recently to iron out a few bugs and deliver a few more features into the mix. For starters, the issues related to the HTC M8 One has been fixed and you now have the ability to search the cloud for background images.

The update takes Band Pro to version 1.2 and definitely has the Windows Phone Band app headed in the right direction.

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One of the very first video editing apps we got for Windows Phone was Movie Maker 8.1, and to this day it's still one of the absolute very best. Today, there's a substantial new update pushing out with one of the headline features being support for 4K video.

Oh, and if that wasn't enough, we've kindly been provided with 100 codes to snag a free plugin within the app from the developer. But you'll have to be quick!

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Gay social network SCRUFF is back on Windows Phone, with the app getting a significant update in terms of functionality. There's now a pro version that brings unlimited messaging, advanced filters and a search option along with the ability to share albums. Cortana integration is baked in, and the app also comes with pinnable profiles.

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TrulyMadly is a popular dating app in India. Quite similar to Tinder, the biggest USP of TrulyMadly is profile verification via Trust Score and matchmaking. The app focuses on introducing two right single people and ensures that it does not spam any users profile and only suggests verified and relevant matches for a user, based on his/her preferences.

The app has recently landed on the Windows Phone Store. The first release had some issues, and a quick update has taken care of those while bumping up to version 1.1.

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