Windows Phone Apps

Spitzer Space Telescope is a Windows Phone app dedicated to the final mission in NASA's Great Observatories Program. The program is a collection of four space-based observatories that explore the depths of space based on a variety of light pattern with the Spitzer telescope designed to detect infrared light.

The Spitzer Space Telescope Windows Phone app is a collection of these images plus a little background on what the telescope captures. It is an interesting collection and the app normally runs $.99 in the Windows Phone Store. However, being the myAppFree Deal of the Week for the next twenty-four hours you can pick the Windows Phone app up for free.

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You may be familiar with Fhotoroom as a photo-editor, camera app and photo sharing Windows Phone app but did you know there's a Windows 8 version of the app?

While we have taken a look at the Windows 8 version of Fhotoroom before, a series of recent updates has delivered a serious design makeover to the app and a host of new features. The end result gives the photography app some serious mojo and well worth revisiting.

Fhotoroom is currently at version 5.5.1 and adds a HDR editor, Tiny Planets integration, RAW file support and a lot more. You also have a small footprint with the Windows 8 version of Fhotoroom that makes it especially appealing for Windows 8 tablets where storage space is often at a premium.

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Microsoft has recently made a move to rebrand yet another Windows Phone app, Nokia Conference Beta. Now titled Join Conference Beta, the app acts and sings in the exact same way as the solution under Nokia, but now there's Microsoft branding slapped on top, with the potential for future updates with new features and improvements from Redmond. In fact, the company has already started to add new functionality, including Cortana integration.

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In a few days, I'll be returning back to New York after spending three weeks in Southeast Asia. To be more specific, I've spent time in Thailand, Malaysia, and the Philippines. I've had the Lumia Icon with me, which comes unlocked out of the box by Verizon.

I've noticed my usage is a bit different compared to how I use the Icon back in the United States. Here are 7 apps that have become really handy while traveling in Southeast Asia.

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Over the weekend, the Opera Mini browser was found to be removed from the Windows Phone Store, with no official word from the developer. Opera has since clarified the matter, stating that an "unexpected hiccup" caused the issue, and that it is currently working on reinstating a beta version of the browser to the store shortly.

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Microsoft is not quite done with Xbox Music for Windows Phone 8.1. Tonight, version 2.6.657.0 is live in the Store, and it looks to be a rapid-release fix for an issue affecting some users.

No other details were posted on the Xbox User Voice page, so it is safe to surmise no new features were added. In addition, seeing as this is a minor number change from 2.6.656.0 just a few days ago, this looks to be more about addressing a very specific bug for some people.

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Update: The official TeamViewer Support Twitter account has now offered a statement on the removal of their Windows Phone app, saying, "The TeamViewer app should be back soon in the store. We apologize for any inconvenience caused."

Original story: Call it a trend or just many coincidences, but two more apps appear to have been removed from the Windows Phone Store over the last few weeks. The traditional PC and Mac remote viewing app TeamViewer and Opera Mini, an alternative web browser, are both no longer available to users.

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Cleartrip has launched an update to its Windows Phone app that allows users in India the ability to book train tickets. The added functionality is on top of the flight and hotel booking services already being offered. Along with the ability to book train tickets, users can also view schedules for up to two weeks, as well as the running status of the train, all from within the app.

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A few weeks ago, Cycloramic jumped from iOS to Windows Phone even before Android. The famous panoramic app is now a free app for Windows Phone users, who do not have a wide variety of pano apps. [Update: The app was free but it is now $1.99]

Unfortunately, being new to the Windows Phone game, Cycloramic had a few bugs for some users on specific devices. Luckily, the devs have been hard at work trying to tidy things up. Today's update looks to do just that.

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