Another week, another 6tag update for Instagram lovers. Scratch that, as this is the third update to the app in just four days. Not too shabby.
Likewise, Disney’s Wreck it Ralph gets an update as well, but unfortunately, it’s bad news for Lumia 520 owners and others with 512 MB devices. And finally, the long-awaited Pouch update rolls on out for Pocket users.
It's all here in this morning's app update roundup. Read on for the details.
Hot on the heels of the big 3.0 update that arrived on December 23 is the second ‘bug fix and tweaking’ patch from developer Rudy Huyn. Seeing as this is a 0.0.1 update, you can imagine that this doesn’t really bring any new features, but instead improves the user experience. Here’s what is new:
- Adds new hashtag security, help you to be popular
According to Huyn, version 3.0 of 6tag uses the new internal API from Instagram and this update “adds the new hashtag security”, which in theory means that many more of you should be able to use hashtags on your ‘grams.
Hashtags are important for image discovery by others, and they can help raise the number of your followers as people become aware of your, ahem, artistic contributions.
New to hashtags? Check out Mark’s guide on using third-party app Tagram to help manage and utilize hashtags on Instagram.
Pick up 6tag version 18.104.22.168 here in the Store. Let us know if you see any difference with your hashtags.
Arriving in September, Wreck-it Ralph was one of many Disney games to grace Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8.1. Evidently, Disney and Microsoft have some cozy deal going on, because nearly every week we’re seeing new releases from the entertainment juggernaut.
The game Wreck-it Ralph, based off of the hit movie, received a rare update bumping it to version 22.214.171.124. Like 6tag above, that minor number increases means bug fixes and tweaking. Unfortunately, one of those tweaks reportedly removed 512 MB support for lower-end hardware.
That’s especially bad if you’re already running it on your Lumia 520/521 and update the game, as it means you can no longer play it. Indeed, we verified that the game won’t install on a 512 MB device (to be honest, we forgot to even mention 512 MB in the original release).
We’re not sure if that’s an oversight by Disney or on purpose due to poor performance. Regardless, if you paid for the game (99 cents), you may want to try and get a refund.
You can find Wreck-it Ralph 126.96.36.199 here in the Store.
Pouch is one of our favorite Pocket readers for Windows Phone. It’s an outstanding app and it just keeps getting better with each and every update.
Yesterday (and today for some), version 2.3.2 has arrived. We reported on it earlier, but due to delays, it was late on showing up. Here’s what’s new:
- Fixed some issues with certain articles causing Pouch to crash
- Added support for PocketWP, a standardized Pocket URI scheme
- Themes (Black, Dark, and Light) now throughout app
- Fixed problems with poor internet connections
- Added new article-reading URI scheme
- Better offline performance
- Better loading performance
- Bug fixes
That support for PocketWP is the same URI scheme that our updated app uses too. Coincidence? Of course not as Pouch and the WPCentral app will remain co-functioning. The rest are nice little tweaks for the read-it-later app, making in a must-have in our opinion.
If you’re new to Pocket (getpocket.com), you should really check it out. By using browser plugins or in-app support (like ours), you can bookmark and sync articles for later reading. It’s similar to what Microsoft is doing with the Reading app in Windows 8.1, but it is universally used and supported.
Pick up the newly revamped Pouch app for Windows Phone 8, version 2.3.2 here in the Store.
Thanks, Mohamed A. and nsa74, for the tips!
Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.
What if I dont update wreck-it-ralph? :P
Asphalt will be laughing so much hard on th Disney developers....Fu*k you Disney gazillions tines..majority of Lumia devices run on 512MB RAM.
Disney has been pretty good getting games to windowsphone so i wouldn't say fuck you to them just because one game was incompatible with a certain device.
Just have patience and wait for Disney's response.
Hey bro, i respect every developers who work and contribute for wp8 platform !! But the way they left 512MB consumers, it is a big setback to the wp8 platform. !!
first wp7 users were left out n now slowly 512mb users will be left out, so fragmentation does exist here too so how can they claim to be different to ios or android
How about buying proper specs if u want to be on a safe sight. Don't buy a polo and cry when the bmw can make more use of the autobahn
Not everyone has the option of getting a high-spec'd phone. Numbers-wise, as of 22 Nov 2013, 30% of all actively used Windows Phone devices worldwide were the 520 and 521. Those two devices also commanded 30% of the active devices in the US and UK, and nearly 45% in India. So, yeah, ignoring the 512 MB market does matter. Source: http://www.wpcentral.com/nokia-90-percent-windows-phone-market
Sorry ..there is reason for 1gb requirement. I would rather have the better experience. Also the c market consists of,probably 50 % or more of office pcs. Explain the gaming requirements there please. Why would i compare market share and,gaming interest anyways
Someone from WP Central already tried to contact Disney to see this things?
Contact Disney? Why not contact NASA and Google while we're at it....
Oh good I've got some questions for those guys too ;)
I did, NASA had "no comment" :(
Love when Daniel replies me! Hahahaha Besides Eletronic Arts, Gameloft, Rovio and other big companies that are bringing games to WP, I think that Disney is the only that I never heard anything from them, explaining nothing regarding everything and for any game released. And now is my favorite producer for WP. :)
Even hike chat app got minor update with new stickers and chat background themes..
Definitely 512mb users are going to be like Windows 7users..
God I hope not. That's way too much complaining for me, especially since 7.8 have reasons to complain and 512 mb chose their devices.
Not everyone has the option to choose a phone with more RAM.
Release of 525 may be an indication...
In other news, Android 4.4 Kitkat needs only 512 mb ram.
Still can't use "Direct" on 6tag, app keeps on crashing even after I picked up the update :/
Updated Pouch appears to be buggy. It stinks. I've sent reports to the developer, let's see if they respond quickly.
Removing 512MB-support because of small popularity is a big mistake by developers. Every WP-device should be joining the family and get all possible feautures. Or was it not possible to support Lumia 520/521 for another case?
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