App update roundup: Asphalt 8, DI.FM and Status Tiles get updated

App Update Roundup

We're rounding off our Monday with a batch of small updates that have been pushed to the Windows Phone Store. While we all recover from a rather busy CES 2014 (for Windows 8 and beyond), platform developers are still releasing updates for all your installed apps. Today we'll be looking at Asphalt 8, DI.FM and Status Tiles. Head past the break for the details.

Asphalt 8: Airborne

If you're into racing games with superb graphics and immersive action to keep you occupied when on the move, you'll definitely want to check out Asphalt 8: Airborne from Gameloft. The title, while not Xbox Live enabled, boasts some exciting features and is available for less than one dollar. Should you already be an Asphalt series fan, this latest instalment comes with a new graphics engine and more.

What's new in the latest release? It's a minor version jump, which we believe to be only minor fixes. Some readers have stated that this update addresses some issues with purchases (let us know in the comments if you notice anything).

You can download Asphalt 8: Airborn from the Windows Phone Store for $0.99 (Windows Phone 8 only).



Fan of electronic music? DI.FM is your number one stop for the best tunes to blast through your speaker system (or headphones). The service provides unlimited streaming (with advertisements should you not have a premium subscription) with numerous categories to choose from, depending on what mood you're currently in.

Just like Asphalt 8, this update is a minor one and we expect there to be miscellaneous fixes and improvements.

You can download DI.FM from the Windows Phone Store.

Status Tiles

Status Tiles 1.1

Attempting to quickly reach common settings, including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, data connectivity and more can prove tricky without shortcuts. Luckily there are some tools available on the store to help you with just that, one app being Status Tiles. This sweet little app enables you to pin settings you wish to have more convenient access to your Start screen. 

The latest update to Status Tiles removes the summary screen users were greeted with when backing out of an individual setting. It's a welcomed change, albeit a small alteration.

You can download Status Tiles from the Windows Phone Store for free.

Head on over to our forum to share updates you've noticed or be alerted to those you may have missed.

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.