App Update Roundup: Nokia bumps Lumia apps, Pixel Gun 3D loads more content, Waze gets more battery friendly

We have another app roundup for your Windows Phones. Today we'll be looking at Pixel Gun 3D, iFruit from Rockstar and even Waze. To save you some time checking for updates or just in case you haven't yet received the notifications, head past the break to see what's new in these latest releases.

Pixel Gun 3D

Pixel Gun 3D

This is a cool first-person shooter (FPS) available for Windows Phone. Inspired by Minecraft, we recently gave Pixel Gun 3D the thumbs up and urged you guys to check it out. We're now back today with a rather large update. Version includes numerous new additions to the gameplay, further expanding on what was already available.

Let's take a quick look at what's new:

  • New mode: ''DEADLY GAMES'!'
  • New weapon system with cells
  • New guns & upgrades
  • New maps
  • Hats & Capes in the shop

You can download Pixel Gun 3D from the Windows Phone Store for $0.99. Unfortunately, there's no trial available and you need at least 1 GB of RAM. Let us know how you're getting on with the new features.


Waze (forthcoming)

Waze is an extremely popular navigation and traffic app that relies on social interaction for real-time updates. What's more is Waze is now part of Google. That said, the Windows Phone client is receiving an update shortly (not live yet), which will "improve battery performance", perfect for those who rely on the service when on the move.

This is the first update to Waze since it came out in November, so it's much needed due to the many complaints about overheating. Hopefully, this fixes it. Look for the update later today.

Grab Waze from the Windows Phone Store and be on the look out for the imminent update.



Rockstar Games released the iFruit companion app to the Windows Phone Store. This is a great little tool which works wonders with Grand Theft Auto 5, opening up more functionality for gamers. Unfortunately, while we don't have the change log for the latest release (version, we thought it would be wise to fire up a public service announcement, confirming that the latest update has broken the app in the form of crashes.

You can grab iFruit from the Windows Phone Store for free. Let us know if you're also experiencing issues with the app.

QR: iFruit

SysApp Pusher

SysApp Pusher

This little tool ends up on a few of our app roundups, but the simple reason for this is because it's such an important app in our arsenal. We believe consumers should utilise SysApp Pusher until Microsoft introduces auto-update for Windows Phone apps. Today, we're looking at version, which adds support for the following:

  • Nokia Touch
  • Bings apps

Not a massive update, but a notable one nonetheless. If you haven't already got the app, download SysApp Pusher from the Windows Phone Store for free. We highly recommend it.

Odds and Ends

There have not only been highlighted updates this week, but also minor releases that have affected the following apps:

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.