NBC News Lead

During the past month, both NBC News and Tumblr were two examples of official apps hitting the Windows Phone Store for the first time. We’d had a handful of others, like Fidelity and GoComics, join the fray recently. Apps joining the Windows Phone ecosystem are just one sign of the how well the platform is doing. Another sign is how frequently those apps get updated. The forecast? Sunny with a chance of tiles since both NBC News and Tumblr have been updated. Let’s see what’s new.

NBC News

The app now sports a redesigned live tile. The NBC development team tweaked the live tile based on your feedback in the review section of the Store. Spot the differences? Grab NBC News for Windows Phone 8 right here or use the QR code below.

QR: NBC News


The changes are a little hard to find for the recent Tumblr update. There were a handful of features you guys wanted to see added in future releases of the app, but we’re not seeing them yet. It most likely is just performance/bug fixes in the latest update. Our own Daniel reports that the app would crash when using voice commands and that seems to be fixed. Grab Tumblr for Windows Phone 8 right here or use the QR code below.

QR: Tumblr

Notice anything else for either Tumblr or NBC News? Share with us below, otherwise go update your apps. Wouldn't you say that frequent updates to big apps is a good sign for Windows Phone?

Thanks for the tip Jon D!