myAppFree, PacMan Tiles, Asphalt 8: Airborne, and Nokia Camera Beta get updated

We've just hit the halfway marker for this week and already we're seeing some updates be pushed out through the Windows Phone Store. Luckily for you all, not only does Windows Phone 8.1 make updating apps simpler than ever, we're still compiling some of the highlights, just in case you happen to miss them (and have updates set to manual) or you've failed to download the apps yet.


There's nothing better than bagging some sweet deals on the Windows Phone Store for your brand new smartphone. myAppFree is a cool program that takes highly-rated apps and partners with the developer to throw the app up for free in exchange for publicity and promotion. Our own Windows Phone Central app is currently listed for free through myAppFree, but today's news covers the app itself getting updated.

According to the provided changelog, here is what's new in version 2.0:

  • Earn points downloading and sharing app
  • Worldwide leaderboard
  • New transparent Live Tile for those personalized Start screens

It's a definite must-have for those bargain hunters and we're sure the latest update will please those who frequently use the app with more functionality being implemented.

QR: myAppFree

PacMan Tiles

PacMan Tiles is an awesome app for Windows Phone, especially if you were (and still are) a fan of the classic arcade game. The app itself enables you to pin customized tiles to the Start screen to add some personalization to the Windows Phone. What better way to stand out than to have PacMan chasing after (or being chased by) the iconic enemies.

This latest update (version 1.2.1) includes yet more tiles to choose from, as well as the option to have black, white or transparent backgrounds for the loaded tiles.

QR: PacMan Tiles

Nokia Camera Beta

Microsoft has released an update to its Nokia Camera Beta app, which is available on the Windows Phone Store. Luckily, the team appears to be on a roll with not only releasing the updates themselves, but also change logs to detail what's new.

Version brings the following:

  • Improved Inline Video Playback in Camera Roll
  • Improved Living Images Playback in Camera Roll
  • Improved Focus Indicator on devices with Continuous Autofocus
  • Other Bug fixes and Improvements

That's quite the update to a great app for photography.

QR: Nokia Camera Beta

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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.