Nokia on an updating roll, bumps PhotoBeamer, Smart Shoot and Cinemagraph
Nokia is spending the morning getting more updates out for Windows Phone consumers and the company doesn't appear to be halting as we've just got word that PhotoBeamer, Smart Shoot and Cinemagraph have all been bumped to new versions. So what's new in the latest releases?
Unfortunately, as per usual, Nokia has failed to supply change logs for the new releases. We've had a play around with version 3.0.5, which is a sizeable jump from the last release, and have found the app to be notably more responsive. What's interesting with this release is the ability to add effects to the recorded footage, including silver, sepia or black and white.
We've previously touched on support on the way for Windows Phone 7.8 hardware, but this doesn't appear to be included. If you've noticed anything new in the latest version of Cinemagraph, be sure to hit us up in the comments. You can download Cinemagraph from the Nokia Collection on the Windows Phone Store.
Smart Shoot is an interesting app for Lumia Windows Phones. Version 126.96.36.199 is also a slight mystery (notice a trend here?) with no change log and while we've had a good play around with the app, we haven't come across any new features or functionality. Again, should you be an avid user and notice anything new, be sure to shout at us in the comments.
You can download Smart Shoot from the Nokia Collection on the Windows Phone Store.
Would you be at all surprised if we were to suggest we're not entirely sure what's new in the latest update for PhotoBeamer? Version 188.8.131.52 is a minor jump from 1.1 we covered back in January so we'll assume that we're looking at minor improvements and bug fixes.
You can download PhotoBeamer from the Nokia Collection on the Windows Phone Store (WP7.x version - hasn't been updated).
Thanks, WPUser111, for the heads up!
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Don't even push the update then, ever.
Just kidding. I agree with you that MSFT should mandate that updates have "meaningful" changelogs.
I always assume that app updates that have no changelog are just for under the hood adjustments
a update to end the beta status of the Here Drive+;
a major update to WhatsApp;
a update to Temple Run 1, so this can run in 512mb devices and WP7 too;
Real Racing 3;
Temple Run 2;
Angry Birds Rio;
Annnnnnndddddddd.... Insta... whait for it... GRAM!!!
Am I missing something??
What do you mean? The 7.x version has been out for a while. I believe you guys reported on it. :)
Worst part about going HTC for windows phone...havent had an update in months
But Cinemagraph is real magic. Hoping for gif export soon. Maybe then I would use it more.
Now I see 2 photobeamers, but the one for my phone still doesn't say update. Guess I have to wait.