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Foursquare can now show reviews in 50 languages thanks to Microsoft Translator's API

Microsoft has revealed that Foursquare has selected Microsoft Translator's API to help the online restaurant and event finder service translate user-created tips and reviews in other languages.


Swarm for Windows Phone 2.0 adds messaging and tons of stickers in latest update

The popular Foursquare check-in service Swarm has released an update for its Windows Phone app that adds messages and lots of new stickers.


7 essential Windows Phone apps for traveling in Southeast Asia

In a few days, I'll be returning back to New York after spending three weeks in Southeast Asia. To be more specific, I've spent time in Thailand, Malaysia, and the Philippines. I've had the Lumia Icon with me, which comes unlocked out of the box by Verizon.

I've noticed my usage is a bit different compared to how I use the Icon back in the United States. Here are 7 apps that have become really handy while traveling in Southeast Asia.


Foursquare pushes out Windows 8.1 update to match Windows Phone redesign

A few weeks ago, Foursquare released their new version of the popular service for Windows Phone with a complete redesign and enhanced location-finding features. The company even followed up with their new look in a blog post detailing the process. Today, their Windows 8.1 version of the app is also getting a makeover, bringing it line with Windows Phone.

Headed to the Store, and you can find version 1.3.0.45 along with a very different look. Gone are the check-ins that have since headed to Swarm, and instead the new Foursquare is very much about finding places around you, including restaurants that just opened, coffee houses and more.


Foursquare designer talks challenges of redesign process

If you're an aspiring Windows Phone developer, a new blog post by a designer of the Foursquare app may be of some interest to you. A little over a week after debuting a fresh new look on Windows Phone, Foursquare designer Basak Haznedaroglu took to a blog post to describe some of the design challenges behind the visual revamp.


Foursquare gets quick update after major redesign on Windows Phone

Foursquare has just received it's first little update after a major app overhaul on Windows Phone. Yesterday, Foursquare 4.0 for Windows Phone launched with a major redesign. That new app now has a new update which addresses a few bugs and adds one new little feature.


Foursquare 4.0 for Windows Phone with a major redesign now available

The redesigned Foursquare app for Windows Phone is now live on the Store along with its new UI and feature focus. Designed to run on all versions of Windows Phone, including the aging 7.5, Foursquare 4.0 looks to bring a more Yelp-like experience with discovery taking priority over social.


Foursquare gets new redesign as private-beta app spied on the Store

Earlier this year, Foursquare broke off their popular check-in service with the release of Swarm to all mobile platforms. Focusing on social interaction and planning, Swarm expands upon some of the core features of Foursquare, but it leaves a muddled message.

For a few months now, the company has spoken about a redesigned Foursquare experience, and that looks to be coming closer today, as a private beta has gone out to testers.


Cortana's Foursquare support goes live on more Windows Phones

Microsoft flipped the switch to expand Cortana's previously revealed support for recommending nearly places to more Windows Phone 8.1 devices late on Monday, perhaps in preparation for launching the digital assistant in China later this week.


Foursquare teases Swarm for Windows Phone, still coming soon

Swarm for Windows Phone is apparently right around the corner. Foursquare today dropped the first images of the app on their blog, noting that it's still "coming soon" — just how soon we're not quite sure. Swarm has been available on iPhone and Android devices for a few weeks now, but thanks to high demand from users, will soon be brought to Windows Phone as well.


Foursquare says their Windows Phone Swarm app is coming 'very soon'

Foursquare has confirmed that they plan to release a version of their Swarm virtual check-in app for Windows Phone "very soon", which should please many who have been waiting for the company to offer up this particular app for Microsoft's mobile OS.


Foursquare available again for Nokia Lumia 1520

Earlier this morning, we reported how the 3.5.8.0 update for Foursquare was disabled for those with a Lumia 1520. Starting within the last hour, users can once again download, install or update their Foursquare app to take advantage of the new stability fix.


Foursquare app for Windows Phone blocked to download for some Lumia 1520 owners

The official Foursquare app for Windows Phone has had a rough week. A featureless update released on June 24 seemed innocuous enough until users on the Lumia 1520 and Lumia Icon had problems launching the refreshed app. The problem seemed limited at first, until a small patch update, version 3.5.8, hit the Store, reportedly fixing the crashes. That 3.5.8 update, nonetheless, is unable to be downloaded by those with a Lumia 1520, revealing an "Item not available" message.


New Foursquare job post shows bigger push for Windows Phone development

A new job listing from Foursquare indicates that the popular "check in" app company is making a bigger push towards creating better Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 apps in the future.


Foursquare for Windows Phone updated with instability fix for Lumia 1520, Icon owners

The official Foursquare app for Windows Phone has been updated yet again with a minor update. The app previously received some update love only a few days ago, but didn't come with a changelog. Today, we're looking at version 3.5.8, which addresses instability issues when running the app on either the Lumia Icon or Lumia 1520.


Foursquare and Xbox One SmartGlass Beta pick up small updates on Windows Phone

Updates are always welcomed, especially for apps we use and love daily. Today two such apps are receiving small updates - Xbox One SmartGlass Beta and Foursquare, both on Windows Phone. Let's find out what's new and improved in the latest versions of these two apps.


Foursquare updated to fix read notification bug, adds Lens support

Busy week for app updates right? Today the official Foursquare app for Windows Phone was updated. No, we didn't lose the ability to check-in just yet. That probably won't happen until we finally get their new app called Swarm. Let's check out today's update for Foursquare.


Swarm will make you mayor of your friends, offer stickers

Last week Foursquare announced Swarm, its new app for checking in. That's right. Foursquare is pulling out the check-in component and building a standalone app around that experience. That app will be called Swarm and will focus on connecting you with your friends. While the Foursquare app that remains will serve to help explorers find new spots. Today Foursquare has shared more details about Swarm, which launches next week.


Foursquare announces Swarm, its new app for checking in

Foursquare has announced that they're going to be spinning off a new app this summer called Swarm. While Foursquare has been used for sharing where you are for years, Swarm aims to facilitate meet-ups with friends more easily by letting you broadcast where you're going next and what your friends' plans are. Meanwhile, the original Foursquare app will be changing a little bit to be more focused on venue discovery and reviews.


4th & Mayor gets updated with support for HD displays and more

The super popular 4th & Mayor app for Windows Phone is one of the better (albeit unofficial) Foursquare apps out there. The app was released back on Windows Phone 7 and still the developer is releasing updates with more support and functionality implemented. Today's release adds yet more Windows Phone 8 support, as well as some other bits and pieces.


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