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Map the world with the awe-inspiring Bing Maps 'Preview' for Windows 8.1

Map the world with the awe-inspiring Bing Maps 'Preview' for Windows 8.1

Microsoft's Bing Maps for Windows 8.1 is a breathtaking experience The preinstalled map app within Windows 8 is quite good, but it comes nowhere near the detail and quality of map resources supplied by Google’s own mapping service. Microsoft intends to fix that idea and has just released their “Bing Maps Preview” application to the Windows Store. Simply put from first impressions - we...

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2flicka gets updated once again, includes bug fixes and some light improvements

2flicka gets updated once again, includes bug fixes and some light improvements

If you're not familiar with 2flicka, it's an unofficial Flickr app for Windows Phone. The app itself hasn't been live for very long, but already we're looking at yet another update. Previously, the developer added group support, galleries and a few other goodies, but today 2flicka has had a few fixes implemented, along with a more polished dark theme. Snap on past the break for the full...

Rich Edmonds 4
Nokia updates its Chat beta app, adding offline mode support and performance improvements

Nokia updates its Chat beta app, adding offline mode support and performance improvements

Nokia has once again bumped its Chat beta app, available from the Nokia Beta Labs. We last looked at the app, powered by Yahoo! back in September when the company added unknown improvements. Today, Nokia Chat beta has been updated to version 1.3 and we've got a change log with a bunch of enhancements to boot. So what's new in 1.3? If you're a fan of the beta messaging app, you'll now...

Rich Edmonds 17
Latest Tweet It! for Windows Phone update lets you further personalise your tweeting experience

Latest Tweet It! for Windows Phone update lets you further personalise your tweeting experience

The latest update for Tweet It!, bringing the popular Windows Phone Twitter client up to version 7.3, introduces new personalisation options for how elements are displayed and more. If you're not a fan of the whole 'everything is square' UI design in most of your installed apps, Tweet It! enables you to switch between squares and round designs. Prior to this update, some elements were...

Rich Edmonds 13
Microsoft responds to overheating on Surface 2 devices - a firmware update is coming

Microsoft responds to overheating on Surface 2 devices - a firmware update is coming

If you recently picked up one of Microsoft’s latest devices, the Surface 2 or Surface Pro 2, you might be experiencing a slight issue with the screen dimming its brightness level when working on CPU intensive activities. Not to worry though, Microsoft is in the processes of creating and releasing a firmware updates to the units. High intensive activities such as gaming, are causing...

Michael Archambault 69
Hulu Plus for Windows 8 gets updated - allows you to enjoy your favorite content even more

Hulu Plus for Windows 8 gets updated - allows you to enjoy your favorite content even more

Hulu Plus, Netflix, and Amazon Instant Video are all great ways to enjoy your favorite TV and movie content wherever you are. This week, Hulu has released an update to their application, adding an addition of new features and, of course, a few bug fixes. The update for the Hulu Plus application brings two new abilities. The first new addition, is the ability to snap the Hulu app to...

Michael Archambault 33
Download the Xbox One

Download the Xbox One "day one offline update" on your PC to avoid busy Xbox servers

It's already set in stone that Microsoft's next-generation console, the Xbox One will require a day one patch - just like the PlayStation 4. Unfortunately, with the next Xbox, you'll not be able to play any games (or really do anything at all) until you've installed the update. Luckily, should you be afraid that something may go wrong on the day to prevent you from getting on with some...

Rich Edmonds 56
2flicka gets updated with new dark theme and more, letting you publish to Flickr with style

2flicka gets updated with new dark theme and more, letting you publish to Flickr with style

Fan of photography and upload some incredible shots to Flickr? You should be aware of 2flicka, the unofficial app already available for Windows Phone. We last looked at 2flicka when version 1.1 was pushed out for consumers to enjoy and today we can relay that 1.2 is now available. Slide on past the break to see what's new. The biggest addition is the auto-upload, which is highlighted...

Rich Edmonds 6
Nokia StoryTeller beta available in the Windows Phone Store, but you can't download it

Nokia StoryTeller beta available in the Windows Phone Store, but you can't download it

Nokia announced a new photography-focused app called "StoryTeller" in Abu Dhabi last month. The new tool offers a way to organize image and video files on Lumia Windows Phones, according to the time or location they are taken. We knew the software will be released in the near future, but weren't entirely sure when. Now a beta version of StoryTeller is available on the Windows Phone...

Kane Gao 57