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Nokia updates Cinemagraph for Lumia Windows Phones with unknown improvements

Nokia has once again updated its Cinemagraph app for Lumia Windows Phones. The app enables you to record footage with the camera, edit the recording and save the result as an animated, GIF-like clip. Perfect for quickly sharing on social networks.


Rayman Jungle Run update for Windows Phone adds 20 tough new levels

Last month, the Windows 8 version of Rayman Jungle Run received a sizable update. Ubisoft added 20 new levels to their beautiful 2D platformer, and for free. New levels are all very well and good, but what about the Windows Phone 8 version of the game? We assumed it would receive the same update at some point, but Ubisoft couldn’t confirm it for us.

Looks like we assumed correctly! The Windows Phone 8 version of Rayman Jungle Run just got updated with 20 new levels. The update pushes the game’s download size from 49 MB to 78 MB, but that’s still not a bad size for a AAA downloadable title. Head past the break for details and screenshots of the new stages.


Amazing Weather HD updated, lockscreen support back on track

Amazing Weather HD is one of our favorite weather apps for Windows Phone. The app is available for both Windows Phone 7.x and 8 devices and was updated to version 4.2.2.2 earlier today to add a few new features and fix a few bugs.

The most notable fix corrects the bug that caused lockscreen updates to not match the weather information. You also have Simplified Chines and Hungarian languages added and a optional usage data setting.


Fhotoroom updated, adds accent color support and a new tilt shift option

For those not familiar, Fhotoroom is a Windows Phone photography app that is part photo sharing, part camera app and part photo editor. It's been updated several times making it a rather solid photo app for both Windows Phone 7.x and 8 devices.

Both versions were recently updated, version 3.9 for Windows Phone 7.x and version 9.1.9 for Windows Phone 8, that adds accent color theme support, a new tilt shift setting and a few performance tweaks.


At Bat 13 updated for Windows Phone 8, just in time for the Playoffs

At Bat 13 is a feature rich Windows Phone 8 app that will keep you up to date on all the action on the diamond. The app does a respectable job of delivering all the scores, stats, highlights, videos and news from Major League Baseball. You can even sign into your MLB.com account to access your MLB.TV Premium subscription, access the MLB.com Store and listen to streaming game broadcasts.

At Bat 13 was updated yesterday, taking the app to version 1.1.0.15 and get it ready for the playoffs. The update includes a new section dedicated for the 2013 playoffs with filters for all post-season series and teams.


Super Calendar updated, adds lockscreen support and more

Super Calendar is a solid Windows Phone 8 alternative to our native calendar app. The app is full of features and flexibility that allows Super Calendar to better fit your individual needs.  It's an attractive app to consider if you're wanting a little more out of your Windows Phone calendar.

Super Calendar was recently updated to version 1.3 that addresses a few bug issues as well as adding a little more meat on the bone.


Spectral Souls gets MOGA Pro Controller support on Windows Phone 8

The story of MOGA Pro Controller support for Windows Phone 8 has consisted of little else other than disappointment in the months following its March announcement. Microsoft touted Windows Phone 8’s support for the peripheral at the Game Developer Conference, where we actually played Drift Mania Championship 2 using the controller.

Somehow, the MOGA-enabled version of the game didn’t become available until June, several months after the controller arrived in stores. And since then, exactly zero Windows Phone games and emulators have included MOGA support. It’s like the March announcement was just a cruel joke.

The cruelty of that joke has just diminished, because a second game now supports the controller! Spectral Souls, the massive strategy RPG from HyperDevBox has been updated to work with the MOGA Pro Controller. We also know of at least one other app that will definitely support it upon release. Details after the break!


Nokia Lumia 720 and 520 getting Amber update across India

Tips have been pouring in from Windows Phone Central readers across India that their Nokia Lumia 720s and 520s are getting notifications that the Amber update is now available. The Nokia support site also confirms that Amber has been approved is rolling out in India.


Instagraph updated, adds filters, lens support and more

Instagraph is a popular Instagram client for our Windows Phone that was the first to allow uploads to the photo sharing network. The Windows Phone photography app was updated today to version 2.6 and adds new features to both the Windows Phone 7.x and 8 versions.

The Windows Phone 8 version gets forty-five new effects filters that are powered by Nokia's imaging SDK. Everything from an antique filter to a cartoon rendition to a lomo filter. Instagraph also gets lens support with the Windows Phone 8 version allowing you to launch the app from the camera lens selection.


Fhotoroom updated for both Windows Phone 7.x and 8, brings a many features like silent likes and UI

We always dig apps that get regular updates and support from their developers. One of those is Fhotoroom for Windows Phone, which has been getting fairly regular updates since its inception. The latest update is for both Windows Phone 7.x and 8 users and totally worth checking out. Details below.


Unofficial Vine client 6Sec gets updated; now supports multiple accounts

Popular third-party Vine app for Windows Phone, 6Sec has been updated to version 1.4. Rudy Huyn is a well-known name when it comes to the Windows Phone store, with numerous solid apps available for consumers to take advantage of. So what's new in the latest release?


Network Dashboard updated and now a free app for Windows Phone 8

Network Dashboard is a rather nice Windows Phone app that allows you to pin common network tasks to your Start Screen. Network Dashboard was recently updated to version 3.0 to support Windows Phone 8. With the update the developer has dropped the price to free and brings along a few new features for good measure.

The version 3.0 adds a tile for location services as well as status detection for Bluetooth and Airplane mode. You also have a new default Metro Live Tile style and an in-app purchase for additional tile styles.


Disqus for Windows Phone bumped to version 1.4; includes fixes and small changes

Disqus is one of those unique apps that launched on Windows Phone, but has yet to be released for competitor platforms. The app has been bumped to version 1.4 over the weekend, introducing some fixes and bundling a few changes here and there. If you're one to engage in discussion on numerous top blogs and news outlets, Disqus is definitely something worth checking out. So what's new in this release?


Hipstamatic yields to users, now allows photos to be imported into Oggl...kinda

The addition of Hipstamatic’s Oggl and Oggl Pro to the Windows Phone Store was welcomed by community. The app was first announced back in May and finally joined the platform after the launch of the Nokia Lumia 1020 in the United States.

Two versions exist, Oggl and Oggl Pro, with the latter a special edition of the app going to users on the Lumia 1020. Performance was sluggish at first, but has slowly been improving with a fairly constant stream of updates. What’s the latest update bring?


UC Browser updated, adds more sharing options and enhanced music playback

UC Browser is a web browser alternative to Internet Explorer for our Windows Phone. The app was recently updated to version 3.1 which brings a few new features and performance tweaks into the mix.

This latest update comes with multiple enhancements including greater sharing options that allow you to share to Facebook and Twitter, the ability to play downloaded music in the background after you exit the app, and optimized searching by allowing searches through both the address bar and search bar.


Hulu Plus for Windows Phone updated with more bug repellent and performance improvements

The official Hulu Plus app for Windows Phone 8 has been bumped to version 1.2.0.0, introducing some minor, but rather important improvements. Hulu is a popular service for streaming TV shows, movies and "webisodes," coupled with bonus materials such as behind the scenes footage from multiple networks.


Rayman Jungle Run for Windows 8 gets 20 new levels for free

Console gamers might be aware that Rayman Legends just launched on Xbox 360 and other platforms this week. By all accounts, Legends is another sublime platformer like Rayman Origins before it. Awesome for Xbox owners, but how about mobile Windows platforms? Don’t they get any love?

Turns out they do! Windows 8 and RT users, anyway. Rayman Jungle Run, one of the finest Xbox Windows 8 games in town, got a major update recently. The free update adds 20 new levels, pushing Jungle Run’s grand total up to 70 levels. Pictures and impressions after the break!


Nokia updates its feedback app for Windows Phone; your comments are now more appreciated

Nokia has pushed out an update for its Feedback to Nokia system application on Lumia Windows Phones. The app is pretty neat, enabling you to provide feedback to Nokia, rating its hardware, software, services and offering comments on how the company can improve its game. As well as the feedback provided, Nokia also collects some information on how your Windows Phone is used.


Samsung releases updates for numerous Windows Phone apps

Samsung has released a number of updates for its Samsung Windows Phones. These solutions are listed on the Samsung Zone and can be accessed only by those with a Samsung Windows Phone 8 device. So what's been bumped to a new release? ATIV Beam, Photo Editor, Live Wallpaper and MiniDiary join Additional call settings on the update list.


Yatzy Online suspends ad-banners, fix in the works for the Windows Phone game

Last week we reviewed the Windows Phone game Yatzy Online and found it to be a decent Yahtzee styled game except for some annoying advertising banners. Banners that cover up the top portion of the screen, preventing you access to a few menu options.

We just received word from the game's developers that this overlapping of the ad-banner shouldn't be happening. A fix will be going out over the next week or so to correct this issue and until then, the developer has suspended the ad service.


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