Apps,Review,Windows Phone

Casts – a beautiful beta app in the podcast segment

7 Apr , 2014  

Casts – a beautiful beta app in the podcast segment

There is a new podcast app coming in the Windows Phone 8.1, but that is still a month away. We are super fans of Podcast Lounge for its features and usability. And there is another player here, Casts. Casts is a podcast app and its currently free and its a beta.

So if you’re ready to test it, go grab it. After all its free, there is nothing stopping you from giving it a try. And remember its in beta still, so go easy if you find any bugs. And do report it to the dev 🙂

Screenshots

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Download

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or scan the QR Code..

Casts

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News,Windows Phone

Windows Phone 8.1 has search feature for Text Messages, Finally!

7 Apr , 2014  

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A reddit user just discovered while trying the new SDK that Windows Phone 8.1 has now search feature for text message. It’s a very basic feature yet it was dumped in Windows Phone 7 and 8. Search feature in text messages is quite handy while searching for a particular text, let it be related to your registration Id from some service or important texts from your friends/family.

Some users in the comments are also claiming that you will be able to search for text messages using Cortana voice commands, like “Show texts from my wife”.

There are so many little things that keep coming out of Windows Phone 8.1. Let’s see what else Microsoft has packed inside Windows Phone 8.1 for your Lumia. 🙂

Source: reddit

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Apps,Review,Windows Phone

Instatic – A full blown Instagram Statistic viewer for Windows Phone

19 Mar , 2014  

Remember the time we talked about UnfollowSpy back a little while? Now there is something better than that (it depends upon what you want out of them, more about it on a bit), called Instatic.

Let me get one thing straight, UnfollowSpy is for you if you wish to get insights in a lite and easy way and also wish to have Twitter and Facebook statistics . Yeah i know that there is no Facebook support now, but its coming, its planned. Just use that and exit this post now. But if you wish to have both the apps running for the other services UnfollowSpy has to offer, and also wish to have even more detailed insight on your Instagram account than what Unfollowspy has to offer, read on. And by no means i favour one over the other, both are awesome! it just comes to what you’re looking for.

First thins first, you have to login with an Instagram account, its simple. And then comes the sad part, first time load. Wait quite a long while for the app to get the stats from Instagram and to analyse and to work on it and present it to you. Depending on the followers, following and post and likes the wait time will vary. Thankfully you can tell it not to update on startup and can reduce various stuffs under the settings to load it faster, given that you’re okay with stats not so deep. If you see the settings page yourself, you’ll get what i am saying. Everything is simple and easy.

You first see the dashboard, from where you can move around

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The app gives a very detailed analysis without annoying you like some other apps, you do get one notification that suggests to follow the app’s Instagram account, which you can opt to neglect. The app is fully functional, has a great UI and UX, it just works as you expect. Does what it says in a sweet manner, if you are a heavy Instagram user and care for stats, go for it. There are several packages which you can unlock the features of the app, and you can also get the total pack which includes all the feature and also gets rid of the advts. Its a very little price to pay for an app this good, its also a good way to support the dev.

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Leaks,News,Windows Phone

[UPDATE] Windows Phone 8.1 Features – See What’s in the box for Your Lumia?

15 Feb , 2014  

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Lately, a lot of screenshots and features are leaking for Windows Phone 8.1. You must be excited to know what is coming for your Lumia, next right?

From our sources, we have been able to get to know following features that are coming with the Windows Phone 8.1:

  • Notification area
  • Miracast
  • File Manager
  • Apps on SD card
  • USB OTG
  • Support for QHD – 2560×1600
  • Support for lower than 480x800px resolution
  • Burst mode in camera
  • Cortana voice assistance
  • Use third party as message app
  • IE with Flash Player
  • IE can now upload and download files
  • On screen button for OEM manufacturers to utilize in new hardware designs.
  • Separate volume setting for Ringer and Apps
  • Multitask like RT
  • Swipe down to end apps
  • Universal app with windows 8
  • New podcast app
  • VPN

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UPDATE:

We received some more information. Here is the list:

  • NEW Stereoscopic 3d support
  • NEW Wi-Fi Direct, a Wi-Fi standard allowing direct peer-to-peer connections over Wi-Fi without an access point
  • NEW Windows Phone 8.1 apps won’t run on 8.0 devices until they upgrade
  • NEW Documentation confirms ALL current Windows Phone 8 hardware to get 8.1
  • NEW Dev tools: SemanticZoom, DatePicker, TimePicker
  • NEW PlayTo support
  • NEW Single sign-in for apps (like on Windows 8) with Microsoft Account; sign in will persist across devices + apps with permissions prompt
  • NEW YouTube Player (see lede image) including HTML5 video support (video playback doesn’t have to be full screen) And you get custom UI, so YouTube Closed Captions are in
  • NEW File picker
  • NEW Geofencing API for location-based reminders
  • NEW Background tasks: Bluetooth signal strength, Chat message notification, Device connection change, Device use trigger, Gatt characteristic notification, Location, Push notification, Rfcomm connection, System event, Timer
  • NEW Slide down to close apps
  • NEW Navigation bar color selection
  • NEW USB choices
  • NEW Updated camera layout, similar to Windows 8.1
  • Back button doesn’t terminate the app
  • No more XAP, instead APPX
  • VPN (Virtual Private Network)
  • OneDrive (previously SkyDrive) with integrated file browser (just like Windows 8.1)
  • Filter through installed apps by usage/install date
  • Select multiple tiles when customising the Start screen [FALSE]
  • More efficient multitasking
  • Ability to install apps on inserted SD Cards
  • Internet Explorer 11 improved with WebGL and Normal mapping support
  • Separate volume controls for ringer, media, etc.
  • Bing smart search (similar search system as Windows 8.1)
  • Xbox Music and Xbox Video as standalone apps instead of the Music + Video Hub (allowing more updates to be pushed)
  • Redesigned Xbox Game Hub
  • Twitter integrated more deeply into the contacts Hub
  • Facebook account option REMOVED (updated)
  • Quick settings access (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth) by doing a quick swipe from the top of the screen
  • Action Center accessed by doing a full swipe from up to the bottom (separate from the Notification Center)
  • Silent notifications which go directly to the Action center
  • Possibility to mark a Live Tile as read by swiping from the left of said tile
  • Auto-updates for apps (just like Windows 8.1)
  • Better backup functionality
  • Improved keyboard
  • Bluetooth 4.0 LE (to non-Lumia Windows Phones)
  • Feature to mirror Windows Phone screens to TVs and/or monitors

Things not included in the SDK:

  • Cortana
  • Action Center + Notification Center
  • New gesture-based keyboard

I am sure this Windows Phone 8.1 seems much more interesting and exciting than ever. What more would you like to see?

 Sources: WPCentral

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Games,News,Windows Phone

Flappy Bird, a popular addictive game, Coming to your Lumia

3 Feb , 2014  

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Flappy Bird, which is soaring on top on App Market on iOS and Google Play on Android, is coming to Windows Phone. Game developer @dongatory has confirmed on Twitter that it should be coming quite soon on Windows Phone.
Goal of the game is to take duck to the end of the level without touch any obstacle. It is very simple yet tough game.

@dongatory has estimated 10 days for it to come to Windows Phone.

 

 

When asked whether it will support 512MB RAM, he said, he isn’t sure but he will manage to do that.

It is nice to see that popular games and app have started to appear on Windows Phone quite early than it used to take.

So are you excited to play the game and get addicted? 😀

Thanks WMPowerUser for taking it to our attention. 🙂

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News,Windows Phone

Viber 4.0 for Windows Phone brings Sticker Market and Seen/Online Status

31 Jan , 2014  

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Popular messaging application Viber for Windows Phone has been updated to 4.0 bring some new features and performance improvement.

This update has brought Sticker Market support in the Windows Phone. You can now download several free and paid stickers for the market.

Update has also added a feature like “Last Seen” indicating when the user was last seen on the Viber. You can now seen if your message has been seen and whether your friend is online. It has also added notification sounds for incoming push notification.

Unfortunately, Viber Out is still not there which allows you to call any mobile or landline number for a paid subscription.

Official Changelog:

• Download many free and paid stickers from the Sticker Market
• Get more details like when your message has been seen and when your contacts are online
• Viber notification sounds will be used for incoming push notifications
• Ability to hide notification content
• Improved resuming and loading speed and push notification delivery

 View On Windows Phone Store

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