Apps,Review,Windows Phone

Best of Chess apps in the Windows Phone Store

4 Jan , 2014  




Chess is by far our favorite Chess app apart from Chess by Post. Chess by post is all about playing with a stranger, you get to play with random opponents who have more or less the equivalent ranking. White starts, if you start a game you’re white. Once you make a move you’ve got 5 days to make the next move, you can make your next move at anytime within that 5 day time limit. If failed the opponent is declared the winner. Apart from this all the rules of chess apply. You can also start a unranked game, which implies that your ranking will not raise or lower if you win or lose an unranked game. Unranked game can be between you and your facebook friends or by username.

On the other hand Chess is an app which allows you to play with the computer, this is the main highlight of this game even though both the app has local two player. So you love Chess and you have a Windows Phone? These two are the apps for you! Go get them and make your brain busy.


App: Chess
Catogery: Game (Statergy)
Developer: Paras Wadehra
Store Link: Chess at Windows Phone Store

App: Chess By Post
Catogery: Game (Statergy)
Developer: Jeff Cole
Store Link: Chess by Post at Windows Phone Store

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Weather+ a weather app for Windows Phone That is all New

1 Jan , 2014  

Weather+ is a cool new weather app for Windows Phone. It is nothing like the other weather apps out there, and it goes along with the text heavy Windows Phone style with minimal pictures in its UI but gives you a lot of glanceable information via text. It also has enormous customizability with toast notification, something new to the weather
app category as far as i can remember. Try it out, you’ll be impressed.

The public version will be released on January 10th, but right now the beta and public version has nothing separating them. This is a sneak peek of the app, stay tuned for info when the app gets published in the store.

The page showing the weather of your location according to dates:


Zoom out, by pinching out to get a view like this

Weather+ 1

Customisation options available for the icons

Weather+ custom

Here’s a video Review

By the way, we wish you a very Happy New Year!

App: Weather+
Category: Weather
Store Link:

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Here Drive Updated – Take a look at Here drive & Explorer

14 Nov , 2013  

HERE suite of location services are the  best out there, and we all know it. HERE range recently got updated with a blue theme, previously it matched your theme color. Now it is all B, as in blue and better. Here Drive got updated to 4.0.5399.0 a strange no. to put up instead of just 4.0.540. Lets us see what is new.


Now you can set the time interval to update the traffic into from 5-30 minutes and also hide the updates which is not going to affect your route.


Another update is find my car, this is really interesting as it allows you to locate your car while leaving it and go where ever you want and what ever you want to do, and when its time to go back, it will direct you to where you left your car. Pretty cool isn’t.


Live traffic updates


Wish it also shows POI too. We still have all those hidden under places.


That is Temple Tower & Periyar Building in 3D view. If you happen to live in Chennai, India you’ll know this place. 3D maps is super cool!

Okay that is all new in HERE Drive, let us see about HERE Explore which is right now in beta.


See HERE suite is fully in blue. If you see your theme color there, then it means you are having the old version.

Now all HERE suite services has collections included in it. Collections are as the name implies collections of your favourite places.



HERE Explorer lets you explorer the places around you using Nokia’s LiveSite. It shows the POI nearby.

If you search in the web its giving error right now, but works well in the phone. Update and enjoy the new features HERE has to offer. It now also has a Credits page under About which states all those who are behind where HERE is here today.

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1Shot Beta

8 Nov , 2013  

There are already a hell lot of Camera apps for Windows Phone, which is for us, a good thing! So, what makes 1Shot a worthy contender in the crowded place? Lets see..

 The inbuilt camera app of Windows Phone is quite minimal but it gets the work done like a champ for many. But hey, Nokia is reowned for its camera powress and we need to make the most of its  hardware power.  This is where 1Shot Excels its hyper  simple, yet has some pro level features not found in the default camera app which you can find in the Nokia Pro cam. Remember Pro cam is not for all Lumia devices! While 1Shot is mainly aimed at providing something which i’ll talk about soon, it can be used any Lumia’s or Windows Phone for that matter, even on 512MB RAM devices. It so lite on resources, with easy tap to shoot like the default app and also at the same time packed with way more features, its a win-win for all.

  • Features:
  1. Flash – Auto, On, Off.
  2. Timer – Off, 2 seconds, 10 seconds.
  3. Shooting Modes – Single shot, multiple, bracketing.
  4. Scenes – Auto, Macro, Sport, Night, landscape, Night Portrait, Backlit.
  5. Zoom – Slide to zoom.
  6. Focus – Auto, Manual with focus assist light.
  7. Nokia Imaging SDK filters

We had the privilege to use the app the very first, and since then to the latest version, the app has evolved a lot. It was first named as EasyShot, but its now 1Shot. Not sure why the developer changed it, guess that will make his app to appear on top of the app list in your phones. And another fact is that it had an option to change from pinch to zoom or swipe to zoom under the settings earlier. Which is now just swipe to zoom, given that even Nokia Pro Cam is a swipe to zoom, swiping seems more natural to a Lumia user.

If you think that is all, you are dead wrong. We have not even into the app at all, the USP of the app is something many will love, where many means owners of 1020 & 1520.
  • Full Resolution capture & syncing to SkyDrive

Yup, full resolution capture and syncing it back to SkyDrive onto your PC or whatever large screen device of your’s running Windows. Till now you have to physically connect the 1020 to the PC to make use the full resolution shot. That scenario is no more, this app allows you to get rid of that problem all together. It syncs the full resolution images to the SkyDrive which allows you to directly share or use the high quality awesomeness from 1020’s camera to the world. With this unique feature which no other app offers right now, along with feature packed offering in a lite package makes 1Shot a no brainer. Lumia owners other than 1020 give this a shot and the lucky ones sporting a 1020, what the hell are you doing still? Go grab it now! And given that its still in beta, spare some time to report your feedback to the developer via the options within the app.

Publisher: Invoke IT Ltd
Developer: Hermit
Screenshots of the app:
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Apps,Windows Phone

Instagram on Windows Phone Teaser

29 Oct , 2013  


@NokiaUS shared a teaser of how Instagram will look like for Windows Phone.

Windows Phone users have been requesting for official Instagram client for WP for quite long. And as @NokiaUS said, they made it happen. Nokia announced during Nokia World that popular Photo sharing , social networking service, Instagram is coming to Windows Phone, soon. There is not word on release date yet.

How eager are you to receive Instagram app on your Lumia?



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Sooner or Later for Windows Phone – Todos made easy

6 Mar , 2013  

One of the most complex things that everyone does with their smartphones is personal tasks management. Everyone hates adding todos and organizing them into lists and everything. Windows Phone was designed to simple and minimal, and the app that I’m about to introduce respects that in every way. I almost gave up using Todo list software until I encountered this little app. I was using the built OneNote for the most simple of things. No more. Don’t get me wrong, I still use OneNote, but not for such trivial things.

Sooner or later offers you the ability to add todos in a quick and effective manner, into 3 separate categories: Soon, Later and Scheduled. The Soon category also appears on the live tile, should you choose to pin it to the homescren. You can move items between the three categories as well as completing them… or not. Undecided right? Well, Sooner or Later offers you the ability to set your todo as complete or to move it to the “never” list, in case you changed your mind about it.

The adding process is painless and the input needed from the user is minimal, just type your todo text and you’re done. You do have the ability to add a more detailed description, and for scheduled todos add a date when they’re supposed to expire.

Moving todos and changing their status from complete to never or the other way around is done by simply tapping the todo entry. A menu will appear allowing you to edit, or move the entry to other lists.

You can head over to the Sooner or Later Markeplace page to give it a try.