Category: Applications

Flipboard for WP in store, but not yet downloadable

Flipboard for WP in store, but not yet downloadable

| September 14, 2014 | Reply

The Flipboard peeps seem to have been quietly working on their app, all the way to version 2.3 in store. It’s not yet downloadable but may be soon. Flipboard is your ‘personal magazine’. It’s a news aggregator basically that transforms the stories you’re interested in. You can add by topics or by RSS URL. http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/flipboard/e5723a43-42c8-4e25-b322-115f07bd44f1 […]

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Secret: 6cret from Rudy Huyn now available in store

Secret: 6cret from Rudy Huyn now available in store

| September 13, 2014 | Reply

In case you weren’t aware, the prolific developer Rudy Huyn, has been making an app for one of the newest social media services called “Secret”. Perhaps a bit like “Post Secret” or “Grouphug.us” where people can posts secrets/confessions anonymously. http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/6cret/8d9e009d-7c3b-4090-9647-9ff9c98b172e With Secret however, you can see posts from friends but it just won’t say which […]

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Spiderman Unlimited: A swinging good time!

Spiderman Unlimited: A swinging good time!

| September 11, 2014 | Reply

Hello MNB Readers! Spiderman Unlimited is now available for Windows Phone! From the Windows Phone Store description: PLEASE NOTE: Spider-Man Unlimited does not support HTC: 8X Swing into a hand-drawn Comic-Verse in a brand-new episodic adventure! Unite the Spider-Verse and recruit an army of Spider-Men to stop the new Sinister Six, who have opened a […]

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Opera Mini Browser now available for download at WP Store

Opera Mini Browser now available for download at WP Store

| September 9, 2014 | 12 Replies

You can now download the Opera Mini Browser from the WP Store. http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/opera-mini-browser-beta/b3bf000a-e004-4ecb-a8fb-9fc817cdab90 ✔ Browse faster: Content-heavy webpages with lots of images and graphics load faster. We make webpages lighter, so you can enjoy the fastest browser for your device. ✔ Save data: Opera Mini can reduce webpages down to 10% of their normal size. […]

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Apps: Uber available on Windows Phone – promo video

Apps: Uber available on Windows Phone – promo video

| September 3, 2014 | 2 Replies

  Uber is an interesting concept – something that makes cities more accessible by getting you rides (I guess, taxis) quickly and easily. The slogan is “everyone’s private driver”. No need to know where you are (how often have you rang a taxi and not been sure where you are?) You can even compare different […]

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Woop! Opera Mini comes to Windows Phone – sign up for the beta today

Woop! Opera Mini comes to Windows Phone – sign up for the beta today

| September 2, 2014 | 1 Reply

Yay! Whilst IE was steadily improving and although there are a lot of “alternative” browsers, this is the first one I guess that is actually not simply a different IE wrapper. It’s Opera Mini! Whilst yes, ideally it would have been Opera Mobile, at least it’s new. http://www.opera.com/wpbeta Their test version is available and they want […]

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Weekend Watch: Nokia Lumia 635 – Value for your money!

Weekend Watch: Nokia Lumia 635 – Value for your money!

| August 30, 2014 | 4 Replies

Dear MNB readers, In this episode of Weekend Watch, we cover the value that is to be gained in purchasing a Nokia Lumia 635 either for yourself or someone else as a gift. I consider value to be the sum of a lot of things and it varies from buyer to buyer, user to user […]

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Weekend Watch: Gaming on the Nokia Lumia 635

Weekend Watch: Gaming on the Nokia Lumia 635

| August 30, 2014 | Reply

Dear MNB Readers! Welcome to another edition of Weekend Watch! For this episode, our focus (pun from picture above) is on Games or specifically, gaming on the Nokia Lumia 635. Some readers are rightfully concerned with the gaming potential of the $99 no contract Lumia 635 as it only has 512MB of RAM to stuff […]

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HERE Maps Comes Free to Samsung Galaxy Phones; Brings Offline Navigation and Smartwatch Support

HERE Maps Comes Free to Samsung Galaxy Phones; Brings Offline Navigation and Smartwatch Support

| August 29, 2014 | 26 Replies

Earlier we reported that HERE maps would be powering Tizen smartwatches, now according to a post by the HERE team, HERE maps and all their navigating power will be available for free on Samsung Galaxy devices. Nokia (the part that owns HERE), struck a licensing deal with Samsung to bring the HERE maps and navigation […]

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Spotify For Windows Phone Finally Gets Free Music Streaming

Spotify For Windows Phone Finally Gets Free Music Streaming

| August 26, 2014 | 5 Replies

Spotify for Windows Phone has finally been updated to allow users to listen to music free (with ads), instead of requiring a paid subscription. A feature that’s been available on iOS and Android for quite a while now, although I personally am a Mix Radio fan, given the fact that it’s free (if you don’t […]

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MixRadio, Display and Network+ updated

MixRadio, Display and Network+ updated

| July 24, 2014 | 3 Replies

Dear MNB Readers! Microsoft Mobile has published updates for MixRadio, Display and Network+. Unfortunately, Microsoft Mobile isn’t consistent with including change logs with their updates and the change logs that are there are often from older updates so we are left to guessing what has been updated in the newest releases.     Windows Phone Store Download links: MixRadio […]

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SkyDrive updated to v4.2, Battery Saver also gets update.

SkyDrive updated to v4.2, Battery Saver also gets update.

| July 22, 2014 | 4 Replies

OneDrive got updated to version 4.2.0.0 which brings: choosing where to download files to phone progress page for uploads/downloads contact sharing improvements bug fixes performance improvements   Battery Saver also got an update but there’s nothing specifically mentioned as to what the changes are.

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MixRadio to live on as a “spin-off”

MixRadio to live on as a “spin-off”

| July 17, 2014 | Reply

MixRadio’s future has been up in the air following today’s news on job cuts. Good news is, MixRadio is sticking around, but will be looking to go solo. Jyrki Rosenberg, head of MixRadio told Music Ally that they’re “planning a spin-off.” Whilst MS will focus on the WP platform, and making sure its “the best […]

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‘Feedback to Nokia’ becomes ‘Rate Us’

‘Feedback to Nokia’ becomes ‘Rate Us’

| July 6, 2014 | 6 Replies

For owners of Nokia Lumia devices, the ‘Feedback to Nokia’ app is now ‘Rate Us’. It’s still about giving feedback on your ‘Lumia’ phone, it’s just without the explicit Nokia branding. It seems to suggest that the whole ‘NOKIA by Microsoft’ thing might just be a way to fully transition the Nokia name out of […]

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Adobe Photoshop Express Available for Lumia

Adobe Photoshop Express Available for Lumia

| June 27, 2014 | 4 Replies

NokConv says that you can now get Adobe Photoshop Express for your Lumia. Along with the usual basics and one touch fix, you can adjust exposure, contrast, clarity, vibrancy and ‘any of the other levels’. There are also 20 additional filters. The app is free to download but there are some in-app purchases: the Adobe […]

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