Category: Applications

Life changing App Review on WP store

Life changing App Review on WP store

| May 6, 2014 | 12 Replies

I came across this review yesterday when I downloaded an app called ‘Accent Builder’ something that takes advantage of the new WP8.1 transparent tiles and lets you colour columns as you wish. What caught my eye more was the lengthy and humorous review of the brilliance of the app. It seems to have caught Reddit‘s […]

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Chat Feature now working on 6snap

Chat Feature now working on 6snap

| May 6, 2014 | Reply

Rudy Huyn, prolific developer of many great WP apps, says he’s got the chat feature on his snapchat app, 6snap, to work. It shouldn’t be long before we get our hands on it through his timely updates. One man and he is achieving so much on this platform. end of vacation, time to code: good […]

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Founder of McAfee launches Encrypted Chat, Chadder, on WindowsPhone before iOS

Founder of McAfee launches Encrypted Chat, Chadder, on WindowsPhone before iOS

| May 6, 2014 | 2 Replies

  TheNextWeb says that John McAfee, founder of McAfee Inc, has launched Chadder, an encrypted chat app. Oddly, it’s available on WindowsPhone before iOS. The latter version is currently being tested. It’s also available on Google Play. Store Link Source: TNW Via: Reddit

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OneDrive v4.1.2 gets Bug fixes and performance improvements

OneDrive v4.1.2 gets Bug fixes and performance improvements

| May 6, 2014 | Reply

A small and silent improvement for OneDrive v4.1.2 as it gets some bug fixes and performance improvements. By default in WP8.1, apps update automatically but you can change this to update automatically via wifi/data or update manually. Hopefully the new 8.1 file manager due at the end of the month would eventually learn to take […]

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File Manager for WP8 coming in store this May

File Manager for WP8 coming in store this May

| May 3, 2014 | 21 Replies

Apologies for the confusion of where things are posted. But I thought it’s important to keep posting here still whilst Ali is posting over at GOG. I’m still rather snowed under with exams and project deadlines. Anyway, Joe Belfiore was on a reddit AMA and amongst a few of the questions he answered, one was […]

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Lumiapps: Assess Air quality outdoors with HERE powered “Air Now”

Lumiapps: Assess Air quality outdoors with HERE powered “Air Now”

| April 26, 2014 | Reply

    Want some fresh air? Perhaps the freshest of air this weekend? You can download “Air Now” which will tell you the Air Quality around you, as powered by HERE. Currently, it’s just for North America and Europe.  As HERE says, if you have any type of breathing problems e.g. Asthma, COPD, it could […]

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Lumiapps: One Drive updated for large screen, and improvements all around.

Lumiapps: One Drive updated for large screen, and improvements all around.

| April 26, 2014 | 1 Reply

With silent automatic updates in WP8.1, my apps are improving quietly without me knowing what’s going on unless there’s something major or if they point it out in the description. OneDrive got an update to 4.1.1 which lists: Now looks great on large screen phones Upload multiple photos, videos and files at once New immersive […]

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MASSIVE Asphalt 8 Update!

MASSIVE Asphalt 8 Update!

| April 25, 2014 | 2 Replies

  Dear MNB Readers! Gameloft’s Asphalt 8 is wildly held to be the premier Arcade style racer on Windows Phone, Android and iOS and is free for all to download (works on WP devices with 512MB RAM such as the Lumia 520 as well). The downside for Windows Phone users has been that the WP version […]

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Lumiapps: Remote Desktop app from Microsoft (WP8.1)

Lumiapps: Remote Desktop app from Microsoft (WP8.1)

| April 23, 2014 | 5 Replies

There are quite a few desktop streaming apps available on WP. I use Splashtop and PC Remote Pro. MS has launched their free Remote Desktop App. I haven’t had a chance to get it to work yet but it looks promising. It may require WP8.1 preview to install. http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=299b09ab-207e-441c-9e8e-c8d66c20b76b Via:  neowin Cheers Alvester for the […]

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Free £20 Gift Voucher From Nokia

Free £20 Gift Voucher From Nokia

| April 16, 2014 | 18 Replies

The other day nokia published a new app, simply called “Gift Voucher” which does just that, giving you a free  £20 Gift Voucher. Yay! Although the app is limited by region to the UK (you can always switch back – I’m looking at you Cortana users), and appears to work only on the Lumia 1520 (I’ve […]

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Here Drive + Now Free for all WP 8.1 Users

Here Drive + Now Free for all WP 8.1 Users

| April 14, 2014 | 2 Replies

One of the announcements of WP 8.1 was that the Here + suite of premium features would become free to all users. This means that people on Non-Lumias, or lumias such as the 720 which came without the global licences of Here can now fully enjoy those features. Also Windows Phone 8.1 is powered by HERE, but we […]

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Universal Apps In Windows Phone 8.1: New icon = New questions

Universal Apps In Windows Phone 8.1: New icon = New questions

| April 14, 2014 | 4 Replies

  Dear MNB Readers! The slide pictured above is from build 2014 and it showcases how developers will be able to create universal apps that can run on Windows Phone 8.1, Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 (and Xbox One in the future). Well, to my surprise, the same icon has already started to show up […]

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Weekend Watch: Office Mobile Comparison

Weekend Watch: Office Mobile Comparison

| April 12, 2014 | 19 Replies

Hello MNB Readers! It is the weekend again and here is another video to watch while most of us have the opportunity rest from work, school and anything else that we have done for the last 5 days! Microsoft’s announcement of Microsoft Office for the iPad was a HUGE announcement! Overshadowed by the iPad Office news was the late breaking […]

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Personality Talks: A Cortana, Siri and Google Now Comparison

Personality Talks: A Cortana, Siri and Google Now Comparison

| April 11, 2014 | 26 Replies

  Dear MNB Readers, Most of us have experienced voice control software on our phones in the past, whether it was back in the Symbian days with simple yet effective features such as voice dialing with OS level voice commands, 3rd party apps such as Vlingo  or newer and more robust voice driven services such as Apple’s Siri and Google’s […]

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Lumiappdates: HERE Maps and FIFA 14

Lumiappdates: HERE Maps and FIFA 14

| April 8, 2014 | 1 Reply

HERE maps got a little update to 3.5.487.8 whilst FIFA 14 is now to v1.0.0.1 Both updates as of the 7th April. Not sure what the changes are.  

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