Google Maps for Android has been updated with several new features for users. Probably the biggest update is the ability to view your timeline within the app to see where you have been on particular days. It’s a great way to see where a daily journey has taken you, especially if you have had some flights in the mix. This latest update is version 9.12.0 for those keeping score at home and it is available now for both Android phones and tablets.
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If you are on T-Mobile here in the US and carry the Sony Z3, you are about to have a good Wednesday. Starting today the carrier is rolling out Lollipop to the device and with the update will also come support for LTE Band 12. The news came via Twitter thanks to T-Mobile’s Des Smith who tweeted the update would be coming via an OTA (Over The Air) update to the device.
— Des (@askdes) June 2, 2015
It’s good news for sure as the Sony Z3 has been a popular device globally and one that is more than capable of running the latest version of Android.
This is one that I personally take a lot of satisfaction in seeing. After indicating they were not going to update MLB At Bat for Windows Phone for the 2015 season, Major League Baseball has reversed course and has just released an updated version for the season. We are 2 months into the season but I’m not going to complain. It is here and it is great.
Back in April before the start of the baseball season, MLB said they would not be updating the app for Windows Phone. I was plenty critical of it as a baseball fan and Windows Phone fan.
— Clinton Fitch (@ClintonFitch) April 5, 2015
At the time, it was the latest in a long string of apps that support for Windows Phone had been dropped (Bank of America, I’m STILL looking at you) and while I appreciated that Universal apps would be coming in Windows 10, it was frustrating as a baseball fan. Now, it seems, all is right with the world.
As was expected today, Microsoft has released a new build of Windows 10 Mobile to Windows Insiders who are participating in the Fast Ring. Build 10080 is the first build to support a non-Lumia device, the HTC M8 for Windows Phone which is great to see in addition to the support for the Lumia 930, Lumia ICON and Lumia 640 XL. As expected, there are a lot of new features and apps to test out in this build as well as a good list of known issues. I’ll remind everyone that this is beta software and there will be issues so proceed with caution. I personally am still not running Windows 10 Mobile on my daily phone and after playing with this build for a little bit on my Lumia 635 and Lumia 1320, it will remain that way.
It may be time for me to create a “This Week in 6Tag Updates” section of the site.
Once again developer Rudy Huyn has dropped another update to the popular Instagram app for Windows Phone, this time it increments up to version 4.3 for those keeping score at home. This update, like the 4.2 update last week, brings several new features both from a photo sharing perspective as well as the user experience. It’s certainly worth the upgrade and it is available now in the Windows Phone store.
Over the weekend I added 15 new wallpapers to the wallpaper page here on the site. These are a collection of some I have found as I scurry about the Web that I like and I hope you do to. This morning I’ve added even more to the page by uploading 54 new ones. That brings the total up to 119 on the page ranging from mountains to city streets and even a leopard or two. I make no claim to authorship on most of these. In fact there are about 15 of the 119 that I’ve actually created. I’ve tried to give credit where due but in some cases that’s not possible.
As always, these wallpapers for your Android or Windows Phone are free. I encourage you to download them and enjoy them and feel free to repost them yourself.
To get to the Wallpaper page, click on this link or hit the Wallpaper button on the main menu.
This morning I have uploaded 15 new wallpapers for you to download (for free) and use on your Android or Windows Phone device. These wallpapers are not original creations but rather a collection of those I have found across the Web over the past few weeks. As such it is a bit of what I like and hopefully you will too.
To get to the wallpaper page, just use the top navigation of the site or click this link. There you will find the entire collection.
The ever popular Instagram app for Windows Phone, 6Tag, has received yet another update bringing several new features to users. The Instagram app is the work of developer Rudy Huyn, one of the most prolific in the Windows community and is hands-down superior to the official Instagram app for Windows Phone which has not seen an update in well over a year now. This latest update, version 4.2 for those keeping score at home, is available now in the Windows Phone Store.
A bit of good news on the app front for Windows Phone. Cut The Rope 2, a game which has been available for well over a year on Android and iOS, has made its way to the Little OS That Could. The free game is identical to the game on the other platforms and is a sequel to the original game where you help the main character Om Nom get to the candy by cutting ropes to swing him into the position to get the candy. It sounds easy but there are some levels of the game that are mighty difficult.
The OneDrive team has had a busy day today. Earlier this morning they released an update to OneDrive for Android with several new features and fixes and tonight we see a new OneDrive for Windows Phone version now available. The update, version 22.214.171.124 for those keeping score at home, brings mostly bug fixes and improvements but also brings a Transparent Live Tile to the app. I personally think that transparent Live tiles are one of the things that seperates Windows Phone from a user experience perspective than iOS or Android as it allow you to make your device more personal. OneDrive now is offers this for those who like it which is great to see.