Category: Windows Phone

6Tag for Windows Phone Gets Yet Another Update

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.

6Tag for Windows Phone – Free – Download Now

54 New Wallpapers for Android and Windows Phone

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.

ClintonFitch.com Wallpapers Page

ClintonFitch.com Wallpapers Page

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.

15 New Wallpapers Available for Your Android or Windows Phone

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.

Wallpapers are a great way to personalize your mobile experience, be it your phone, tablet or even your laptop PC or Macbook.  There are literally millions of them on the web so my little collection is far from complete nor will it have something for everyone.

6Tag for Windows Phone Updated With Several New Features

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.

6Tag for Windows Phone – Free – Download Now

Cut The Rope 2 Finally Makes Its Way to Windows Phone

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.

Cut The Rope 2 for Windows Phone – Free – Download Now

OneDrive for Windows Phone Update Brings Transparent Live Tile

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 4.11.0.0 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.

OneDrive for Windows Phone – Free – Download Now

Amtrak App for Windows Phone Gets a Major Overhaul

The official Amtrak app for Windows Phone has receive a big update today, bringing the ability to view your eTickets and monthly reservations amongst other changes.  The update, version 2.2.0 for those keeping score at home, also brings the ability to purchase tickets right from within the app.  For those outside of the United States, Amtrak is our national rail service and while not nearly as comprehensive as those you would find in Europe, it is pretty good especially if you live in the densely populated East Coast.  Now you don’t have to always go to the Amtrak site while on the go with your Windows Phone.

Amtrak for Windows Phone – Free – Download Now

Windows 10 for Phone Build 10052 Available to Windows Insiders

For those of you in the Windows Insider program who are running Windows 10 for Phone, there is a new build out this afternoon and one that you should most definitely get if you are in the Fast Ring.  It comes just 11 days after 10051 was posted.  Build 10052 doesn’t bring any new features nor does it bring the new Office apps but it does have a huge number of fixes and improvements that will benefit everyone.  If you are a Windows Insider and on the Fast Ring, go to Settings>Phone Update and get the latest build.

6Tag for Windows Phone Gets a Memory Usage Improvement Update

Developer Rudy Huyn just keeps at it on his various Windows Phone apps and today we see another update to 6Tag, arguably the best Instagram app on the platform.  The update, version 4.1.3 for those keeping score at home, is aimed at improving the memory usage of the app, making it a bit more efficient in its operation on your device.  There are no other changes noted in the Release Notes but if you are a 6Tag user, you should definitely go get this update today.

6Tag for Windows Phone – Free (In-App Purchases) – Download Now

A Glimpse of The Future of Microsoft’s Windows Phone Apps – Via Android

Over the past few weeks I have been using a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 tablet as part of my daily routine.  As I put in my post a few weeks ago, it has been refreshing to have so many apps available on the platform but I still have plenty of things about Android itself that I’m not fond of exactly.  I love Windows and Windows Phone and I can only hope that the app gap is closed a bit when it is released later this summer.

We know for sure that Microsoft is heavily focused on their own apps in Windows 10 for the PC, Tablet and Phone and in Android, we get a glimpse of just where they plan on going with their apps on these devices running the new OS.  Equally, we know that Microsoft is pushing developers and themselves hard to create universal apps so no matter which device you are using an app on, you get the same look, feel and features across all devices.  If you look at the Office suite of apps – Word, Excel and PowerPoint – then look at Outlook on Android, you have a much richer and decidedly more touch friendly experience than you do currently with Office 2013 on Windows 8.1 PCs and tablets..  As for Office on Windows Phone, I’ve said before and I’ll say it again that it is just about useless at this point. Even Microsoft acknowledges it is a frustrating experience.

The future of these apps however looks bright and all you have to do is go look at them on Android.

BLU Win HD LTE Windows Phone Now At The Microsoft Store for $199 Unlocked

The value priced but powerful BLU Win HD LTE Windows Phone has made its way to the Microsoft Store and is priced at $199 unlocked.  If you don’t remember, this new phone was announced just before MWC this year and is the latest in the lineup from BLU Windows Phones aimed at giving solid mid-range features at an attractive price.  This new phone also eliminates one of the complaints with the BLU Win HD which is that it did not support LTE bands for higher download speeds so at $199, it is a great deal for what it has to offer.

BLU Win HD LTE – $199 – Microsoft Store

Amazon for Windows Phone Updated With Bug Fixes

The official Amazon for Windows Phone app has received a small but important update today, addressing some bugs within the app and making some performance improvements.  The update, version 2.6.82.1 for those keeping score at home, doesn’t bring any new features but in my testing this morning does have a significant performance boost over the previous build.  If you use the Amazon app on your Windows Phone this update is certainly one to get.

Amazon for Windows Phone – Free – Download Now