The uniquely Windows Phone app Office Lens has been updated and it brings some nice improvements to an already great app. If you aren’t familiar with it, Office Lens for Windows Phone allows you to snap a photo of a flip chart, wallboard or piece of paper from virtually any angle and it will straighten it and to give you a front looking view. It’s one of those PFM (Pure Frickin’ Magic) apps because when you see it in action for the first time, you’ll be blow away.
We knew this day was coming and it has arrived for Windows Phone. Foursquare has now launched Swarm for Windows Phone, taking the check-in process away from the original Foursquare app and moving it to a separate app. Now if you have been reading my other blog, AlliOSNews, you know that I’m not thrilled about this prospect. I personally don’t like Swarm. I’m fine with where Foursquare is trying to take the Foursquare app and what they are trying to do with Swarm but why do we need two apps?
Over the course of the last week I’ve had a chance to use and put through its paces the Lumia 635, the budget friendly entry Windows Phone from Nokia. I have to admit that when I first got it, I wasn’t sure what to expect given the low price point of £119.99 but as I indicated in my first impressions, I have nothing but good things to say about this Windows Phone. It snappy and the display is excellent and if there is only one knock on it it would be the low end 5MP camera. But it isn’t terrible – I’ve seen far worse. If you are looking for a solid phone at a great price, look no further than the Lumia 635.
Like iOS and Android, Windows Phone gives you the ability to easily install applications from the device itself, not requiring that you connect it to your PC or Mac. So in that sense, no big deal right? It is known Khaleesi. But there is one trick that Windows Phone has that sets it apart. You can install apps even when your Windows Phone is in another room or maybe even sitting at home while you are in the office. And these installs are done without any intervention by you. It is just another way that Microsoft has made Windows Phone easy but you have to make sure your Windows Phone is set up to handle these remote installs. I’ll show you in this how to what you need to adjust to make it happen.
The challenge with any mobile device is storage. Windows Phone is no exception and the beauty of the majority of devices on the market today is that you can easily expand that memory by adding a MicroSD card to it. In my case, in both my Lumia 635 and Lumia 1320 I have a 64GB card, giving me ample room for apps, music, videos and podcasts. I had the cards in the devices when If first set them up so I could chose where these things were stored. I did this with a Nokia app named Storage Sense and even if you add a microSD card to your Windows Phone after getting it, this powerful app will make moving content from your phones memory to the card a snap.