The Windows Phone App Store may offer more than 145,000 apps, but you can bet that not all of those are stuff you’d like to have on your phone.
If you’re into cooking though, you’ll definitely have some great apps to choose from with Epicurious being one of the best mobile app for food lovers there is. While Epicurious has an app for just about every popular mobile device there is, what Windows users would be happy to know is that it is also available for phones toting the Windows 7.5 and up.
However, there has been much frustration from long time users of Epicurious with account login ability recently disabled, perhaps for security reasons. Still it does cripple this apps usefulness and will probably turn off a lot of its faithful users.
If you’re just looking for great recipes that are easy to follow thanks to its format, from the easy to follow shopping list to the actual cooking instructions, then you’ll like this app.
The Windows Phone App Store now boasts of over 145,000 apps available for download.
The apps, which are a mishmash of both free and paid apps, are specially designed to work seamlessly on your Windows Phone so that they look really good with the rest of the tiles on your screen. You can add as many apps as you want on your Start screen and arrange them whichever way you like. You can even resize them so that your favorite apps get as much space as they need to display the information you require while ensuring that your start screen does not look cluttered but maintains its beautiful look. Best of all, the apps will give you live updates without having to click on them so that you can see the latest information at a glance, including the news, your friend’s Tumblr posts, and the latest figures in the stock market.
When pocket PC came to existence, its usage was limited to emailing, setting appointments and reminders, and browsing. These usages back then were much appreciated by technology lovers. Due to the continuous demand towards providing a wider and more beneficial service, the so-called “techies” strived to develop the pocket pc and its software to what it is at present. Nowadays, people make use of the pocket PC as often as they use their mobile phones and their computers and still get almost the same use from it. The money and time that they spend over these are believed to be worth it mainly because these are made for the purpose of providing ease in attaining and accomplishing one’s everyday needs, wants, activities, and priorities. Various types of software are now available for numerous users and there is a continuous increase in variety just to satisfy the demand of the consumers. Nowadays, software applications of the pocket PC cater to maps, media, sports, and others.
There are always arising arguments on which system is better, Windows or Apple. Some people argue that Apple has greater value which is represented by it being highly-priced while others say that cost can never be one’s basis since Windows exhibit better features that are user-friendly. There are those that say that Apple applications are unique and can be widely used compared to Windows which involves known, usual, and readily available applications. Indeed, there are more reasons that people tend to argue about in the aim of proving which system is better and should be used but actually, both are remarkable in its own sense. These two are not made to be compared but both had the purpose of satisfying the demand, interest, and need of the technology users. These two may vary greatly but it is still actually up to the user on which is easier to use, more convenient, effective, and workable.
Browsing, emailing, note-taking and gaming are just some of the most common functions of the pocket PC software that seem to be of evident use at present. Browsing of needed information such as news, target buys, and job opportunities are now easily done with the use of one’s everyday used gadget. Emailing can be done anytime, anywhere. Communication is made more accessible and not letting distances hinder people from interacting. Note-taking and scheduling are now easily done; schedules are instantly made through applications that cater to such use. Entertainment is widened through readily available gaming applications that seem to get users interest. Those stated above are the most obvious yet beneficial uses of the pocket PC software that the majority enjoys today. Software of varying kinds will continuously be made and will surely pave way for more convenience, accessibility, and even entertainment and these will always have its corresponding form applicable to the pocket PC.
The Pocket PC is made for the main purpose of making PC software applications be readily and conveniently used together with the ever more developing gadgets and electronic devices. The rise of pocket PC basically made technology lovers more inclined to its usage and even those that are not to eventually find the importance of having these gadgets consisting of numerous applications that appear to be of great use. From the comfort of one’s home, to one’s workplace, these popular software applications of various uses such as communication and information dissemination, people are able to readily access its features for his or her benefit. It will definitely be the case that the Pocket PC will continuously arise and its usage will as always be appreciated. This successful creation is only a proof that people have more to expect in the aspect of technology development and definitely, it will continuously develop for the main drive of benefitting the majority.
Tumblr is now available for the Windows Phone 8 as a free app. This is obviously good news for Tumblr users who previously had to make do with going on the computer just to access their Tumblr accounts and share stuff, or do it via the browsers of their phones. Of course, we know how irritating it can be to access otherwise beautiful sites on mobile browsers.
So whether you wish to share links to the latest beauty tips, videos of you doing a silly dance, or cool photos you see in the net, you can do it easily on your Windows Phone 8 now via the Tumblr app. Even better, the app makes viewing the latest images on your dashboard a fun experience again.
And while Tumblr is also available for Android and iOS phones, I guess it’s another reason for Nokia fans to keep on buying Windows Phone 8 based devices instead of switching to the iPhone.
The iPhone may reign supreme worldwide, but things are looking up for Microsoft with the analyst firm IDC reporting that Windows Phone handsets are outselling the iPhone in 7 countries. Sure, it’s just 7 countries, but it’s still better than nothing.
The 7 countries that have embraced Windows Phones are technically just six including Argentina, India, Poland, Russia, South Africa and the Ukraine. The 7th “country” is a collection of small countries called by IDC as the “rest of central and eastern Europe”. The reception of the Windows Phones in these regions are, however, credited by analysts not to the Windows Phone OS but to mobile phone manufacturer Nokia. Since Nokia has a strong market share in these countries, it follows that the Windows Phone will fare really well there with new Nokia phones using the said OS. So while the Windows Phone 8 does really look beautiful, Microsoft has to make sure that their ties with other popular mobile phone manufacturers stay secure if they want to sell their software.
Minecraft gaming fans will be excited to know that the newest verion, Minecraft: Pocket Edition 6.0 is set to be released in a couple of weeks.
DroidGamers reports that new features to be included in the update are signs, armors, baby animals (so cute!), fancy-looking clouds, an improved D-pad, stonecutter for making stone blocks, a good slew of new block types, new stairs, slabs and more. In short, you can expect the game to level up in terms of graphics for greater visual appeal. The screenshots show just how much more beautiful it looks.
What’s even better though is that a software, called PocketMine-MP has been released, enabling you to run a Minecraft: Pocket Edition on your PC (or Mac). This one’s available now, so you can save stages on your PC as soon as now if you like!
For a complete list of the new game features and tweaks, read DroidGamer’s article here.
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You’ll find countless software and apps available for mobile devices, from productivity to health and beauty apps. For kids though, all these apps don’t really matter, except perhaps for their favorite mobile games.
Software manufacturers know just how much mobile games appeal to kids and so are more than willing to oblige them with all kinds of games, from educational games to strategy games. These games often come with free versions to get your kids hooked, but offering lots of other enticing features only with the paid versions. Of course, this means that parents eventually shell out money to get the paid version. There are other games that only come as freeware, but get prepared to be bombarded by ads with such games since this is the way the game publisher makes a profit.
Whatever kind of game your child may fancy though, you can be sure that you’ll find one (actually tons) that will have you pleading with them to give you your mobile phone or tablet back.
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