After a long, drawn out battle with Google, the app is back on Windows Phone, and allows great Windows Phone features like pinning of Channels or Videos as Live Tiles. The app also includes full channel management features, Kid’s Corner, and even the ability to upload videos directly from your phone and share them to social networks. Go download the official YouTube for Windows Phone app, and enjoy!
Okay, sure, not every app that everyone is buzzing about is available on Windows Phone. But Microsoft’s Where’s My App? app intends to help people realize that the Windows Phone platform isn’t as desolate as it is made out to be.
Where’s My App? show cases the most popular iOS and Android apps, and tells you whether or not they are available on Windows Phone. If they aren’t, it will give you a useful hint to let you know if the app is in development, or if there are 3rd party apps that can provide the same or similar functionality. Are you looking for Yahoo! Fantasy Sports apps? What bout Chase Bank Mobile? Need a substitute for Instagram? Check out #2InstaWithMassiveLove!
This app will ease the transitional pain of coming to Windows Phone, were the phone is so much more than just the apps installed on it. So be sure to use Where’s My App? and give Windows Phone a fair shake.
If you saw the introduction to iOS 7 for the iPhone this week, and though that the 3D effect on the wallpaper was about the coolest part of the whole presentation, well then color yourself lucky, my Android toting friends. There really is an app for that. And it’s on Android.
3D Image Live Wallpaper costs $1.60, and for that very reasonable price you can use several attractive backgrounds, or a photo of your own, as well as adjust the sensitivity or several other settings to get this great parallax effect from your Android’s home screen.
The Vectrex was a home console that was based on a vector display. Unlike the extreme majority of home consoles that have existed over time, the Vectrex included its own small vector-based display. If you’ve ever played the original Asteroids in the Arcade, you understand vector-based graphics. The brilliant light and fluid animation might not wow you in screenshots or videos on the internet, but seeing it in person is an entirely unique experience. The Vectrex took advantage of that wow factor and released a home console. Unfortunately, it was never wildly popular, and a majority of the games had to have a semi-transparent plastic card overlay on the screen to explain what it was you were doing in the game. Because of their limited run, Vectrex systems are becoming quite the collectors items.
Well, scrimp and save no more: an official Vectrex app has been released on iOS. It is free to download and try several of the games. It is being updated for great iCade compatibility, and a mere $7 in-app purchase will net you the majority of the Vectrex game catalog (if no the complete catalog, I’m not even certain!). Although it’s not the same as seeing it on a vector-based display, the games are still an enjoyable throw back, ad the app has seen a few improvements since its initial release, although nothing new since December. Still, the least you can do is enjoy the free demos!