WhatsApp Is Back In Store With Many New Changes For Windows Phone

  • May 31, 2014
WhatsApp Is Back In Store With Many New Changes For Windows Phone

Finally WhatsApp is back in the Windows phone store, After almost 2 weeks off the store and users getting angrier the App makes it back to the store.

WhatsApp Is Back In Store With Many New Changes For Windows Phone

WhatsApp just isn’t back as a just a bug fix, the Apps now has many new features which you didn’t had it earlier.WhatsApp now has a privacy option which will let you remove last seen but it won’t also let you see anyone else’s last seen in your list.WhatsApp for Windows Phone was pulled with no warning from the Windows Phone Store about a week ago. Microsoft nor WhatsApp commented on its removal for some time, which led users to believe that WhatsApp had pulled support for the platform.

WhatsApp Is Back In Store With Many New Changes For Windows Phone
WhatsApp Is Back In Store With Many New Changes For Windows Phone
WhatsApp Is Back In Store With Many New Changes For Windows Phone
WhatsApp Is Back In Store With Many New Changes For Windows Phone

WhatsApp has added chat background, Media auto-download settings (settings > chat settings > media auto-download) and Custom notifications tones as well. You can download Whatsapp from here in windows phone store.

Windows Phone Gets Official File Manager

  • May 31, 2014
Windows Phone Gets Official File Manager

Windows Phone 8.1 has finally got an Official file manager for Windows Phone. The app is free in the window store and is live to download.

Here’s the set of features we get in this version 1.0 release:

  • Access files stored on your phone and SD card
  • Browse, search and launch files
  • Easily share one file or multiple files
  • Create folders to organize your files
  • Copy, move, rename and delete files

With this app, you can move, share, copy or paste anything in the phone’s and SD card memory. Download it from here

Blaming Microsoft For WhatsApp Takedown Is Madness

  • May 30, 2014
Blaming Microsoft For WhatsApp Takedown Is Madness

Its been 12 days since Whatsapp was taken down from Windows phone store and according to reports there are new 1 million windows phone users who are affected by it. Microsoft has been saying that they are working with Whatsapp to get things right and get the App back in the store but so far nothing.

But to tell it straight Microsoft has no control over WhatsApp and its not like Google or Apple to dictate terms to its apps store.To blame Microsoft for letting them take down their own app is madness.Microsoft nor WhatsApp have been willing to suggest any sort of timeframe for getting the problems sorted out which is getting users more angrier.

WinBeta reached out to WhatsApp to ask when users might be able to get hold of the app again and we were provided with the following statement:

Unfortunately, due to technical issues, we have chosen to unpublish temporarily WhatsApp Messenger on the Windows platform.

We are working closely with Microsoft to resolve the issues and hope to return to the store shortly.

We apologize for the temporary inconvenience.

Unfortunately, we cannot comment on any future timelines, sorry. Thank you for your continued patience and support of WhatsApp.

WinBeta also spoke with Microsoft who issued a similar statement:

WhatsApp Messenger has temporarily been removed from the Windows phone Store due to technical issues. Microsoft is working closely with WhatsApp on resolving the issues and hopes to return the app to the store shortly. We apologize for the temporary inconvenience.

What do you think? Would you wait for a cleaner Whatsapp or would have been ok with a faulty one?

Cortana Gets New Update But Gets Pulled Up

  • May 30, 2014
Cortana Gets New Update But Gets Pulled Up

Cortana windows phone answer to Siri had received an update which added new animations and features to the service on Windows Phone 8.1. But the features were rolled back as Microsoft is trying something new.

It seems Microsoft may have been testing this ability by rolling out new animations and features for Cortana to some users. While it appears that Microsoft has rolled back some of these features, some of you out there might still have it. Here is a list of new features that was reportedly rolled out (via WPCentral):

  • When you click on the Cortana tile, she has new animated expressions (for example, she turns into a bouncy ball like she’s excited… really cool!)
  • The live tile now has new icons on it – The normal Cortana breathing icon, Weather, Traffic to work, and now the weather icon (e.g. today it shows a cloud with a sun)
  • New interests + notifications available in Cortana’s notebook (for e.g. specific news types, traffic notifications)
  • New quiz option at the bottom of today view to let Cortana learn a bit more about your personal interests/habits.
  • New “Give Cortana Feedback” link at the bottom of Cortana’s today view.

IPhone 5C Comes To India At Rs 37,500

  • May 24, 2014
IPhone 5C Comes To India At Rs 37,500

Apple has finally announced Iphone 5C in India at a price of Rs 37,500 for a 8GB model.Apple might also offer an inaugural discount of Rs 3,000 and throw in a case worth Rs 2,300 for a limited period.The iPhone 5C, along with Apple’s flagship iPhone 5S, was launched globally last October. The 8GB variant of the device was launched in the UK and France under partnerships with telecom operators O2 and SFR.

The iPhone 5S is selling the 16GB version for over Rs 46,000, while 32GB is retailing for over Rs 62,000. iPhone 5C, the colourful devices that Apple brought out for price sensitive markets like China and India, is selling for over Rs 37,000 (16GB) and more than Rs 53,000 for the 32GB version.

Apple iPhone 5C features 4-inch Retina display that is seen in iPhone 5 and has almost identical internals, including Apple’s A6 chipset, an 8MP rear camera with flash and a 1.2MP front-facing camera.