Nokia Releases Play To in Beta for Windows Phone 8
Nokia today made a beta version of its Play To app available to devices running Windows Phone 8. Play To behaves similar to DLNA in that it allows Lumia smartphone owners to wirelessly connect their phone to another device, such as a TV, XBox, or stereo system, and stream media content to that device. For the moment, the app is limited to the Lumia 920, 822, 820, 810, and 610. Interested Lumia owners must register with Nokia Beta Labs in order to download and use the app. Nokia did not say when a full version will be released in the Windows Phone Store.
Microsoft's Hyperlapse App Now Works with All Lumias
Microsoft recently updated its Hyperlapse time-lapse application for Windows Phone and Android devices. The Windows Phone version of Hyperlapse is now compatible with all Lumia handsets.
Nokia Camera App Updated with New Features
Microsoft has released a new version of the Nokia Camera application for its Lumia-branded smartphones. The revised app carries over several features previously seen in the beta version, including continuous autofocus for faster focusing.
Nokia Puts Color Pop Back in Creative Studio
Nokia today released an update to its Creative Studio photo editing app and added several features. First and foremost, Nokia returned Color Pop back to Creative Studio.
Microsoft Makes Branding Change Official
Microsoft today indicated its branding transition from Nokia Lumia to Microsoft Lumia is progressing as planned. Microsoft has slowly been rebranding apps, services, and web sites from Nokia to Microsoft.
Cricket to Sell Lumia 530 for $50 Starting Oct. 3
Cricket Wireless today announced it has added the Nokia Lumia 530 to its lineup of low-cost smartphones. The 530 is Nokia's entry-level smartphone, which includes a 4-inch display, 5-megapixel camera, quad-core processor, and Windows Phone 8.1 with Cortana.