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.
HERE Maps Updated for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone
Nokia today updated its HERE Maps products for the Android, iOS, and Windows Phone platforms simultaneously. Nokia says there are "millions of changes" to the maps, but calls out a few specifics.
Microsoft Lets Android Owners Compare Apps
Microsoft has released a new tool aimed at helping people switch from an Android smartphone to a Windows smartphone. AppComparison, an app for Android handsets, scans the device for apps and then finds the corresponding Windows apps.
Windows 10 Mobile Arrives for Some Older Handsets
Microsoft has begun making Windows 10 Mobile available to older smartphones running Windows Phone 8.1. Microsoft first expected to release the platform in November or December of last year, but pushed the update to the first quarter.