LinkedIn for WP8 Updated with Live Tile Support
A new version of LinkedIn for Windows Phone 8 adds support for Live Tiles. WP8 owners can put LinkedIn on their Start screen in three different Tile sizes, and it will now update automatically with new content. Other new features in LinkedIn for WP8 include lock screen support for LinkedIn Today imagery; speech recognition support for voice commands; and support for more languages, including French, German, Chinese, and Spanish. LinkedIn version 1.5 for Windows Phone is free to download from the Windows Phone Store.
TileArt App for Windows Phone Encourages Creativity
Microsoft recently released a new app called TileArt that lets Windows Phone owners fully customize the appearance of their home and lock screens. With TileArt, people can create their own custom tile layout and upload transparent images to use with the layouts.
Instagram for Windows Grabs Huge Update
Facebook today announced three new apps for the Windows 10 platform, including a proper Instagram app for phones, and dedicated Facebook and Messenger apps for desktops. The Instagram app for Windows 10 Mobile includes features that have long been available only to the Android and iOS apps, including Instagram Direct, videos, the Explore tab, and more.
Microsoft Adds Security Options to Android Lock Screen
Microsoft recently updated its Next Lock Screen application for Android devices with several security tools. Users can now set either a pattern lock or PIN code to secure their devices.
Verizon Adds LG Lancet to Windows Phone Lineup
Verizon Wireless today announced the LG Lancet, the first Windows Phone handset to support Verizon's Advanced Calling 1.0 service. Lancet owners will be able to make high-definition voice calls via Verizon's LTE network.