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.
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.
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.
Google Brings In-App Search to Android Phones
Google this week announced a new tool for searching the content on devices. The search mode, called In Apps, allows people to find content that's buried inside apps installed on the phone.
Microsoft's Garage Team Brings News Pro App to iPhone
Microsoft has released News Pro for iOS devices, a news- and article-aggrating app that delivers "hyper-relevant" news to users based on their interests. In the same vein as Apple News, Pro News from Microsoft allows users to select from more than one million topics to receive catered results.