Adobe Reader Lands on Windows Phone
Adobe today released Adobe Reader for Windows Phone. Reader allows owners of Windows Phone devices to open and interact with a wide variety of PDF documents. Some of the supported features include copy-and-paste, search, zoom, bookmarks, links, and quick navigation tools, such as thumbnails and scrolling. Adobe Reader for Windows Phone is free to download from the Windows Phone Store.
Microsoft Releases Edge Browser for Android and iOS, Launcher for Android
Microsoft today made a beta version of its Edge browser available to Android and iOS devices. The beta, available to registered Windows Insiders, requires users to initiate the signup process through a Windows 10 PC.
Adobe Tweaks Lightroom for iOS and Android
Adobe today announced a handful of changes to Lightroom for iOS. The mobile app now offers a refreshed photo-editing user interface that Adobe believes is easier to use when it comes to enhancing and adjusting images on a phone.
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.
Microsoft Bringing Maps to Windows 10 Phones, Too
Microsoft today said the Universal Maps app for the Windows 10 platform is now available to phones running the Windows 10 Technical Preview. Device owners can download the Universal app via the Windows Insider program.
Adobe's Lightroom App Adds RAW HDR Shooting for Android and iOS Phones
Adobe today updated its Lightroom Mobile application and added the ability for Android and iOS devices to shoot in RAW HDR mode. Adobe says the new HDR mode automatically scans each scene to measure the best-possible exposure range and then takes three photos that are merged to deliver the widest exposure and contrast range.
However, my opinion about the app is based purely on the fact that I've not had any issues reading PDFs. Sure, there some features that could be added, but when I compared the Adobe reader on my old WP7.5 to the native PDF reader on WP8, I had a hard time seeing how people were claiming Adobe reader on the old OS was better. Even when I compare the MS's PDF reader and Adobe's, I don't find much that makes it that much better, other than the fact that Adobe does load large files much quicker.