It seemed like summer just began, but schools are opening back up for another academic year. If you have a Windows Phone device, there are plenty of apps that can help students hit the ground running. They’ll help juggle busy schedules, prep for exams and organize notes and files.
With the recent release of Unity version 4.5.3, Unity now supports universal Windows apps, saving valuable time for developers who are now able to use much of the same code to deliver games for both Windows and Windows Phone. Microsoft has hands-on training and offers that can also help developers bring games to those platforms.
Swarm, a new app from Foursquare, makes it easy to check-in and let your friends know what you’re up to, as well as see who’s nearby and share ideas on what to do together later. Group messaging also cuts through the clutter of multiple texts and emails by putting the going-out conversation in one place.
Cortana, your virtual personal assistant available with Windows Phone 8.1, can also work with favorite apps including Twitter, Skype and Foursquare. Apps like these integrate with Cortana’s listening capability so you can ask her to perform tasks within those apps using just your voice.
In the old-school arcade game “Timberman” a day in the woods is an adventure that tests your logging speed and skills. Channel Timberman’s chops to topple towering trees – while avoiding the branches on their way down. The game comes with four environments and 20 Timbermen to unlock.
An update from the folks who brought you fluffy unicorns in “Despicable Me: Minion Rush” introduces the Jelly Lab, super-villain Gru’s greatest invention. It requires you to help minions collect fruit and make the tastiest jelly.