News by Andrew Kameka on Monday July 01, 2013.
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A trio of new media and social networking apps have made their way into the Windows Store today, giving Windows Phone 8 users a crack at an all new Facebook app, iHeartRadio, and Redbox to start off their holiday week. The biggest update of the three is the release of Facebook, which introduces a complete redesign previously available as a beta. The latest version brings the Facebook design more in line with what has been seen on other platforms, improves the performance, adds new size options for Live Tiles, and full-screen media displays when browsing the Facebook feed.
Popular Radio streaming app iHeartRadio also debuts on Windows Phone today. Radio listeners can use iHeartRadio to listen to liv broadcasts from 1,500 stations across the U.S., and also includes personalized stations similar to set-ups in other apps like Pandora or Spotify. The new app also supports lock screen album art, playlists based on location or activity, bookmarking favorites, and sleep timers to automatically shut off after 15 minutes to 3 hours.
Video rental service Redbox for Windows Phone is now available to provide users a directory of rental locations and films or games available at each. Redbox lets users see a map of nearby locations, choose a movie, and reserve it to be picked up at a nearby distribution box.
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.