Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 marketplace may not have the sheer volume of app titles compared with its iOS and Android rivals. Still, that doesn't mean you can't find useful software for your Windows handset. Here's a list of applications I typically install first when I take a new WP8 device for a test-drive. I've included both staple software that I just can't live without plus a few newcomers to the platform to help add more spice to the Windows Phone experience.
Some of the very first apps I install on any new phone is either podcast software or an Internet radio tuner. Since Windows Phone 8 already has a decent podcast download function built right into its music app, I go straight for TuneIn Radio. TuneIn is my go-to radio app of choice. It's easy to use, reliable, and lets me listen to local or global Internet stations. The best part is: it's free.
February 15, 2013 2:57 PM PST
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