Nokia Maps is included with Nokia Lumia devices, but check out gMaps Pro if you want to use Google Maps on Windows Phone 8. It supports search, traffic, public transit, routes, street view, and more. There’s also navigation, but no voice support. Video after the jump.
Did you know you can use your Paypal account to pay for apps and games at the Windows Phone Store? I just learned that today. This is a new feature for Windows Phone 8 and is handy for those who can’t use the default carrier billing or don’t want to use a credit card. It takes less than a minute to set up.
Rowi, my favorite Twitter app for Windows Phone was just updated for Windows Phone 8. I show how it works on the Nokia Lumia 920. It’s fast, resumes to where you left off, and you can now tweet with your voice too. Unfortunately, this version does not take advantage of the new lockscreen options for Windows Phone 8. Video after the jump.
If you don’t like the Facebook app on your Nokia Lumia, check out touch.facebook.com. It looks like Facebook has finally optimized it to work with our phones. In the past, photos did not fit the width of the pages and lots of the html elements were broken. If you check now, it almost looks like the iPhone app. Almost.
If you’re not happy with Apple Maps on the new iOS 6 for iPhone and iPad, you can try Nokia Maps. You can now get it in full screen too. Officially, it’s currently a web app that needs the web browser. The address bar and the navigation tab take up space on the screen.