CBS News app gets a big update


CBS, who launched their app only 2 months ago in the Windows Phone Store, has just published a big update.

The Universal app, which is for Windows Phone and Windows 8, keeps watchers updated on breaking news and the latest developing stories from around the world in categories including U.S. News, World, Politics, Science/Technology, Health, Entertainment, Moneywatch, & Crime.

The app offers on-demand video clips or full episodes from CBS News programs such as CBS Evening News, CBS This Morning, 60 Minutes, 48 Hours, Sunday Morning and Face the Nation and updates throughout the day.

New in version 1.3 is:image

  • Live tiles for the overall latest news, all topic doors, and each in-depth story
  • Added option for breaking news push notifications
  • Voice commands with Cortana are now initiated with the phrase “cbs news” instead of “cbs”
  • Added a tap and hold option to remove bookmarks
  • Reduced the size of bookmarks to improve the synchronization speed
  • Added more relevant error messages when feeds are empty or unavailable


Bug Fixes:

  • Fix for the date format logic that was causing older dates to display incorrectly
  • Fixed the live tile enable/disable switch
  • Fixed a bug with the category selector becoming “stuck”
  • Fixed bugs with sharing stories to other apps such as social networks

Find the free app in the Windows Phone Store here. The Windows 8 app can be found here.

via the WC

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