Magnify BETA for Windows Phone gets a massive update

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We’ve mentioned an beautiful app called “FlipMag BETA” in the past. Since then it has had its name changed to “Magnify BETA” and was featured in our Top 5 News Apps for Windows Phone. Today the app received a very hefty update with over 20 new features. Let’s take a look at version of this great app.

As we’ve said in the past, Magnify BETA is a lot like Flipboard. It curates news for you from various sources. You don’t have to add specific RSS feeds unless you want more. The app also uses a lot of animations and fancy transitions. We love the app and it’s even better now. Here is the full list of new features. Don’t try to read it all in one breath.

  • New Swivel article reading view.
  • Brand new Dark reading theme!
  • Added ability to fetch full article for reading.
  • App tile is now a wide tile.
  • Turning on Live Tiles should cycle images on app and secondary tiles.
  • Show Magnify on your phone’s lockscreen (ensure you have turned on “Show unread count on Live Tiles”)
  • Added ability to save article image to phone.
  • Added ability to hide articles marked as read under Settings.
  • Added Help, About and What’s New pages under Settings.
  • Added option to show exit app prompt.
  • Reduced duration needed to update feeds.
  • Unread count for Live Tiles can be turned off again.
  • Changed color of hyperlinks to improve legibility in the dark theme.
  • Changed background color of unloaded images to better suit the dark theme.
  • Added ability to stop auto-scrolling in parallax scrolling by touching any where on the screen.
  • Diacritic characters should show up properly now.
  • Manual app reset should remove all previously pinned Live Tiles.
  • In-app unread count should be updated correctly now.
  • Improved image quality in non-parallax scrolling mode.
  • Moved parallax scrolling option to Settings page.

Phew. That’s a lot of awesome stuff. Download Magnify BETA for free below for Windows Phone 8. It’s a really great news reading app!

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