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Microsoft Research’s Blink Gets a Major Update With a “Fresh New Look”

Blink, an app for Windows Phone by Microsoft Research has been updated to version 2.5, which carries quite a few changes and improvements under the hood.

For those who aren’t aware, Blink is an application that keeps your pictures sharp and free of the blur that can be caused from shaking your phone.

The new changes in version 2.5 include:

  • Fresh new look: New branding and refreshed UI elements throughout the app.
  • Dual Modes: Switch easily between two modes – Blink mode to edit and share your animations, and still mode to save and share the perfect shot.
  • Focus Lock: Tap on the screen to lock focus in that the region. That region will always remain in focus even across phone movements. Tap again to unlock.
  • Improved stabilization: Even better video stabilization so that your Blinks play without any camera shake or jitter.
  • Live Tile: Pin Blink to the start screen and see your perfect shots on the live Tile. (Note: might require a phone reboot or a unpin/re-pin for live tile to start showing.)
  • My Blinks: A new gallery view in the Blink roll to quickly jump among captured Blinks.
  • Tutorial: An interactive tutorial is included to quickly get you going.
  • Orientation lock: Bug fix to orient Blinks correctly on sharing, under orientation lock.

Download Blink using the QR code above. What do you think of the new update? Post your thoughts in the comments below.

Author: Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower and the Editor in Chief of Pocket And PC. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing and is also an aspiring violinist.

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  1. According to the store, this was last updated in March. Am I missing something?

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    • Strange. It shows up for me (see screenshot below). Did you try hitting refresh?

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      • I did. I already have the version shown and the store says the last update was March.

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        • What region are you set at? The U.S. version is shown as above.

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          • I’m in the US. I just checked and there is a new version: 2.5. The article listed 2.4, which was released in March.

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            • I hope you were able to find the new version! I had updated the article yesterday to say 2.5 (must have been right before you posted this).

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              • Aha! I knew it! :P

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