Nokia entering in to partnerships with superhero movies isn’t something new. Back when they were promoting the Lumia 900/800 range, the Finnish manufacturer had a similar deal with Dark Knight Rises. For the past couple of days it was being rumored that the company was looking in to another such partnership, and now the official confirmation has materialized. Nokia’s current choice is the upcoming Warner Bothers’ Superman movie, Man of Steel.
I doubt that this means we’ll be seeing any Man of Steel editions of current Lumia smartphones being released, though the partnership will bring a plethora of content exclusive to Nokia. The content includes video teasers, exclusive app and wallpapers. The exclusive Man of Steel app will let users explore the film, unlike rewards such as ringtones, wallpapers, DC Comics digital comic books and more after beating various challenges. As previously mentioned, the content will be exclusive to Lumia smartphones running Windows Phone 8. The official page for this partnership is now up on Nokia’s website, it contains information about the movie itself and downloadable Man of Steel content for the Nokia Lumia smartphones.
Hot on the heels of releasing a new app for Windows Phone, Foursquare today has released new apps for both iOS and Android. The focus of this update is on bringing improved local search to the millions of users who use Foursquare, making it easier to discover places of interest around them. Foursquare says that with this update, the service will help users find exactly what they want, “whatever that may be.”
Foursquare users can now really fine tune their local searches, results can be filtered in a variety of ways, such as only displaying venues that are open at the time or search or the places that a user’s friends have previously visited. These results can then be sorted by best match, price or distance. Though if tinkering around with filters in the app isn’t your cup on tea, Foursquare recommends tapping the “Best Nearby” button to get an idea of what amazing venues are present in the vicinity. The newly updated Foursquare app for iOS and Android can now be downloaded from iTunes App Store and Google Play Store, respectively.
Seen at: blog.foursquare