We are quite fond of our phones and always looking at how we can change them and add content to your device,there is plenty of widgets and apps to do so and there will be always new ones on the scene so its nice to be able to choose.Im more of a widget fan but i do like to have other options at hand such as Z Launcher for example.

Microsoft Garage have now created an app for Android,MS seem to be catering much so for other OSs but the the favour is not really being returned either but thats another days argument.

Picturesque Lock Screen however is quite nice and we have been testing it out and it works quite well and it looks fresh too and it brings content to your homescreen and has the daily image by Bing which can be changed by simply shaking your phone..There is also a range of settings to change how the app works too so you can customize to your own taste..

 

Key Features:

Beautiful Bing Homepage images: Your lock screen will be updated with the beautiful daily Bing image; you could swipe through the images from past 6 days or shake your phone to change the image on your lock screen.

Search on the lock screen: You could search for anything on the web directly from the lock screen and read all the linked pages without having to unlock your phone.

Latest news: Keep yourself updated with the latest news headlines and tap through to read the full articles.

Weather: Find out what the weather is at your current location; long tap through on the icons to get the detailed weather predictions for the week.

Notifications on Screen: See your missed calls and Messages quickly from your lockscreen. Quick call or reply from the notification from Home screen itself.

Regional Calendars & Muhurats (Only for Indian users): Personalize the lock screen to access your favorite regional calendars and Muhurat. Now you can figure out what festival is on for the day, rahu kalam, chogadiya/hora timings all from the lock screen itself.

Camera & Phone controls: Access your phone camera from the lock screen; Change your WiFi, Bluetooth, volume, brightness settings; also use your phone as a torch from the lock screen.

Microsoft Garage turns fresh ideas into real projects. Learn more at http://microsoft.com/garage

Download here  Note there is some reports it may nor work on some devices or regions however there is APKs available.

By Jim O Brien/CEO

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