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Nokia Lumia apps - weather

What are two of the most-checked items on your Lumia after your email (…and maybe Twitter..and Facebook)? That’s right, the weather and news apps. We all want to know what’s happening in the world, and whether to pack an umbrella when we get there. This week’s app selection looks at a couple of the best in each area:

Nokia Lumia weather app

Weather Channel

Cost: Free in the Marketplace , and as Weather in the Nokia Collection
Availability: Everywhere
In a nutshell: It’s raining, it’s pouring

As seen in the photo above from Daniel Rubino’s review of the app at wpcentral, the app looks nice and clear, even if the skies around you aren’t. He confirms that a ‘re-design…greatly enhances the experience’ for the user. He describes some of the features – including being able to see the weather alerts where your friends are, and a personalised ‘amazing day option’ before summarising that he really likes the app and it has had

‘new life breathed into [it] by Nokia’

Do you use this app? What do you think of it?


Cost: Free in the Marketplace
Availability: Everywhere
In a nutshell: The weather, on a Live Tile

This is my personal weather app of choice and it sits on my homescreen, constantly reminding me that it’s raining. Of course, I could just look out of the window, but that won’t tell me whether it is going to rain in three days, or how much, or whether it will be sunny when I visit New York. I’ll let Izzi walk you through it:

And now, the news…

CNN Lumia app


Cost: Free in the Marketplace (also available en Español)
Availability: Everywhere
In a nutshell: World news, now

The guys at MobileTechWorldTV have taken a look at the CNN app:

The ‘really smooth experience’ is walked through, including the setting (shake to update was news to me!) and the iReporter options.

Is this the source of your news? Or do you prefer another channel, maybe like…

BBC News for Lumia

BBC News Mobile

Cost: Free in the Marketplace
Availability: Everywhere
In a nutshell: More news, maybe with an English slant

A dive into the vaults now, to take a look at one of the very first Lumiappaday reviews from Jay’s most excellent series. For more on the app…over to Jay at the news desk:

So, which news app delivers the latest stories to your Lumia? Which weather app lets you know what’s coming? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter and we might take a look at them in a future post.