Articles by Mark Guim

6discover
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by Mark Guim
Apr 17, 2015

Windows Phone users do not have an official Snapchat application, but 6discover, the latest app from Rudy Huyn, offers one of the major features. You won't be able to create, view, or share snaps with friends. You also won't be able to use 6discover to chat or create stories. You use...

Microsoft Company Store
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by Mark Guim
Apr 14, 2015

We recently visited the Microsoft campus in Bellevue, Washington. We had a few meetings, but we also made sure to stop by the company store. Curious to see what you can buy at the store? We took a bunch of photos.

The Microsoft Company Store is where you can buy many Microsoft-...

Roll Back Windows Phone
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by Mark Guim
Apr 11, 2015

Yesterday, Microsoft released a new update to the Windows 10 Preview for phone and you've probably realized that it is far from being finished. While you had fun checking out the Preview, you may want to go back to a more stable build. If you want to roll back to Windows Phone 8.1,...

Windows 10 Phone hero
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by Mark Guim
Apr 10, 2015

A few people have been lucky enough to download the new Windows 10 for phones build 10051, while many others are still pressing "check for updates" button every 10 seconds. We've just installed it on our Lumia 635 and we're now exploring the new features. You can see the full changelog...

Wallet PIN
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by Mark Guim
Apr 09, 2015

You have a lock screen password on your Windows Phone, right? It's the smart thing to do in case you misplace your phone. Another layer of security is the Wallet PIN. This one is a little different. It's not required, but it's a good way to prevent accidental or unauthorized purchases...

Band Camera Control
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by Mark Guim
Apr 08, 2015

You can now control the camera on your Windows Phone device by giving vocal commands to your Microsoft Band. This is possible thanks to the app, Band Camera Control. After installing the app, just press and hold the action button on your Band and say commands such as 'Camera take a...

The Bridge
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by Mark Guim
Apr 08, 2015

The Bridge is a puzzle combined with beautifully hand-drawn art in the style of a black-and-white lithograph. Before we continue, let's get one thing out of the way. It costs $5.99 at the Windows Phone Store without a free trial. We've probably turned off many people by now, but on a...

Quick Access Windows 10
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by Mark Guim
Apr 07, 2015

When you open File Explorer on Windows 10 Technical Preview, it opens to Quick Access by default. Think of Quick Access as a section where you can place shortcuts to your favorite folders. It also displays recently viewed files and frequently used folders by default. We'll show you how...

Cortana Learn My Voice
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by Mark Guim
Apr 06, 2015

We love Cortana on our Windows Phone, and we're going to love her on Windows PCs and tablets, too. If you are already running Windows 10 Technical Preview, then you can already try it out. In recent builds, a new option has shown up to help Cortana learn your voice. This makes it easier...

Auto upload OneDrive
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by Mark Guim
Apr 06, 2015

There are several reasons to save your photos and video online. One reason could be you're running out of storage on your device. Another reason is having a backup in case your phone breaks. Whatever the reason may be, Windows Phone 8.1 can automatically save the photos and videos you...

Ducktales Remastered
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by Mark Guim
Apr 05, 2015

We'll have a full review for DuckTales Remastered soon, but we figure you need to see some gameplay now especially since it costs $9.99 without a trial. This action/adventure game brings Scrooge McDuck to an epic adventure across the world to discover the five Legendary Treasures. This...

Reading View
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by Mark Guim
Apr 03, 2015

We've been playing with Project Spartan that was introduced in Windows 10 Technical Preview build 10049 and we think one feature that many people are going to like is Reading View. It takes away all the distractions like ads and fancy CSS styling to show you the important content. Keep...

Briefcase
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by Mark Guim
Apr 02, 2015

Microsoft already has an official file manager, called Files, but there are third-party apps you can check out. A newcomer is called Briefcase. It can manage both local and OneDrive files. It has your typical cut, move, copy and paste functions, and provide other features that you might...

Windows 10 uninstall
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by Mark Guim
Apr 02, 2015

The Windows 10 Technical Preview is progressing along nicely. It's getting more user-friendly after every update and I've become comfortable using it on my main Windows device, the Surface Pro 3. As new users try out the new OS, some newbie questions might arise. An example would be how...

Xbox One Energizer 2x Charger
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by Mark Guim
Apr 01, 2015

An accessory that all Xbox One owners should have is the Energizer 2X Charging System. It keeps your Xbox One controllers powered and ready for use. No more worrying about having to replace your AA batteries in the middle of a game. It charges up to two controllers at once, and has green and red...

Windows 10 Task View
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by Mark Guim
Apr 01, 2015

One of my favorite features on Windows 10 Technical Preview is task view. By swiping from the left side of the screen, I can see all the open apps and quickly switch as needed. Windows 10 goes a step further with virtual desktops. This lets you group apps in multiple desktops. For...

MS-DOS Mobile
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by Mark Guim
Apr 01, 2015

Today, Microsoft has launched MS-DOS Mobile, a new OS designed especially for Lumia smartphones. In case you didn't know, MS-DOS was installed on millions of desktops. Well, now you can install it on your phone. "Black and white text has never looked so good," says Tom Messett from...

Foxit MobilePDF Reader
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by Mark Guim
Mar 31, 2015

Over 275 million people use Foxit Reader (foxitsoftware.com) as their PDF reader on their computers. If you're a Windows Phone user, you can now install the company's MobilePDF Reader on your phone. It has been released as a Universal Windows app, so you can also install it on your...

Project Spartan notes
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by Mark Guim
Mar 31, 2015

A new web browser called Project Spartan has been introduced in Windows 10 Technical Preview build 10049. It's still not finished, but Windows Insider members can start playing with it to leave some feedback.

Microsoft reminds us that this preview is not a polished, ready-for-...

Hyperlapse Mobile
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by Mark Guim
Mar 30, 2015

We managed to grab an early beta of Microsoft's Hyperlapse Mobile and we're excited to give you a sneak peek. The app is still in beta, so the final product may look different when it gets released. It allows you to shoot stabilized videos from 1x speed to all the way up to 32x speed. We tested...