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How to automatically upload your photos and videos to OneDrive from Windows Phone 8.1

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 take to...
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How to access your music collection from OneDrive with Xbox Music

In case you missed it, Microsoft has started allowing Xbox Music users to store personal music collection on OneDrive. You can add your MP3s to OneDrive and play them on your PC, phone, and Xbox. It's really simple. Upload your music files to the new "Music" folder in OneDrive and that music will...
Bluetooth keyboard on Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2

Here's how to use a Bluetooth Keyboard with Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2

I'm writing this post in Microsoft Word on my Lumia 640. Absolutely nothing unusual about that. Except that I'm doing so without touching the Word Flow keyboard. That's because Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 supports Bluetooth keyboards. Here's how it all works. You first need to first...
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Use this '60-second productivity hack' with Cortana to set location-based reminders

Use this '60-second productivity hack' with Cortana to set location-based reminders

Tips and tricks are always good to learn, especially if you are new to Windows Phone. This one is aimed at those users and it was just posted to the Microsoft Lumia YouTube channel. It is an oldie but a goodie and it has to do with Cortana's ability to use location-based reminders. In fact, this...
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How to manage your Office 365 account and installs

With the amount of free subscriptions Microsoft is giving out of late to Office 365 there's a good chance there are a number of new users. Office 365 offers a degree of convenience in that you can easily install the desktop and mobile apps to use with your account on a number of devices. But if...
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Here is how to enable the Dark Theme for Windows 10 build 10074

Microsoft is adding more polish to Windows 10 Technical Preview, including dark Start menus and more in the latest 10074 build for Insider. Now, a new – and simple – registry trick lets you make even more of the OS dark. Specifically, the Settings, which is still a bright white that contrasts...
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How to download and install the Microsoft Office 2016 public preview

Microsoft has announced the public preview of its latest version of one of its flagship software products, Office 2016. Public preview means exactly that, anyone can go ahead and load it up on their Windows PC and play around with it for a while. There are a couple of different ways to go about...
How to use Microsoft OneNote to organize your receipts

How to use Microsoft OneNote to organize your receipts

The next Brain Candy productivity tip video has made its way onto the Microsoft Lumia channel, and this one is timely. With tax season upon us, I'm sure many of you (like me) are thinking about how you can easily keep more organized throughout the year so when it comes time to pay Uncle Sam you...
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Everything you need to know about alliance wars in Royal Revolt 2

Royal Revolt 2 from Flare Games is one of the best raiding games on Windows Phone and Windows 8. Whereas most raiding games feature somewhat casual strategic attacks on opponents, Flare's take goes a different direction. Every raid is full of action, with the player directly running through other...
How to customize the Personalization settings in Windows 10

How to customize the Personalization settings in Windows 10

Microsoft has just rolled out a new preview of Windows 10 (build 10061) and anyone enrolled to the Fast ring can download and install the new version immediately. The new build brings a number of improvements and features since the last official release (build 10049). Among the new changes,...
How to make a full backup of a Windows 10 or Windows 8.1 PC

How to make a full backup of a Windows 10 or Windows 8.1 PC

There is no such as thing as too many backups. If you can make a backup of the backup, do it. Luckily, Windows makes it super easy to make an exact copy of your entire computer using the System Image Backup utility. Never used it before? We'll explain what it does and how to use it. What is...
How to dual-boot Windows 10 Technical Preview alongside Windows 8.1

How to dual-boot Windows 10 Technical Preview alongside Windows 8.1

Creating a dual-boot system will let you safely test Windows 10 Technical Preview using the full power of your PC's hardware alongside Windows 8.1. In Windows 10, Microsoft is doing something differently as it's letting customers download and install versions of the operating system early on, so...
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How to stream Youtube videos from Windows Phone to Google Chromecast

We know Google doesn't develop apps for the Windows Phone platform, but Windows Phone developer community fills in quite well. While we don't have an official YouTube app for Windows Phone, we've got terrific third-party YouTube apps like MetroTube and myTube since quite a while. But my latest...

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