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What is S/MIME and should you use it for email on Windows Phone?

What is S/MIME and should you use it for email on Windows Phone?

No matter how technically savvy you consider yourself to be, there's always a good chance you will come across something that you just don't know anything about. For instance, a few of us at Windows Central were chatting online, and someone asked what S/MIME is and whether they should enable in...
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6 tips to extend the battery life on your Microsoft Band

The Microsoft Band has been advertised of having 48 hours battery life, but that can vary significantly depending on your settings, usage, and other factors. On the days we track workouts or runs, and sleep, we find the Band to last until about lunchtime the next day. Want to extend the battery...
Should you get the Preview for Windows Phone 8.1 Update? We tell you.

Should you get the Preview for Windows Phone 8.1 Update? We tell you.

Earlier this week, Microsoft unveiled the feature set for Windows Phone 8.1 Update. As it turns out, there are quite a few new additions to the OS refresh that make it worth getting, including those Live Folders, rapid charging, improvements to Internet Explorer rendering and more. However,...
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How to download and play Xbox One's first MMO Onigiri

How to download and play Onigiri, Xbox One's first MMORPG

The Xbox One launched in Japan at the beginning of September this year. There it has struggled to against competition from the more popular Playstation 4 and declining interest in consoles from Japanese consumers. Despite those difficulties, Japanese software has started to trickle out for the...
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How to use Tapatalk to post images in the Windows Central forums

Every week we do a fun photography contest in the Windows Central forums. Each week we go with a different theme and get so many good entries into the contest. But without fail we also have a handful of readers who aren't sure on how to submit their photos from Windows Phone into the forums. Here...
How to stream your video collection from a PC to the Xbox One

How to stream your video collection from a PC to the Xbox One

Beginners' Tips Series! Xbox One is more than just a game console. It is an entertainment hub for games, television, music, and videos. And although the available apps put a ton of media at your fingertips, you can get even more out of your Xbox One by configuring it to play your own music and...
Cortana weather alerts

Cortana is annoying some users with endless weather alerts, here's how to disable them

Microsoft's Cortana is certainly one of the most exciting consumer stories for the company in 2014. Building on the legacy of the Halo franchise, Cortana is rapidly becoming a well-known piece of tech for those who follow mobile. However, Cortana still has a few bugs and quirks, including one...
Surface Button

Surface Hub app finally lets artists disable the Windows button to avoid accidental clicks

When the Surface Pro 3 was announced, Microsoft had righted many wrongs with the previous version of the hardware. Faster, more processor choices, thinner, lighter, larger display, the list goes on. However, one thing that irked some people who used the Surface Pen was the placement of the...
Surface Pro 3 Type Cover

How to adjust the screen brightness with the Surface Pro 3 Type Cover

Beginners' Tips Series! Do you have the Type Cover for Surface Pro 3? If you said yes, we have a very quick tip for you. There's no dedicated screen brightness button, but you can still adjust the brightness with a couple of keyboard shortcuts. Simply press Fn + Del or the Fn + Backspace buttons...
How to personalize handwriting recognition on your Surface Pro 3

How to personalize handwriting recognition on your Surface Pro 3

Beginners' Tips Series! One of the many features that is alluring about the Surface Pro 3 is its incredible stylus with OneNote integration. It in a convenient way to take notes in meetings or jot down ideas, and then transform your writing into type. While the Surface Pro 3 is splendid at...
Microsoft Band VIP

How to create a VIP list to limit mail notifications on the Microsoft Band

If you get a lot of emails, you can limit the notifications you receive on your Microsoft Band by creating a VIP list. This makes the Band send you mail notifications only from contacts you select. We'll show you how to do it in our hands-on video. Open the Microsoft Health app on your phone...
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HomeGroups and Windows 8: How to share everything (or nothing)

Beginners' Tips Series! The days of having a single family computer that everyone shares are long gone. Now it isn't uncommon to find multiple computers, tablets, printers, gaming consoles, etc. all in one household. With so many users and devices in a single place, it may seem like sharing data...
How to edit or create custom text replies on the Microsoft Band

How to edit or create custom text replies on the Microsoft Band

The Microsoft Band lets you see who's calling without taking your phone out of your pocket. It can also let you respond quickly with preset messages. By default, the Microsoft Band has three messages, but you can add one more or edit all of them. Want to know how? We'll show you in our hands-on...

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