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How to install Windows 10 Technical Preview

How to install Windows 10 Technical Preview

It's been only a few days since Microsoft talked about what's next with Windows 10, and slightly ahead of schedule a brand new release of the Technical Preview has been pushed out. Now that you have had some time to catch your breath and get to grips with what's new, you may be considering giving...
How to back up all of your Instagram photos automagically using IFTTT and OneDrive

How to back up all of your Instagram photos automagically using IFTTT and OneDrive

The first video in a series of "60 Second Productivity Hacks, Tips and Insights on How to Get more Out of Our Everyday Technology Tools and Platforms" appeared today on the official Microsoft Lumia youtube channel. The series of BrainCandy videos is being produced in partnership between...
Xbox Music

Easily get rid of duplicate tracks in your Xbox Music library

Now that it's possible to add our own, personal music collections to Xbox Music using OneDrive, we run into the potential problem of duplicate tracks. If you upload a song or album you already have in your Xbox Music library, it's unlikely you want it to show up twice. Fortunately, there's a...
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Project Spartan

Quick tip: Easily enable or disable Adobe Flash Player in Project Spartan

Adobe Flash Player is one of those things that we'd probably be better without, yet at the same time can't disown completely. Fortunately, with Project Spartan in Windows 10, Microsoft is making it super simple to turn Flash Player on or off, depending on whether you actually need or want it...
Xbox One Voice Messages

How to send voice messages on the Xbox One

If you're on the Xbox One preview program, you are now able to send voice messages in the messages app. This feature should be able to everyone else very soon. You can quickly and easily record audio to send to your friends or others through the snapped messages app. It's really easy. Watch our how...
How to back up all of your Instagram photos automagically using IFTTT and OneDrive

How to back up all of your Instagram photos automagically using IFTTT and OneDrive

The first video in a series of "60 Second Productivity Hacks, Tips and Insights on How to Get more Out of Our Everyday Technology Tools and Platforms" appeared today on the official Microsoft Lumia youtube channel. The series of BrainCandy videos is being produced in partnership between...
Windows 10 pin settings

How to pin settings to the Start screen with Windows 10 Preview build 10041

The latest build of Windows 10 Preview, 10041, lets you pin settings to the Start screen. It's quite simple, and it reminds us of a new feature on Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2, which also lets you pin individual settings to the Start screen. Whenever you are in a settings page like System, Network...
OneDrive Xbox Music

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...
Xbox Music

Easily get rid of duplicate tracks in your Xbox Music library

Now that it's possible to add our own, personal music collections to Xbox Music using OneDrive, we run into the potential problem of duplicate tracks. If you upload a song or album you already have in your Xbox Music library, it's unlikely you want it to show up twice. Fortunately, there's a...
Windows 10 mail people calendar

How to fix Mail, Calendar, and People apps in Windows 10 Preview Build 10041

We're playing around with the latest Windows 10 Preview Build 10041 and immediately noticed that Mail, Calendar, and People apps are broken. According to Microsoft, this is due to a licensing issue with the Store Beta. Fortunately, there is a quick fix. We'll show you how to do it in just a few...
Pebble, Cortana and Windows Phone

Here is how to get Pebble smartwatch notifications to work on Windows Phone

Pebble is arguably one of the most important smartwatch brands available to consumers these days. Indeed, the private company has been very successful in raising money for its new Pebble Time device, suggesting that the company has some legs. However, Pebble and Windows Phones are two things...
Cortana Lifestyle interest for Fitness

Here is how to enable Cortana's Lifestyle and Fitness Tracker interest

The Cortana team has been rolling out new Interests to Cortana's Notebook for a few weeks now. One of them is the Lifestyle category, with Fitness Tracker as the particular class. (The other new interest is Showtimes + Trailers). Many of Cortana's characteristics and interests do not roll out to...
Third-party app now lets you change the language on the Microsoft Band

Third-party app now lets you change the language on the Microsoft Band

Not in the US and want to alter the language on your Microsoft Band (that you likely ordered off of eBay)? Then good news as our favorite app Pimp My Band is now in version 1.8 after numerous smaller updates over the last few weeks. Today's addition brings the ability to switch languages,...

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