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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...
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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...
Cortana Learn My Voice

Watch Cortana learn my voice on Windows 10 Technical Preview

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 for her...
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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...
Tubecast

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...
Roll Back Windows Phone

How to roll back from Windows 10 Preview to Windows Phone 8.1

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, Microsoft has...
Wallet PIN

How to set up a Wallet PIN for Windows Phone Store purchases

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 by children...
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...
Quick Access Windows 10

How to use Quick Access on Windows 10 Technical Preview

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 to use...

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