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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...
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...
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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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...
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...
Auto upload OneDrive

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...
Productivity Tip: How to manage customer support on the go with Skype

Productivity Tip: How to manage customer support on the go with Skype

The second 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" just popped up on the official Microsoft Lumia youtube channel (in case you missed the first video related to using IFTTT to automatically...
Windows 10 uninstall

How to uninstall apps on Windows 10

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 to...
Windows 10 Task View

How to use task view and virtual desktops in Windows 10 Technical Preview

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 example, you...

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