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

It has been a week since Windows 10 Preview for phone was released and you've probably realized that it is far from being finished. While you had fun checking out the Preview, you want to go back to a more stable build. If you want to roll back to Windows Phone 8.1, Microsoft has made it really...
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...
Expand notifications in the Action Center

Windows 10 for phone lets you expand notifications in the Action Center

One of the more useful tricks in Windows 10 for phones is the ability to expand notifications in the Action Center. When you get a list of emails or alerts, only a snippet is previewed, often cutting off much-needed information. Indeed, on Windows Phone 8.1, you often cannot see the whole Toast...
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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,...
Xbox One screenshot

How to take a screenshot on the Xbox One

The Xbox One finally has a feature many have been screaming for: the ability to take a screenshot. Here's how to take them and what you can do with them after. Firstly you'll need to have downloaded the March system update. So, if you didn't get it yet, open up the Settings app, look under...
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How to connect the Microsoft Band with HealthVault & other services

The Microsoft Band is not widely available, but lucky owners got treated to an update earlier this week. Some of the new features include the Bike Tile, virtual keyboard, Quick Read, and much more. It also lets Microsoft Band users integrate their data with two additional services: HealthVault and...

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