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3 years ago

How do you print from your Windows Phone?

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How do you print from your Windows Phone?

While Windows Phone doesn’t support printing natively, a discussion is brewing on the Windows Phone Central forums about different ways to print on-the-go. In case you were curious about how to get this going, you may want to pay attention.

If you have a Brother printer or all-in-one, the Brother iPrint&Scan has your back. The official companion app allows you to print from and scan to your Windows Phone device using your local wireless network to connect to the Brother printer or all-in-one.

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3 years ago

Royal Bank of Canada app now available on Windows Phone

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I know there’s a handful of you that are going to be pretty happy to hear that there’s finally an official Royal Bank of Canada app for Windows Phone. Head to the Windows Phone Store and you’ll see RBC Mobile, a brand new app for all your mobile banking needs. The Royal Bank of Canada (http://www.rbc.com) is the largest financial institution in Canada, so its arrival on Windows Phone is very welcomed. Let’s check it out.

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3 years ago

Microsoft’s modern.IE development site has saved developers over 1 million hours of coding and testing

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You might not be familiar with Microsoft’s modern.IE website, but web developers around the globe sure are. The website launched by Microsoft focuses on providing tools, documentation, and industry connections for web developers who are trying to get the best optimization out of Internet Explorer and other web browsers. Recently, the site has claimed that it has saved over one million development hours using its various techniques since it launched in January 2013.

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3 years ago

Watch the Sochi Olympics on your Surface with NBC’s Sports Live Extra

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It was two days ago that NBC finally put out their Sports Live Extra app for Windows Phone. It’s an awesome app that provides streaming coverage to a ton of sporting events around the world. The app is also out just in time for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Wishing you could watch on your Surface 2 and not your Windows Phone? Then you’re in luck because there’s also a Windows 8 version of the app.

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3 years ago

Pac-Man Championship Edition leads this week's Red Stripe Deals

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Another week, another batch of Red Stripe Deals. These special offers for Windows Phone owners help save a few pennies when shopping for apps and games. This week, we have Pac-Man CE DX leading Pool Plus Friends, myBattery and more. The best part about the Red Stripe Deals is not all the apps and games included are Windows Phone 8 only.

Head past the break to see what else is on offer and for download links.

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3 years ago

Quick tip: How to never lose your SIM card tray pin

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We check out a lot of phones here at WPCentral, so we frequently switch where our SIM cards go. Many devices nowadays like the Lumia 1520 and Lumia 1020 have SIM card trays that require pins to open. It can be frustrating when we lose them. Good luck asking around for one. Chances are, they aren’t carrying it.

We have one quick tip that will make it hard to lose your SIM card tray pin. Put it in your key ring!

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3 years ago

Excited for Titanfall? Here is your chance to win a limited edition controller.

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If you are on the edge of your seat waiting for Respawn Entertainment’s upcoming exclusive first-person shooter, Titanfall, then you might rejoice in the fact that the company is looking to give away some limited edition hardware. In preparation for the Xbox One launch, you have the opportunity to win a limited edition Titanfall wireless controller (normal retail price - $64.99 USD).

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3 years ago

Spice up your doodles with different brush sizes in 6snap's newest update

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No official Snapchat app on Windows Phone? No problem. Rudy Huyn’s Snapchat client for Windows Phone, 6snap, has picked up another update. Like most of his updates, it either introduces a new features in the official Snapchat apps or adds a feature they wish they had. Here’s an update that brings a feature you can show off to your iOS and Android toting friends.

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3 years ago

Three great Windows Phone learning apps for your Toddlers

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Admittedly, I'm not a big fan of Windows Phone toddler apps. However, for the longest I made the the mistake of overlooking some fine apps in this category. Several of my friends who are parents, keep pointing me to some great apps in this category that help keep the children occupied but also helping them learn a little along the way.

In this post, we have chosen three learning apps for Windows Phone to spotlight that were developed by Sumit Dutta, a prolific Windows developer from India. When I met him few months back, he mentioned that his young daughter was the inspiration for him to create so many popular learning apps for toddlers for Windows Phone and Windows 8 devices.

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3 years ago

Flickr has no love for Windows Phone, so here are some alternative Flickr apps

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You would think with devices like the Lumia 1020, Lumia 1520 and even the venerable Lumia 92x, a photography site like Flickr would be catering heavily towards Windows Phone users. Instead, we have an app that was last updated almost two years ago from the Yahoo! owned shutterbug site. An app that is plagued with performance and login issues, giving users a subpar experience.

Now, Flickr through their support forums have confirmed that they are purposefully giving the cold shoulder to Windows Phone. If you were expecting a massive update waiting in the wings from the company, you can now stop.

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3 years ago

Help rename Weather+ on Windows Phone and you could win something

Feb 7, 12:30PM ET: Comments are now closed! We'll be going through and picking our choices! Thanks to all who participated!

Weather apps. Everyone wants one, and everyone has their vision of the perfect one. Weather+ is the new kid in town that we’ve been covering, and it’s maintained a solid 4.5 stars out of 5 on the Store. That means many of you like its unique gesture based interface and bold UI.

Unfortunately, the weather app has run into naming troubles. This is an issue we’re seeing more and more these days as the mobile playing field starts to get crowded. The culprit? Weather+ is evidently a popular title on something called iOS (yeah, we haven’t heard of it either) and they’ve filed a successful ‘Content Infringement Claim’ against the developer Bailey Stein. The app has been temporarily hidden due to this dispute.

So, you know the drill. Based off of the app’s unique design and gesture-based UX, what would you call it?

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3 years ago

Get the Lumia 1020 or 1520 for free when you trade in your old iPhone or Galaxy at Microsoft Stores

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Have an iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, or Samsung Galaxy S2? You deserve something better according to a recent deal from Microsoft. You can trade those devices to get the Nokia Lumia 1020 or Lumia 1520 for free at Microsoft retail stores in the U.S. or Canada. See which one best suits your needs. The deal requires a qualifying 2-year (new or upgrade) contract and is valid until March 2nd, 2014.

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3 years ago

Nokia releases Treasure Tag Windows Phone app, expect to see the accessory released soon

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Nokia has published its Treasure Tag application to the Windows Phone Store. The app enables consumers with treasure tag accessories to set up and track said devices, which can be attached to anything from a keying to bags and other belongings. While the app is readily available, the accessory is yet to be make it through retail so don't get too excited as there's still some waiting to do. Pop past the break for more details and store links.

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3 years ago

Trouble with your Nokia Windows Phone? Restore it with the official Software Recovery Tool

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Nokia Windows Phones are solid smartphones running Microsoft's mobile operating system and we've previously looked at how physically durable the devices are. According to AdDuplex reports, almost 90 percent of all Windows Phones are part of the Nokia Lumia family of devices. Consumers have enjoyed both stability and reliability when it comes to said Nokia hardware, but there are times when things can go wrong.

The Finnish manufacturer has made its Software Recovery Tool available for consumers to download, should they experience issues with their Nokia Windows Phone and its OS. It seems to be a re-brand of the 'Nokia Software Update for Retail', which we covered months ago as a solution to fixing your Lumia.  Nokia appears to have made now made it 'public' instead of a tool for themselves.

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3 years ago

Ravelle, a simple way to add captions to your photos

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Ravelle is a Windows Phone 8 photography app that makes it easy to add captions to your photos. 

Captions can be added to existing photos in your Windows Phone Pictures Hub or launch the internal camera app to add text to new photos. Ravelle has a simple interface and can come in handy for the times you want to add your thoughts to your photos.

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