It can always be a daunting prospect when moving from one mobile platform to another, especially when you’re either not the most technically savvy soul in the world, or simply aren’t fully comfortable with an operating system that takes your interest. Mobile phones have become an expensive investment with contracted plans to boot, so it's more important than ever to make the right move.

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With the release of Windows Phone 8 capturing more refugees from the camps of competing platforms than ever, what’s there to know for those who are coming across from the iPhone? Windows Phone Central takes a look at some basic tips and tricks to get you started with your new Windows Phone. Check out our helpful resources below:

Contacts + Calendars

Importing contacts and calendars.

Windows Phone Clients

Synchronising Windows Phones with a Mac.

Microsoft Account

Setting up Microsoft Accounts.

Xbox Music

Chilling to tunes played through Xbox Music.

iCloud to SkyDrive

Introduction to Microsoft's cloud storage.

Microsoft Office

Migrating to and using Office.

Kid's Corner

Keeping the kids safe when using the device.

Speech Recognition

Talking to your Windows Phone - Siri like.

Backup & Restore

Guide to how backups work in Windows Phone 8.