Tag Archive: Windows Phone

Jan 30 2015

Windows Insider App for Windows Phone Foreshadows Imminent Preview Release

Just a quick tip for today. If you’ve already downloaded the Phone Insider app for Windows Phone 8 you may have noticed that it seemingly went missing today from the app list. This is because it was renamed to Windows Insider to align with the name of the existing Microsoft initiative to allow access to the Windows 10 …

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Dec 24 2013

Additional SkyDrive Storage for Windows Phone Users

SkyDrive just got a bit better for Windows Phone users! If you’ve used Windows Phone with your Microsoft account then you should have received an e-mail from Microsoft outlining its appreciation for its Windows Phone users. The good bit in the e-mail is the bit inviting you to claim an additional free 20GB for your …

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Nov 30 2013

Latest Facebook Beta for Windows Phone

If you’ve not yet checked out the latest beta of the Facebook app for Windows Phone then you might want to look now. In the latest update, the Facebook Beta app sees almost instant notifications and private messaging which is a welcome change from the rather slow, sporadic or simply broken notifications functionality in prior …

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Apr 13 2013

A Kinder, Windows Themed Alarm for Windows Phone

One gripe I have about Windows Phone is that there is only one volume setting which covers general sound volumes, ringtone volumes and headphone volume. This means that if you have the alarm set you might need to adjust your phone volume to suit just so you’re not jolted in the morning by the alarm …

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Mar 07 2013

Multitasking on Windows Phone

A short and sharp tip for today. For a while now, Windows Phone has been capable of a form of multitasking allowing you to switching between applications without losing the state of an app. Apps had to be written to support this feature properly but most popular apps will have this baked in for Windows …

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Jan 03 2013

Fitbit Companion for Windows Phone

Fitbit Companion - Sleep Screen

Following on from yesterday’s blog about an official Fitbit app for Windows 8 and Windows RT you might want to have a similar experience on your Windows Phone handset. Unfortunately, there isn’t an official app for Windows Phone app just yet but I’ve found one that I really like in the form of Fitbit Companion. The …

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Dec 28 2012

Maintaining Contact Syncing with Gmail on iOS Devices

Google is starting to flex its muscle a little bit in dumping Exchange ActiveSync for its Gmail service unless you are a paying customer or you have existing devices setup on a free basis. This might be problematic if you’re using a new iOS device or a Windows Phone handset in the future. At least …

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Dec 01 2012

Syncing Time on Windows Phone

Not so much a tip but an observation. Most smartphones these days will sync their time off the cellular network to which they are connected but sometimes they can be out of sync with the time on your computers which are set to sync against time servers out on the internet. If you work in …

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Nov 25 2012

Nokia Lumia 920 Unboxing

As promised, here is the unboxing video for Nokia’s flagship Windows Phone 8 handset – the Lumia 920! Nokia is betting big on Windows Phone. While Nokia seems to have navigated the potential disaster of original Windows Phone 7 devices ultimately being stranded on Windows Phone 7.8 with some incremental updates the refinements incorporated into …

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Nov 15 2012

Incoming Device – A Windows Phone

Yes, I know. I only got the Samsung Galaxy S III back in May this year but I have fancied getting right into the Microsoft ecosystem and seeing what it has to offer across the desktop, tablet and smartphone platforms. Anyway, as part of an old gadget clean out I sold my old first generation …

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