All of us know the feeling you get when you hear a song on the radio but just can’t remember its name. It’s frustrating. There are also times when you fall in love at first hearing with a song you’ve never heard before and you want to know its title, or at least the artist that’s playing it. Previous versions of Windows Phone and other mobile platforms tackle this problem through apps that can do song recognition, like Shazam. In Windows Phone 8 you get this feature right out of the box. You no longer need to search for, download, install and then run a dedicated app. Sounds too good to be true, right?
Hardware and Sound
Tutorials about managing hardware and sound in Windows
If you are like me, you always want to use another set of ringtones than those bundled with your phone. Luckily, in Windows Phone 8, this is not a hard thing to do, even though you do need to follow a specific procedure and meet a few requirements. I will share everything you need to know in this tutorial, so don’t hesitate to read it.
Depending on the smartphone you are using, creating custom ringtones for it might not be that easy. Unfortunately, on systems like Windows Phone or iOS, the process involved is a bit more complicated, as ringtones need to meet specific requirements in terms of format, length, etc. But what about creating ringtones, for free, for any smartphone platform? We did some research and we found a great application named Ringtone Maker. It is small, free, very easy to use and it is compatible with all major smartphone platforms, including Windows Phone. Let’s see how it works and how to create custom ringtones for just about any smartphone.
Even though System Information is a tool that shows all there is to know about your system’s components (hardware and software), I don’t like the way it displays the information. Personally, I prefer a much simpler tool, named Device Manager. Why? Because, with very few clicks, it allows you to see and manage the devices installed on your system, view devices for which you did not install their drivers, view and manage "hidden" devices, etc. If I made you curious to learn more, read this tutorial, as it shows all you need to know about using the Device Manager in Windows 7 and Windows 8.
Customizing our phones is something we all like. It helps set us apart from others and lets us know when it’s our phone that’s ringing, and not someone else’s. If we all used the default ringtones that come with our phones, it would be hard to identify which one is ringing. That’s why, in this guide, I would like to show how to customize the ringtone of your Windows Phone smartphone. I will show how to change the ringtone only for a specific person and how to change the default ringtone for all of your contacts.
Did you know that you can connect your Windows Phone 8 smartphone to your Windows 8 computers or devices via Bluetooth? Once connected, you can transfer files between devices, remote control devices and do many other cool things. But, before doing this, you need to pair them, so that they "speak" to each other.
The Devices and Printers panel was first introduced in Windows 7 with the aim of providing a friendly way to interact with external devices connected to your computer. However, in order for the concept to work as intended, hardware manufacturers need to provide support for this feature in their Windows drivers.
This article will explain what Devices and Printers panel is, where to find it, both in Windows 7 and Windows 8, and how to use it to interact with devices.
Many people visiting our website are interested in our tutorials about working with the Bluetooth technology. That’s why we decided to share more about this technology and its uses. In this article, I will share what Bluetooth is, how it works, where it used and how to get Bluetooth on your own computer. I guarantee it will prove to be an interesting and useful read.
Did you know that Windows 8 also offers a new way to add and remove devices connected to your computer? On top of the tools that exist in Windows 7 and earlier versions of Windows, now there is also a Devices section in PC Settings that makes it real easy to add and remove devices. In this tutorial you will learn how it works.
Have you heard about the Print Management console in Windows 7 and Windows 8? I did but I ignored it blissfully for years. Until recently when, by chance, it stirred up my attention. I began to use it and I loved it. Therefore I decided to share what I have learned with our readers and show a better way to manage your installed printers and drivers.
In previous articles we talked about Microsoft Signature and what you get when buying a Microsoft Signature PC. But... there is one important downside to this program: it is available only in the US and only in Microsoft stores. What if you live in an area where Microsoft stores are not available? What if you live in Europe or Asia? Well... you will have to transform your computer into a Microsoft Signature PC by yourself. And this guide will show how.
Some of our readers have asked us about Microsoft Signature: What is it? What makes it special? How much does it cost? Where can I buy it?
In this article I would like to answer these questions and provide complete information about Microsoft Signature. If you are curious to learn more about it, don’t hesitate to read this article.