Windows Phone

Tutorials, how-to guides and reviews for Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 7.8.

What You Gain Performance-Wise When Upgrading from Windows Phone 8.0 to 8.1?

Windows PhoneWindows Phone 8.1 delivers many new features and improvements in terms of user experience, apps and more. Many blogs and websites rightly wrote about them. However, little has been said about its performance. Does it run better on existing smartphones than Windows Phone 8.0? In order to answer this question, we took four Nokia Lumia smartphones and we have run several benchmarks using both Windows Phone 8.0 and Windows Phone 8.1. Here are our results and conclusions:

How to Manage Files and Folders on Your Windows Phone Device

Files AppNow that the Files app is avaialble for Windows Phone devices, we can use it to manage our files and folders with ease. Goodbye having to connect to a computer in order to perform basic file management tasks. Here's how to use this app to open files and folders, delete them, rename them, share them, move them around and view their properties.

Nokia Lumia 530 Review - Is It a Worthy Successor to the Lumia 520?

Nokia Lumia 530We love the Lumia 520 and so do milions of people worldwide. It is a great and affordable smartphone that sold in record numbers. You can imagine how curious we were about the Lumia 530 when we first heard about it. This new model has big shoes to fill and we couldn't wait to test it. Luckily, we managed to get our hands on it and we have used it for 10 days. Today we are ready to share our conclusions in this review, one of the first in the world for this smartphone.

The Benefits and Shortcomings of Using Windows Phone's Wallet App

Wallet appThe Wallet app from Windows Phone is a convenient way to store financial data and use it to make purchases. This all sounds fine and dandy but why should you use this app to store your data? What are the benefits for doing so? And what are the possible problems you might expose yourself to? In this article we will get a bit philosophical and share our arguments for each side of the coin. Enough "how-to" articles, don't you think? :)

How to Secure the Data Stored by Your Windows Phone's Wallet App

Wallet appThe Wallet app is great for adding your financial information and then using it to make all kinds of payments on your Windows Phone. But, if someone gains access to your smartphone, he or she can make purchases that you might not approve of. For example, what if your child figures out your Windows Phone password, sneaks up on you and buys the first game that attracts his attention? That's why Microsoft has added the possibility to set a separate PIN, specifically for the Wallet app. Once that is set, nobody can make purchases on your Windows Phone without knowing and typing the PIN you set.

How to Purchase Windows Phone Apps & Games Using the Wallet

Wallet appThe Wallet app in Windows Phone is the place where you can store information about your debit or credit cards, Microsoft gift cards, PayPal accounts, boarding passes and even event tickets. But how do you use all the data stored by this app? In this guide we will see how to use the data stored by the Wallet app to purchase apps and games on your Windows Phone smartphone.

How to Manually Upload Pictures to OneDrive, in Windows Phone

OneDriveEveryone takes pictures with their smartphones. Even though they might not be a great replacement for a digital camera, smartphones are always with us and they are convenient to use. When it comes to pictures and how to back them up automatically, Windows Phone 8.1 includes a great feature - the ability to have all your pictures uploaded to OneDrive, automatically. This way, you will never lose them. Also, you can manually upload one or more pictures to your OneDrive. Here's how it all works:

How to Add Credit or Debit Cards to Your Windows Phone's Wallet

Wallet appThe Wallet app from Windows Phone makes it easy to store and use credit cards, debit cards, membership cards and coupons. The version from Windows Phone 8.1 can also store boarding passes or event tickets. In this tutorial we will share how to add credit or debit cards to your Windows Phone's Wallet so that you can use them to buy apps, music or games from the Store or to make payments via NFC.

Nokia Lumia 930 Review - The New Windows Phone 8.1 Flagship Device

nokia lumia 930Nokia Lumia 930 is a long awaited device by Windows Phone fans. In terms of hardware and software specifications, it is a very impressive smartphone and we were very curious to learn how well it works. We tested it for a week and we are now ready to share our conclusions. Is this truly the new flagship Windows Phone device? Learn the answer from this detailed review.

Introducing Files - The File Manager for Windows Phone 8.1

Files AppConsidering the large number of users requesting a file manager for Windows Phone, Microsoft decided to develop and launch the Files app. It is a simple yet efficient file management tool, which will allow you to perform common file management tasks on your Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone. In this article we will provide an overview of this app's interface, its features and limitations. Read on to learn more.

Where to Find Windows & Windows Phone Device Backups in OneDrive

settings backupIf you are using Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows Phone on your computers and devices, your system settings are automatically backed up using OneDrive. These backups are stored in the cloud so that they can be used whenever you reset those devices and you want to restore your settings or so that you can use them when migrating to newer devices. But where exactly are these back up points stored? How do you find them? And what can you do with them?

How to Enable, Change or Disable Email Signatures in Windows Phone

emailEach time you send an email using your Windows Phone, it goes out with a standard signature saying "Sent from my Windows Phone"? You might not want to use a signature at all or you may want to use a different signature. In this tutorial we will share how to disable the email signature completely, how to change it to a different one and how to enable it back when you need to use a signature.

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