Windows Phone has the built-in capacity to scan special barcodes, such as QR codes, and no third-party apps are required for this task. Also, you are able to scan text and translate it using the same feature. The procedure is really simple: just "point and shoot". In this article we will show you how to use this feature in a simple and efficient manner. Let’s get started:
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Good news, everyone! WhatsApp is now available both on your smartphone and your computer, through a computer based extension of your WhatsApp account called WhatsApp Web. When you use it, all your messages will be synced between your smartphone and your computer. But, in order to use this web service, you must activate it using your smartphone. In this article we will show you how to activate WhatsApp Web using your Windows Phone.
One of the most essential things you need when going on vacation is getting the right directions. Not really knowing where you are and how to get to your destination can ruin a trip, especially if you don't speak the local language to ask for directions. In such scenarios, your Windows Phone can be helpful because if offers you the opportunity to download maps and have them available offline, even when you don't have a 3G or 4G connection available. This way, you can avoid roaming charges and be able to find your way, anywhere you go.
If you have bought an affordable Windows Phone 8.1 device like Lumia 530 or Lumia 630, chances are that their amount of storage space is a problem for you. Cheaper devices like the ones we mentioned generally have limited storage space available and reaching its limits doesn't take too long. To help you out, Microsoft offers the Storage Sense app, which allows you to check how much storage space is available and clear up some of it. It works both with your smartphone's internal memory and with your SD card. In this guide we will show you how to use the Storage Sense app to learn how much space you have available and how to clear up some of it.
Some of our readers asked us how to enable the feature in Windows Phone that will cause your apps to group alphabetically in the Apps list so that you can reach them easily. What was strange was that other users had this feature enabled automatically and they didn't know how to disable it. In this article we will show you how to activate or deactivate this option and what you should do so you don't lose all your important data.
After reviewing our first Prestigio tablet with Windows 8.1 - the MultiPad Visconte 3, it is time to review our first Windows Phone smartphone made by the same company - Prestigio MultiPhone 8500 Duo - a 5" device with dual SIM, a quad core processor that is going to sell at for about $200, without a contract. We tested this device for about a week, and we are now ready to share our conclusions, in this review:
Did you ever wonder if it was possible to control your Windows PC or laptop using your Windows Phone? Wouldn't it be really nice to sit on your sofa and make your computer play a video or music without touching it? How about turning off your computer without getting out of your bed? All these and more are possible if you use a remote control app. Fortunately, the Windows Phone Store offers quite a few apps of this kind. And the best of them is PC Remote. That's why we decided to take a closer look at it and see how it works.
Nokia Lumia 735 is the first smartphone from Microsoft that is marketed as the smartphone designed specifically for selfies and Skype video calls. When looking at its specs, you can't ignore its 5 megapixels front-facing camera, which is definitely impressive, at least in the world of Windows Phone devices. But what about the rest of this smartphone: is it good for photography in general? What about its hardware performance? Does the battery last for at least a day? We tested this device for about a week and now we are ready to share our conclusions, in this review:
Microsoft has recently launched the Nokia Lumia 830 and they promoted it as the affordable high-end smartphone. In theory, this smartphone should provide very good hardware with solid build quality at a mid-range price. Does this smartphone meet these expectations? Is the new Lumia 830 truly an affordable high-end smartphone? We tested it for a week and now we are ready to share our conclusions in this review:
If you have returned home soaking wet because the forecast said it will be sunny with 0% chance of rain and you didn't feel like taking an umbrella, this is the right article for you. There's not much you can do about the weather but at least we can keep you informed, so we searched and tested several weather apps to recommend as our top 5. Our choices are primarily focused on weather, can be used for more locations, have good reviews (at least 3 stars), they are free and they look good. Let's see what we have found:
The Windows Phone operating system has a beautiful lock screen that can be customized to add both notifications and useful information. However, for some people its customization options are not enough and they want even more personalization. That's why Microsoft has released a beta version of their Live Lock Screen app for Windows Phone 8.1 This app replaces the default lock screen with a new one that can customized in multiple ways. Let's take an in-depth look at the Live Lock Screen app, learn how it works and how to configure it.
If you use Windows 8, 8.1, Xbox One or Windows Phone, you surely have encountered the term OneDrive. The same is true if you're using Microsoft Office 2013 or Office 365. Wondering what OneDrive is and what does it do? If you want an answer to this question, this article will explain everything you need to know.