Windows Phone

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

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.

Reviewing the Nokia Lumia 1520 - The Most Powerful Windows Phone Phablet

nokia lumia 1520Launched along with the budget-friendly Lumia 1320 in October 2013, Lumia 1520 is the first phablet from Nokia. It's a gorgeous and powerful Windows Phone which stands out of the crowd through its monoform block touch form factor and its lively bright display. After testing Lumia 1320 a couple of weeks ago, we had the chance to test the 1520 for a few days and here's what we have learned:

Top 5 Windows Phone Apps for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil

worldThere are only a few days left before the FIFA World Cup in Brazil begins and whether you like football or not, you will hear lots about it. This World Cup fever has also infected the Windows Phone ecosystem and you can find several apps that promise to keep you updated on everything related to this event. This article is all about helping you choose the Windows Phone app that suits you best.

Do You Save Battery When Using a Dark Background in Windows Phone?

power savingsWindows Phone allows for plenty of visual customization, especially in the new Windows Phone 8.1. One question we have asked ourselves was whether the background color has an impact on how long the battery lasts. In order to answer this question, we took four Windows Phones with different prices, specifications and sizes and we have run some battery tests. Now we can answer the question: does the battery last less when using a light background versus a dark one?

How to Use the OneDrive App to Manage Your Files in Windows Phone 8.1

OneDriveDuring the past months, Microsoft's OneDrive has been constantly consolidated as the base of the Microsoft consumer cloud services, empowering users to manage and share their files, documents, pictures and videos. Starting with Windows Phone 8.1, the OneDrive app is bundled into the operating system and cannot be uninstalled, because several other apps depend on it. Let's see how to use this app in Windows Phone 8.1.

How to Use Microsoft's Remote Desktop App for Windows Phone

remote desktopMicrosoft has made the Windows Phone version of the Remote Desktop app available for free. The app works both on Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 and allows you to connect to your remote desktop PC(s) from the local network or from the Internet, provided the IP address of the remote computer is public. While accessing a desktop computer remotely from a smartphone might not be the best experience, especially if the screen is not very large, there are situations where having this app is useful. Let's see how to use it on your Windows Phone:

8 Unique Start Screen Designs That You Can Create Only in Windows Phone

Start screenOne of the most innovative aspects of Windows Phone is the Start screen and the fact that you can easily create your own, unique Start screen. If you look on smartphones with Android and iOS, they tend to look very similar and most users don't even bother to customize the way shortcuts and widgets are displayed. In Windows Phone, if you spend a bit of time to customize the Start screen, you can create some amazing designs that really stand out. To inspire you to create your own designs, we have published this collection of 8 designs. Check it out and share your own designs in the comments.

Reviewing the Nokia Lumia 1320 - The Affordable Windows Phone Phablet

nokia lumia 1320Nokia has made its entry into the "phablet" world with two models: Lumia 1320 and Lumia 1520. Recently we got our hands on the more affordable model - the Lumia 1320 - and we were very curious to learn whether Windows Phone works well on a big phablet. We tested this smartphone for about a week and we are now ready to share our conclusions: