Did you know that you can use your Windows Phone 8 smartphone to connect to hidden wireless networks, just like any PC with Windows? It can be done and it is not that hard, even though the steps involved are not very obvious at first. Here's how it works:
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If you have been reading 7 Tutorials for a while, you know that we love the Nokia Lumia 620. That's why when Nokia announced the Lumia 625 we were curious to learn what's new about it and if it is a better phone. When you first look at it you think to yourself: "Ohh, this is a Lumia 620 with a big screen!" That's right but there are also other important novelties introduced by this model. Let's find out what they are and if this is a better smartphone than its predecessor.
There are cases when you need to use a proxy server in order to access various resources on the Internet. For example, if you connect your Windows Phone device to your company's business network, you may need to set up a proxy, so that you get internet access. In this quick guide, I'll show how to add a proxy server to the wireless connection on your Windows Phone 8. The procedure is both simple and fast.
We purchase smartphones not only because we want a phone but also a productivity device that's always connected to the Internet. That's why connecting to wireless networks of all kinds is very important for smartphone users, and Windows Phone 8 makes it easy to connect to all kinds of networks. Also, you can easily remove wireless networks from your smartphone's memory when you no longer use them. In this tutorial I will show how to enable the WiFi chip in Windows Phone 8, how to connect to new wireless networks and how to delete one or more wireless networks.
If you just bought a new smartphone running Windows Phone 8, one of the first things you'll want to do is migrate your contacts. There is a chance that you stored your contacts on the old phone's SIM card, especially if the old phone was a "dumb" phone. In this tutorial, I'll show the necessary steps to import your SIM contacts into Windows Phone 8 and have them stored on your Microsoft account.
Many have tested Windows 8.1 but nobody paid attention to its revamped parental controls. In the writing of my upcoming book - Windows 8.1 Step by Step - I have noticed that Microsoft made huge changes to its Family Safety service, some of which hint to upcoming Windows Phone features that might be part of Windows Phone 8.1. Let's see what's new in Windows 8.1 and what Microsoft may include in Windows Phone 8.1.
Here at 7 Tutorials, we applauded the Nokia Lumia 620, its great price and performance. Unfortunately, that phone wasn't made available in many countries. However, the Nokia Lumia 520 is available everywhere and it is also the best sold smartphone with Windows Phone 8. Let's see if its popularity is deserved and whether you should consider buying it too.
I will continue our series about OneNote for Windows Phone 8 with a tutorial on how to close notebooks, hide or unhide them, synchronize your notes, perform searches, delete notes or pin them to the Start screen. Here's how all of this is done:
OneNote is a productivity app from Microsoft, that is available on all major platforms: Windows, Windows Phone, Android and iOS. With it you can create notes of all kinds, to-do lists, audio recording and more. OneNote synchronizes your notes between all your devices, using SkyDrive and your Microsoft account. In Windows Phone, OneNote is embedded into the operating system and it is quite powerful. Read this detailed guide and learn how to create all kinds of notes and format them to your liking.
In our previous tutorials about Office for Windows Phone, we've shown how to work with Word documents and Excel spreadsheets. Today, we'll talk about PowerPoint and how to work with presentations from your Windows Phone 8. I will share how to view a presentation on your smartphone, how to edit it and how to save it & share it with others.
Windows Phone 8 has one of the best Office apps for smartphones, that allows you not only to view documents but also to create Word and Excel documents. We've shown how to create Word documents in a previous tutorial. In today's guide, I will show how to work with Excel spreadsheets. You will learn how to use the Office app for creating, editing, saving and sharing Excel documents. Read on to find more.
FM Radio was included in previous versions of Windows Phone like 7 and 7.5, but for unknown reasons it was not available in the first releases of Windows Phone 8. But… good news, in the latest update to Windows Phone 8 - GDDR2 - Microsoft has reintroduced the FM Radio feature. If your smartphone has a radio chip, you can use it to listen to radio, without using your data plan. Here's how it works: