Nokia Lumia 520 was a great affordable smartphone that managed to become the most popular Windows Phone device ever. Its successor - Lumia 530 - had many issues and it did not manage to rise to the high expectations set by Lumia 520. Luckily, Microsoft has released the Microsoft Lumia 535 - a smartphone that fixes the many shortcomings of Lumia 530 and which, at least on paper, seems like a worthy successor to the Lumia 520. We were very keen to test it and see how well it performs. We used it for a week, on a daily basis and here’s what we think about the new Microsoft Lumia 535:
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Windows Phone's web browser has many useful features which make navigation on the web faster and easier. One of those features is the Reading View which regenerates web pages without ads, menus and blocks that have nothing to do with the content of the page. Some articles are really hard to read because they have too many ads. Others are just not optimized for mobile reading. In situations like these, the Reading View makes reading on the web a much better experience. Here's how to enable the Reading View in Internet Explorer for Windows Phone and how to customize it in order to make your reading experience as pleasant as possible. Let's get started:
If you enjoy reading and you want to have an entire eBook library at your fingertips and you do not own a Kindle device, you can always use the Kindle app for Windows Phone. Developed by Amazon, the app provides access to over 1 million books in the Kindle Store, including bestsellers and new releases. Install the Kindle app on all your Windows devices and take advantage of the Amazon Whispersync technology which will automatically sync all your devices. In this article we will show you how to use the Kindle app for an enjoyable reading experience on your Windows Phone smartphone.
Recently, Microsoft launched a new budget smartphone: the Lumia 435. It's the "first of his name", as there never has been another Lumia 400 series before. Microsoft Lumia 435 is a low priced smartphone that promises not to compromise and, at the same time, offer you a complete Windows Phone 8.1 experience. Furthermore, Microsoft promises to deliver even the Windows 10 upgrade later this year, for free, for all Lumia 435 owners. As you can imagine, when we received this smartphone, we were quite anxious to see what less than a hundred dollars can buy. If you are too, don't hesitate to read this review:
Nokia Lumia 635 is the most affordable Windows Phone with 4G connectivity. It is designed to replace Lumia 620 and Lumia 625. It will also run Windows 10, being one of the first Lumia smartphones to receive official support for this upcoming version of Windows. We tested this smartphone for a couple of weeks and we are now ready to share our conclusions, in this review:
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:
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.