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

Simple Questions: What Is The Clearblack Technology And Why Is It Great?

ClearBlackRecently, some of our friends asked what ClearBlack is and why we always say it's so great. Unfortunately, we couldn't tell them anything else except that the ClearBlack screens available on our Lumias look really good. The "black is black" and you can see what's displayed on them even when you're outdoors, in bright light. As you can imagine, we felt frustrated about our not so helpful explanation. So we started digging on the Internet, in order to find more about Nokia's ClearBlack technology and why it is awesome. Here's what we've found:

Reviewing Microsoft Lumia 640 XL - A Good Smartphone For Business Users

Microsoft Lumia 640 XLMicrosoft Lumia 640 XL is one of two smartphones that come with Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 installed. It aims to replace the Lumia 1320 and it's an affordable Windows Phone phablet. Microsoft hasn't released one in quite a long time. In terms of hardware specs, Lumia 640 XL stands out through its generous battery and its camera. But what about the real user experience? We took this new smartphone for a spin and we're ready to share our conclusions in this review:

How To Secure Your Dropbox Data In Windows Phone With A PIN

DropboxDropbox is a very popular cloud storage service that's also present on Windows Phone. One of the things you can do with the Dropbox app for Windows Phone is to lock all your data with a security PIN, so that people who get unauthorized access to your smartphone, don't get access to your data on Dropbox. Here's how to enable this security feature:

How To Use Contacts+Message Backup App For Windows Phone

ContactsThere are certain situations where you need to backup your contacts or messages, like a system reset or switching to another Windows Phone. Windows Phone didn't have a built-in function that could restore your contacts and messages until now, when Microsoft released it in the form of a free application called Contact+Message Backup. The process is simple: the application creates backup for all your contacts and messages to your SD card. You can use this backup for a later restore on the same Windows Phone or another Windows Phone device. In this tutorial you will learn how to install the Contact+Message Backup app and how to use it. Let's go:

How To Use Dropbox On Your Windows Phone Smartphone

DropboxDropbox is a very popular cloud storage service, which lets you store, access and share your files from almost everywhere. All you have to do is sign up for their services and become the owner of a Dropbox account. Then, you install and use one of the applications that they offer for all the major mobile platforms, including Windows Phone. This tutorial is going to show what you can do with the Dropbox app for Windows Phone. Let's get started:

How To Set The SIM Used For The Data Connection On Your Windows Phone

InternetIf you have used a dual SIM smartphone you may know that most mobile platforms don't allow you to use both SIMs for the Internet connection, simultaneously. On a dual SIM smartphone, you need to use the SIM that's used for the data connection. The data connection on the other SIM is not used. Here's how to set the SIM for the data connection, on your Windows Phone dual-SIM smartphone:

Reviewing Microsoft Lumia 535 - The True Successor To The Lumia 520

Microsoft Lumia 535Nokia 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:

How To Use The Reading View In Internet Explorer For Windows Phone

internet explorerWindows 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:

How To Use The Kindle App For Windows Phone 8.1 To Read eBooks

Kindle AppIf 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.

Microsoft Lumia 435 Review - Outrageously Affordable!

Nokia Lumia 435Recently, 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 Review - 4G plus Windows Phone 8.1 at a good price

Nokia Lumia 635Nokia 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: