Windows Phone 8 includes a nice new feature named Kid's Corner, designed to make it easy and safe for parents to share their phone with their children. In this guide, I would like to share what this feature is, how it works and how to use it to safely share content, games and apps with your children.
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If you are interested in the Windows Phone platform, we definitely recommend that you buy a Windows Phone 8 device. But which device should you get? HTC 8X is one of the first Windows Phone 8 smartphones that were launched globally. It looks good, it feels good to hold in your hand and it is available almost everywhere. But, is it worth buying? Let’s find out from this detailed review, based on one month of using this smartphone everyday, as my main phone.
Have you ever removed a Windows Phone app, only to wish you hadn't? You can navigate through the Windows Phone Store to find it again, or use a third-party reinstalling app, which will only take you to the app's page on the Store. Or, you can use WindowsPhone.com to reinstall any app that you've ever downloaded from the Store. It is easy and this tutorial will show you how it works.
We do want to test more and more Windows Phone devices here at 7 Tutorials. In order to evaluate their performance in a measurable and comparable way, we asked ourselves: which are the best apps for benchmarking Windows Phone devices? We did a bit of research and lots of testing and compiled this list with the best benchmark apps. Read on to learn which benchmarks are worth installing on your smartphone.
All of us know the feeling you get when you hear a song on the radio but just can’t remember its name. It’s frustrating. There are also times when you fall in love at first hearing with a song you’ve never heard before and you want to know its title, or at least the artist that’s playing it. Previous versions of Windows Phone and other mobile platforms tackle this problem through apps that can do song recognition, like Shazam. In Windows Phone 8 you get this feature right out of the box. You no longer need to search for, download, install and then run a dedicated app. Sounds too good to be true, right?
A data connection on your Windows Phone can go a long way to enhancing your productivity while on the go. But it can't meet all your needs at all times. Sometimes you need your laptop. While there's no shortage of Wi-Fi hotspots these days, there isn't always one available when you need one. In those instances, you can use your Windows Phone as your own personal mobile Wi-Fi hotspot by sharing your phone’s internet connection. Here’s how.
If you are like me, you always want to use another set of ringtones than those bundled with your phone. Luckily, in Windows Phone 8, this is not a hard thing to do, even though you do need to follow a specific procedure and meet a few requirements. I will share everything you need to know in this tutorial, so don’t hesitate to read it.
Depending on the smartphone you are using, creating custom ringtones for it might not be that easy. Unfortunately, on systems like Windows Phone or iOS, the process involved is a bit more complicated, as ringtones need to meet specific requirements in terms of format, length, etc. But what about creating ringtones, for free, for any smartphone platform? We did some research and we found a great application named Ringtone Maker. It is small, free, very easy to use and it is compatible with all major smartphone platforms, including Windows Phone. Let’s see how it works and how to create custom ringtones for just about any smartphone.
What if you bought your Windows Phone from another country and you want to switch the default display language to your own native language? Can you do that? Yes you can, unless you are using a more exotic language for which Windows Phone does not provide support. Let’s assume that this is not the case though, and see how the usual process works. As you will see from this tutorial, it’s not that complicated.
Taking screenshots in Windows Phone has been problematic, at least until the recent release of Windows Phone 8. Now this task can be done with ease, by pressing two buttons on your phone. To learn how it is done, read this quick tutorial.
Customizing our phones is something we all like. It helps set us apart from others and lets us know when it’s our phone that’s ringing, and not someone else’s. If we all used the default ringtones that come with our phones, it would be hard to identify which one is ringing. That’s why, in this guide, I would like to show how to customize the ringtone of your Windows Phone smartphone. I will show how to change the ringtone only for a specific person and how to change the default ringtone for all of your contacts.
Did you know that you can connect your Windows Phone 8 smartphone to your Windows 8 computers or devices via Bluetooth? Once connected, you can transfer files between devices, remote control devices and do many other cool things. But, before doing this, you need to pair them, so that they "speak" to each other.