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Posted July 8, 2014 by

Windows Phone 8.1: Changing Notification Sounds for Individual Apps

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Setting different notification sounds for your apps can help you identify which app or event is causing the buzz on your phone without even looking at it. This is especially helpful when you are busy. By simply hearing the sound, you can decide whether it is an important notification that you want to read immediately […]

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Posted May 7, 2014 by

Windows Phone 8.1: Edit Shortcuts in Notification Screen

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The new notification center (or action center) in Windows Phone 8.1 includes a row of four handy shortcut tiles at the top which lets users quickly access and make changes to frequently used settings in the system. While the default tiles are quite useful, not everyone has the same needs; a tile that may be […]

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Posted April 29, 2014 by

Windows Phone 8.1: Set Custom Background for Start Screen

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Even though Windows Phone provides a handful of colors that can be used to customize the start screen tiles, sticking only to a solid-colored theme can be boring at times. Fortunately, using an image as the background for the tiles is now possible. Continue reading to find out how.

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Posted April 26, 2014 by

How Do I Limit the Apps and Games That My Children Can Use on Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8?


If you let your children use a Windows Phone 8 or Windows 8 device, make sure to set up the parental control to filter out inappropriate apps so that your kids can download games and apps safely from the app store. Continue reading to find out how.

Posted April 23, 2014 by

How to Deploy and Run a Windows Phone 8 App


Learn how to quickly compile your WP app and run it in an emulator and on your connected phone.

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Posted April 2, 2014 by

Windows Phone 8: Block or Unblock Calls and SMS

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If you are receiving annoying spam messages or disturbing calls on your phone, you should consider adding all of those phone numbers to the blocked list.

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Posted January 25, 2014 by

How Do I Sync My Windows Phone with iTunes?

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If you have just switched from an iPhone to a Windows Phone, chances are you will miss the ability to sync music from your iTunes library to the new device. Do not worry. There is an easy method for syncing the entire iTunes library to your Windows Phone in just a few clicks.

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Posted December 16, 2013 by

Transfer Contacts from iPhone or Android to Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8


If you have just switched from Android or iOS to Windows Phone, it is important to transfer all the contacts from the old phone to the new one. Using the steps provided in this tutorial, you can copy over the contact data without any hassle using Bluetooth. Read on the find out how.

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Posted November 6, 2013 by

Windows Phone 8: Set Custom Tones for Calls, Text Messages, Voicemail, Email, and Reminders

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Although Windows Phone offers a wide range of tones, you will still want to express yourself through custom tones. This tutorial will show you how to set custom tones for every type of notification.

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Posted October 20, 2013 by

Windows Phone 8: Lock Screen Orientation to Portrait or Landscape

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By default in Windows Phone, the screen orientation will be switched automatically depending on the way you hold your phone. While this feature is convenient, it can also cause much frustration when you want to use a particular orientation only, especially when you use your phone in bed. Luckily, it is possible to lock the […]

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