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Windows Phone 8.1’s greatly improved YouTube experience, plays under lock screen and more

Windows Phone 8.1’s greatly improved YouTube experience, plays under lock screen and more

When it comes to video playback on Windows Phone, especially YouTube, things can get a little complicated. We won’t rehash the whole Google-Microsoft tiff over an official app again, but what we can share with you is some details about how Microsoft worked really hard on Windows Phone 8.1’s HTML5...
Windows Phone 8.1 blazes on the Lumia 1520, has five quick-action buttons

Windows Phone 8.1 blazes on the Lumia 1520, has five quick-action buttons

Yesterday, Microsoft unveiled Windows Phone 8.1 to the world. We gave you numerous videos featuring the OS in action, including Cortana, the Notification center and more. However, that was on a Lumia 630 prototype, one that we weren’t supposed to have in the first place – the risks we take for...
Error with your Windows Phone OS backups? Here is how to get them back on track

Error with your Windows Phone OS backups? Here is how to get them back on track

One of the great features in Windows Phone 8.1 is the ability to restore from a backup when setting up a new device. Everything from your Start screen layout to the apps themselves and even some settings can all be 'restored' if you ever change devices, or wish to hard-reset and start anew....

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Error with your Windows Phone OS backups? Here is how to get them back on track

Error with your Windows Phone OS backups? Here is how to get them back on track

One of the great features in Windows Phone 8.1 is the ability to restore from a backup when setting up a new device. Everything from your Start screen layout to the apps themselves and even some settings can all be 'restored' if you ever change devices, or wish to hard-reset and start anew....
New stats show Windows Phone 8.1 now on 24 percent of devices

New stats show Windows Phone 8.1 now on 24 percent of devices

Windows Phone 8.1, which launched to the public first as a Developer Preview in April, is now installed on 24.4 percent of all Windows Phone devices worldwide, according to the latest stats report from the AdDuplex app advertising service. The new numbers for the Windows Phone ecosystem were...
OneStart

Customize your Windows Phone 8.1 Start Screen with OneStart

One of the great customizations that Windows Phone 8.1 brings to the table is the ability to use transparent tiles and Start Screen backgrounds. OneStart is a Windows Phone 8.1 app that taps into this feature and delivers a nice range of Start Screen background options. From creating a colorful...
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Some phones in India not getting Lumia Cyan until September

The Nokia Lumia 625, Lumia 925, Lumia 1320 and Lumia 1520 are enjoying Windows Phone 8.1 and Lumia Cyan in India. But when does the update come to devices like the Lumia 520 and Lumia 720? It could be August or September depending on which device you have. Windows Phone India has shared the...
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New Windows Phone video shows how you can add your interests to Cortana

Microsoft has released a new video showing how Windows Phone 8.1 owners can take better advantage of its Cortana digital assistant to deliver information based on the personal interest of the user. The clip, as posted on YouTube, shows how users can go to Cortana's notebook menu and then tap...
Lumia 1020

Nokia Lumia 1020 in Italy on TIM might soon be seeing Cyan

Windows Phone users around the globe are understandably excited for Windows Phone 8.1 and Lumia Cyan updates to hit their phones, and next up looks like being Italian Lumia 1020 owners on local carrier, TIM. Eager folks have been tweeting at the carriers official Twitter account for information,...
AT&T begins selling Green Lumia 1520 with 16 GB for $199

AT&T begins selling Green Lumia 1520 with 16 GB for $199

As expected, AT&T is finally selling the super bright green Nokia Lumia 1520, complete with Windows Phone 8.1 and Lumia Cyan pre-installed (you can see what is new in our review). Considering the 8.1 update came out about 10 days ago for the Lumia 1520 that makes sense. The big question is...
Speed dial

How to speed dial on Windows Phone 8.1

Want to dial your momma fast? Then you're going to need to add her as a Speed dial contact. It's super easy and only takes a few taps. Here's how you do it on Windows Phone 8.1. Windows Phone 8.1 introduced a new panel in the built-in Phone application. It's the Speed dial panel and allows you...
Cyan and 8.1 on the AT&T Lumia 925

Lumia Cyan and Windows Phone 8.1 update hits AT&T's Lumia 520 and 925

AT&T will start rolling out the over-the-air Windows Phone 8.1 update today to its customers who own the Lumia 925 and the Lumia 520 smartphones. This new update follows on the heels of AT&T offering Microsoft's latest mobile OS for the Lumia 1520. According to AT&T: "The...
Device Hub

Microsoft ends Nokia Device Hub and Storage Check betas; both are included in the Lumia Cyan update

Microsoft has today concluded the Nokia Device Hub and Storage Check beta programs, which allowed Lumia Windows Phones to connect to a variety of wireless accessories and anlayze on-board internal storage. The apps are now part of the Lumia Cyan update and can be found on any up-to-date Lumia...

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