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How to SOFT RESET any Windows Phone 8.1 or Lumia device without losing apps/data [Tutorial]

Windows Phones just like other Android and iPhone devices often start getting strange issues like camera not working, no wi-fi connection, data connection not working or some specific apps not functioning properly. Sometimes, even the core services of Windows Phone like ‘Settings’ etc get issues but, these problems can’t be fixed by restarting your phone. Once the restart doesn’t fix the issues, you are left with the only...

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Microsoft has released a reliability update KB2980654 for the OneDrive of Windows 8.1/RT

Microsoft has just released an update for the pre-installed and pre-integrated OneDrive of Windows 8.1/RT which introduces reliability in the app. The update has been released after the Patch Tuesday for the month of July where some important updates were released and way ahead of the next Patch Tuesday. Interestingly, the update is available in Windows Updates for some people whereas, some can’t see it. We weren’t able to get...

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Microsoft announces the Nokia Lumia 530 with Quad-core CPU and low pricing

Microsoft has just announced the Nokia Lumia 530, the successor of Nokia Lumia 520 which is the best-selling Lumia in the market. Lumia 530, just like its predecessor would be the low-end entry level device running the latest Windows Phone 8.1 out of box. Lumia 530 is very similar to the 520 in specifications where it has a 4-inch screen with screen resolution of 854 x 480 pixels, 512MB RAM, 5MP back camera and 1430mAh battery to provide...

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OneDrive app for Windows Phone 8.1 finally updated with download options and more – Hands on!

Microsoft has finally released an update for the pre-installed OneDrive app of Windows Phone 8.1 which was missing one of the most important feature i.e. download option. Now, the latest update for the OneDrive app has added an option for downloading the files as well as more features. We, few days ago, tweeted about the Windows Phone version of OneDrive missing the downloading option and now, the Microsoft has released an update...

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Windows Threshold build 9795 with Start Menu spotted in leaked images

The latest screenshots of early Threshold aka Windows 9 have leaked onto the web showing the Start Menu on desktop which seems similar to the one found in Windows 7 but, there is tiled layout with live tiles. Other screenshot shows the Modern-UI app, which in this case is the Store, running on the desktop in windowed mode. For more details about the built number and its compilation date as well as other information related to...

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Windows 8.1 Update 2 will allegedly be released for public on August 12, 2014

We already know that Microsoft is preparing the second update for the Windows 8.1 which won’t include many new features instead, it will just be an update with bug fixes and under-the-hood experience. Now, new report claims that Microsoft will release the Windows 8.1 Update 2 on August 12, 2014 as a part of Patch Tuesday. Early reports mentioned that Microsoft will release the Windows 8.1 Update 2 in August 2014 as part of Patch Tuesday...

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Here is how to track the Windows Phone 8.1 Lumia Cyan availability using your phone with an app

Windows Phone 8.1 and the Lumia Cyan update is scheduled to be released for all Windows Phone 8 and Windows phone 8.1 Preview devices around the world in the coming weeks. We have also covered on how you can track the availability of Lumia Cyan using your web browser and the Nokia tracker page. Also read: Microsoft has halted the Windows Phone 8.1 and Lumia Cyan update for all current Windows Phone 8.1 Preview devices The Nokia support page...

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BlackBerry Messenger for Windows Phone 8.1 – Hands on and first impressions [Video]

BlackBerry has finally released the BBM for Windows Phone but, it is currently available for selected users who signed up for the beta. BBM for Windows Phone works like the Android and iOS counterparts where you get to perform all of the actions you could do in the original BBM for BlackBerry phones. Once you managed to download and install the BBM for Windows Phone you start feeling the BBM’s smoothness. Once you sign in to the BBM you...

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Black Berry Messenger beta now available for download for selected Windows Phone users

Black Berry has finally launched the BBM for selected Windows Phone users who signed up for the beta last week when the Canadian phone maker opened the registrations for the beta of its messenger. The BBM beta is only available for the people who signed up during the small time frame of registrations but, for those of you who didn’t get their beta testing confirmation will be left behind. Although, the BBM is listed in the Windows Phone...

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Adios Nokia X series – Microsoft discontinues the Nokia Android devices in favor of Windows Phone

Microsoft is scraping the recently launched Android phones by Nokia from Nokia X Series. Yes, the software giant acquired the devices division of Finnish giant, Nokia and now the Microsoft giant has decided to scrape the Android series phones in favor of Windows Phone in Lumia series. The decision has been done in favor of Windows Phones which the mobile giant, Nokia is already manufacturing and is the largest and most popular OEM of...

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Microsoft halts the Windows Phone 8.1 and Lumia Cyan update, wants you to downgrade to WP8

Microsoft has already announced that the Windows Phone 8.1 and the Lumia Cyan updates will be rolling out to the devices around the world in the coming weeks and some of the devices are already getting the updates like Lumia 630 and Lumia 930. Now, the software giant has halted the release of Windows Phone 8.1 and the Lumia Cyan updates until further notice for all the folks running the Windows Phone 8.1 Preview on their devices. The halt...

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This app for Windows Phone 8/8.1 lets you lock access to apps with password – Sort of!

One of the best features available for Android is the ability to lock individual apps using third party or built-in apps but, Windows Phone is lacking that feature. But, there is a third party app which lets you lock individual apps by protection them with password. Although, Windows Phone 8 or Windows Phone 8.1 doesn’t support native app locking but, third party developers are doing their part. The feature may not be slick as its Android...

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Microsoft updates the Bing News, Travel and Weather apps of Windows 8.1/RT with unknown changes

Microsoft has released updates for the pre-installed Bing apps of Windows 8.1 including Bing News, Bing Weather and Bing Travel. Interestingly, the updates are available but, no change logs have been provided for all of them. Microsoft previously released an update for the Skype app which brings free group video calling to the popular audio/video calling app by Microsoft. The act of not providing the change logs by the developers for...

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Windows Phone 8.1 Preview build 12400 is being rolled out by Microsoft for all devices

Microsoft has already announced that the Lumia Cyan and the final version of Windows Phone 8.1 is being rolled out to masses and will continue in the coming weeks. Now, the software giant has released a new update for the Windows Phone 8.1 Preview which hopefully fixes some bugs and readies the Windows Phone 8.1 Preview devices for the final updates. The update released is being rolled out to all Windows Phone 8.1 devices who are using...

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