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How to fix WhatsApp ‘chat not showing’ issue on Windows Phone after recent October update

WhatsApp has released a major update for Windows Phone version of its app which includes a lot of awesome features but, some people, including me are facing issues after the recent update. The chat messages are now showing in the WhatsAll chat history nor can receive any new chat message. The update seems to be unstable and include bugs but, for those of you facing the chat not showing issue after installing the most recent update can...

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WhatsApp for Windows Phone picks up major update to improve loading and add captioning, archive and more

We few weeks ago posted details of the upcoming update for WhatsApp on Windows Phone which would add a couple of awesome features and now, the update is available for download in Store. The update improves the WhatsApp loading speed, let you add precise location to photos, crop and rotate photos, add captioning and high resolution screens are now supported. The change log of the WhatsApp has the following changes mentioned: WhatsApp...

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How to use Cortana-voices as ring and alert tones for call/text and other apps on Windows Phone 8.1

Cortana for Windows Phone is really awesome and helpful in many ways including to help you identify the name of a song being played, in taking decisions between two or more things, to get suggestions for places and to get meaning of words. But, you can also use Cortana’s voice as ringtone and alerts for messages, Facebook, Instagram, email, Skype and many more. A developer and a fan of Windows Phone and its personal assistant,...

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How to add additional custom ringtones and alerts to Windows Phone 8.1 easily

Windows Phone 8.1 and specifically the Lumia Windows Phones by Microsoft formerly Nokia are awesome. Although, there are dozens of tones available in Windows Phone to be used as ringtones as well as alerts but, people are always looking for a way to add more awesome tones to their devices. Adding new ringtones to your PC is very easy and it takes seconds to add additional ringtones and alerts to your Windows Phone devices. We will be...

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Windows Phone 8.1 is now on 46.7% of all WP devices with Nokia Lumia 520 leading the pack

The new Windows Phone OS and hardware statistics are here for the month of October 2014 and Windows Phone 8.1 is now on majority of device taking a total of 46.7% of global market share with Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 7 behind. Coming to the Windows Phone devices, Microsoft formerly Nokia Lumia devices are leading the pack with 94.99% share of total Windows Phone market share. The statistics by AdDuples, the advertisement platform...

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Microsoft Account-options page updated with new and simpler design

Microsoft has updated the Microsoft Account page with a simple yet easy to use interface where all the menus are now in the middle instead, of the blue sidebar from the last design. The Microsoft Account page accessible from account.live.com has been updated with a new layout which makes the options more visible and everything is now in focus on first sight. The update just improves the layout whereas, no new options have been added nor...

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Xbox Music of Windows Phone 8.1 gets yet another minor update in October to fix bugs

Microsoft has been continuously improving the Xbox Music app of Windows Phone with new features & fixes and now, another minor update is available. The update is just a bug squashing and improvement update release for the fourth time in the month of October. The change log of the Xbox Music has the following the changes mentioned whereas, the xbox user voice change log hasn’t been updated: Bug fixes Other improvements The update...

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OneDrive for Windows Phone 8.1 updated with overhauled UI and Business account support [Hands on]

Microsoft has released a new update for the OneDrive app of Windows Phone 8.1 which features complete overhauled user interface with flyover menu from left as well as OneDrive for Business account support. The update is the first ever major update after the release of Windows Phone 8.1 which introduces a new user interface and this new update makes the app more-easy to use. The app now includes a flyover menu which can be accessed from...

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Windows 8 is two years old now and Microsoft is stopping its sales, Windows 8.1 to continue selling

Windows 8 turned 2 years old on October 26, 2014 which means the major Modern-UI based version of Windows and the successor of Windows 7 was launched on October 26, 2012. Windows 8 was announced by Microsoft’s Windows Division Chief, Steven Sinofsky during an event scheduled on October 26, 2012 which marked a new milestone in the history of Windows OS where Microsoft introduced a new user interface designed specifically for touch...

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So long Nokia – Microsoft rebranding Nokia to ‘Microsoft Lumia’ on future Windows Phones

Its official, Microsoft is finally killing the Nokia brand on Lumia Windows Phone devices and it will be replaced by ‘Microsoft Lumia’. All the future smartphones by Microsoft formerly Nokia will carry the ‘Microsoft’ branding instead of Nokia. Microsoft acquired the Nokia hardware and devices division earlier this year and Microsoft had 18-months to rebrand the Nokia smartphones to some other name. Now, the software giant has...

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Microsoft releases crucial update 14192.280 for Windows Phone 8.1.1 Preview users to streamline future updates

Microsoft has just started to push out a new update for the people enrolled in the Windows Phone Developer Preview program. The update build 14192.280 has been marked as critical by Microsoft which would ensure the streamline of future updates for all devices running Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview. The update is available for all devices running Windows Phone 8.1 with Update 1 and another bug fixing update and the users would be able...

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Straw app for Windows Phone lets you create and share polls with friends & family

Ever wanted to take opinion from your friends and family while selecting two or more things but, couldn’t find out the right medium to get the polls? Now, you don’t have to worry about that as ‘Straw’ for Windows Phone lets you create polls and let them share with your friends for their opinions. Straw app, the official Windows Phone app of Pollwithstraw lets you create a poll easily by selecting a question and then...

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Skype Qik for Windows Phone gets its first update to fix crashes

  Skype Team at Microsoft released their first ever app after Skype itself few days ago. Named Skype Qik, this awesome app for Windows Phone and other mobile platforms lets you message your friends using your phone number and you can also send video messages to your friends easily which expires automatically after a specific time period. Skype Qik is really an awesome way to communicate but, Windows Phone users were getting crashes...

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VLC Player app for Windows 8.1 gets stability update to fix crashes and other issues

VLC for Windows 8.1 is being updated in Store for Windows 8.1 which fixes the stability issues of the app during the music playback and it also fixes the other issues reported by users. VideoLan, the developer company of VLC recently re-coded the whole app from scratch where a new user interface was also part of it and now, another update is available which fixes bugs and crashes. The change log of the VLC has last update’s changes...

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