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Windows Phone 8.1 tip: How to side load and install .xap apps and games from SD Card

Windows Phone 8.1 just like Windows Phone 8 and other mobile platforms lets you side load apps without downloading from Store. Side loading is very useful while installing the apps which haven’t been published to Windows Store yet. Side loading lets you install apps or games in .xap file format directly from your SD Card and it takes just seconds. So, if you are looking for a way to download and install .xap files directly to your phone...

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Update for OneDrive app of Windows Phone 8.1 adds ‘Recycle Bin’ option

Microsoft has just released an update for the pre-installed OneDrive app of Windows Phone 8.1 which adds the ability to access Recycle Bin from within the app. Microsoft has been continuously improving the OneDrive app of Windows Phone 8.1 and previously, the ability to see download/upload progress and file downloading support was added. Now, another update has been released adding yet another useful app. The Change log of the OneDrive app...

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Microsoft releasing the Windows 9 (Threshold) on September 30 for developers

Microsoft will be launching the next version of Windows named Windows 9 and internally called the Threshold on September 30, 2014 during an event for developers. Windows 9 will be launched as preview for developers where it will include a lot of new features like Start Menu and Cortana. The Charms Bar will be removed from it and the Modern apps will be launch-able on desktop in windowed mode. Read more:...

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Windows Phone 8.1 tip: How to show/hide notifications in Action Center on Lock Screen

Windows Phone 8.1 has got dozens of features and one of them is the ability to show Notifications Center where you get all the notifications from your phone and its services even when they have passed. The notifications bar, as we usually call it, is actually called ‘Action Center’ in Windows Phone. The action center lets you access your notifications and other action center functions like quick action buttons. The Action Center is...

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OneNote app for Windows 8.1 updated with print, file attachment and other features

Microsoft has released an update for its note taking app, OneNote for Windows 8.1 which adds the ability to print notes and attach files. The app also adds the ability to print PDF documents. The following changes have been made in OneNote as per the change log: Support to print pages File Attachments and PDF insertion Highlighter for ink Improvements in ink Accessibility improvements Other bugs fixes The update for OneNote...

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Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 Preview updated to 8.10.14157.200 – Update now!

Microsoft has just released an update for the Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 Preview for developers which bumps the version to 8.10.14157.200. Microsoft released the Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 for the Preview for Developers program which added a couple of awesome features including Live App Folders and Apps Corner. Now, this new update has been released for Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 Preview just after weeks of official launch but, nothing new...

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Windows Phone 8.1: This app lets you clear ‘other’ space in storage sense easily

Windows Phone devices running any version of Windows Phone whether it’s Windows Phone 8, Windows Phone 8.1 or Windows Phone 8.1 with Update 1 face a very interesting bug where the free storage of your device keeps decreasing. The ‘other’ section in Storage sense starts showing a lot of space as unrecognizable storage and you can’t clear it. The ‘other’ section in Storage Sense starts taking so-much space that you eventually end...

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Microsoft may name Threshold as Windows 8.2 instead of Windows 9?

Microsoft is internally working on the next version of Windows codenamed Threshold which is expected to be released as a preview in late September where it will include many new features like Start Menu and Cortana integration etc. Although, Threshold is the internal codename for next Windows and the public version would evidently be called ‘Windows 9′ but, there are some speculations that it might be called Windows 8.2 which...

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BBM for Windows Phone 8.1 updated to fix bugs in invitations via SMS

BlackBerry has released yet another update for the BBM for Windows Phone 8.1 which fixes the bug which was found while sending out BBM invites via SMS. BBM has released the third update for Windows phone just days ago after last one which shed the beta tag and introduced performance improvements. The update has bumped the version of BBM to 1.0.1.28. The change log of the BBM has the following change(s): Fix for the bug which was present...

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3 best tips to significantly INCREASE BATTERY life on your Windows Phone 8.1 device for few hours

Windows Phone 8.1 and Cyan update for Lumia devices have significantly increased the battery life of Windows Phones but, some people are still complaining about poor battery life on their phones. Battery timing on mobile devices like Windows Phones depend on a lot of features including the condition of your phone’s battery, phone usage, apps running in the background and battery savers options. Other factors like your cellular network...

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Tip: How to manually install app updates from Store using Windows Phone 8.1

Windows Phone apps regular get new updates from Windows Store where many new features are part of these updates. The updates are installed automatically from Windows Store but, sometimes the updates are installed a bit after their release. It, sometimes, takes upto 4-5 hours to get new updates installed with automatic updates. People like me want to get the latest features for Windows Phone apps right after they are released but, automatic...

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How to solve the ‘Limited’/’No Internet’ Wi-Fi issues in Windows Phone 8.1- 5 best ways!

Windows Phone 8.1 is the latest public version of Windows Phone OS for mobile devices which includes a lot of awesome features and some of them are exclusive for Lumia phones which come with the ‘Lumia Cyan’ update. Although, Windows Phone 8.1 and Lumia Cyan updates have got many new features and a lot of bugs have also been fixed in this latest update. But, one particular bug which has been present in the Windows Phone OS since Windows...

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Microsoft advises to uninstall Windows 8.1 Update 2 (August Update) and removes the download links

Microsoft has removed the ‘August Update’ aka Windows 8.1 Update 2 from the servers and advises to uninstall it due to a couple of bugs occurring for Windows 8.1 users with August Update. Microsoft released the August Update aka Windows 8.1 Update 2 on Patch Tuesday of August 12, 2014 which included many cumulative security and improvement update. August Update includes a handsful of new features and bug fixes for Windows 8.1 users...

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BBM public beta for Windows Phone 8.1 sheds the ‘beta’ tag and fixes bugs

BlackBerry has just released an update for BBM for Windows Phone 8.1 which has finally shed the ‘beta’ tag and the update fixes some bugs and improves features. The update improves the BBM launch timing and language issues. BBM released the public beta of Windows Phone 8.1 couple of weeks ago and now, the messenger has got the second update whereas, previous one was just minor bug fixing update. It seems that the public version...

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