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Windows Phone 8.1 tip: How to change default ‘Camera’ app to launch quickly from button

Almost all Windows Phone devices (except newer devices like Lumia 530, 630 and HTC One etc) comes with the hardware camera button which lets you launch the camera app easily in seconds. Hardware camera button can be very useful to launch the Camera without the need to go through the long process of unlocking your phone and then pressing the Camera tile to launch. Windows Phone manufacturers like Nokia, Samsung and HTC did an awesome job by...

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Deal alert: Get this $1.49 Windows Phone app for free to track your Twitter and Instagram stats

If you are a Twitter or Instagram user then, you might be familiar with the terms ‘followers’ and ‘following’. Tracking your new followers, un-followers and people you are following has always been a hassle specially while using mobile apps. Now, there is an app in Windows Store which will gather all your stats from your Twitter and Instagram feeds and will show them at one place. The named ‘UnfollowSpy’ lets you collect your...

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Windows Phone 8.1 tip: How to change the default search provider of Internet Explorer 11 to Google from Bing

Internet Explorer 11 of Windows Phone 8.1 comes with Bing as the default search engine which is not liked by a lot of people using the Windows Phones. But, the good thing is that Microsoft has provided the option to change the default search engine to Google easily. If you are one of the people who are looking for a way to change the default search engine of Internet Explorer 11 of Windows Phone 8.1 from Bing to Google then, you may follow...

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How to scan QR Codes and text easily using your Windows Phone 8.1’s camera app

Windows Phone has got dozens of awesome features which are exclusive to Windows Phones only including Cortana. Another feature exclusive to Windows Phones is the ability scan QR Codes and text using your phone’s camera. Windows Phone 8.1 comes pre-installed with the Camera app named ‘Bing Vision’ which lets you scan QR Codes and the text by just scanning the QR Code/Text with your phone’s camera. This feature can be very...

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Xbox Video app of Windows Phone 8.1 updated with bug fixes and improvements

Microsoft has released an update for the Xbox Video app of Windows Phone 8.1 which fixes some bugs and introduce performance updates. The update has been released along with the update for Xbox Video app of Windows 8.1 which got a couple of feature updates. The update bumps the version of Xbox Video app to 2.6.258.0 from 2.6.205.0. The change log of the Xbox Video app has got the following changes: Video sorting in the list now remains...

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How to wake up your Lumia Windows Phone 8.1 device with double tap on screen

Windows Phone 8.1 has got a lot of awesome features including Cortana and ability to move & install apps to the external SD Card. Another awesome feature of Windows Phone 8.1 which has been practically present since Windows Phone 8 is the ability to wake up your Windows Phone with a double tap on the screen – awesome isn’t it? ‘Double-tap-to-wake up’ lets you wake up your Windows Phone without the need to actually press...

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Xbox Video app of Windows 8.1 gets yet another unknown update in August 2014 [Updated with change log]

Microsoft has released yet another update for Xbox Video app of Windows 8.1 which doesn’t have the change log mentioned. This update is the second one for the pre-installed media app of Windows 8.1 where no change log has been provided. Microsoft updated the pre-installed Xbox Video app of Windows 8.1 with layout changes last month which added support for high resolution screens. But, the software giant has released two different updates...

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Xbox Music app of Windows Phone 8.1 updated with live tile support and more

Xbox Music app of Windows Phone 8.1 has finally been updated with the live tile support on Start Screen as well as other features. The update also adds the artist art and visualizations support for live tiles as well as other fixes for the app. Microsoft announced that Xbox Music app of Windows Phone 8.1 will be getting a couple of updates in the coming months and we have already seen many updates in the previous months. Now, this update...

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How to share files/media between your Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1 via WiFi

Sharing files between your mobile devices and your PC’s has always been a complete hassle where you have to use some kind of medium to transfer files between your cellular devices and your PC’s. But, with Windows Phone and Windows 8.1, this has proved to be very easy thanks to a number of third party apps available in Store. Sharing files between your Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone has never been that easy due to many reasons. You...

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Windows 8.1 tip: How to mark a Wi-Fi network as ‘metered’ to conserve internet data

Windows 8.1 has got a lot of awesome features and some of them are helpful in saving your bandwidth. We know that you can control the Search suggestions, OneDrive synchronization while using a broadband connection but, you can also limit their usage on Wi-Fi networks. If you are using a Wi-Fi network with limited data usage then, you might want to turn off the additional data connection hogs like Bing Search suggestions, OneDrive Sync etc...

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Windows 9 (Threshold) to get notifications center and no-desktop for tablets

Microsoft will be making dozens of changes in the upcoming successor of Windows 8.1 named Windows 9. Codenamed Threshold, Windows 9 will include a lot of awesome features like the return of Start Menu and Cortana integration. Another awesome feature to be included in Windows 9 is the Notifications Center. Microsoft is finally adding the Notifications Center in Windows 9 which will work similar to that of Windows Phone 8.1. You can read...

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How to ‘turn off chat’ for Facebook Messenger app of Windows Phone 8.1

Windows Phone may not have an official ‘Facebook’ app by Facebook inc but, the social giant has amusingly released the official Facebook Messenger app in Store. The official Facebook Messenger app works and looks identical to its Android and iOS counterparts but, it still has got few changes in the overall interface. One such change in the ‘turn off’ button for Facebook chat which lets you turn off chat. I was looking for a way to...

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Windows Phone 8.1 tip: How to send videos from SD card by using WhatsApp

Windows Phone 8.1 has got an option to move apps to the external SD card to save memory in the internal memory of your phone but, it is still lacking a lot of features. Windows Phone may have got the option to move the apps to the external memory but, the apps haven’t been configured to collect files from external memory. WhatsApp, for instance, can be moved to the external memory on your phone but, this doesn’t mean the WhatsApp...

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Windows Phone 8.1 tip: How to mark certain messages in a conversation to delete/forward

Windows Phone 8.1 got many new features like Cortana and the update for Windows Phone 8.1 named Update 1 aka GDR 1 has added a couple of more awesome features. GDR 1 for Windows Phone adds the ability to create App Folders on Start Screen and support to mark certain messages in the conversation view. You can now select multiple messages within a conversation which you don’t want to remain in threaded conversation. You can also mark...

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