Recent Windows Phone 8.1 Stories
  • Windows Phone Tip: Mirror Your Phone's Screen with USB

    Windows Phone Tip: Mirror Your Phone’s Screen with USB

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    In addition to supporting Miracast-type wireless display mirroring, Windows Phone 8.1 also lets you mirror—or “cast”—your handset’s display over USB. This setup requires a Windows 7 or newer PC and comes with significant limitations. But it works with all Windows Phone handsets, even those that aren’t powerful enough to support wireless display streaming. Here’s what […]

    Windows Phone Tip: Master the Custom Volume Settings

    Windows Phone Tip: Master the Custom Volume Settings

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    In Windows Phone 8.1, Microsoft added the ability to select custom volume levels for different activities. The most obvious change is that you automatically get different volume levels for the phone ringer and notifications, and for media and apps. But if you use external speakers and other devices, the volume controls will adapt for them […]

    Windows Phone Tip: Use Your Gmail Account

    Windows Phone Tip: Use Your Gmail Account

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    Microsoft and Google might not play nice—OK, it’s all Google’s fault—but that doesn’t mean that you can’t access your Gmail account—including your contacts and Google Calendar—on Windows Phone. Here’s how to configure Windows Phone to work with Gmail. Note: Gmail support is moving forward to Windows 10 for phones, of course, but it is also […]

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    MixRadio Heads to Android and iOS

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    MixRadio—previously a Nokia music streaming service that was exclusive to Windows Phone—is now available on Android and iOS. But no worries, Windows Phone fans: MixRadio tells me it is still very committed to your favorite mobile platform. I was invited to MixRadio’s announcement today in New York but couldn’t justify the expense. But I have […]