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Questions tagged [apps]

Apps are software you download from the official marketplace. Use the tag when you are looking for one that will solve a specific problem.

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Can Anti-virus affect device performance?

I have installed some anti-viruses on my device, and since then I am feeling that the performance of the device is quite slow, and when I uninstall them the device works fine, and the device starts ...
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Does one get Facebook live toast/notification for a “like”?

If someone likes a comment I wrote on a post, is the Facebook app supposed to give me a live tile/toast? Mine is still showing an old notification.
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Where does WhatsApp store backups in windows phone 8?

In the WhatsApp settings menu there is a "backup" option. I would like to know where this backup will be stored in the phone. Is it possible to restore this backup?
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View history in Skype

Does anybody know how to view history in Skype? I have several rooms in my Skype, and when I open Skype, some history messages get downloaded but not all.
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If I want to beta test other people's Windows Phone apps where do I find those apps?

It seems that developers are keen to have their apps beta tested but where do you go if you want to offer to test? Where do you find apps which haven't yet reached the marketplace?
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How to store games/apps on an SD card

I have a Nokia Lumia 520. My phone memory is full, so I'm not able to download new games. Is there any way to download games/apps to SD memory?
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Tracking the location of files downloaded through internet on Windows Phone

I have the following problem with my Nokia Lumia 520 windows phone: I have downloaded a few apps & Videos through internet from my mobile and I am not able to find the specific folder or drive ...
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Unable to access downloaded music from Big data downloder

I used an app to download a MP3 file from internet, i am able to play the file from within the app however am unable to access or play the file from Xbox music app. Windows phone 8 Nokia lumia 720 ...
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i can't pin anything to start

I am not able to pin any app from the right hand list to the start screen. I tap and hold the app and the white "pin to start" option appears but nothing happens when I hit it. Help!
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WP7 store purchases not available on surface pro

I've purchased games and apps from the market place on my WP7 (HTC Mozart). I've since bought a Surface Pro (Windows 8). When downloading the same apps in W8 I have to repurchase. The store shows no ...
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A recycle bin app for Windows phone?

The other day I somehow managed to delete some of my important messages (text) and immediately it reminded me of my old Samsung duos slider (non-android) phone which had a recycle bin that stored the ...
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Is there any way to print?

I have a wireless printer. Is there any way I can spool something to the printer from my Windows phone? Occasionally, I'd like to print a document, a web page, or maybe a picture right from my phone. ...
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App to access Google drive?

I am a Lumia 710 user. I wonder if there is an official or unofficial app to access google drive on WP 7.8. I am looking for something similar to the OneDrive app.
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How to see which apps used data connection?

I'm using GPRS for connecting to the web, and I have disabled automatic backups and updates and also blocked most background tasks and all those sort of things... But when I wake up I see my internet ...
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What is the technical text below reviews in the Windows Phone Dev Center?

In the Windows Phone Dev Center, you can view the reviews of your apps. This includes the name of the reviewer and the date when it was reviewed. Under that, there is, sometimes, some sort of ...
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How to install the Data Sense app?

I was checking out some Windows Phone FAQs and came across one about an app called Data Sense, that helps users track their data usage. The FAQ seems to suggest that the app should be pre-installed ...
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is there any WP 8 app that will stop the music after specified time, like setting sleep time

Is there a scheduler or timer app that will allow me to perform a task after certain time. More specifically, I would like to stop the music player and make the phone in sleep mode. Is there any such ...
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How to install .sis or .jar apps in Windows Phone?

I tried to download operamini in .sis and .jar format. but still the format is not supported. why is that? i can't download other application except from the marketplace. can somebody help me?
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Any trick to manually check for app updates?

Since the firmware update know as 1308 I have an issue that the update checker is not working so I have to manually check app by app. Do you know any trick to force the checker?
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Is it possible to turn off buttons light on Lumia 920?

When i watch movies on my phone in the dark, the three buttons light up and are disturbing my view. Is there any way to turn them off? or an app that do this for me? I have read that if you lock the ...
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Breadcrumb apps for when you get lost

Is there any kind of breadcrumb application available out there? Probably I don't know synonyms for this and that's why I can't find one.. I essentially need to trace me back in a large unknown town ...
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Windows Phone 7.8 (LG QUANTUM) Cannot access marketplace

i have a LG Quantum Windows Phone, and i can't access the marketplace. It tells me to download the refresh marketplace app, but i can't download the app either.
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Open Street Maps app with offline maps

I am using an HTC 7 Pro and I am looking for an OpenStreetMap app where I can download offline maps as vector maps. I need OpenStreetMap because the maps are very good in my area of Argentina*. Are ...
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How to restore apps after a phone replacement?

Carrier: ATT Nokia Lumia 900 WP 7.5 Replaced inoperative phone with new one of the same type, I want to download my paid apps without paying again.
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Can I remove the alphabetical section headers from the app list?

When I first got my phone this weekend, I'm pretty sure there were no alphabetical section headers in the apps list. However, it seems to have suddenly turned on and I'm not quite sure why. I can only ...
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Is there a gapless music player for WP?

Apparently, some people are very keen on gapless playback. Fruit seems to think it's important. So, is there any music player on WP that supports gapless playback? Does the default player support ...
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How do I update an app?

I'd assumed for ages that I got updates to all my current apps by clicking on "1 update", "2 updates" at the foot of the Marketplace homepage as and when I chose to visit Marketplace. Not sure why, ...
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How can I turn off app notifications in Windows Phone 8?

How can I disable app notifications in Windows Phone 8? Specifically, I'm looking to turn off notifications on a per app basis so I can disable notifications from Whatsapp.
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Is there a “select all” option in WP8

I use Lumia 820 with WP8. I use MS word in its office app. I would like to know if there is a "select All" option in the windows phone 8. Just like ctrl + A in Windows desktop.
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How can i restart an unresponsive app?

I'm trying to set up Mayhem Remote, and it's stuck trying to connect to my computer. I want to restart the app, but I can't find a way of doing so. Pressing back, windows, or search suspends the app ...
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How do I close the Music+Videos application?

When I open a song from Music+Videos, I cannot get the player to close unless I reboot my phone. There has got to be a way to close the app so it doesn't show up on the lock window or whenever I go ...
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Install applications without touching the smartphone

Is it possible to install application to windows phone without touching it. Just via internet from another computer. I can do it on adroid.
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WP app to manage phone like Android's AirDroid?

I am using HTC 8S Windows Phone. Previously, I was using an Android phone and am very attached and used to using this app called "AirDroid" AirDroid is a fast, free app that lets you wirelessly ...
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Beside the Windows Phone SDK, are there ways to test xap files?

Beside using Windows Phone SDK to test the windows phone apps - xap files (those without source code), are there other ways (or alternatives or emulator) that I can use to test the xap files?
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Is it possible not to use zune when installing the xap file on Windows Phone

From this article - http://thewp7phones.com/install-xap-files-on-windows-phone-7/, it mention the following: Launch Zune. (Zune must be opened all time while working with Windows Phone Device Manager)...
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How to Restart a Stuck App Update?

My download of the Smart Shoot app (a Nokia camera lens on the 920) failed when it needed an update last week. Since then, it displays an "attention required, tap to retry" message. When I tap, it ...
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HTC 8x cannot download apps

When I try do download apps on this phone it tells me to change settings in "my family". When I go to "my family" on windowsphone.com I get a "internal server error". I've tried different windows live ...
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If I buy an exclusive OEM app, can I download it in a future phone of another brand?

Some Games/App are available only for one OEM. Let's take Nokia for example. I buy a game called RISK (exclusive to Nokia) in my Nokia Lumia 800. Several months later, I buy another phone. For ...
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Is there a version of Live Writer for Windows Phone?

Has Microsoft made, or will they be making a version of Live Writer for the Windows Phone? Maybe for Windows Phone 8? Live Writer is a wonderful app I use on my desktop computer to update my ...
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How to transfer Windows Phone 7 apps to Windows Phone 8?

I have used my windows phone 7 for last 2 years and yesterday placed an order for Nokia Lumia 920 (phone 8). How can I transfer all of my apps to my new phone? (Is there a thing like if I sign in ...
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Programming environment app

There is an app (I think by Microsoft) that lets you write programs using its scripting language. The programs you write run inside the app itself. Does anyone know what it's called?
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If “46 of the top 50” mobile apps are on Windows Phone 8, what are the other 4?

Yesterday, Microsoft announced that "46 of the top 50" mobile apps are on Windows Phone 8. What are these top 50 apps, and which 4 are missing from WP8?
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Will buying a Windows phone 8 app allow me to get the Windows 8 app for “free”

If I buy a Windows Phone 8 app and there is the same app for Windows 8 as well, will I be allowed to download the same app to this device (Surface/PC) too? Same goes for buying a W8 app and getting ...
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Is there a way to take panoramic pictures on Windows Phone?

I've seen the panoramic photos in iOS 6 and my Nexus S can take panoramic pictures as well. Are there any Windows Phone devices that can do panoramic photos or maybe an app that can stitch multiple ...
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Update Leagues and Teams in the ESPN app

I downloaded the ESPN app from the windows phone marketplace. When I first started the app it asked asked me to select the leagues and teams it shows on the live tile as well as when the app starts. ...
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Will windows 8 apps work on windows phone 8?

Windows phone 8 will probably have a larger installed base than windows phone right of the bat, so cool apps like gmail, google maps etc will soon be available on that. How easy is it for app ...
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unable to install app out from marketplace

I'm a new guy on windows phone environment, and I wonder why I can't install another app out from marketplace. And I also try to develop an app for windows phone after finished I put the xap file from ...
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App to test WiFi signal strength

I'm looking for a way to map my network dead spots. Are there any marketplace apps that display a signal strength meter to assist in something like this? I've looked at TestMyNet but it only seems to ...
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Where can I find good tutorials for windows phone? [closed]

I have been searching online for a while now to find a suitable site to learn windows phone development. Can anyone suggest a site? Thank You!
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WinPhone 7.5 apps in WinPhone 8

Does anybody know if Windows Phone 7.5 applications are going to be compatible with Windows Phone 8? Thank you in advance