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Do we need Anti Virus for Lumia 920?

I recently bought Lumia 920, just want to know that if any Anti-virus is must for this phone or I can use it peacefully without anti-virus? If required then which one?
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Did 8.1 remove Bing Vision from search (now Cortana)?

Installed the dev preview today, and found that Cortana has taken over the search button. Okay. The problem is that I don't see the option to do a vision search anymore. I'm unsure of the exact ...
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Which email setting consumes less power, push or poll?

I would expect hourly polling to consume the least power, but I cannot find a conclusive answer on forums. This post says that push is better, but only for Hotmail accounts, which is strange since the ...
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How can I hard reset my Windows 8 phone (which keys do I press?)

Is it possible to hard reset a Windows 8 phone? I've carried out a factory reset which has seemingly got stuck and I want to try and abort this. I can't seem to find out whether there is a key ...
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Windows Phone 8.1 Battery Drainage

I get the feeling that after updating my WP to 8.1, the battery drains faster. Does anyone else get the same issue? is there a solution for this?
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How to Download a File Using Internet Explorer?

How can I download a file using Internet Explorer (or any other browser) on Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, and save it to my phone. Currently it just opens the file. Is there a way to save it instead?
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How can I carrier unlock my windows phone device?

If you have carrier unlocked (not developer unlock) a Windows Phone, how did you do it and how long after the phone's release were you able to do it. I have succesfully carrier unlocked an htc ...
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Will I “possibly” get stuck in Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview?

According to this article there's a possibility to get stuck in Windows Phone 8.1 Dev Preview: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/two-simple-steps-get-cortana-working-windows-phone-8-1-outside-us-1444771 ...
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How Can I Change My Microsoft Account?

When I initially setup my Windows Phone 7, I used my work Microsoft Account. Now I want to change it to my personal one. How can I change the Microsoft Account I initially used to set up the phone? ...
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How to use Tor on Windows Phone

Is it possible to use Tor network for anonymity in Windows Phone 8, or is there any alternative?
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Is there a way to auto silence the phone at a particular time?

I want my WP8 phone (Lumia 920) to be in Silent mode on every Sunday from 9 to 11 AM and be released from it automatically or to a particular time when I am in a meeting, which could be in my Calender....
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How do I type “too” instead of “to” using the new Swipe-style keyboard

When using the swipe-style of input that is available as part of the 8.1 update, how do I enter the word "too" instead of "to"? The best I've come up with is to swipe from the "t" to the "o", then ...
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How to sync WP8 with Windows?

I plugged in my HTC 8X into Windows 8 and not much happened. Zune and Windows Media Player do not recognise it as a device. I can see the contents of the device in Windows Explorer and it is listed in ...
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Phone got stuck during upgrading to Windows 10

My Lumia 520 got an update to Windows 10 Mobile. I started upgrading but the battery drained out. Now whenever I start the phone, I see moving gears on the screen but after some time the phone ...
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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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Keyboard not downloading

I just did a hard reset, and installed Windows 10 Mobile, then I restored my Onedrive backup. Everything was working normally, until I tried to write a message, I noticed that there are no ...
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What do I need to do to get a custom ringtone?

People like customizing the appearance of their WP7; however, I've been wondering if it is possible to use your own ringtone instead of one of the provided ringtones. Two questions regarding this: ...
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How are paid for apps/licences transferred to a new phone?

I have a paid for app with a hefty licence fee recently purchased but now on a defunct phone. Can I transfer the licence to my new phone? What's the procedure for apps in general? And what about my ...
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Image of Webpage on Tile in Windows 10 Mobile?

In Windows Phone 8.1, when you used Internet Explorer to go to a website, you could pin the page to the Start menu and the tile would be a thumbshot of the webpage. Now it seems that in Windows 10 ...
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Cortana Flight Tracking. Within what amount of time will Cortana automatically track a flight?

I have an upcoming flight, in two weeks. The flight information is not available online as of yet. I have already received a confirmation email. Will Cortana still save my flight, once the information ...
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What factors should I consider when choosing a Windows Phone device? [closed]

There are many phones which ship with the Windows Phone operating system. But are there any features of the operating system or certain hardware that some phones don't support? What other factors ...
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What are those *.nar, *.thm and *.tnl files in my Pictures folder? Can delete them?

See picture below: I saw this file when I browse to my Pictures folder via USB. I can imagine that the file suffixed with _Rich.nar is related with the Rich Capture feature in Lumia Camera 5 and the ...
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Is there a task manager in Windows Phone 8.1?

In Android we have a way to view running tasks and RAM usage. Does Windows Phone have something similar? I think it is must for a smartphone.
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Import contacts from a .vcf file to Windows 8 Phone

I recently bought an HTC 8s Windows 8 Phone. I have all my contacts in a .vcf file. How do I use this file and import contacts from it to my phone ? I have read this post : Import contacts from vcf ...
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ME tile can be unpinned? If so how can I pin it again?

Looks like I can unpin the "ME" tile like every other tile. But I can't find where I can pin it again to start screen. I already think about testing this by unpinning it but I'm afraid I can't find a ...
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How do I explicitly dismiss a toast notification without having to wait for it to disappear on its own?

On Windows Phone when events of interest happen on the phone such as finding a nearby Wi-Fi network when your disconnected, a new text message arrives or an app wants to let you know something ...
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Does Multitasking in 7.5 Mango consume additional battery?

I have a Nokia Lumia 900 with Windows Phone 7.5. I know that keeping the back button pressed and holding it shows the multiple tasks open, and pressing the 'back' button repeatedly 'closes' these ...
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What is Windows Phone equivalent to Google Nexus series?

I have been developing apps on Android and iOS for a long time, and now I am also considering approaching the Windows Phone platform and its SDK. I need a Windows Phone device that will allow me to ...
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How to revoke an App permission to access OneDrive?

So I'm a developer, and I'm testing App access to OneDrive in a Windows Phone 10 emulator. The thing is that once I logged in the first time to OneDrive and gave the app permission, I can't find ...
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Global Mute in Windows Phone 8

There's some times I want my Windows Phone to be completely silent - disable all ringtones, alert sounds, and app sounds/music. It's easy enough to set the phone to vibrate only for alerts/rings, but ...
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Where are Outlook Tasks in Windows 10?

In Windows Phone 8.1, the Outlook Tasks are located in the Calendar app > extend the application bar > Tasks But I can't find them in Windows Phone 10 Preview anymore. Where did they go ? Are they ...
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how to install apps onto windows phone via sd card

I have tried out the guide given on the official windows phone site and looked into various question posted on this site for that matter, however I'm still failing to do an offline install of windows ...
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What is the “Other Memory” in my HTC Windows 8S

I am using HTC Windows 8S, the device is good but the main problem is with the "Other Memory" in the Memory Section. The size of the Other Memory is exceeding day by day, I performed factory reset ...
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What does the the phone use to set the date+time “automatically”?

In the "date+time" settings, there is an option to set them automatically - where does it get this information from, as I've noticed that it can disagree quite a bit with other sources (for instance, ...
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How can I sync Music from the phone to Onedrive?

Has anyone found an app for Windows Phone 8 that can synchronize the music on the phone with a Music folder on Onedrive? The Onedrive app allows me to view the music in Onedrive but doesn't support ...
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Choose photo albums to backup/upload to Onedrive

On my phone I have three photo albums: Camera Roll, Saved Pictures and Screenshots. The first two get automatically uploaded to Onedrive with the "backup" feature. I'd also like the Screenshots album ...
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How to update from Windows Phone 8 to Windows Phone 8.1?

Today I read news about a Windows Phone Update coming to Lumia mobiles: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/04/03/nokia_winphone_8_1_mobes/ I have Nokia Lumia 525. How do I update its OS from Windows ...
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Do all Windows Phones use the same type of USB cable?

If so, is it a proprietary design or standard type of cable? If it's a standard type of cable, what is the proper term for it?
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What are the options for developer-unlocking a WP7 device?

Short of signing up for the developer program and paying $19, what are my options for unlocking my phone to allow loading arbitrary applications? The ChevronWP7 program shut down earlier this month, ...
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What changes are in the Lumia Black update, and when will it be released?

After Lumia Amber, Nokia is going to release Lumia Black update. What are the major features of this update? When it will available to developers and end users?
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There is a notification on my lock screen - How do I get rid of it?

This morning I awoke to this notification at the bottom on my lock screen of my Nokia Lumia 925, I have no idea where it is coming from and no idea on how to remove it. Where is this information being ...
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Are photos uploaded automatically to OneDrive from my phone full resolution?

There is an option to automatically upload any pictures to OneDrive that you take with your phone (From the Photos hub, select the ellipsis (...), then settings, then turn on Automatically upload to ...
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My windows phone doesn't allow me to select a file to upload from the browser

When I go to any website in my WP7 browser and this website has a "browse" button, when I press on this button nothing happens. (I'm not sure if this happened after the update from IE7 to IE9 or if it ...
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How can I disable the SIM PIN?

My phone currently requires a SIM-PIN in addition to the pin to unlock the phone, which feels a bit redundant. How can I remove the SIM-level PIN? I have looked through all the areas of settings and ...
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How do I silence Whatsapp notifications?

I wanted to know if there is any way I can silence it, meaning I don't want my phone to buzz every time I receive a message, this feature was present in my previous phone ( android ). Is this ...
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Is it possible to manually install apps from Store in devices with no SD slot?

I know we can download and manually install apps from the Store via SD card. But I want to know if a can install this app manually downloaded from Store in devices with no SD card slot. Before ...
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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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How to change the master computer properly?

I had two PCs. One of them was the one I was syncing my phone with, but I've disassembled it. I've enabled syncing on the other one, but all music+videos+pictures from the old relationship are marked ...
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Windows Phone Ad Blocking

iPhone has a "built in" ad blocking framework now, so apps can be built to facilitate... Android has apps that ad block, without root (AdBlock Plus), with root (Ad-Away, FDroid) or with a special ...
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How can I tell whether I'm getting data via Wi-Fi or phone network?

There are occasions when my Wi-Fi is fully lit but data traffic is slow and patchy (like it's coming over the phone network). If I lose phone signal, internet connectivity fails completely. Meanwhile, ...

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