There are mostly aesthetic and workflow streamlining changes.
The Office logos have been updated, and the tabs have been renamed. Recent documents are shown in a list rather than tiles. OneNote is a separate app and is not in the Office Hub. The recent documents list is synchronized with Office 2013 and Office Online.
Type in your friend's name and after the last character of the name typed (and before hitting space), tap the name which gives you and option like this:
Tapping the +[Somename] adds that word to the dictionary and will no longer be auto corrected.
You'll need the Zune Software for updating WP7 phones - I think you can still get it here. When you connect your phone it should offer you to download the necessary packages and update your phone - if Microsoft hasn't disabled this yet.
The solution to the Yahoo mail problem can be found here. The solution is,
Enable 2 step verification in yahoo account.
Generate app specific password and in the list of apps select "Other" and clicked on generate.
Enter the 12 digit code in place of password.
Now it will login successfully.
Regarding your problem connecting your phone with Windows 10 PC ...
Microsoft has its own cloud service, called Onedrive, which was also formerly known as SkyDrive during the Windows Phone 7 days. Every Windows Phone device. by default backs up pictures in the Camera Roll, Screenshots and Saved Pictures onto the cloud:
Visit onedrive.live.com and sign in with the Microsoft (Outlook, Live, Hotmail) account that you used on ...
There isn't a nicely formatted list available, but an app developer has written some code which lists all known Windows Phones (so far).
Even if you're not a programmer, you should be able to get the info you need from this file...
About one month ago I simply uninstalled the app from my phone and downloaded it again from the store. I didn't get any app reset since then.
I'm not marking this as an answer since it is not technically proving it as a solution, but one month without any issue smells good enough for me to post it here. Hope this helps others.
It has been my experience that speech is much better in 8 than previously. However unless you have a more common name, or your name is easily pronounceable/spellable. Unique proper names are still difficult.
Please note however, that speech is handled by Bing. Your voice representation is sent to a Microsoft server. So voice translation improvements can ...
Another solution (maybe a workaround) is to exit the textbox by touching something outside of it, then entering the textbox again. Now it doesn't suggest anything and entering a space will not change the word.
As mentioned in the comments, there appears to be an issue in the People and Me Hub on Windows Phone 7 and 8 where it uses a lot more data than normal.
Unfortunately, on Windows Phone 7 there is no way to monitor data usage on a system level. On Windows Phone 8, if you're running GDR2 (or newer), Data Sense will give you a break down of what each (system) ...
There is no free way of doing what you want, as far as I know. If you really need registry access, pay the $19 USD per year. And maybe try your hand at the App Studio to easily create a specific app you might want as well: for that $19 you can publish that app worldwide.
After reading the requirements on the program's website, I believe this is because you need to have the phone developer unlocked before using applications that access IsolatedStorage. The fact that it mentions you need the 7.1 SDK installed is enough for me.
You can now get a combined Windows Phone and Windows developer account, for life, for only $19. See #...
To resolve this you need to do the following:
Uninstall both WhatsApp and Twitter.
Restart your phone.
Install WhatsApp and Twitter again.
If that does not help:
Try the solution above a few more times.
If that does not work do a factory reset of your phone.
If that does not do the job either, send your phone to a repair center.
I have a Nokia Lumia phone and cortana stopped reading aloud my text messages
via bluetooth in my car. The problem was that I had the volume turned off for applications on my phone. When in car I got my wife to send me a text message when it came through I turned the volume up on my phone. everything fine now
One solution is to reset your phone. It's a bit cumbersome, but definitely works. I had the same problem a few days ago - Cortana stopped speaking while the rest of the phone was working normally. I wrote to Windows Phone Central and received this advice, which worked for me.