With every file type that is downloaded from Internet explorer (or your e-mail), there should be an application associated with the file type to open it. When the file is downloaded, the associated application will help read its contents. For eg:
PDF - Adobe Reader App.
Text files, zip files, MS Office docs - Microsoft Office Hub.
Pictures - Pictures Hub
If you have the Zune installed and synchronized with the device, there is a hack to get windows phone to be used as a mass storage device on that machine.
Here’s how it’s done:
Open the registry editor on your PC by typing regedit in your Start
menu and go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\USB;
Now modify three entries (note, if ...
Since Windows Phone 8, developers can register a handler for file extensions.
This is my old answer. It is only valid for Windows Phone 7:
Windows Phone uses something called "isolated storage". This is a virtual storage space created on the internal storage by each ...
The apps that are "open" are not actually running. They are still using memory, but they are not consuming CPU and battery. If your phone needs memory to do something else, it will save an old app's state (tombstoning) and close the app so it's not in memory anymore and will restore the app if and when you go back to it.
For a more technical overview of a ...
Windows Phone 8 supports the Media Transfer Protocol and can be used like a mass storage device on supported target operating systems. Windows Vista and later natively support MTP, but additional software is required for older versions of Windows, Linux and OS X.
So as long as your disconnected computers are running Vista or later you can easily transfer ...
Windows Phone does not support this kind of use natively.
There are a few apps which mimic this kind of behavior but require companion apps on each PC and so are a more complex solution.
The "Windows Phone" answer would be to adopt the "3 screens and the cloud" approach and transfer files via the web. Windows Phone users get 7GB (no longer 25 GB) of ...
The FM Radio in Lumia 610 does not support loudspeaker (source).
For other devices, select and hold the station number, and select switch to speaker or switch to headset.
You still need to keep the headphones plugged in as the cord acts as the radio antenna.
When you leave an app by going back to the home screen (using the windows button) the state of the app is frozen. when you return back to the app it retrieves the state from memory and continues where it was. The restriction on how many apps will be left open is dynamic because the OS will decide if these apps should be removed if it needs the memory for ...
On Windows Phone 7 only one app at a time is consuming CPU and explicit battery power: the one you are looking at. In Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) background tasks have appeared, but these are so limited (to save the UX and battery life for the user), that effectively the previous situation still holds: only one app is running, the rest that seem open - for ...
There are three places that I could find to make adjustments that relate to camera functionality on my DVP.
Settings -> Applications tab -> Puctures + Camera
Pictures -> ... (on the bottom) -> Settings
Camera app -> Options icon
The third option seems to be the most relevant for my issue.
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.
I don't believe this is currently supported by the Lumia phones, however it's been announced as coming with their 7.8 update:
Bluetooth file transfer to send media files via Bluetooth from your Lumia device to any other phone
at the top, there is a collections tab; this represents media on your computer. These map to your libraries in Windows. It is from -here- that you drag and drop to the phone in the bottom left corner, not from windows explorer.
Under settings/WiFi you can long tap on a connection and select edit.
From here you can see:
Encryption Type—shown in brackets next to the connection name e.g. AccessPoint1(WPA2)
Your IP address
Default gateway IP
DNS server IP
Your MAC address
Nokia provides an App called Transfer my Data which allows you to transfer Contacts and SMS from your old device to the new Windows Phone 8.
There are certain limitations though. All contacts except one were transferred from my Lumia 800 to my new Lumia 620. One failed and I have no idea why.
The second limitation - the far worse one - is that only the ...
I heard that the Samsung Focus SD card is most misunderstanding feature of all Windows Phone phones.
It was supposed to be used only for OEM and carriers do offer more room for games and files to the user. But without any possibility to remove or even use the SD card in another device.
As far as I know when you insert the SD card in the phone you need to ...
You can't do much officially if your carrier hasn't pushed it out. But you can unofficially flash the official update with a tool called Sharp7Eighter (or its 'improved' version) which allows you to update to Windows Phone 7.8. They claim that:
Every single Windows Phone is supported, no matter the carrier nor the manufacturer (although there appears to ...
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.
Go to Settings>Wi-Fi
Press and hold on the name of the network
Turn Wi-Fi off for a few seconds
Turn it on
Then try to reconnect
If it doesn't work the first time, try clearing your history and making sure all your tabs are closed.
If this doesn't work you might need to contact support for your phone.
The option was originally disabled by Nokia, although they did recently enable it -- if you haven't done so recently, connect via Zune and install any updates if you have any.
Wi-Fi sharing is in the settings menu, under "Internet Sharing".
For best results, only use with the phone on external power - even if that is the laptop you're providing power from ...
The phone is very good at cleaning up after the uninstallation of applications, to the point where if you reinstall them, they think it's a clean install. I believe this is down to the storage system, as no application can directly see any data from another application, and no application can install additional system libraries.
There isn't anything saying this. Actually the developer many times mention that the app is optimized to Windows Phone 8 if it is.
In the Store you can see if the app is compatible with WP8 but it not guarantee that it is optimized.
As you are (propably) already using a Microsoft Account with your Windows Phone 7 device, these things will automatically sync:
Documents stored in SkyDrive (OneNote)
Now for music, pictures etc., you're going to have to load them onto your new device manually.
As for your texts / SMS, you can use the Transfer my Data app. ...
Follow the instructions here: Delete or reinstall apps on windowsphone.com
To reinstall apps from the web
Open a web browser and go to www.windowsphone.com.
Navigate to the My Phone dropdown menu, located in the upper-right
corner of the screen, then sign in with the same Windows Live ID
you've used on your phone.
In the My Phone menu, click Purchase ...