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In Windows Phone 8.1, there are two ways to project your screen. Wireless Projecting your screen wirelessly uses Miracast technology. This requires a compatible receiver (e.g. a Smart TV, or something like the Netgear PTV3000), and will only be supported on newer WP 8.1 handsets. Paul Thurrott reports in his Windows Phone 8.1 review: But as you might ...


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There's no universal way to roll any Windows Phone device back to 8.0 that's guaranteed to work 100% of the time. From the Windows Phone Preview for Developers page: You cannot revert or return to a prior operating system release version after you have updated your phone to a preview update. We will move you forward to a "released state," but we cannot ...


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To activate Cortana the only thing you need to do is change the region and language of your phone to English (United States).


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As far as I know WP isn't supporting manual IP configuration, so there's no way looking for your so called 'local address'. If you're connected to a network via wifi your phone gets assigned an temporary IP (through DHCP). To see the network-specific assigned IP address (under WP8), go to the "Wi-Fi" settings on your phone, hold down your finger on the ...


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As far as I know, this is by design - Cortana replaces Bing Search, and currently doesn't support scanning QR/barcodes (although she can do music searches, so this might change in the future). So as long as Cortana is active, there's no built-in way to launch Bing Vision other than as a camera lens. Possible workarounds It's possible to temporarily disable ...


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An official file manager called Files is now available! It allows users to browse, search, manage and share files on their phone as well as SD card. Supported file operations include mass move/copy/rename/delete. Some screenshots: More information at the following links: Introducing Files - a file management app for Windows Phone 8.1 (Windows Phone ...


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Cortana learns as it goes. What worked well for me was asking for weather in Celsius in my questions and after a while ( I think 7 - 9 responses) she started to provide the weather in Celsius by default. Other users reported that they asked her to "show temperature in Celcius by default" and she made it default. But only until Cortana quits, than she forgot ...


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You can swipe consecutive letters by making an uninterrupted "circle" motion on the letter that needs to be duplicated. This may take some practice, but once you get used to it, is fairly intuitive.


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That article is rife with factual inaccuracies. The Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers is, for all intents and purposes, the final version of Windows Phone 8.1. It is not a beta version, and although bugs can (and do) exist, calling it "likely to be buggy" is misleading. The only substantial difference between the dev preview and what will be released ...


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As with other updates, it will be delivered "over the coming months", with the support lifecycle page implying that it becomes a supported release as of 24th June 2014, until (at least) 11th July 2017. The distribution of these incremental updates may be controlled by the mobile operator or the phone manufacturer from which you purchased your phone, so ...


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Once the update becomes available, later this year, it will be pushed out as an update to your phone. Your phone automatically looks for updates once a week. If you know it is available, you can force the check in the phone settings.


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From the same Settings page where you can enable Narrator: To turn Narrator off, press and hold the Volume Up button, then press the Start button. For more information, see Using Narrator on your phone.


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I am also facing this problem. But solution is simple.... Just right click the Bluetooth icon on the task bar and select Receive a File... Then send files through Phone... Its Working.....


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For symbols that are simply upper- or lowercase Greek letters (e.g. pi, sigma, delta) you can install the Greek keyboard layout: Note that it's a ~16 MB download, and you may have to install a language support update that requires a phone restart. At least that was the case when I tested it. A few other common symbols (e.g. plus-minus sign, not equal sign, ...


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I guess there are three key reasons why a developer might choose to prevent apps from being installed onto the SD card: Sercurity A SD card can be removed and accessed on a PC which some devs might want to prevent especially if the store sensitive data. Performance Installing an app on a SD card adds another variable the developer has to keep in mind ...


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Yes, the Lumia Denim firmware update will enable a voice-activation feature called "Hey Cortana" on supported phones. You'll have to switch it on in your phone settings, and then train Cortana to recognise your voice, after which you'll be able to activate her without touching your phone. For more information, see the following links: 'Hey Cortana!' brings ...


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You can either move your data to your phones internal storage and then move it back on the new SD card or re-download the data. Moving data deftly from one card to another unfortunately won't work.


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The closest you have is in the Battery Saver app for monitoring power consumption (albeit only when not connected to external power) - the reason there is nothing more complex is that apps is that there is only ever one app running in the foreground - the others in the task switcher are suspended, and not consuming any valuable resources (they remain in ...


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As Cortana is not an app but a part of the system you can't uninstall her, just deactivate the service by going to settings -> applications -> Cortana.


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As mentioned in the article Indrek linked to, Bing Vision is included as a "Lens" in the Camera app in 8.1. It would be nice if they would let you pin Lenses to the Start Screen, though, so you don't have to go through the hassle of launching the camera app, then tapping the lens button, then selecting the Bing Vision Lens.


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I would try the following: Type Yui in by tapping the keys individually followed by a space Tap on the name (it should be underlined in red) Tap on +Yui this will add it to the dictionary From here, you should be able to use the word flow keyboard to correctly enter this in. This method works, because that name is not in the dictionary.


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I think this is by design. It can be because you can set how long do you want your WiFi to be turned off before it turns itself automatically on. There are options in Turn WiFi back on dropdown menu: in 1 hour, in 4 hours, in 1 day, near my favorite places and manually. You can notice that this behavior is different when you are turning WiFi manually ON ...


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That's the current date. The exact format depends on your regional settings. Looks like you're using US regional settings (month/day, no leading zeroes), as today is the 6th of May. On my phone it says "06/05" (UK settings, day/month).


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No you cannot. Windows Phone is not as open as desktop Windows, and do not possess the capability to change what buttons do.


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The reason you are seeing this behavior is due to the different runtimes available for apps to use in Windows Phone 8.1. Since Windows Phone 8.1, there was a major change to the lifecycle of apps. Tapping back from the main page of an 8.1 WinRT (Universal) will not close an app. This is also the same lifecycle you see in Windows 8.1 apps. However, if the ...


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The option you're seeing in Battery Saver only appears when the selected app has a Background Agent. To be clear, no app can run in the background on Windows Phone. This is for battery saving and performance reasons. But apps can have a background agent which is a separate piece of functionality that runs separately from the main app itself. Background ...


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There is no official Google Hangouts app and may never be due to Google's nearly non-existant support for Windows Phone. There is an API for developer to use so it's possible, but as you've noticed, no real fully featured 3rd party apps for Hangouts exist (yet?). There is also no way to use a web version of Hangouts in Internet Explorer on Windows Phone.


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There is no way for an end user to install Windows Phone on a non-WP device.1 The possibility you're referring to, of installing Windows Phone on hardware originally designed for Android, is meant for OEMs, to lower the threshold for entering the Windows Phone market (no need to design a handset from scratch). To achieve this, Microsoft added to Windows ...


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I don't know how Cortana is disturbing your work, but there is a feature in the system setting, which is supposed to not disturb the user when he doesn't want: Quiet Hours, you could even set some rules as to who could disturb you. For the Quiet Hours: in Settings > Quiet Hours And as it was mentioned earlier, it is part of the system, you cannot uninstall ...


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It's not currently possible to browse the complete file system of a Windows Phone 8. When connected via USB, only the Pictures, Video and Music are exposed via Windows Explorer


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