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How to use Project my screen in Windows Phone 8.1?

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 ...
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How to rollback Windows Phone 8.1 update?

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 ...
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Find IP Address on Windows Phone

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 ...
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Did 8.1 remove Bing Vision from search (now Cortana)?

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 ...
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How do I type "too" instead of "to" using the new Swipe-style keyboard

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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Cortana weather forecast in Celsius

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 ...
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File manager in Windows Phone 8.1?

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/...
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Will I "possibly" get stuck in Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview?

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 ...
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How to exit Narrator on Windows Phone?

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 ...
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Can't send files using bluetooth from Phone to Windows 8.1 PC

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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Why some apps prevent installation in SD card

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 ...
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How to type π on the keyboard?

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 ...
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Does Cortana have an "always listening" mode?

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 ...
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How to move Apps and Data to a bigger SD Card

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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Is there a task manager in Windows Phone 8.1?

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 ...
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Is there any way to install Windows Phone on an Android device?

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 ...
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How to uninstall Cortana from my phone permanently - NOT just disable it

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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Did 8.1 remove Bing Vision from search (now Cortana)?

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 ...
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How do I enter "yui" with wordflow?

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, ...
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How to disable WiFi straight from the Action Center?

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: ...
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What do the numbers below the clock in WP 8.1 notification center mean?

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 ...
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Remapping the screenshot button combo in Windows Phone 8.1?

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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Why some apps refuse to be closed?

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. ...
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Why don't some apps have the "Allow app to run in the background" option?

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 ...
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How can I use Google Hangouts?

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, ...
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How to uninstall Cortana from my phone permanently - NOT just disable it

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 ...
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How to remove Cortana from search button in Windows Phone 8.1?

You can disable Cortana with the following steps... Go to Settings Swipe across to Applications and tap on Cortana so see its settings Toggle the switch to Off, you'll be prompted to restart your ...
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Text suggestion, word flow not working

Word Flow and text suggestions aren't available with all languages. To see if your current language is supported, see Windows Phone feature and service availability. If your language is in the list, ...
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Ring + Vibrate not available in 8.1?

You can toggle vibrate on and off in the volume bar: Press either of the volume keys to open the volume bar, then expand it by tapping the chevron. Tap the "VIBRATE ON"/"VIBRATE OFF" icon to toggle ...
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How do I change my SIM pin?

I found my answer on the Microsoft help page. For some reason they put this functionality in the Settings of the Phone app: Go to the Phone app, tap ... and select Settings. tap change SIM pin and ...
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