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The headers appear when you have more than 40 apps installed, and there is no way to hide them. You can tap on the letters to jump between them, just like in the People hub. <- one of the nice hidden features in WP!


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The four apps are: Instagram Viber Pinterest Wells Fargo according to Joe Belfiore. Source


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.jar is the Java archive file format and Java code cannot run on Windows Phone. .sis is an archive file for apps and executable's meant for the Symbian operating system. Hence, even these cannot run on Windows Phone. If you want to convert an app that is available on another platform to make it usable on Windows Phone, you can either rewrite the ...


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In most cases, you can't. App Data is simply the data the app stores while in use. In the case of Twitter, it stores/caches the avatars so it doesn't have to re-download them each time you use the app. Even though they are just small images, when you've viewed many thousands of avatars, that all ads up. If an app doesn't have an option to clear this kind ...


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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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After some research, it seems that the apps, on the SD card,are not detected by the phone unless it is rebooted. I don't know whether this is a glitch or all Windows 8 phones work this way. All I did was the following: Insert SD card on Phone Format the SD card from Phone (optional) Connect to PC Paste all the apps on the root of the SD card. Restart phone ...


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Try going to settings and then to Storage Check. You get a nice sorted list at the end. P.S. I was looking for the same and passed by your question. I saw just now that it's over a year old. Perhaps this section was missing from settings back then?


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If you go to Settings -> Battery Saver -> and turn Battery Saver on the buttons will turn off. We need to be sure you are in the conserve mode by going to "advanced" and select "always (not recommended)". The problem is that you phone will not automatically sync with this option in place (you can see a litle heart in the battery icon). But you can sync ...


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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 a way. Windows Phone 8 will close the oldest app in the list if you try to open more than 8 apps. EDIT Now with Windows Phone 8.1 and above you can just hold back button and click "x".


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They are two fine examples of the many scam apps that exist in the Windows Phone Store - other app store have their issues too. The apps look harmless as they don't ask for permission to resources they don't obviously need eg. Contacts, Pictures, etc. That said, it's better not to download these too-good-to-be-true apps - simply confirm that they're fake (...


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After installing Windows 10 Technical Preview I can confirm that WP7.x and WP8.x app work fine on Windows 10 for phones.


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It's TouchDevelop from Microsoft Research. Link to the app in the Marketplace http://windowsphone.com/s?appid=fe08ccec-a360-e011-81d2-78e7d1fa76f8 Link to the Project http://www.touchdevelop.com/


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For the moment, if we look in our Windows phone Dev account and the W8 app Dev account you have no possibility to interconect the app versions targeting different devices. There are some rumours about that becoming available, but for now its not possible even if the app developer wanted so.


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you are correct. you only can download apps from the official Marketplace. If you have a developer unlocked phone you can install applications with the .xap extension made for Windows Phone.


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Microsoft released their own application called DataSense that allows you to monitor your usage. This is carrier-dependent though so you'll have to check that your provider/country have an app for it (you can search the Marketplace for DataSense on your phone). If neither of those is good for you, then I'm afraid for the forseeable future you're stuck with ...


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If you go to the Store, select downloads from the menu, and go to History, it will show you the latest version of an app you have installed. I know this works in 8.1.1 DP, but I haven't checked it in 8.0.


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Yes, you can install apps over-the-air from the Windows Phone Store on the web. Just click the install button.


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With the Windows Phone O.S. 8.1 is possible to disable such kind of notification. Follow this steps: Go to Settings notifications+actions Find the app you want to change the way notifications work Just change the "Notification sound" to "none". Optionally you can disable the banner too in the checkbox you will find just above. You can go wver further and ...


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Windows checks for updates at scheduled times. If a new update is out but your phone hasn't received the notification yet then when viewing in the Marketplace you will see the Update option


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Starting with v8.1 which was released to those on the "Preview for Developers" yesterday, the new Storage Sense app allows for apps to be stored on the phone, or on the SD card. This update is due to be rolled out to all phones running 8.0 over the "next few months", and availability will vary by phone manufacturer and, in some cases, network operator.


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Application licences are not shared between ecosystems, so if you bought one on Android you will have to buy it again on Windows Phone (if available). However, it is possible that some in-app purchases may be shared between ecosystem e.g. I bought some comics from Comixology on Android and was able to download them again on my iPad for free. This is heavily ...


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The article on LinkedIn blog and also this say that LinkedIn 2FA works on SMS, they don't mention any authentication apps. In LinkedIn settings page authentication with app option is not found. Moreover, this thread from LinkedIn community forum makes it clear that 2FA is not available via app.


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Facebook messenger is not available yet for Windows Phone, but it's coming soon: http://www.wpcentral.com/facebook-messenger-announced-windows-phone


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It is not supported to roll back an app to a previous version via the store at this time. App developers can only ever have a single published version of an app, for any given version of the phone (so it is possible for 7.x to have an earlier version than 8.0 which in turn can be earlier than 8.1).


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Family Safety is available for Windows Phones, however, if you are used to the desktop version, is severely limited. In the phone version you can limit a child phone to download any kind of apps, free apps only, or prevent them from downloading apps. https://familysafety.microsoft.com/


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There is no difference between closing an app using the X button and swiping it down, they do the exact same thing. Although note that swiping apps down is only available since Windows Phone 8.1. In WP 8.0 the only option is the X button, added with Update 3 (before that, there was no way at all to close apps from the switcher). For more information on ...


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If you are willing to work with some bugs, this might be an option. Personally, though, like @RowlandShaw, I use IE. EDIT: The app I linked to has been officially released, so the bugs shouldn't be a glaring issue anymore.


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Google has blocked third party apps from connecting to their Voice service. And since Google does not build apps for Windows Phone there are no Google Voice apps currently in the store. More info: http://www.windowscentral.com/new-policy-google-voice-means-end-metrotalk-windows-phone


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