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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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Games are always grouped in the Games hub and don't appear in the app list. Otherwise, there is no official way to group apps except pinning them to Start. I've seen some people use live tiles/pinned web pages as titles for dividing categories on the Start page, that may be a workaround.


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


12

.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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There's no Pandora app for WIndows phones, but the following equivalents exist: MetroRadio Radio Controlled WpFandora WpFandora is an unofficial app that I guess can be used till the official Pandora comes out (if it ever does)


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You can't see the space used by apps directly, but in the Zune software you can see how much of used and reserved storage isn't media with the grey section of the storage gauge: This space includes apps, app data, emails, documents, and reserved storage. You can check and set how much reserved space you have on your device in Zune settings > Phone > ...


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My technique for this is that I teach the dictionary the part of my email that's before the @ symbol. So everytime I need to enter my email address, text prediction shows me my email name after about 2 key presses. Yeah, you then have to enter @yourDomain.com, but I find this much faster than nothing.


9

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 ...


8

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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Music & Pictures Your music and pictures can be synced through zune so you have a backup there. Contacts You can store your contacts in your live account or exchange account. This way your contacts will always be synced through all your devices / computers Connected contacts won't be stored anywhere Apps All the apps you bought/downloaded are stored ...


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You can use an application such as New Group* to simulate groups on your start screen. It is not ideal, but is a reasonable workaround.


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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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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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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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