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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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You should wait : the current mobile build has a little bug with the storage setting. If you move from WP8 to W10M, your apps on the SD card will still be there. But with the current build we can't change the storage settings, so you should set them up before upgrading.


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There is a petition for Snapchat which has over 57k signatures. So there's a pressure. Other than that it's impossible to answer your question due to the fact that both companies haven't made an official announcement regarding the matter. Let's hope soon.


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With Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1, Microsoft is introducing the concept of Universal Apps. A developer has to enable this feature for his apps, and then even in-app purchases can be shared between the desktop, tablet and phone (at some point probably even your Xbox). A nice, detailed write-up can be found at WPCentral.


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Running Antivirus on Windows Phone is currently unnecessary and is unlikely to provide much protection should a virus appear in the future. I am not aware of any Antivirus applications for Windows Phone that actually do anything. Should such an application exist, then by definition it will consume system resources and impact performance to some degree as it ...


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If you have the Windows Phone SDK installed, and have a developer account, you can run the "Windows Phone Developer Registration" program (Search for the title in quotes in your start screen). There are two ways to get your program on the phone from this point. The first is to connect your phone to your PC with Visual Studio on it, turn on and unlock your ...


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I highly recommend using the task lists that are part of Windows Live Calendar. To access it on your desktop: Go to the Windows Live Calendar site Choose "Task" from the meny on the top right To access it on Windows Phone 8: Go to the Calendar app Swipe to the right to see the "To-do" view Reference: Windows Phone Guide- Using Calendars


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It's only possible to install apps on a Windows Phone via... The Store app on the phone Install apps from the SD card (not an option on the Lumia 920, for example) Deploying apps with the Application Deployment tool (Only works with XAPs build with Visual Studio, not with XAPs from the Windows Phone Store) And thanks to a comment from Max Vernon, we know ...


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Yeh, It is possible with the new Windows Phone 8.1 update. For that, copy the .xap files using Bluetooth or USB to your phone from the PC. Then open Store on the Phone, tap the app bar at the bottom (...), select the "install local apps" option and install the apps shown in the list that you actually stored somewhere on the phone. This is working on my Nokia ...


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Facebook Messenger for Windows Phone is available from 05 March 2014. http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/facebook-messenger/3219d30d-4a23-4f58-a91c-c44b04e6a0c7


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To view the entire archive of your mail, you can set the sync settings of an email account to "download email from" "anytime".


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