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With Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, Microsoft introduced the ability for you to roam the currently opened tabs, and maintain them across reboots. It also allows you to open a tab that you were looking at on another device (so if you find something whilst on the train on your phone, you can then open the same tab on your desktop when you get home). This is ...


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The recently browsed website will always appear when you reopen IE. You have to close the tab in IE and then it won't show up. Deleting the history from IE on gets rid of the list of websites under "Recent".


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With Windows Phone 8.1, press and hold on a "Call History" item and select "details". The details screen will show the date, time, and duration of the call(s) represented by that item.


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Unfortunately, it's not possible to see the call start time for calls made more than one week ago, nor the duration of the calls made, like explained here. Let's hope that Windows Phone will soon offer this kind of (basic!) functions...


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Just an update in case anyone comes across this question: as many likely know now, WP8 has since updated the ability to backup sms/calls/settings by default - you simply need to turn on the feature in the backup menu within the settings hub; backups will be stored with the associated M$ account, and can be restored by linking up the account with your new/...


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