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I have written a great article called “Custom Ringtones on Windows Phone 8  That was easy” which explains how you can easy transfer over your custom sounds and use them on your Windows Phone 8. However now there is an easy way to even record your own ringtones on Windows Phone 8 and save it directly to your Windows Phone. The Windows Phone Insider app which is free allows you to get some great sound files but also allows you to record your own sound file and save it directly to your ringtone list on your Windows Phone 8. You can get really creative with this app. I even made Read more

Are you still one of those early adapters of the Zune Music Pass which is now the Xbox Music Pass and you have your 10 song credits a month. Well, now you can use these credits on your Windows Phone 8 with the  GDR3 Update. (Update 3). The great thing is that the download of the songs using these credits will be in the MP3 format in which you can share it right away with your family and friends. If you find a song on your Windows Phone 8 with Update 3 you can simply tap and hold the title and select “buy”. If this song allows credits to be Read more

Since the launch of Windows Phone 7 it was very hard to get your custom ringtones on your Windows Phone. You either had to use an app to find the one you wanted and liked or you had to make one yourself with all those nitty and gritty requirements and use somehow your desktop Zune application to get it on your device. However with Windows Phone 8 you can easily get your favorite ringtone on your device. Let explain this to you. In Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 7.5, media transfer between a phone and a computer is performed with Zune software. In Windows Phone 8, media transfer between Read more

I just received an OtterBox case for the Nokia Lumia 1020, and now I truly feel like my phone is indestructible. As always, this defender case comes standard with OtterBox’s three layers of protection, built to withstand bumps, drops, and shocks, and anything else which might cross its path. Right off of the bat, I have to say that if you want to use this case, make sure you want to use it for a LONG time. Getting this case apart without the phone in it is a challenge in and of itself. Once my Lumia 1020 was in there, the only feasible way to remove it from the case Read more

SmrtWtch just soft launched their new site focused on the new trend: ” SmartWatches”.  Most of us heard rumors of the iWatch and also that Google and Microsoft are working on their secret smartwatch projects. However there are already some great smartwatches on the market and the first baby steps have been made Like Pebble. Now the Kreyos Meteor has reached amazing funding through Indiegogo. And the specifications don’t lie about it either. The Kreyos Meteor  is one of the first Smartwatch that will support all 3 major platforms. iOS, Android and Yes. Windows Phone 8. The great extra benefit of the Kreyos Meteor is that the wristband can be swapped out Read more

I wrote an article earlier this week explaining how the storage management works on the new Nokia Lumia 1020 since it stores a 38 and a 5 MP file of the images you take with the integrated Pro Camera Lens app.  Well it turns out that the 38 MP version of your main image you will take can only be backed up by copy and pasting it from your device while connected as a drive to your PC.  All the other versions of that images will  be backed-up to your SkyDrive. However if you have an AT&T Windows Phone, AT&T has their own SkyDrive  like service called AT&T Locker. AT&T Read more

Today I was present at the launch of the new highly anticipated Nokia Lumia 1020. You probably have read and seen already many article from my colleagues at WPCentral and WMPoweruser. However I was able to talk to a product manager and tested and talked more into depth about how the storage and back up works on these amazing high resolution pictures. First of all the the camera will take only these high resolution pictures with the Pro Camera Lens app. This lens app will give you full control on many levels similar to a DSLR camera.  The Nokia Lumia 1020 simultaneously takes a high resolution 38 megapixel image, and Read more

One of the biggest issues on Windows Phone 8 has been that many users haven’t been able to play certain wav audio files which are their home or office voice mails attached to an email. The issue is that that there are different type of wav files and somehow the codecs of older wav files didn’t make it in the chip sets on Windows Phone 8. I will give you two great solutions. One of them requires help from others and can be difficult, but the other solution is easy and you can set it up in a few minutes. Self Fix for Unsupported Wav Files There are some solutions, one of them Read more

The room functionality on Windows Phone 8 is a great functionality if it works. However since the launch of Windows Phone 8 many people could not get this functionality to work. Thank to the Microsoft Community forums there is a temporary fix now that I will describe in this article.  I wasn’t able to get any of my family members to join my room. But I was able to join other rooms. Well we now know where the Hick-up is. The fix is actually very easy but takes some steps in your People Hub. The fix needs to be applied on the phone that is the host phone of the Read more