Cooking is a skill that really everyone should learn how to do. Or at the very least learn a few great and tasty recipes to feed yourself and impress people with. Now the BBC has put out an app for Windows Phone called BBC Good Food that lists tons of recipes that will be helpful for master chefs and beginners alike.
Recently Nokia showed off its latest phone line, the Nokia X, which runs Android but has a Windows Phone inspired home screen and other user interface features. If you like the look of the Nokia X phones but don’t want to buy one or still love your current Windows Phone then there is a Nokia X Preview app that brings their UI to any Windows Phone.
The frenzied rumors that Windows 8.1 will be featuring a Siri-like voice assistant in the form of a Halo inspired character Cortana appears to be gaining more foundation. Unleashthephones.com managed to grab Cortana at work in a 2 minute video that shows the basic setup that will get you started on Cortana. Sadly, we don’t get to hear the voice in the video, but if you’re eager to learn a little more about how Cortana, watch the video.
Windows Phone 8 users can now communicate even more conveniently with their Facebook buddies. The reason: Facebook has finally launched the Facebook Messenger app in the Windows Marketplace.
Facebook Messenger comes with loads of good features including the ability to use stickers, send photos privately, have group conversations, share your location, keep track of all your buddies who are active on Facebook, mute notifications when you want a break, keep track of your conversations, and get notified when others have seen your messages. And you can do all this even without even opening Facebook on your phone.
Smartphones are pretty handy when it comes to communicating with friends, family and others. No matter where you are, you are only a click or a tap away from reaching out to them. However, this can also work against you, when you are stuck with calls from people you’d rather not speak to. Maybe an ex, an overzealous “fan”, or just the regular sales guys harassing you with their various pitches. Whatever the reason, having a handy call or text blocking feature on your phone helps. If you have a Nokia Windows Phone, you can follow the steps in this tutorial to block a number.