How to Make Windows Phone App

You don’t have to be a whiz at coding to build a smartphone app. That’s why the folks at Microsoft have developed a free platform for anyone to build an app for Windows devices. If you have a unique idea to build an app on Windows Phone, but don’t know how to get started, this… Continue reading How to Make Windows Phone App

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Install XAP files on Windows Phone using an SD card

XAP is a file format for Silverlight applications that is also used to install application software on Windows Phone 7 and 8 phones. With Windows Phone 8.1 Microsoft has replaced XAP by APPX to bring unity in app development of Windows Phone and Windows Store apps. Anyone who wants to download a Windows Phone app… Continue reading Install XAP files on Windows Phone using an SD card

How to take reflection photos on your Windows Phone

Today, you don’t have to own a DSLR to capture stunning photos and images. Smartphones can do the job just as well. Understanding your phone’s camera settings, setting the right resolution and light conditions and knowing the rules of composition may be essential, but above all that you need to have a creative eye that… Continue reading How to take reflection photos on your Windows Phone

Set up My Family to better manage your kids’ app downloads

Microsoft has always had a penchant for family safety. Whether it was the PC, the Xbox, or Zune, you’re most likely to find a feature that involves monitoring and controlling what sort of information the kids can get access to. Windows Phone 8 is no exception either. The My Family feature in Windows lets you add your kids to the Windows Phone website and then choose what sort of apps and games they can download and enjoy on their Windows phone.

To set up the My Family feature you’ll need to know the Microsoft account email address and password of your kids. If you have just bought your child a Windows Phone 8 and want to be able to restrict what stuff they download from the Windows App Store, here’s what you need to do. Psst…You can set up this feature even if you don’t own a Windows Phone.