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  1. Euan Mackinnon's Avatar
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    #101  
    hi people, i have asked this elsewhere but i am desperate to find a solution...

    is there anyway i can stream MP3s or download MP3s from a link to that MP3 posted on a website/forum/server list? On android it would download it or give options to stream, on ios it will stream through quicktime but on WP8 it says 'this file cannot be played on your phone'. I am definitly clicking on a link to an MP3.

    Thanks in advance
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    Quote Originally Posted by hopmedic View Post
    Yeah, sending voice notes is kewl as well. My wife loves getting them from me, but she's still on Trophy, so she can't send.
    too bad MMS are 10 times more expensive than SMS where I live..
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    Last edited by nks14; 01-22-2013 at 10:36 AM.
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    UNLESS YOU HAVE A TIP OR DISCOVERY TO SHARE - PLEASE CONSIDER STARTING A NEW THREAD

    This thread is for new discoveries or tips you find useful and want to share with others. The entire forum is full of threads asking a particular question. Please consider creating a new thread to ask your question - not posting it here where we're all looking to share WP8 tips.

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    #105  
    Quote Originally Posted by msdugn View Post
    You don't shut down Windows Phone apps. They simply go dormant. Depending on the amount of free memory on your device, by the time the 6th or 7th app is loaded, the least-used app is closed by the phone operating system.

    Some people believe that if you repeatedly press the back button to get out of an app, that closes it, but that's not true. Pressing the back button to exit an app (vs. simply hitting the Windows button to go back to the home screen), just clobbers your ability to easily scroll through and return to previously-opened apps.
    Just so I sure. These apps let open to get to easy, don't cause battery drain ?
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    simple one I didn't see on here, if you want to see what services are active or their signal.
    aka wifi, cell signal, location, Bluetooth

    at anytime just tap at the top of your screen near the time and the info will display again, this info goes to auto hide when you have apps open.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BBme2 View Post
    Just so I sure. These apps let open to get to easy, don't cause battery drain ?
    There is an infinitesimal amount of power used for all things. But unless one of these apps is illuminating the screen (impossible while they're dormant) or chewing through cellular or Wi-Fi bandwidth (which they can do even when not on-screen), no. They don't contribute to battery drain.
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    #108  
    Hi Guys I just noticed that if your playing a game via kids center(Games center for me) the search button is disabled, this is great is some games as it lets you rest your thumb there,, just thought id give a shout
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    While in the calendar app and looking at the entire month, swiping upwards will take you to the next month. However, there's a trick to go backwards in months. You have to swipe downwards but in a diagonal way. Either from top right to lower left, or from top left to lower right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hopmedic View Post
    I never used it in WP7, never figured I'd need it... Now I'm hearing of ways to use it, and Verizon took it away. BOO!
    I don't understand why everyone is saying Verizon took away group texting. When I created my group, right below all thier names is the "Text" line with "everyone" right below it. When I select that, it texts everyone in my group.
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    Quote Originally Posted by absonj View Post
    I don't understand why everyone is saying Verizon took away group texting. When I created my group, right below all thier names is the "Text" line with "everyone" right below it. When I select that, it texts everyone in my group.
    Say you have 5 people in your Group. Your method sends out 5 SMS messages to individual recipients. Replies to that message are not seen by other recipients, only you.

    Group texting as people are referring to it here utilizes MMS and supports multiple recipients. Those recipients are retained with the message sent to the 5 people in the group so replies to the original message are sent to all people in the original message. Think of it as an email sent to 5 people with replies using the reply to all function. So if you are coordinating dinner with 5 friends, you can send 5 messages keeping everyone informed of the details and changes instead of 25.
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    Quote Originally Posted by absonj View Post
    I don't understand why everyone is saying Verizon took away group texting. When I created my group, right below all thier names is the "Text" line with "everyone" right below it. When I select that, it texts everyone in my group.
    UNLESS YOU HAVE A TIP OR DISCOVERY TO SHARE - PLEASE CONSIDER STARTING A NEW THREAD

    This thread is for new discoveries or tips you find useful and want to share with others. The entire forum is full of threads asking a particular question. Please consider creating a new thread to ask your question - not posting it here where we're all looking to share WP8 tips.

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    #113  
    My HTC Trophy gave up the ghost yesterday and now I'm on to WP8. Here's one that I found awesome and was complaining about it not being in WP7 to my friends (and maybe it was there but I missed it :P).

    Find on Page in IE!!!

    When viewing a webpage in IE you can now search for text. Simply tap on the ... at the bottom of the page and you'll find an option for 'find on page'. You may have to scroll down for it. Tap and go find the text you're looking for!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jojotherider View Post
    My HTC Trophy gave up the ghost yesterday and now I'm on to WP8. Here's one that I found awesome and was complaining about it not being in WP7 to my friends (and maybe it was there but I missed it :P).

    Find on Page in IE!!!

    When viewing a webpage in IE you can now search for text. Simply tap on the ... at the bottom of the page and you'll find an option for 'find on page'. You may have to scroll down for it. Tap and go find the text you're looking for!
    Actually, Find on Page was available in WP7.0 from the very beginning, as was Forward. MS removed both in the Mango update and that was very disappointing.

    It's good to finally have Find on Page back but I really do miss Forward for those times when the Back button gets hit by mistake.
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  15. #115  
    Looks like nobody has noticed this neat feature till now. I discovered it by accident also.

    I have a Bluetooth head unit in my car and my phone is paired with it. If the phone is connected to the head unit via Bluetooth and the phone is set to silent mode. When a call comes in, the phone actually rings even though it is on silent mode. Well it's a different matter that I can notice the call because the music pauses but good to know the phone will also let you know about the call.

    This feature works on both the HTC 8X and the Lumia 920. Tried and tested. :)
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    #116  
    I made a thread regarding this recently (it's locked) and basically everyone said you can purchase apps from any market place using any credit card.

    Well I have a L920 in my hand. I live in Pakistan (no marketplace worth using here) so I switched to Australia region. It now shows the Aussie marketplace. When I try to buy an app, and add payment method, choose credit card, the country 'Australia' is 'hard coded' and I can't change it. Obviously my credit card has a Pakistan address so I cant very well have Australia listed as country. Similarly if I choose USA it will hard code USA as the country.

    How do you people do it then? Especially the ones who said they can do it easily :/
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyle7286 View Post
    -Listens to music and displays the name.
    This feature is accessed by the following:
    1) From Home screen, press the SEARCH (bing) button on your phone.
    2) On the bing screen, press the musical note icon.
    3) Let it listen and it will find the song for you.

    :D
    I Had this option but i don't see it anymore :(

    Wonder what happened to it
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    #118  
    Quote Originally Posted by GreenScrew View Post
    Press and drag from number key to select a single number or punctuation instead of toggling the keyboard to the number layout.
    can someone explain this a bit more, It's not working for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drankurn View Post
    can someone explain this a bit more, It's not working for me.
    Instead of just pressing the "&123" key to switch the keyboard to numbers and symbols, try pressing the "&123" key and without releasing it, dragging your finger on the screen up to the number/symbol you want, then releasing. Once you release, it will insert the number/symbol you selected and automatically switch right back to the letters on the keyboard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drankurn View Post
    can someone explain this a bit more, It's not working for me.
    whenever you want to type any numbers or the punctuation or special characters, instead of tapping the numbers mode in the keyboard, just press and drag from the numbers mode key to whichever key you want to press and release your finger. The keyboard will automatically switch back to the alphabet mode.

    Say you want to add a question mark to the end, press and hold the numbers mode key and you will notice the layout change, without releasing your finger drag it to the ? Key and release your finger when you see the ? Highlighted above tour finger.

    Its useful when there are a lot of single digit or punctuations involved when typing. But if you have a string of numbers its easier to just change the layout by a tap to the number modes key..

    Hope this helps you to understand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rajkumr View Post
    whenever you want to type any numbers or the punctuation or special characters, instead of tapping the numbers mode in the keyboard, just press and drag from the numbers mode key to whichever key you want to press and release your finger. The keyboard will automatically switch back to the alphabet mode.

    Say you want to add a question mark to the end, press and hold the numbers mode key and you will notice the layout change, without releasing your finger drag it to the ? Key and release your finger when you see the ? Highlighted above tour finger.

    Its useful when there are a lot of single digit or punctuations involved when typing. But if you have a string of numbers its easier to just change the layout by a tap to the number modes key..

    Hope this helps you to understand.
    Thanks for that. Very nice feature.
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    Great tip but not best example. It is even easier to access punctuation by pressing and holding the period (".") key. That displays the following: "- ! : ?" and you can simply tap the one you want.
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    Thanks everyone, got it !!!
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    I don't know and I am not sure, but try adding credit card in ms account webpage. Maybe you can add it that way.

    Quote Originally Posted by ammarmalik2011 View Post
    I made a thread regarding this recently (it's locked) and basically everyone said you can purchase apps from any market place using any credit card.

    Well I have a L920 in my hand. I live in Pakistan (no marketplace worth using here) so I switched to Australia region. It now shows the Aussie marketplace. When I try to buy an app, and add payment method, choose credit card, the country 'Australia' is 'hard coded' and I can't change it. Obviously my credit card has a Pakistan address so I cant very well have Australia listed as country. Similarly if I choose USA it will hard code USA as the country.

    How do you people do it then? Especially the ones who said they can do it easily :/
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    Quote Originally Posted by philpeeps View Post
    Instead of just pressing the "&123" key to switch the keyboard to numbers and symbols, try pressing the "&123" key and without releasing it, dragging your finger on the screen up to the number/symbol you want, then releasing. Once you release, it will insert the number/symbol you selected and automatically switch right back to the letters on the keyboard.
    Brilliant! Thanks for that!

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