Christian Cawley is MakeUseOf's security editor, Android tinkerer, Windows Phone mentalist, and Doctor Who fan. Follow him as @thegadgetmonkey on Twitter.
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Cortana is a voice controlled virtual assistant. To make her work for you, you need to know how to delegate. Let us show you.
Are you missing Cortana, the Google Now and Siri speech control rival, on your Windows Phone 8.1? Get it now!
If you want to speak to Cortana and get access to other cool new features, you will have to wait until June at least. Unless you’d update early. Like now.
Nokia Lumia phones are known for their great cameras. The Nokia Camera app helps to redress the balance, offering total control over things like white balance, ISO and exposure time from within the viewfinder.
The Windows Phone 8.1 upgrade is packed with new features that will challenge Android and iOS. Will you upgrade?
Don’t bother filling up your limited storage space with MP3s! You can stream music from the Internet with these apps.
Not happy with Internet Explorer on your Windows Phone? You’ll like these alternatives!
If your podcast is outgrowing the space on your blog, the time has probably come to find a new home for it. Give your podcast some room to grow with these free podcast hosts.
Given the extensive coverage, you could easily think Windows XP end of support was just a hype. Sadly not. Without security updates, the aging operating system becomes a Trojan horse in your home or business.
Windows XP support ended in April 2014; Microsoft will no longer release bug fixes. If you’ve upgraded your PC then everything should be fine – but what about your bank? Have they upgraded?
Need to use your Windows Phone in the car? Windows Phone 8 offers various tools that can be used to assist and entertain you while driving, including maps, dashcams, and car mode interfaces.
It’s the biggest film series of all, it has spawned comics, board games, video games, spin-off cartoons and a new trilogy is entering production. Star Wars has a strong presence on Windows Phone!
The Heartbleed SSL vulnerability is making headlines around the world – and misreporting in the press and online is causing confusion. How can you stay safe and ensue your personal details aren’t leaked? What Is Heartbleed? Well, It’s Not A Virus You’ve probably heard Heartbleed described as a virus. This isn’t the case: in fact, […]
Do you sometimes just want to listen to a YouTube video? Stripping the audio from a video lets you enjoy the content anywhere. Or you could distribute a Hangouts video podcast as an audio podcast!
App development on Windows Phone has been restricted to those with knowledge of programming – until now. With Windows Phone App Studio you can create your own apps – but what, exactly, can you do with them?