Tip o’ the Week #124 – The evolution of Windows Phone Marketplace

Eagle-eyed readers may have spotted that an update a few months ago to the desktop Zune software has removed the Marketplace for buying or downloading Windows Phone apps. This was something of a surprise move to some, since the Zune software has been the primary way of finding and getting hold of phone apps, other…


Tip o’ the Week #95 – the new Windows Phone lock screen

One of the most immediately user-friendly aspects of Windows Phone 7.5, aka Mango, is also one that is not automatically enabled… Try this out, and I bet you’ll love it. Show to your friends who’ve upgraded: they’ll love it too. Windows Phone supports having a PIN lock policy so that if you haven’t used your…


Tip o’ the Week #93 – Ring the changes with Mango

Windows Phone 7.5 – aka Mango – is here! (Find out what’s new). I’m publishing this tip out of sequence as I think it is relatively topical and rather than wait until the end of January 2012 – when it would be scheduled to go – I figured it would be useful to share it…


Zune 30Gb ‘worldwide meltdown’

I went to grab my trusty 30Gb Zune today and it froze on startup – the “Zune” logo stayed stuck on the screen indefinitely. Hitting the web to look for techniques on how to reset the device yielded a few tips but nothing that solved my issue. I did spot that I wasn’t alone, however…

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