Fixing the “Something’s Gone Very Wrong” Error on Windows Phone App for Desktop


Let me start out by saying that I am a fan of the older Zune desktop application. I get that times change and this is the new way to sync, and that’s fine. But the Zune desktop software is simply a great app for managing your music collection. From building playlists to updating album art […]

How To: Boot Directly to the Desktop with Windows 8.1


Yesterday at Build, Microsoft’s developer conference, they released a public preview of Windows 8.1. With this update to Windows 8, you can now choose to boot Windows directly to the desktop, just like you did with Windows 7. While there’s a whole lot of other goodies in this release, this feature, along with the return […]

How To: Setup Internet Sharing on an Unlocked Nokia Lumia 920


I’ve had more than a few friends ask how to get Internet Sharing to work on their unlocked Nokia Lumia 920. For the record, this should work on other Lumia models like the 820, 620, and even 520. Although I don’t have those devices so I can’t confirm it. If you’ve purchased your Lumia 920 […]

How-To: Taking Screen Shots on the Surface Pro & RT


With regular old Windows, there are plenty of ways to do screen captures. From the simple Print Screen key for the whole screen, other key combinations for windows and applications in focus, or the use of any of the great 3rd party applications. But with the new Metro applications? If you’re running Windows 8/RT Metro […]

How To: Screen Captures on the Samsung Galaxy S3


Every wish you could share your latest high-score with your friends? Or perhaps an app isn’t displaying correctly on your device and you want to show the developer exactly what you’re seeing? Of course, there’s always the desire to share a good auto-correct moment with others. Whatever your reason may be, you’ll need to know […]

How To Display Artists on your Lock Screen while Listening to Music


Sometimes it’s the little things that make all the difference. Here’s one of those little things with Windows Phone that really makes me like using it day in and day out. When you’re listening to your favorite tunes, Windows Phone will swap out your lock screen image with pictures of the artist you’re listening too. […]

How To Hard Reset the Samsung Focus S


Have you recently purchased a used Samsung Focus S, or perhaps you’re getting ready to sell your Focus S. Before you do anything, you should take a couple minutes and wipe the phone of any personal information. As with all Windows Phones, you can always do this from the Settings / About screen. Just tap […]

Forcing an App to Update in the Windows Phone Marketplace


Today Microsoft announced a new version of the Facebook app was released to the Marketplace. Who doesn’t want an updated Facebook experience? The marketplace will automatically notify you of any updates. But when I hit up the market, there was no updates listed for me. The reason is because the market will automatically check for […]

How To Use Speech to Control your Windows Phone


An often overlooked feature in Windows Phone (Mango) is the powerful speech engine. This comes built into the phone, and can do some really great things. You can quickly call contacts, launch installed applications, search Bing, or even compose and send text messages. In some ways, I consider it to be better than Apple’s Siri, […]

How To Setup Custom Ringtones on Windows Phone


Who doesn’t want to customize the ringtones on their smartphone? It’s always among the top things on my list when I pick up a new device – check the sounds that come with it, and get my favorites on it. In November of 2011, Microsoft released the Mango update for Windows Phone, which included this […]