If you have just shifted to Microsoft Office 2013 like me, then you can sync your Outlook contacts without using any additional app or even touching the quite pathetic web interface for managing ‘people’. All you have to do is log in using your Windows Live/hotmail/outlook ID on your Microsoft Outlook app.
Microsoft never released Activesync for Mac, but they did not ignore the Apple platform when they released Windows Phone last year. Any windows phone user who is also a Mac user, like me, can download Windows Phone 7 connector app for Mac from Mac App store. Its newest update (v2) brings custom ringtone support for the Windows Phone Mango phones.
Here is a tutorial on how to make the ringtone on Mac and transfer it to your windows phone.
If you get this message “This Windows Live ID has been used on too many phones. Marketplace will now exit. Please restart and use another Windows Live ID.”, then this means that you have used the same log in ID on several phones. If this happens Microsoft will let you sign in into your current Windows Phone. Fortunately, the solution to this problem is simpler than returning the phone back to the vendor.
If you are a user of Microsoft Outlook, you will be disappointed to know that Microsoft does not offers a direct sync tool like Activesync. However, on the bright side, it does lets you import your Outlook contacts to your Windows Live account online. After the contact transfer, you can easily sync that account with your Windows Phone to fetch all of your contacts. Here are the steps on how to get that done.
Many users have been complaining about the terrible battery life they are getting from their Windows Phone. The main reason behind this is the fact that most services are on by default which gobble up the battery pretty quickly. So, here are some tips to improve the battery life of your Windows Phone smartphone
Every Windows Phone comes with Internet Explorer web browser that uses same engine as its Desktop counterpart to render webpages. However, since Microsoft does not bundles any tool to sync your IE bookmarks / favorites, getting them on your WP7 device has been almost impossible – until now. Follow my step-by-step guide to get them on to your smartphone, that too, free of cost.