Windows Phone: What You Don’t Know…
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Windows Phone: What You Don’t Know…

It’s a very rare occasion when a smartphone user knows every single feature that their phone has, in fact we are yet to see someone who knows everything about a phone.

So, what about Windows Phone? What hidden features are there for the up and coming operating system?

Let’s take a look!

Advanced Calculator

Are you a bit of a maths geek? Or do you often tackle those super-tricky algebra problems whilst on the bus to work?

Well if maths is your forte then a Windows Phone could be ideal for you, as it boasts an advanced calculator along with the standard one us regular schmucks use.

All you have to do to get to the scientific feature is open the regular calculator app that’s built in to the handset, and then tilt the device to a landscape skew, which will then show you all the extra buttons available to you.

This isn’t going to solve a Sudoku for you, but it will certainly help if you fancy tackling some trigonometry problems on your smartphone.

Battery Saver

If you’ve been handling all the physics problems you can find using the previous tip, then you might find your battery falling victim to all of the phone’s usage.

But Microsoft has developed a way to deal with this issue as well by using the Battery Saver mode on the latest version of Windows Phone.

It’s very simple to use, just by pressing one button, you can have all of your background syncing halted to stop burning up some of that extra juice.

It also displays your current time remaining on your battery, and when you last charged the device through USB.

This is definitely a great feature if you can’t stand being without your phone due to battery issues.

Bing Audio/Built-in Shazam

Never again will you be stuck trying to figure out ‘who sings this song’, thanks to Windows Phone’s built in music listening system, which works near-identically to the Shazam app we see on iPhone and Android.

All you have to do when hearing a song is go onto search mode and press the musical note at the bottom of the screen, which then listens to the music, names the artist and shows you the album.

This definitely saves time compared to Android and Apple handsets, which would have you download an app, install it and then activate it, and by the time you manage that, the song could well be over, leaving you guessing about the artist once again.

It’s definitely a step up from the Apple and Google efforts, and is definitely worth checking out if you are into your music.

So, did you know those three tips? If you did, or even if you didn’t, why not check out some more tips in an article I’ve written for MobilePhones[dot]com?

It covers some extra, juicier tips as well as giving you some more information on the ones we’ve covered here.

Do you know of any tips for Windows Phone? Why not comment below and get a conversation going then?


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