Nokia Windows Phone 8 Black Update Released

Nokia-Lumia-Black-Update

Nokia has released it Windows Phone 8 Black update – a culmination of Microsoft’s WP8 GDR3 and Nokia specific updates.
While this update introduces a few needed new features, it is really a minor update in preparation for Microsoft’s big WP8.1, update.

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Tips and Tricks: Improve your Microsoft Account Security

New Year, new resolutions, new resolutions by hackers to hack more accounts…why not make it one of your New Year’s resolutions to beef up the security of your digital accounts.

For those of you who don’t know what a Microsoft Account is – it is a single sign-on web service developed and provided by Microsoft that allows users to login to many websites using one account. The most widely known service is Outlook.com (formally Hotmail.com).
Microsoft has, for a while now, increased the number of security options available . I know a lot of my friends do not pay particular attention to security in whichever service they use: Microsoft, Google, Yahoo, so I decided to write a post to educate those who are not aware and those who are lazy.

I’ll be focusing on the security options available for your Microsoft Account…

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Review: Bose Bluetooth Headset Series 2

Bose Bluetooth Headset Series 2

The second iteration of Bose’s attempt at the Bluetooth headset market and a successful one at that. For those of you who are familiar with the first one, it’s basically the same in terms of physical appearance with a left ear version now available – sorry folks you’ll have to an pick ear. Improvements include A2DP support, enhanced noise cancellation and a reworked internal antenna for better reception with your mobile phone.

Overall Rating: 4.5/5
-0.5 battery life could be better.

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Review: Nokia Lumia 925

Nokia Lumia 925

I recently purchased the Nokia Lumia 925 (unlocked and unbranded), black and dark grey, 16GB. This review is basic one which mainly encompasses the phone hardware and not the Windows Phone 8 OS. The perspective is more of summary of the key features that one look at for general first-hand account. However, if there is anything particular you’d like to know, you can let me know in the comments below and I’ll try to include it for you.

Overall Rating: 4.5/5
-0.5 for the lack of built in wireless charging.

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How To: Restore Files Hidden by a Virus

Problem: All of the files on your flash are hidden by a virus on your flash drive and invalid folder shortcuts are created.

Solution: The virus checks and fixes the Hidden attribute of all files on the flash drive so that the user can’t uncheck it even when the user has access to it via the Show hidden files, folders and drives option. Antivirus gets rid of the virus but doesn’t fix the problem.

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