Change the default search engine for Windows Phone 8

If you prefer to use Google as the default search engine in the windows phone 8 internet explorer app, you can change the default search engine through the application settings options.

On the phone, go to SETTINGS and swipe over to the “applications” screen. Then tap Internet Explorer

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Windows Phone can announce your incoming callers by name

Your phone can announce your incoming callers by name if you enable the “speech for phone accessibility” option that is found by going to Settings > ease of access > tap the ON/OFF toggle:

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When the “speech for phone accessibility” toggle is turned to the ON position the phone will announce the name of the person who is calling you if the person’s phone number is found in the phone’s people hub, otherwise the phone will announce the phone number of the incoming call.

NOTE: If you don’t find the “speech for phone accessibility” option when you go to Settings > ease of access then your phone (make/model) does not support the feature and you won’t be able to use the feature. The “speech for phone accessibility” feature is regionalized, which means it is not available worldwide, and the feature must also be enabled by the OEM and/or carrier before it can be used. 

The feature is available on Windows Phone 7 and 8.

Share Videos or Pictures via Bluetooth Connection

Sharing videos and pictures with other Bluetooth enabled devices is easy from Windows Phone 8. Videos and pictures that you create on the phone are stored in the camera roll album in the Photos hub on the phone.

Within the camera roll album, tap any video or picture you want to share, then tap the three dots in the lower right hand corner of the screen > share…

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