All Articles by Mark Guim

11 keyboard tips that will help you type faster on Windows 10 Mobile

The keyboard could be the most frequently used tool on our phones. We use it to write emails, notes, send messages, tweet, search the web, and more. Whether you're already a pro at typing or just getting familiar with your new Windows 10 Mobile device like the Lumia 950 and 950 XL, there are definitely some tips and tricks that will help you type faster. We'll show you 11 ways that might help.

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How to enable Battery Saver automatically on the Lumia 950 and 950 XL

Battery Saver extends the battery life of the Lumia 950 and 950 XL by limiting background activity and push notifications. It is off by default, but you can set it up so that your phone automatically turns on battery saver when the battery falls below a certain percentage. We'll show you how to do it.

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How to change the keyboard size on the Lumia 950 and 950 XL

If you feel like the keyboard on the Lumia 950 or 950 XL is too big on the screen, there's a way to make it smaller. The main benefit of making the keyboard smaller is seeing more content on the screen. However, you pay with having smaller keys that might result in more spelling errors. We'll show you how to change the keyboard size so you can see for yourself which option works best.

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Hands-on: Lumia 950 & 950 XL Essentials Bundle

If you buy the Lumia 950 or the Lumia 950 XL from the Microsoft Store, they'll also try to sell the Essentials Bundle. The kit includes a portable charger, tempered glass screen protector, and a phone case for $69. Watch our hands-on video for more details.

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Meme Generator Suite Pro goes free today only

We talked about Meme Generator Suite a couple of months ago. It has an impressive collection of memes for you to choose from and it's also a universal Windows app. It's normally free with in-app purchases, but today, the Pro version is also free. Curious how it works on your device? We've installed it on the Lumia 950 and Surface Pro 3, and recorded a hands-on video.

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Microsoft Lumia 950 unboxing for AT&T

When we received our review unit for the Lumia 950, it came in a special packaging that isn't the same as the retail box that customers get. Check out our quick and simple unboxing video in case you were wondering what's included with the Lumia 950 when you actually go out and buy one.

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Prep for Lumia 950 & Lumia 950 XL: USB Type C – What is it and what to buy

The Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL both feature a USB-C connector supporting the USB 3.1 standard for faster charging and data transfer. It replaces the micro-USB port we've grown accustomed to. This means buying new cables if you lose one or need an extra charger at another place. We'll help explain more about USB Type C and what cables to get in case you need an extra one.

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Prep for Lumia 950 & 950 XL: Wireless charging & what charger to get

The Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL both support wireless charging, so you can just place them on top of supported wireless chargers instead of getting tangled with cables. It can get complicated on what type of wireless charging technology is being used or what chargers to get, but we'll try to explain here.

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Prep for Lumia 950 & 950 XL: Getting the best microSD card

The Lumia 950 and 950 XL both come with 32GB of internal storage, but they also have microSD slots for even more storage. Both phones support micro SDXC 3.01 standard-compliant cards. Ready to hear something crazy? The maximum capacity that exists for the card technology is 200GB and you can get one right now from SanDisk.

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Here's what happens at the Microsoft Device Night 2015 events

Microsoft invited retail pros to join the ExpertZone team at Microsoft Device Night events. Attendees get some hands-on time with all the latest and greatest Microsoft devices including the all-new Surface Book, Surface Pro 4, Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL, and the new Microsoft Band 2! Here's a recap from the NYC event.

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How to reset the Microsoft Band 2

Most users won't need to reset the Microsoft Band 2, but this will come in handy when you are switching phones, trying to solve a problem, or if you need to restart the setup process. We'll show you how to do it.

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Track your TV shows & movies with Trakter on Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile

When it comes to watching several TV shows, it might become hard to track down which episodes you're up to. Trakter, a universal Windows app, can help. It looks great on Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile.

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How to charge the Microsoft Band 2

Inside the box, the Microsoft Band 2 comes with a USB charging cable. To charge the Microsoft Band 2, plug the USB end of the cable into a powered USB port and connect the magnetic charging connector on the USB charging cable to the charging port on the clasp of your Band.

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How to use sleep tracking with the Microsoft Band 2

Just like the Microsoft Band, you can track your sleep with the Microsoft Band 2. It tracks the length and quality of your sleep using your heart rate and motion. There are two ways to track your sleep with the band. You can do it through the Sleep tile, or you can let it automatically detect your sleep.

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The Microsoft Band Tiles gallery now has your favorite NFL teams

If you have a favorite NFL team, you can add them as tile on your Microsoft Band thanks to the new tiles recently added to the Tiles Gallery by Microsoft. You'll be able to see the team's recent game score result and a prediction of the next game from your band. We'll show you how to set it up.

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How to connect the Microsoft Band 2 with Lose It!

The Microsoft Band 2 syncs with the Microsoft Health app on your phone, but it can also share activity data with other popular services. A new partnership that was mentioned when the Band 2 launched was Lose It!. It has more than 25 million members using the service to help them lose weight. We'll show you how to connect them.

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Is the Microsoft Band 2 waterproof?

No, the Microsoft Band 2 is not waterproof. The story doesn't end there, however. The Microsoft Band 2 actually meets the IPX7 standard in testing, but Microsoft insists the Band 2 is not intended to be immersed in water. If you try and it breaks, it won't be covered by the warranty.

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Tip: Install the Windows Central tile on your Microsoft Band 2

Don't want to miss the latest headlines from Windows Central? Install the Windows Central tile on your Microsoft Band 2! You'll be able to browse our headlines on your Band 2, so you only need to take your phone out of the pocket when you want to read a full article.

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How to pay for coffee at Starbucks with your Microsoft Band 2

One of the cool features of the Microsoft Band 2 is the ability to use it for payments at Starbucks. You don't need to take out your wallet or phone to pay at the cashier. We'll show you how to set it up.

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Hands-on: Windows Camera with slow motion video

If you're running the Windows 10 Mobile Insider preview on a Lumia 930, 1520, or Icon, you can now try slow-motion video with the updated Windows Camera app. We've tested it on our Lumia 930 and we're mostly happy with it. Check out our hands-on video to see it in action.

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