Tag Archives: 8x

Writing to an NFC tag with 8X

Pretty simple really, first you just need to make sure that TAP + SEND is enabled. Once you’ve done that.

Just install NFC Tag Writer and open the app, just select what you want to write to the tag. Just enter the information you want, hold the tag to the phone (ignore any questions about adding things from the tag). The “write TAG” lights up and you just tap it and it’s done.

 

A month with 8X

IMAG0800Ok, it’s like a month in 2 days or something but close enough. It’s been a good month with with it, I wasn’t really sure what to expect first since it was my really first try with windows phone. We’ll do this in bits, and start with the good things first.

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NFC between different HTC phones

Will limit myself a bit and only cover One X, One X+ and 8X now. Two androids and one wp8. And yes, you can do nfc/beam between such different phones like One X+ and 8X.

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More on what I like about 8X and windows phone 8

Being VERY new to windows phone I might find things most wp used people will see as “old”, but this is from my point of view: total wp noob. Some of these things aren’t directly wp8 or 8x but still part of the whole experience.

  • With Office 2010 (I would assume 2013 as well) you can save a document directly to Skydrive, then you can open it in office on 8x. And then open it from skydrive on your computer again, this I saw as VERY cool since it saved a few clicks.
  • Put your own ringtones on the phone put connecting phone to computer and just simple drag the ringtones you want into the folder Ringtones on the 8X. This works with MP3 and WMA.
  • That you can download offline maps on the 8X

I’m sure that I will find more things as I get more used to it.
What’s your best trick/tip on windows phone 8 or 8X? Write in the comments!

 

A day with Windows Phone 8X by HTC

I can begin to say: I’ve never properly used a windows phone before, less do I have any previous knowledge of it. That’s how I started, and I have to admit that found the manual for it rather quickly since I had very little clues of what I was doing I can tell you. But I installed the update for the phone before I wrote this as well.

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Windows Phone 8 and Macs.

I’m forever going to be a Mac, never a PC. But today I discovered that being a Mac gives you unneeded issues when it comes to connecting a Windows Phone to the iOS software. I spent literally hours today trying to figure out how to sync my new 8X to my Mac, just so I could put some new music on my phone. It was a long haul, but I finally got there! So, instead of just “buying a real computer”, (thanks Craig! ;)), I figured I should share my new found knowledge with you guys so it helps anyone else out with a Mac that may encounter the same issues I had!

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Goth Barbie’s first attempt at Windows Phone 8/HTC 8X.

So yesterday I received my new HTC 8X after UPS kindly trekked it around the UK. First impressions? The phone itself is beautiful. A lovely thin, sleek design with a stunning display and a pretty funky little layout. The battery has lasted me pretty good also. I was impressed. It took me a little while to figure the whole Windows Phone OS out. Big learning curve for someone so used to Android/Sense.

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