Increasing the Text message font size on Windows Phone 8

My eyes are getting worse. Not sure if it’s old age or spending half my life staring at computer screens but it does mean that, especially at the end of a long day, I can struggle to read things without digging out my glasses. Happily Windows Phone 8 lets you bump up the text size…

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Using offline maps on Windows Phone 8

One of the really useful features in Windows Phone 8 is the ability to use maps offline. I recently had the opportunity to road-test this feature in a trip to Lisbon in Portugal. It works like this: Before leaving home I downloaded the map for Portugal (more on this below). It’s about 140MB in size…

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Adding a tile for a desktop website to your Windows 8 start screen

The version of Internet Explorer 10 that runs on the Windows 8 start screen is fantastic, running full-screen and great for touch. And it’s really easy to pin a tile for your favourite websites to your Windows 8 start screen – simply swipe from the top of the screen (or right-click) and select the “pin”…

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