Windows Phone 8

Two Weeks With the Lumia 1520

Written by on March 7, 2014 in Windows Phone 8 with 7 Comments
Two Weeks With the Lumia 1520

I owned a Lumia 900, and then I upgraded to the Lumia 920 when Windows Phone 8 launched.  After that a funny thing happened, I left the Windows Phone ecosystem and got myself a Moto X running Android.  Though I loved the Window Phone operating system, there were many things missing that were bugging me […]

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Beta Test – Metro Mail Beta for Windows Phone 8 App Review

Written by on November 4, 2013 in Blog, Review, Windows Phone 8 with 1 Comment
Beta Test – Metro Mail Beta for Windows Phone 8 App Review

Intro “This is a test. This is only a test.” Although still in the beta phase of its lifecycle, I think Metro Mail deserves some attention. It is after all from the makers of Metro Talk, arguably the premier Google Voice app on the Windows Phone platform. After signing up to the Google Group, I […]

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Windows Phone Update 3 (GDR3) – What Does It Really Mean?

Written by on October 15, 2013 in Blog, Opinion, Windows Phone 8 with 0 Comments
Windows Phone Update 3 (GDR3) – What Does It Really Mean?

October 14, 2013 was a big day. Windows Phone 8 Update 3, formerly known as GDR3, hit the street. Many sites announced the arrival of the newest update to our beloved OS, and others offer walkthroughs of the features. However, what does it really mean for the Windows Phone 8 platform? First there were hints. […]

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I Want To Break Free

Written by on September 30, 2013 in Blog, Windows Phone 8 with 0 Comments
I Want To Break Free

What if I told you that Microsoft was about to offer a free utility that would convert up to $200 of your existing iTunes or Play music library to comparable Xbox Music selections – do you think that would make a splash in the crowded smartphone ecosystem marketplace?  Way out there?  Read on. Don’t Fight. […]

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Listen To The (Xbox/Nokia) Music – A Windows Phone 8 Music Apps Review

Written by on September 16, 2013 in Blog, Review, Windows Phone 8 with 1 Comment
Listen To The (Xbox/Nokia) Music – A Windows Phone 8 Music Apps Review

Intro “So evidently music was a killer app and is a killer app for computers and the Internet; it just took the tech industry a long time to hear that message.” – Thomas Dolby Podcasts. Twitter. Music. Those are my top three activities on my mobile devices. Windows Phone 8 is coming into its own, […]

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Tweet It! takes on Rowi – A Windows Phone 8 App Review

Written by on September 10, 2013 in Blog, Review, Windows Phone 8 with 1 Comment
Tweet It! takes on Rowi –  A Windows Phone 8 App Review

Tweet It! takes on Rowi Intro “Twitter is not a technology. It’s a conversation. And it’s happening with or without you.” Regular readers will remember how important podcasts are to me. Equally as important, is my Twitter timeline. I used to bookmark my favorite sites, and manually visit them throughout the day. Then I discovered […]

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Microsoft and Nokia: Where do we go from here?

Written by on September 3, 2013 in Blog, Opinion, Windows Phone 8 with 1 Comment
Microsoft and Nokia: Where do we go from here?

Where do we go from here? “Where do you want to go today?” was Microsoft’s edict in 1995. In 2013, everyone is asking where does Windows Phone go from here? 2013 has been full of changes in the technology space. Personally, it was the year I began moving away from iOS, to Android, Windows RT […]

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I am 3%

Written by on August 29, 2013 in Blog, Deals, Windows Phone 8 with 2 Comments
I am 3%

I got the idea for that title some months ago but it took a post in the Surface Geeks Forum to get me fired up enough to do something with it.  The poster went to his local Verizon store to get a Nokia Lumia 928 and was advised against doing so because, “Windows Phones don’t […]

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Top News Apps for Windows Phone 8

Written by on August 27, 2013 in Blog, Review, Windows Phone 8 with 1 Comment
Top News Apps for Windows Phone 8

All News Is Good News A review of top news applications for Windows Phone 8.   “If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you’re mis-informed.” – Mark Twain I haven’t read a print newspaper in years, and rarely visit the major news outlets’ websites. I do like catching up […]

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Windows Phone 8 Podcasting Apps–A Podcast Picker Review

Written by on August 14, 2013 in Blog, Review, Windows Phone 8 with 14 Comments
Windows Phone 8 Podcasting Apps–A Podcast Picker Review

A Podcast Pick(er) Intro I listen to podcasts everyday. So much so, it annoys my family and baffles my friends. But I love them. Being new to Windows Phone 8, I require a solid podcasting application in order to use the platform. iOS has had them for awhile, Android recently caught up, but does Windows […]

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