Your profile picture is used everywhere you are logged in with your Microsoft Account, but it doesn’t always look good in every app. Here is why and how to fix it. Each Microsoft app handles updating your profile image differently, whether from Windows 8, Windows Phone or a website. Depending on the method used, various thumbnail sizes and resolutions are generated.
After the Surface snafu last November, Oprah Winfrey has finally made good with her “Best List” by using the Surface Pro during her new “Lifeclass” episode, aired this past Sunday. I happened to flip through the channels and caught a glimpse of her using the Surface Pro with a pen in hand, in a preview commercial. I posted the video on YouTube.com last week with doubts from the community that it was actually a Surface, let alone a Surface Pro that wasn’t even available to the public. Today I watched a recording of the show and can confirm that she is Continue reading
Just a back story: I did attempt to move my custom domain to Microsoft’s service awhile back and it was not friendly nor did it look like it was actively supported at the time, so I decided to stick with Google until now. Microsoft uses a service called domains.live.com to handle custom domains routed to live services, such as Hotmail.com(outlook.com), profiles, calendars, etc. Instead of using a live.com or hotmail.com or outlook.com, msn.com or passport email address, you can use your own purchased domain to utilize their services. Since I am using all MS products now (laptop, phone, surface and xbox), Continue reading
Apparently there is no way to add or link an account to Skype while the application is running. I always ‘Auto Sign-on’ with Skype. So, I had to log off Skype, then choose ‘Login with Microsoft Account’ option, then it will present you with the option to merge accounts. Then, you will see this under your profile: https://secure.skype.com/portal/profile You will need the new Skype beta 5.11 to enable Microsoft account linking. http://blogs.skype.com/garage/2012/09/skype_511_for_windows_-_beta.html
Today I created my first windows application, Settings Plus. As a Windows Phone user myself, I did not see any applications out there that provides quick access to phone settings, especially to put the phone in silent mode (ringer and vibrate off). I really wanted this, so I dove in and started coding myself. I ended up creating a nice first application that lets the user pin Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Cellular and Airplane mode directly to their Start. Unfortunately, the SDK does not provide resources to modify the vibrate settings. Hopefully this will come in the future. Download and Rate Today! Version 1.5 Added: Tile Continue reading
After seeing the Lego dock, but in possession of no Legos, I figured I could 1UP, err down, that masterpiece. Behold, the box that it came in, dock! With Instructions. 1. Get your At&t box it came in. 2. Cut a small hole in the top cradle area, just above the recycle logo. 3. cut a smaller hole in the inside of the cradle area. Making sure to line up with usb port. 4. Push the usb through both holes. 5. Fold down flap and tuck back in. 6. Tap box flap back and wrap cords around. 7. Place on Continue reading