Oprah uses a Surface Pro. Really this time.

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

Painlessly switch from Google Apps to Microsoft Live.com. Part 1:Email with Outlook.com

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

Settings Plus App for Windows Phone

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