Category Archives: Devices

Oprah uses a Surface Pro. Really this time.

oprah surface proAfter 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 in-fact using the Surface Pro. She did not mention it specifically, but during the show, she did use it to answer an online quiz, which did have the “Surface” logo on it. Also, there were plenty of Surface (RT) commercial in between the show.

Quiz with the Surface logo

 

Source: oprah.com, YouTube.com

Settings Plus App for Windows Phone

Settings Plus

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.

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Version 1.5

  • Added: Tile options for Accounts, Location and Lock settings.
  • Updated: Icons

Version 1.4

  • Added: Settings option to skip toggle page when clicking on tile within app
  • Removed: Vibrate Icon. Windows Phone SDK does not support vibrate access

Version 1.3

  • Added: Icons now display on tiles when adding to the homescreen

Version 1.2

  • Language Support for Spanish and Chinese (Traditional)

Version 1.1

  • Added vertical scrolling to quick toggle screen
  • Bug Fix: Airplane Mode Redirection
  • Bug Fix: General Tap/Click issues

 

Poor Man’s Nokia Lumia 900 Dock

do it yourself

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 night stand and plug into the wall.

8. Slide the top of the phone in first, then the bottom.

9. Enjoy!

10. Landscape version to come!