Sunday, October 23, 2011

A Year in Review of Windows Phone Part 2

      Hello again!! Just to recap, I had my new Windows Phone loaded with contacts, Facebook friends, pictures and music at the end of the last post. In this post I will talk about navigating the phone since this user interface is far different than any other. Like I said before, at first glance, it looks like a bunch of boring square tiles. Now that I had all of my information on the phone though, the tiles came "alive". Alive?? What do I mean by that??

Thursday, October 20, 2011

A Year in Review of Windows Phone Part 1

Samsung Focus
     Hello again! In my last post I talked about my breakup with Apple and iTunes after owning the 1st gen iPhone and then the 3GS. What could have possibly made me switch to something else you might ask?? Honestly, it wasn't the iPhone at was iTunes!! The entire problem with iTunes was that every time I updated my iPhone, iTunes never quite restored my phone back the way it was. I'd end up with duplicate contacts, missing apps, missing music or sometimes none at all, and so on. I never knew what I was going to end up with after an update and after toying with settings and such I just got disgusted. I needed something new and I knew that Android was not it. I tried Windows Mobile 6.5, it had a lot going for it, but it lacked stability and was not user friendly. It seemed like a mashed up OS with a flaky UI over top of it. So, I waited until Windows Phone 7 came out and I made the jump. I must say that I couldn't be happier!! It has a sleek simple interface that just works and makes sense not to mention that Microsoft's Zune software is leaps and bounds ahead of Apple's iTunes (I've always liked Zune).

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Hello World.....

As the title says.....Hello World!! This is the first of many blogs to come!! I thought I'd just take this time to give a little background about myself........ok, there it is!! Seriously, all you need to know is that I LOVE technology!! Anything from the latest high tech smartphones to computers and tablets, TVs, and all the way to new cars. On this site, I will be giving my opinions, reviews, and tips on some of the latest tech. To start off, I'll be giving my one year review of the Samsung Focus running Windows Phone 7! So, if you are curious about Microsoft's latest smartphone OS, this is the place to get an honest take on it since I was an avid iPhone user from day 1, but, had to break up with Apple due to iTunes. I'll tell the whole story coming soon!!