A New Windows 8 Phone

I’m trying out this phone for a few weeks and snapped a little video when the Windows Phone team was demo’ing it for me. Jane wants the phone because Gwen Stefani has one… well played Microsoft. There’s a Kids Corner feature that y’all might be interested in. Watch the video. Also, randomly there’s this thing called Erli Bird. It’s for early adopters. Sign up for it here.

About the Surface Tablet and Windows Champions

This is the second year that I’ll be part of the Windows Champions program. I realized yesterday that there’s a very real need for me to disclose to y’all what exactly the Windows Champions program is since I don’t have a fancy sidebar widget. At the beginning of the year long commitment the folks at Microsoft lend each of the bloggers a device to use and learn about through the year. Last year it was a laptop and this year it’s the Surface Tablet. With Windows 8 having launched and …

Ten Years Ago

Over at the Windows Blog they’re celebrating Windows XP turning ten. Ten years ago I was pushing a double stroller and praying that two children would pick one naptime. I had an enormous Gateway computer that I absolutely loved and I spent all our discretionary income on getting the fastest internet connection we could afford. I was buying and selling women’s couture and my only business partners were eBay and the USPS. My cell phone carrier was US Cellular (I just shredded the papers) and I’m pretty sure I had …

Windows Live Writer and Lemon Loaf Cake

  I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it before, but I’m part of the Windows Champions Program. Basically I get to learn about windows all year long and I get the kickiest tech support a woman could ever ask for and in return I write a few blog posts a year telling y’all about how Windows can be part of your online life. Oh, they’re going to let me play with tons of tech too. Our first webinar was about how to use hotmail and it was impressive. I’m using …