Windows Phone 8.1 Update on the Way?

There are some new rumors floating around about an alleged upcoming update to Windows 8.1. Specifically, the rumors revolve around a new ability to create folders directly on the home screen, referenced by Microsoft on their Windows Phone support site. The version of Windows Phone 8.1 currently available via the developers’ preview, and that’s shipping […]

Windows Phone 8.1: A Former Android User’s Initial Impressions

I received my Nokia 925 a couple of days ago, and after resolving a case of missing SIM holder, I upgraded to the Developers Preview of Windows Phone 8.1. Since then, I’ve been setting up the phone and re-familiarizing myself with Windows Phone after a few years on Android. I must say, the platform has […]

Preparing for My Microsoft Transition

In my blog post yesterday, I basically announced that I’ll be switching to all Microsoft technology. That means giving up my Nexus 10 and my Nexus 5, and switching to a Microsoft Surface Pro 3, my Dell Venue 8 Pro, and some kind of Windows Phone. For the latter, I’m considering a refurbished Nokia Lumia […]

My Top 5 Products and Services of 2013

  2013 Recap It never ceases to amaze me just how quickly a year can pass by, nor how much can happen in a mere 365-odd days. Personally, 2013 was a mixed bag for me and my family. It’s not over yet (I’m starting this post on Christmas Eve morning), but I’m thinking that it’ll […]

The State of the Tech Chat: Gadget Lust

So, I thought I’d start a new tradition of periodically jotting down those gadgets that have me chomping at the bit to spend money I probably shouldn’t spend. These are the ones that some might call obsessions–although I subscribe to the theory that my brain simply likes shiny new gadgets to play with, and some […]

Which Platform is Better? iOS or Android? OS X or Windows?

There have always been ongoing debates between fans of one platform or another over which is the better one. Back in the day, it was Mac OS versus Windows. Today, the heaviest debate is between iOS and Android fans, with a smattering of Windows Phone users chattering from the cheap seats. I’ve been reading a […]