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Today’s Agenda: Tech porn edition

I’m at a Microsoft event right now, looking at some great new products and getting more familiar with some older ones. This is the kind of thing that I love. I imagine this is how a lot of people’s brains feel when they watch sports.

Gathering some great ideas for holiday shopping, can’t wait to share!

Heading to lunch with Microsoft next, and that will be difficult, because honestly I’d rather spend my calories on something I make at home, where things are more controlled. I know that some day I’ll be able to go out to eat and enjoy myself, but not yet – it’s just too early!

Enjoy your Monday. :-)

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6 Responses to “Today’s Agenda: Tech porn edition”

  1. Nancy on November 7th, 2011 1:04 pm
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    Take notes on the cool things the new WindowsPhone update has added to the phone. I feel like I don’t know the half of it!
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    Amy Reply:

    @Nancy: Same here! Plus, you’ve been using Windows Phone for almost a full year. I’ve been off of Windows Phone (sadly) for more than two months, so you’d notice the differences better than I would.

  2. IlinaP on November 9th, 2011 10:33 pm
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    Mango? What’s up with the name?

    Amy Reply:

    @IlinaP: I don’t know! I heard the next one was going to be called “Tango” but I’m not sure if that was a joke.

  3. Cathy Bouldry on November 10th, 2011 3:17 am
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    Amy, from what you’ve learned about Microsoft Windows phone this week, what do you think of that versus the new smartphones that are not based on windows phone 7?
    Cathy B*****y pbprojecthope at yahoo dotcom
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    Amy Reply:

    @Cathy Bouldry: Keeping in mind that I can only compare Windows and Android (I’ve never used an iPhone), I think there are several things to take into consideration. I used an Android phone for a year, then Windows for eight months, then Android for two months, and now I’m back on Windows. My life is split between Google and Windows. On the one hand, my email, calendar and phone are all on google (gmail, google calendar and google voice). But everything else – all of the documents I use, how I share photos, etc. are on Windows (Office and Skydrive). What I’ve found is that I can get the google stuff to work better on a Windows phone than vice-versa. And honestly, I enjoy SO MUCH having everything sync up across my phone and computers that I’m tempted to just switch everything over to Windows, but what’s stopping me is that there’s no Windows version of google voice.

    I think you have to look at what you use your phone for. If you use it by itself and don’t need much integration, then you just have to play around with various phones and see what grabs you. If you want integration, what are you trying to integrate with?

    I saw your entry for the contest and I’ve been working with T-Mobile on helping to choose phones. If you want to talk more about it I’m happy to help. Their new myTouch Android phones are specifically designed to be easy to use if you’ve never used a smartphone, and having just set up the new Windows 7.5 Radar phone yesterday (on loan to me to review and also on T-Mobile) I can say that that was very easy to use out of the box as well. Email me at Amy (at) SelfishMom (dot) com if you want more help choosing.