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Yup, @ATT Still Sucks

By on Nov 7, 2014 in AT&T Sucks | 1 comment

This morning I went to the AT&T store to get a Lumia 830 on launch day. I left empty handed. Here is my letter to the Regional District Manager of AT&T Retail in my area in which I copied Ralph de la Vega and Satya Nadella. Good morning [redacted], I hope this finds you well. If you remember I am the individual that had an issue last year with the Lumia 1020...

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Transparent Tiles & User Choice

By on Jul 3, 2014 in Code | 0 comments

One of the things I wanted to make sure and do was provide #Hashtastic users WP8.1 Start Screen compatible transparent tiles, while still giving them the ability to chose the default #Hashtastic background color (red) if they wanted. This functionality was added in #Hashtastic v1.9. Many thanks to Tim Gabrhel for pointing me toward Andrew Baker’s tutorial....

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I have some feedback for Pintrest

By on Jun 11, 2014 in Opinion | 0 comments

Today, Pintrest released a web-wrapper for their website on Windows Phone. I won’t call it an app. No self-respecting developer would. Rather, this is a lazy way to have an “official app” without putting in much time or energy, just so you can check a box on the master “APP GAP” list, or shut up those annoying Windows Phone users that...

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DVLUP Design Session with Toledo2

By on Dec 4, 2013 in Design | 0 comments

DVLUP is just plain awesome. They recently partnered with Toledo2 for a Twitter contest where the prize was a 1-hour design consultation for your app. I entered #Hashtastic, naturally, and won – along with 24 other lucky winners. The session was with Arturo Toldeo and was really fantastic. Done over Skype, it was heavily interactive. Arturo prepared a visual...

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A Feature Is Born

By on Oct 31, 2013 in WinPhan Community | 0 comments

One of the most important assets Windows Phone has is the fantastic community that has grown around it. Engaging, enthusiastic, and always fun, this group’s most active members have come to be known as WinPhans (Windows Phone Fans). Among them is what most would agree is the leader of this band of merry WinPhans, Sean Johnson. Sean actually coined the term...

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Windows 8 Release Preview Initial Impressions

Windows 8 Release Preview Initial Impressions

By on Jun 2, 2012 in Windows 8 | 2 comments

Last night I decided to take advantage of an extra drive in my PC and install the Windows 8 Preview Release and dual-boot with Windows 7. Always a risky proposition with pre-release software, but fortunately I have a Windows Home Server so restoring from a catastrophe would take about 20 minutes. Feeling confident of my ability to live life on the wild side with few...

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