Tag Archives: microsoft

Play Nice(r) With Your Phone, Your Xbox, and Xbox SmartGlass

This month I’m testing out the Nokia Lumia 928 phone from Verizon Wireless. It’s a Windows phone, which is a change of pace for me, so I’ve been on the hunt for fun apps to share with all of you. There are lots of great apps out there, but I stumbled across something I wasn’t… [more]

Microsoft Stores as Community Spaces

You may have seen a Microsoft store in your community and I’m sure you wouldn’t be surprised to learn that they sell a wide range of computers, tablets, phones, video games, and accessories. When I was asked to attend a webinar and visit a Microsoft store by The Motherhood, I’m not sure what I expected.… [more]

Verizon Brings ESRB Ratings to Their App Store

Choosing apps for your kids isn’t always an easy feat. First, you have to wade through the multitude of options. Then, you’re looking for an app that has some quality (and preferably not too many ads). Finally, you want it to be age-appropriate. Nothing like handing your kid a game that looks tame, only to… [more]

Samsung 9 Series Laptop for On-the-Go

Lightweight and thin laptop computers are all the rage, but no one wants to sacrifice performance for portability. I actually have a netbook that I bought for travel, but find it so frustrating to work on that I still prefer to lug along my heavier machine. The Samsung 9 Series is designed to remove the… [more]

2012 National STEM Video Game Challenge Announced

If you have an aspiring video game designer at home, this may be their chance to shine. The Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop and E-Line Media have announced the 2012 National STEM Video Game Challenge. Details will be available in November, but entries will be open to the following four categories: Middle School,… [more]

How to Create a Panoramic Image with Microsoft Photosynth

Microsoft Photosynth is a bit hard to explain and even harder to imagine, but it takes your photos and stitches them together to create an interactive, 3-dimensional view of a room, building, or location. You take a series of photos from as many angles as possible, feed them into the software, and end up with… [more]