Today I get to share with you a few more things I like about it … and one lucky reader will win a brand new, pink Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone – a brand new color! I’ll tell more about how you can enter after the break …
but you’ll want to hear about Live Tiles first, and why I think they rock.
(here’s a peek at the phone:)
Those squares you see on the main screen of the phone are called Live Tiles.
They’re “live” because they update based on the kind of information they contain — like email messages, weather, and so forth. Since I check this site frequently, I wanted to make one for TTAJ. I’ll show you how I did it, and how easy it is for you to make one too!!
First, I just tapped the Internet Explorer tile, and typed in tatertotsandjello.com in the address box.
See those three dots in the bottom left? I think that like an ellipsis … they mean “more stuff.”
Tap those and you’ll see a menu like this:
You’ll have to scroll up a bit to see the “pin to start” item, like this:
Tap “pin to start” and your web page (of course tatertotsandjello.com in this case) will appear as a Live Tile on the bottom of the main page, like this:
But we don’t want it there — we want it near the top! So just tap the Tile and hold it down until it looks like this:
Then just tap, hold and drag the Tile where you want it — I moved it up top near my “me” tile that shows a list of all my Twitter, Facebook feeds and so forth in one place … so now it looks like this:
Isn’t that awesome? I love having everything I need in one place.
Also, you can change the colors of your tiles (and change your background colors too).
Microsoft’s site talks about how to do it — and shows some of the colors you might find on your phone, like these (image from Microsoft):
One bonus comment: one of the things I’ve loved about this phone is how easy it is to stay connected.
But one of my pet peeves about any mobile phone or tablet has been that I can’t keep the Tatertots and Jello page on Facebook updated unless I’m at my computer. A cool Windows Phone 7 app called Fanpage Manager has made it so I can finally post on the TT&J page on the road … so now I really can have it all on my phone!
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And, one lucky reader will get a brand new, pink Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone for use on the AT&T network!
All you have to do is comment in the Rafflecopter widget below telling me your favorite Live Tile and why!
(And don’t forget, even if you don’t have a Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone,
you can try the Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone live demo and play with real Live Tiles yourself!)
Hurry! The giveaway ends on August 22nd!
Have a Happy Day!!