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Phone Photography: What’s Your Favorite Camera Pic?

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I've been using my phone for snapshots for a long time. I'm trying to get better and compose even my snapshots like a pro -- as if I were carrying my Instamatic. But I've always been frustrated at the cameras built into my phones. So when  Microsoft offered to send me a new Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone with cool photo features, I was excited to try it out and I've noticed that I've been taking … [Read more...]

Using My Phone To Find My Way …And What’s Your Best Getting Lost Story?

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I love my old phone. But frankly while my old phone had some apps I love, it was awkward to use for other things, like getting around. While my husband got the "internal compass" gene, my internal compass seems to be always spinning around (like Captain Jack Sparrow's compass). So I need all the help I can get! The folks at Microsoft were kind enough to let me try a Nokia Lumia 900 -- a Windows … [Read more...]

Using Decorating and Technology to Bring People Together

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I'm trying to design and decorate a few of my rooms, and I've discovered that I want to make places in my home that are not only pleasing to look at, but serve a function as well. What got me thinking about this? Well, when I reworked my entertainment unit in the family room, we found the space was so much more fun and usable afterwards. It's amazing how much more time we spend in the our … [Read more...]