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A Week with Windows Phone Mango

Microsoft released their mobile operating system Windows Phone Mango on September 27th with little talk from the tech community, even though it deserved it. In my opinion Windows Phone has been one of the most well-integrated phones you can buy. With the new Mango upgrade, this point gets even more proven.

While some of the new features to Mango are just catching up to iOS and Android, like voice control with more commands and in more of the apps, and a unified inbox, but most of the new features are things you'd expect from iOS and Android. One example is sharing photos. Instead of just having SMS, and email, Windows Phone allows you to share to Facebook out of the box. If you have any apps installed like Twitter or Wordpress, they automatically get added to your Sharing list in the photo menu. Another example are the new features to Bing. Bing isn't just a search engine anymore. With the new Scout feature, you can find places to eat and drink, see and do, shop and the highlig…

Steve Jobs will never be forgotten

Today, October 5th, 2011, Steve Jobs has passed away. The man who helped pioneer and revolutionize the personal computer, reinvented the music, phone and tablet industry, and started a company that creates amazing movies that remain in our hearts.

In 1977, he and his friend Steve Wozniak started a company in his parents garage. Making computers that were easy to use and that ordinary people would want to use. In 1984, Apple released the Macintosh, the first commercially successful computer with a Graphical User Interface, otherwise known as the GUI. After being fired from John Scully by the board, Steve left to create another computer company called NeXT and to buy LucasFilms animation division now known as Pixar. NeXT is a less-known company that created an advanced operating system that blew away Windows and Macintosh System 7.5. By creating the dock, and many visual effects we take for granted today like a window that moves with the mouse as you move it. After Apple began to sink …