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Windows Phone 7 and the HTC Mozart

I have upgraded to a Windows Phone 7 - and the handset I chose is the HTC Mozart. It is probably the slickest phone interface i have ever used - and beats the iPhone 4 on most features. It certainly is streets ahead of the old Windows Mobile 6.5 phones - my previous phone was the extremely powerful HTX TouchPro2. Its only flaw was the slow TouchFlo3d interface.


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MS Office 2010, social media and photography news

Microsoft Office 2010

Microsoft Office 2010 There are some nice new things to get used to in Office 2010. I’m loving and hating Outlook. The conversations are great and painful at the same time.

Thank goodness for Xobni or I think I would go mad trying to find some emails.

I do have two exchange accounts running in Outlook, hence the reason I had to go to the Beta. The good news is the RTM version is now only 2 months away.

I’m running 32bit Office 2010 at the moment. Here are some articles about the differences between 32bit and 64bit.

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Mobile web and Drupal

There’s a lot of confusion and misunderstandings out there – so first let me clarify what we mean by mobile web and give you some nomenclature to use.

First of all there are a number of different mobile platforms. These can be loosely grouped by the OS (operating system). There are also 3 specifically different ways to port web to the mobile environment.


  • Windows Mobile (Smartphone)
  • Blackberry
  • iPhone
  • Nokia (Symbian)
  • Android
  • Others – e.g. Samsung, Treo, Siemens etc have their own proprietary systems in most cases.
  • Java

imgres  Each of these platforms is simply the operating system that the mobile device is using as its base system. What that system is will then predetermine what applications can run on it and how that works for the web. The best two in my opinion are the Windows Mobile and the iPhone because they are specifically built to replicate the desktop experience on the mobile device (though the iPhone I believe has some limitations with java support – that may be fixed now)

The other systems have carrying capabilities to run different web browsers on them – and this can also have an impact on what the mobile experience is like.

Browsers and access to web

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The week in review

I don’t know why I seem to write massive link posts lately – maybe because i have been very busy with my three major priorities, family, work and photography. However this is a priority as well, so I need to allocate some time to write soon. In the mean time I am going to clear my browser of the tabs that are open there.

2009-11-06 BTUB 123 Here goes – and have a great weekend. Oh – and this photo was my favourite of the week. I took it in low light, no flash using the 70-200 2.8 IS L Lens.

Exposure 1/128, Aperture f2.8, focal length 170mm, ISO 2000

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