More on how I met Andrew Sampson on the community site and how this interview came to happen!
There are more interviews like this on the way…..
I’d been using it for a while in Beta but the update has really got my attention because of some very cool features.
How about if you’ve misplaced your phone at home or left it on a train? Bloody annoying isn’t it!
The way My Phone works is to synch all your photos, docs, texts etc etc with the cloud under your Windows Live ID AND your phone’s last known location:
Here’s what the website looks like now I’m signed in. On the left is a self-explanatory menus of all your phones bits and pieces that have been backed up.
You can see my phone was last backed up last night – you can set it to synch automatically.
Click to find your lost phone and you’re presented with a “See map” option:
Up pops a Bing map with where my phone was when I synched last!
You’ll also notice some premium features being trialled to:
You can have the system ring your phone and it’ll work even if the phone is set to silent so no worries there!
Locking the phone is easy but obviously be careful with Erasing – last resort for that one.
To sign up go to: http://myphone.microsoft.com
More on other features next week!
Some friends and family have asked whether I cracked out the vocal chords at our wedding in August. Well I was lucky to have Josh LaBelle, Colleen’s man, agree to play guitar during the speeches.
What came out of an hour or so of jamming in his basement musical lair, was our version of Neil Diamond’s song Play Me.
World’s Deepest Bin
An initiative from Volkswagen – http://www.rolighetsteorin.se/en/
Spent the weekend down in Devon and walked from Budleigh Salterton up the river to Otterton where we stopped for a pub lunch.
Ashley picked chicken and mushroom pie while I plumped for the mussels and chips.
Tomato sauce being obligatory on such occasions, we grabbed a handful of sachets and took our pints of bitter to the beer garden to await our feast.
On close inspection of the packets, we came across, not ingredients, but “allergy advice”!
May contain: Nuts, Peanuts, Sesame Seeds, Mustard, Celery, Wheat, Fish, Eggs, Soybeans, Milk, Sulphites and cereals containing Gluten.
Not sure if the advice was that necessary because, to be honest, it tasted just like tomato sauce and there wasn’t enough room for a peanut!