The Electric Wand

Thoughts of a technology enthusiast.

February, 2013

  • Tip o' the Week #157 - Bing photos R Us

    Everybody loves the lovely photos that feature every day on Bing. Did you know the images can and do differ in disparate markets (eg PRC, USA and UK tend to have different images from each other )? You can set the flavour of Bing you’d like to see on...
  • Tip o' the Week #158 - blah blah Phone blah

    If you need a reminder on what’s new with Windows Phone 8, or you’ve just picked up your white Lumia 920, check out ToW # 156 . One of the slickest updates to Windows Phone 8 is the deeper integration of voice recognition than in WP7. The previous generation...
  • Tip o' the Week #159 - Avoiding breakers on the side

    What’s that you say? A Breaker on the Side ? Well, Back in the late 1970s and early 80s, no self-respecting furry-dice-toter would be without their Chicken Box in their Roller Skate . The radio was channel-based, and though the users could agree...