Pretender to the Throne

I see that SmartDraw is still not being honest when they compare themselves to Visio. Visio was the innovator in business graphics alomst twenty years ago. There is always a competitor who wants to grow their business by comparing themselves to the innovator. CorelFlow did that for awhile. So what is wrong with the comparison?Continue reading “Pretender to the Throne”

The Ribbon is cute, but where is…

With Visio 2010, Visio has now joined the other core Office apps and now supports the ribbon. The ribbon on displays what is relavent for the task at hand. With the old menus, I ended up turning almost all of them on and wasting screen real estate. So in a way, I like the newContinue reading “The Ribbon is cute, but where is…”

I just survived my WP7 first upgrade

So what do I think of the process? It was slow. There was no inidcation that the process was ongoing or had died. The graphic on the phone during the process was interesting. It was a picture of the phone connected by a cable to the phone. Unfortunately, there was an arrow pointing from theContinue reading “I just survived my WP7 first upgrade”

Tired of the Windows Phone Emulator?

It seems a trend among geeks to have their laptops covered in stickers. Whether that is to support their favourite products or to actually hold their machine together, is unsure. You can also do the same branding to your phone. This even extends to the WP7 emulator. The emulator uses a skin in C:\Program FilesContinue reading “Tired of the Windows Phone Emulator?”