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"microsoft account service is unavailable" error for 4 days and counting
I'm getting this error if I try to install or update an app on my Sprint HTC 8XT Windows 8 phone. Wondering if anybody else is having the same issue. The other issue occured at the same time was my OneNote stopped syncing. After changing the server name of my Microsoft account, I was able to get mine syncing again, but not my wife's phone. Following some blog posts, I tried to update my microsoft account server name to, but it always set itself to This server allows ......

Posted On Monday, April 28, 2014 9:09 AM

Very happy with my Windows Phone so far
I got a HTC 8XT windows phone from Sprint a month ago. So far I've been very happy. The list of app is certainly disappointing, and that's on Microsoft to have to incentivize developers and companies to put out apps, because they certainly wouldn't do it now based on current market share. However, the UI is clean, and I can completely customize it to give me the level of notifications I want. I can bypass most of the apps that I need by using the mobile website from the company, so I haven't lost ......

Posted On Thursday, March 20, 2014 11:01 AM

Moving off iTune Podcasts and back into Zune podcast.
I guess I am now "dead man walking".  It's just a matter of time before Microsoft kills Zune, much to my chagrin.  However, I just had too many problems with iTune podcast syncing that it's not worth my time right now.  I wonder how Windows Phone fair with podcast syncing.  If it's better, then it'll be time to say bye to my iPhone.

Posted On Thursday, October 3, 2013 9:38 AM

Add a smart playlist in iTune for all unplayed podcasts
In my forever personal battle on which MP3/MP4 player to use, iTune is now getting a leg up. I still don't use iTune as the primary player on desktop because it doesn't have a mini player mode for video podcast, but this feature I found is great and puts iTune back on top as the better mobile player, one I would use as portable media player (I still prefer to use Zune player on my desktop)I have got tired of listening to a 3-4 minute podcast, switch to other screens to do work, then switch back so ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 3, 2013 1:02 PM

Liking my Zune player more and more everyday. HAHAHA
This is me on the latest gadget, I just don't get them. First, there is certain price factor attached to them that unless they are proportional to the hype and my want, I won't even look at them until years later I see them at 50% of the original cost, then I'll look at them.Second, I have so many things to do daily that I almost never get to purchase something on the day I see them. The result is after a night's sleep, I decided I don't really need them so I'll wait until they are reasonably priced. ......

Posted On Friday, March 1, 2013 2:03 PM

Setting up different emails on the windows phone

Here are some links I found useful when I was setting up mine:

Setting up multiple Hotmail account:

Setting up Gmail as the Outlook sync account:

Posted On Thursday, May 26, 2011 10:36 AM

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