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We Are Using Windows 8 – Review

About a week or so ago I got the Windows 8X by HTC and due to my neurotic behavior I decided that all of the computers in our house needed to be accessible and have the ability to work with my phone so I decided it was time to upgrade to Windows 8.

windows-8-logo

At first I was a little hesitant on upgrading but figured since I made the leap with the phone why not with a totally new operating system.  Compared to Windows 7 Windows 8 is totally new but is awesome when you sit down and play around with it.  Its been about a week and I am still learning new things every day and little tips and tricks that make using it a ton easier.

One of my favorite features of Windows 8 are the live tiles.  I love the live tile feature on my pc as well as my phone.  Tiles animate with the latest information. Status updates, weather forecasts, Tweets, and more.  You will see live updates before you even open a single app.

screenshot of my start screen

screenshot of my start screen

Like I mentioned, in my opinion Windows 8 is really different then all of the other operating systems but in a good way.  It feels more user friendly but you need to be open to change and open to learning new features.

One of the new features that I like a lot is the Search feature.  It allows you to search your PC for different things like apps installed on your PC, settings and documents.  You can also use the search function to find something specific in the app store like your favorite game (mine is Wordament) or app.  I also really like how you can customize your start screen to look exactly how you want so that it fits your own personal style and needs.

Windows 8 overall is awesome but not to say it isn’t without its problems just like anything else but I think once you dive in and play around you will realize that Microsoft has worked very hard to allow the user to make Windows 8 all their own.

Full disclosure, Staples provided me with this copy of Windows 8. The words and opinions expressed in this review are strictly my own. To see the full line of computer software visit Staples.com.

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2010 Ford Taurus Test Drive Opportunity

Last week we received the 2010 Ford Taurus SEL for review from Ford Motor Company to be Ford Bloggers. We are Ford lovers to begin with and in the past we owned a 2002 Ford Taurus but traded it in for a Ford Freestar minivan because we needed the space. We loved our Taurus but we also love our Ford minivan.
I was sad a few years ago when Ford announced they were no longer going to be producing the Taurus because I felt it was a great family car and it had a five star crash rating and to me that is the most important feature of any car. After a few years they came back with the redesigned Taurus and left me tell you they didn’t disappoint. When I can home the first day the car was delivered to my house I was wowed. It looked sharp with a very sleek and sporty look. The interior was totally redesigned with the driver in mind. When sitting in the driver’s seat I felt like I was in the cockpit of a airplane. All of the controls are within reach which makes for a very comfortable trip.

The Taurus I had for review had leather interior with duel front heated seats, cruise control, Microsoft Sync, Sirius Radio, rear backup camera and the list goes on and on. Check out my video below and our hashtag on Twitter #fordtestdrive for a firsthand look at the vehicle that we got to test drive for the week.

If you are in the market for a new vehicle that you will be excited to drive everyday check out Ford and give the Taurus a drive. You will be happy you did and you will never look back.

This is a sponsored post but the opinions and descriptions presented belong solely to LookWhatMomFound…and Dad too! Your experiences and reactions may differ from ours.