By Miao Wei and Nathan Totura
This article discusses how to add live tiles and badges to your Windows Store apps. Live tiles are used to present rich content from your apps even when they are not the active application. Badges similarly give your app yet another way to convey data to the user by allowing status overlaid on the live tile.
A long time ago, a mentor encouraged me to wake up earlier each day and spend some quiet time thinking about what’s going on in my life. While my job responsibilities and family were growing, my attention span was shrinking. I was becoming someone that life just “happened to.” I didn’t like it and he was tired of hearing me complain about it. So now I slow down a little each morning to thoughtfully consider my priorities and the bigger picture of life. It’s really helped me to prioritize my time (as well as remember all my kids’ names).