Hotmail's added a helpful new feature to distinguish plain old spam from the kind that comes form a trusted source. Now, when you get an email from a friend that smells of something say a plea for some extra scratch from abroad you can select "My friend's been hacked!" from the "Mark as" menu, alerting that your friend's account has been hacked. Likewise you can click a box that reads: "I think this person was hacked!" Once that's done, the spammers are kicked to the curb, and your friend is put through an "account recovery flow" the next timeRead More
Google's Social Search may have to make room for an extra guest at the table, now that Microsoft has leaked the homepage for what looks like a new social service of some sort. Fusible first discovered the page sitting at socl.com, a domain that Microsoft recently purchased. Known as Tulalip (also the name of a group of Native American tribes near Redmond), the project promises to help users "find what you need and share what you know easier than ever" which, at this early stage, is pretty difficult to do, considering that the page's search field is non-functioning. The platformRead More
If you are a big fan of Angry Birds, how can you not have the Angry Birds theme for your Windows 7. They have no wings. Their eggs have been stolen by pigs. So, yeah, they're pretty angry. Contemplate their mood at length with our free Angry Birds theme for Windows 7. Windows 7 themes can only be used in Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise, or Ultimate editions.
WE often experience Microsoft Office application crashes from time-to-time; fortunately you can load all of the Office applications in safe mode to troubleshoot any problems you're having. During startup, Office checks for problems such as an add-in or extension that won't start, or a corrupted resource, file, registry, or template. A message is displayed the next time the program is started, identifying the problem and asking if you want to disable the part of the program that has a problem. To enter Safe Mode in Office you can use the /safe switch if you’re running the program from the command line,Read More
This Summer, build Windows Phone 7 apps and you could earn exciting prizes to catch a movie, eat ice – cream, buy camping gear and more. The first 1,000 students to enter will receive an Xbox 360® game, or publish the most apps and win a Windows Phone. Enter the Student App-a-thon. Each week 2 winners will be from among all entries received to win one $25 gift card. The student who publishes the most apps at the marketplace could win a Windows Phone. App Hub is the place to distribute and merchandise your applications for Windows Phone 7. To getRead More
Check out the documentary which not only covers the success of the Microsoft but also web browser wars and how it affected the company. Just before he stepped down from Microsoft, BBC2’s “The Money Programme” put together a special on Bill Gates and how he made the company into a money making machine.
Microsoft has unveiled updates to SkyDrive, including speed boosts, a revamped UI, and improvements to photo viewing. took advantage of modern browsers and HTML5 to make SkyDrive faster, easier to navigate, and more beautiful for viewing photos. The latest version of the almost four-year-old service has cut wait time on actions like clicking folders, from six to nine seconds down to 100 to 300 milliseconds taking advantage of hardware accelerated graphics to make it fast to click through photo slideshows. The updated software also features H.264 (up to 100 MB) video playback, a navigation system more akin to desktop browsing, andRead More
There is a feature in Windows 7, that can come in quite handy in instances where you have multiple windows open and you want to minimize those windows with the exception of the one you are working in. It is called Aero Shake. Instead of minimizing each one separately, simply position the mouse pointer on the top of the Window pane which you dont want to minimize, hold down the left mouse button and give the mouse a shake. If you did this correctly, all the windows will minimize to the taskbar with the exception of your current window. RepeatRead More
Windows 7 adds functionality to your login screen to give you additional logon options (Face recognition, smart card, Fingerprint). If you want to lose the clutter, here is how to disable some or all of your credential providers. Irrespective of it was installed from the factory or add-on software you installed, these registry settings will disable the unwanted credential providers at your login screen. HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\Credential Providers It will not be obvious what some of the providers are but you should be able to determine which one goes to which provider by looking at the value of the (Default)Read More