Unlike expected, Facebook has not unveiled a new webmail service competitive to Gmail. Instead, we will see a new inbox generation, combining messages from different channels, among them e-mail and SMS. Thereby, the recipient decides how messages should reach him.
Fake security updates for Internet Explorer 9 and Firefox 3 are currently spreading as malware on the web. The malware programmers use spam e-mails to spread their work. What you would really install upon downloading these “updates” is a trojan horse.
Microsoft has provided the Windows Service Pack Blocker Tool for Administrators. With this tool, you can block Windows 7 Service Pack 1 from getting installed automatically through Windows Update.
Starting from Windows Live Messenger 2011, your friends will always see your real name when talking with you. The name shown to your friends now originates from your Windows Live Profile. Thus, this is the place to look at when you want to change your display name in Messenger.
Since this week, Google has added a new useful feature: On entering a search term, you may discover a small magnifying glass next to each result.
Reinstalling Microsoft Office is sometimes not trivial. To help you uninstall Office properly, Microsoft has published a removal tool.
If Internet Explorer crashes often or gets painfully slow, resetting its settings may help. Resetting IE deletes all personal settings and restores the browser to the state right after installation.
Microsoft’s web mail service Hotmail, part of Windows Live, now supports SSL encryption throughout your session. This helps that nobody in the middle can read what you get in your Inbox neither what you send.
Windows Live Hotmail gets a new feature: Now you can access other e-mail accounts from Hotmail. For example, you can send and receive Gmails within Hotmail’s interface.