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Windows Phone “Mango”: Combined e-mail inbox

With the next big update for Windows Phone, code-named “Mango”, Microsoft is going to introduce a so-called “Linked Inbox” for e-mails, showing multiple e-mail accounts at once, merged.

Microsoft buys Skype – but why, after all?

Microsoft buys Skype—and pays some 8.5 billion dollars for the popular communication service, more than Facebook and Google have bid. At first glance, difficult to understand, as Skype is well-known for their free phone calls. However, they earn money nevertheless.

Support for Office XP ends

After more than ten years, Microsoft is ending the Office XP support in July 2011. From this time on, no new patches—including security patches—for the software will be provided. This is part of the normal software life cycle, offering five years of Mainstream Support followed by five more years of Extended Support. Microsoft helps you to switch to the current program version, Office 2010, with several measures.

The future of Delicious, now clear

Yahoo!’s social bookmarking service Delicious has a future again. The original founders of YouTube, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, acquire the Delicious service as part of their new web company AVOS.

How-to: Disable Facebook Chat in Messenger

When you linked your Facebook profile to your Windows Live profile, Messenger 2011 might sign in automatically to Facebook Chat as soon as you sign in to Windows Live. At times, this is not as interesting as it might sound.

Reinventing Hotmail Wave 5 with HTML5

The fifth wave of the Windows Live services is due in 2012 the earliest. In this wave, Hotmail could get revamped with HTML5-specific features too. For example, the Hotmail team is planning to support Offline storage.

How-to: Delete browsing data faster

To delete browsing data, Internet Explorer requires you to click some menus to find the feature. But there is a not so well-known keyboard shortcut that opens the cleanup window quickly.