When I read about hyperlinks being blocked in Messenger 2009 the other day, I just thought: Well, this would not have been necessary if more chat users would watch out and use common sense while talking with others over the Web. This week, the antivirus company ESET published 7 golden rules for instant messaging.
Fast synchronization of files to the Web, to Windows, Mac, Android and even the iPhone: Dropbox allows you to sync your files online and across your computers automatically. The development team has now published the long-awaited version 1.0 of its sync program.
Together with some partners, Microsoft has introduced the new Hotmail Active Views platform. With this new feature, you can interact with e-mails in a whole new way to do certain tasks right within your Hotmail inbox.
Google has published a public beta of the new homepage for its video platform Youtube. Being worked on for some time already, this beta is now available for anybody to try out. There are some new features to discover.
It appears that Microsoft is going to release the final version of its free security solution Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0 on December 17, 2010. The update brings a set of new features that aim at protecting your computer even better.
Like already noted in September, the free blogging service Windows Live Spaces is closing on March 16, 2011. Please remember that after January 4, 2011, you will no longer be able to add new contents to your Space, as it will become read-only.
This has been a year full of new logos. We have seen updated logos for Hotmail, Messenger, all the Essentials applications, and more sites and apps this year. Lastly, I’m also unveiling the new logo for mynetx.net.
Windows Live Writer is one of the first applications of the Essentials suite to enter the planning phase for its next release, called “Wave 5.” Now is the time to get involved into the plannings, adding your ideas and wishes.
If you wanted to try out the synchronization service Windows Live Mesh recently and launched it for the first time, you might have seen nothing but an error message.
On December 14, 2010, the Windows Live team has introduced a new subdomain of Live.com, featuring plug-ins for Windows Live Essentials. For example, you can find extensions for Windows Live Writer or Photo Gallery. These additional programs add new features to the applications.