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Update for Windows Live Essentials Wave 4

The Windows Live team is publishing a bugfix update for Windows Live Essentials 2011 (Wave 4). The quick fix update, rolling out in two stages, fixes several problems in Messenger, Photo Gallery, Mail and other applications.

Intelligent filter system for Gmail

Google has added a new feature to its e-mail service. As the amount of e-mails to handle each day increases for most users, an automatic filter system tries to keep your inbox clean.

Live Essentials 2011: Small Update Published

Yesterday, a bugfix update without visible changes has been published for nearly all Windows Live Essentials applications. This increases the version number of all programs except for Windows Live Mesh and Windows Live Family Safety from 15.4.3902.0922 to 15.4.3508.1109.

Chrome: View your unread Gmails at a glance

Google Chrome is the fastest browser and getting more and more popular as alternative to Internet Explorer and Firefox. Gmail users however miss the integration of their email account into the Google browser. The free “Google Mail Checker Plus” extension adds this feature and links Google Chrome to Gmail.

Malicious Windows Update mails in the wild

When I opened my mail this morning, I found a message pretending to be from Microsoft. It offered me to install a Critical Update for Microsoft Outlook / Outlook Express (KB910721), and also sent the download link.