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Outlook dot com?

Folks, two good things to pass along to you today.

* Upgrade Your Hotmail To Outlook.com

If you are a Microsoft Office user, I am sure you have heard of Microsoft Outlook.  Well today I learned that Microsoft has launched a preview of their new webmail service called Outlook.com.  As a matter of fact if you have a Hotmail account you can get started today using Outlook.com. If you’re a Hotmail […]” Read more..

(And here is a review (with screenshots) http://reviews.cnet.com/e-mail/microsoft-outlook-com-e/4505-3536_7-35404526.html)

* Flex The Muscle of Gmail’s Search Options

Have you ever noticed that when you use a computer, a software application or just about any tech related device, you only scratch of the surface on how to use these technologies? What I have found, from experience working as a former IT professional and helping others, is that people want to only know the […]” Read more..

* Seems I can download an app if I want to watch the Olympics on my smartphone (or tablet).

Even though I have a nice, four inch screen on my HTC.. I think I’ll pass on that one.. Even if it lowers my “cool”-ness quotient.

Today’s quote:Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek.” ~ Mario Andretti

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July 31, 2012 - Posted by | advice, computers, Google, Microsoft, tech

11 Comments »

  1. Thank you for the linkback(s) there Mr. TechPaul…

    Rick

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    Comment by Ramblinrick | July 31, 2012 | Reply

    • Always a pleasure to refer folks to your great websites, Rick. And I hope all is super-groovy with you and yours!

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      Comment by techpaul | July 31, 2012 | Reply

  2. Upgrade Hotmail To Outlook…I think I’m gonna like that change.
    Thanks

    Gaia

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    Comment by Gaia | July 31, 2012 | Reply

    • Gaia,
      When it comes to something as important as personal email, I always advise doing some basic research before making any changes. But I think a lot of people are going to like this one.

      (We’re going to have to.. Here is a review (with screenshots) http://reviews.cnet.com/e-mail/microsoft-outlook-com-e/4505-3536_7-35404526.html)

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      Comment by techpaul | July 31, 2012 | Reply

      • Thanks Paul for Further Info. “reviews – cnet”…of Outlook. However, I think there’s a few Interesting Changes…but again we are faced with Ads.

        In order to avoid the Ads when checking emails the Preview Pane has to be turned on… then there’s No Ads. When the Preview Pane is turned off the Ads Appear (to the right)

        Microsoft is saying “they are not reading emails for Ads”.. who believes that?
        Oh, well, “we can’t win-em-all!

        Hope they do not make any Drastic Changes to Skype.

        Gaia

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        Comment by Gaia | August 1, 2012 | Reply

        • Gaia,
          Well, the vast majority of people don’t mind ads and want Facebook/Twitter integration. And they probably will take Microsoft at its “won’t read it” word.

          I am the opposite.

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          Comment by techpaul | August 1, 2012 | Reply

          • Yes, I agree with you! Now, Ads when I open my Emails… no thank you!!!
            Lost my enthusiasm somewhat… for Outlook!

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            Comment by Gaia | August 1, 2012 | Reply

            • Gaia,
              Outlook (the expensive program, available with the upper-end Office suite) is considered by many as THE email client software.

              Outlook.com/Hotmail is an online “service”, and a whole ‘nother animal. With online services, you are either going to pay a “subscription” or “upgrade” fee, or be shown ads. And everything you do – it seems to me – will be datamined.. the only question is will that info be used strictly internally, or sold to “3rd parties”.

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              Comment by techpaul | August 1, 2012 | Reply

              • Yes..I have the Outlook Expensive Program Upper End Office Suite…”I know the difference between the two.” I am talking about Outlook.com/Hotmail. I took a short cut … and just used the word Outlook to distinguish between the two.

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                Comment by Gaia | August 1, 2012 | Reply

                • Gaia,
                  I rather thought you did.

                  Basically I was just clarifying (and underscoring) a point for the readers, and explaining – again – the “why” of the ads.

                  I apologize if I offended anyone.

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                  Comment by techpaul | August 1, 2012 | Reply

                  • No offense Paul…sorry if it seemed that way.I am used to “being precise and clear” that’s all!

                    Gaia

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                    Comment by Gaia | August 1, 2012 | Reply


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