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More on Hotmail phase-out (and other things too)

Items of Interest

* As I wrote about recently (see, The End Of Hotmail) there is/are change(s) coming to Microsoft products. For those of you who have a Microsoft “Live ID”, or Hotmail account, the following article is a ‘must read’: Microsoft’s Hotmail phase-out: What’s a user to do?

Microsoft is moving all of its Hotmail users to Outlook.com by this summer. Here’s what the hundreds of millions still using Hotmail need to know about the transition.Read more..

[oh, and btw.. Outlook.com outage leaves users locked out of accounts

Numerous users of the online email service Outlook.com were locked out of their accounts on Monday after a service outage.” Read more..]

Further, Microsoft Office is changing/has changed, too: Office 2013 licensing changes increase IT angst

It has been about a month since Microsoft released Office 2013 and Office 365 under a new licensing regime. Unfortunately, this new scheme has raised a few eyebrows among users and IT professionals alike. Let’s see if we can figure out what it means.Read more

* I don’t normally point out good deals, but.. this one is kind of amazing.. a WD 4 TB, USB 3.0 external harddrive unit (w/automatic backup) for $169 (plus free shipping) .. see it here.

* On the tablet front.. Ubuntu’s Touch OS preview released for Nexus tablets and phones

Ubuntu Touch is here, but users have been warned not to run it on their primary device, as it has number of kinks still to be worked out.” Read more..

and Hands-on with the HP Slate 7

How can a tablet that feels so good be so … not good

What do you do if you’ve long since past being a laughingstock in the mobile business? You failed at Windows Mobile. You bought Palm and put webOS out to pasture. And now, if you’re HP, your first real foray into Android is a tablet that’s nice from afar, but far from nice. Such is the HP Slate 7.Read more..

* For those waiting on more of my Working With Apple series, sorry for the gap. More will be more coming; but the only thing I really have to say right now is, I’m finding more bugz and glitches than I would have suspected… but it’s been a mildly boring “shift” otherwise.

* I really cannot believe as many people think “clumping” cat litter is no bargain as don’t …

* Mondays are busy days, so.. that’s all I’ve time for today. Have a good one everybody!

Today’s quote:If you wish to succeed in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.” ~ Joseph Addison

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February 25, 2013 - Posted by | advice, Backups, computers, hardware, Internet, Microsoft, News, software | , , , , , , , , , , , ,

4 Comments »

  1. Great articles.

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    Comment by jotoku | February 25, 2013 | Reply

    • jotoku,
      Yes. A good batch today.

      Thank you for the feedback. It actually does help.

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      Comment by techpaul | February 25, 2013 | Reply

  2. Hey TP…

    Would you explain the 2 TB drive size limitation in Windows and the workarounds that exist? I guess I’m asking if I can buy a 4 TB and still format and access it all. I believe that my motherboard (Asus P6X58D-E) has support for drives that exceed the limit.

    Thanks!

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    Comment by balmy33 | February 26, 2013 | Reply

    • balmy33.
      Good question! USB and FireWire hard drives are not (they tell me) affected by motherboard BIOS capacity limitations, it is a question of the operating system. Though I can I hope no one is still using XP 32-bit (or older), the answer probably is that those people (who are) will not be able to take advantage of drives larger than 1.5 – 2 TB’s, but those with 64-bit and/or more current OS’s will have no particular troubles. Instead of copy > pasting, I’ll simply suggest that those who want to learn more can read this.

      A pleasure to see your name here again.

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      Comment by techpaul | February 26, 2013 | Reply


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