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Features of Outlook.com

   Just like other mail services, Outlook .com uses Ajax programming and supports various browsers. It also allows keyboard controls that can help users navigate around the mailbox without the inconvenience of using a mouse. For  more techsavvy users, query syntaxes help retrieve search indexes, apply message filters, organize mails by folder and sender and prompt of e-mail addresses while typing.  Now users can export contacts to CSV files, rich text formatting, make rich text signatures, scan for spam and viruses and use the mailbox in different languages. Privacy and Security    Outlook.com wanted to challenge privacy settings and hence doesn’t scan users’ attachments and use them for advertisement purposes, unlike gmail. E-mails are safe and personal conversations are ad-free. This is a great relief to those who get annoyed by gmail’s constant ads with information taken from user e-mails. DMARC specifications are used to provide better security and transmissions happen

Windows Live Hotmail

   Think of E-mail and Gmail comes to your mind? Well, it had not been this way always. Ask your father or uncles and they would still be using Hotmail. Teenagers of the late 90’s would know this pioneer in E-mail services too. It is back now, with a new avatar and chic looks. One of the world’s first webmail services, Hotmail was founded in 1996 by Sabeer Bhatia and Jack Smith in Mountain View, California. In 1997, Microsoft acquired Hotmail for about $400 million and launched MSN Hotmail, which was later renamed as Windows Live Hotmail. The last version of this Webmail was released in 2011 and awaits future updates. Windows Live Hotmail is being used by about 360 million users and comes in 36 different languages. Recently Hotmail was replaced with the page, Outlook.com and as the name says, the site resembles Microsoft Outlook. Outlook.com also features Metro Design Language, unlimited storage, Ajax, Calendar, SkyDrive, People and Skype. The Security Hitch    In the year

Running a Successful Facebook Page - 5 Ways to get likes

1. Choose the Theme and the Name    First step is deciding what your Facebook fan page would be about and naming it right. If you run a site or a blog, you should be naming your page the same, so it would make your business popular. This name will help your customers find you while they search or even accidentally come across. There is a 25 character limitation on the fan page name, but short names are better remembered, so good! 2. Great URL and Greater Description    You’d want to consider giving your page a fancy URL. This will look good while helping customers remember who you are. Description is the ‘About’ column on the page that will talk about your site, your business and provide a link to view it as well. 3. Search Engine Optimization    Facebook pages are indexed by google and other search engines. So, filling up the description of your page with keywords will help increase your page rank. This kind of page optimization will h

Apple Imports NOT Banned In the US

   That’s a relief to all the Apple fans out there that the trade body’s decision to ban Apple products was vetoed by the government. This ban could have meant that some Apple products like the iPhones and iPads would not have been allowed to get imported to the US and sold here. The reason for the ban was that, the standards set by the Standards Developing Organizations (SDO) have incorporated some technical advances that are subject to the commission’s determination. This statement means that the patent owners could pose potential harms to offer licenses. Even the European Union has similar policies that could ban product import and sales in that continent.     Samsung, the rival of Apple, is not too happy with this decision. It is because, Samsung has been negotiated to take up a license but Apple remains without one. This veto, that comes as a surprise after almost 25 years,  doesn’t stop the legal battle between the two electronics giants.  The veto was necessary as t

The Who, What and Where of Facebook - Security Tips

    Great news is that, you can now completely control the 3 W’s of facebook privacy. The Who, What and the Where. Who can access What in your profile and from Where. On your homepage, you can view the sidebar called Privacy Settings and Tools, that will show you a list of Who can see What on your profile. There’s a tab called ‘Who can see my stuff’ where you can manage the viewers of your future posts. This can be used when you’re posting any status by choosing the audience selector. But, when you change it in the settings menu, it remains as default for any post of yours unless it’s changed by you.     Review all posts you’re tagged in: This tab means that you can use the Activity Log to see every update of yours before it goes to your Facebook profile. You could be tagged in a new photo, what you listen to on Spotify and any status you’re tagged in will seek your permission before updating  these details on your profile. This log is important, as you can also choose who ca