Topic / Windows Live

Live: Steve Ballmer Keynote

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A keynote, a keynote. The very first keynote of CES kicks starts at 1:30PM today Melbourne Time, and like usual – TECHGEEK.com.au will do live coverage of the keynote. Will there be a HP/Microsoft tablet? Will we see more of Office 2010? Is there more Windows Live services coming out? All will be revealed when Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer takes the stage for his second CES keynote. Edit [3:37PM]: Event […]

MSN no longer blue, adds Twitter and Facebook

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Microsoft has revealed its updated design and logo to its MSN.com homepage, hoping to stay relevant in a battle between Yahoo and AOL. The site, though not receiving the same amount of attention than Bing or its Windows Live services, still remains a significant source of traffic for both sites and a crucial part of Microsoft’s online division. The redesign, that has been in the works for months, will see […]

Tip: Sometimes old things are better…

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Need to instantly revert back to an older version of an application but you don’t have the file or disk of that particular version? Have no fear, we have found a website that will let you get the very, very first version of a particular application. This is OldVersion.com – and it will allow you to go instantly back into time and find that special file that allows you to […]

Blogging Tips #1 – Writing your content

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Now, you could always use your blog’s in-built writer, but the only problem is that you won’t be able to see the design in real-time, so you won’t know what size the image can fit on your design, unless you keep editing it, and if you are new to this – it may take a long, long time. So, introducing Windows Live Writer – and yes, this comes from Microsoft. […]

CES 2009 : Windows Live Essentials gets released, new partnerships with Dell, Facebook & Verizon

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CES 2009 KEYNOTE : Microsoft has announced three brand new things for the Windows Live platform, which Steve Ballmer said it was an “essential companion” to the PC. First it announced that it will bring out the final version of the new Windows Live Essentials, which features Windows Live Messenger, Writer, Mail and Photo Gallery. This new version will be compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. It […]

Microsoft to give Hotmail users POP3 access

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RUMOUR MILL : Microsoft may be allowing people to have access to their Hotmail e-mails on different e-mail clients via POP3, according to several sites pointing to a forum posting on windowslivehelp.com, posted on December 31 last year. User cebcubs asked if the rumour “that a few of the features of Hotmail Plus (namely, POP3 feature) will be available in early 2009” was true , and a “Windows Live Isabel […]

Three to launch new social phone – integrates Facebook, Live Messenger & Skype

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3 Australia will be releasing another phone to Australia that will integrate Skype, but will also include integration with popular IM Windows Live Messenger and social network Facebook in attempt to create a more social-friendly phone. Called the INQ1 – pronounced as “ink one”, the phone is expected to be around by Christmas. The phone is, according to The Guardian, based around an open platform, meaning that any site wishes […]

Live Mesh to go beta, adds Mac and Windows Mobile 6 Support

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The Windows Live Mesh team has announced that during this week, Mesh will now be a beta and will add more features to the service. It will also become open to the public, meaning that users who have a Windows Live ID will now be able to access the product without waiting for an invite using Microsoft Connect. Among the new features announced in a blog post, they include: Additional […]

Windows Live to support OpenID

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OpenID, the login standard that allows you to use one account to login to different sites, has gotten a huge boost after Microsoft announced that its over 400 million Windows Live IDs will now be part of the initiative, mainly from its Hotmail and Messenger service). This basically follows in the footsteps of Yahoo and AOL, as both have supported the standard before the announcement. While this may not mean […]

Windows Live to have more prominent role in Windows 7?

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Windows Live is expected to take a much larger role with the next version of Microsoft’s flagship Windows OS, Windows 7, with Mail, Photo Gallery and Movie Maker being removed from the operating system and will be replaced with their Windows Live counterparts. While Windows Vista was actively encouraging that people download the Windows Live equivalents, they still had Windows Mail, Windows Photo Gallery and Windows Movie Maker on – […]

Review : Windows Live Messenger 9 Beta

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A couple of days ago, Microsoft released the betas of the latest versions of its Windows Live Suite – dubbed “Wave 3”, which will also encompass a huge redesign of all the entire Windows Live product line, online and offline. Part of the new beta were Windows Live Messenger 9, Windows Live Mail, Windows Live Writer, Windows Live Toolbar, Windows Live Photo Gallery and Windows Live Movie Maker. All of […]

Windows Live attempts to buy your search

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Microsoft has now launched a "cashback" service on its Windows Live search service that would see users getting discounts for products they buy using the search engine. This is the latest attempt to get some market share, being behind Google and Yahoo. Windows Live Search is the successor of MSN Search, which Microsoft spun off with the other MSN services to create online and offline apps to extend the Windows […]

Windows Live Wave 2 apps now on download

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Liveside is reporting that a new installer has been released for the final Wave 2 applications to be released. According to Liveside, not much as changed but this one is the final version. If you are keeping tabs on product numbers, Messenger is at 8.5.1302.1018 and Mail is at 12.0.1606. The download link is //g.live.com/1rewlive/en/WLInstaller.exe

Some Live Updates…

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Windows Live Director, Tetuya Onoda, apparently showed Japanese media the brand new look of Windows Live’s Live.com portal. No signs of the direct integration between the Vista Gadgets (as promised), but it’s using the Wave 2 UI, now used on Windows Live Spaces. TechCrunch also posted a second image of another slide in the presentation, confirming SkyDrive; saying that it will be part the cornerstones of a “seamless” Windows Live […]

Your Space not there? We can fix that…

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… Well not us, but LiveSide can. They have a workaround for all the Windows Live Spaces that became unavailable after the upgrade. This problem, as reported, is due to the Windows Live Player gadget being set to invisible. Here is the workaround… To get your Space back, follow these steps: 0. Sign in passport 1. Go to “//<youralias>.spaces.live.com/?_c=WMP ” (no quotes, insert your spaces name) 2. Change “Display mode” […]