Topic / Windows Live

Microsoft decreases SkyDrive storage to 7GB for new users, introduces DropBox-style clients for Windows and Mac

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Microsoft has today added a sync client to SkyDrive that works with Mac and Windows. Similar to DropBox, the new SkyDrive apps create a folder, called SkyDrive, which provides a native syncing functionality. But the good news, sadly, comes with bad news. Microsoft has also revealed that, while previous users will still be able to get 25GB, new users will only be getting 7GB. That’s still a lot of data […]

More SkyDrive leaks – BitLocker recovery, support for OpenDocument

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More leaks have started to appear in relation to new features coming soon to Windows Live SkyDrive. The new features could be a sign that Microsoft is actually taking the much-rumoured Google Drive threat seriously. According to LiveSide, new features include BitLocker recovery keys storage on SkyDrive – meaning that you can recover any protected files via the cloud if you forgot your password; and accessing files on a local […]

Skydrive gets more improvements – more (paid) storage, native apps for Windows and Mac

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While many scoff at the idea of SkyDrive being an actual competitor to Dropbox because it has the word “Windows Live” on it, it’s a decent product. And now, it’s about to get some more additions with paid storage increases and native applications for Windows and Mac. The news of the clients come via the little promo on the leaked images, but Mac users will certainly rejoice. You can now […]

Telstra ditches email service, moves to Windows Live

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BigPond has announced that it will soon switch off its own email service – BigPond Email – and will be migrating its customers to Windows Live. All new customers connected on or after today will be using the new service, with other customers expected to upgraded sometime during 2012. This will also mean BigPond customers will have access to other Windows Live services such as SkyDrive, Messenger and Office Web […]

Windows 8 Consumer Preview coming to Australia on the 1st of March

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Microsoft has finally detailed the release date and some more details for the Windows 8 ‘Consumer Preview’, also known as a public beta. The launch will come from Mobile World Congress on February 29, US time, from between 3PM and 5PM CET, which is around 3AM AEST on March 1. Being at a mobile conference, the launch could include demos on tablets or possibly even a look at Windows Phone […]

5+ ESSENTIAL Back To School tips to help you study

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Right now, Australian school kids are going back to school after their summer holidays. However, we all know that the level and amount of study increases – especially when they enter their final years of school to complete their VCE, HSC or equivalent. Since I finished high school last year, I decided to write down how I managed to study – while, of course, balancing my time on the site. […]

It’s official – Microsoft dominates two-thirds of IM market

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It’s now official. Microsoft now controls two-thirds of the worldwide instant messaging market share – thanks to its acquisition of Skype, according to a brand new report from security analysis firm OPSWAT. Microsoft’s famed Windows Live Messenger has a market share of 40.67%, while just-bought Skype controls 27.39% of the worldwide IM share. With Yahoo Messenger controlling 15.11% of the market, the three of them now control 80% of the […]

Review: Windows 7

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Let’s face it. Windows Vista was a disaster for Microsoft. Terrible reviews, unhappy customers, compatibility problems and too many people sticking with XP. So the question on everybody’s lips is: Can they redeem themselves with Windows 7? Let’s jump in and find out!

Hotmail accounts missing emails

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Some Hotmail users have started the new year with a bit of frustration, as users are reporting missing emails and also email’s being sent to the Deleted mail folder. Worried users have flocked to Microsoft’s forums for help, which currently has 476 pages of complaints. Windows Live technicians have responded to some of the threads, stating that they are aware of the problem and are trying to work out a […]

Xbox 360 Update Preview now available for sign up

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If you have an Xbox 360 and get excited by software updates listen up! Major Nelson has just announced on his blog that the Xbox Live dashboard update, which is launching with the Kinect later this year, is now accepting early registrations for testing.

Zune expands to new markets – brings movie rentals to Aussie gamers

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Big news from Redmond for gamers, and those who use their Xbox 360s as a media hub. Microsoft has decided to extend its Zune platform to more markets – despite the fact that the Zune player is only available (officially) in the United States. “The integration between Zune, Windows Phone 7 and Xbox LIVE is an exciting expansion in our entertainment offerings,” Craig Eisler, Corporate VP of Interactive Entertainment Business […]

Office for Mac 2011 reaches RTM stage

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Mac users who prefer Microsoft Office than iWork will certainly rejoice on this news. The latest version, Office for Mac 2011, has reached Release to Manufacturing or RTM stage, meaning that the entire development for the office suite is now complete. The suite, which is not as vast as the one on Windows, will feature the usual Word, Excel and PowerPoint. However, it will ditch Entourage in favour for Microsoft […]

Microsoft releases Windows Live Essentials Beta

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After seeing what are the new things in Windows Live Messenger, we were hanging on our seats to see when Microsoft will release the beta version of the next installment of Windows Live Essentials. Now, we know the date. It’s now. Windows Live Essentials Beta includes the next versions of Messenger, Writer, Photo Gallery, Mail and Movie Maker, and are all part of connecting Windows 7 to the online services […]

Microsoft reveals new Hotmail

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Hotmail is going to get some improvements soon as part of a major overhaul of Windows Live (dubbed Wave 4), including some brand new features in an attempt to compete better with rivals Yahoo and Google. A new feature is the ability to share photos and documents using web applications right in the email. Services like SmugMug, Flickr, YouTube and Hulu will be able to be seen with one click […]


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