Posts Tagged ‘microsoft’

How to Upgrade to Windows 8 (Without Committing to Windows 8)

How to Upgrade to Windows 8 (Without Committing to Windows 8)

It’s become hard to ignore Microsoft’s new touch-friendly operating system, Windows 8 (recently updated to 8.1). Not only is it nearly impossible to find a new Windows 7 PC anymore, most computer manufacturers are including touchscreens in both all-in-one desktop PCs and laptops, to take advantage of the new interface. But what if you’re not ...

Making The Switch: A Week On Windows Phone

Making The Switch: A Week On Windows Phone

Like many people of our tech-driven society, I am a creature of habit. I like what I like, and I am rarely influenced to change my preference at the suggestion of a peer. I currently have an iPhone 4s, and I’m very accustomed to it. It does what I want, exactly when I want it ...

Microsoft Officially Launches New Outlook, Hotmail Migration Coming Soon

Microsoft Officially Launches New Outlook, Hotmail Migration Coming Soon

After a long preview, Microsoft’s new Outlook.com email service has been officially launched to the public. During its preview trial, the service attracted 60 million users, using feedback from early adopters to make improvements along the way. The new, “modern” Outlook is an attempt to gain market share from Google’s Gmail service, which dethroned Hotmail ...

Internet Explorer Tries To Reach Millennials With New Commercial

Internet Explorer Tries To Reach Millennials With New Commercial

In recent (Internet) memory, it’s been very easy to hurdle dismantling rants at Microsoft for their often-disparaged web browser — and for years, it had become the butt of every joke for a millennial with an Internet connection. In Internet Explorer 10′s latest campaign, the software giant decided to reconnect with 90′s nostalgia in the hopes ...

Go Paperless with OneNote

Go Paperless with OneNote

Ditch your paper notebooks and store class material in the cloud with Microsoft’s best-kept secret. Note taking can be a pain. Adding to the annoying fact that you’re stuck in class, having to listen to a vapid instructor or T.A. drone on endlessly, but you’re also expected to record what they’re saying fast enough to ...

Windows Phone Mango: The Review

Windows Phone Mango: The Review

It’s been a big month for Microsoft. The Windows Phone team has been touring the country celebrating the launch of their newest devices, all of which come with the Windows Phone 7.5 operating system, otherwise known as Windows Phone Mango. I had the opportunity to try out Mango and play with some of the new ...