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SERoundtable: Bing On URL Keyword Stuffing Spam.

Of interest.

09/17/14 • 09:08 AM • InternetMicrosoftProgramming • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Dbignore - .gitignore for Dropbox.

May be useful for some of you.

08/06/14 • 05:29 PM • InternetMicrosoftProgrammingSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

c|net: Dead and buried: Microsoft’s holy war on open-source software.

The real world isn’t black and white—and there are open-source companies that sell proprietary software (e.g., Red Hat) and proprietary companies that use OSS to augment their commercial software and make it more attractive. As developer adoption of open-source software has grown to the 70 percent-plus level, I think most business units at Microsoft realized that treating it like ‘a cancer’ was self-defeating—they lost that battle a long time ago.” Ah, the ‘good old days.’

06/01/14 • 07:04 AM • InternetMicrosoftProgrammingSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

InstantShift: Making Windows 8 Work More Like XP.

Might help those with family who have purchased Win8 stuff, and are full-blown-gonzo confused.

05/30/14 • 11:00 AM • InternetMicrosoftSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

PC World: So long, TrueCrypt - 5 alternative encryption tools. [Mac/Linux options mentioned.]

Of note.

05/30/14 • 09:54 AM • AppleHardwareMicrosoftSecuritySoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Ars Technica: Microsoft sticking to its guns so far, leaving XP unpatched and exploited.

This month’s Patch Tuesday looks like it’s going to play out a little differently. Microsoft released a critical update for Internet Explorer addressing a flaw in every version from 6 to 11. Although the company says that it’s aware of in-the-wild exploitations of the flaw, this time it says it won’t fix Windows XP. Promise.

05/14/14 • 02:27 PM • InternetMicrosoftSecuritySoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Cnet: Outlook.com rolls out advanced email rules, in-line replies.

Great. Now fix calendar embedding.

05/13/14 • 10:46 AM • DesignInternetMicrosoftSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Macworld: How to save big bucks on Office 365.

Of note, to those using - or contemplating - using the service.

05/05/14 • 06:29 AM • AppleMicrosoftSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Mashable: Internet Explorer Gets Its Security Patch, and So Does Windows XP.

Windows XP users can breathe easier.

05/01/14 • 10:37 AM • InternetMicrosoftSecuritySoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

IE6 Countdown to Death.

IE6 IS DEAD.

04/08/14 • 10:27 AM • InternetMicrosoftSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

vowe dot net: Outlook.com can now import all your Gmail data.

Nice to have the option. Outlook.com is easier to use when moving clients to cloud services. Gmail’s labels remain a difficult concept for many.

12/11/13 • 09:18 AM • GoogleInternetMicrosoftMobile • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Mashable: Internet Explorer 11 Arrives for Windows 7.

Tell your clients.  Or encourage Chrome use.

11/07/13 • 10:06 AM • InternetMicrosoftSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ExtremeTech: Windows 8 causes most precipitous PC decline in history.

Windows was a ‘skin’ over DOS, Windows 8 seems like a poorly-implemented mobile-targeted skin over Windows 7. Most ‘average’ users I come across spent enough time adjusting from WinXP to Win7 (and the new ‘ribbon’ interfaces on Word/Outlook/etc.). They look at Win8, shake their heads and contemplate Macintosh.

04/12/13 • 11:05 AM • ComputingHardwareMicrosoftSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Outlook Blog: A modern calendar experience for Outlook.com.

Looks like you can connect iCal stuff. [Thinking of the demise of Google’s CalDAV.] I’ve got a rogue Outlook.com account … I’ll have to experiment.

Later: Gag. Mine’s not changed over from the Hotmail design yet.

04/02/13 • 01:32 PM • AppleInternetMicrosoftMobile • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Ars Technica: Evernote — So useful, even malware loves it.

Windows-only. Be warned.

03/28/13 • 05:37 PM • InternetMicrosoftSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

vowe dot net: GMail and ActiveSync - it’s complicated.

“Let them eat IMAP.

03/26/13 • 07:39 AM • GoogleInternetMicrosoftSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

AppleInsider: NetNewsWire update to bring RSS feed syncing to iPhone, iPad and Mac.

Not yet, but soon.

03/21/13 • 06:37 AM • InternetMicrosoftNewsWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

MetaFilter: “Trip Through the Grand Canyon.”

Oh God … now I remember why I always dropped out of Windows and used DOS as much as I could.

02/13/13 • 09:25 AM • HistoryMicrosoftMusic • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

vowe dot net: How to migrate from Gmail to Outlook.com

Handy. Stuffed into Evernote for future use.

12/15/12 • 08:58 AM • GoogleInternetMicrosoftMobileSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Backup Brain: The Windows 8 report from the front.

Windows 8 is a disaster from a usability standpoint. Or more precisely, Win 8 makes perfect sense if you think that people use an OS because what they want to do is use an OS.” Dori’s right. I installed the preview (via Parallels for Mac). Going into it without any instruction, I couldn’t intuitively figure out *anything* — and I’m pretty familiar with Win/Mac key commands. Seems very reliant on touch gestures and key commands, rather than clear mouse-targets. How many ‘average’ users do you know who even recall Command/Control-C?

10/26/12 • 02:07 PM • InternetMicrosoftSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Illustrated history of scrollbars.

From in-your-face to hidden. As it became more ubiquitous, it needed less fanfare.

09/26/12 • 07:11 AM • AdobeDesignHistoryMicrosoftSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

TechGuide: Kogan imposes world’s first Internet Explorer 7 tax.

Excellent!

06/14/12 • 12:36 PM • InternetMicrosoftSoftware • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Dealbook, NY Times: Microsoft’s Nook Deal, Aiming at Amazon, Sets Up Battle in E-Books.

The deal, which gives Microsoft a 17.6 percent stake, values the Nook unit at $1.7 billion — roughly double Barnes & Noble’s entire market value as of last Friday — and bolsters the bookseller’s efforts to make its digital business the linchpin of its future growth.” Perhaps a new name is required. No longer small as a ‘nook’, might it have grown to an ‘alcove’?

05/01/12 • 09:10 AM • ArtsBooksInternetMicrosoftMobile • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

OnLive Desktop - Simple PC App Access from Anywhere.

Cute. For iPad only, at present.

01/13/12 • 06:41 AM • AppleMicrosoftMobileSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Search Engine Roundtable: Facebook Drop Down On Bing Search? Yep, It’s Rolling Out

Search gets social. Smart move on Bing’s part, I deem.

10/29/10 • 05:19 AM • InternetMicrosoft • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
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