Hotmail is the most recent in the belly-flops of email services when it suddenly went down without warning earlier on today.Hotmail accounts are organised into bays - it's not clear as of yet which bays are affected, although both my accounts are working fine (I'm on Hotmail Plus, so a dedicated bay and no advertisements) whereas my housemate, Nikki, is seriously struggling to use hers.
Charlie Osborne talks about (and to) the next generation of IT users.
London-based Charlie Osborne is a journalist, freelance photographer and former teacher. She holds a degree in Medical Anthropology.
Something I saw after reading my regular stream of blogs, was a post which pointed out the "Save" icon in many of the Office products and Windows editions. The vast majority of us wouldn't notice it as it's an integral part of our user experience, but why on earth do we still have a floppy disk?
My relationship with Internet Explorer has been a tedious and tenuous one at best. After years of stubbornness, I switched to Firefox and have never looked back.
I'll keep this short and sweet. The answer is no, simply because Gmail offers more service and "things" to students than any other web provider on the web.
I wrote about Semblio some weeks ago and gritted my teeth the entire way through it. I thought I was a little hasty so I gave it another go.
Neilsen Online has just released a report stating that amongst other things such as search engine usage, social networking is more popular than email. Considering email is one of the main ways students hear about things from the student unions and university, is email becoming a thing of the past?
We have our music spread over multiple devices from MP3 compatible mobile phones to iPods. Microsoft are a step closer to solving this problem by integrating two new features into Windows Media Player: a cloud-based remote control and Internet streaming of your media library.
It's about time I wrote a ranting Friday post. I've been taking a look at the Microsoft Recite beta program, which is meant to help you record, search, and retrieve mental notes and reminders using speech.
After reading the article over on Neowin, via ZDNet Australia, about the chief information officer of Research in Motion, the company which makes the BlackBerry device, recording absolutely every communication within the corporation, this shocked and stunned me.We, the students, as the next generation of IT users, are already in a state of disarray when it comes to the surveillance state, with cameras and devices monitoring our movements and tracking us through the street.
Some time ago, a Microsoft executive was trying to find a device to equip his son, soon to be heading off to university, without much success. Through toil and trouble, Microsoft have announced today a partnership with Lenovo, a world leader in innovative ideas and computer builder, to create the Ultimate Academic PC.