SkyDrive – Microsoft’s very own personal cloud storage solution, has been quite a pleasant experience since its conception over 6 years ago. At the time, SkyDrive was more of an experimental service to separately sign up for. In April, 2012, SkyDrive became available for every single Microsoft account whether you use it or not, and is now deeply integrated into Windows 8. Sure, it doesn’t seem any better on non-Windows systems than other cloud storage system, until now. SkyDrive for iOS has brought forth a much needed feature – for me, at least.
We don’t give much credit to Windows for all of the abilities it endows. Hidden features in Windows are rarely known because of the caution one exercises in keeping their system software from breaking down – something they believe too much meddling might cause. You’re lucky to have us, though. We meddle with our systems all the time and hardly do we fear losing important data – we back up, by the way. Good practice, this backing up thing. So, here we are tapping into our reserve to bring you a not-well-hidden and yet not-well-looked-for feature on Windows – the ability to have login warnings.
Screen capturing is an essential feature of any operating system. It helps troubleshooters fix problems remotely, allows us to make neat tutorials and in general, it is just a cleaner way to save interesting snippets right from the monitor to the storage. Most importantly, memes are created that way. We’ll be exploring a few tips in screen capturing – or taking a screenshot, if you will.
Outlook.com just turned a year old and in that time it has completely changed my outlook toward email. It was released as a beta to the general public starting July 31, 2012, where users of Microsoft’s Hotmail service could transfer their accounts to and from Outlook.com. It achieved preview stage on February 18, 2013, and completely replaced Hotmail on April 3, 2013. Outlook.com now has over 400 million users.
MobileMe, called .Mac and iTools, was once a brilliant collection of subscription based online services offered exclusively to users of Apple’s Mac and recently iOS devices. With the advent of the, now, much popular iCloud, the paid service was adapted, expanded and made freely available to all Apple device users.