Microsoft launches Outlook app for Android, declutters your inbox

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On Monday, Microsoft launched a number of features that should dramatically improve the usefulness of its Outlook Web app, including an Outlook Web app for Android and a “decluttering” tool for your inbox. Specifically, Microsoft announced a “clutter” tool, OWA for Android, and new, streamlined collaborative editing tools that tie…

Posted on: April 3, 2014 2:00 pm

How Gmail Happened: The Inside Story of Its Launch 10 Years Ago

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Gmail’s home page as it looked on March 31, 2004, shortly before the service launched Skizzers.org Google’s email breakthrough was almost three years in the making. But it wasn’t a given that it would reach the public at all If you wanted to pick a single date to mark the beginning…

Posted on: April 3, 2014 9:00 am

Emu, A Smarter Messaging App With A Built-In Assistant, Exits Beta

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Emu, a new mobile messaging application exiting from beta today, is not just another text messaging alternative it’s a full-fledged mobile assistant allowing you to schedule appointments, share your location, set reminders, get movie showtimes or buy tickets, reserve a table, and more, thanks to an artificial intelligence engine that…

Posted on: April 2, 2014 7:00 pm

After “Microsoft” Azure, should Windows Phone be renamed?

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Yesterday Microsoft announced that it was renaming “Windows Azure” to “Microsoft Azure”, the latest in a series of moves to consolidate Microsoft’s branding and clean up the Windows brand. Followers of this blog know that Azure is only the latest in a long string of rebrandings, from back when Live…

Posted on: April 2, 2014 7:00 pm

Microsoft offers temporary fix for serious security flaw that affects Word …

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Microsoft has announced a new vulnerability in Microsoft Word that it says is being actively exploited. The flaw is found in the format parser for RTF, or Rich Text Format, and could be used by an attacker to gain remote access to the targeted system. Discovery of the vulnerability is…

Posted on: April 2, 2014 7:00 pm

Just previewing email can give attackers control of your PC, Microsoft warns

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Attackers are actively exploiting a newly discovered Microsoft Word vulnerability that could be used to gain remote access of your PC, Microsoft warned Mondayand even worse, the exploit can be triggered by opening or merely previewing a malicious email using Outlook’s default settings. The attack is delivered using booby-trapped Rich…

Posted on: April 2, 2014 7:00 pm

How Gmail Happened: The Inside Story of Its Launch 10 Years Ago

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Gmail’s home page as it looked on March 31, 2004, shortly before the service launched Skizzers.org Google’s email breakthrough was almost three years in the making. But it wasn’t a given that it would reach the public at all If you wanted to pick a single date to mark the beginning…

Posted on: April 2, 2014 7:00 pm

Microsoft launches Android Outlook Web App for Office 365 and Exchange

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Microsoft has unveiled an Android version of Outlook Web App (OWA) for business editions of Office 365 and Exchange. The OWA app for Android follows last year’s launch of OWA for the iPhone and iPad and will mean that Android owners gain earlier access to new Exchange features, including the slew…

Posted on: April 2, 2014 2:01 pm

How Gmail Happened: The Inside Story of Its Launch 10 Years Ago

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Gmail’s home page as it looked on March 31, 2004, shortly before the service launched Skizzers.org Google’s email breakthrough was almost three years in the making. But it wasn’t a given that it would reach the public at all If you wanted to pick a single date to mark the beginning…

Posted on: April 2, 2014 2:00 pm

Just previewing email can give attackers control of your PC, Microsoft warns

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Attackers are actively exploiting a newly discovered Microsoft Word vulnerability that could be used to gain remote access of your PC, Microsoft warned Mondayand even worse, the exploit can be triggered by opening or merely previewing a malicious email using Outlook’s default settings. The attack is delivered using booby-trapped Rich…

Posted on: April 2, 2014 2:00 pm