Category Archive: Hotmail

Jun 25 2012

Hotmail Gets a Little Smarter

If you are a user of Hotmail and Windows 7 then you might find this little tip rather handy. Some websites offer extended functionality if you pin them to the taskbar in Windows 7 such as Facebook so it is good to see that Hotmail gives you a convenient way to see if there are any …

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Aug 14 2011

Windows Phone 7 Mango Beta 2 – First Impressions

Windows Phone 7 Mango Beta 2 - Customised Ringtones

Well, I have had about 24 hours with Mango Beta 2 for Windows Phone 7 and wanted to share with you some of my first impressions of this forthcoming update for this mobile platform. While it’s speculated for a September release, I could easily see this being delayed to October or later by the carrier …

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Dec 20 2010

HTTPS Everywhere – An Easier Way to Force SSL

HTTPS Everywhere Preferences

Last month, I covered how you could use Firefox with the NoScript add-on to force Secure HTTP (HTTPS) in order to protect yourself when using social networking websites on an unprotected wireless network or general usage anywhere else. The NoScript solution works fine but if you are less technically minded it could be a bit …

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Nov 13 2010

Hotmail Finally Implements Complete SSL

Hotmail - Connect with HTTPS

In a development that could be seen as a response to the havoc that FireSheep has created in the last week, Microsoft has finally enabled complete SSL security for its Hotmail service. Previously, authentication would be encrypted using SSL but users would then be switched back to plain HTTP (which of course is insecure). The …

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