Category: Email

Office 365 Drops Out of Beta

Here’s a heads up on something that has just happened this evening. Microsoft’s Office 365 product has come out of beta and pricing has been released. In a nutshell: Single users and small businesses can buy up to 25 accounts at $6 per user per month, Medium businesses and enterprises can purchase accounts for between …

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The Lowdown on HP ePrint

Well, over the weekend I got to have a play with a new HP Officejet Pro 8500A Plus (the name is a bit of a mouthful to say the least) and its ePrint functionality. To recap, ePrint basically allows you to send an e-mail from any web connected device in order to print to your …

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Signup for F3 Critical Alerts from the RTA

Here’s a quick tip for those of us in Sydney that live or work on the North Shore or in the surrounding areas. Back in November 2010, the RTA rolled out a service in pilot for a period of twelve months to notify people about incidents and traffic flow alterations on the F3 which is …

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Diagnose Dataflow Problems: The Traceroute

Traceroute with Unresponsive Hop

Leading on from yesterday’s post about how to do a ping test we move on to another test which might uncover more information about where dataflow problems may be occurring. In a nutshell, a traceroute shows you all of the various entities (also known as “hops”) on the Internet that sit between you and a …

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Japan Quakes of March 2011

Most people would have seen or heard the news about the quakes in Japan over the last couple of days and my wife and I were certainly not expecting to be experiencing it first hand on the 35th floor of The Ritz-Carlton in Osaka. There is nothing like the sensation of a building swaying from …

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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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Mi-Fi Devices – A Convenient Mobile Data Solution

A friend and colleague of mine has been without her fixed line broadband at home for the best part of a week which has hindered her ability to work remotely as well as allowing her family to conduct their online activities (like checking personal and work e-mail accounts as an example). Today, it came to …

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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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Be Polite – Zip Your E-mail Attachments

Just a quick one tonight. I’m sure we all have people who love to send e-mail attachments at the drop of a hat and often those attachments can be several megabytes each especially if they are photos from a digital camera or large documents. Whilst most of us have a broadband connection of some sort, …

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Hotmail ActiveSync Quirk with Android – Leave the Backslash Alone!

As you may know, I have started to use a Samsung Galaxy S instead of an iPhone and have been going through the process of settings things up and moving across my content.¬†When I got around to setting up my Hotmail accounts I wanted to use the newly available Exchange ActiveSync interface. What I found …

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