Thursday, 28 April 2011 15:39

Yahoo mail malfunctions

Yahoo might want to consider dropping the exclamation point off their logo. A large number Yahoo mail subscribers lost access to their accounts today during an outage, which the company has corrected, but without a detailed explanation.

The company issued a statement that vaguely explained technicians were trying to correct the problem and restore service.

Spokesman Jason Khoury said a "small subset of customers."

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Tuesday, 22 March 2011 08:49

Microsofts ethics excel in tech world

In a world where flashy marketing campaigns and corporate mission statements dominate, Microsoft's ethical standards could outshine its rivals.

Microsoft's ethical leadership was recognized in Ethisphere's 2011 Most Ethical Companies study -- along with Adobe, Ebay and T-Mobile -- and outperformed Google, which wasn't ranked.

"Google, whose “don’t be evil” motto and highly visible social good activities give the company a friendly public face, wasn’t on the list; the company was present on the list in 2010, 2009, 2008 but has since dropped off for reasons unstated by Ethisphere."

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Tuesday, 15 March 2011 09:12

Internet Explorer 9 Emerges

Microsoft's IE9 is available and ready for download.

The new version, officially released at midnight, promises lightning-fast speed and significant graphics improvements. According to, IE9's beta version has already been downloaded more than 40,000 times, and isn't simply an updated version of IE8, but is a dynamic rebuilt browser altogether. IE9 also includes new security features, a redesigned UI and supports HTML5.

Take a tour of IE9's new interface.

What are your thoughts on IE9?

Monday, 07 March 2011 12:27

Bing to Bring Instant Search Results

Microsoft developers are gearing up the search engine to provide almost-immediate search results, as Bing users type. The feature will be similar to Google's Instant search, which rolled out last September.

Bing will also undergo a redesign, incorporating HTML5 into the site. Preview it here.

Once the search site's makeover is complete, an up-to-date browser will be required to use it, which could create some frustration for users who aren't interested in switching browsers.


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Monday, 28 February 2011 12:48

Gmail glitch wipes out 150,000 accounts

Hundreds of thousands of Gmail users lost years of e-mails, files and chat logs over the weekend.

Experts estimated only 0.29 percent of accounts were altered -- a number they later adjusted to 0.08 percent, which calculates to nearly 500,000 users affected.

The issue is still under investigation, leaving thousands of users unable to read their messages, according to Google's App Status Dashboard.

Were you affected by Google's messaging mishap? Do you play it safe with Gmail backup apps?



Monday, 17 January 2011 11:38

Microsoft's multitouch mouse debuts in May

The Touch Mouse could take some users' scrolling, clicking and multitasking to a new level. Its sleek design will allow users to navigate their desktops with a single touch, manage multiple windows with two fingers and scroll in any direction.

The device, similar to Apple's Magic Mouse, is available for preorder at for $79.95.