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Skype just updated to version 6. It brings in some big new features, most noticeably it’s now a multi-messenger for Facebook and Hotmail.
Do you use Windows Live Messenger but find the ads and other interface features annoying? Here’s a handy utility that lets you remove ads and customize a lot more in Live Messenger. Windows Live Messenger is a solid IM client, but has it’s annoyances. For me, the ads it displays are the most annoying. If […]
Microsoft announced the Windows Live SkyDrive app for Apple iOS devices. Here’s our first look at how to use it and what you can expect. On your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad install the SkyDrive app from the App Store. After downloaded, you’ll find the SkyDrive icon on the home screen. Tap to launch it. […]
When you try to retrieve a WordPress post older than the 100 most recent, Windows Live Writer gives you an error. Until the Windows Live team addresses the issue, you can use the following fix. You’ll need Windows Live Writer, a website running WordPress and any web browser except for Google Chrome. First install WLWDownloader […]
Windows Live Hotmail has seen its share of complaints over the years however over the last couple years, Microsoft has really been stepping up their game in an attempt to win back consumers from GMAIL. In the past week, the Hotmail development team announced a few new updates in this quest which I think just […]
If you’ve enabled HTTPS on your Windows Live Hotmail account, then you’ve probably noticed it no longer works with certain desktop programs. Windows Live Mail is one of them, and Microsoft doesn’t offer any solution; they just simply state “it’ll cause errors.” Fortunately, there is a way to still connect to HTTPS enabled Hotmail from […]
If you find yourself often using public WiFi, unsecured netwoorks, or your phone, you might want to enable secure connections for your Hotmail account. Gmail already does this by default, but Hotmail, Facebook, and others require that you manually enable the feature. The secure connection is maintained via HTTPS, which incorporates TLS (transport layer security) […]
One of our groovyReaders asked a great question about Windows Live Photo Gallery: My library wants to “digitize” their old photos. A workshop says they should be in two different formats, TIFF and JPEG. They would need an identifier, such as :”Library photo 1, Library Photo 2,” etc., with a title and place for added […]
Two years ago, MrGroove wrote about some privacy concerns he had about Google Picasa’s new name tags and facial recognition features and Facebook’s unethical practices around deleting your account vs. disabling it. Fast forward, and privacy issues revolving around Facebook and various photo sharing, facial recognition and photo tagging sites are front and center in […]
A groovy reader recently wrote in: “Mrgroove, I am trying to install Windows Live Essentials 2011 but I do not have internet at my house. I tried to download it from your link here and save it to a disk so I could install it later, but it just launches an updater. How do I […]
Microsoft Office has recently taken to the clouds, and if you haven’t already started using your SkyDrive and Office Live Web Apps, here’s another good reason to start. Using your SkyDrive, you can embed PowerPoint presentations and Excel spreadsheets in any web page or blog post. That way, your readers can view entire PowerPoint presentations […]
If you’ve come across WLIDSVCM.EXE and WLIDSVC.EXE running on your computer, you probably would like to know what these processes are doing there. The capital letters of the process name might have thrown up some red flags, I know that was the case when I first saw them. Don’t fret, these processes are not malware […]
Earlier, I gave a rather ebullient guided tour of Windows Live Sync Beta 2011 (which will be known as Windows Live Mesh when it is officially released), touting its groovy potential as a backup tool and cloud storage solution. But since that brief honeymoon phase, I’ve had a chance to move in some of my […]