Hotmail listened, but when did they not?

I’ve read a lot across various blogs about how people don’t like the new Hotmail. What’s not to like in it? It’s fast, clean and has features. Oh, and yes, it’s a work in progress. Just because it didn’t carry the beta tag since it was started ( Hint: Gmail beta ), doesn’t mean that …

Windows 7 handles application hang ups without crashing them

If you find any application hanging up in Windows 7, you’ll get options like these. Windows 7 will really try to restore the program to a working condition without losing your data using the ‘Try to restore the program by canceling the non-responsive command’. Vista used to show an option to restart the hung application …

More Game Rating Systems in Windows 7

Windows 7 build 6956 contains 10 game rating systems. Different games are rated differently for various regions and countries across the world, so a choice between the game rating systems provides a good way to control what your child should or shouldn’t play according to where you live. ESRB, the default selection, is the most …

ViO Video Mobile Converter by The Pirate Bay

The popular and controversial torrent tracker, The Pirate Bay has come out with a video converter named ViO. It converts virtually any video format file into a  compatible format for your iPod, iPhone, PSP, cell phone, PDA, Pocket PC or PMP. It can compress files up to 20% of their original size and claims  to …

Windows Live Freebies

Windows Live Freebies enhance your Messenger experience by providing free theme packs, emoticons, winks, messenger backgrounds and a desktop screensaver as well ( which wont run in messenger  though ). All of these are free, and monthly updates are promised on the site. So, get in the holiday mood by downloading exclusive content from Windows …

Re-enable iPhone and iPod Touch Jailbreak in OS X 10.5.6

If you updated your OS X to 10.5.6, Jailbreak, the iPhone unlocking tool would have stopped working. The guys over at Hackintosh forums provided a very easy fix for this. First, you’ll need to download the package. The rest of the procedure is fairly simple and straightforward, thanks to the easy pictorial guide made by …

How Steve Ballmer sold Windows 1.0!

That’s right. It’s Steve Ballmer, the CEO of Microsoft selling Windows 1.0 back then. He was still as enthusiastic about Microsoft as he is now. I wonder if he was reading those lines or had memorized them. He didn’t go ‘developers, developers’ either. But, great marketing!

Windows 7 Beta to be available by 5th January?

Windows 7 Beta to be available by 5th January?

Rafael Rivera of Within Windows did a little digging around and found some interesting bits in the next Microsoft Action Pack Subscription quarterly update kit, which will ship on 5th January. According to him, the beta build has already been finalized internally and it’s just a matter of time before we get our hands on …

Windows 7 build 7004 Screenshot

Windows 7 build 7004 Screenshot

Satisfy your taste buds, beta testers. The Windows 7 beta is very near! Scott Wylie is Microsoft New Zealand’s Director of Platform and Development Strategy and posted this image on his blog post on his experience with this pre-beta build which is version 7004.0.081203-1830 according to WinFuture. This is still pre-beta as noted by Scott. …

Microsoft Answers is here to help Vista users!

Sarah from Channel 10 blogged about Microsoft Answers (beta). It’s a website aimed at those who need help and support for rather mildly technical issues they encounter with Vista. Clearly, it’s aimed at novices from the questions I’ve read on it so far. You can post any query you have and the community at Microsoft …

Windows 7 Beta release imminent

Just came across this on Neowin: It would appear from the posting that Microsoft is currently readying site updates and download servers for the imminent release of the Windows 7 beta. Yesterday, German site Winfuture claimed that the beta would be released today and this could confirm the sites claims. Yes, I’m excited if you …

Small Basic v0.2 is out for Windows

Small Basic v0.2 is out for Windows

Small Basic is a project from MSDN DevLabs aimed at kids and adults alike who are new to programming. It doesn’t scare you with a complex IDE and keeps things simple and fun. It is inspired by the original BASIC language but is based on .NET 3.5.