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Archief voor de maand “juli, 2012”

Hotmail to Outlook

So Microsoft annouched to quite next year.

The will be making what will be a facebook friendly thing there saying.

The new version of Outlook gets a new look, links with social media and applications to junk mail.
Hotmail was still the largest online mail service in June with 324 million users, or about 36 percent of the world market. But the service lost more and more customers to Google’s Gmail, the fastest growing rival with about 31 percent of the market.
Yahoo mail remains constant with a market share of about 32%. Also the rise of social media works in the disadvantage of Hotmail.
” Much has changed in the last 8 years and we think it is time for a fresh look at email ”, said vice president Chris Jones of Microsoft’s Windows Live in an explanatory statement. Hotmail, launched in 1996, was one of the first online email services, but it is the last 8 years no longer updated by Microsoft.


Spotify reached 3 million paying subscribers and counting

In January the company announced that there were 3 million paying subscribers. Spotify is also free to use. However, advertising between songs is heared. Also there is a limitation on how much music can be streamed per month.

Paying users can take two bundles. 

– For 4.99 euro per month is the advertising removed, and there can be unlimited streaming. 

– For 9.99 Euros per month can also be downloaded for playback files so no internet connection is needed.

In addition to the 4 million paying users up to now there are still 11 million people who use the service free. So the total now stands at 15 million active users. Half a year ago was that 12.5 million.

De 10 commandments Windows

You may already know about CTRL+ALT+DELETE and ALT+TAB, but what about the all-important F1 key? And what happens when you hit the shift key five times? Read on for 10 keyboard shortcuts that every Windows user should have at their fingertips.


The last resort (well, besides the power button) for many a Windows user after a program freezes on the desktop, this essential three-key combo call up the Windows Task Manager, which lets you pinpoint and close a misbehaving application.
Note: on Windows 7 systems, CTRL+ALT+DELETE calls up a screen with other options besides launching the Task Manager, including locking the computer, switching the current user, and logging off altogether.

2. ALT + TAB

Here’s another keyboard shortcut every Windows user should know. Press ALT+TAB to call up a rectangular window with icons representing your currently running programs; just “tab” over to the app you want, then hit Enter to make the switch.

3. F1

Need a little help? Tap the F1 key at the top of your keyboard to launch a Help window for the application you’re currently using, or for Windows in general.

4. CTRL + ESC, or the Windows key

Gives you instant access to the Start Menu; just use the arrow keys to navigate to the program, directory, or option you want, then hit Enter to select.

5. ALT + F4

Closes the active window you have open, such as an open Internet Explorer window. Also, if the window you’re closing is the only one that’s open for a given program, the app in question will go ahead and quit.

6. Windows key + the “E” key

Launches Windows Explorer, the essential desktop browser for all the applications, directories (like your personal Windows user directory), documents, and other system files on your PC.

7. Windows key + “M” key

Need to see your desktop this instant? Use this keyboard combo to minimize every open window at once, thus revealing the Windows desktop.

8. Windows key + SHIFT + “M” key

So, you found that missing file on your desktop, and you’re ready to dive back into that Excel chart. Now what? Strike this trio of keys to restore all the windows you just minimized.

9. Windows key + “L”

Sends you instantly to the Windows lock screen, perfect for hiding your work (or your Facebook wall) during a quick trip to the restroom.

10. Pressing the SHIFT key five times

So, what exactly does striking the shift key five times in rapid succession get you? Well, it’ll turn on a Windows feature called “Sticky Keys,” which lets you press the shift, control, “alt,” or Windows keys one at a time rather than all at once—handy for anyone who has trouble dealing with complex keyboard combinations.
So, got any Windows keyboard shortcuts you’d like to share? Post ‘em below!

Free Ziggo Hotspots?

Customers of Ziggo can make free use of the Ziggo hotspots in the near future.

The idea was tested in Groningen and will expand. Ziggo Hotspots means that customers of Ziggo make there routers en modems availeble voor other Ziggo users. They can use the signal as a hotspot. Ziggo users will not use the internet of user that shares the hotspot. The network traffic will be separeted, so there is no way that a “leecher” can see files of the one who shares. Also the internet speed will not be cut off.


The service  will be launched in 2014, or so they say. Itś free of use for Ziggo members who share there network. So if u share than u can access the Ziggo hotspots. No sharing means no fun.
Free hotspots like this are easy, quick set-up, costs like nothing. Watch out KPN, T-Mobile and Vodafone.


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