A Look at What New Outlook.com Offers

1996 was the year Hotmail hit the spot among users, when Sabber Bhatia introduced users to the era of e-mails. Then as Gmail came into being, the game was completely changed. There were many users who thought Hotmail wasn’t that hot after all. And that the mail service never changed its interface as it didn’t evolve.

Microsoft, however, now wants to change this perception and is serious about giving users an enhanced mail experience that they hope will outdo Google’s Gmail. For this, Microsoft Outlook.com email is all set to replace Hotmail.

Clean and spacious, Outlook.com is sure to give users a fresh start. With a strikingly simple interface, Outlook.com email is functional and easy to use.

Outlook.com is based on the tried and tested columns design of Outlook and, indeed, the Windows Live version of Hotmail. For those who have used Windows 8, it’s like the better version of Mail app. It is believed that in case the Mail app in the final version of Windows 8 works as good as Outlook.com, it will really be helpful.

With Outlook.com, Microsoft offers users a chance to plug everything and connect the services users use to Windows Live. Besides SkyDrive, this also looks like a key factor of Microsoft’s Windows 8-era online.

As for now, there is also a promised integration of Skype that doesn’t work as yet.

While users can plug in social networks as time goes on, currently this uses the same mechanism as Windows Live social accounts, and clicks through to old-school Windows Live.

With Outlook.com, users can open and edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint files in your inbox, which will change how people deal with their inbox.

It also has messenger integrated, and works the same way to the Messaging app in Windows 8.

Outlook.com is basically what Hotmail was. Microsoft has offered features such as inbox tidier Sweep as new while they are actually old.

Microsoft plainly thinks that it can attract users from Gmail. The site even offers instructions on how users can port email from Google and how they can set up Outlook on various devices including the iPad.

Users can clearly select Outlook.com email address that will side-by-side work in addition to users’ existing Hotmail email.

With all points said, for those looking for new experience with webmail can opt for Outlook.com that makes a great choice. But the most plus point that users can obtain is getting the same username that they always wanted, only if they sign up soon!… Read the rest

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Now You Will See Gmail in Google Search Results

Trying to create a bridge between Google’s search results and popularly users Gmail, experts at Google are trying their hands on to provide quick personal responses to its users.

With stress on personal information, Google will now draw information from users’ Gmail accounts to put it on its main results page. This experimental feature will let Google search engine look for data that is stored in users’ Gmail for any information that corresponds with users’ search.

Google is a commanding leader in the Internet search and the company knows that this new feature can raise some privacy concern. Hence, this feature will initially be tested with just 1 million users who sign up at http://g.co/searchtrial.

A popular e-mail service, Gmail currently has more than 425 million users. With this latest feature, they can explore their personal e-mail accounts to find anything they need, such as an online order or flight tickets.

This latest and innovative feature will allow people, who are logged into their Gmail accounts to see a list of appropriate e-mails on Google’s main search results page if it connects with a keyword that they enter in search request.

Announced Wednesday, this feature marks Google’s latest effort to quickly bring in data that people seek.

Currently, the company generates most of its revenue from Google.

Google also announced another new tool called “voice-based search” that the company said would be available in its mobile apps for Apple’s iPhone and iPad. The app was submitted to Apple last week.

At a press conference Wednesday, Google executives also showed a new “carousel” display feature that the company will launch on Thursday. This feature will let users scroll through as with an online photo gallery, flipping across to view those images related to search.… Read the rest

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eBay Introduces eBay Now for Same Day Shipping

eBay today offered a new service, eBay Now to its San Francisco users wherein it will be offering same day shipping of goods. eBay Now will work by offering SF residents the benefit of getting products on the same day but by paying a fee of $5. The company’s offer is now open for people interested in signing up for “exclusive beta”. All those who register will soon get a download link.

Company’s decision of introducing this new service has made it clear that it doesn’t want to lag behind in-front of start-ups such as TaskRabbit and Uber that offer instant gratification.

An e-mail regarding the same has been sent to all eBay customers. eBay Now will only entertain those customers who order over $25, but beta testers will get $15 off while placing their first order at eBay Now. The customers will also get free shipping for first three orders.

Following this, speculations are that eBay Now may also plan to have its own warehouses in major cities, just like Amazon. This will be a good move as it will help reduce the wait time. But at the same time, it is going to be expensive and time consuming.

Not only this, eBay will also have to work hard and offer something in comparison to companies such as Postmates Get It Now and Y Combinator’s brand new Instacart, which offer delivery for take-out food, groceries, and more in one hour’s time.

These services are attracting more and more customers and are likely to become very popular in the coming time.… Read the rest

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