Export Facebook Events to Your Default Calendar App

You probably have a lot of important events coming up on Facebook—birthdays, get-togethers, family reunions and the like—but your default calendar app no doubt lies outside Zuck's walled garden. Fortunately, it's not difficult to export your Facebook events to Google Calendar, iCal, or Outlook. » 6/27/14 8:28am 6/27/14 8:28am

Microsoft Will Leave Email Snooping Up to the Authorities Now

After last week's uproar over Microsoft's 2012 snooping in a blogger's Hotmail account, the company says it will no longer perform its own email snooping in criminal cases. In an official blog post today, Microsoft Executive Vice President Brad Smith said that, effective immediately, when investigations occur, "we… » 3/28/14 5:53pm 3/28/14 5:53pm

Microsoft Blames 16-Hour Email Outage on an Overheating Data Center

Microsoft's Outlook.com email service suffered a massive 16-hour outage yesterday, which saw users unable to access parts of SkyDrive, Hotmail, and Outlook, too. Microsoft has revealed that it was a result of a mischievous firmware upgrade—which caused "a rapid and substantial temperature spike in the datacenter". » 3/14/13 4:31am 3/14/13 4:31am

Will You Switch to the New Hotmail Outlook?

Outlook's new web client launched today, and it's pretty goddamn awesome. But many of us have invested years into Gmail and its many intricacies (or maybe Yahoo! or maybe Exchange!), which makes switching over all the more difficult. If you're a browser-based email fiend, will you switch over? If not, what will it… » 7/31/12 8:00pm 7/31/12 8:00pm

Go Get Your @Outlook Email Address Quick Before Someone Else Does

The new Hotmail is here, and with it comes a whole new @outlook.com domain to colonize. That means it's time to act quickly to get your-name@outlook.com. Certain members of our staff with very very common names—not saying who—have scored in the Outlook landgrab. GOGOGOGOGO before it's too late! Protip: We've had… » 7/31/12 12:40pm 7/31/12 12:40pm