Microsoft Outlook for iOS and Android Looks Like Acompli and That's Good

Well, that didn't take long. After Microsoft bought the hit email app Acompli (it was even one of our favorite apps of last year) last month, they turned it around pretty quickly into an official Outlook app for iOS and Android. Outlook joins Office as Microsoft continues its mobile software push beyond Windows Phone. » 1/29/15 3:00am 1/29/15 3:00am

This High-Altitude Overlook Perfectly Frames a Volcano

It takes some work to get to Ecuador's Quilotoa Lake. Visiting the collapsed volcano requires hiring a bus or truck to navigate the steep roads, and a hardy constitution to endure its 12,000-foot altitude. Now a simple yet elegant platform allows a moment of meditative respite on the precipitous edge of the electric… » 12/08/14 5:55pm 12/08/14 5:55pm

Microsoft Finally Announces the New Outlook for Mac and It Looks Great

Good news Microsoft Office power users! You'll soon be able to use the new and improved Outlook for Mac. That's good news, because the new Outlook for Mac looks pretty awesome. And since a lot of people use Outlook, this upgrade is going to improve a lot of email experiences. » 10/31/14 12:07pm 10/31/14 12:07pm

This Is What The Next MS Office For Mac Might Look Like

Chinese site cnBeta has got its hands on some alleged screenshots of an upcoming refresh of Microsoft Office for Mac. Fans of improved productivity and enhanced workflow, your hour is nigh. » 10/27/14 9:04pm 10/27/14 9:04pm

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

Outlook.com's latest move to win over Gmail users is an easy, one-step importer that copies over your Gmail messages with labels, read status and conversation structure intact. The feature is new today, with a gradual rollout to all Outlook users. [Outlook Blog via Engadget] » 12/11/13 12:16pm 12/11/13 12:16pm

Yahoo Mail Is Switching to HTTPS--Four Years After GMail

From January 8th, Yahoo will be enabling encryption by default for all of its webmail users. That's great news—it just happens to be four years later than the likes of GMail. » 10/15/13 3:37am 10/15/13 3:37am

If you couldn't get your first choice @Outlook email address, fear not! Starting today, you can turn any of your aliases into your account's primary. This option rolls out over the next few days. [Outlook Blog] » 8/21/13 1:17pm 8/21/13 1:17pm

Microsoft just announced that Outlook is coming to Windows 8 RT as part of the free Windows 8.1 update coming later this year. If your office is stuffy about using Outlook only for mail, you can finally use a Surface for work. [Microsoft] » 6/05/13 3:30am 6/05/13 3:30am

How to Conquer Your Inbox Once and For All

If you find a feeling of helpless despair descending upon you every time you open up your email inbox, help is at hand—you can get on top of your messages without hiring a personal secretary, and we're here to show you how. » 6/01/13 11:00am 6/01/13 11:00am

Hell Yes! You Can Gchat in Outlook Soon

Here's some good, good news. Microsoft is adding Google Talk (which all of you just call Gchat) support to Outlook.com. Meaning, you can use Google's chat service right through Microsoft's beautiful new(ish) webmail page. Awesome. » 5/14/13 9:53am 5/14/13 9:53am

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

Talk to the Outlook Engineering Team Right Here, Right Now

Have you switched to the fantastic new Outlook? Have some questions before you check it out? Having some problems after signing up? Microsoft's dropping by Gizmodo at 1:30 pm ET for you to ask them whatever you want. » 8/08/12 1:18pm 8/08/12 1:18pm

The @outlook.com Email Addresses Microsoft Should Have Kept For…

Yesterday, Microsoft launched its new email service, Outlook, and achieved the impossible: it's bloody brilliant. Now, early-adopters are swarming over usernames—and some have managed to snag email addresses that you'd think Microsoft should have kept to one side. » 8/01/12 7:40am 8/01/12 7:40am