Yawn, right? After all, what could Outlook.com possibly bring to the table that Gmail doesn't already have -- or do better?
As it turns out, quite a bit. I've spent the last several days test-driving the new service, and while it's far from perfect, Outlook.com actually offers a number of features that could lure business users away from Gmail.
What's the best way to communicate with your boss? Open, honest, face-to-face conversation, of course.
That would seem to fly in the face of Tell Your Boss Anything, a Web site designed expressly for sending anonymous messages. But it's not really about giving ol' Scrooge a piece of your mind; rather, the site appears to have constructive motives.
To get started, you enter your own "trusted" email address (more on that in a bit), then your boss' address. Next, you create a subject line by filling in the blanks: "I feel ____ about ____."
I'll admit that I'm pretty fond of Word. It's been my primary word processor ever since I reluctantly relinquished WordPerfect -- for DOS. I've even come to appreciate the Ribbon interface that debuted in Word 2007, though it can be a difficult transition to make.
With issues like that in mind, I've compiled this list of three tips that can make Microsoft Word a little easier on the brain.
If you've ever tried to dial into a conference call from your smartphone, you know what a hassle it can be -- especially if you're behind the wheel of your car. (Forget hassle: That's downright dangerous.)
The problem is that you have to dial not only the conference service number (which you can potentially speed-dial or even voice-dial), but also access codes, PINs, and/or other numbers.
If this information is stored in your calendar, good luck bopping back and forth between that and your dialer -- and remembering every digit.