Windows 8 Live Mail integration succeeds where Gmail and Apple Fail

By integrating all user email accounts into one web client, Hotmail or Windows Mail makes managing email easy

By Stephen Pate, NJN – Only Microsoft Office and Windows Live mail can combine user mail accounts into one client and even one data file.

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Windows Live as a Microsoft brand will disappear when Windows 8 ships. Windows 8 Mail is a better product that integrates more smoothly with the operating system. Windows 8 will bring many new features for users that make it an upgrade to own.
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Microsoft, Google, Apple, Amazon and RIM sign privacy accord

In step with President Obama, the California Attorney General reaches signed agreement on consumer privacy

California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris signs accord with major IT companies (photo Government of California)

Within hours of President Obama’s announcement of the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights, the State Attorney General of California, Kamala D. Harris, announced an accord to protect consumers’ privacy. (Related: Internet Privacy Gets White House Attention)

Signing on the accord negotiated with the Federal Department of Justice were Microsoft, Google, Apple, Amazon, RIM and HP. The agreement also includes major mobile service providers and is global in scope.

“Attorney General Harris forged the agreement with six companies whose platforms comprise the majority of the mobile apps market: Amazon, Apple, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft and Research In Motion,” said the press release from Harris’ office. “These platforms have agreed to privacy principles designed to bring the industry in line with a California law requiring mobile apps that collect personal information to have a privacy policy. The majority of mobile apps sold today do not contain a privacy policy.”  Continue reading

Privacy Advice – Don’t Lose Your iPhone

Don’t lose your iPhone, Android or Blackberry!

iPhone 4s (Apple Corp.)

Message systems will show more than you want to the person who finds your phone, like your email accounts, your contacts and your message conversations. That’s been a problem for a people whose phones have been stolen. Same goes for laptops, the “found laptop” can show not only your personal information but confidential information about your business or company.

Solution – on laptops use encryption and complex passwords. There are complex solutions your IT department can implement to protect smartphones such as “MobileIron, Sybase Afaria, AirWatch, Tangoe and even RIM’s recently announced BlackBerry Mobile Fusion. Each offers a specific set of supported platforms, features, and enterprise systems integration tools. ” ComputerWorld. Continue reading