Hotmail signs off, replaced with Outlook.com

Aug 1, 2012
If you've still got a Hotmail account -- and there are still millions of you out there -- take note. As of today, Microsoft is phasing out its free email brand. The company is renaming the service Outlook.com and adding…

Hotmail? Yes, Hotmail.

Oct 4, 2011
Microsoft announced that everyone's favorite first email program is coming out with new filtering options. In the era of daily deals and having to...

More cloud outages. Cloudages?

Sep 9, 2011
Yesterday we told you about Google Docs going down, which meant anything you had stored up on that cloud was not accessible. Not to be outdone,...

Microsoft banning terrible passwords from Hotmail

Jul 15, 2011
You don't normally think of Hotmail as being the most forward looking web application. It's often accused of being clunky, spammy, just old and...

Is Russia cracking down on the Internet?

Apr 13, 2011
Last week, we reported on the outage of blogging site Live Journal that left President Dmitry Medvedev miffed. This week, Reuters is reporting that...

You’ve got questions. We help you answer them.

Support nonprofit, independent journalism that makes you smarter.

Hotmail emails vanish

Jan 3, 2011
Usually the only time I think about Hotmail is when I'm admonishing my wife to drop her clunky old Hotmail account and switch over to something...