SkyDrive & Outlook.com: an overview

This article continues our series exploring Windows 8 and SkyDrive. Read the previous articles here. SkyDrive is the Microsoft equivalent of iCloud or Google; Outlook.com is the revamped version of Hotmail: it is the online version of Outlook on your desktop comprising Mail, Contacts (People) and Calendars. SkyDrive, including Outlook.com, is an integral part of Windows 8 -- you … Continue reading SkyDrive & Outlook.com: an overview

Synchronisation: the benefits

This article is a slight detour on our exploration of Windows 8 and SkyDrive. Read more here. Traditionally, data synchronisation took place on a closed network, where the master database would live on your laptop (music/calendar/contacts) or on a server (business databases), the clients would communicate with the master and the magic IT fairy dust … Continue reading Synchronisation: the benefits

Get the best out of Windows 8

This article is the second in our series exploring Windows 8 and SkyDrive, read the first article here. Windows 8 and Office 2013 are very much geared up to online data storage: you will need a Microsoft account (Hotmail or Outlook.com) to register your copy of Windows 8. With this account you get your own … Continue reading Get the best out of Windows 8

ﻗﻟب (Alb): Language is not only spoken, it is also compiled

The creation of an entirely new programming language in Arabic by Ramsey Nasser has generated a lot of interest. Although ﻗﻟب (Alb) is unlikely to be the beginning of a fully Arabic coding experience, the exercise highlights the importance of language in how each of us frames our model of the world. How important is language … Continue reading ﻗﻟب (Alb): Language is not only spoken, it is also compiled