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New Hotmail …

New Hotmail

Remember that I talked about the new Windows 8 and how much I like to styling and the used of Metro UI? You might have already known this but the Metro UI is in Hotmail now. I think the last time I logged in to my Hotmail account was about 4 – 5 months ago? But, WOW, the interface now is so much clean and faster. Everything looks so simple and not cluttered with dozens of unknown icons where you have to hover over them to know their functions. If Hotmail keeps this clean, I am sure that more and more users will start using Hotmail as their main email account. However, I am probably not one of them.

I am too used to Yahoo! mail now. It’s not the fastest email and it’s packed with advertisement but I know where are my things around Yahoo! mail. Google Mail is the one mail account that I can’t really get used to. I had once tried to use it as my main email account to take advantage of the huge storage space but in the end, I just gave up. It has an archived function which I can’t really understand what it is about compared to moving to another folder or trash. It uses labels instead of folders. Anyway, I just can’t get used to it.

Now, I can’t wait to see Microsoft updates its Hotmail app to match the Metro UI.

Rewards …

No pain no gain. I have been working 7 days a week for half a month now and I wonder how much longer I can be doing this. Yes, I am getting paid for the overtime works but somehow, my brain doesn’t operate that good when I work beyond the normal 7.5 hours a day especially everyday. I guess I just have to stay strong and get some early sleep more often though I have failed to do so, so far. One of the things that keeps me going is what I will do once this project is finished. Reward comes to my mind and I suppose it’s time for me to upgrade my mobile phone! I have few other things in my wish list but mobile phone sounds like a better idea at the moment. I don’t want to be clogging my rented room with big electronic equipment, well, not until I got my own house.

I am currently waiting for the announcement of the new iPhone. Some says it will come as early as August and I am really excited about it. I still like my HTC Desire but the lack of internal space is really annoying. Also, whenever a newer version of ROM is out, I have to erase the contents of my mobile phone in order to update it. Hence, it involves backups and copying files here and there. Apple products on the other hand, uses iTunes. You either love it or hate it, I think. I stand in the middle but you can’t deny that life is a lot easier with it than without it. For my iPad, I can just plug it in and it backs up everything. For Mee’s iPhone, it does the same too. I don’t have to worry if I have backup my messages, contacts or apps list like when I am using Android. iTunes backs up almost everything. Now with iCloud, it’s even easier though it doesn’t work with Google Mail.

As I said previously, I have passed the stage where everything is an experiment. I look for things that make my life easier. I have good fun with Android but there are things that really frustrate me. Well, the latest leaked photo suggested that the new iPhone will have 4″ screen but I do hope that it will be bigger than 4″. My HTC Desire is already 3.7″ and an extra 0.3″ won’t make a huge difference.