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Relying Cloud …

I am getting a little worried about my MacBook Air now. The screen tends to flicker quite frequently but I just hope that it is the OS that’s causing it to behave like that. I don’t think that I have backed up all the photos. I must keep that in mind. So far, I have only backed up my iTunes files and most of my documents are in the Cloud. I tend not to store any documents in the hard drive now. With Cloud, I can access it with my devices and anywhere I want. Cloud may sound like an advance piece of web technology to some people but not many people know that they have already been using Cloud as far back as 10 years ago. Maybe more. I think the first time I use Cloud was about 16 years ago. In case you still haven’t got a clue about Cloud, think about email. When did you register your first email account?

I believe my first email account was with Hotmail. Well, with Hotmail, I can access my email anywhere I want as long as I have internet access. Essentially, Hotmail is a type of Cloud service and that Cloud term is made popular by Apple when they introduced iCloud. A lot of things have been around with us for a long time but no one really take notice of it. iPad for example. There has already been touch screen devices long before iPad. Yet people are obsessed with tablets only after the introduction of iPad. Anyone can make a product but not anyone can sell it successfully.

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.