outlook by microsoft

29 Oct

london 9.31am thursday 2015 cloudy 15C sunrise 6.48am GMT sunset 4.39pm GMT length of day 9hrs 51mins.

i read here in iwebguy blog that microsoft is adding sunrise calendar, which theybought earlier this year for $100million to its outlook app.

i dont use smartphones but this chrome book has apps, but frankly i have no idea what it is really. in chromebook, there is also something called extensions. no idea what the difference .

but reading it i just thought are they going to put the sunrise and sunset times on the email? i daresay it is not going to be just that, or even that, it may have nothing to do with the movement of the sun. i think sunrise and sunset times are only of interest to us who live in temperate latitudes. those near the equator couldnot careless as it is always more or less the same throughout the year for them.

but not for the first time that i am brought up short by these computer speak. they said microsoft bought the company sunrise, so that might be it, it is just a name. but so much money for a calendar?? weird! right? i suppose it acts like a reminder sending alerts to the phone when the time comes.

i used to have outlook express, but with all their changes they got rid of it because one day i could not use it anymore.  i dont know where it went.

now i just go into my two hotmail.com email addresses and get my mail. before with the outlook express it was very easy to shift between the two.

ah well, it does not matter because google chrome remembers my password and automatically adds it on. i can see i will get into trouble if anyone steals this chrome book, because than they can get into my emails without any need to know the password. ah well, all the more reason to really keep an eye on this chrome book, but then if someone mugs me for it, than it will be taken, and all my care will not be of much use. ( i am hoping even the thief will look with scorn on my chromebook, stealing it would be beneath his dignity)

i guess i must be a security nightmare, being so careless about guarding passwords.

i guard my chromebook with a password, so no one can access it if it is completely shut down, but often i dont shut it down completely. i just close the lid, and it puts it to sleep. and it can awaken without a password if i open the lid.

i suppose i should shut it down completely everytime i finish with it. its easy to do, just press the start button for a longer time than usual.  but it is tiresome to type in the password everytime. i guess someone who is involved with security would scold me for being so lazy. 

i suppose people will say dont ask chrome to remember your passwords…( i dont do it for my internet banking of course) but it is just because i like the convenience that chrome can remember my passwords. sometimes because it is used automatically so often, almost like it is the default, so that i never have to remember it,  i forgot the password myself.

i have been wiping my stuff from my old windows laptop to give to my friend, and realise it is very heavy. now i am so used to my chrome, that old laptop seems to weigh a ton. and it is difficult to use. for one thing he has to install a up to date antivirus system as the AVG i use is 2014. i use to wonder why there are no old laptops that are refurbished and sold second hand and i can see why now. they are very cumbersome to use.

i think chromebooks would make good second hand laptops for those who just want to get emails and surf  the internet.

i would think this chrome book of mine wont really go wrong for ages and wont need to be replaced much. hope i can use it for at least 7yrs. (2021) the old laptops normally last me 5yrs.

 its interesting that hamleys, the 225yr old toyshop in regent st, has been sold for the same amount to a chinese women’s shoe retailer, C. banner international. something in the internet with no physical assets cost the same as one venerable old business that has existed for so long. Life is very topsy turvy isn’t it?

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