Get ready for Outlook.com

Microsoft is moving all of their mail properties to Outlook.com, so say goodbye to Hotmail.

With the release of new Office and the upcoming release of Windows 8, Microsoft is completely overhauling their mail properties. It will be interesting to see if this is a great leap forward or whether it will become another fiasco like Vista.

In many ways, it sounds like it has too many features, which we’ve come to expect from Microsoft, and many of the features seem to be huge time wasters.

Tablet revolution is accelerating

The switch from laptops to tablets is accelerating, and this fall we’ll see an avalanche of new products like the Surface from Microsoft.

In some ways, the death of the laptop is being exaggerated. Most people who are getting tablet computers are also buying tablets. Sure, some people will replace their laptop with a tablet, and new consumers may choose a tablet over a laptop, but laptops will still be essential for most business people and students.

Still, you have to wonder what some companies like HP are doing. They risk being left behind as Microsoft bypasses them and they don’t have their own tablet solution.

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