Best of the Web for Windows Users – 27 January - 2 February 2014
This week, Microsoft announced its rebranding of SkyDrive as OneDrive. Plans were revealed for a similar change for its Microsoft Office Web Apps. Microsoft's next CEO might have already been chosen from among the company's ranks while Bill Gates might lose his position as its chairman. This is what the rumors say. It remains to been seen if reality will confirm these stories. For more interesting news, tips and tutorials, check out this week's round-up.
The Best Tech Related News
First, the most interesting news of the week about Microsoft and its products:
OneDrive for Everything in Your Life - Microsoft announced that SkyDrive will soon become OneDrive and that they plan to launch several new features together with this rebranding.
Microsoft Said to Be Preparing to Make Satya Nadella CEO - Sources have revealed that Microsoft's board is preparing to make Satya Nadella, the company's enterprise and cloud chief, CEO. The board is also considering replacing Bill Gates as chairman.
Microsoft Office Web Apps to be renamed 'Office Online'? - Leaked photos suggest that Microsoft Office Web Apps might be getting a rebranding of their own.
OneNote.com gets an update, signs of Office Online coming soon? - In preparation for the upcoming changes related to Office.com and the SkyDrive rebranding, Microsoft has also made several updates to the OneNote.com website.
Reports: Microsoft plans cheaper, disc-free, white Xbox Ones in 2014 - Ars Technica goes over a series of recent rumors concerning Microsoft and its future plans for the Xbox One.
Microsoft testing Windows 8.1 update that hides tile interface by default - The Verge discusses some of the changes that will be brought by Windows 8.1's first major update.
Recent phishing attack targets select Microsoft employees - Details have been published about recent phishing attacks on a number of Microsoft employees' email and social media accounts.
The Best Tech Tips & Guides
Here are some useful tips and tricks from our friends in the IT blogosphere:
How to Remove The Hidden Personal Information Microsoft Office Adds to Your Documents - A useful tip from How-To Geek, on how to avoid sharing unwanted personal data through your Microsoft Office documents.
How to secure your Yahoo Mail account properly - If you're using Yahoo Email accounts and are worried about their recent security problems, learn how to secure them properly.
Can I Reinstall Windows On My Computer Without the Bloatware? - If all the extra software that comes with your preinstalled Windows really bugs you and a simple remove program just won't work, find out how to do a clean reinstall that doesn’t include the bloatware.
The Best of 7 Tutorials in January 2014
As usual, we finish this episode by sharing the most popular articles we have published in January 2014:
Which Internet Browser Will Make Your Battery Last Longer? - This was by far the most popular article of the month and for good reasons. It shares how to figure out whether your Microsoft account is used by unauthorized parties.
How to Change the Display Language of non-Unicode Programs in Windows - This is a very useful tutorial when you work with programs in multiple languages.
How to Boot to the UEFI BIOS on any Windows 8.1 Tablet or Device - If you have a Windows 8.1 tablet or a PC with UEFI BIOS, this article shows you how to boot to the BIOS.
We hope you've enjoyed our selection of articles for this week. If you have any questions or comments, don't hesitate to use the form below.