Only one in 40 e-mails is NOT spam

Microsoft has revealed that almost all e-mails sent today are spam – though the figure fell slightly with the disconnection of a hosting provider which numbered a major spam network among its customers. The figures only relate to e-mails sent to customers of the Microsoft Forefront Online Security for Exchange service (FOSE) rather than the […]

Microsoft is Having a No Good Very Bad Day

By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] Microsoft is 0 for 2 today with legal skirmishes in other countries. The good news is, they only have to pay $11.9 million to Germany, for an illegal competition fine that stemmed from the company pressing a German retailer to sell Office 2007 software at a certain price. They […]

Bill Gates Facebook Page

I’m not sure if Bill Gates actually has a Facebook page, but if he does, it probably looks similar to this one. [via PCworld]

Microsoft commercial concedes Macs are sexy

Microsoft has launched another commercial attacking Apple products – and this time it’s gone straight for the jugular. Last week’s initial ad featured a shopper who said they couldn’t find a Mac to meet their budget and mocked the cool image the firm has among shoppers. The follow-up is even more to the point. This […]

7 Tips To Avoid Being A Conficker April Fool

With the Conficker virus set to go through a currently uncertain change tomorrow (April 1), here are seven ways to be sure you’ve protected your machine against the fallout. Don’t panic: The chances are the April Fool’s Day deadline has been overhyped. All that’s known for certain is that the number of potential website addresses […]

IE8 Presents: Remembering Stuff About the Internet

To celebrate the launch of IE8, Microsoft released a funny clip revisiting the best and worst of the web – from bleeding GIFS to pointless status updates. Enjoy!

Microsoft includes Apple stores in TV ad

Microsoft’s latest TV commercials take a stark step forward for the firm: it flat out acknowledges Apple. In the past, Microsoft advertising had always focused entirely on its own products, unlike Apple which runs the direct comparison tactics of ‘PC vs Mac’. Even when Microsoft threw in a not-so-subtle reference in its ‘I’m a PC’ […]

Twitter hoping to tweet all the way to the bank

Bosses at Twitter think they’ve solved the site’s major problem: how to make cash without alienating the user base. The company has confirmed it will offer premium accounts where businesses pay a subscription fee to access extra services, but maintains that the existing system of free accounts for all will remain unchanged. Co-founder Biz Stone […]

HOW TO: Reset your Lost 2003 Active Directory Admin Password

AskTheAdmin is back again with another “how to” for the GAS readers. Today’s tutorial will be covering a technique that will allow you to reset your lost 2003 Active Directory Administrator Password. Don’t worry, it happens to the best of us and you are not alone. I have never had this happen to me in […]

HOW TO: Get back in Windows after losing your password

Hey there GAS readers! AskTheAdmin here guest posting on how to recover YOUR Windows password. This is not meant as a how-to hack your friend, girlfriend, dog or lover’s computer, but as a way to get you back into your Windows machine as a last resort. If you have another username and password on this […]

Microsoft introduces ultra-secure web browser

By Sterling “Chip” Camden Contributing Writer, [GAS] You must be wondering how you entered a parallel universe in which a [GAS] headline can include the words “Microsoft”, “browser”, and “secure” — without the words “not”, “disaster”, or “joke”.  And given the history of security flaws in Internet Explorer over the years, the folks at Redmond need […]

The Truth Behind Windows Automatic Updates

Most geeks running Windows disable the OS’s automatic update feature at installation, but in case you never did, or if you remember that dialog box from your distant past, this picture should bring a chuckle out of you. [Via TechEblog]