Author Archives: Katherine Murray

Katherine Murray

About Katherine Murray

Katherine Murray is the author of My Windows 8.1 (Que, 2013), Microsoft Office 2013 Plain & Simple (Microsoft Press, 2013), My Evernote (Que, 2012), and other non-fiction books on business, parenting, and Earth-care topics. She also coauthored, with Woody Leonhard, Green Home Computing for Dummies (Wiley 2009), and she writes and tweets (@kmurray230) about green-tech, wellness, and other social issues.

SkyDrive becomes OneDrive: New name, same wares

Microsoft has relaunched its cloud-storage service formerly known as SkyDrive. The company now wants OneDrive to be your go-to product for storing files, photos, and media in the cloud. If you’re a Windows 8.1 user, the change OneDrive will require no effort at all; you simply continue to access the files you save and use in your SkyDrive account — and eventually all SkyDrive labels will morph into OneDrive.

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Pizza and tech: An app creates the perfect combo

We’re now well into an era of mini-apps — created for smartphones, adopted by Windows 8, and now rapidly making their way onto entertainment systems and other digital devices. In a preview of things to come, a Pizza Hut app lets you order your favorite pie right from your Xbox 360 gaming/entertainment system.

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Outlook: Strain out spam and safeguard senders

Spam is such a looming presence in the world’s email you’d be hard-pressed to find a mail application that doesn’t include some sort of spam management. Here are the tools and techniques available to Microsoft Outlook users for dealing with the onslaught.

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