Standalone Outlook users suffer a little when it comes to getting their calendars and contacts into the cloud. Google offers a synchronisation tool for its Calendar, but the software is (at least in my experience) far too unstable to use. Now Microsoft itself has entered the fray, launching a beta version of release 12.1 of its Outlook Office Connector, which lets you sync information from Outlook into Live (Hotmail). Microsoft has offered this service before, but used to charge for it; now it's on offer for free. Beta is very much the word; we had trouble getting anything to sync at all. If you've had more success, let us know your experiences in the comments. [Microsoft via Official Outlook Team Blog]
Outlook Office Connector offers free sync to Live
Trending Stories Right Now
Some drivers can reverse parallel park their cars without even thinking about it. For the rest of us, it's a prolonged nightmare of white-knuckled mortification where every turn of the wheel does the opposite of what you were expecting. Meanwhile, multiple bystanders are watching your attempts in a mixture of amusement and pity. Fun times. Fortunately, it's possible to correct your arse-backwards parking by following a few simple tips. This infographic explains how to pull off three types of parking on your first attempt, every time.
Most internet users wouldn't want to share their browsing history with the rest of the world. (It's one of the reasons 'incognito mode' is so popular - despite not actually working as advertised.) This is especially true of people who look at questionable online material. So what would you be willing to pay if someone had a secret recording of you watching porn, taken on your webcam?