Lunchtime Wrap: Hotmail Vs Gmail & Bread Tag Cord Labels

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How Does The New Hotmail Stack Up To Gmail? This may come as a surprise, but the new Microsoft Hotmail is actually pretty good. But how does it stack up to Google’s email champion, Gmail? Here’s a look at the good and bad of both services.

Mandatory Retention: Who’s Telling The Truth? While the government is denying that its controversial mandatory retention policy for ISPs would capture individual browsing histories, ISPs who were confidentially briefed on the proposal maintain that’s on the cards, and that the plans are also rife with other issues.

How Do Your Credit Card Fees Stack Up? The annual fee for your credit card is a key factor to consider when you’re weighing up its value. How does your current card rank against the industry average?

Use Bread Tags As Cord Labels For Quick Reference When you’ve got a lot of cords in one area, it’s difficult to tell which ones belong to which appliances—especially behind your peripheral-heavy computer desk. Instead of buying paper or plastic labels, just use the plastic tabs from bread bags.


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