Microsoft Hotmail’s false and misleading advertising part 1:
Well, the geniuses at Microsoft are at it again…
“Now up to 70% faster.”
Seriously. Prove it. Of course, I assume Microsoft wasted money handpicking some firm to run some sort of test proving Hotmail could perform up to 70% faster. Note: up to 70% faster. WTF? From what I’ve experienced, Hotmail seems about 3% (I made up that number like Microsoft made up theirs) faster than it did in 2002. So, technically Microsoft isn’t misleading since 3% is “up to 70% faster.” Ugh.
“Now avaialble on your iPhone.”
Hotmail has always been available on an iPhone. Unfortunately, when you set-up your Hotmail email account on your iPhone, it downloads EVERY message in your inbox. Yes, every message. I don’t think I’ve ever deleted an email in my Hotmail account. So, 15,000 emails downloaded. 50 of those emails showed as new. Figuring I should be able to delete those 50 emails so my iPhone Hotmail inbox would show 0 new messages, I was disappointed to see…
Worthless. Note: this annoying “bug” doesn’t happen with Gmail. Why? Because Google doesn’t put out a shiatty product.