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Yahoo! Discontinuing Older Versions of Mail

Monday, April 29th, 2013 | Author:

A few weeks ago Yahoo! announced that in June it will be discontinuing the last of its older versions of its Yahoo! Mail service. In doing so, Yahoo! aims to move its users to the new version of the service for a better experience.

While requiring the latest version is often a necessity to help users get the most out of their mail service, it can have unintended consequences that can potentially catch users off guard – consequences like not being able to access email accounts.

Many who use Yahoo! Mail may already have received an informational email and made the switch before June. We encourage those who haven’t done so to do the same to ensure that you don’t miss out on our OWC Tips n’ Deals or OWC Hot Deals Blast. In fact, as OWC Grant and I can attest, upgrading your Yahoo! Mail account is so easy, that you may have already done so without even knowing (or at least remembering) it.

Have no clue which version of mail you’re using? Don’t fret. Yahoo! will be contacting everyone who is using an older version with information on making the switch.

So make sure you’re email is all up to date so you can get the latest news and best deals from OWC. And as always, privacy is very important to OWC. You don’t need to worry about OWC’s lists contributing to the spam in your inbox; OWC has never and will never sell, trade, or otherwise provide your information to a third party or submit your information for another list.

Category: Industry News

Microsoft Phasing Out Hotmail, Will Move Users To Outlook

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 | Author:

As we reported on the OWC Blog in October, Microsoft has been allowing its email users to voluntarily change their Hotmail and MSN addresses over to the software company’s replacement webmail interface, Outlook.com.

And now that the new, revamped service has officially moved out of the preview stage and is available to all users, Microsoft will begin phasing out Hotmail and MSN addresses completely and automatically move all of its users to Outlook.com. This process will happen gradually and is expected to be completed by this summer.

This means if you use a Hotmail or MSN address, your hosting will change, not the email address itself. However, Microsoft is still offering the option to manually change your address at any time.

If you update your address,  you’ll also want to update your information for the “OWC Tips n’ Deals” & “Hot Deals Blast” mailings to ensure you’ll continue to receive the latest news and deals from OWC. Fortunately, updating your information is simple. With our “Tips n’ Deals” and “Hot Deals Blast,” you just need to just re-register with the new address. And as always, privacy is very important to OWC. You don’t need to worry about OWC’s lists contributing to the spam in your inbox; OWC has never and will never sell, trade, or otherwise provide your information to a third party or submit your information for another list.

Category: Industry News

Other World Computing Announces ‘25th Year Kickoff Celebration’ Sweepstakes to Thank Apple Community and Tech Industry

Thursday, November 1st, 2012 | Author:

Other World Computing announced today that it will mark its 25th year of providing award-winning products, service, and support to the Apple community and tech industry with a special ‘25th Year Kickoff Celebration’ sweepstakes that will award 25 randomly chosen participants a high-performance, Mac and PC compatible OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro bus-powered portable storage solution featuring 1.0TB of storage and FireWire 800/400 and USB 3.0/2.0 interfaces.

Easy to Enter – No Purchase Necessary

There are two ways to enter the ‘25th Year Kickoff Celebration’ Sweepstakes – online or via mail-in entry. To enter online, simply log on to http://eshop.macsales.com/celebrate/25th, and subscribe to OWC’s free Hot Deals Blast newsletter and follow the entry directions. You may register for the sweepstakes without subscribing to the newsletter by using the mail-in entry. To use this method, hand-print the words ‘25th Year Kickoff Celebration’ Sweepstakes, name, age, address, city, state, zip code, telephone number, and e-mail address (if applicable) on a 3″x 5″ card and mail it in an envelope to:

‘25th Year Kickoff Celebration’ Sweepstakes
c/o Other World Computing
Attn: Sweepstakes
2650 Bridge Lane
Woodstock, Illinois 60098

The sweepstakes begins at 12:01 a.m. EDT on November 1, 2012, and ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on November 30, 2012. Complete entry details including eligibility, odds and prize conditions are listed at http://eshop.macsales.com/celebrate/25th/rules. A total of 25 winners will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries on or about December 17, 2012. The winners will be notified by telephone, e-mail or mail service by December 28, 2012. There is no purchase necessary to enter or win. Article Continues…

Category: Press Releases

$.59 or 200 Reasons You Should Get OWC’s Newsletter

Thursday, February 18th, 2010 | Author:

The “world” here spins pretty fast so I learned in my earliest days to sign up for OWC Larry’s email-based newsletters and hot deals blasts. It’s a great way to get his perspective on industry developments as well as when there’s a great deal to be had on an item. Hey, I dig gadgets and deals with the best of ‘em. And with an inventory of over 2,600 products, there’s likely something interesting Larry has hand selected to be featured each month. Kinda like that old TV commecial from E.F. Hutton…when Larry talks or acts, one should listen.

I look forward to this treasure hunt of fun to see what he has selected. Case in point was the deals blast sent out last night. iPod cases for as low as $.59? Hard drive enclosure kits from $19? And over 200 items still on special pricing from our appearance at Macworld Expo 2010? Man, these deals are so crazy I’m thinking OWC Tim and I are going to do some very entertaining videos for OWC TV soon. One idea would be “how much tech can $20 buy you?” and then amaze you with a pile of useful items that let you get more from your Mac or idevice.

So you don’t miss out any longer, just sign up today…it’s free and you can unsubscribe at any time.

New Clearance ‘Garage Sale’ Deals just Posted Friday – Still over 140 Unique items to choose from!

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009 | Author:

New Clearance ‘Garage Sale’ Deals were just posted over the past weekend and there is still over 140 Unique items to choose from! Discontinued, refurbished, used, new-open box, missing box, and one of a kind stuff that’s discounted to move out. These listings are offered for online, web ordering only and provided on a first come, first served basis. The site limits orders to what is available and automatically reduces available quantity and will then turn off items once sold out.

Here are just a few of the deals still available:

Lots of Memory Deals including:
1GB modules for Mac mini, MacBook, MacBook Pro, and iMac models from  $9.50
1GB PC8500 modules for Mac Pro 2009 ‘Nehalems’ from $12.50
1GB  Kits for Mac Pro 2006/2007/2008 models from $15.00, 2GB Kits from $45, 4GB from $80.00

2.5” and 3.5” Hard Drive enclosure Kits for IDE/ATA/SATA starting from $15.00

2.5″ Notebook/Laptop Hard Drives from 120GB and up to 500GB starting from $32.50

3.5” Desktop/Tower Hard Drives from 80GB and up to 1TB from $37.50, 320GB from $44.75

PowerMac G4 Processer upgrades up to 1.8GHz, 800MHz for $95.00

Wireless Adapters, Routers, and Genuine Apple Airport Cards to add 802.11n/g/b from $25.00

While they last – the full selection including the above samples and more, all online here.

Looking to be among the first notified of these special deals and more?  Sign up for OWC Larry’s Tips and Deals Newsletter.