February 4, 2013

It's Hard Living without Google

Andrew Kalinchuck, Digital Trends

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When I decided to go all in on Windows 8 and Microsoft, I knew what I would be giving up: Gmail, Drive, Maps, and Search. In my head, I was prepared. For every foreseeable problem I had an equally strong, hypothetical solution that would leave me either unaffected or better off. The new and improved Outlook.com had just debuted, and I appreciated the cleaner look and attention-to-detail. As for Google Drive, I figured there was no way SkyDrive – with support for Microsoft Office – could lose against some web apps Google threw together over a weekend (probably). I live in Toronto, a big city for Canada, and so I wasn’t worried about Maps causing issues for me since we are usually indexed pretty well. I had never used Bing before making the switch to Windows 8 and I...

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