Creatures of Habit

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Things change so fast in mobile technology these days that forming new habits seems to be something that is almost impossible to do. Just as you get used to doing something one way, another way comes along, and you shift what you are doing accordingly. Most times that leads to doing things a better or […]

Gmail Priority Inbox

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Google’s introducing an automatic filtering tool called Priority Inbox that predicts which emails you’ll want to read. Think of it as a reverse spam filter that, over time, learns which contacts are most important and which emails are likely to be read and responded to. If you’ve been online long enough, you probably remember the […]

Unlimited Monster Strikes Again…This time it’s Skype

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Last week I wrote about how tech companies bend definitions of words in marketing campaigns. Today I learned that Skype’s ‘unlimited’ plans are in fact limited. HP CTO Rahul Sood has been a Skype ‘unlimited’ customer for  years and today he had a conference call that lasted for four hours. When he tried to make […]

Drag and Drop Gmail Attachments to the Desktop

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If you use Google’s Chrome browser, you can now drag and drop attachments to your desktop from your browser. This is certainly a handy tool to have if you receive a lot of attachments. Awhile back, Google added an easy way for users to drag attachments into an email for both Firefox and Chrome, but […]

GMail Adds Drag and Drop Attachments and Calendar Invite Feature

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The GMail folks keep cranking out features and most arrive when you aren’t looking it seems. Today they’ve rolled out two new features. The first makes it easier to invite folks to a meeting if you share calendars. Below the subject field is a new invite link that allows you to view a prospective invitee’s […]

Using Gmail on the iPad

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Google wasnt about ready to be left out of the onslaught of iPad news.  They wanted to let all the iPad users know that they are putting in their two cents worth to this new product with some changes to Gmail specifically geared toward the iPad. From the Official Gmail Blog: When the iPhone and […]

Gmail for Tablets (sort of)

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Not one to be left behind, Google is staying a step ahead by reformatting their Gmail and other interfaces for the iPad and tablet computers. Or so they say. Their screenshot of Gmail on an iPad looks pretty slick, but using it on my Tablet PC requires a bit of tweaking and isn’t so hot.

How to Secure and Recover Your Gmail and Google Apps Accounts

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Amit Agarwal of Digital Inspiration lived through a cloud computing nightmare and survived to blog about it. Last week someone hacked into his GMail and Google Apps account, which meant they had access to just about everything in his personal and business digital life. Luckily, he had some contacts at Google that helped him regain […]

GMail Tweaks Labels for Small Screens

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Brad of Liliputing blogged this little tip that might help GMail users with little screens (can you say Netbook). If you use lables (GMails method of filing emails) then those labels appear in the subject line when you open up GMail. Well, now there’s a Google Labs feature that allows you to turn them off […]

GBM Poll: How Often Do You Change Your Password?

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The other day I dropped a computer off at the local repair shop because it was under warranty.  After verbally asking for my contact information and email address, the attending technician asked, “What’s the password on this machine?”  I answered audibly, without considering who was around me.  There were at least two other people within […]

What’s Wrong With This, Google?

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Yeah, I’d love a Google Toolbar with Chrome. Oh, wait it’s not available.  I really appreciate how you entice me, then tell me I’m using a Firefox browser, then tell me I’m not using Firefox,  and then tell me that I can’t have what you told me I could have three screens ago. Thanks for […]

Google Apps finally out of beta (β) testing

Good news, everyone! Your arduous testing and re-testing and testing again of Google’s Gmail, Docs, Calendar and Talk services have finally paid off. Google has finally moved them out of beta testing, as signified by the “beta” label being removed from their logos. Otherwise, the products are completely unchanged. Nada. Zip. Same service, no “beta” […]

GMail Makes Using Labels Easier, Sorta, Kinda

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GMail has made an ‘improvement’ to make using Labels (think folders) easier for organizing your email. Essentially, your most used labels now show up on the left of the screen above the Chat list and below the Inbox, Sent Mail, etc list. You can now also drag and drop emails onto the Labels (like I […]

Tips to Get You on the Way to Earning a Black Belt in Gmail Ninja

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If you live in Gmail like me, then you need all the productivity tips you can get. Fortunately, the Google Gmail Ninja fighting team is here to help us! Check out these tips, organized from White belt all the way to Master to help you master that Inbox.   Ok, gotta run – need to […]

GMail Offers Attachment Reminder

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This looks to be a good addition to GMail. How many times have you sent an email, intending to send an attachment, but then forgetting to actually include the attachment? I know this happens to me every so often.

GMail Now Makes It Easier to Add Multiple Attachments

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In the category of “what took you so long?” GMail has made some improvements in the method of addding attachments to an email so that now you can add multiple attachments at one time. This is a huge time saver for me as I frequently have to send emails with multiple attachments and the old […]

On the Heels of GMail Outage Comes a Phishing Scam

GMail is going through some rough times. First there was a major outage, since corrected, and now hot on the heels of that problem comes reports of a major phishing scam that is circulating through GTalk. Apparently a message directing you to a video also asks for you to enter your GMail login info and […]

GMail Goes Down and Comes Back Up

Crazy. GMail went down over night (at least in the US and parts of Europe) and of course it caused quite a stir when that happened. I found out curiously via a phone call. At the theatre where I work we are in the casting and hiring part of our season. I’m in the process […]

Getting Things Done With MindManager, Gmail, and Google Docs

MindJet’s Michael Deutch and Mobile Musing’s Alan Yoshioka both have some fascinating articles on integrating MindManager, Gmail, and Google Docs in order to stay productive and get things done. Highly recommended reading! From Michael Deutch: I created a map to quickly test MindManager 8’s integration with the following Google applications: Gmail Google Docs Google Presentations […]

GMail Now Has Offline Mode with Gears

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Maybe this explains while GMail has been so flaky of late. Google has finally added (although it is still experimental) and offline mode to GMail using its own Google Gears. You’ll have to flip the switch in the Google Labs section of your settings and this looks like another phased rollout as I don’t see […]