Topic / GMail

Don’t get Microshafted: nobody is innocent in Microsoft’s new anti-Google campaign

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In the continuing war between Google and Microsoft, which was entirely one-sided until Google pulled Exchange support from their free Google Apps, we’ve been hand-delivered another stinging campaign from Microsoft which, in reality, is just a little bit of a scam itself. Neither party is innocent when it comes to using your email for targeted ads. First of all, I’d like to declare that I’m not commenting in this way […]

Insync offers cheaper alternative to Dropbox

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Dropbox, the current leader in cloud file syncing, may finally have a worthy competitor in the form of insync, a new file syncing service which uses your pre-existing Google storage to keep you constantly hooked to the cloud. One of the big hurdles of keeping your files in sync using Google Docs when compared to Dropbox is the fact that you always have to use the online editor or be […]

Google’s top bar is about to be redesigned according to leaked video [update: It’s official]

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Update: Google has officially announced the changes on their blog and the new bar will begin rolling out now. Original: While Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs and a number of other Google services have been given a fresh coat of Google+ paint, each service still uses the same old top bar from when these services were first introduced, apart from it being black now. But according to a realistic looking video […]

Google releases offline Gmail, Docs and Calendar beta

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As promised at Google I/O 2011, Chromebooks and Windows, Mac and Linux browser, Google Chrome can now access Gmail, Google Calendar and Google Docs anywhere without an internet connection. Previously Gmail, Google Docs and Google Calendar had been available offline with a Google-made plugin called Google Gears. But a few months ago that was removed and it’s finally been replaced with a native HTML5 version. The feature, in Gmail’s case, […]

Google gives Gmail a two-pane view, kills Google Dictionary and revamps Google Docs

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Image: keso/Flickr (Creative Commons) Google has continued to revamp and refine their product lineup this week in a bid to bring their services closer together. Firstly, they’ve added a two-pane view, which they call Preview Pane, to Gmail Labs. If you don’t already know, a two-pane view allows you to read emails without leaving the page, as seen below. Gmail's new two-pane view This is far from revolutionary as Windows […]

Google brings printing to mobile devices… via the cloud

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See something new? Well, you should. Google has now introduced on its mobile versions of Google Docs and Gmail a brand new feature – printing. Yes, now you can print documents from Google Docs and Gmail from your mobile device. Wait, what? Yes, turns out it’s going to be using – you guessed it – the cloud via its new service Google Cloud Print. How does it work? It’s essentially […]

TECHGEEK Podcast 18: Put that in your phone

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John Brumby goes Oprah and starts giving doctors iPads, Facebook tries to kill Gmail with their own email project and your phone will be able to determine if you have a STD instantly. What a freaky little world. Oh, and turns out the Kinect is starting to be a bit creepy (and its not because of Project Milo) when advertising companies are getting images of you performing acts in front […]

Microsoft reveals new Hotmail

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Hotmail is going to get some improvements soon as part of a major overhaul of Windows Live (dubbed Wave 4), including some brand new features in an attempt to compete better with rivals Yahoo and Google. A new feature is the ability to share photos and documents using web applications right in the email. Services like SmugMug, Flickr, YouTube and Hulu will be able to be seen with one click […]

Google Mail becomes Gmail in UK

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Living in the UK, you may have wondered why Gmail is Google Mail over there. Well, it’s not because that Google hates you, it just happens to be because of a trademark dispute. Well, it seems they have gotten over that hurdle and will now bring back the name Gmail in the UK. As the Google blog explains: If you already have a Google email account in the UK, you’ll […]

Google launches its Twitter killer – Buzz

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Google has added a new feature in GMail that is said by many to be a Facebook/Twitter killer – which I highly doubt. Called the Google Buzz, its a new way to start “conversations about things you find interesting,” and you will be able to post status updates, videos and photos (essentially, like Facebook). Google is touting this to be like a converstation – something that sounds a bit weird – […]

MJ tops Google search terms, ONE HD tops AU rising search terms in 2009

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Last night, we reported on Yahoo’s top searches; and now, its Google’s turn. Google has brought out its search data and compiled the “fastest rising” searches for this year, and are very different to what Yahoo users were searching. Topping the global scale was, obviously, Michael Jackson; while social networking sites Facebook, Tuenti and Twitter placed second, third and forth respectively. Rounding out the top five was the search term […]

Google is stealing your information!

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Just when you thought Google could get any more creepy, just look at this video from the TV Show “Hungry Beast” showing in Australia on the ABC Television network. Maybe you should think twice about pushing that signup button to gMail or pushing that “Sign up to latitude” on your iPhone. I know I haven’t!

Gmail back in beta? WTF!!?

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So, Google is back using the beta tag for Gmail? Well, it does say beta, and that is a current image; but it is also true that Gmail has left the “beta” stage. So why is it up there? Well, there is a Gmail Lab product that is available to put back this beta tag, if you’re feeling nostalgic. The new Labs product, called Back to Beta, is up now. […]

Google removes ‘beta’ tags on apps

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First Google Chrome was the first Google product to ditch the “Beta” tag, but it will now be followed by several other applications from the Google Apps suite – including Gmail, Google Docs and Google Calendar, as Google has announced that the beta name will be removed from both the enterprise and consumer versions. While it does not mean that the products will no longer to continue to be innovative, […]

Play Snake on GMail?

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First it was Mail Goggles and then this? You can now play Snake on G-Mail – and its very easy to do so. First you have to make sure you have Keyboard Shortcuts enabled (you can find this in the Settings), and then go to the Labs tab, and scroll down to find “Old Snakey” and make sure you enable it. After that, you can now play this awesome time-wasting […]


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