Picture this: you’re in the office and want to tell your coworker in the next room that your boss has toilet paper hanging out of his ass. But you can’t get up to leave, and you don’t want to risk using your Facebook or Gmail chats because your boss can monitor your computer. What to… Continue reading OTR: the online office water cooler
If you avoided Gmail and stuck with Yahoo mail for the sake of privacy concerns, it’s time to find a new provider. Starting Monday, June 3, classic email will be discontinued and users will have to accept the new terms of service that require that content of all emails are scanned. According to the new… Continue reading All Yahoo email accounts will be scanned starting Monday
No. Go ahead and mark this one down as one of those nifty features that Google puts out there without telling many people that sits around until they decide that it failed and they shutter it. In this case, it won’t necessarily ever be shuttered, but it will likely sit there as an obscure menu… Continue reading Should PayPal or anyone else worry about Google Wallet integration with Gmail?
Today, Microsoft announced that it’s email service at outlook.com has integrated with Google Chat to allow users to communicate directly with their G-friends from the Outlook interface. While it’s not uncommon for competing services to integrate with each other for certain components, this integration is one that attempts to use one Google service to pull… Continue reading Microsoft integrates Google Chat into Outlook.com
Things were looking good for Google Plus when it first launched almost two years ago. Even while it was still in its testing phase, millions of people were clamoring to sign up for Google’s social networking service. Invites had to be suspended for the invite-only field test because of the insane demand for new accounts.… Continue reading Has Google+ risen from the ashes or are the numbers misleading?
Wednesday morning, Twitter users flocked to the social media site to complain that Google Apps weren’t working. The problems started with Gmail and Google Drive before spreading to Google Documents, Google Spreadsheets, and Google Presentations. Google quickly addressed the situation and users were advised to check the Apps Status Dashboard for updates as they investigated… Continue reading Google Apps down. How do we function?
It’s hard to believe that it’s already been over 9 years since Gmail was opened up in beta. When it was first launched, many thought it was an April Fool’s Day joke because it was launched April 1, 2004. Some joke, eh? The funny part is that it stayed in beta for over five years,… Continue reading With Gmail approaching a decade, here’s how it has evolved
There’s something particularly creepy about Google Now that not only makes it superior to Siri and other voice- and location-based digital personal assistants, it makes it worrisome to those who take their privacy seriously. For the first time, we get to see the full breadth of how much Google really knows about us as individuals.… Continue reading Does Google Now know too much about you for your own good?
Iran continues its push to keep foreign interests out of its internet by barring banks, insurance companies, and telecom providers from communicating with clients using foreign email providers like Gmail and Yahoo. They plan for the “Iranian Internet”, marked to be implemented this month, is intended to keep foreign internet providers from coming in and… Continue reading Iran pushes for national internet by cutting off foreign email providers for financial communication
In one of the most aggressive attempts Google has made to promote one of its products, the “Email Intervention” campaign has launched to get users to push their friends and family over to Gmail. Combining humor and mentions of features, Google has put out a video and an accompanying “toolkit” to help their users get… Continue reading Google asks people to have an “email intervention” with their friends