There is nothing more annoying than being in the middle of an important meeting when your phone starts to ring or some other notification comes in. Continue reading →
Sure, there are plenty of apps available that help the user manage their email. However, not all are as simple and effective as the Mailbox app, as this is a light and fast way of getting through those emails. It is especially good for people who get a lot of emails and need to manage them so that checking email does not become a full time job; in fact, there is even a snooze feature that allows to user to read certain emails later when time is not at a premium.
Here are just some of the features available from the Mailbox app for iOS devices;
Mailbox checks your email from the cloud, then delivers it to your phone securely. You can even get push notifications for new messages. Add all your GMail accounts for speedy access on-the-go. Mailbox makes getting to zero — and staying there — a breeze. After you experience a clean inbox, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.
This is a free app and its available right now from the iTunes Store
Source: Cool Material
If certain authorities thought that Mega boss Kim Dotcom was going to disappear under a cloud, they were wrong because not only has bounced back, his new site Mega is growing at an astonishing rate. In fact, he claims that Mega has over three million registered users, something that took Dropbox a couple of years to achieve.
However, it seems that Mega is going to be more than just a secure cloud storage site; there are plans to branch out into secure email, chat, voice, video and mobile services. This announcement comes as Kim Dotcom announced via Twitter that Mega is now accepting #BITCOIN as a payment solution. It looks like Mega is here for the long haul!
Remember the movie You’ve Got Mail with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan? How about when they used the AOL email service that spoke those words when they actually did get an email! Well you can too with this cool extension for the Google’s Gmail. It can be switched off if it gets too much on some days. Continue reading →
Finally, it looks like Microsoft have realised that email is cool and people want a service that is easy and safe to use! Welcome to the new looking outlook.com, it is clean, easy to use and available right now. Could this be a real alternative to Gmail? Time will tell, we suppose! Continue reading →
It looks like there is a revamp in the offing over at Hotmail, the email service that most people started off with back in the day! However, with the launch of Gmail by Google email changed for the better! Nevertheless, Hotmail carried on and on, it is looking a bit tired and needs a lift! The new design that Microsoft is working on will be like Gmail, fast and easy to use no matter where you are! However, the biggest change would be the name; it seems that Hotmail could become Newmail, what do think? Would swap Gmail for Newmail or not?
Source [Money Central]
Once again, the DVLA has been chosen as the cover for a phishing email scam, people are receiving emails that are supposed to be from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) telling the recipient that they must update their details within two weeks or risk losing their driving licence.
Clearly, to many people this is bogus, but it could scare some people into clicking on the link and entering their name, address, DoB and credit card details straight onto a South African based phishing site that looks like the real thing, except for the typos in the text etc.
Source [Computer Active]
If there ever was a definitive answer to who do you love the internet more than your family and friends, this video from Mondo Pilot has all of the answers. It charts the journey through the 90’s to the present day and how the internet has changed from a few pages of HTML to what we see now! It could be my life story, but without all the rude bits, of course!
This is what the makers of the cool internet video Mondo Pilot has to say about the story;
It’s ANOTHER Mondo Pilot! Tell us what you think, we want to know. Did you like it? LIKE! FAVORITE! SHARE! Hated it? DISLIKE! COMMENT! We’re listening…er, well, more like reading. Help us put out GREAT shows! Remember the Internet? No? Well allow us to remind you. Sit back and enjoy this musical journey through cyberspace.
Source [Geeks Are Sexy]
It looks as if there is more to come from the micro blogging site Twitter as they launch a new feature where the user is able to get the best of the Twitter in a weekly email. This summary will show how your tweets have gone down and shared by the people that the user is connected to. It is not available to all Twitter users at the moment, but will be sooner than later as it rolls out across the system.
According to a posting by Othman Laraki, Director, Growth and International on the Twitter blog, he said;
Starting today, you can discover the best of Twitter in a weekly email digest delivered to your inbox. This summary features the most relevant Tweets and stories shared by the people you’re connected to on Twitter.
Stories feature a design similar to the recently updated Discover tab, emphasizing who shared each story beneath summaries to help you decide which ones matter most to you. Click any headline to finish reading the story, add your take by tweeting directly from the email, and see related Tweets from the people you follow.
Source [Huffington Post]
There are a people like myself who have been using Gmail from the start and yet when it comes to my email habits such as how many emails are read, sent, replied to and so on, I would have no idea and the same can be said about other users too. But now there is the Gmail Meter, a script that will run at the beginning of the month and will then send you an email with all sorts of data regarding your account activities. Of course, it may be useless or pointless to some users, but for others it could be just what they have been waiting for! So what do you think about this, is it something that you have been waiting for?
According to the posting by Saurabh Gupta, Developer Programs Engineer at Google on the Google Blog;
Gmail Meter is an Apps Script, which runs on the first day of every month and sends you an email containing different statistics about your Inbox. In a similar way to how recently introduced Google Account Activity gives key stats about how you’ve used your Google Account, Gmail Meter gives you different types of statistics that will help you analyze your Gmail habits.
Source [Official Google Blog]
There is a lot of coverage on how good or bad Siri is and then there is the new iPad’s global voice recognition feature, but both of these have limitations. However, there is Voice Assistant, it is an app that will translate what you say into text allowing the user to send this by email or SMS, more useful is that it will post it to your social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.
These are the details for the Voice Assistant app for the iPhone;
We’re proud to present you with the newly redesigned Voice Assistant app. We’ve worked hard to improve the overall design, performance and simplicity and focused the application to those features that matter to you most: The best Voice Recognition in the market and more applications (Pages, Evernote, Dropbox etc.)
This update contains numerous improvements:
You’ve been asking us for this feature a lot. We listen to you
Please note that you should enable the Detect end of speech feature in the settings for this to work
You can now continue/pause dictation, very important for a very long emails and text
This is graphic designed to help those folks who just shoot off emails left, right and centre, in many cases sending many emails to the same address. This issue has been blamed for the increase in work load for people, where in actual fact these emails are not all that important at all.
The graphic by Online IT Degree, follows the decision making process of someone preparing to send out an email, hence the title to send or not to send is the email important and more to the point, is the email work related? You will surprised at how people of lost their jobs over inappropriate emails.
So now, the question of whether to send or not to send that email has become the matter of having a job and not having a job, it can be that serious.
Source [Daily Info Graphic]
It seems that we hear plenty about social media, such as how many people are using it and how much money certain social networking sites are worth! Yet there is hardly anything ever said about the humble email, without which social networking would never have grown at all.
Social media needs email, most users get invites, updates and other site information via email, but do we ever care about email or do we just take it for granted, as we tend to do with most other free services!
The graphic shows us how much email is being used in conjunction with social media and it actually appears to be a lot more than we may have anticipated in the first place. It surely means that social media would be nothing without email, doesn’t it?
Being online means email, as soon as you open an account you get a new email and from then on it does not stop. There is good email, bad email and everything in between, so it is interesting to see that this info graphic has been brought to you via the data found from five million emails and emailers.
The graphic has been prepared by Boomerang for Gmail so they are going to be slightly in favour of email and mailings etc. but the figures are quite impressive such as the average email user getting 147 messages a day and that they are spending around two and half hours just working on email.
I really like the bit about what to put into your title in order to get it read; now I know which ones to delete first, thanks!
Source [Content Management Connection]