Tuesday: December 18, 2012
- Why Google's GMail outage may be a sign of things to come.
The answer is that most of the coders behind today’s popular websites and services are deploying their code when it’s ready—not at some pre-determined point when downtime may not be noticed. It’s called continuous code deployment, or some variation on that theme, and everyone from Facebook and Netflix to smaller services do it. While it may occasionally cause a few blips, those blips should be shorter and less catastrophic.
Tuesday: December 11, 2012
- Yahoo pulls the curtain back on a brand new version of their mail client.
Definetly looking forward to giving this a whirl as I'm starting to grow weary of the GMail interface these days. Microsoft Outlook, which I use for work, is moderately simple yet has power features for people (such as myself) who are little overboard in terms of organization. I'd also like to point that GMail's labels versus folders paradigm does absolutely nothing for me. GMail looks like a stream of people shouting at me.
Tuesday: May 18, 2010
- Microsoft to give Hotmail service a makeover at some point this summer.
...users will encounter a first screen that’s on overview of new messages, sorted into categories, with e-mails from known contacts in the top heap, updates from services like Facebook and Twitter at the bottom, and a bar up top that lets you send a status message.
Tuesday: April 20, 2010
- Facebook now accounts for 41% of all social media traffic according to comScore stats.
As of March 2010, Facebook traffic made up 41% of all traffic on a list of popular social destinations. MySpace was in second place, capturing around 24% of traffic. Gmail had 15%, and Twitter had 8%.
Wednesday: February 10, 2010
- Google takes a big step into the social networking arena with new service.
Google Buzz is a new way to start conversations about the things you find interesting. It's built right into Gmail, so you don't have to peck out an entirely new set of friends from scratch — it just works. If you think about it, there's always been a big social network underlying Gmail.
Wednesday: November 25, 2009
- You can now send attachments offline courtesy of GMail.
If you have Offline Gmail enabled, you'll notice that all your mail now goes through the outbox, regardless of whether you're online or offline. This allows Gmail to capture all attachments, even if you suddenly get disconnected from network.
Wednesday: October 14, 2009
- Google would like to make sure your emailing the right person with latest GMail feature.
Turn it on from the Labs tab under Gmail Settings, and based on the groups of people you email most often, Gmail will try to identify when you've accidentally included the wrong person — before it's too late.
Friday: September 11, 2009
- Some alternative ways to access your GMail when GMail happens to be down.
A great writeup for those of us who use GMail quite extensively and cried during the last outage.
Thursday: July 30, 2009
- Want to avoid ads in your Gmail account? Try a little tragedy.
Neat little trick, although obviously it might be a tad dark for some people.
- Fourteen tips and tricks to get more out of your beloved Gmail account.
A nice collection of tips ranging from offline reading to setting up multiple signatures.
Tuesday: July 7, 2009
- Your favorite Google Apps are no longer in beta as of today.
And it only took five years!
Wednesday: June 24, 2009
- Some handy GMail tips you may not have previously known about.
Yes, you too can become a GMail ninja. Very cute, Google.