Google on Wednesday announced Gmail version 4.7 for Android users. The new version, which is currently rolling out, adds the ability to edit your out of office response, send any file type (including ZIP files!), and the ability to print e-mails on devices running Android 4.4 KitKat. The process is now superconvenient and extremely easy to complete.In order to set up your out of office message, make sure you've downloaded the latest version of Gmail on your Android device. As Google has been doing recently, it's a staged roll out, so it might take some … Read more
When Apple first announced the iPhone 5S and its new slow-motion camera feature, the thought of being able to upload sol-mo videos across social networks was exciting.
Then the phone launched, users started messing with the new camera features, and quickly realized that uploading a slo-mo video directly from the iPhone to Instagram (along with other social networks) wasn't possible. Or rather, it was possible, but you would have to use some workarounds to make it happen.
But a few weeks ago, a young developer who is still in high school, contacted me about the pending release of an … Read more
With the holidays here and more gadgets, belongings, and random items on the way, it's a good time to think about how to create an inventory of all your belongings. Creating an inventory makes the process of replacing items through your insurance company easier, in case you should you ever fall victim to a natural disaster or a break-in.
After talking to an insurance agent and scouring insurance company Web sites for best practices, here are the best tips for creating an itemized list of the possessions in your home.
Be thorough The most important aspect of creating an … Read more
Keyboard shortcuts offer the fastest access to content on your Google+. They are generally more efficient because the shortcut starts you at the right spot for new posts instead of scrolling halfway through them. They are also a bit easier on your hands and wrist since you won't have to switch back and forth as often (especially useful for those with joint issues).
With keyboard shortcuts available for the Google+ stream, it only makes sense that there should be a set of them to work on notifications, too.
Without further delay, here are the shortcuts:
Up and down arrow … Read more
Have you ever purchased an item from Amazon only to notice a short while later that its priced has dropped? If so, then you might be interested in an unpublished policy that Reddit user poorsoi has uncovered.
She asked a simple question: Could she get a refund on a wine rack that dropped about $8 after she purchased it?
The answer? Sure, we'll refund you the price difference of an item, as long as the price drop occurred within seven days of the delivery date. I will now purchase dog food -- an item with a fluctuating price that … Read more
There's no shortage of deals and special offers during the holiday season. But what about after the holidays? Of course deals are still out there, they're just a bit harder to find. Turn to RetailMeNot for help.
With the iOS app, all bases are covered, and shoppers, no matter the platform, are ready to save- money year around.
You can sign into the app, or go it without an account and add stores to … Read more
Need to back up or export your Google Calendar appointments? You can now download them directly from Google.
As of Thursday, Google offers you the ability to save a zip file of your Google Calendar data, either all of your calendars or just select ones if you juggle multiple calendars. The process takes a few steps but is relatively straightforward.
Log into Gmail. Click on your account picture in the upper right corner, and select the link for Account. On the Accounts page, click on the link to Download your data and then click on the button to Create an … Read more
It's that time of year, when Google helps little ones around the world track Santa. This year, instead of only tracking Kris Kringle on Christmas Eve, Google is giving you a different glimpse into what's occurring at the North Pole every day leading up to Christmas.
The announcement from Google came courtesy of a post on its Google Maps blog early Wednesday. With a countdown timer at the top of the page, you're able to view familiar Google Maps pins for each day leading up to Santa's busiest day of the year, and see prep work … Read more
With flu season fast approaching and holiday travelers carrying germs throughout the world, it sure would be nice to know what kind of illnesses are nearby. As Mashable reported, an app called Sickweather wants to give you that information on your iPhone, using your current location.
Download the free Sickweather app from the App Store, designate which viruses and conditions you want to be alerted of, and let the app do the rest.
By scanning social networks for mentions of specific illnesses while filtering out redundant phrases or random uses of the word "sick" (and the like), Sickweather … Read more
Like most people, my knee-jerk response to tracking cookies is that they are evil and must be banished from my computer.
Then again, blocking cookies doesn't necessarily prevent sites from tracking you. The Electronic Frontier Foundation's Micah Lee explained in a June blog post on Deeplinks that when you open a Web page, your browser retrieves elements from many third-party servers.