We didn’t get a lot of news out of the annual Microsoft Global Exchange sales meeting last week, but it appears one sneaky attendee has leaked an interesting sales video. Redmond is prepping their representatives to sell Office 365 over Google Apps, and the “Gmail Man” video is one tool being used to rally the troops. Microsoft isn’t willing to own up to the video, but most pundits believe it is real.
Google+ is kind of like Darryl Hannah in Attack of the 50 Foot Woman: sexy, wealthy, and growing at an exponential rate. The search giant's stab at social media brings a lot of really cool things to the table, like the almost-BBS stylings of Stream, the almost-RSS approach to Sparks, and the oh-so-awesome video chat power of Hangouts. As nifty as the service is, there's one thing we abso-freakin'-lutely hate about Google+; the inbox flood that comes with it. Hey Google, we don't need an email notification every time somebody comments on a Stream thread!
The process for disabling notifications is pretty quick, but not completely obvious. Read on for our quick How-To!
Some MobileMe webmail users are accusing Apple of shenanigans for invisibly filtering outgoing messages based on the content. The way it seemingly works is that if Apple's system flags your email as inappropriate for reasons unknown to the sender, the email will fall off a virtual cliff never to be seen again, and the sender isn't notified of what just happened. Is something shady going on?
As part of the ongoing beauty- and experience-enhancement drive that Google announced earlier this week, the company is working on a series of interface updates for Gmail, which will be rolled out in a graduated manner over the next few months. The web colossus today launched a couple of new themes to give you a taste of what’s to follow.
No one digs having to send out a gazillion copies of the same email. It’s a pain. It’s a drag. Sadly, for many of us, it’s also a part of our everyday lives. Whether you’re tugging at the coattails of a number of media outlets about your company’s new product, or firing off multiple copies of your resume in the hopes of paying next month’s rent, sometimes sending out multiple copies of the same correspondence is a necessary evil. Fortunately, ToutApp, our Browser Extension of the Week, is here to help to manage your mass mailing headaches.
Who can resist the idea of some free, mouth-wateringly good Chicken Selects Premium Breast Strips swallowed down with a delicious Strawberry Triple Thick Shake early on a Sunday morning? Nobody who isn't named RoboCop, that's who – and that's how the spammers get you. Now that we've become immune to naked celebs and cheap pharmaceuticals, the bad guys are going for our guts.
Typically our electronic exchanges flow from person to person, one real email address to another. But the sad fact is, the vast majority of messages sent don't have anything to do with managing relationships, workloads, or weekend plans. Spaaaaaaam!
According to Dave Marcus at McAfee Labs, 80-90 percent of email floating between servers is spam. Luckily, much of what's aimed for us is deflected.
Believe it or not, email turns 40 years old today, though you'd never know it by looking. Unlike MySpace, BBSing, and Val Kilmer, email is still contributing to society and is arguably the most important form of communication, if not the most used. That wasn't always the case and email is quite a bit different than it was when the first electronic mail was sent back in 1971.
Google earlier this week said hundreds of Gmail accounts were compromised by hackers in China, including accounts belonging to U.S. government officials and military personnel. This was followed up by a report in the Washington Post claiming one of the affected Gmail accounts belonged to a Cabinet-level official. Despite the reports, it might not be as bad as it initially sounded.
Google on Wednesday issued a warning that hackers based in China weaseled their way into hundreds of Gmail accounts, including those of U.S. government officials, Chinese political activists, officials in several Asian countries (mostly South Korea), military personnel, and journalists, among others. Every indication is that these were targeted attacks and not just random victims.