Google has made its Gmail for mobile product a bit more productive with the addition of a number of useful features. First on the list of additions is multiple account log-in, which gives you the ability to sign into multiple accounts and then switch between them with the utmost ease. Also, now you can not only create an automatic reply from within mobile Gmail when going on a vacation, but also set a custom signature for all messages sent from a mobile device.
Yahoo is denying accusations that it knowingly and willingly censored email messages related to "Occupy Wall Street" protests, a leaderless non-violent resistance movement upset over the disparity of wealth and power in the U.S. Protestors accused Yahoo of foul play when their emails containing a link to the organization's website were flagged as suspicious and blocked from being sent.
Cloud computing’s all the rage these days. We’ve all heard the normal spiel about its benefits; cloud services let you reduce your reliance on on-site admins, cloud services let you access data from anywhere, blah blah blah. But did you know that tapping into the cloud for your email services can be up to 80 times more efficient than hosting servers in-house? We didn’t either, until we got our grubby little paws on a new Google report that claimed just that.
Think about the last time you mailed a physical letter. It's probably been awhile, unless you occasionally drop a line to your grandmother who refuses to purchase a PC. Now think back to the last time you fired off an email. Compare the frequency of the two and, in most cases, you'll find an enormous discrepancy. Turns out the shift towards digital communication is finally taking a toll on the United States Postal Service.
While eating pizza on the moon may still be a ways off and there’s still no cure for cancer, these are nonetheless magical times, my friends. We are living in an era where WiFi is available on airplanes, phone calls can be made from the summit of a mountain and revolutions are stoked with 140 characters or less. Most amazing of all, Google’s finally got their act together and given us the ability to work with our Gmail accounts without being connected to the internet, thanks to Offline Google Mail, our Chrome Web App of the Week.
Yahoo celebrated a pair of milestones this week, announcing over 500,000 Facebook fans, "which was the most explosive page on Facebook in June," and building an army of over 100 million monthly active users in the newest version of Yahoo Mail. Want more numbers? Yahoo claims it sifts through around 5,000 pieces of feedback about its online mail service each day.
So how do you spend your typical day on the Internet? If you spend most of your time trying out new Chrome extensions, trolling forums or debating the pros and cons of one computer chassis over another, congratulations; you've taking the Maximum PC ethos to heart. Even so, you're probably forgetting just how often you shoot off emails or sift through Google search results. A new report says that those two activities are still the most popular time-sucks online. Shocker, huh?
Sanford Wallace, the man who calls himself the Spam King, surrendered himself to the FBI on Thursday during a trip to Las Vegas. Now he'll face the throne of justice for being (allegedly, of course) a general pain in the backside of email users everywhere, and in particular to Facebook, in which he already owes $711 million in civil damages from a suit dating back to 2009.
A glitch in the Matrix (or some other calamity) has some Yahoo email users shaking an angry fist at the god of electronic messages today. Others have found it more therapeutic to voice their frustrations on Twitter in succinct 140-character or less outrages. Those having trouble accessing their Yahoo email account see an error message stating "This webpage is not available," while others have noted "Error 501 (net::ERR_INSECURE_RESPONSE): Unknown Error," along with other messages. Unfortunately, Yahoo isn't much more enlightening on what's going on.
Thirty-four-year-old Tien Truong Nguyen is finding out the hard way that you shouldn't do the crime if you can't do the time. U.S. District Judge Morrison England Jr. ruled that Nguyen was in fact guilty of scamming more than 38,000 victims by designing copycat banking websites intended to dupe users into inputting their personal information, and ordered him to serve 12 years in prison.