Google, the noun that became a verb

Google. Openly embracing and sharing your info with the online giant… Or trying your best to keep your data hidden from Vader? After you watch the clip, check out this infographic of Google by Pingdom.

Looking for Google Voice? Voice invites inside

I managed to get my hands on a GrandCentral phone number before the service was acquired by Google in 2007. Armed with a truly mobile "mobile" virtual number, I’ve managed to maintain better control and organization of my personal and non-personal phone calls – almost granular depending on who may be calling. Although I have […]

Gmail IMAP vs. Push, sanity more important than Push?

UPDATE: Thanks to reader comments, I discovered that this mini-rant concerning Gmail Push was due to my handset being unable to sync properly. Formatting the phone and following the Google Sync setup instructions agin resulted in a properly synced phone. Thanks Camron. iPhone toting Gmail users with a knack for pulling out their phone to […]

WithWaves AmazonBot is ready for Google Wave

Over the past couple of months I have been keeping an eye on the latest news and announcements for Google Wave. Why? Because the next communication platform from Google is going to change the way we communicate in real-time. For an explanation of Google Wave, check out this thorough post on Mashable. Despite the fact […]

Over the air sync options between iPhone, Mac, Google

As a follow-up to Gmail, MobileMe, Address Book synced contacts sanity, this is a simple walk through on setting up OTA sync between your iPhone and Mac + Google. While some may question the value of such a post, this covers the requirements for syncing data which resides within your Google accounts using the free […]

Gmail, MobileMe, Address Book synced contacts sanity

Latest: Over the air sync options between iPhone & Mac + Google When Gmail first opened its perpetual beta email service, I realized that having contacts automatically added to my address book was a huge advantage. When it came time to compose a new message, the TO: field provided quick access to hundreds of contacts […]

Warning! Gmail users beware, fake upgrade emails

UPDATE: According to a comment on digg, gmailupgrades.com has been taken down. Important FYI update for any Gmail users. If you receive the following email in your Gmail account, do not follow the embedded link. With the recent announcement of Google paid Google storage upgrades, the following phishing emails will undoubtedly become more and more […]

Rich HTML email signatures straight from Gmail

One of the benefits of using a dedicated email application like Apple Mail or Mozilla Thunderbird is the ability to send emails which included rich HTML signatures. These email signatures are easily recognizeable and often include hyperlinks, images, or a combination of the two. Although Gmail users could easily access their accounts via POP allowing […]

Mailplane, Gmail will replace your desktop email client

One year ago, I experimented with Google Hosted – 5ThirtyOne – Google Hosted Email – and soon moved and began managing all of my email accounts using Google’s services. Why? Because it was convenient, accessible, simple, quick, and everything email should be. Because Gmail provides the option to “Send mail as:” or download mail from […]

5ThirtyOne – Google Hosted Email

Since registering 5ThirtyOne.com with DreamHost, I’ve despised the SquirrelMail interface. By forwarding all incoming mail to a personal account, I’ve managed to bypass any unnecessary interaction with the interface. While some users may prefer the simplicity and stark layout options, I prefer the familiar interface of my personal Gmail account. Fortunately, Google Hosted dropped an […]