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Fri
16
Jan
Dennis Faas's picture

Download and Save Emails to USB Drive?

Infopackets Reader 'ltb223' writes: " Dear Dennis, Is it possible to download all my email messages from my computer to a CD or a thumb drive so I can read them later? If so how do I go about it? My email account is with gmail. Thank you. " My ... response: There are a number of ways to go about downloading and archiving email messages (whether it's gmail, hotmail, aol, or yahoo); in general, there are two main ways to achieve this: you can either export emails via web interface if your email service supports it, or export emails using an email client if you use pop3 or imap to connect and read ... (view more)

Mon
12
May
Brandon Dimmel's picture

Leaked Screenshots Suggest Major Overhaul to Gmail

It appears that Google is getting ready to introduce a whole new user interface (UI) for its Gmail cloud-based email service. Leaked screenshots suggest the overhaul is substantial, meaning current Gmail users could face a significant challenge ... adjusting to the changes. If the screenshots are in fact legitimate, Google is hoping to meld its desktop version of Gmail closer to the mobile version, which is accessible through tablets and smartphones. In that way, it's similar to Microsoft's use of the touch-friendly interface that made its way onto desktop PCs when Windows 8 was released ... (view more)

Wed
26
Mar
John Lister's picture

Google Wiretap, Data Mining Class Action Dismissed

Google says it is going to mediation over claims it unlawfully scanned the contents of emails for advertising purposes. It's a surprise move, considering that Google recently won a major court victory over the affair. The legal dispute centers on ... the fact that Google's computers scan through the contents of email messages sent via its free Gmail service. Google then uses keywords that appear in messages to produce advertisements that appear alongside the message in the user's inbox. As an example: if you received a message from a friend mentioning an upcoming golf game, you might ... (view more)

Mon
25
Nov
Dennis Faas's picture

Microsoft Uses T-Shirts, Mugs to Blast Google

Microsoft has launched a new set of merchandise carrying anti-Google slogans. It's just a publicity stunt, but the blistering nature of the attacks may land Microsoft in legal trouble. The merchandise is the latest step in Microsoft's "Don't get ... Scroogled" campaign. That term, a mix of "screwed" and "Google", is Microsoft's way of arguing that its rival has a much more aggressive approach to using customer data for its own means. The campaign has largely centered on the fact that Google scans messages sent through its Gmail service and then uses the content to produce relevant advertising. ... (view more)

Tue
16
Jul
Dennis Faas's picture

'Gmail for Android', and 'Color Note for Android'

Gmail for Android Get Google's popular (and free) web-based email service on your Android smartphone. Gmail for Android allows you to video chat with friends, plot events in a custom calendar, and hold virtual meetings with colleagues. G ... http://play.google.com Color Note for Android Color Note allows you to use colors to organize your critical information. Create customized sticky notes that will keep you from missing that important sports event, concert, or work meeting. You can then use physical drives or cloud storage to back up your notes. http://blog.socialmobile.com This freeware ... (view more)

Fri
08
Feb
Dennis Faas's picture

Microsoft: Google Scans Gmail Messages

Microsoft is targeting Google's Gmail in a new campaign designed to steer Internet email users towards the Redmond, Washington-based firm's own Outlook.com service. The basis for that attack: Google doesn't do enough to protect the privacy of Gmail ... users. The Microsoft campaign, which is being carried out across the United States, is called "Don't get scroogled by Gmail." At the heart of that campaign: the fact that Google scans Gmail inboxes to figure out which advertisements should be displayed along with the messages. Microsoft Investigates Responses to Gmail ... (view more)

Thu
24
Jan
Dennis Faas's picture

'Clementine Music Player 1.1.1', and 'Ad-Blocker for Gmail 2.8.1'

Clementine Music Player 1.1.1 Clementine is an absolutely free-to-use music player software for Windows computers. It features a comprehensive -- and easily comprehensible -- user interface that makes navigating your music library and playing ... whatever audio files you want extremely easy. You can download the latest version (1.1.1) and try it from the link below. http://www.clementine-player.org Ad-Blocker for Gmail 2.8.1 Gmail is a free and very popular web-based email program for Windows computers. However, it presents its users with a lot of advertisements. If that bothers you, check out ... (view more)

Wed
03
Oct
Dennis Faas's picture

Iran Lowers Block on Gmail; YouTube Still Censored

Iran's government has removed its block on Gmail in that nation, claiming it didn't mean to restrict access to the service. It now says the block was an unintended result of a deliberate effort to stop Iranians from viewing YouTube. These new claims ... contradict an earlier comment from an Iranian official who said last week: "Due to the repeated demands of the people, Google and Gmail will be filtered nationwide. They will remain filtered until further notice." Another government official now says: "Unfortunately, we do not yet have enough technical know-how to differentiate between these two ... (view more)

Thu
27
Sep
Dennis Faas's picture

Google, Gmail Censored by Iranian Government

The Iranian government has blocked its citizens' access to Gmail and a secure version of Google. The move appears to be the first part of a larger plan to control exactly what Internet sites Iranians can access. An Iranian official who is part of a ... government group in charge of controlling Internet content says that "due to the repeated demands of the people, Google and Gmail will be filtered nationwide. They will remain filtered until further notice." (Source: com.au ) The official did not make clear exactly who made these demands. Insiders, however, note that many Iranian businesses use ... (view more)

Mon
09
Jul
Dennis Faas's picture

'GMail Drive 1.0.19 Final', and 'Notepad++ 6.1.5'

GMail Drive 1.0.19 Final GMail Drive creates a virtual file system for your Google Gmail account, listed under the standard 'My Computer' folder. You can use this new file system to save and retrieve files normally stored in your Gmail account, and ... you can do it directly from inside Windows Explorer. GMail Drive literally adds a new drive to your computer. http://www.viksoe.dk Notepad++ 6.1.5 Notepad++ is a free source-code editor and Notepad replacement. More powerful than the standard Notepad, it supports several languages, and ensures a higher execution speed, as well as a smaller program ... (view more)

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