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Julie’s gadget diary – Is Gmail sucking the life out of your Android smartphone?

on Sunday, February 16th, 2014

This is a quick tip for all my fellow Android users. Have you noticed that your Android smartphone is always warm to the touch or that your battery life has taken a nose dive? When I was using the Samsung Galaxy S3 as my primary phone, it would often feel warm even when I hadRead More…


Manipulate your Gmail from the Android notification bar

on Tuesday, March 19th, 2013
Posted in: Android related, News

Got the latest Gmail client for your Android 4.1.x (Jellybean) device yet? The new version allows you to choose if you want to archive or reply to a new email directly from your notification bar without having to open the client. Handy for short emails but not quite so good for longer ones I’ve beenRead More…

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New Gmail Compose window(s) – preview it before it’s released

on Friday, November 2nd, 2012
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

Gmail’s been my primary email since the days when people were still bartering things just to get an invite to the beta.  Since those days, there’s been a number of updates to the web interface.  Google has recently put up a list of upcoming changes for the next few months, and you can preview one ofRead More…

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Google 2 Step Authentication Review

on Monday, January 2nd, 2012
Posted in: Miscellaneous, Reviews

One of my friends had her email account hijacked recently.  The hijackers had obviously got hold of her password somehow and were sending out emails to her address book claiming she was stuck overseas and needed money sent to her. I’d read about this sort of thing  but never had it happen to myself orRead More…


Gboard Review

on Wednesday, January 13th, 2010
Posted in: Computer Gear, Reviews

Emailing is a very important part of everyday life and Google’s Gmail is wildly popular in the emailing realm.  I use it heavily for work and personal emailing.  One interesting functionality of Gmail is the use of keyboard shortcuts to help save time in issuing common commands like new mail, delete, send, reply, etc.  TheRead More…

Would you use a special keyboard just for GMail?

on Saturday, December 5th, 2009

The Gboard is a plug and play USB keyboard that has 19 multicolored keys that map to a variety of Gmail shortcut commands. It’s compatible with both Windows and Mac computers and costs $19.99. Would you buy one? Personally, I would just learn the built-in GMail key press combinations that this keyboard is mapped to.Read More…


Three reasons why I love GMail

on Wednesday, August 12th, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

I guess it’s no secret that I’m in love with GMail. Earlier this year I posted an article about my experiences switching from my server based email over to GMail for domains. Since then, I’ve been trying out several experimental features in the GMail Labs area. Today I want to briefly tell you about myRead More…


Gmail labels are now more like folders

on Wednesday, July 1st, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

Yay, my favorite cloud app is getting some new features. I just read on the Gmail blog that instead of having a collapsible label list, that labels are now moving under the Inbox. Don’t worry though, you can hide the labels you don’t use that often. Which is great if you’re like me and haveRead More…


I’m Floating in the Clouds Now with GMail for Domains

on Monday, January 12th, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

I finally did it. I have untethered myself from my server based email. It’s something I had been thinking about for a very long time, but just never pulled the trigger. Two weeks ago The Gadgeteer server had a hiccup that made everything inaccessible for the better part of a day. That experience of beingRead More…