A lot of people sleep with their iPhone by their bedsides, since an iPhone makes a great alarm clock. However, sometimes the incessant email alerts, push notifications, SMS alerts, and phone calls can keep us from actually drifting into a sweet, sweet slumber. In this week's tips, we'll show you how to silence those notifications, as well as show you how to monitor your data usage, monitor the memory on your iOS devices and walk you through the difference between deleting and archiving your Gmail inbox.
Google astonished everyone by launching Gmail back in 2004 with a then-generous 1GB of storage; today, that’s climbed to 7.3GB. Thanks to all that space—along with threaded conversations, a powerful spam filter, conversation labels, and more—Gmail remains a standout amid other free webmail products that have been around much longer. Here’s how to tap all that power under its hood.
My personal email account is with Gmail, and my work email account is with Google Apps. I’d prefer to use Apple Mail instead of Google’s webmail to check both accounts, but there’s no way for me to “archive” my messages like there is on the website.
My aunt is a political activist, and she sends me -- and all of our other family members -- 25 or so emails per day with links to news stories that she’d like us to read. Is there any way to block her emails from flooding my iPhone every day?
Though it's been available to Google Apps customers for a few months, two-step verification hasn't been accessible by regular Gmail users. That changes today, as Google has begun rolling it out to all Gmail users.
I am a sucker for a bargain, so I signed up for a multitude of deal-of-the-day websites that email me on a daily basis with some really sweet deals. However, I don't always have the time (or money) to spend perusing through these deals, and I've got about a month's worth of them clogging up my Gmail at the moment.
Since I don't exactly want to rid of the emails entirely--there are times when I want to splurge and take my friends out for some gourmet food at half price--I'm going to create filters that'll still allow me to get the emails, but keep my inbox clear for those important messages.
There's something like 500 million Facebook users around the world, which means that at any given second someone is probably receiving a notification message in their inbox. And if this is correct, that means that the servers at Gmail, MobileMe, and University email accounts are flooded with notifications that announce the arrival of a new comment on a photo, video, or hilarious post that you published on a friend's page.
Simply put, those emails can be really annoying. And we're sick of them flooding our inboxes and distracting us from getting any work done around here. Chances are, you might be a little annoyed, too, and that's okay because we're here to tell you how to rid of these notifications, how to receive only the ones you really care about, and how to organize them in your inbox so that you can tackle them later.
Gmail is a fantastic service from Google, and while it works seamlessly with email programs like Apple Mail and Entourage, sometimes it’s just simpler to use it in a web browser. Unfortunately, that can’t provide the finesse of a dedicated email application, which leaves the user experience feeling subpar instead of super. The good news is that Gmail’s completely scriptable, which means you can modify it to suit your needs. Don’t worry if coding isn’t your expertise--many people have written ready-made scripts that you can use to improve your experience in just a few clicks.
Earlier today, Google announced the availability of a VoIP calling feature for Gmail users, allowing those of us who rock a Googlemail account to call landline and cellular telephones from the comfort of our inbox. The service, currently available only to Gmail users residing in the U.S., will allow for free calls to phones in North America "at least the rest of the year." While you'll be dinged for calls to other countries outside of North America, as those already enjoying the benefits of VoIP will tell you, the cost of those conversations will be significantly less than if they were placed on a conventional home or mobile phone.
It's always been a bit of a pain to integrate our beloved Gmail and Google Calendar with our Apple devices. Syncing Google Calendar requires setting up an Exchange account--an extra hoop that makes Google syncing a lot less effortless than something like MobileMe. Thankfully, Google has given all of us loyal users a handy solution--Push notifications for their own mobile app!