Archive for February, 2009
Gmail recently announced two location-centric features on the Gmail blog, Add Your Location to Your Signature and See Where Your Friends are with Google Latitude. You can sign up with Google Latitude using your Gmail account.
The first (Add Your Location to your signature) is a lab feature you can activate that will automatically read the IP address of the computer you connect to Gmail with and add location info to your signature. See where your friends are using Google Latitude let’s you show your friends where you are on a dynamic Google map. The controls for your location are fairly granular and you have some choices as to who to share with – or not. There’s also a gadget that lets you add it into your personal iGoogle page. Check out Google Latitude.
They’ve also still got their FREE Gmail stickers offer open (maybe I will get some after all)! Here’s the meat, but you should visit the FREE Gmail stickers offer to see some cool pictures. So, here’s that meat straight from the Gmail blog…
If you haven’t sent in your self-addressed stamped envelope yet, it’s not too late. Just make sure it’s postmarked by February 14th, 2009 and sent to:
Send me some Gmail stickers already
P.O. Box 391420
Mountain View, CA 94039-1420
Call now! Operators are waiting…. oh well rather don’t call, operators are not waiting, but do send off your self-addressed stamped envelope for some FREE, cool Gmail stickers!
Google’s announced that their beta version of Google Sync to help organize your address book, calendar, and just basically all of your digital and non-digital contact info with your iPhone & Gmail.
This is some of the most important things I took away from that post:
- iPhone users: Google Sync will remove all existing contacts and calendar events from your phone, so make sure to back up (PC instructions, Mac instructions) your data before you set it up.
- Remove contacts that you don’t want to sync to your phone. From the “My Contacts” section of the contact manager, select the contact you want to remove, click “Groups” and then “Remove from My Contacts.”
- Merge duplicates so firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com both belong to the same contact. To do so, select both contacts, and click “Merge these 2 contacts.” When you merge contacts, your address auto-complete won’t work as well as before. We’re working on a fix for this, but until that’s out you might notice addresses showing up in a suboptimal order in auto-complete, e.g. your friend’s work address coming up first when you’re used to emailing their Gmail address.
– Google’s Gmail Blog
Get your contacts organized in Gmail and your devices, read Sync your contacts and calendar with your phone now!
Gmail fixed a spam filter problem back on Jan 31 and I didn’t even notice. Well I don’t think I did, but I did have to take 2 emails to out of my spam filter recently which is a little unusual… who knows. Oh an I happy with the new “Move To” option – now I can truly use my labels like folders if I choose – yahoo!! I started some earlier today and I am loving it…. thanks Gmail!
And now for something I haven;t even seen until now…. multiple Gmail inboxes! My geeky senses are tinlging and my wife is giving me one of those quizzical looks that says “I’m not going to see much of you for a while, am I ?” Well she is, and because of these recentl changes to Gmail functionality I might be able to spend more time with her and my family and less in my email!