Archive for April, 2011
A new feature has been added into Gmail Labs, Background Send. Background send could save time while you go onto other things and let Gmail handle the email as you continue on. Google had this to say:
We’re always looking for ways to make Gmail faster. One of the most common delays happens after you hit that “Send” button, when you’re waiting patiently for a couple seconds for Gmail to send your message. If you send a lot of email, that can add up to a lot of lost time.
I’ve got to admit that I agree, and I’ll be reviewing and pruning my Labs features and trying this one out soon. What do **you** think about Gmails new background send feature? Sound off below in the comments, be sure to tell us if you are actually using this feature or just commenting on it.
Totally Unrelated Post:
Used Car: 2000 Dodge Neon, Journal #1
Some ME2 tips from the game during load sequences.
- Kill enemies who aren’t in cover first. They can be dangerous if they close on you
- Don’t squander heavy weapon ammo on lesser enemies. You never know what you’ll meet around the corner
- Find new weapons to improve your squad’s offensive capabilities
- Heavy weapons require special ammunition. Look for large ammo containers (called Power cells)
- Who knows what’s out there in the galaxy? Explore and find out!
- Kill shotgun-wielding enemies before they get too close for their weapons to be effective
- Geth traditionally have strong shields and low health. Prepare accordingly.
- Fire some weapons more quickly by tapping RT
- If enemy krogan get close to you they’ll charge. You don’t want that
- Research upgrades to improve your squad’s weapons and powers
- Ammo powers last an entire mission. Put them on each of your weapons
As I hoped for in an earlier Gmail Themes post, Google has just announced today that you can now invent your own fully customized theme by choosing not only colors but using your own background image.
Mass Effect 2′s LB and RB access important game controls.
The LB (left bumper) not only lets Commander Shepard change switch weapons, he can also switch the weapons of his sqaud members. The same goes for the RB (right bumper) controls – the power wheel. The power wheel gives Shepard access to his and his squad’s powers, allowing up to three powers to be “fired off” in combat all at one time.
The Google Calendar team has given GCalendar a birthday gift of sort by making the Favicon functional in GCalendar. Now, if its the 15th, your Favicon in GCal will have a 15 on it. See the oriignal post for caveats, details and team photo.
Well, is Gmail broken? Some would say yes, but I say no, at least not for me. I have a WinXP computer and its probably 3+ years old, though I do have 2GB of RAM, its otherwise an ordinary, outdated Windows PC and Gmail runs with all of the bells and whistles I’ve chosen just fine. So what is Gmail fixing?
Here’s a quick list, and you can read the entire Gmail Fixing the Little Things post along with their cool little graphic, too. Here’s that list of changes:
- auto-save contacts setting
- better warnings for typos in email addresses
- fewer annoying error pop-ups
- easier transitions between certain actions
- keyboard shortcut guide for everyone
- refresh button repalces refresh link
If that little list whetted your appetite pay the folks at Gmail a visit and click the link above!
You may be asking yourself, as I was moments ago, “How do I unlock my Cricket TXTM8 3G
Cell Phone?” After locking your phone you are presented with a message:
Keypad is locked.
then <OK> to unlock.
But having just bought your new Cricket TXTM8 3G, you can’t remember an Unlock key on pg 7 of your Cricket TXTM8 3G User Guide! That’s because there is no Unlock button, its a function of one of the upper buttons when the phone is locked.
The first time I locked my phone and got that message I looked at the keyboard for an unlock button. Sure enough the Fn (function) button has what looks like a padlock, so I tried that to no avail. Next I tried the key above that, then the one above that until I hit the upper left key (labeled the Menu key in the user’s guide), then the prompt changed and I hit the OK key and poof! Note, when your phone is locked, the upper left button’s label at the bottom left of your screen changes to say “Unlock” … so if you forget, you have a reminder.
TURN ON/OFF KEYBOARD LOCK ON YOUR TXTM8 3G
From the main screen, press Menu (Upper Left button) > Settings > Phone > Key Guard. Your options are Off, 5 seconds, 10 seconds, 15 seconds or 30 seconds. Select the one you want and press OK. If the rest of the Phone settings are correct press OK again and you are set!
WHY TURN ON KEY GUARD?
Have you ever called someone by accident while you were walking around and perhaps your phone was in its carrier or your pocket or whatever? Key Guard prevents that and makes you purposely unlock your phone before dialing.