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Blackberry users rejoice! Gmail Mobile 1.5 finally out December 6, 2007

Posted by brandon in blackberry, gmail.
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Gmail 1.5.1The BerryReview states it sports some new features:

  • Runs much faster and uses less data
  • Allows you to view the full details of your Gmail contacts (gives you “most contacted” and “all contacts” views when searching), although you cannot edit them
  • Save a message you’re composing to “Finish Later” (only one unfinished email allowed at a time)
  • Notifies you of new mail (adds “Gmail – New Mail” to the notifications in Profile settings), although this seems to be slower than if you have your Gmail set up through BIS. Also, this option is NOT set by default, you’ll have to enable it from the Settings menu.

And some other items to note:

  • By default, it attaches a “Sent from Gmail for mobile” footer to your outgoing messages, which can be changed in Settings
  • Does not work for Google Apps users (those with a hosted domain)

Get it now from http://gmail.com/app

Gmail Mobile Version 1.5 Released! – No, really this time | BerryReview


toread – an email-based bookmark service December 3, 2007

Posted by brandon in productivity, Tips and Tricks, Website.
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While I’m browsing I often email myself things to save or read more carefully later. Before, I would use the “Gmail this” bookmarklet to send things to myself, which is totally usable, but a little clunky and time consuming.

With “toread”, I just click a bookmarklet in my browser and it shoots the current page to my email. No muss, no fuss.

toread – an email-based bookmark service

Registration couldn’t be easier, just enter your email address and click “start now”.

Don’t forget to FALL BACK! November 3, 2007

Posted by brandon in Uncategorized.
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Just a reminder that at 2 a.m. on November 4, 2007, it will be time to turn your clocks back one hour, marking the end of Daylight Saving Time (DST).

Enjoy your extra hour of sleep!

Lifehacker asks… What’s the difference between putting your PC in Hibernate or Standby mode? October 17, 2007

Posted by brandon in Tips and Tricks, Windows.
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hibernate.pngBasically, Standby recovers quickly since your data is stored in memory. Your computer is still on (although in low power mode).

Hibernate takes longer to restart since your computer is powered off and your data is saved to your hard drive.

Read the full article here…

Windows Tip: Hibernate vs. Standby

GOOG-411 October 15, 2007

Posted by brandon in freeware, google, productivity.
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Google TalkGoogle’s new 411 service is free, fast and easy to use. Give it a try now and see how simple it is to find and connect with local businesses for free.

Dial 800 GOOG 411 (1-800-466-4411) from any phone
State the location and business type
Connect to the business for free

Watch a demonstration video at: 1-800-GOOG-411

Looking for a keyboard shorcut? October 1, 2007

Posted by brandon in linux, mac, productivity, Windows.
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KeyXL Keyboard Shortcuts Keyxl.com is the largest online database of keyboard shortcuts in the world.
Our keyboard shortcut database is searchable by software program and covers all the major operating environments including Windows, Macintosh, Linux and browser-based applications.

KeyXL Keyboard Shortcuts

Want to learn another language? September 26, 2007

Posted by brandon in freeware, productivity.
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For FREE no less? There are eleven courses available already, including Spanish, French, Italian, and German. And I need to brush up in my Mandarin…

Mango Beta Launched!

OpenOffice 2.3 available! September 18, 2007

Posted by brandon in open source, productivity, software.
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Openoffice.org LogoNeed a free MS Office replacement?


OpenOffice.org is a multiplatform and multilingual office suite and an open-source project. Compatible with all other major office suites, the product is free to download, use, and distribute.

I TOLD YOU SO September 12, 2007

Posted by brandon in Tips and Tricks.
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I make it a habit to warn all of my clients to back up their data. Some do… some do TOO LATE.

Don’t think it can’t or won’t happen to you… it just takes one freak accident to make your life a living h–ll.

Read the nice article.

Please backup your hard drive now… twice! at goodCRIMETHINK

Blackberry 101 September 10, 2007

Posted by brandon in blackberry, Gizmos & Gadgets, productivity.
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I held out from joining the ranks of the Crackberry addicts, but I caved this year and it’s been great! If you haven’t yet drunk the Kool Aid or are still wondering why people do, I’ll be reposting this series from Crackberry.com

Lecture 1: Why BlackBerry? | CrackBerry.com