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5 Gmail hacks you shouldn’t have to live another day without

5 Gmail hacks you shouldn’t have to live another day without

By on July 27, 2015 at 9:05 AM.

If you’re old enough to remember what email was like before Google came along and launched Gmail, you know just how impressive and capable Google’s email product really is. If you’re not old enough to remember, consider yourself lucky. Email was an overcomplicated, overpriced mess until Gmail introduced a free service with a huge amount of storage, and the rest of the market scrambled to compete.

Today, Gmail packs even more features than it ever has before while still maintaining a very simple overall feel. As is the case with any software, however, a few simple tweaks and hacks can provide some great improvements that many users will wonder how they ever lived without. More →

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Google Glass Tony Fadell

iPod creator Tony Fadell thinks he can save Google Glass

By on July 25, 2015 at 5:45 PM.

iPod creator Tony Fadell thinks he can save Google Glass

Though Google Glass debuted with a tremendous amount of hype, the futuristic wearable quickly became the butt of a long-running joke about tech products that no one really wants or needs. Having used Google Glass myself a few times, I can personally attest that the device, while housing incredibly advanced technology, seemed fundamentally pointless.

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Gmail Self-Destructing Email

How to send self-destructing emails from Gmail for free

By on July 24, 2015 at 12:25 PM.

How to send self-destructing emails from Gmail for free

It’s easy to forget what a mess email was before Google came along, but Gmail completely changed the email landscape. The product offered a simple user interface, tons of storage, and it was completely free. Google has added plenty of features since Gmail first debuted, but there are still a number of nifty things Gmail can’t do on its own.

Luckily, there’s an app for that. More →

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Google Maps Easter Egg Are We There Yet

Keep asking Google Maps ‘Are we there yet?’ and just see what happens

By on July 24, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

Keep asking Google Maps ‘Are we there yet?’ and just see what happens

Google Maps is one of the most useful apps on your smartphone, but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. It turns out Google thinks about Google Maps along the same lines, as the company has added a hilarious Easter Egg to its Android app that you can use to troll everyone you’re driving with. More →

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YouTube Vertical Video Playback Android

YouTube just fixed the most annoying thing about your homemade videos

By on July 23, 2015 at 8:15 PM.

YouTube just fixed the most annoying thing about your homemade videos

YouTube has just fixed the most annoying thing about your homemade iPhone or Android videos — you know, the ones you record when you are foolishly holding your smartphone vertically. Viewing vertical videos on YouTube is an unpleasant experience, to say the least, but Google has taken steps to fix it, at least for Android users. More →

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Google Gmail Custom Email Address

Gmail: Google might soon let you buy the personalized email address you always wanted

By on July 23, 2015 at 6:15 PM.

Gmail: Google might soon let you buy the personalized email address you always wanted

Google is reportedly working on offering Gmail users a way to customize their email address and turn it into the personalized handle they’ve always wanted. The service could cost as little as $2 per month for personal accounts, or $5 per users for businesses. More →

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DuckDuckGo Vs Google

DuckDuckGo founder on privacy and why he doesn’t track users like Google

DuckDuckGo founder on privacy and why he doesn’t track users like Google

By on July 15, 2015 at 10:56 AM.

When Gabriel Weinberg, founder of the privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo, first started working on the concept for it almost a decade ago now, he didn’t set out at first to build a company around it – or even a serious product that millions of people would eventually use.

Named after the childhood game of Duck Duck Goose, the search engine that in recent days announced it’s surpassed 10 million searches a day for the first time (around 115 searches a second) actually began with Weinberg deciding he wanted a better experience for himself while using a certain Mountain View-based tech giant’s search product. More →

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Huawei Nexus Specs Release Date

Huge leak: Next-gen Nexus phone specs and release timing revealed

By on July 15, 2015 at 7:55 AM.

Huge leak: Next-gen Nexus phone specs and release timing revealed

Android fans who are interested in buying new Nexus devices probably know that Google might do things a little differently this year. The company is expected to launch two distinct Nexus handsets, including a reasonably sized LG Nexus 5 (2015) and a Huawei Nexus phablet.

Now, some interesting details about the latter have been posted online by a former leaker. More →

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Google Self-Driving Car Photos

This is what the inside of Google’s new self-driving car looks like

By on July 14, 2015 at 8:30 PM.

This is what the inside of Google’s new self-driving car looks like

Over the past few months, Google has begun rolling out a new prototype of its self-driving car. You might have seen photos of the cars online, but over the weekend, Google visited the Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View, California for the first public showing of the car.

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