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Google adds Smart Labels to Gmail’s repertoire

March 10th, 2011

In a recent blog post, Google Software Engineer Stanley Chen revealed the latest addition to Gmail’s feature set, Smart Labels. The new labeling system, which can be turned on via the Labs section of Gmail, tries to help you automatically organize incoming email. “Smart Labels automatically categorizes incoming Bulk, Notification and Forum messages, and labels them as …

Nokia makes Ovi Maps 3.6 beta available via Labs

December 2nd, 2010

Nokia has just made a new, beta version of its Ovi Maps suite available for download via the Beta Labs channel. The update, version number 3.6, allows users to download street maps directly to their device using Wi-Fi, features a new, unified “My Position” and “Search” feature, improves transit line display, and betters compass calibration …

Adobe releases Flash 10.2 beta; improves speed, efficiency

December 1st, 2010

Today, Adobe announced the release of its Flash Player 10.2 beta software via its Labs website. The new bits aim to shore-up the speed and efficiency of the internet video player. As Adobe explains: Flash Player 10.2 beta introduces a number of enhancements we’re excited to share, including Stage Video, a new API that delivers …

Google launches video chat enhancements labs feature for Gmail

September 17th, 2010

Search giant Google has announced a new labs feature for their Gmail web-based email client called “video chat enhancements.” As Google explains: Visit the Gmail Labs tab under Settings, turn on “Video chat enhancements,” and right away, you’ll see higher resolution video and a bigger video chat window.The higher resolution video uses a new playback mechanism …

Google adds ability to search for mail and documents in Gmail

August 18th, 2010

Today, Google posted a quick note to let everyone know about a new “labs” search feature that is available to all Gmail users. The new feature will make the default Gmail search textbox query all your Gmail and Google Docs simultaneously. As Google describes, “Once you enable it from the Gmail Labs tab under Settings, the ‘Search Mail’ button in …

Google launches Multiple Inboxes for Gmail

February 6th, 2009

Google’s ongoing quest to woo us by dangling countless feature carrots until we bite and fork over all of our data continues. This time around, a pretty unique new feature comes by way of Gmail Labs that will be perfect for those who have been lulled to sleep by Gmail’s clean UI. Multiple Inboxes, introduced …

Google adds simple task manager to Gmail Labs

December 9th, 2008

Apparently, people have a lot to do these days. If we had a dollar for every web-based task manager out there, well, our next giveaway would probably be a diamond-encrusted Vertu. For web developers, it makes perfect sense; if you can manage to get people reliant on a web-based task manager you’re looking at a …

Google Continues to Roll Out Gmail Labs Features

July 11th, 2008

It appears that Google is just about finished rolling out its latest enhancement to Gmail and so far we like what we’re seeing. Gmail Labs was first announced last month and is exactly what you think it would be if you’ve ever played around with Google Labs before; a collection of experimental Gmail add-ons. Initially …