If you use Gmail as your email backend but prefer a good old-fashioned desktop email client for handling your day-to-day email, you’re probably aware that many clients—like Outlook or Mail.app—don’t play that nice with Gmail. Here’s how to fix that.
Do you know that your communication can be monitored because you are not using a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) connection to encrypt the information that travels between your computer and Google? If you find the URL of any website starting with https://, it means it is using SSL and is 100% secure. Google now supports SSL for most of it’s products and has recently rolled out the support for the main homepage as well.
Almost everyone has some unknown devices in the Windows Device Manager, which appears due to lack of driver installation. The biggest headache is to find out which unknown device is it? Most users will blindly install drivers of all devices, hoping that the unknown device will finally get recognized. Continue reading
Google announced in an official blog post that, a few weeks back, they began considering site response speed in a web page’s ranking in search results. Google has been all about speed for some time, but this subtle introduction could eventually mean big things for sites that put a priority on swift loading—and for those that don’t seem to care at all. Right now, the speed ranking only affects fewer than one percent of search queries, Google reports, and only those in English through the Google.com page. [Official Google Blog via Search Engine Watch]
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Last week we asked you to share your favorite tool for tweaking Windows 7, then we rounded the top five for a vote. Now we’re back to highlight the winner and the runners up.
If you want to send out a personalized mass email, much like most companies’ marketing emails, creating a mail merge is the easiest way. Unlike the antiquated mail merges of days past, you can do it in Gmail with half the headache.
Gmail is easily the most popular email application among power users, and with good reason: It’s an excellent app. But if you haven’t gotten to know its best shortcuts, tricks, Labs features, and add-ons, it’s time you made Gmail sing.
Photo remixed from Google’s own Become a Gmail ninja page.
If you allow applications to save your passwords, anyone with physical access to your PC can decode them unless you’re properly encrypting them—and chances are pretty good you’re not. Let’s walk through the right and wrong ways to store your passwords.
Windows: Microsoft’s Fix it Center is a beta troubleshooting program that tweaks common Windows issues—sort of like previously mentioned FixWin—but it comes straight from Microsoft. It’s average-Joe friendly, and addresses everything from network glitches to media player issues. Continue reading →