Video Audio Chat Now Available for Gmail

by on November 12, 2008
in Google

Google has finally rolled out a feature which is for the first time on the web, Chat via Video or Audio from within your Gmail Inbox with an excellent sound and video quality.

This chat function will work from any PC with with the internet connection running on any of the popular OS like Windows XP and Vista along with Macs with OS X 10.4 or later. As for browsers, all major browsers including Google Chrome, Firefox 3, IE, Opera etc. are supported by this new feature. This feature will be available for mobile users soon.

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Backup Gmail Emails with Gmail Backup

by on November 6, 2008
in Freewares, Softwares, Tools

Why would anyone need to backup their Gmail accounts? Isn’t Google a mega-god of Internet age?  Well, yes they are! However, no one, not even Google, is infallible.

When it comes to one’s email accounts, and all the precious information they can contain, one can never be too careful. Take charge of your valuable information, and protect it with Gmail Backup 0.104.

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8 Ways to Access Gmail When Down

by on October 29, 2008
in Google, Tips and Tricks

It’s not a usual sight that you see Gmail down and giving a 502 (temporary) error. But what if it does for unknown reasons and that also when you replying to an urgent email?

Google OS blog have come u with an interesting list of URLs from where you can access Gmail when it’s down. One of them might just work during outages at the Gmail datacenters.

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Gmail Adds Colourful Emoticons

by on October 24, 2008
in Google, Tips and Tricks

We have come across several new additions and releases by Google in the recent past, such as canned responses in Gmail, AdSense integration with Analytics and the release of Gmail Mobile 2.0.

Another new feature has been added to Gmail today which is one of the most requested features. Yep, you are right! It’s the smiley/emoticon support for emails.

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Send Quick Empty Email Messages in Gmail

by on October 17, 2008
in Tips and Tricks

Since you all know Gmail is one of the most popular email services available, you can also use it to send quick messages to your friends and colleagues without having to type long stuff in the text body area.

Every now and then, the official Gmail blog give out tips which can help you use Gmail in a more productive way. Just like the tip I shared about Web Clips in Gmail. They have again shared another tip on how to send empty messages.

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Config Gmail as Default Email Client in Firefox 3

by on August 11, 2008
in Google, Tips and Tricks

Gmail is one of the most popular email services available. I use a popular desktop client, Thunderbird, to receive my Gmail mails and it is my default email client to send emails.

But for people who do not have a mail client configured for their browsers, Firefox 3 has a built-in feature by which they can configure Gmail as the default email client. This trick will enable you to automatically open Gmail when clicked on a mailto link.

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Customize Gmail Web Clips with your RSS Feeds

by on August 6, 2008
in Google, Tips and Tricks

A couple of days ago Gmail introduced a filter option by which none of your important emails would be sent to it’s hungry spam bin, and today I would like to share a Gmail tip with you all. You must have visited the headlines once or twice from the Web Clips at the top of your Inbox.

This Web Clips option covers the latest headlines from popular sources like HSBC, New York Times, etc. If you are not interested to read that stuff, and would rather would like to read content from your own feeds, you can change these settings from the Gmail settings itself.

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Faster Login for Gmail and Orkut

Last night, somehow, I stumbled upon Tricks4Fun where I found this cool trick to open Gmail and Orkut faster. This trick can be a really very useful for people who use slow dial-up connections. :D

Faster Gmail Interface
To check your mails in a fast way, then simply open and login in with your username and password. Pretty simple, eh? Actually, this interface was created for cell phone users, who want to check their mails. So, slow internet users can take advantage of this and use this to check their mails. :)

Faster Orkut Login
As you all know, that the main Orkut page consists of number of images and that heavy login box. So, just to skip that you can use this alternate log-in page to login your Orkut account. Just point your browser to this url and the log-in page will open. :D

Enjoy! :D