Enabling SSL for GMail is Important

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

I don't usually link to popular blogs and I don't usually blog one-liners, but this is important enough for me to make the exceptions: If you have not turned on SSL for your GMail account yet, please do so now.
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Firebug can make Gmail slow

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

If you have FireBug installed in FireFox and you've been experiencing slow response from Gmail lately, you might find the following interesting. I just fired up my FireFox first thing this morning, went to Gmail and got the following message in alarming red: I clicked the "Fix It" link and received detailed instructions on configuring FireBug not to "interfere" with Gmail, which I followed (just disabled FireBug for mail.google.com) Now that's good service!
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FIX: Google Toolbar resets/breaks/messes up IE7 toolbars

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Ever since I've upgraded from IE6 to IE7, I've noticed that whenever I reopen my Internet Explorer, all my toolbars get messed up. It's as if they are reset to the original "factory" setting, regardless of how carefully I've tweaked them before previously closing IE7. Clearly something was wrong, but to my surprise the fault lay not with "Evil Microsoft" but with the "Benevolent Google"'s beloved Google Toolbar(!). I've learned here that the Google Toolbar uses some evil voodoo ("hijacks ITBarLayout from within its satellite BHO") which interferes with IE7's layout mechanism. Luckily, a site called IECustomizer.com makes a...
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Free SMS alerts from Google Calendar in Israel

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Woot! I've just received an SMS from Google Calendar reminding me of an event due in an hour. The greatest part? I'm in Israel. Who would have thought Google would support this feature for a market as small as Israel? Here's a list of carriers supported by Google Calendar: "Which mobile providers does Google Calendar support?". Currently 2 of Israel's cellular carriers are supported: Orange and Cellcom. Who's missing from the list? Pelephone of course. That company always ends up last in the race to adopt new technologies. I really should cancel my old subscription with them. How...

What’s missing in the new Google Reader?

Monday, November 6, 2006

I've been giving Google Reader a spin and I'm finding it very easy to get used to reading my RSS feeds through it. They've done an excellent job with the UI, as usual.But then I needed to find an old blog entry from Oren Eini's blog (a book recommendation for a fantasy trilogy of all things) and I've discovered that Google Reader is missing something very important. Something that Google is almost synonymous with - a search box.What and odd surprise - there is no search feature (that I could find) in the Google Reader. That's like finding out...
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