Gmail users who envy Outlook's SkyDrive integration will find that the proverbial grass is now a little greener on their side, thanks to fresh features in Attachments.me's Chrome and Firefox browser extensions. With the plugin installed, files residing in Microsoft's cloud service can be attached to emails from within Gmail. Also included in the update is support for user-created rules that can direct attachments to SkyDrive as they flood into inboxes. If you’d like to add SkyDrive to an existing account, you can click on our menu at the top right of Gmail, and click on ‘Manage account’, thenRead More
Google is bringing voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation to Android smartphone users in India. Users accessing Maps via the iOS app or Web will also be able to see traffic information in select Indian cities. While the functionality's been available since January if you've rooted your device, the official version lands today with a localized "Indian English" voice option. At the same time, it's adding live traffic information for major roads in big cities like Mumbai, New Delhi,Pune and Hyderabad with both arriving today on handsets running Gingerbread and up. As in other countries, Google’s traffic data is shown in a simpleRead More
This infographic from statista illustrates Apple's position as the most valuable company in the world.
Google's enabled a new function in its search engine, which will now hold onto your preferences, assigning them to your Google account and activating across all your web-ready devices and browsers. Saved settings include language preference, results per page and whether to enable Google Instant. It has also separated mobile and desktop options, to ensure your phone isn't clogged up with hundreds of results on a weedy 3G connection. Hit the settings tag on the Google search page to enable the feature. How to save settings to your account To get saved search settings, regardless of which computer or browser you’re using,Read More
Norton has introduced a new tool called Norton Top Search that lets you control the top search result for your name, for free. To change your top search result, all you need to do is pick a URL that you would like to pop up first when people search your name. The form to do so, found here looks like this: After inputting your desired URL, Norton then shows you how the search result will eventually look: Then the site asks you to verify your identity via Facebook. After that, you receive the following message: “Congratulations! Your online reputation is now protected.Read More
The online reputation management company BrandYourself explored just that question for three of the United States Olympic team’s hottest names: swimmers Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte, and gymnast Gabby Douglas.
The app has been in the works for some time, and was even rumored to be coming late last month at Google’s I/O developers conference. Pinterest for Android is available now from Google Play. Pinterest for iPad and the updated iPhone app are also available now from the App Store. Announced at a summer party at Pinterest’s new San francisco headquarters, the Android app represents a complete redesign of the app from the ground up, this time designed specifically for Android. Features: • Pin what you love from around the web • Discover content by browsing interest categories • Explore pins and boards curated byRead More
Google is changing its search algorithm to knock down websites that have repeatedly been found to allow users access to pirated content. According to Singhal, search results will instead favor websites that offer legally downloadable content such as music and movies. Google’s algorithm will now take into account the number of “valid copyright removal notices” against a site when determining its rank in search, according to a blog post written by Amit Singhal, Google’s vice president of engineering. The new data point is being added to the approximately 200 other factors Google considers during search queries. He wrote “This ranking change shouldRead More
Business intelligence company DOMO paired up with Column Five Media to create this infographic, which shows just how much data is generated every minute.
Yahoo Mail-subscribing-households use 11% more electricity per year than Gmail households, a recent study by Opower found. That adds up to nearly a whole extra month of electricity, about an extra $110 per year. Opower looked at the correlation between email address and electricity usage across 2.8 million American households. Of those, we focused on Yahoo Mail and Gmail because they were the most popular domains in our dataset. The email addresses correspond to the member of the household who manages the electricity bill. Realize that Yahoo has had a rough stretch lately: - 2 CEOs fired within 8 months - 14%Read More