Email is the most invaluable asset of anyone’s identity on the web. You use email everyday and have all the important information stored in your inbox. All your social networking accounts, website registrations, Paypal accounts etc are connected and controlled by your email and thus it makes sense to completely secure your Gmail account and prevent unauthorised access. Choosing a strong password is not enough, you should be well aware how people try to gain access to other people’s email accounts by unfair means. Here are some useful tips on securing your Gmail account and avoid getting hacked: (more…)
Google has lowered the price of its monthly storage plans to $1.99 for the 100GB plan (previously $4.99), $9.99 for 1TB (previously $49.99), and $99.99 for 10TB, with even more storage available if you need it. How big is a terabyte anyway? Well, that’s enough storage for you to take a selfie twice a day for the next 200 years!!! and still have room left over.
Like before, storage continues to work across Drive, Gmail and Google+ Photos. Of course, the first 15GB plan remains free when you sign up to a Google account. You can sign up for one of these new Google Drive plans at www.google.com/settings/storage. If you already pay for storage, you’ll automatically move to a better plan at no extra cost.
Ever wonder how the sender sent you a mail with “Undisclosed Recipients” in the “To” column. Well let’s demystify the magic and show you are to perform the magic.
Depending on your mail programme or service i.e. Gmail, Windows Mail, Mac OS X Mail etc.
- Open your contact>> Create a new contact by entering the following details.
- First name “Undisclosed” and Last name “Recipients”;
- Enter your email address or any other email address. Hit the save or enter button. (more…)
Internet outages and long plane rides shouldn’t prevent you from working in Google Drive. Set up offline access so that the next time you’re offline you’ll still be able to view Google documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and drawings, shuffle folders around, and edit files stored in your Google Drive folder.
Set up offline access
Google recently announced that it has updated its social media service (Google+). The update allows Google+ users to send and receive emails from other Google+ connections even if they have never exchanged email addresses. All that needs to be done is to type the first or few letters and a list of names will appear to choose from.
Unfortunately, the service has been automatically enabled for all Google+ users but you can opt-out by following the steps below. (more…)
Google Search (or Google Web Search) is a web search engine owned by Google Inc. Google Search is the most-used search engine on the World Wide Web, receiving several hundred million queries each day through its various services. The main purpose of Google Search is to hunt for text in publicly accessible documents offered by web servers, as opposed to other data, such as with Google Image Search.
Google Search provides at least 22 special features beyond the original word-search capability. These include synonyms, weather forecasts, time zones, stock quotes, maps, earthquake data, movie showtimes, airports, home listings, and sports scores. There are special features for dates, including ranges, prices, temperatures, money/unit conversions, calculations, package tracking, patents, area codes and language translation of displayed pages.
Google’s rise to success was in large part due to a patented algorithm called PageRank that helps rank web pages that match a given search string.
You can carry out a search on information about similar businesses, products and data. (more…)
We receive mails and other correspondence from our mac users who have experienced difficulties in setting up or using their Hotmail account and other customised email account on Apple Mail. We have also tried searching the internet for possible way out or around this. We tried several options until we came in contact with a wonderful app called “THUNDERBIRD”.
With Thunderbird all you need to do is to enter your Name, Email address and Password. Once you have entered the necessary details, just click on the “Continue” button and wait for the program to search for EMail providers and Mozilla ISP providers.
To configure your mobile device i.e. tablets, phablets, phones and PDAs to fetch your mails from your email service provider’s server, you have the option to choose between IMAP and POP.
What is IMAP?
This simply means Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) a protocol for e-mail retrieval.
What is POP?
Post Office Protocol (POP) is an application-layer Internet standard protocol used by local e-mail clients to retrieve e-mail from a remote server over a TCP/IP connection.
POP and IMAP are two different protocols used to access email. POP and IMAP function very differently and each has its own advantages. POP is useful in checking emails from a computer that is in a specific location. IMAP is the better option when you need to check your emails from multiple locations, such as at work, from home, or on the road, using different computers.