A Date with Google Mail: Gmail Tips and Tricks

In 2012 Google announced that they’ve crossed the 425 million user account mark. By May 2014, there’s no doubt that this number would be easily above the 500 million mark. It goes without saying that a major portion of these accounts use Gmail quite regularly.

Let’s cut to the chase here. I’m here to tell you that using Gmail and using Gmail effectively are two completely different things. I work in an office with 15 employees and we use Gmail as our official email client. I can safely say that except for my boss and I, everyone else uses just the standard features that come with a Gmail account. That’s just 13%, in an internet marketing company!

After extensive research, which can safely be interpreted as “accidental stumbling upon new features while learning how to change an email signature”, I’ve come across quite a few Gmail gems.

Gmail Labs

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Netflix Raises Subscription Fee for New Customers

Its the little things which happen to you that can really brighten a otherwise slow day. The feeling is even better when its at the start of a weekend.


Netflix has officially hiked its prices for all new customers by $1(USD). The key word here being NEW. All new customers who sign up for possibly the best online streaming service there is on offer, will now have to pay $8.99 per month for a subscription. Read More

Flappy Bird, Flapping No More

Flappy Bird Game Over

If you’re one of those people who hadn’t downloaded the Flappy Bird game in the short time that it was trending, you’ve just lost your chance to be part of history.

Dong Nguyen, the creator of this historic mobile device game that drew the ire of everyone who ever installed it, announced yesterday 9th Feb 2014, that he will be taking the game down to save himself from the backlash that this game has produced for him. Read More

Google and Motorola – Splitsville

We’ve all heard about Google breaking it off with Motorola last week and let’s be honest, we never really saw that working out too well. However, now that Motorola is out of the picture, Google can concentrate it’s resources into doing what they do best; Building Better Software.

Google Sells Motorola

This decision comes less than two years after the internet giant acquired the struggling mobile company in 2012 for a whopping USD 12.5 billion. Read More

Life before Google Maps

What do you do when you need to find out how to get around a new city when your visiting parents or friends? You simply whip out our smartphones, launch Google Maps and punch in an address to get to where we need to go.

However, it wasn’t that easy pre-2004, before Google acquired a Sydney-based company called Where 2 Technologies where a web-based map was developed by two Danish brothers Lars and Jens Rasmussen.

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