G-mail’s much touted message sifting doesn’t seem to work

One of the most fascinating aspects of Google's recent announcement of offline capability for Gmail was this: The company says when it stores your messages foroffline viewing,it tries to choose the most interesting

Published on: February 9th, 2009 Edward Albro

Beta Gmail lets users check e-mail offline

If you live in Gmail, but don't always have a broadband connection available, today should be a happy day for you. Google is rolling out a new system for letting Gmail users access

Published on: January 29th, 2009 Edward Albro

Top five Gmail add-ons to take control of your Inbox

Last month, I reviewed my five favorite Gmail add-ons, which included helpful widgets that you could easily embed in the screen real-estate surrounding your inbox. You can access all of them from Gmail

Published on: January 19th, 2009 C.G. Lynch

How to fix the 10 worst things about Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft Outlook is a nearly ubiquitous presence in PC computing - and, seemingly, a universally reviled one. Outlook has countless features, ranging from e-mail gathering to calendaring, contact tracking, to-do list creation and

Published on: January 14th, 2009 Preston Gralla

Five G-mail add-ons that boost your productivity

Last month, I reviewed my five favorite Gmail add-ons, which included helpful widgets that you could easily embed in the screen real-estate surrounding your inbox. You can access all of them from Gmail

Published on: January 13th, 2009 C.G. Lynch

Google grumbles about media coverage of Apps outages

MIAMI - Recent outages affecting Google Apps have received a disproportionately large amount of coverage from the technology press, resulting in a misperception about the stability of this hosted collaboration and communication suite.

Published on: November 14th, 2008 Juan Carlos Perez

Google adds video chat to Gmail

Google added a voice and video chat feature to Gmail today. The capability allows people who use the free e-mail service to click on a contact's name and, provided their computers both have

Published on: November 13th, 2008 C.G. Lynch and Daniel Ionescu

Google promises 99.9% uptime for premier edition of Apps

Google is offering a service-level agreement for a version of Google Apps, a move that may provide some comfort to enterprises spooked by a long Gmail outage and a buggy Apps portal earlier

Published on: November 3rd, 2008 Jeremy Kirk and Daniel Ionescu

Sun loses $1.68 billion, Symantec prepares for lay offs

Download our latest podcast here.OpenOffice.org has released two patches for security flaws in older versions of its open-source office productivity suite. The two vulnerabilities affect versions of OpenOffice prior to version 2.4.2. Version

Published on: October 31st, 2008 IDG News Service

Search engine giants plan to defend freedom of expression

Download our latest podcast here.See all of our Podcasts or subscribe hereGoogle, Yahoo and Microsoft are publishing a common code of conduct relating to freedom of expression and the protection of privacy online.

Published on: October 29th, 2008 IDG News Service

Microsoft’s big patch spoiled by new attack code

Download our latest podcast here.See all of our Podcasts or subscribe hereJust hours after Microsoft posted details of a critical Windows bug, new attack code that exploits the flaw has surfaced. It took

Published on: October 24th, 2008 IDG News Service

Will Gmail outage give Google and SaaS a black eye?

In the battle to get enterprise customers to switch to Gmail and the Google Apps software suite, Google has to meet higher expectations than existing business software vendors. While that might be unfair,

Published on: October 21st, 2008 C. G. Lynch and Juan Carlos Perez

Google at a loss to explain Gmail outage

Download our latest podcast here.See all of our Podcasts or subscribe hereA prolonged, ongoing Gmail outage has some Google Apps administrators pulling their hair out as their end users, including high-ranking executives, complain

Published on: October 17th, 2008 IDG News Service

15 free Firefox add-ons that will transform your browsing experience

Firefox 3 was released just this June, and many Firefox fans believe the new version is clearly the best browser you can get. You can make it even better with free add-ons, which

Published on: September 5th, 2008 Preston Gralla