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Articles tagged with: Email

Microsoft And Google Tweet Wars

Our tech giants Google and Microsoft has taken the patent war to next level and Twitter is the new war zone. Recently, Microsoft, along with Apple and Oracle collectively bought some 6,000 patents from Nortel inc.

In the mean time, Google bought around 1,000 patents from IBM. Microsoft, Apple and Oracle in a group known as CPTN paid $3.5 billion more than the predicted price for buying the patents.

Gmail Updated Version For Android

Google has released the latest version 2.3.5 of Gmail for Android phones. The previous application just redirected your mails from Gmail to your Android phones. But this new version has some marvellous updates.

One of the best features of this new version is the selection of specific labels. You can label a specific sender which will allow you to get a notification only when that labelled user has sent you a mail. In short, you won’t be bothered by getting a notification every time you receive an email on Gmail.

Ingenium Gingerbread Tablet For $192

The Ingenium tablet is one Android Gingerbread you’re going to want to keep your eyes on. With its 7″ touchscreen, front facing camera, HDMI output, the device comes with 4GB of internal memory and is the best way to connect with your loved ones when you are away from your desktop.

The WiFi tablet is powered by a 1.2GHz Telechips TCC8803 Cortex processor and displays an 800 x 480 pixel resolution with multi-touch.

Apple’s iOS 4.3.4 Fixes PDF Bug, Blocks Jailbreaking

Apple has just released a software update for iOS phones and tablets that fixes a serious vulnerability in the operating system in regards to the way PDF files handled fonts. The vulnerability included the potential of a malicious PDF file to sneak malware into the device.

Of course, before you hurry to update your iOS gadget, do note that the refresh also prevents hacking and jailbreaking. So, it’s kind of a double edged sword, and if jailbreaking means anything to you, you’ll stay away from this update and quit using PDFs all together.

Buy Your Business Apps In Bulk From Apple

Apple is launching a new volume app purchasing plan to businesses. The new program is dubbed App Store Volume Purchasing and gives businesses a way to buy mobile applications by 3rd party vendors in volume, through a corporate account.

Now, Apple wants to be clear that the future App Store is not a ‘real app store’ but more like a private website, offering corporations ways to cut back on spending without compromising productivity tools necessary for organizational growth.

Yahoo Mail Is Harvesting Your Emails

Yahoo e-mail users are outrageous about Yahoo’s new Terms and Conditions that now gives them the right to snoop in on people’s e-mails. What makes matters even worse is that this same rule applies to e-mails that are sent to Yahoo users.

Yahoo claims that the new changes are being implemented to better understand behavioral advertising and improve their search filters, but Yahoo users aren’t too pleased with the change in service.

University Of Nebraska Gets 250K For Microsoft Office 365

While it’s not uncommon for companies to offer incentives to clients to try out new products, Microsoft recently paid the University of Nebraska, $250,000 to move from its existing IBM Lotus notes to Microsoft’s Office 365.

The University stated that they will use the money to convert a large number of the PCs currently using Lotus notes in addition to using the funds to pay for a Microsoft Premier Support agreement covering email and Microsoft Office applications for the University as a whole.

Shortmail: “Twitter For Email”

A new mail program called ‘Shortmail’, dubbed as “Twitter for e-mail”, will now scale down the communication overload by restricting messages to 500 characters.

The program also aims to make some conversations more public and therefore more social.

Nokia’s Messaging Business Goes To UK’s Synchronica

The UK-based mobile messaging company Synchronica has inked a deal to take over Nokia’s operator-branded messaging business in a deal worth about $25 million—including a scant $4 million up front and warrants for some 18.3 million common shares in Synchronica.

Synchronica plans to continue to operate and support Nokia’s messaging system, so existing partners and customers shouldn’t’ see any disruptions.

How Would You Like A $70 Android Netbook?

Newegg’s got some great deals, I’ve been buying from them ever since I started my PC building hobby at 16 years of age. What’s great about the site is that its got tons of reviews from customers like you and I, who love technology and have opinions about the stuff they buy (who doesn’t?)

Browsing through the various computers on Newegg, I recently stumbled upon the Augen GENBOOK NBA7400A for $69.99. It’s powered by Android Donut, which is obviously a few generations behind the curb, but other than that it seems like a notebook that will do the basics.