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February 10, 2010

Is Google Buzz going to kill the twitter?

Filed under: Google, TechNews, Technology — Tags: , , — The Insight @ 5:08 pm

This is the big question that is doing the round on web today. I do feel that this time Google has put good efforts.so chances are really good for them this time.
Twitter is still in nascent phase. They do not have good infrastructure to support the growing massive traffic.They could not perform as facebook did in case of massive traffic. (more…)

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Socialization of Gmail-Google Buzz

Filed under: Gmail, Google, Technology — Tags: , , , — The Insight @ 5:14 am

Gmail is no more something that you are just using for sending emails and chatting.Gmail is going to be ‘Social’.Succes of social media particularly Twitter make Google to introduce Google Buzz.
In layman language Google buzz is simply the incorporation of Twitter inside Gmail.Your Status messages would be the ‘tweets’ in Google Buzz.You can follow the people you email and chat most using Google Buzz.’Sharing ‘ is the cornerstone of Google Buzz.Sharing of Status messages,videos,links and photos.You would have control over your sharing buzz.If you want to share with few and dont want to share with other people you have choice.
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December 13, 2008

View PDF files in Gmail

Opening PDF files in your email is  always a tedious work because it slows down the system . Now Gmail has provided the facility to view (before downloading it) your PDFs . There is Download option also .

When you will click View PDF will be opened in your browser as it do in Google Docs.

December 4, 2008

Gmail:Check your mails without browser

Filed under: Gmail, Technology — Tags: , , , , — The Insight @ 5:53 am

The Gmail Notifier is an application that allows user to check their mails without opening the browser. Every time you get a new message this application alerts you. It does so by displaying an icon in your system tray.

It also displays subjects , sender and snippets of the newly arrived mail. It is in Beta .

For those who have Google Talk there is no need to have this Application since Google Talk provides this feature.

November 26, 2008

Google explanation on security vulnerability in Gmail

Google said phishing emails are responsible for domain hijackings  and they claimed that there is no evidence of a Gmail vulnerability.

According to Google the cause was a phishing scheme  . Google had found out this with the help of affected users. Google  explained the modus operandi –

“Attackers sent customized e-mails encouraging web domain owners to visit fraudulent websites such as “google-hosts.com” that they set up purely to harvest usernames and passwords. These fake sites had no affiliation with Google, and the ones we’ve seen are now offline. Once attackers gained the user credentials, they were free to modify the affected accounts as they desired. In this case, the attacker set up mail filters specifically designed to forward messages from web domain providers.”

Reagrding Gmail CSRF bug Google has said that there was a Gamil CSRF bug in september 2007 that they fixed in 24 hours and after that there was no such bug as reported .

November 20, 2008

Gmail Implemented themes

Today when i opened my Gmail i was surprised to see so many colors. Then i checked there was a message on top saying that Gmail has implemented Themes. I checked their blog to confirm things . I came to know that Gmail has released 30 themes for its user and more is expected in coming days. so now you have a chance to spice up your inbox.
To implemenent Themes Go to Settings->Themes and choose your theme.

November 18, 2008

Gmail :- Privacy Issues

Filed under: Technology, YouTube — Tags: , , , , , — The Insight @ 9:47 am

According to ConsumerWatchdog.org Gmail is not respecting the privacy of their users. They have addressed their concern through this video .

November 12, 2008

Gmail is launching voice and video chat

Filed under: TechNews — Tags: , , , , — The Insight @ 5:38 am

Google’s Gmail is going to launch “Voice and Video Chat“ feature . This feature will be provided inside the Gmail.

To make things happens you have to  download and install the voice and video plugin . This new feature has been designed using internet standards such as as XMPP, RTP, and H.264, It means there is scope for third party applications to interoperate with Gmail voice and video chat.

Once you install the plugin, to start a video chat, just click on the “Video & more” menu at the bottom of your Gmail chat window, and choose “Start video chat.” You’ll have a few seconds to make sure you look presentable while it’s ringing, and then you’ll see and hear your friend live, right from within Gmail. You can click the “pop-out” iconto make the video larger, or click the fullscreen iconin the upper left-hand corner for a fully immersive experience.

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