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Collaboration in the cloud

ChannelPro-SMB’s Rich Freeman has put together a nice chart listing features of several on-line collaboration suites.

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New label management procedure in Gmail

I just noticed there’s no longer a button to click to rename a label in Gmail. Fortunately I found out how to do it by searching Gmail help. Go to the Settings >> Labels page.  Click on a label and it turns into an edit field.

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Google Voice – is that Work, Mobile, or Other?

Lots of friends and colleagues are starting to get their Google Voice numbers. I’m still waiting for mine. I went to enter my brother’s new number into my Google Contacts database and saw that the choices for phone number type were still limited to Home, Work, Mobile, Home Fax, Work Fax, Pager, and Other. I [...]

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“New way” of doing things involves cloud computing

In this article for small businesses, Lesley Spencer Pyle recommends five services for common small business tasks: BaseCamp for project management Box.net for file sharing SnapPages.com for web design (I hadn’t heard of this one before) Google Docs for word processing Google Voice for phone call management

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Gmail and secure web content

Yesterday I asked why I wasn’t seeing images embedded in Gmail messages even though I told Gmail to display them. Today I answered my own question: I was answering “yes,” I want to view only the webpage content that was delivered securely. The text was being delivered securely but the images were not, so I [...]

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What’s wrong with this non-picture?

I’m having trouble lately with opt-in e-mail marketing messages displaying correctly in Google Apps Gmail. Look at this: When I opened this same message in Outlook, at first I got the notification that pictures were not being downloaded. But when I told Outlook to download and display the pictures, it readily complied. Not so for [...]

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Resources for Google Apps users with BlackBerries

Subscribers to Google Apps Premium Edition have access to some pretty good tools for synchronization with BlackBerries. But it’s harder than it should be to find instructions for setting this up. So I’m taking this opportunity to provide some direct links to the Google help documents. Overview of IMAP Enabling IMAP in Gmail Generic IMAP [...]

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Uninstalling IE8

Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 8 has become one of those programs that gets installed automatically for folks using Windows Update or Microsoft Update. I thought I’d give it a try, but at least one of the cloud services I use doesn’t play nice with it. So I uninstalled it. No problem on my XP laptop, but [...]

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Outlook notification when new Gmail arrives

One problem – if you consider it that – with Gmail and other IMAP accounts is that Outlook doesn’t by default pop up that little envelope at the bottom of your screen when a new message arrives. Lytebyte shows you how to configure an Outlook rule to compensate. The rule is designed for Outlook 2007. [...]

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Don’t get scared by the headlines

“Gmail accounts hacked via unpatched hole!” That’s the headline on this article from Windows Secrets, which is generally a very good source of information. Based on the headline alone, you might think that using Gmail is inherently insecure. But a closer reading of the article reveals that Gmail accounts can only be hacked in this [...]

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