Gmail goes offline along with multiple inboxes

February 7, 2009

On February 6, Google decided to add two new great features to the Gmail Labs list. Having to option to go offline and have a span of inboxes across your monitor(s).

Offline Gmail takes Google Gears into account and turns your inbox into an offline email client. Here you can do pretty much anything you do online, such as browse through your mail, add labels, draft new messages and even prepare a message and send it out when you go back online. Another great feature is that Google automatically detects if you’re online or not, so it keeps everything in sync.

When enabled in Google Labs, Multiple Inboxes can display up to 8 different labels or searches next to your actual inbox, so you can keep an eye on incoming messages as well as labeled ones. To get started, go to settings then navigate to the Multiple Inboxes tab, then set your preferences.

If I wanted to see incoming messages labelled Ebay, I would enter is:Ebay (or the label of your choice). Here are some other examples of multiple inboxes that you can use.

is:starred [Starred items]

is:drafts [Drafted items]

has:attachment [All emails that have an attachment]

is:unread [All unread messages]

You can even combine these, for example you could have all unread messages with attachments. Post some of the multiple inboxes you are using in the comments, we’d love to see them!


iPod Touch & Nano

December 22, 2008

As some of you may know, two weeks ago I had bought an iPod Touch, and returned it the day after and got an iPod Nano.

By now, most of you are thinking I’m one crazy person, because who returns a perfectly good Touch?

The reason being is that all I’ll be using it for is a bulky $350 music player (with a touch screen).

Don’t get me wrong, this was one of the coolest gadgets I’ve owned in a while, but the free games (not all of them) are some of the worst games I’ve played in my life.

In a couple of months I can just see it being used only as a music player, so that’s why I bought the $150 8GB Nano.

Honestly, I don’t regret a thing. I’ve talked to many iPod Touch users, and they actually agreed to my decision. It’s really only for show, just like the MacBook Air.

Now talking about the iPod Nano, the battery life is great, it’s been about a week and a half and I still haven’t had to charge it up yet (almost a quarter of the battery left).

The interfaces and menus are great, slim design and the large screen is great for watching videos.

Post comments about what you think about the iPod Touch or the iPod Nano, and which one you think is better and why.


The blog has been created

November 29, 2008

I’m glad to announce the blog I have been talking about in some of my previous blog posts and videos has been created!

I’m currently working on the design, as well as some pages. The link will be released soon!

If you want to become an author, email me at Feedback.scratchedchalk@gmail.com, PM me on YouTube or leave a comment on this blog post.

Hope this will be a great experience for everyone!

Hope you apply for a position as an author!


Blog Proposition

November 6, 2008

Here’s something that could involve you!

I was thinking we could start a blog, and post about anything.

As you probably noticed, on my WordPress blog, the theme I use allows me to have different pages. We could separate these pages into different sections, such as computers, music, sports, film making ect. (If you have any more suggestions for different categories, please levae a comment or email me at: Feedback.ScratchedChalk@gmail.com)

Now, I would invite authors to join me in this blogging proccess, assigning them to their specified page(s) (email me about what categorie(s) you would like to blog in).

If you do want to become an author, here are some things worth considering:

1. If you are writting an article on a piece of software, for example, Audacity. You may NOT plagarise or copy someone else’s work.

2. If you’re embedding a YouTube video in your post, and it’s not yours, you must state the link of the video and the proper owner of the video.

3. To be accepted as an author, you must send me (either through email or on YouTube) a sample of an article you would want to write.

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If this becomes a major blog, I will have it self hosted, and create a site out of it, complete with a forum and some other interesting aspects.

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Once again, feel free to either PM me on YouTube or Email me for questions/applications for becoming an author.

Feedback.ScratchedChalk@gmail.com

View video for more info:


Download YouTube videos and their MP3’s

November 6, 2008

Don’t like downloading YouTube videos with a .flv extension? Like a specific song that you heard, and want to download it? Using KeepVid and VidtoMP3, you can do those exact tasks with a few simple clicks.

KeepVid allows you to download YouTube videos in .MP4 format or .flv, both are playable, but for the .flv extension, you will have to convert it to a .wmv or another media format.

As for VidtoMP3, you can easily download/rip audio from YouTube video in just a few seconds in a .MP3 extension.


Skype

November 1, 2008

The free VoIP, Skype, has been downloaded over one million times ever since it came out. Now people are using it to get in touch with their friends and family, make pod casts, or even join an IM conversation.



Features

  • Free PC to PC calls to people anywhere in the world.
  • Free video calls – plus get more detail than ever before with High Quality Video.
  • Call phones and mobiles at great low rates per minute.
  • Instant message for free when it’s not a good time to talk.
  • Forward your calls to your mobile when you’re offline.
  • Send SMS messages to people on mobiles.
  • Comes with the Google Toolbar (optional install).

Just a few days ago, I made a video showing some of the features of Skype, fairly basic, mostly for the newer group of people who have just downloaded Skype. Most of you have probably have probably already heard of Skype, but if you already haven’t downloaded it, this video might just convince you.

You can download Skype HERE


Which Blog?

October 29, 2008

I’ve been debating on this for some time now. When I first started blogging, I used Blogger, a free service by Google.

After some researching, I came across WordPress, which I will be soon converting to my own domain name.

Now my principle question to all you viewers, which blog should my main blog be? (I’ll still be using both, but which ever one you choose, I’ll post more content on.)

My Blogger Blog:

Or

My WordPress Blog

Vote Here: