Google has recently upgraded the Compose Window of Gmail. The new Compose Window is much cleaner, more compact, and offers some new convenience features. When the upgrade is available on your account you’ll be prompted with the following screen: Continue reading “Google Mail Has a New Compose Window!”
A year or so ago, an app for Gmail was finally released for the iPhone and the iPad.
It was terrible.
In response, an embarrassed Google rushed out several updates to try to make things right…and it didn’t help much.
Today, the slate is being wiped clean as Google announces GMail 2.0 for the iPhone and iPad…and it’s not terrible! In fact, it’s downright snazzy. Continue reading “New Gmail App for iPhone/iPad for Google Apps users”
It’s amazing the things people live with because they think “it’s just the way it works.” Becoming frustrated with email, Internet connections, and applications is accepted as normal because users believe these shortcomings are built into their systems, so there’s no way to get around them.
I’m here to tell you that in 99% of cases — this is completely untrue.
A frustrating experience with technology usually comes from 3 sources: Continue reading “When Normal Becomes Frustrating”
I was driving home from the office the other day and felt the urge to blast some tunes. Without even looking, I hit the power button on the radio, hit the scan button several times, and adjusted the volume just loud enough to blast away all thoughts of the TPS reports and stapler requisition forms due the next day. If you think about it, a car radio is a perfect example of “transparent technology.” They are all designed to fit the car’s environment, the controls are easy to use, and they work without having to put much thought into it…the radio is a part of the car rather than its own special-needs device. All technology should work this same way. Its whole purpose is to make lives easier and more efficient, not complicated and expensive. Many tech-curmudgeons will say “All modern technology is complicated!”, and that’s a true statement. The trick is to make sure you’re using appropriate technology. Continue reading “If your technology isn’t transparent, it’s not working.”