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Using Google’s Two Step Verification

If you don’t know what 2-Step Verification is here is a simple explanation: The two-step system uses both a password and a numerical code tied to your mobile phone, which can be sent by Google via SMS or generated by a smartphone app. Either way, it means a prospective hacker would need to obtain both […]

Add Gmail Contacts to iOS 5

Though many don’t realize it the process for importing your contacts to your iPhone from Gmail Address Book is quite simple. Getting them OUT of your iPhone can, depending on how their configured, be much more complicated. But that is for another post. I know that many supposed Mac techs and BigBox retailers will want […]

Stopping spam tip.

1st. USE GMAIL. Then enable ‘SmartLabels’ in Gmail’s labs portion of the ‘Settings’. This alone will cut bulk and spam to next to zero! You can set up Gmail to retrieve just about any other type of email account you have. Read about that here. If you don’t want to use Gmail the next part […]

Get your Cloud Data down to your machine

Here are some ways to get your ‘cloud data’ backed up locally. I know most people look to the ‘cloud’ for their secondary backups (if they even have a primary one) but few people ponder what will happen if their information is lost or compromised in the cloud or the terms of service of the […]

Security news – Gmail spear phishing attack

There are some very splashy news stories going around saying ‘Google was Hacked".. Oh no sky is falling. Let’s be clear. GOOGLE WAS NOT HACKED! What happened is that many ‘targeted users’ were ‘Phished’ – the users where ‘conned/tricked’ into giving up their security information and passwords. This is called ‘spear phishing’ Essentially Gmail’s login […]

Backup your Facebook Profile Information

I am going to show you two (2) methods of obtaining your Facebook contact information; Names and email account information. One via a browser extension/add-on and another via using an ‘intermediary’ email account – in this case Yahoo. As I have written many times I love me my Firefox browser. With the add-ons/extensions and tweaks […]

SMS from GMail

I’ve written many times about how awesome a tool Google Apps Gmail is. Check out these links. One Two Three Four and I’m sure there are more just look. And I’ve also written about how to send and SMS text to a phone via email. Here But that does require you know the service provider […]

Free calling in Gmail extended through 2011

Google initially rolled out free voice calls in Gmail (via Google Voice) as something they would offer through 2010. Now, "in the spirit of holiday giving," they’ve extended free calling through all of 2011. In case you haven’t tried it yet, dialing a phone number works just like a regular phone. Look for “Call phone” […]

A little Firefox fix

Something strange has been happening for me lately I have been having some issues with my Gmail in Firefox, and in Firefox only, after the last security update. And as most of you know I am a HUGE fan of Gmail with Firefox. What was happening is that my Gmail response was slow, Chat would […]

Gmail Integrates with Google Voice for Free Calls from Your Inbox.

Gmail is integrating Google Voice, bringing free calls to the U.S. and Canada and cheap international calls to Gmail—and it’s available today. Calls to the U.S. and Canada will be free for at least the rest of the year and calls to other countries will be billed at our very low rates. We worked hard […]