As you may have heard already, Google has just released its new feature, aptly titled Gmail Motion. In an attempt to keep up with the ever-changing technology of the Internet, Google has created a series of motions that is translated into actions and commands in Gmail. It performs actions in Gmail such as search, reply all and mark as unread based on your motions, as opposed to the click of a mouse. The advancement will allow users to feel more at one with their computers and have a more personal email experience. How does it work? Gmail Motion combines your computer’s built-in...

Ensuring that all of your belongings are secure at all times is a tall order. Thankfully, there are some tools that make it much easier. Portable security devices can be hard to find, but we have found several that work quite well. Laptop privacy screens Privacy can be a major concern if you do a lot of work in public. Often, if your typeface is large enough for you to see it, it’s probably big enough for someone else to see it too. That’s what these privacy screens are for. Laptop privacy screens get rid of the need to crouch over your screen and constantly minimize windows...

Managing your email inbox can be quite stressful. The emails are arriving faster than you can read them, and it seems like there’s never sufficient time in the day to make it through them all. Fortunately, there are a number of tips that make it easier to keep your inbox neat – here are just some of them: Set up folders Folders are a great, easy way to better monitor emails and simplify your inbox. Often, you can set filters according to email address, so you can create a separate folder for your family, friends, and for individual clients or partners. This helps you figure...

Whether you’re a wireless mouse user or you’ve stuck with the wired version, you probably know that there are advantages to both. The debate between the two options has been going on for years. While it most likely won’t be resolved anytime soon, these facts may well help you better determine which one is right for you. Wired Just like wireless mice, wired mice have a lot of positives as well as negatives. These are a few of the major benefits: Longer life expectancy Quicker response time More cost efficient More accuracy – a big pro for gamers No possibility of...

Google Docs is a fairly popular tool. A number of us utilize it on a regular basis – often in a business setting. Google has made some recent changes to Google Docs, which can help users become more productive The popular commenting feature in Google Docs has recently received some big improvements – some of the most significant are: Timestamps and profile pictures on comments The ability to edit and resolve comments Implementation of email notifications via @mentions Email notifications are one of the handiest features that have been added as they let you bring people into...

South by Southwest (SXSW) is a yearly event that unites people from film, music and new media. SXSW is all about creative content, and that is never lacking. SXSW is most known for its music festival – it is one of the biggest in the United States, but it has much more to offer. SXSW Interactive is a popular event for web creators and entrepreneurs. The event lasts five days and focuses on the future of innovative technology. And, although the two-day SXSW Technology Summit, which includes presentations on technology and business, is still going on, a number of great ideas have...

Whether we are aware of it or not, many of us employ flash storage gadgets every day. Cell phones and laptops are two gadgets we use on a regular basis that typically contain flash memory. What exactly is flash storage? Flash storage devices make it a breeze to store data and transport it from one machine to another. Flash memory qualifies as a solid storage device, meaning it is electronic, not mechanical like data CDs. Other features that are common for flash storage are: A non-volatile storage chip, meaning it doesn’t need a constant flow of power to maintain the information...

We utilize search engines to help us answer almost any question we may have. If these search engines are giving us the most relevant results, why do those results vary so much? Search algorithms are always changing, and each search engine uses different criteria to determine what is relevant. How do Google and Bing, the two biggest search engines, stack up? Google Google’s search algorithm has undergone a great deal of changes in recent weeks. The biggest and most recent change to the algorithm is the suppression of results from what Google refers to as content farms. Content...

The DEMO Spring 2011 conference, the “launchpad for emerging technology”, is going on this week and, already, many great ideas have emerged from it. One of the major focuses of the conference is social technology. These are some of the best products so far, social or otherwise: Websense’s Defensio for Facebook Defensio for Facebook is an application that lets companies better monitor their Facebook Pages. The application keeps pages spam and clutter-free, making them much more appealing to prospects as well as current customers. This application lets you set preferences...