Tag Archives: Gmail

User interfaces are no way to assess Google vs Office 365


I’m always interested when companies put their technologists forward as the public face of the company’s expertise in different areas. The idea is that the technologist will wow the readership with deep insights into technology that causes the readers to … Continue reading

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Do LinkedIn smartphone apps harvest contact data from Gmail?


Is anyone else irritated by the way LinkedIn appears to harvest email addresses in an attempt to persuade you to transform correspondents into LinkedIn contacts? I’ve often wondered where LinkedIn got its information about people that I might like to … Continue reading

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Email’s about to die? I think not


Ho hum: the recent Wired.com article “The Next Big Thing You Missed: Email’s About to Die, Argues Facebook Co-Founder” seemed to be one big advertisement for Asana, a startup based in San Francisco. Asana, led by Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz, … Continue reading

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The elimination of web bugs (well, for Gmail anyway)


I read Google’s post of December 12 announcing that Gmail would now display graphics in messages automatically with some interest. It seems like a very good idea to me to address the “web beacon” or “web bug” problem that has … Continue reading

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Why are people surprised when Google uses their data?


I’m not sure that the degree of shock being expressed within the press about Google “reading” email is altogether justified. A good example is the London Guardian’s headline of “Don’t expect privacy when sending to Gmail”, arising from a defense … Continue reading

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Exchange Unwashed Digest May 2013


May 2013 produced some thoughts about site mailboxes, CU1 improvements, planning tools, and even a Windows Phone application in the Exchange Unwashed Blog. Here’s what happened in detail. Using an Office 365 free trial domain to test software (May 30): … Continue reading

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Exchange Unwashed digest: April 2013


April 2013 saw the appearance of Exchange 2013 CU1 to release the restrictions that had previously stopped anyone running a “legacy” version of Exchange from installing Exchange 2013 into an existing organization. More stuff happened during April too, and some … Continue reading

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Sending cash via Gmail: an invitation to scammers?


Am I the only one to have a small nagging doubt about Google’s announcement that they now allow Gmail users to send money to each other? Given the commentary that I have read so far, it seems like I am. … Continue reading

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Google flogging a dead horse with Motorola pager patent


For those who follow patent matters, the spat between Google and Microsoft revolving around whether Exchange ActiveSync infringes a Motorola pager patent dating from August 1995 has moved on to Germany, where an associated case is being heard in Mannheim. … Continue reading

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Google and Microsoft spat over ActiveSync: Hardly a war, more like a skirmish


January 30 Update: Just on the deadline, it seems like Google has acceded to a request from Microsoft to extend its support for ActiveSync connections to Gmail until July 31, 2013. The step simply makes sense as it reduces the … Continue reading

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