Holiday mission of truthiness: Install LazyTruth Gmail filter and instantly fact-check those family emails
Untrue or exaggerated chain emails from family members who can’t or won’t do a simple Google search for the truth isn’t new, but with the holidays in the air, and people communicating more this time of year with relatives, you may be getting more of them than normal. So if you have Gmail, but especially if you end up “fixing computer problems” (ie, “My computer is slow because of all these trojans), you might take the opportunity to add LazyTruth to a relative’s Gmail account.
Iran is still planning on switching the country completely over to a national intranet at some point in the near future, but for now, in reaction to that one damn YouTube video, the gubment has blocked all access to Google and Gmail within Iran’s borders. You want cat pictures? USE BING DAMN YOU! Aaaah ha ha ha ha ha ha! Oh, but they haven’t blocked access to YouTube yet.
I prefer webmail over mail clients, but since I discovered Sparrow for Mac about a year ago, it’s been the only mail client app I’ve really liked in a long time. And then today, Google announced it had bought Sparrow, putting Sparrow employees to work on changing Gmail.
The mouse and keyboard were invented before the Internet even existed. Since then, countless technological advancements have allowed for much more efficient human computer interaction. Why then do we continue to use outdated technology? Introducing Gmail Motion — now you can control Gmail with your body. Read more here.
Gmail to Gmail voice chat has already been around fora couple years now, but now Google is rolling out the ability to call any phone number from your Gmail page. If your account has the phone calling feature activated, you’ll see a “Phone” button above your Gchat contacts list like in the photo above.