Archive for November, 2010
Mobile Embrace has recently joined a growing number of businesses that are switching their email to Google’s cloud.
As more businesses switch to cloud email and Gmail continues to rise we decided to join local companies like AAPT, NZ post, Macquarie University, the University of Melbourne, Flight Centre, and Ray White and migrate to Gmail.
Here’s 5 Gmail practical and entertaining tools that we found during our migration:
1. Google Documents – A long standing feature of Gmail that allows you to open and edit all popular file formats. It’s a particularly powerful feature that lets you easily share documents and edit documents together in real time all from within a browser.
2. Chat Search – Valuable conversations and links used to be frequently passed around our internal chat system and frequently lost. Gmail’s chat feature saves all this information and collates conversations for easy access next to emails.
3. Tree Theme – This is particularly popular in our office and makes you feel like you’re outside when you’re inside. It gives your email beautiful background pictures of the sky that change depending on what the weather is like in your local city.
4. Undo Function – A lab function that allows you to undo your last sent email if it’s been sent in the last few seconds. Useful if you suddenly release you’ve left something out of the email you've just sent.
5. Mail Goggles – A particularly amusing function that keeps you from sending emails when you probably shouldn't. Basically, you specific a time period and if you try to send email within that period it makes you do a couple math problems before it sends the message. Perhaps something we should all enable on Friday afternoons.
Have you switched to cloud email yet? What do you think of Gmail?
The latest from statistics company Nielsen confirms the platform power play between Google Android and Apple's iOS devices.
Key points to note:
- 'Android smartphone market share trails iPhone market share by a scant 9 percentage points'
- 'Android was the preferred platform of new smartphone buyers, suggesting that big-budget marketing campaigns for devices such as the Droid lineup and HTC's Evo were paying off.'
- 'Members of the under-35 crowd were more likely to be seen with an Android than were older folks. And BlackBerry held sway with users over 45. Apple dominated when it came to smartphone users ages 44 and under'
- Based on these trends, we fully expect BlackBerry devices to sink below iPhone in popularity within the next quarter. And we're sure it won't be too long before Android and iOS are neck-and-neck in competing for smartphone dominance.'
Article originally from Mashable