Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Offline Gmail Tizzy

I use Offline Gmail. It is really hand on the train, going through tunnels and underground stations. It works mainly like the full blown website with minimal limitations. You email to your hearts content and when the browser detects a connection, it squirts the emails in your outbox on their way and retrieves your incoming emails from Google's servers. Really nice. No need for an email client.

Yesterday I had to change my password (long story) and it sent Offline Gmail into a bit of a tizzy. Resetting Offline Gmail is a bit of an archaic exercise so I thought I would share the link here with others.

This is what you need to do to unbunch Offline Gmail's panties when they all get in a twist when you do something like change a password on the server.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Managing your device on Google Play

I just started using Pushbullet (more on that in another post) and it gave me a list of Google devices, one of which I have not used for quite a few months now. I am not sure if you are aware of how to manage your devices through the Google Play store. You can find all the information and instructions you need to manage your devices in the Play store here.


One of the news sources that I use had a series of interesting articles. They are behind a paywall so I thought I would seek out the source of their articles.

It turns out it was Mashable. I downloaded their Android app immediately. I use it at least everyday. I have found it to be smooth, simple, elegant and clean. In addition, their articles are great!

Google News Redux