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Facebook's 'Nearby Friends' Is a Really, Really Bad Idea

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 04.19.2014 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

Facebook has introduced a new feature for its mobile users allowing them to share their location with friends. It is an "opt in" feature, meaning you don't have to sign up for it. On the surface, it seems to be a useful tool for people to use. But the new Facebook "feature" is pretty dangerous.

Gmail's 'Shelfie' Prank Mocks Selfie-Obsessed Culture

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.01.2014 | Technology

It's not even April Fools' Day yet, and already Google has released multiple pranks. In addition to a Google Maps-based Pokémon challenge, the co...

8 Super-Specific Steps To Dealing With Gmail Overload

The Huffington Post | Taylor Casti | Posted 03.25.2014 | Technology

Next time you're checking your Gmail for new messages, ask yourself this: Is my inbox a free-for-all where Amazon daily deals are jumbled with importa...

Why Is Google Finishing My Sentences, and Facebook Reading My Mind?

Russell C. Smith | Posted 03.24.2014 | Technology
Russell C. Smith

I wish Google would stop thinking it knows what we're thinking. It doesn't. It's often ludicrously off base, and usually simply annoying. Obviously not what they were going for.

Why Right Now the Future Belongs to Google, Not Apple

Mudit Kakkar | Posted 03.20.2014 | Technology
Mudit Kakkar

Google one upped all its rivals, all in one fell swoop. Offhand, it's rash to say that Google is winning the race. To better discern the tussle within the Valley, many files need to be decoded.

Why Can't Google Stick With Its New Products?

Robert Scoble | Posted 03.20.2014 | Technology
Robert Scoble

Larry Page is on stage at TED right now. I'm at home watching. He is not wearing Google Glass. This fits the new narrative that's going on in my head: that Google doesn't know how to stick with a product.

How To Deal With The Horribleness Of A Gchat Outage

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 03.17.2014 | Technology

Gchat is down, but that doesn't mean you need to be. If your work and social life depends on Gchatting (full disclosure: ours do), maybe you'll app...

Facebook Dominates in Mobile Apps

Michael R. Levin | Posted 03.03.2014 | Technology
Michael R. Levin

Measured By Use Frequency, Facebook Is Over Three Times More Popular Google App Portfolio Also Has Significant Numbers of Users Consumer Intelligenc...

7 Secret Gmail Features You Didn't Know Existed

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 02.19.2014 | Technology

Let's be real: Most of us are pretty dependent on our email. I mean, don't you guys often wake up to an inbox that looks like this? No?? Reme...

Horrifying Gmail App Informs People When You Open Their Email

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 02.13.2014 | Technology

Bye bye, everyone. It's time to quit the Internet. There's a Google Chrome extension called Streak that, when installed, lets you see when someone ...

Your Gmails May Have Accidentally Been Deleted

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 01.29.2014 | Technology

If you're using the Gmail app on your iPhone or iPad, some of your emails may have been deleted or marked as spam, according to a notification from G...

Gmail Went Down And Everyone Panicked

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.24.2014 | Technology

It's not just you. Gmail went down, and everyone flipped out. At around 2 p.m. EST, Google's email service became largely inaccessible, as confirme...

The 12 Types Of Emails Everyone Has In Their Draft Folder

Jen Glantz | Posted 03.21.2014 | Women
Jen Glantz

Whenever I start to give in to the itch and the urge to miss my ex-boyfriend, I can just type his name in the Gmail search bar and see just exactly how our relationship unfolded. Threads of 'I want to break up with you' emails will resurface -- and to put a cherry on top of disaster, a play-by-play of our final words. Woo-hoo!

Your Gmail Is About To Get Even Less Private

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

If you're a Gmail user, you probably also have a Google+ account. Until now, that likely meant nothing to you. However, with a new Gmail update, ra...

5 Gmail Tips Everyone Should Know

Andrea Smith | Posted 03.01.2014 | Technology
Andrea Smith

Last week the Internet was buzzing with news of Gmail's incredibly useful "undo send" feature. Sorry to break it to you, but that "new" feature has been around since at least 2010.

7 Ways to Improve Your Email Response Rates

Simon Tam | Posted 02.18.2014 | Technology
Simon Tam

From introductions to pitches and proposals, chances are that your initial impression with someone will often be through this medium. Despite the importance of this system, few really take the time to learn it well in order to get better results.

'We Are Very Sorry'

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 12.14.2013 | Technology

Yahoo and CEO Marissa Mayer have had a no good, very bad week. Mayer acknowledged as much on Friday night in a post on her Tumblr, where she wrote ...

Is an 800 Number Necessary Anymore?

Brian Penny | Posted 12.25.2013 | Small Business
Brian Penny

The social media platforms you sign up for will again depend on your type of business, available resources, and how tech-savvy your business is. At the very least, register an account with every social community you can find in order to reserve the name.

Timothy Stenovec

Marissa Mayer Sparks Outrage From Longtime Yahoo Mail Customers

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 10.16.2013 | Technology

A lot of people are unhappy with the recent redesign of Yahoo Mail. Since a major overhaul of the tech giant's mail service last week, many custome...

Yahoo Mail Gets Major Overhaul

AP | By MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 12.08.2013 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo's free email service is becoming a bit more like Google's Gmail as part of its second makeover in less than a year. ...

Electronic Nonsense Sure Makes No Sense

Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D.

It is sad, but only if you let it overwhelm you. Electronic gimmicks and outlets are like forbidden, fat-laden food. You have to learn to discipline yourself and consume just enough to satisfy your craving, without causing damage to your physical or mental health.

Big Consumer Win: Gmail Judge Rules For Privacy In Email

Jamie Court | Posted 11.26.2013 | Technology
Jamie Court

The ruling will have lasting impact beyond Google. This is a very big consumer victory for the right to use the Internet without having to give up one's privacy.

Here's How To Get Rid Of That Ugly Gmail Icon

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.24.2013 | Technology

If you were recently horrified to see your familiar red envelope Gmail icon replaced by a weird blue gear, fear not. We have a solution. Over the ...

Gmail Delays Have Finally Been Resolved

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.24.2013 | Technology

If you've been getting emails super late on Monday, don't panic. Gmail is experiencing some service issues, and expects that they should be resolved s...

It's Funny 'Cause It's True

Posted 11.09.2013 | Comedy

Something as simple as sending email should not be as stressful as it is. Why do we have to use different language for every type of Internet communic...