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Life-Improving Tip Of The Day: Try Gmail’s Organized Inbox (Seriously, Do It Now)

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This morning I woke up before my alarm went off and started mindlessly surfing the web on my phone. A few random clicks led me to this article about how Gmail’s Organized Inbox feature will literally change your life. I read through it, thought, Huh, that sounds kinda cool, and then fell back asleep, relegating my Gmail thoughts to my groggy subconscious. By the time I’d woken up again, gotten dressed, made breakfast, and turned on my computer, I had forgotten about the article I read earlier that morning … until I logged into Gmail, and, like the Manchurian Candidate carrying out an assassination order, mindlessly moved my cursor over to the “Configure Inbox” button, and clicked.

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Gmail By Phone: Would You Use Gmail’s Phone Feature?

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New Gmail Feature Minimizes Risk Of Sending Messages To Exes, Frenemies

I’m a Gmail user. And I’m also in the unfortunate situation of having a father whose name begins with the letters D and A, an ex whose name also begins “Da,” and a friend who has the same name as the ex. As you probably know, in Gmail, as you begin typing the recipient’s name or email, an automated list appears, and, if you’re in a hurry, it’s easy to make the wrong selection. This has caused some embarrassing mix-ups wherein my father doesn’t understand why I’m counseling him on relationship advice; even worse, I’ve included my ex on an email invitation for my house party. Now Gmail has come out with a new feature called “Got the wrong Bob?” to help you out. The program monitors which groups of people you email often and makes suggestions if it seems like you’ve included the wrong person on the address list.

The downside is that the tool only works for group emails (but what do you bet the criticism against this will prompt a new feature?). Still, “Got the wrong Bob?” should cut down on embarrassing slip-ups. [Official Gmail Blog] Keep reading »

Commenters Ball: Our Favorite Comments Of The Week

We here at The Frisky live for celeb gossip, chocolate, and your comments. What can we say, you bitches crack us up! So in honor of you, our smart, sexy, and incisive readers, who aren’t afraid to talk smack on the Internet, here are our five favorite comments from last week, after the jump. Oh, and between TODAY and next Thursday, if your comment is chosen as one of the best for “Commenter’s Ball,” you’ll win a sweet eco-friendly t-shirt from Quiksilver! Keep reading »

Facebook Will Kick You While You’re Down

Hey, see that ad to the left? Kind of sad huh? I woke up on my 29th birthday (last Sunday), checked my Facebook profile for birthday well-wishers and saw that ad glaring back at me! It’s been there, non-stop practically, all week, a not-so-subtle reminder that two months prior to my 29th birthday, my fiance broke up with me and I became, yes, ALONE AGAIN. If the accuracy of this particular targeted ad wasn’t so freakishly detailed (how on earth did the tech bots know “a man suddenly pulled away”???) to the point of hilarity, it might actually make me depressed. After the jump, more targeted ad bull crap, on Facebook and Google. Keep reading »

Gmail To Prevent Drunk Messaging (Well, On The Weekends, At Least)

We’ve all been there, we’ve had a bit too much to drink — more than some of us would care to admit — and suddenly, calling, texting, or emailing an old flame seems like the best. Idea. Ever!! You know it never goes well and the humiliation the next morning is worse than the raging hangover. It’s not just old flames we drunkenly reach out to, either — there are also estranged friends and family members, old (or, worse, current) bosses and co-workers, and random cuties online. Back when Friendster was the social networking site du jour and I was nursing a broken heart and wounded ego, I spent more than one wine-soaked evening exchanging messages with attractive, 28-38 year-old men in my area, messages I hope stay as buried as that broken relationship I was trying to get over.

On occasions like those, it would have been nice to have someone — anyone! — stop me and say, “Wendy, do you really want to send that message? Are you sure it’s not just the booze talking?” I can’t guarantee I wouldn’t have pushed “send” just the same, but still, maybe a voice of reason would have saved me from one or two of my more embarrassing drunken messaging mishaps. If Gmail has anything to say about it, all of us are about to have that much-needed voice of reason in our lives…well, on the weekends, anyway (and provided you don’t suck at math).

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