What if you want to delete Facebook applications, stop Twitter authentication, or revoke access to your Google account? Facebook, Twitter, and Google/Google+ all provide the ability to use their services to log into other applications. The same system is used to allow games, 3rd party clients, and more access to your account information on the social networks. [Read more…]
SSL Encryption that Protects Almost the Entire Internet Broken by Researchers
Proof of concept code BEAST, which is short for Browser Exploit Against SSL/TLS, that can defeat SSL on an address protected by the HTTPS prefix… which is like every secure site on the Internet. [Read more…]
DeskSMS: Receive SMS Text Messages on your desktop
If you’re not a fan of Google Voice but would like to send and receive text messages (SMS) on your desktop then DeskSMS by Koush (of ROM Manager fame) will let you manage them from Gmail, GTalk, a speedy web interface, and even a Chrome extension. All without porting your number to another service.
Gmail for Android Updated: Better Sync for Better Battery Life, Custom Notifications, and more
Gmail has been updated with custom notifications, better sync for battery life, new picture options, and new message options.
A new update for Android’s Gmail app just showed up on the Android Market and it’s chocked full of goodness.
Here’s what’s new:
- Save bandwidth and battery by only syncing priority mail: You can now pick which mail to sync, this should help conserve battery life. I’m most excited for this addition because I use a lot of labels and now you can choose which ones to keep synced, and which ones you want to update automatically.
- Custom Notifications per label: For each label you are keeping synced, you can set custom notifications. You can decide if you want to receive notifications for a given label and give that label a distinct ringtone, choose to have it vibrate, and decide if you want it to only notify you on the first new e-mail.
- Remember ‘Show Pictures’ for senders: The Gmail mobile app will now act just like the Gmail desktop app when it comes to displaying images in an email…. in other words, you can tell it to always display images from a particular sender.
- Better TalkBack support for accessibility: TalkBack is an accessibility screen reader that provides spoken feedback.
- Turn off sticky message actions in landscape or all orientations: The settings section has beefed up and you can now configure general preferences , preferences for individual accounts, and message actions. You can decide if you want to always show them, show them only in landscape, or only in portrait mode,
- Performance enhancements: They didn’t say what other performance enhancements but performance boosts are always a good thing right? 😉
GMail Adds Multiple Calls , Call Waiting, and Call Hold
Google is on a roll with new released and updated features lately. They’ve just announced that Gmail calling now supports multiple calls, call waiting, and hold.
You’ll now have the ability to put someone on hold during a call, accept another incoming call, and switch between the two calls; just like a land line that has call waiting enabled. The only limitation with this new capability is that you’re only allowed two outgoing calls to physical phones at the same time.
As Mashable pointed out last year, U.S. and Canadian calls placed through Gmail’s phone and video system will be free through 2011. Best of all, these new multi-line features work with Gmail’s phone, voice and video calls.