Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Access your gmail securely!

I hope all of you are using gMail with the https setting enabled. If not yet, it would be worthwhile to walk through this article. :-)

Monday, April 20, 2009

Make bixeenews your new friend on gtalk

It's IPL; and I sincerely hope all you cricket fans are on gtalk (google's chat application); for now, there is a novel way to be in sync with cricket happening around the world. Vikalp, a friend, has built a chatbot that pushes instantaneous updates to you. :-)

Once subscribed to a match, the ball-by-ball commentary is pushed across during the complete duration of the match. If you think this is too much, then no problem; for you can also choose to get only the scores pushed to you. The bot can also push stock information on request.

The advantage of extending your friendship with the bot is that, it will keep pushing information to you; much unlike a website, where the onus is upon you to keep refreshing the page.

The process of adding the bot is simple. All you have to do is add bixeenews@gmail.com as a contact in gtalk.

Once added, type help to get a list of commands you can use. Go ahead and enjoy! :o)

The bot loves feedback, and will depend on you to help it serve you better. You can send feedback through the bot itself, or mail to vikalpsahni_at_gmail_dot_com. I am sure he would be happy to respond, as much as the bot! :o)

And oh yes! Do root for Bangalore Royal Challengers! And for Rahul! :o)

Friday, April 10, 2009

images in gmail

If you ever wanted to embed an image within your Gmail email content, there's a new labs feature available now that helps you do that.

Enable the labs feature.

You will notice a new icon in your compose editor. Click on it to open the uploader.

Upload the image, and get along with the content. :-)