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These Are the Best and Worst Browsers for Laptop Battery Life

These Are the Best and Worst Browsers for Laptop Battery Life

Ever wondered how much the weight of 10,000 open browser tabs is dragging down your laptop's battery? Fear not: AnandTech just dug into the particulars with a delightfully detailed test to find out which browser is the biggest battery hog. This information could save mankind('s laptop batteries). You really should go read ...

myMail (Android, iOS) is the World’s Most Popular Third-Party Email App

myMail (Android, iOS) is the World’s Most Popular Third-Party Email App

myMail announced on Wednesday that it is now the most-downloaded 'alternative email app' in the world. Having passed other apps including Mailbox and CloudMagic, myMail is the third-most-downloaded email app among all apps, trailing behind only Gmail and Yahoo Mail. myMail, which launched in November 2013, lets you ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 12, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 12, 2014

If you have a Gmail address, did you know that you can tweak it in a few ways to make your life easier and your inbox less cluttered? Gmail lets you add periods anywhere in the front part of your email address, or a plus sign with an extra word, and the email will still make it to your inbox. shellypalmer@gmail.com ...

Yahoo Will Follow Google in Offering End-to-End Email Encryption

Yahoo Will Follow Google in Offering End-to-End Email Encryption

Yahoo users may have benefited most from the “Snowden effect.” The tech company was a laggard when it came to security practices until the NSA leaker’s disclosures made clear the extent to which weak security practices by tech companies are being exploited by talented hackers. It’s since hired a respected security ...

Google and Barnes & Noble Team Up for Same-Day Book Delivery

Google and Barnes & Noble Team Up for Same-Day Book Delivery

Google and Barnes & Noble are joining forces to tackle their mutual rival Amazon, zeroing in on a service that Amazon has long dominated: the fast, cheap delivery of books. Starting on Thursday, book buyers in Manhattan, West Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area will be able to get same-day deliveries from local ...

Google Now Factors Site Security Into Search Rankings

Google Now Factors Site Security Into Search Rankings

There really isn't such a thing as being too secure online, and Google is trying something new to get more website owners thinking about keeping their users' information safe. After a few months of experimentation, the search giant now considers how secure a site is when it decides how prominently it gets placed in search ...

Google Maps Now Lets You Explore the Moon and Mars

Google Maps Now Lets You Explore the Moon and Mars

It'll be a long time (if ever) before someone sets foot on the moon again, but you can now go on a few lunar excursions of your own without leaving the comfort of Google Maps. Just pop into the 'Earth' view and keep zooming out -- once you've reached escape velocity and can see our little blue dot framed by stars, a tap on ...

Google and YouTube Acquire Mobile Ad Company ‘Directr’

Google and YouTube Acquire Mobile Ad Company ‘Directr’

In its latest effort to boost advertising by small businesses, Google said its YouTube unit had acquired Directr, a mobile-video app used by small businesses to create marketing videos. No purchase price was disclosed. Directr offers a mobile app for Apple’s iOS platform that makes it easy for small businesses to shoot, ...

Google Acquires Emu, A Messaging and Personal Assistant App

Google Acquires Emu, A Messaging and Personal Assistant App

Google has acquired Emu, a new mobile messaging application that just exited beta earlier this year. Emu was at heart an IM client, but it differentiated itself from the crowded market with smart features that incorporated a virtual assistant not unlike Siri to automate tasks based on your conversations – meaning you ...

Gmail Just Made the ‘Unsubscribe’ Button a Lot Easier to Find

Gmail Just Made the ‘Unsubscribe’ Button a Lot Easier to Find

Google on Wednesday released a neat feature for those who like to reduce the number of emails they receive. In short, Gmail will now surface the Unsubscribe link in certain emails to the top, beside the sender’s email address. This doesn’t work for all types of email. Naturally, it only works for those that include an ...