Using Public Wifi and Your Mail App Can’t Connect to Gmail? This May be Why

If you find yourself using public wifi, such as in a coffee shop or such, and suddenly you find that your email program can’t access and download or send email from Gmail, and if you are using a proxy, VPN, or other “wifi connection securing” program, that may be the problem. (From hereon out we will simply say “VPN services” as that is usually what someone would be using.)

Google Buzz: What it Is, How to Use it, and Whether to Bother

Google Buzz hit the world this week, but just what the heck is Google Buzz, how do you use Google Buzz, and why should you care? Google Buzz is yet one more social networking service plus social network aggregator. Imagine Facebook if Facebook also republished all of your public Google stuff – your Google Chat stream, your Picasa Links, etc.. Now imagine that you can also add your Twitter feed to that stream, and even add the RSS feeds for some websites that are under your control. That’s Google Buzz.

How to Delete Internet History and Search History from Internet Explorer, Safari, IE7, Firefox and Google Toolbar

For any number of reasons, you may want to know how to delete Internet history from your computer. Whatever the reason, here is how to delete the Internet history from your computer if you are using Internet Explorer, Safari, IE7, or Firefox, and also how to clear your search history from Google Toolbar and even Google itself.

How to Get Rid of Gmail’s Pesky “On Behalf of” When Sending from Gmail

Anyone who uses Gmail with a “From” address that is different than their actual Gmail address is familiar with Gmail’s inserting an “On behalf of” in the sending information. For example, if your Gmail address is “”, but you have Gmail using your work address of “” as your “From” address instead, when you send email through Gmail, instead of your recipients seeing “From:”, your recipients may see “From: on behalf of”

How to Migrate Your Email from Yahoo to Gmail (or Any Other Place)

One of the more frequent questions that we get is how to forward or migrate email from Yahoo mail to Gmail, or to another email account. Seems that lots of people are wanting to change their Yahoo email account to somewhere else these days. So, here is how to move your email from Yahoo to Gmail with as little pain as possible. These instructions can be used to change your email from Yahoo to any other email service as well.

Google Takes on Slack, HipChat, Others with Google Spaces

Google is once again trying their hand at capturing a corner of the real-time meetings and collaborations (or “collabs” as the hip people call it) market, this time with Google Spaces, which was just launched today. The Google Spaces App (and we use the term to mean just about anything you do online now, gone are the days when an ‘app’ meant specifically something on your phone) allows you to create groups of people and share stuff with them.

Google Maps Error Causes Wrong House to be Demolished

Relying on the Internet as your co-pilot for navigational technology is not without its pitfalls. Sometimes it can lead to humourous situations, like the woman caught peeing in the street by Google maps, but sometimes it can also lead to horrific outcomes, like the Google map that is thought to have lead to the death of James Kim when he took a route suggested by Google maps that was otherwise known to have been treacherous. This week, Google maps is being blamed for the accidental demolition of the home belonging to Lindsey Diaz, of Rowlett, Texas.

Is Your Gmail Account Almost Full? Here’s How to Find and Delete the Email with Big Attachments

Google provides you with 15 GB of Gmail storage, which sounds like a lot, but if you get a lot of email, or are using Gmail as spam filter or as an archive system, at some point you can still find that your Gmail account is nearly full. So, how to reduce the amount of space being used in your Gmail account? By finding and deleting the space hog attachments! Here’s how!