Tag Archive: Yahoo

Aug 05 2011

Change Search Engines in Firefox Without Touching the Mouse

Another quick tip for tonight. If you use Firefox and can’t get enough of the dedicated search box up the top here’s a tip that will make it that little bit more powerful for you without having to touch the mouse. If you don’t already know, the keyboard shortcut to get into the search box …

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Aug 29 2010

Exchange ActiveSync for Hotmail Almost Upon Us

Smartphone users may have been frustrated by the inability to access their Hotmail accounts using POP3 whilst other services such as Gmail and Yahoo have allowed the use of IMAP and, in the case of Gmail, the use of Exchange ActiveSync technology to synchronise your mail, contacts and calendar and enable the use for push …

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Aug 19 2010

Cross-Platform Instant Messaging – Do We Really Need It?

I have used various forms of instant messaging over the years and as one service has come to the fore others have paled into former shadows of themselves. For me, it all started with ICQ and AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) before MSN Messenger really started to absorb users in the later half of 1999 and the following …

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May 20 2010

IMAP vs POP3 – My Conclusions

Well, it’s been three months since I bit the bullet and stopped using POP3 in favour of using IMAP instead. If you want to read about my plans, you can check out IMAP > POP3 – Moving to the Cloud. In a nutshell, I wanted to have all of my mail available wherever I went …

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Mar 03 2010

Applications in the Cloud vs Thick Clients

In news that I came across yesterday, Google bought out Picnik which is a photo editor in your web browser. I’ve never heard of it before so I gave it a very quick test drive (which you can do for free and without registration) and was pleasantly surprised by its ease of use and the …

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