Boomerang for Gmail: A Smart Way to Manage Your Inbox


Did you wish you could schedule the emails you send and receive for a later time? Well with the Chrome and Firefox Extension Boomerang you may get your wish.

Boomerang will let you schedule emails to show up in your inbox when you’re ready. You can also schedule sent messages, for example if you wanted to send a timed “thank you” message or schedule a happy birthday email.


How it Works

It works by placing a Boomerang drop-down menu in your Gmail message bar. You choose when and how to schedule your message. Common options like in an hour, tomorrow, and next week are readily available but you can also choose a specific time.

What’s really nice about scheduling with specificity is that you don’t have to entire an exact date and time stamp if you don’t want to. You can enter things like “next Wednesday” or “Today at 5:00 PM” instead.



Boomerang is worth a look if you are frequently frustrated with your inbox. Right now it’s in private beta, but you may be able to find some invites floating around the interwebs.


Check out Boomerang for Gmail

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Are You Ready for the myTouch HD?


TmoNews is reporting that the myTouch HD and the HTC Emerald are one in the same. Some people thought that T-Mobile’s secret Project Emerald had suggested a Sidekick branded device from HTC. It looks like a new Sidekick phone will be pushed back to 2011

The myTouch HD is the follow up to the myTouch Slide. Features include the same HTC Sense “Espresso” UI and Genius Button. HTC’s myTouch HD will features a touch only design, display between 3.7-4.3 inches, and may be the first T-Mobile phone with a front facing camera. It looks like HTC is trying to keep up with iPhone 4.


If you are looking to upgrade this should be a great phone.


What do you think of the myTouch HD?


Read the full post at Android and Me.

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First-Ever Factory Integrated Mobile Hotspot in the 2011 Audi A8


The A8, Audi’s luxury sedan, will be the first vehicle with a factory installed mobile hotspot. Shipping this fall, the Audi A8 will have an adapter capable of connecting up to eight devices via WiFi or Bluetooth.


The Audi system called the Marvell Mobile Hotspot will support:

  • Smartphones
  • Tablets
  • Laptops
  • Digital Camera
  • Gaming Devices


How does this affect you?

Pricing for the 2011 model has not yet been announced, but the 2010 A8 has a base MSRP of $78,400. So if you can afford this ride, you'll also be surfing the net in style. Will we soon see no surfing while driving laws?


What do you think of the Audi A8?


Read the full post at Gear Log.

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New Android Tablet from Dell Drops Tomorrow, Cheaper than iPad


Tomorrow you will be able to get your hands on the new Dell Streak. This 5-inch tablet device will be $300 with a two-year AT&T contract or $549 for an unlocked edition. The Dell Streak uses Google’s Android OS, has front and back facing cameras, Wi-Fi, 3G, and a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor (Nexus One).


I don’t know how I feel about this device as it sounds really nice and at the price is a great deal, but it may just fall into the category of “Why do I need this again?” Many other phones, pads, and pods offer the same thing the Dell Streak offers. Why is this device any different from the rest other than price?


It’s too big to be a comfortable smart phone and too small to be a “real” tablet. Oh and if you want the $300 deal from AT&T you have to get it with a full data and voice plan. Dell is also not the biggest name when it comes to mobile devices. So maybe we’ll see some Kin numbers or it could be in Droid territory. Who knows?


How does this affect you?


You have so many choices now with phones and tablets that you may just want to check it out tomorrow at a local AT&T store. But with the Droid 2 coming out and the HTC Evo, the Dell Streak seems a little late to the party.


Would you buy a Dell Streak? Let me know in the comments!

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Google Updates Gmail Contacts Manager


Today Google announced an update to the contacts manager in Gmail. Photo by gaharoni


The Official Gmail Blog had this to say:

We're constantly reviewing user feedback about Gmail, and for a while now the number one request has been for a better contacts experience. You’ve asked us to generally make Contacts easier to use, as well as for specific improvements like sorting by last name, keyboard shortcuts, and custom labels for phone numbers. So, by popular request, we're happy to announce that an overhauled version of Gmail Contacts will be rolling out today.


The best part is that Google says that Contacts now works more like the rest of Gmail. Well thanks Google – are we sure Gmail is out of beta yet? Don’t get me wrong, I love Gmail, but the contacts manager was a royal pain at times. So it's good to see that Google listened to their user’s feedback and resolved some issues with Contacts.


Google added some features based on feedback and requests:

  • Keyboard shortcuts (go to Contacts and hit "?" for the full list)
  • Sort by last name (look under "More actions")
  • Custom labels for phone numbers and other fields
  • The ability to undo changes you've just made
  • Automatic saving
  • Structured name fields, so you can adjust titles, suffixes, and other name components
  • A bigger, more prominent notes field


How does this affect you?

Well if you use Gmail, this is great news. Your life just got a little bit easier in respect to Gmail. From the image above you can see it looks much cleaner and is better organized.


Do you use Gmail? If so, do you like this update to the Contact Manager? Let me know in the comments!


Read the full post at The Official Gmail Blog.

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Papermaster is Shredded by Apple


Jason O’Grady from ZDNet has a great article on Mark Papermaster, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Devices Hardware Engineering, losing his job due to “Antennagate”. Papermaster has worked at Apple since April 2009 after leaving IBM.


This is what O’Grady had to say:

Speculation abounds that he’s the first casualty of the iPhone 4’s problematic antenna design, but neither Apple nor Papermaster have given a reason for the departure. One could reasonably assume that he may have been asked to resign for the design flaw in Apple’s golden goose — the iPhone 4.

It’s suspect antenna design has been a publicity disaster for Apple — dubbed “Antennagate” –and has lead to rumors that its successor (the iPhone 5) is being to rushed to market and that it could come as soon as in January 2011 — six months earlier than the traditional summer time frame for iPhone launches.


Someone had to pay for “Antennagate” and it looks like Papermaster is the first. It also looks like Apple is trying to sweep iPhone 4 under the proverbial rug and get iPhone 5 out ASAP.


Could we see a new iPhone by the holiday season? Will we see anymore job loss at Apple due to this fiasco?

Read Jason O’Grady’s full article at ZDNet.

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Live-Action Star Wars TV Show Cost Too Much


It looks like the live-action series is back on hold according to Mr. Lucas.

Ever since the Star Wars prequels came out, there has been word that LucasFilm would produce a live-action Star Wars television series. Delays have caused some fans to become disillusioned and lose interest. But there have been few gems outside the original films with the Clone Wars animated series and the Lucas approved Star Wars Specials by the Robot Chick guys on Adult Swim.

As some of you know, a new comedy Star Wars animated series is in the works. It will be produced by Seth Green and may feature the everyday mundane problems of the Star Wars universe.


So where does this leave a live-action Star Wars series? Back on hold it seems.

Read the full post at Screen Rant.

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