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  • JetBlue in-flight Wi-Fi service gets Gmail, Exchange

    JetBlue in-flight Wi-Fi service gets Gmail, Exchange

    Hot off the travel-related press, is news that Jet Blue’s in-flight Wi-Fi service has added support for checking more e-mail accounts than just Yahoo! Mail and BlackBerry Mail, which were previously the only ones available. Jaunted.com has more details, including… [S]tarting today, you’ll be able to check your accounts at Gmail, AOL, Hotmail and Windows Live Mail, too. If your… Read More

  • Happy belated 30th birthday, Spam

    Happy belated 30th birthday, Spam

    According to the Washington Post, yesterday marked thirty years since the first spam message was sent out. Computer salesman Gary Thuerk was kind enough to grace Arpanet users with the following on May 3, 1978… "We invite you to come see the 2020 and hear about the DECSYSTEM-20 family at the two product presentations we will be giving in California this month." Spam, you’ve… Read More

  • Fake GTA IV offers account for 50 percent of today's spam

    Fake GTA IV offers account for 50 percent of today's spam

    Disappointed because you didn’t pre-order GTA IV and now can’t play it like everyone else? Even if that’s the case, don’t fall victim to e-mail hoaxes that, according to spam filtering house ClearMyMail, have accounted for more than 50 percent of all spam messages in the past day. Repeated for emphasis, because italics alone do not convey the gravity of the situation: GTA… Read More

  • Australia doesn't care about your privacy

    Australia doesn't care about your privacy

    The Australian government has proposed legislation that would allow employers to spy on their employees’ e-mail and IM conversations in order to prevent terrorism. The legislation was spurred by Estonian cyber-attacks, which was actually the work of a single 20-year-old student, and not a terrorist organization. Currently, the Telecommunications (Interceptions) Act allows security agencies… Read More

  • Yet another outage hits BlackBerry: Smart to depend so heavily on RIM?

    [photopress:blackberryoutage.jpg,full,center] What’s up with RIM? What’s up with BlackBerry? And how wise is it to rely so much on the device? BlackBerry service went out yesterday for several hours, affecting both Canadian and American users across all sorts of carriers. Rogers Wireless, AT&T and Sprint all experience a BlackBerry failure, with no e-mails being processed by RIM. Read More

  • Scambaiting at its finest: Tricking Nigerian scammers into rewriting an entire Harry Potter book by hand

    Scambaiting at its finest: Tricking Nigerian scammers into rewriting an entire Harry Potter book by hand

    Wow. Nothing better than seeing a scammer get scammed. There have been some pretty ingenious scambaiting techniques throughout the ages, but getting a scammer to rewrite all 293 pages of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by hand has got to be in the top ten of all time. Kudos to the 419 Eater web site for all the great trickery. Harry Potter & The Well of Scammers [419 Eater] via… Read More

  • Don't delete your inappropriate corporate e-mail or you'll establish motive

    Don't delete your inappropriate corporate e-mail or you'll establish motive

    Ever send an e-mail on your corporate account that you regret sending? Ever think that deleting it from your local folder or from the server will save you from Legal’s wrath? Don’t. Apparently the Feds have software that can detect several layers of deletion, which is worse than you might think. Let’s say I send an e-mail to Peter saying “You’re dumb and no one likes… Read More

  • Yet another claim that e-mail is dead

    Yet another claim that e-mail is dead

    “E-mail is so dead,” said the Slate writer, “that I have to tell the world how old I feel.” Seemingly every other day, we read studies suggesting that e-mail is dying, not with a bang, but with a whimper. Kids have all but abandoned it, preferring IM and Facebook and txt messaging. So it goes, why wait minutes for a reply when I can send a txt to, say, John, and get a reply… Read More

  • New Yahoo! Mail Adds Text Messaging Feature

    New Yahoo! Mail Adds Text Messaging Feature

    Before Gmail came along, I used an innovative e-mail service called Oddpost which, back in 2002 when it was released, was one of the coolest applications of JavaScript this side of the Rio Grande. Well Oddpost got purchased by Yahoo! in 2004 and the underlying technology lent itself to what is today Yahoo! Mail. Read More

  • Qantas Upgrades Fleet, Now Includes Power and Wi-Fi

    Qantas Upgrades Fleet, Now Includes Power and Wi-Fi

    If the domestic U.S. airlines were as forward thinking as Qantas, we’d be so much better off. At least the geeks would be. Sure you can use SeatGuru to find out which seats have outlets or pull out your Maglite just to check, but wouldn’t it be easier if every seat in every class had power and Wi-Fi? Read More

 
  • SMS, She Is Dying

    SMS, She Is Dying

    Research firm Gartner is predicting that SMS will become obsolete or at the very least become insignificant by 2010. Duh. The report may only apply in Australia, but it isn’t very hard to see the correlation here in the U.S. Mobile e-mail is becoming more prevalent every day with Joe Shmoe picking up a BlackBerry or some other smartphone with e-mail capabilities. You may be led to believe… Read More

  • Helio Launches Mail For Microsoft Exchange Beta

    Helio Launches Mail For Microsoft Exchange Beta

    Oh happy day! Helio officially released Mail for MS Exchange last night into beta, so all the business-user-haters can quit their griping. All Ocean owners with an All-in account will be privy to the beta for the next 60 days. You’ll be able to sync your Contacts, Calendar and E-mail from the MS Exchange Server OTA. At the end of the beta period, the final release of Mail for MS Exchange… Read More

  • E-mail is Dead to Kids, Use Social Networks Instead

    E-mail is Dead to Kids, Use Social Networks Instead

    Kids don’t use e-mail to communicate with each other. Not socially, at least. See, kids today are all about the Facebook (so are we) and the MySpace when they need to send longish messages to each other. If they’re just sending short messages—”where u at, dawg?” and the like—they’ll TXT each other. IM, it sees, is also on the way out as far as kids are… Read More

  • Gmail Needs Foreign Character Filtering

    Gmail Needs Foreign Character Filtering

    DownloadSquad brings up an excellent point regarding the filtering abilities found in Gmail. While Gmail does one of the best jobs of filtering junk and spam e-mail, a lot of the time spam littered with foreign characters gets through into our inboxes and we’re forced to sit there teaching Gmail to learn that Russian mail-order brides are indeed e-mails we don’t want to receive. The… Read More

  • Analyst Says iPhone May Have Learning Curve

    Analyst Says iPhone May Have Learning Curve

    10 days is all you have left until you can pick up a sweet, juicy iPhone from your local AT&T shop. But before picking it up, you may want to hear American Technology Research analyst Shaw Wu’s take on the most popular phone ever. Wu says that while the iPhone is a hot ticket and people are sure to buy it, it does have flaws that need to be addressed. The biggest concern is that people… Read More

  • FBI Protects America By Fighting Zombies

    FBI Protects America By Fighting Zombies

    As part of Operation Bot Roast (good god, guys, really?), the FBI has contacted more than one million people, telling them their PCs have been zombified. Someone at the Bureau is wise to the intricate networks of botnets that routinely send massive numbers of spam e-mails and has now invoked the “national security” clause to help stop them. Our tips e-mail account regularly gets… Read More

  • Gmail Ups Attachment Size Limit

    Gmail Ups Attachment Size Limit

    One of the reasons why e-mail still drives me nuts sometimes is the limit on file-attachment size. You’d think a service like Gmail would allow unlimited attachments right off the bat, right? Well Gmail doesn’t, though now it’s now offering a 20MB size limitation on all e-mails. This means you can start sending your friends those pesky 320kbps-encoded MP3s that peak juuusssst… Read More

  • Turn Any Cellphone Into an E-Mail Checking, BlackBerry Wannabe

    Turn Any Cellphone Into an E-Mail Checking, BlackBerry Wannabe

    The New York Times rightly recognizes that not everyone wants to look like a zero, whipping out a BlackBerry every 27 seconds to check their e-mail. That said, who wouldn’t want to periodically read some e-mail, so long as it doesn’t become obtrusive? Mr. Pogue looks at a few services and apps that lets ordinary cellphones, in one way or another, check e-mail. Woo~! Read More

  • Mozilla Launches Thunderbird 2.0: Please Stop Ignoring It

    Mozilla Launches Thunderbird 2.0: Please Stop Ignoring It

    Plenty of us use Mozilla’s Firefox Web browser, but how many of you use Thunderbird, the company’s e-mail application? If you don’t, now would be a good time to give her a test drive since today Mozilla released version 2.0. Improvements include better, faster search, tagging and internal message alerts (kinda like Growl). Mozilla is the victim of its own success. Its Firefox… Read More

  • T-Mobile to Unveil the Sidekick ID: Slimmed Down SK3

    T-Mobile to Unveil the Sidekick ID: Slimmed Down SK3

    Over the past few months, rumors of a “Sidekick 2.5″ were flying about. I took notice and after a few weeks, checked with some of my sources to confirm. Sure enough, a “Sidekick 2.5″ was in the works as a trimmed-down alternative to the Sidekick 3. Today I was leaked a picture of the device, which you see above in a color pattern known as “ugly”. Though… Read More