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  • GrexIt Turns Gmail Into A Social Task Management System

    GrexIt Turns Gmail Into A Social Task Management System

    Last month I said that collaboration and project-management apps should focus on killing e-mail from within, not creating yet another place users have to look for communications and information. Today GrexIt is coming out of beta not to kill e-mail, but to make it better. Read More

  • Sarah Palin's E-Mail Hacker Gets 1 Year In Halfway House

    Who could forget when Sarah Palin’s e-mail was hacked two years ago? The “hack” was hardly that—the kid guessed her “forgot your password?” question—but the ramifications of the hack were felt far and wide. The kid, 22-year-old David Kernell, has just been sentenced to one year (and one day) in a Tennessee halfway house. Read More

  • Yup, there's less phishing e-mails being thrown around these days

    Notice less phishing e-mail lately? There’s a reason, hot shot: the volume of phishing e-mail has dropped from 0.79 percent of all e-mail sent to 0.49 percent. If we’re looking at just “bad” e-mail, though, phishing scams still make up the bulk: 86.9 percent of “bad” e-mail was phishing-related this month. That’s down six percent from July. Read More

  • Is Google getting its ideas from the Ukraine? Maybe

    Google recently introduced a new feature which created a lot of buzz – Anti Phishing Keys or email sender verification. However, it works only in Gmail. But are they gleaning ideas from a few startups out there? SenderOK– a Ukrainian startup – has been offering this feature for over 6 months as its standard function. Moreover, it works not only in Gmail, but also in other… Read More

  • Holy Smokes Study: More than 97% of all e-mail is spam

    This may come as no surprise to you, but don’t think that spam is going away anytime soon. In fact, according to a recent Microsoft study, more more than 97 percent of all sent e-mail is spam. Ninety-seven percent! Granted, most of that stuff will never hit your inbox, thanks to improved filtering, but still! All that wasted bandwidth. Read More

  • A peek inside the Peek

    Such a clever headline, I know. Having had a Peek for several months, I’ve come to the realization that keeping things simple isn’t always the best option. Sure, for those folks who don’t want a BlackBerry the Peek is a useful device, but I have to wonder who actually uses these things. I think RIM should rerelease the first BlackBerry but with an updated fa├žade. If… Read More

  • Peek contest winners!

    Who knew a simple little gadget like the Peek could garner so many entries? Not me – that’s for sure. It only does e-mail! Without further ado, the following two individuals have won themselves a Peek e-mail device provided by Target. Don’t forget about our Livescribe smartpen giveaway. Read More

  • Contest: Get you some e-mail, win a Peek!

    Target sure loves CrunchGear and we love them for throwing down two Peek e-mail devices (review) for us to giveaway. Now don’t go scoffing about just because it’s not some hotsy-totsy-hotdoggin-showboatin gadget. Not everyone has access to e-mail on their phone and chances are you know some of them. Here’s your chance to hook them up for the upcoming holidays or feel free… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Peek now $80 at Target.com

    That little e-mailing doodad winning all sorts of awards lately is now $80 at Target.com (not sure about in-store) for a limited time. If the current economic conditions in America restrict you from parting with $80 then check back around 11 AM EDT for your chance to win one of two Peek e-mail devices. Aqua
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  • Peek e-mail device adds text messaging and more

    Good news for Peek owners, as the previously e-mail-only service has been upgraded to handle text messaging with the greatest of ease. You’ll simply need to enter your Peek-less friends’ ten digit cell phone numbers (you have those all memorized, right?) into the TO: field of an e-mail message and they’ll receive whatever you type in the body as a text message. Messages sent… Read More

  • Obama may ditch BlackBerry, e-mail entirely when he gets into office

    President-elect Obama loves his BlackBerry, apparently. Too bad his electoral victory may prevent him from using it as much as he likes, if at all. Its like this: as president, all of Obama’s e-mails can be subpoenaed by Congress and courts, should they feel the need to investigate him. So, rather than have his private e-mails dragged through the halls of Congress it’s in his… Read More

  • The giant glowing envelope means you’ve got mail

    If the constant deluge of e-mail makes you agitated, your right eye twitching every time a new message hits your inbox, then you will probably NOT like this gigantic envelope box-type doodad that lights up every time someone tries to get your attention. I’d likely develop some sort of negative Pavlovian response to such stimuli. But if you’re popular, have friends, and like to… Read More

  • Kevin Mitnick on the Palin e-mail hacker: Punishment should fit the crime

    http://www.g4tv.com/lv3/29183 Yes, that evil “hacker” who broke into Sarah Palin’s e-mail account was indicted yesterday. Politics aside, it was a pretty dumb thing to do, especially posting the e-mails online after the fact. To that end, here’s renowned computer security consultant (and former HACKEROMG) Kevin Mitnick giving his opinion on the whole matter on… Read More

  • Be better than Sarah Palin: How to minimize the chances of e-mail hacking

    The following is the first entry in my BAFTA-winning series, “Privacy, piracy and the dark side of the Internet.” It’ll be slightly above average. Beauty queen turned vice-presidenial nominee Sarah Palin had her Yahoo! e-mail account broken into last week. (Who uses Yahoo! e-mail?) It was a heinous crime, right up there with the Lindburg baby, and one that exposed her… Read More

  • Palin e-mail hacker traced to University of Tennessee dorm

    The very fabric of our democracy came under attack last week when a hacker broke into Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin’s e-mail account. Federal investigators have since been involved, and are closing in on a possible culprit, a college student at the University of Tennessee. Investigators have tracked an IP address to student housing at The Commons in Knoxville, part of… Read More

  • Review: Peek e-mail device

    In my humble opinion, the biggest issue concerning the Peek e-mail device isn’t whether or not it does what it’s intended to do, but who is it intended to serve? There’s a big market out there, to be sure. Who doesn’t have e-mail nowadays? Doesn’t matter, there aren’t many of them and they’re not reading CrunchGear. I’ll make that first… Read More

  • Nostalgiamatic: The Sharp TM-20 with PocketMail

    It all started back in 2000. The Y2K scare had come and gone with nary a hiccup, Who Let The Dogs Out by Baha Men was unfortunately taking the music world by storm, and a fresh-faced youngster named Doug Aamoth (me!) was finessing his way through his junior year at the University of Puget Sound. Ah t’was a simpler time, to be certain. All of a sudden, a portable device emerged –… Read More

  • Scandal: A rash of fake Steve Jobs e-mails, maybe

    Get ready for the latest Internet scandal: fake e-mails from Steve Jobs. Well, real e-mails that weren’t sent by Steve Jobs, if that makes any sense. Wired looked at three e-mails purportedly sent by Steve Jobs in recent weeks: one posted by a MacRumors user, which addresses iPhone 3G connectivity issues; one sent to Gizmodo addressing possible iPhone tethering options; and one… Read More

  • Because of problems, Apple gives two free months of MobileMe service

    MobileMe has stunk on ice, so to regain users’ trust Apple will give them two free months of service. Anyone with an account active as of August 19 at 00:00 PDT (note Apple’s correct use of timestamp, PDT) is eligible for the two free months. Apple is giving away the free months “to express appreciation for [its] members’ patience as [it] continue to improve the… Read More

  • iPhone 3G facing resistance in IT circles

    For all of Apple’s huffing and puffing (wow I use that phrase a lot), there still seems to be some resistance to incorporating the iPhone 3G into corporate and enterprise environments. And it looks like iTunes may have something to do with it. Read More