Kicking Google to the Curb

  I'm giving myself 30 days to completely remove Google from my life. Completely. No Gmail. No Docs. No Google Play. No Android. No ChromeOS. And, perhaps most terrifying, no Google Voice or Hangouts. Then, once that transition is complete, I am challenging myself to stick to it for at least 30 additional days after…

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Dropbox and iDisk

When Apple released MobileMe as a replacement for .Mac I decided it was time to give it a try. Mind you, I already have a free Gmail account with 8GB (and growing), and a free Google Calendar, Google Docs and Google Contact. I had already configured Leopard’s Mail, iCal and Address Book for use with…

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Gmail IMAP

I am not sure when this feature was turned on but it appears that Google has added IMAP service to Gmail. I logged into my main Gmail account to change the POP setting and noticed that the screen was different. I suspect that this is a stealth upgrade. Google normally has some king of “New…

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Gmail IMAP

IMAP stands for Internet Message Access Protocol. It is a method of accessing email messages. In effect IMAP allows the user to view email using popular mail software ( such as Outlook, Thunderbird and Apple Mail ) without downloading (and deleting) the messages from the mail server. Unlike the more widely used post office protocol…

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