You’ve already gotten peek at it… heck, if you’re anything like us you’ve already been using the preview version of it. What are we talking about? Why the newly redesigned Gmail, of course. In late June Google started offering a vision of your web app future. It was a bit sparser, a bit more monochromatic and (dare we say) a bit more finger friendly. Well, it seems like the interface is about to become a lot less optional. A video was accidentally posted to YouTube today by Google (since pulled), offering a tour of the revamped email service. Most of it will probably look a bit familiar, but the Mountain View crew still has a few tricks left up its sleeve. For instance conversation views now more closely resemble IMs (with profile pictures) and the advanced search options are more easily accessible and prominently displayed. The themes are also getting updated with higher resolution wallpapers to better match the spartan UI. Not that you need any encouragement, but you should definitely check out the video after the break.
Continue reading Google spills the beans on Gmail revamp a bit early (video)
Google spills the beans on Gmail revamp a bit early (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 20 Oct 2011 16:08:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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One of the things that made Google apps the web-based productivity suite to beat was the ability to access your information offline using Gears. When that experiment was killed, many of us let loose a single tear as we contemplated returning to our desktop apps. Well, as promised, HTML5 is finally returning Gmail to its former offline glory. Docs and Calendar will follow in the coming days, but anyone can get access to their Gmail accounts offline now by installing the Offline Google Mail app for Chrome. Before we had even finished spreading the wonderful news we already had it installed and fired up. So, how’s it work? Well, you’ll just have to keep reading after the break to find out.
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Offline Google Mail hands-on originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 31 Aug 2011 14:46:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
We know what you’re thinking — you like the idea of Google Apps, but the Mountain View crew kind of creeps you out. Well, don’t worry, Microsoft has your back. After making its beta debut last year, Office 365 is officially ready to spread its wings and offer its productivity web app wares to the business-minded masses. For $6 per-user, per-month small businesses get access to Microsoft Office Web Apps, Exchange, SharePoint and Lync video conferencing and can take advantage of the suite’s integration with WP7 once Mango lands. Larger, enterprise plans start at $10 per user while adding support for desktop Office products and Lync VoIP solutions as you climb the pricing ladder. Really there’s not much more to say except, check out the full PR after the break.
Continue reading Office 365 ditches the beta tag, ready to take on Google Apps
Office 365 ditches the beta tag, ready to take on Google Apps originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 29 Jun 2011 00:29:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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Well, it doesn’t involve the company’s Jolibook
laptop, but it looks like some fairly big changes
are indeed in store for Joliclould’s upstart operating system. In addition to confirming that version 1.2 be released next week, the company has announced that it will be renaming the operating system “Joli OS” to avoid confusion with its online desktop, which will remain “Jolicloud.” What’s more, while that latter component is currently only available for Chrome, the company’s announced that it will be adding support for Firefox 4, Safari 5 and the iPad (in an “experimental” HTML5 port), and it’s even now announced plans for an Android app. Unfortunately, details on it are about as light as can be at the moment, with Jolicloud only saying that it’s coming in the “future.” More details and screenshots of version 1.2 are promised in the next few days, though.
Jolicloud renames operating system ‘Joli OS,’ promises new web and Android apps originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 08 Mar 2011 10:20:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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Google’s Native Client almost ‘ready for takeoff,’ ready to make ActiveX look visionary originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 20 Feb 2011 10:36:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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