If you use Tweetdeck (I don’t know how you can use Twitter with out it) you can at least attempt to save yourself from Star Wars spoilers by using the Mute feature.

  • Click the gear icon in the lower left
  • Click Settings
  • Click Mute
  • Select “Text content” in the Mute dropdown
  • In the Using box, type Star Wars then click the Mute button
  • In the Using box again, type StarWars then click the Mute button
  • In the Using box again, type #TheForceAwakens then click the Mute button
  • Click Done

That’s it! You could probably add more things like “The Force” but I’ll let you decide on that.

“Image Resizer for Windows is a utility that lets you resize one or more selected image files directly from Windows Explorer by right-clicking.”

This way you can easily send it later in email or post online. One of those things that should just be part of Windows. Simple tool that is a bit old but still works fine even in Windows 10.

Get it here: Image Resizer for Windows

Are you using Google’s new Inbox app? It has a new feature where you can pin items to follow up on later. In Gmail, I use stars for this function. Unfortunately, Pinned does not equal Starred. So how do you easily find your pinned items if you switch back to the full Gmail web app? Easy, in the Gmail search box put label:pinned and all your pinned items will show up.

This morning, on the way to work, I was listening to This Week in Google and they were talking about Google Inbox. If you haven’t heard, yesterday Google introduced a new app called Google Inbox. Currently you have to request an invite and I’m still waiting for mine at the moment.Google Inbox

As I listened to Jeff, Gina and Leo I thought this sounds really cool. Then it hit me, this isn’t Gmail, this is a new way to manage your Gmail. Hmm, OK. Then it REALLY hit me…what if this only seems like it is about Gmail? What if this is really an entirely different play altogether. What if this is about (queue drum roll) IMAP?

What?!?

Let’s take a step back. What is Google about? Indexing the world’s information and piecing your personal information to present you what you need to know when and where you need it.Google Inbox looks to be a marriage of Gmail and Google Now. All Gmail users will test it out. If Google gets this right, and they should, Gmail users will be talking it up, evangelizing it and hanging on to their Gmail accounts.All good things for Google’s quest.

But what about people entrenched in Yahoo or any other email account that they are unwilling to leave because they have ALL their archived mail in there and they don’t want to go through the hassle of moving to a new email address.Well this is where I’m thinking Google is going with Inbox. Remember it is a separate app and not a redesign of Gmail. What if they put in things, hidden for now, that later on will let you couple Inbox with any IMAP compatible email? That would instantly give them the ability to bring just about anyone into the Google world with out making them switch and would give Google servers hooks into all those people’s emails to index, organize and of course, serve more relevant ads.

Is this technically possible? I have no idea. Plausible? What do you think?