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Archive for February 3rd, 2016

by Tom Nelson

Bookmarks, Favorites, Apple seems to have a hard time deciding what it should call the shortcuts to often-viewed websites in the Mac’s Safari browser.

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But no matter what you call them, losing your Bookmarks, Favorites, or Top Sites can be a heart-stopping moment.

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by Tom Nelson

Google’s Gmail is a popular and free web-based email service that has a lot going for it. Its basic requirements are an Internet connection and a supported browser such as Safari. With just about all of the popular browsers being on the supported list, Gmail is a natural choice for many, especially those of us who travel a great deal and never know where we’ll have the opportunity to connect and grab our messages.

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Image courtesy of Google

I don’t mind Gmail’s web-based interface when I’m mobile. I can use any computing device, even a computer at the business I’m visiting, or one in a library or coffee shop. But when it comes to using Gmail at home or on my MacBook, I don’t use a web browser for access. Instead, I use Apple’s Mail client (included with OS X), where I’ve set up Gmail as just another email address to check.

Using a single application, in this case Mail, lets you keep all of your email messages organized in one app.

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