Daily Archives: July 18, 2015
WASHINGTON): Google’s Inbox for Gmail has released a new feature which makes snoozing messages a little more time specific.
According to thenextweb.com, when the users snoozes an email that has dates and times, they get a one-tap option to snooze to exactly the right time. Then, the email will appear at the top of their inbox when it is most critical for them to see it.
Also, it differs from the regular menu by adding an extra one-tap line to certain emails.
The types of emails that the option will cover include package tracking updates, restaurant and event reservations, calendar invites, flight confirmations, hotel reservations and rental car reservations.
Your local WhatsApp, Skype and Viber calls may not remain free any longer.
A government panel on Net neutrality proposed that the calls through internet-based services like WhatsApp, Viber and Skype should also follow the same regulations followed by other service providers.
However, messaging and international calls will remain free as usual.
According to the committee, the calls made through the internet (services such as Viber, Skype and WhatsApp), are nearly six times cheaper than those offered by other mobile network.
Another suggestion related to zero-rating model that the telecom regulator must take a decision as the issues of tariff setting and quality of services should be regulated by TRAI.
The report says, “The committee unhesitatingly recommends that the core principles of net neutrality must be adhered to”.
But further added: “Clearly, the debate on Net Neutrality is multi-dimensional and solution to this cannot therefore be unidimensional.”
If you’ve signed up for Google’s Gmail email service, your email address basically ends at “@gmail.com”. This is pretty standard, although if you wanted your own custom URL, you’d need to purchase that separately. However according to a report from GSMArena, it seems that Google could be getting ready to offer up customized Gmail addresses themselves.
As you can see in the screenshot above, the prices start at $2 a month which will give users their own custom Gmail address, letting them choose “email@example.com”, subject to availability of course. However for $2, that’s all you will be getting and you won’t be getting additional storage.
However if you want added storage, you can pay $5 a month which is more or less the same feature, but with 30GB of email storage, online support, and access to business tools. Granted this is aimed more at companies, but we don’t see why regular folks can’t just sign up for it themselves either.
We have to admit that $2 a month doesn’t sound too bad to get your own custom Gmail address, especially if you’re not familiar with the process of setting up your own domain name and having email forwarded to your Gmail account and so on. No word on when Google will officially launch this service, but is it something you might be interested in?