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Easily Add Images from Picasa Web Albums Directly into iPhoto [Mac Tip]

I prefer to share photos with friends using the Picasa Web Albums service from Google. Locally, however, I manage my photos using iPhoto. I also use the Picasa software which has gotten very good with the release of version 3.5. This newest version includes creepily good facial recognition and photo location features but I still [...]

Ideal Settings for iPhone and Gmail IMAP Syncing [iPhone Guide, iPhone Tip]

I am a BIG fan of Google’s Gmail service. It has the best webmail interface by far and offers nearly unlimited storage. Now that Gmail allows IMAP access I am using it as my primary email service on the iPhone. I’ve configured Gmail to check all of my other email addresses via POP3. This is [...]

Gmail Adds Tasks for the iPhone

This is just a quick note to inform everyone that you can now manage your Gmail Tasks from your iPhone (or other web enabled phone). Simply go to gmail.com/tasks from Mobile Safari and log in. Pretty cool, huh? P.S. Personally I prefer the paid app Things, but I know some of you out there live [...]

Sync Google Calendar and iCal for Free using CalDAV

This is just a quick note to let everyone know that you can finally sync your Google Calendar with iCal on your Mac. Google today announced that they are enabling CalDAV support for Google Calendar users. The image below shows typical setttings, but you’ll want to go to the official google support page for the [...]

How to Enable Mac Address Book to Sync with Google’s Gmail Contacts without an iPhone or .Mac [Mac Guide]

This is just a quick tip to explain how to sync your Mac Address Book (Leopard 10.5.3 only) with Google’s Gmail without needing an iPhone or a .Mac account. If you have an iPhone then you don’t need this tip and can follow these instructions. If you don’t have a Gmail account you’ll need to [...]

Ideal Settings for Apple Mail and Gmail IMAP Syncing [Mac Guide]

I am a BIG fan of Google’s Gmail service. It has the best webmail interface by far and offers nearly unlimited storage. Now that Gmail allows IMAP access I am using it as my primary email service via Apple’s Mail.app. I’ve configured Gmail to check all of my other email addresses via POP3. This is [...]

Customize iGoogle With These Outstanding Gadgets and Themes

If you have read some of my other posts you may realize that I enjoy “decorating” my computer, often by choosing a fun Desktop theme or changing my system icons. In this same vein, I’ve also become a fan of iGoogle (short for interactive Google) which is a customizable homepage that includes lots of different [...]

Google 411 Graduates from Labs, Still Free

Google’s free telephone directory assistance tool has graduated from Google Labs to a full-fledged Google service. If you haven’t tried GOOG-411, simply dial 1-800-GOOG-411 from any phone and follow the automated directions. The voice recognition is actually quite good and FREE sure beats the big telephone companies trying to charge $1.50 for similar services. I’ve [...]

Google to Sponsor $30 Million in Lunar X Prizes [News]

Fresh on the heels of securing a $1.3 million annual parking permit for their corporate jet (Boeing 767) at NASA’s airfield near Mountain View, CA the search giant now appears ready to offer up the largest X Prize to date ($20 million for the first competitor to land a robotic rover on the Moon that [...]

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