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Why I love Gmail

By Gloson On December 29, 2008 7 Comments

If you ask me what is my favorite webmail, I would say Gmail. It is very cool and fast, and has a clean interface. It is my main email account. I am loving Gmail, and here is why.

1. Spam control

Yup, Gmail automatically throws mails which seem to be spam to the spam section. Furthermore, Gmail deletes spam mail after it has been stored in the spam section for 30 days. Therefore, I don’t have to delete spam mail manually. Though, it has a ‘delete all spam’ button.

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According to Wikipedia, this is how the spam filter works

“Gmail’s spam filters include a community-driven system, where emails marked as spam by one users provide information to help the system block similar future messages for all Gmail users.”

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Google Chrome’s Unique Features

By Gloson On December 4, 2008 13 Comments

I’ve been using Google Chrome for some time already, and it became my default browser. I think it is pretty cool. It is very fast. I have also found out some unique features that Google Chrome has, the feature which no other browsers have.

Chrome’s Unique Features

Here is the list of Google Chrome’s unique features, the features that Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer don’t have.

1. Information on whether the site is loading or resolving

When the site is being resolved, Chrome will display this gray line, revolving slowly, counter-clockwise.
resolvingWhen the site is found and is being loaded, Chrome will show loadingthis blue line, revolving quickly, clockwise.

2. Task manager

Wow! A task manager inside a browser. It is just like a normal task manager, showing the processes and the memory it uses.

Here is the screen-shot of the task manager:
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If your computer seems as though it is going to crash, you can open the Google Chrome task manager and see which tabs are using a lot of memory, and then end their processes so your computer won’t crash. Don’t worry. The tab won’t be closed, but instead show a crashed smiley.
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If you reload that tab, the process will begin again. If you end a process such as shockwave flash, the flash object will show the crashed plugin smiley.
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To open the task manager, hit ‘Shift + Esc’.

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