Google Launches Priority Inbox to Help You Fight Email Overload

first_imgEvery single day, people send about 294 billion emails and the average knowledge worker now spends close to 13 hours per week on managing email. Over the last few months, we have seen a number of tools that help users to manage their email in Google’s Gmail more effectively. Today, Google itself is joining the fray with Priority Inbox. Once activated, Priority Inbox splits your Gmail inbox into three sections: important messages, starred messages and everything else. The system automatically learns which messages are most likely to be important to you and places them at the top of your email queue.As Matt Glotzbach, Google’s product management director for Google Enterprise, told us earlier today, Priority Inbox functions like a reverse spam filter. Instead of looking for spam, however, Priority Inbox tries to determine which emails are most important to you. It examines a number of implicit and explicit signals, including who the people are that you tend to email most often and which emails you star, delete, archive and answer. You can also train the algorithm explicitly with the help of a +/- button. Based on this algorithm, Google then calculates a priority score for every email and will push the most important messages to the top of the list.Until now, most of us just organized our inbox chronologically. By focusing on “importance,” Priority Inbox uses a very different paradigm. According to Google’s own data based on early tests of the system, “testers spent 6% less time managing email after enabling Priority Inbox.” While that does not sound like much, it adds up to a whole week of recovered time each year for the typical information worker.In addition to the focus on important messages, Priority Inbox also adds a new section for starred emails to your inbox. If you use Gmail stars regularly to mark messages that you need to act upon at a later point, you can now rest assured that these starred messages will remain visible in your inbox and won’t get pushed to the next page and out of sight by new mail. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Google#news#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Customize Your Priority Inbox Google allows users to extensively customize Priority Inbox. You can change how many messages you see per section, for example, and you can also choose which sections you want to see in your inbox (Important, Important and Unread, Unread, Starred, etc.). Of course, you can also choose to turn Priority Inbox off. These customization option are available through the Gmail settings menu and also directly in the Gmail interface.Getting Things Done with Priority InboxEarlier today, we also got a chance to talk to David Allen, author of Getting Things Done, about today’s new Gmail features. Allen, who is well known in technology circles for his ideas about productivity and managing email, told us that he was rather skeptical when he first heard about this new tool. After talking to Google about it though, he now thinks that it can help Gmail users make more effective decisions about their email and to avoid constantly looking at their email in what he calls the “emergency scanning mode” because they have no way to prioritize all the messages in their inboxes. Allen also thinks that the combination of Gmail stars in addition to the algorithm will help people to remain in control of their email. The assumption behind this, of course, is that Google’s algorithm does indeed work as advertised.In our own test this afternoon, the algorithm did a good job at highlighting important messages, but we will have to test it over a longer period of time before we can make a definitive statement about its usefulness.Availability Google plans to roll out Priority Inbox to all regular Gmail accounts and Google Apps users over the next day. For Google Apps users, the account administrator has to flip “enable pre-release features” switch in the Google Apps settings before users can access this new functionality. Related Posts frederic lardinoislast_img read more

Chinese Social Media CEOs Insist Facebook Has Been Vanquished

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#China#web dave copeland 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg may have been spotted vacationing in China this week, but as far as the chief executives of his Chinese competitors are concerned, he’s no threat.Those CEOs routinely tell the state-controlled Chinese press that they’re beating Facebook, Twitter and Google+ in growth among Chinese users – never mentioning that Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and most other foreign social networks are banned from operating in China.“It’s always interesting when the CEOs of Chinese social media companies tell the press that they are beating the foreign companies in China,” said a member of a U.S. communications firm that has offices in China. “Not exactly difficult when your competitors are blocked. The press, both local and foreign, tend to stay away from the story. Nobody wants to lose access.”Zuckerberg has been traveling to China since 2010 in an effort to improve relationships and explore business opportunities. Not only would Facebook like to offer its service to the increasingly connected country, but the company has been forging relationships with Chinese software and app developers. While some Chinese Internet users are able to circumvent the so-called Great Firewall and access U.S.-based social networks, most are blocked and forced to rely on government-approved platforms.“We continue to evaluate entering China,” Facebook said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission as part of its initial public offering. “However, this market has substantial legal and regulatory complexities that have prevented our entry into China to date.”Earlier this year, China launched a pilot program in five cities requiring users of Twitter-like microblogging sites to register their real names. Known as “weibo” sites, about half of China’s 513 million Internet users access the sites, and their use has quadrupled in the past year.China has given no time frame of when or even if it will open up to U.S.-based social networks, but the pilot program seems to favor a social network that requires users to register with their real names. Twitter famously allows people to sign up anonymously, and Google+ was banned in China one day after it was launched last summer. But Facebook has tight rules on users registering their real names, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is reportedly planning another trip to China.Despite the restrictions on free speech, which also prohibit Internet users from saying anything negative about the ruling political party, China remains the world’s second-biggest economy and a largely untapped market for major U.S. tech companies. Last year, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg told Time “it’s impossible to think about connecting the whole world right now without also connecting China.”Image courtesy of Shutterstock.last_img read more

Intel AMT DTK v0.48x released + Audio blog

first_imgIt’s time for another release of the Intel AMT DTK v0.48x. The “X” stands for external since for the last two months I have been working on upcoming Intel platforms features and so, not releasing public updates as often as I use to. In this release there are so many changes, I can’t really go thru them all.I think users will see the Intel AMT Commander UI has been improved a lot, and some work has been done to improve responsiveness. The look of the UI is also improved, especialy heuristic and agent presence features. WSMAN support is moving along, I recently found and added a way to automaticaly detect that an Intel AMT computer is in WSMAN only mode and connect to it correctly. WSMAN support is still weak, but improving.For people looking at the Intel AMT DTK source code, many more changes. Intel AMT Commander’s main form was starting to be way to big and so now all the right hand side panels and proken up into seperate files. The terminal was also broken up, a new VT100 user control is now avaialble to process serial-over-LAN on-screen display. This is very useful for developers that want to build their own VT100 terminal that looks different from Intel AMT Commander.Certificate and TLS handling was improved thruout. First, many of the tools will now work better with mutual-authentication, this is especialy true for IAmtTerm.exe that did not do so well with mutual-auth before. Intel AMT Director’s certificate handling is improved, you can now drag & drop a certificate on Director’s certificate manager to import, added more certificate formats and Director can now issue certificates with many common names, just like Intel SCS does. Commander will also handle these certificates better than before.All in all, this is a major new update to the Intel AMT DTK. I encorage people to keep sending bug reports, and thank everyone who already did.Download: Intel AMT DTK v0.48x Audio Blog (.mp3)Ylianlast_img read more

Highlights: Inter 2-2 Parma

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ It was a dramatic match at San Siro, as Parma went from 1-0 down to 2-1 up in seven minutes, only for Romelu Lukaku to secure a point for Inter. There was no shortage of talking points, as after Antonio Candreva’s deflected opener, the Ducali turned it all around with ex-Nerazzurri winger Yann Karamoh’s goal and assist for Gervinho. If we saw three goals in seven minutes, it took four just for VAR to decide if Lukaku’s equaliser was going to stand. Click here for the full match report.last_img read more

In The Spotlight – Rebecca Tavo

first_imgIn the twelfth edition of In The Spotlight, Australian Women’s Open player, Rebecca Tavo, speaks about what it means to her to be representing her country at the 2011 World Cup and the biggest influences on her Touch Football career so far.    Name: Rebecca TavoNickname: TavoAge: 28Affiliate: BMTAOccupation: Train DriverPosition: LinkDebut for Australia: Mixed Open 2007 World Cup, Women’s Open 2010 Trans Tasman.Career highlights so far: Country Club Brisbane champions four years in a row with Sharon Martin, Nat Parker, Leasha Thouard, Katie Curtis and Sharon Freshwater.How you got involved in Touch Football: My Dad and my first local club team in south Hedland, Western Australia – ‘Turtles’ in 1994.Favourite player: Sharon Martin. What does it mean to you to be representing Australia at the 2011 World Cup: It has been my dream since I watched Australia on TV when I was 10. I remember they were talking about a girl in the Australian team. She was an aboriginal girl, and I think she played on the wing. I just remember saying to myself that I wanted to play for Australia. That I could do it! I wonder who that girl was?Biggest influence on your Touch Football career: The Country Club girls and Gary Madders. Although of recent Renee Murphy has got me up to scratch in the last few years (mainly with DEFENCE policy) at the Uni Rebels in Queensland. I can thank her for my Australian Women’s selection. Favourite sporting moment: Cathy Freeman winning gold for Australia at the Olympics.What do you know about Scotland: It’s beautiful, nice buildings and castles, lots of pubs. They hold the Edinburgh 7’s in May.Any superstitions: Touch woodFunniest Australian teammate: Ricey aka Quirky (Alicia Quirk)Favourite quote: Big girl!Any travel plans for after World Cup: If Cobie comes.Stay tuned to the website for the upcoming editions of In The Spotlight, which will feature every Open’s player travelling to the World Cup.  With only 42 days to go until the 2011 Federation of International Touch World Cup, be sure to be regularly visiting the Touch Football Australia website to keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information. Don’t forget to become a fan of Touch Football Australia on Facebook and Twitter in the lead up to the 2011 World Cup to find out all you need to know about Australia’s World Cup campaign:http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Touch-Football-Australia/384949403384 www.twitter.com/touchfootyauslast_img read more

Report: Mark May Booted From ESPN’s ‘College Football Final’

first_imgMark May talks before being laid off by ESPN.First, Rece Davis was named as Chris Fowler’s replacement for ESPN’s College GameDay. Next, Lou Holtz and the network reached a “mutual agreement” to part ways. Now, via Sports Business Journal, we’re learning that Mark May, the only on-air talent left from last year’s College Football Final roster, will be moving on as well. May will no longer be part of the show – instead, it’ll be hosted by Adnan Virk, with Joey Galloway and Danny Kanell in the analyst chairs. Yes, for those keeping score at home, an Ohio State alum has replaced possibly the biggest Buckeye-hater on the planet.Can confirm Joey Galloway is replacing Mark May on ESPN’s college football coverage. Big move for Galloway.— Eleven Warriors (@11W) June 1, 2015According to Awful Announcing, May isn’t being booted entirely from the network. He’ll reportedly be part of a different show that also features John Saunders and Mack Brown. May is one of the most criticized college football analysts in the sport. You can bet that this move will be met with applause from fans.last_img read more

Videos: The 10 Best Stadium Entrances In College Football

first_imgThe best part of a college football game might take place before the game even starts.  Where does Clemson's entrance rank?Where does Clemson’s entrance rank?We’re talking about that awesome moment before kickoff when the home team officially enters the stadium. Each college football program seems to have their own stadium entrance. They’ll play a certain song, run in from a special tunnel, be led out by a mascot or a live animal, etc. All of them are great and goose-bump inducing. Some, of course, are better than others. They’re more exciting, cooler to watch. We’ve decided to rank the best ones. Here are the top 10 entrances in college football. Start With No. 10 ??? >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11last_img read more

Members of the Diaspora Urged to Use GOJ Portal

first_imgStory Highlights Dr. Wheatley said the portal is a major milestone for the Government and is in keeping with the Administration’s mission to make Jamaica a knowledge-based digital society. The portal may be accessed at www.gov.jm. Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley, is urging members of the diaspora to make full use of the recently launched Government of Jamaica (GOJ) portal. Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley, is urging members of the diaspora to make full use of the recently launched Government of Jamaica (GOJ) portal.Speaking at a town hall meeting hosted by the Embassy of Jamaica at the National Women’s Democratic Club in Washington DC on Tuesday (September 26), Minister Wheatley explained that the portal brings all government services into one place, making it easier for Jamaicans in the diaspora and at home to conduct business.He said that “no longer will people have to remember all 200-plus of the different websites of the government agencies, which provide the services you are looking for. Now, you will only need to remember one! You will only need to go to one place to access all of the services that Government provides online”.Dr. Wheatley said the portal is a major milestone for the Government and is in keeping with the Administration’s mission to make Jamaica a knowledge-based digital society.He noted that another achievement is providing zero-rated access to all government website and online services.Through partnership with the major telecommunications providers, access can be granted to any government website or web service without cost to citizens.In her remarks, Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, Her Excellency Audrey Marks, lauded the Government for launching the GOJ portal, describing it as a revolutionary move that will make it easier for Jamaicans in the diaspora, as well as potential investors, to access ministries and agencies by going to one website.The portal may be accessed at www.gov.jm.last_img read more

NASA ESA project offers people 13L rupees to lie in bed for

first_imgBerlin: A new project offers to pay volunteers nearly 13 lakh rupees to lie in bed for 60 days to help scientists study how weightlessness affects the human body, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) said. Effective countermeasures against bone and muscle atrophy must be developed if astronauts are to live for long periods of time in space or on the Moon and Mars. DLR in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA, has launched the Artificial Gravity Bed Rest Study (AGBRESA). The study will investigate the use of artificial gravity as a possible means of preventing the negative effects of weightlessness on the human body, DLR said in a statement. During the three-month study, two thirds of the test participants will be ‘rotated’ each day while lying in the DLR short-arm centrifuge in the :envihab aerospace medical research facility. According to a report in CNN, the study participants will be paid 16,500 euros or nearly 13 lakh rupees. “Crewed spaceflight will continue to be important in the future in order to carry out experiments in microgravity, but we must make it as safe as possible for the astronauts,” said Hansjorg Dittus, DLR Executive Board Member for Space Research and Technology. “This bed rest study conducted by DLR, NASA and ESA offers space researchers from all over Europe and the USA the opportunity to work together and jointly acquire as much scientific knowledge about human physiology as possible,” Dittus said. The 12 female and 12 male volunteers will spend 60 days in the beds, according to DLR. They will remain there for 89 days, including the pre-test and recovery phases. All experiments, meals, and leisure pursuits will take place lying down during the bed-rest phase. The participants will be restricted in their movements, so that the strain on muscles, tendons and the skeletal system is reduced. The beds are angled downwards towards the head end by six degrees. This will simulate the displacement of bodily fluids experienced by astronauts in a microgravity environment. “Both effects are similar to what astronauts experience in space,” said Leticia Vega, Associate Chief Scientist for International Collaborations for NASA’s Human Research Program. “Although the effects of weightlessness are primarily investigated on the International Space Station, analogues such as :envihab are helpful when studying certain research topics under controlled conditions on Earth. These findings will later be validated on the ISS,” Vega said.last_img read more

Voter awareness message for upcoming Lok Sabha polls

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi Electoral office has made easy for the voters to get access to their polling station through SMS to 1950. The CEO office has managed proper drinking water and tents for voters on every polling stations keeping in mind the upcoming Lok Sabha elections to be held on May 12.As per the election mandate of Election Commission of India (ECI), it is mandatory to make the general public aware about casting of their votes and as a part of Corporate Social Responsibility activity.last_img read more