Regular readers know of my mad love for services like Boomerang for Gmail and FollowUpThen, which let you "snooze" emails you receive so they appear at the top of your inbox at a later time.
Boomerang in particular offers nifty integration with Gmail proper, adding a button that allows you to delay messages for hours or days with just a few clicks. Just one problem: It costs $4.99 per month, or $50 annually.
I'm increasingly of the opinion that Mozilla's Thunderbird is the best email client for Windows. It's fast, free, versatile, and reasonably easy to use.
I say "reasonably" because there are a few valuable features hiding in plain sight. Thunderbird has no instruction manual, per se, so you might overlook some or all of those features if you don't know where to look -- or even what to look for.
Most smartphones, digital cameras, MP3 players, and other small gadgets have one thing in common: They can charge via a standard USB port.
As a result, many users top off their devices' batteries by plugging them into laptops, desktops, or mobile USB chargers. That's a convenient way to go--but often a slow way as well.
See, a typical USB 2.0 port (like the kind found on most PCs) delivers up to 500 millamps (mA) of juice. But a typical AC wall charger for, say, a smartphone will supply more like 900mA or 1,000mA--even though you're plugging that same USB cable into the charger.
Want to print an email you received on your iPad? How about a photo you snapped with your iPhone? Or a document you just downloaded from Dropbox?
Apple's AirPrint technology promises to make that easy -- but only if your printer has the support built in. What about all the models that don't? Do you really have to buy a new printer just to enjoy this capability?