Hotmail’s spent the past few years playing catch up with the competition, but for the most part, it hasn’t done anything particularly groundbreaking with its services. Earth shattering might not be the appropriate descriptor for its latest addition, but Hotmail’s added a helpful new feature to distinguish plain old spam from the kind that comes form a trusted source. Now, when you get an email from a friend that smells of something sea dwelling — say a plea for some extra scratch from abroad — you can select “My friend’s been hacked!” from the “Mark [...]
You can invite anyone you want to Google Plus (Google+), invite as many people as you like.
Anyone you put in your “Add circles or people” field will get an invitation to join up. The only catch is they must have a Gmail email address. Other users will get a link to view the conversation or post.
Below are a few screenshots of me inviting myself to Google Plus (Google+) to illustrate the two steps.
1: Enter a message and someone’s gmail address.
2: Click “Share”
Found in our mailbox the other day: The Oxo Good Grips Cord Catch. While we certainly love shiny electronic toys that do lots of different things, here’s a product that’s beautiful for its simplicity. The Catch has just one job — saving that charging cable from falling behind your desk. And it does it with style, sporting a nicely curved design and a silver finish. It stays in place via the rubberized bottom and sheer heft (the half-ounce spec on Oxo’s product page is incorrect — it actually weighs closer to five).
After using the catch to hold our iPhone charging [...]