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Tech Tip of the Week: Using IFTTT, Plus a Dozen Recipes to Get You Started

Tech Tip of the Week: Using IFTTT, Plus a Dozen Recipes to Get You Started

IFTTT (If This Then That) lets you automate tasks between popular web services such as Dropbox, Twitter, Evernote, Facebook, Instapaper, and many others. IFTTT works by telling it what task you want carried out, what will trigger this task, and it will put it into action for you.

A common example would be to have your Instagram pictures automatically backed up on your Dropbox or Box account. Certainly useful, but there's also more specific things you can do with it. For example, say I want to keep up with how a certain country is doing in the London 2012 Olympics.

Google upgrades Gmail video chat with Google+ Hangouts

Google upgrades Gmail video chat with Google+ Hangouts

Gmail’s video chat capabilities are set to get a major revamp, with Google announcing that they’re replacing the current implementation with the option to start ‘Hangouts’ right from users’ inboxes. This is arguably the standout feature of Google+ and now…
Gmail calling now in 38 languages, lowered rates

Gmail calling now in 38 languages, lowered rates

Google has started offering Gmail calling outside the US in 38 new languages. You can now buy calling credit in your choice of four currencies (Euros, British pounds, Canadian dollars, or US dollars). Furthermore, there are no connection fees: you…
Google launches Gmail people widget

Google launches Gmail people widget

Google has announced that it is rolling out a new Gmail feature over the next two weeks: the People Widget, a small sidebar to the right of email messages that features contextual information about the people you're contacting via email.…

Gmail makes phone numbers clickable

Google has made a very small update to Gmail today: phone numbers now appear as links. The search giant launched Gmail calling back in August 2010, so we're a little bit surprised it took the company this long to make…