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USPS to cease Saturday mail delivery on August 1

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Corporate News, Household,

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Saturday mail delivery through the United Stated Postal Service will be a thing of the past beginning August 1, 2013. It's a move focused on cutting costs as the USPS tries to deal with, and recover from, massive financial losses due to mandatory retiree health care benefits, and should end up saving the struggling agency about $2 billion per year. Not all Saturday mail activity will go away--packages will still be delivered, P.O. boxes will receive mail as usual, and post offices will still be open on Saturdays.  Of course, with the proliferation of email, snail mail demand has decreased significantly over the years. We're sure that this is unwelcome news for Netflix DVD subscribers, but on the bright side, with Saturday mail delivery ceasing, it's another junk mail-free day to look forward to on the weekend.

Read More | AP

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Google just bought Sparrow and killed it

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Corporate News, Google, Software,

Google acquires Sparrow

The ultra-popular Sparrow mail client is now dead. This morning, Google announced that it had acquired the company and team behind what many called the best Mac and iOS Gmail client. It's great for Google, and well-deserved for the Sparrow team, but as a user, it's disappointing. The company was set to release Sparrow for iPad very shortly, but today Google confirmed that there will be no new updates to the Sparrow apps, nor will it be released for any new platforms. We assume that this means the iPad client is now off the table.

We suspect that the crew behind Sparrow will be rolled into the Gmail team, and we'd even bet that we will see the official Gmail apps for Android and iOS become rebranded and fully-integrated versions of what Sparrow was. If you missed out on Sparrow, you can still get it on the App Store for the time being.

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SpamSieve 2.9.3 released with Mountain Lion, Retina display support

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, PC / Laptop, Software,

Spamsieve

SpamSieve has been updated to version 2.9.3. You are using version 2.9.2. Would you like to download the new version? It includes the following changes:

  • Added support for the forthcoming Mac OS X 10.7.5.
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent SpamSieve from auto-launching on the forthcoming OS X 10.8.
  • SpamSieve is now able to recover from certain unexpected system errors on OS X 10.8.
  • Fixed a layout bug in the German-localized Statistics window.
  • Improved the Automatically Deleting Old Spam Messages instructions.
  • SpamSieve now tells the system that it can use the integrated GPU, which should reduce battery use on newer MacBook Pros.
  • SpamSieve’s disk image background is now displayed at Retina quality on eligible Macs running Mac OS X 10.7 or 10.8. (On Mac OS X 10.6, due to an OS bug, it will incorrectly display at double size.)
  • Fixed a regression where SpamSieve’s disk image icon didn’t display properly.

SpamSieve is our favorite spam control solution, as it's proven to be an invaluable tool for us over the years. Highly recommended.

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Mac OS X 10.5.7 now available

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, PC / Laptop, Software,

All you users out there, it’s time once again to fire up Software Update if you are on Leopard, because Mac OS X 10.5.7 is now available for download. This update focuses on bug fixes, stability, and security, with changes to iCal, Mail, parental controls, printing, and more.

Word on the street is that this may be the last update for Leopard, as is right around the corner, seeing seed updates about once every two weeks. We’ve got the full list of changes for 10.5.7 for you, after the jump.

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ZumBox Paperless Postal Service

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Internet, Misc. Tech,

ZumboxTake a look at Zumbox, a startup that is a nationwide paperless postal service. They have one virtual mailbox for every street address which they estimate at 150MM+. To use the service, after signup you type in your street address and view your mail as an envelope. Use it to send mail to any other address, including your bills, statements and personal mail. It costs nothing to receive mail and you can send free a “small amount.” Businesses will pay an introductory price of $.02 per address for large mailings.

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Does Britney Spears Have a Stalker?

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Music, Legal Issues, Breaking News,

Britney SpearsE! News is reporting that Britney Spears has been receiving letters and packages, allegedly of a threatening or dangerous nature, from one fan who may be a little too into the star. An unnamed source says the letters are filled with “weird gibberish” and threatening overtones, evidence which the source says will soon be made available to police officials. The source called it “disturbing stalker kind of stuff.”

The LAPD denied that an investigation is in the works, but said they are “looking at allegations” which began in recent months.

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That Mail’s Got Bette Davis Eyes

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Celeb News,

Bette DavisLooking for a good reason to start a stamp collection? If this face can’t convince you, you’re born to write e-mails. The USPS will soon release the 14th stamp in their Legends of Hollywood series, a 41 cent masterpiece which will feature the face that once drove men to distraction - the one and only .

Nominated for ten , Davis won the honor twice (1935 and 38) and appeared in more than 100 films. Her long Hollywood career spanned fifty years and included two movies in which Bette portrayed Queen Elizabeth, one of the very few actresses to ever play the role in more than one feature film.

A true Hollywood Legend, the Bette Davis stamp will be released on the 100th anniversary of her birth.

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Netflix Gets Hassled by USPS

Netflix MailerApparently, the office of the USPS Inspector General is not happy because the mailers that Netxflix uses have to be sorted by hand. They estimate that it is costing them about $21 million a year and have suggested that the company include a 17 cent surcharge from now on. Tony Wible, a Citigroup analyst who wrote the report, says that the income that Netflix receives per subscriber would fall from $1.05 to 35 cents. We know that Netxflix, which mails out about 1.6 million movies a day, is clever enough to create a redesigned mailer sometime soon.

Read More | The New York Times

How To: Change iPhone Email Signature

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Cell Phones, Software,

iPhone Signature

We’ve been using our for answering many an email while on the go, and one question we hear from other iPhone owners deals with how we changed the “Sent from my iPhone” text from the email signature. We figured a quick was in order. It’s quite simple, really, but if you tend to stay away from the Settings menu, then you would never see it. From the iPhone home screen, hit Settings, and then scroll down and tap Mail. You will see a Signature area that you can tap. Once you do this, you are editing your iPhone signature. You can get rid of the default altogether and roll with no signature at all if you like, or you can edit it to your specific preference.

Whatever you end up putting there will be used in both new emails as well as any responses you send. Let us know what you end up putting in your iPhone signature in the comments.


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