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6 of the best Gmail tricks you never knew existed

2 hours 21 min ago
Whether you're inundated with messages from family members and friends, responding to clients day in and day out or are constantly bombarded with PR pitches (like us), you probably wish that you could work your way through your Gmail inbox faster. As it turns out, with a few simple tricks, you can. MUST WATCH:  Two new videos get up close and personal with the iPhone 7 like never before A few years ago, a Quora user asked the internet if they would share some lesser known Gmail tips . Over 100 answers later, the thread has become a surprisingly useful resource for anyone who uses Gmail on a regular basis. Rather than ask you to sort through all 100+ answers, we've cherry-picked 6 of the most valuable tips and tricks from the list, all of which you can see below: Use keyboard shortcuts While viewing a list of threads (i.e. Inbox, All Mail, Drafts, search results, etc.): c to compose a new mail j and k to move the cursor down and up x to select/deselect the current thread that's pointed to by the cursor e to archive all threads that have been selected [Enter] to go into the thread pointed to by the cursor "g i" to go to my Inbox "g a" to go to All Mail "g d" to go to Drafts While inside a thread: n and p to browse down and up messages inside a thread (move the cursor up and down) a to reply all (or r to reply individually, but that's rare) to the message currently pointed to by the cursor f to forward the message that's pointed to by the cursor u to go back to the previous thread list view, which could be your Inbox, All Mail, Drafts, etc. This is the same as the back button s to toggle through the stars on the message currently pointed to by the cursor Other useful shortcuts: / to make the search bar active "* u" to select all unread emails "* n" to deselect all emails Shift+i to mark all selected emails as read Shift+u to mark all selected emails as unread While inside a thread, Shift+u will bring you back to the previous thread list view and marking the current thread as unread. I do this a lot to keep important threads at the top of my inbox. -  Kevin Wang You have two email addresses For example: if you have a Gmail id: xyz@gmail.com , the second one is  xyz@googlemail.com . This will be useful for opening multiple accounts in a website or app. For example, In Redbus mobile app, if you are new user (i.e., if you use new email id) you will get flat 100 rupees off on ticket booking. If you have already used xyz@gmail.com  you can still use xyz@googlemail.com and take advantage of the offer. You will receive your ticket to your normal inbox itself. -  Vijayenthiran Subramaniam Find out who sold your email to spammers If you want to keep track of how your email address is used (ie, when you sign up to a newsletter), add "." (period only) anywhere in your username. This way you’ll create a new ‘alias’ email address and all the messages sent to that new 'alias' address will get forwarded to your primary Gmail address. [For example, if your email address is someone@gmail.com, you can enter some.one@gmail.com as your address when signing up for an account or a newsletter and you'll still receive the messages in your primary inbox. The same is true if you use "+anyword" after the first part of your email address, i.e. someone+anyword@gmail.com. Gmail ignores the "+anyword" when sending messages to your account, but you'll still see someone+anyword@gmail.com if you check the "To:" line in the message.] Why is this useful? If you use [these tricks] when you sign up to different newsletters and you start receiving spam, you’ll know which newsletter sold your email address to spammers. -  Niket Kedia Mail delegation With mail delegation, you can grant access of your email to other people. With mail delegation, other people can read, send and delete messages on your behalf. Gmail's mail delegation is also useful to handle multiple accounts at the same time. You don't need to sign out of your current account and you can still access your other account at the same time within the same browser. For a tutorial on how to setup mail delegation, follow this link:  Set up mail delegation.  -  Vishal Soni Compose in a new window Shift-clicking on 'Compose' will open a new popup window for composing your email, in case you need to reference the email you're currently looking at. -  Kevin Fox The best of Labs Hidden gems of Gmail. This is where the small crazy ideas of the Gmail team become a reality. You can do things from playing snake to making sure you don’t drunk email here. Some of my personal favourites: - ' Unread Message icon ' allows you to see how many unread emails you have at a quick glance of your tab's icon - ‘Canned Response’ lets you create and save email templates. - ‘Default Reply to All’ - self explanatory. How often do you just reply to just the sender? - ‘Undo Send’ is definitely one of the top on the list for me - how many times have you hit the send button and regretted? These few precious seconds could change a lot of things. -  Yi Sung Yong Did we miss any? Feel free to share your favorite Gmail tips in the comments below.

Hiroshima wants Pokemon Go players to go away

2 hours 29 min ago

Officials from the Japanese city worry the search for Pikachu could disrupt an annual ceremony remembering victims of the first atomic bomb.


This flower smells like a rotting corpse, and you can watch it bloom live right now

2 hours 31 min ago

For 10 years the New York Botanical Garden has devoted time and resources to the Amorphophallus titanum, a single towering flower that when in bloom smells like a rotting corpse. According to The Hairpin, who brought our attention to this organic miracle, this will be the first corpse flower bloom at the New York Botanical Garden since 1939.


The Latest: Pence talks 'consequences' if Russia is meddling

2 hours 36 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the hacking of the Democratic National Committee (all times local):


Trump says he hopes Russia hacked Hillary Clinton’s emails

2 hours 36 min ago

Donald Trump says that if Russians were behind the security breach that made tens of thousands of Democratic National Committee emails public, he hopes they’ve also hacked Hillary Clinton’s private email server. In a press conference, Trump responded to a question by saying that "it’s probably not [Russia], nobody knows who it is." But he gleefully expounded on the implications of a Russian hack. In the clip below, Trump went further.


Microsoft tries building a smarter iPhone camera app in Pix

2 hours 40 min ago

Tapping AI and other software tricks, Microsoft crafts a camera app that it says outdoes Apple's at taking pictures of people. An Android version is on its way.


Xbox One S 500GB, 1TB bundles to launch on August 23

2 hours 43 min ago

Now up for preorder, the 500 gigabyte bundle costs $299, while the 1 terabyte edition will set you back $349.


If you’ve binge-watched all of Stranger Things, play this game next

2 hours 47 min ago

It’s all so very 1980s: the tight-knit group of young boys pulled from Stand By Me, the synth-heavy soundtrack of a John Carpenter film, the suburbia-meets-sci-fi setting of E.T. It’s a potent mix that makes the show easy to binge. If you’re digging Stranger Things, you’re really going to love Oxenfree.


ALS Ice Bucket Challenge funds gene discovery

2 hours 50 min ago

Donations from the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge have helped researchers discover a gene linked to the disease.


It's not just semantics: Why Tesla should stop using the term 'Autopilot'

3 hours 29 sec ago

It's easy for professionals to use technical terms, but considering the end user and choosing words that are readily understandable can make a big difference.


Name and Shame? Obama points to Russia on DNC email hacking

3 hours 5 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's decision to identify Russia as almost certainly the culprit in hacking the Democratic National Committee and releasing politically embarrassing emails fits his administration's new penchant for openly blaming foreign governments for such break-ins.


New US cybersecurity plan makes it easier for businesses to get help after an attack

3 hours 6 min ago

US President Barack Obama recently published a policy directive for cyber incident coordination, which outlines how the government should respond to cybersecurity attacks.


Comcast profit slips due to fewer box-office hits

3 hours 12 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast's second-quarter profit slipped because of fewer movie hits from its NBCUniversal film-and-TV arm, but it posted big gains in internet customers and its smallest video losses for a second quarter in at least a decade.


How a new breed of hack compromised 2,500 gambling sites at once

3 hours 19 min ago

"We very carefully monitored the traffic coming from our servers because we take that sort of situation extremely seriously," says Michael Corfman, executive director of the Gambling Professional Webmasters Association, the organization targeted by the attack. Now, new details of the attack are surfacing as a researcher named Gaby Nakibly prepares to give a talk on the attack at the Black Hat conference next month. The redirecting site has since been taken down and research indicates GPWA sites haven't been affected for months, but the methods involved still offer a tempting puzzle for researchers.


HBO is canceling Project Greenlight

3 hours 21 min ago

HBO is ending Project Greenlight, the movie-making reality show spearheaded by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck that ran for four seasons across HBO and Bravo. Its first three seasons aired between 2001 and 2005, and the show laid dormant for a decade before being revived by HBO for a single season last year. Damon broke the news in an interview with The Associated Press while promoting his new movie Jason Bourne.


Sarah Silverman's Twitter account hacked with anti-Hillary post

3 hours 37 min ago

Two days after the comedian/actress announces her support for Hillary Clinton, an unwelcome tweet turns up under her name.


Leak may have just confirmed the secret Apple had up its sleeve for the iPhone 7

3 hours 38 min ago
Apple's iPhone 7 is shaping up to be a more intriguing device than we may have originally given it credit for. According to a new report from Macotakara -- a site with an impressive track record regarding Apple rumors -- the home button on Apple's next-gen iPhone will sit flush with the screen and will not move when pressed. Instead, Apple is planning to incorporate a series of sensors underneath the home button that will trigger a slight vibration when pressed. This, in turn, will provide users with the illusion that the iPhone 7 home button is a mechanical button. While we've seen rumblings pointing to a home button redesign before, Macotakara's corroboration arguably provides exceedingly convincing proof that the iPhone's tried and true home button will see an innovative new redesign come September. MUST WATCH:  Two new videos get up close and personal with the iPhone 7 like never before The report further adds that the sensors underneath the iPhone 7 home button will be pressure sensitive, thereby paving the way for Apple to incorporate 3D Touch functionality on the screen as well as via the home button itself. Notably, Apple has already implemented this type of technology on its MacBook line via a feature it calls Force Touch. To provide some context, here's what Apple has to say about the Force Touch feature on the MacBook: Force sensors detect how much pressure you’re applying, and the new Taptic Engine provides a click sensation when you press anywhere on the surface. Now the click that once was a single, mechanical function is just the start of what you can do with Force Touch. The sensory capabilities of the Force Touch trackpad allow you to tell your MacBook what you want it to do based on subtle differences in the amount of pressure you apply. This makes it possible to perform a variety of different actions in different apps, all on the same surface. And it can respond with haptic feedback you can actually feel, making your MacBook more usable and personal than ever before. Now imagine that type of user experience wrapped up in a sleek new iPhone 7: all of a sudden, the iPhone 7 becomes a much more interesting device than previously imagined. The report further adds that Apple is planning to introduce a new color to its iPhone lineup this fall, a Space Black model to be specific. Notably, we've seen a few rumblings suggesting the same over the past few weeks. All told, Apple's iPhone 7 lineup will likely come in an array of 5 colors - Gold, Rose Gold, Space Grey, Silver and Space Black. While previous rumors hinted at a dark blue iPhone 7 model, those reports were subsequently debunked. As a final point, word leaked over this past weekend that Apple's new iPhone 7 models are set to go on sale on September 16th . While Apple hasn't officially confirmed anything just yet, the above leak came via Evan Blass, as reputable a leaker as they come.