Finally, Google has decided to enable themed customization to their Gmail application. Currently, there is a small amount of customization available in the Labs feature but if you wanted a custom look you were stuck with using a third-party design like the Gmail Redesigned Skin in Better Gmail. Now you have the option of 30 new themes to keep your inbox spicy.
Unfortunately, thanks to Google’s slow roll out policy, I still don’t see the themes tab in my settings. If you are experiencing the same thing just give it a couple of days before you see the option. Having seen some screen shots, I think these new themes are great or at least a lot nicer than the ones available in iGoogle.
Check them out at the official Gmail blog. Which one do you like best?
Did you vote today? Well, if you did the benefits are two-fold, the first being the ability to utilize one of the greatest rights we have as citizens, the second - and possibly more important to some - is your eligibility to getting FREE stuff. That's right; several major chains today are giving away free items if you exercised your right to vote. Below you will find the list of retailers so go forth and enjoy your citizenship with a free coffee and be sure to bring me one as well.
- Ben & Jerry’s: Free scoop of icecream between 5-8pm. (locations)
- Chick-fil-A: “Several hundred” of 1,400 Chick-fil-A restaurants are handing out chicken sandwiches with proof of voting. (locations)
- Krispy Kreme: Free star-shaped doughnut with “patriotic sprinkles” for “all retail customers with an ‘I Voted’ sticker.” (locations)
- Starbucks: Free tall coffee at “any Starbucks.” (locations)
First, let me start off by saying Happy Halloween. I hope everyone has a safe and fun time. Moving on, I had some great responses to the previous video I posted on the Credit Crisis. Many of you were asking detailed questions about other topics and one of them being short selling. While I am not familiar enough to discuss the intricacies of it, I do have – yes, another video – this video from Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch of Marketplace to explain it in terms we can all understand.