With the recent announcement of SF Reverse Engineer, Mike Perry, intending to release his Gmail Account Hacking Tool to the public, there is no better time than now to secure you Gmail connection by using the Google’s provide SSL.
To do so, do the following:
Click on SETTINGS (top-right of the Gmail page). It will look something like this:
Scroll all the way down, or try to find “Browser connection”
Select “Always use https”, and the “Save changes”
You might have to refresh/reload your Gmail page. To verify, you may look at your Address Bar and it should similar to the following:
You will also notice that the browser window’s SSL connection icon has been enabled/locked. In FireFox, its on the bottom-right of the Status Bar.
Do note that if you are also using Gmail via Google Apps for work, or what have you, forcing SSL connection is currently not available. But alas, Google does have it on their to-do list last month. Hopefully, they can see the urgency and add it on sometime soon due to Mike Perry’s announcement.
But for now, you can just manually change the URL from having “http” to “https”. Or, if you are using FireFox (which you should), you might grab this Greasemonkey plugin called GMailSecure. You will just need to add your Google Apps’ Gmail URL to its “Included Page” list under GMailSecure’s options. For example,
I have been tinkering around trying to get GCALDaemon working again after the update to Leopard, but it just hasn’t been the same from its former self of 1‑to‑1 sync. Thought you can find differentapplications that may allow you to do this, it’s one thing to get it for free and do through the power of the crowd. But things have been looking grim lately as getting GCALDaemon to work with Leopard is still up in the air. Enter NuevaSync.
NuevaSync allows direct, over-the-air, native synchronization of certain smart phones and PDA devices with public PIM, and calendaring services including Google Calendar. NuevaSync does not need any software installed on your device because it uses synchronization protocols that are already built in.
I had given it a chance. It requires you signup w/ nuevasync.com. Yah, I know its another account to keep track of from the many services out there, but hey… if it works—it works. The setup is pretty simple. You pretty much just have to follow the instructions which were written in terms of a 7th-grader—easy enough.
It currently supports the following mobile devices:
Apple iPhone 2.0, iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2.0
Windows Mobile based PDAs and smartphones
You’ll be doing push/fetch to NuevaSync’s “Exchange Server”
Adding an alarm notification on an event will default to a “Pop-up” reminder in the event’s Google Calendar (gCal) version. Vice-versa; you’ll need to select “Pop-up” as the type of remind when creating the event in gCal in order to have it also available in your iPhone.
Having your iPhone’s setting of “Push to OFF” and “Fetch to Manually” will still enable to NuevaSync to perform its job while allowing you to save your iPhone’s mojo.
It can sync to multiple calendars under your gCal account of those Calendars you have a permission to write to. You may find out which ones via going to the NuevaSync status page.
Even though you can sync with multiple calendars, creating an event in your iPhone would default to your main calendar. This you can say would be a step back if your trying to keep things very organized and categorize your events (i.e. Personal, Work, Project A, Project B, etc.).
Sounds good right? So, if you aren’t really using more than one calendar or don’t care if the events from your write-permitted calendars are merged together into one in your iPhone, I’d definitely recommend you to give NuevaSync a try. But don’t worry, they have that item in their TODO:
So when will you support multiple calendars on the Apple devices?
Soon, it’s one of our top new feature priorities.
Anyways, I hope this helps. Please do let me know if you happen to find new, interesting things about it. Have a good sync!
Searching for WordPress Plugins seems to not be very helpful. The results that comes up on the page ain’t helping out. Although, there’s a “you may also try your search at Google” link below the results page—it should be easier to find the right ones.
Hmmm… will see if I have time to create maybe a boormarklet. Unless there’s one already… anyone? For the time being, bookmarking or copy-and-pasting the following would be best and make things efficient:
It seems that I am finding Google Calendar (currently being referred to as gCal by technopiles) an alternative to Outlook lately. Even though I wish that Google would finish up implementing some kind of syncing between gCal and Outlook already. But luckily, there’s a “hack” that helps out in that side of things. I guess its enough to hold me down for a bit till something from Google comes about.
Supposedly, Google mentioned the availability of an “Account Authentication Proxy for Web Applications” feature that will be intergrated with their gCal API in late April… this past April in fact. I guess we’ll just have to wait for an update on Matias about that, or from Google regarding their own home-blended to-do list integration with gCal.