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I come not to bury email, but to praise it

Email is an exciting landscape of freedom amidst the walled gardens of social networking and messaging services.

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Hero cat clip passes 20M: 2014 viral videos are 5x more viral than in 2012?

According to Ben Kaplan, CEO of PR Hacker, the “hero cat” video reached 20 million YouTube views in only 5 days—more than five times faster than the 26 days required for Korean pop phenomenon Psy’s 2012 record-breaking “Gangnam Style” video to reach the 20 million benchmark.

Should Apple make Yahoo! Search the default iOS search engine?

Reportedly, Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer is actively seeking closer business ties with Apple, but short of a full-scale merger or takeover. Apple has a longstanding good relationship with Yahoo, which Ms. Mayer hopes to build on by having Apple make Yahoo! its default Safari search engine, but it won’t be a cakewalk.

Gmail messages disappearing from Apple Mail? Here’s a fix

Since upgrading to OS X Mavericks, Gmail messages have been disappearing from Apple Mail. I found a fix that worked for me, but it was buried in Apple’s support forums under the typical hostile debates over nothing useful…in this case, whether it’s Apple or Google’s fault. To save you that hassle, here’s how to prevent Gmail messages from disappearing from Apple Mail, and how you’ll get back the ones that went away.

League of Angels MMORPG launches, confuses theologians

I suppose there are two types of angles out there—those cherub-looking things that help us find love on Valentine’s Day, and the really hot game ones that are worthy of cosplay. If the latter is more your thing, you’ll be pleased to know R2Games has officially launched their turn-based MMORPG: League of Angels, and they’ve added more angels in the process.

Return to innocence: Classic Mac OS on a Mac Plus emulator in any web browser

Do you ever miss the days of innocence (at least in terms of computers)? I don’t think the Mac ever seemed more magical than it did the first time I booted up System 6, the version of the Mac OS that came installed on that my first Mac. In context, System 6 remains, in many respects, my favorite Mac operating system version ever. If you want to indulge nostalgia for those halcyon days, you can now get a taste using a Web browser running on most OS platforms, including OS X, iOS, Android, Windows, or Linux.

Google Chrome Apps now available for Mac

After being tested since May this year, Google has finally made its Chrome Apps available for Mac. Google Chrome Apps was first introduced for Windows and Chromebook users in September. For its Mac iteration, Google Chrome Apps works like your usual native Mac apps. It also works offline, enabling the automatic updating and syncing of apps across any platforms where you use Google Chrome.

TenFourFox brings Firefox 17 to PowerPC Macs

TenFourFox—Floodgap’s port of Firefox for Power PC Macs—is a game-saver for those of us who still have PowerPC Macs in service, and it brings the great features of Mozilla.org’s latest browsers to these older platforms, literally extending their useful service life by years.

Stock5S lets you check iPhone 5s availability in several countries

A few days back, we shared a handy online tool that allows users to track stock availability of the iPhone 5s. Unfortunately, the application is only available for the residents in the U.S. If you are based in any other country, you’ll be happy to know another developer managed to get his site up and running, showing the availability for iPhone 5s in several countries, including the U.S., U.K., Germany, France, Singapore, Canada, China and Hong Kong.

Appidemic: Blippex search engine

After checking out the Blippex search engine for OS X for several days, I would say Microsoft’s Bing team and the folks at Google needn’t be losing any sleep over the new competition. At least not yet. Blippex is still very much a work-in-progress. However, it will be interesting to see how rapidly it improves.

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Hands-on with Copy Cloud storage service, offering 15GB (or more) free storage

Barracuda Networks’ Copy is a new Cloud storage service that currently offers 15 GB of free space to individual sign ups, and even more with referrals. Dropbox only gives you 250 MB per referral, while Copy gives you 5 GB with a current promotion, and is not capping the amount of space you can acquire during the promotion period. Copy supports iOS, Mac OS X (10.7 and up) Windows, Android, and Linux with client apps, plus access from the Copy Website.

Attend iPhone, iPad and Mac Summer School for free at ScreenCastsOnline

Whether you’re looking to master your Mac or Apple iDevice, or simply want to see if there are any features/abilities you’re missing, online training is often the way to go. If you’ve got some free time left this summer, ScreenCastsOnline offers up over 500 tutorials on Mac, iPhone and iPad hardware and apps. And through their Summer School program, they’re free for one month.