Millie’s Crazy Dinosaur Adventure – Millie Was Here, Book 3

“Millie’s Crazy Dinosaur Adventure – Millie Was Here, Book 3” developed by Megapops LLC is normally $1.99 but it is on sale for $0.99 for a limited time. It is comaptible with the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad and requires iOS 5.1 or later.

iPhone/iPad Link: Millie’s Crazy Dinosaur Adventure – Millie Was Here, Book 3 – Megapops LLC

iPad Link: Millie’s Crazy Dinosaur Adventure – Millie Was Here, Book 3 – Megapops LLC

Color Monster – the game that lets kids learn the colors!

“Color Monster – the game that lets kids learn the colors!” developed by Wombi Apps is normally $2.99 but it is on sale for $0.99 for a limited time. It is comaptible with the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch and requires iOS 5.1 or later.

iPhone/iPod Link: Color Monster – the game that lets kids learn the colors! – Wombi Apps

iPad Link: Color Monster – the game that lets kids learn the colors! – Wombi Apps

Your Gmail is Still in Your Control!

AT symbol that is part of an email address

Most teachers, students, and parents who have a G-mail account have probably noticed that Google has recently built a filtering system into your G-mail. Ever since its introduction years ago, G-mail has been a welcome addition to our choices of free email services and last year the number of users was said to be 425 million. Google often updates their services, and G-mail is no exception. You need to be aware that the power of change is still in your hands when using G-mail. Let’s look at the new layout and what you can do to make it work for you.

The default tabs that Google added to your account are on the top of your messages. Go into each tab and look at your mail that is filtered into that tab. If you want this tab and all the emails within it, leave it alone. If you don’t want to use this tab filter but you do want a particular email you found there, click the star to the left of any email address that you want to save. These starred email(s) will then be delivered to your primary G-mail account that opens up first. After starring those emails, you can delete the unwanted tab. Here is how to do this.

Notice that there is a plus sign on the far right side of the tab line-up. Clicking the plus sign will open up a Tabs Menu.  You can uncheck the box next to the Tab name that you don’t want, and be sure to choose SAVE at the bottom of that dialog box.

Like I said before, the power to customize your G-mail account is totally in your hands. The filter system is there to make your G-mail account easier for you to use. Some users are delighted with the organizing ability of the filters within their G-mail account . Other people want the simplicity of all their emails coming into just one large inbox. Whatever is the best plan for you is the option you can customize. There are further options for change that you can access by clicking the Cog Gear on the right top of your screen and then choose“Settings”.  On this settings page, the first “General” tab includes such options as an upload box for your own photo to be put into each email you send.  Another great way to customize is the “Labels” tab where you can organize email “boxes” on the left side of your inbox, such as “trash, sent, drafts”, etc.  If you are using Google Chrome as your web browser, the “Offline” tab enables you to read your G-mail correspondance offline. This feature is helpful for reminders or information  retrieval; it doesn’t enable you to open new emails as you would with a Wi-Fi or 3G/4G connection. The last option on this “Settings”  page is to customize your G-mail account using the “Themes” tab where you can decorate the look of your inbox.

There is one more option that is valuable for you to protect your G-mail. Setting up two-part verification secures your G-mail content more so than just using a single password login.  Your first step is to click on your email address in the right top corner of your G-mail inbox screen. You will see your name and email, and below them will be the words “Account” and “Privacy”. Click on the “Account” link.  On the left side of this new screen, click on the heading “Security”.  Look down that page until you find the heading, “2-part Verification” and click next to that heading to get started. You will need to provide initially a phone number to receive an initial text or phone call with your first code. After this, you can alternatively choose your phone to use the free app Google Authenticator to provide your free codes rather than receive codes via text messages. The directions are fairly straightforward, but please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have.

Have fun with all the choices Google offers you !