Not long after upgrading to version 3.0 on my iPhone I began to notice that my Gmail IMAP began being unresponsive. In other words, actions I would take on the iPhone wouldn’t show up on the web. It’s pretty frustrating to go through and archive and organize all of your messages on your iPhone only to log into your web account later and see that none of it is actually reflected.
Apparently the key for people using firmware version 3.0 is to delete your current Gmail setup and start fresh choosing “other” on the setup screen rather than “Gmail”.
It’s still not perfect, but it’s better than what it was before. You can see the full setup directions via Gmail Help after the jump. This is definitely a step forward, but come on Gmail, you can do better than this.
For the past couple of weeks my desktop has been making a fairly loud and unsettling noise. At first it would come and go but with time became more persistent. This weekend I finally brushed off the dust and took off the cover to see which fan was making all the racket. It was my video card. I wasn’t looking forward to calling HP, waiting on hold and convincing them I was having issues so I pushed it aside.
This morning I opened my Gmail only to find an email with “Critical Update from HP” as the subject line and the very first sentence “Excessive Fan Noise from GeForce 9500GS Graphics Card”.
It’s weird because I’ve had the noise for a few weeks but kept putting it off until it became unbearable or I thought it would genuinely break. Then, the day after I check I get the email from HP, these graphics cards must all be crapping the bed all at once.
HP’s full email instructions on replacing your graphics card are after the jump.