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Batman

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#225824 7-Dec-2017 06:32
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I probably knew this before but I was amazed and a bit shocked.

 

I was searching for how much I paid for something in NZD (that was bought in USD, I didn't know when it was charged, as it was a massdrop thing) ... typed in 'massdrop' into iOS gmail app

 

ANd my credit card email appeared. Surely not! I thought. Opened the attachment and there it was.

 

Maybe could turn this into a google hack thread?





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  #1914224 7-Dec-2017 06:37
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If you use the Google assistant etc on an Android phone you'll start seeing cards for bill reminders where it extracts the total amount to be paid with a due date from the PDF.

 

Or even school newsletters where it reminds you of dates for events within the newsletter.

 

 


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  #1914258 7-Dec-2017 07:34
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no different to using 'spotlight search' on a mac?


 
 
 
 


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  #1914263 7-Dec-2017 07:53
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Batman:

I probably knew this before but I was amazed and a bit shocked.


I was searching for how much I paid for something in NZD (that was bought in USD, I didn't know when it was charged, as it was a massdrop thing) ... typed in 'massdrop' into iOS gmail app


ANd my credit card email appeared. Surely not! I thought. Opened the attachment and there it was.


Maybe could turn this into a google hack thread?


It also trawls emails for flight bookings and accommodation bookings and puts them in your calendar.
Gives you a WTF moment the first time you realise what has happened - but useful I guess.




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  #1914280 7-Dec-2017 08:21
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Last month I emailed a couple of invoices to clients as PDFs and Google added them to my calendar as bills that I had to pay. They've still got a bit of work to do with this...


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  #1914346 7-Dec-2017 08:38
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Nice, if slightly stalkerish idea.

 

But I went through and disabled everything and it kept reminding me about a bill to pay from 3 months ago.  I think it's finally got rid of it, but it didn't seem to have any way to dismiss things permanently.





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