There are some three things that you can do using the typical e-book reader (such as the Kindle, the Nook and the iPad).
The first thing you can do using the typical e-book reader is, of course, to read books (and newspapers and magazines). This is the primary purpose for which the devices in question are designed. Their screens are specially adapted for the book-reading function. Some of the devices in question are designed purposely to facilitate book reading (the likes of the Kindle and the Nook). Others are designed for other purposes, but with the e-book reading functionality integrated (an example being the iPad).
The second thing you can do using the typical e-book reader is browsing through websites. Most of these devices come with full-fledged browsers that you can use to browse through the websites you fancy.
And the third thing you can do using the typical e-book reader is sending (and receiving) emails. If, for instance, you want to access Gmail on any one such device, you start by launching the e-book reader’s browser. Then you enter the Gmail website address (mail.google.com). Then you proceed to log into your Gmail account. If you have difficulties in the process, there are plenty of sites and forums where you can always find free Gmail email account help.
One of the things you will have to do, when signing up for a new Gmail account, is to select a set of Gmail login credentials. In this context, when we talk of Gmail login credentials, we are actually making reference to the ‘details’ you will be entering in order to access your Gmail account. Those are your Gmail username and your Gmail password.
Now there are certain rules you need to observe when selecting the said Gmail login credentials (which, as we have noted, is an integral part of the Gmail sign up process).
Firstly, you need to ensure that the username you select is one that portrays you in the right way. You have to keep it in mind that this username is actually the ‘email address’ you will ultimately be giving out to people ‘out there’ as your email address. And if you select a ridiculous one, you will also end up looking quite ridiculous.
When it comes to selection of a password, you need to ensure you come up with one that you can remember easily, yet others can’t guess easily.
These rules would, by the way, still be useful when selecting Yahoo Mail or Hotmail login credentials.
If you are a keen observer, there are several things you are likely to have noticed about the workings of the Gmail login page. One of those would be the fact that there seems to be some time lapse, between the time you enter your details on the said login page (and click on the ‘sign in’ button), and the time you are actually given access to the email account. We are trying to find out what brings about this time lapse.
That is where it turns out that the time lapse between entry of login details and actual access to the Gmail account is caused by the fact that your computer first has to connect to Google’s servers (on which Gmail accounts are stored). Once access to the servers is gained, your credentials have to be checked – and that takes time. If your credentials are alright, the first Gmail page has to be rendered, and this takes time too. These processes, coupled with the fact that your Internet connection may not be optimally fast, means that there has to be some time lapse, between the point where your enter Gmail login details, and the time you are granted access to your Gmail account.