You like someone. They are in a relationship. Be the first to know when they are out of it. That is what the Facebook Breakup Notifier, a new app for the site is all about. The concept is simple, and it may become popular.

It lets users pick certain friends whose relationship status they would like to monitor. If one of those relationships changes, the user gets notified by e-mail.

So, if that old high school flame suddenly becomes “single” or the receptionist you’ve pined for decides that her on-again, off-again relationship is now “complicated,” you can swoop right in.

The app is created by developer Dan Loewenherz. While it may have induce a little stalking, among single and interested folks, who can deny that Facebook is used to keep up with the romantic doings of others? Creepy yes. But in the first place, you should be careful who you approve as a Facebook friend, right?

Theoretically, the app could be used by friends who just want to keep up with the love lives of their buddies so they can be there with a pint of ice cream and a shoulder to cry on when things go sour. (Photo by CNN)

The Google Notifier for Mac OS is one nice tiny application that regularly checks if you have incoming email. It is pretty useful except for one tiny problem, there is no way to configure how many minutes you want the application to check your GMail account.

As in, there is really no way in the options. A simple way to get around it is to do the following:

  • click on the mail icon
  • hold down command (APPLE) and option (ALT) keys while clicking on preferences in the drop down box. you will be prompted with a box that has a key and value prompt
  • type “AutocheckInterval” under key (case-sensitive) and then under value type in the number in minutes of how often you want it checked.

You will need to restart the application by quiting and opening it again.

If in any case it does not work, you can manually modify the file in Library/Preferences/com.google.GmailNotifier.plist

Add the new value AutocheckInterval and the string value is 1 (if you want the notifier to check every minute).

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