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LG Launching Cloud on May 1st

LG Corp., the second largest electronics manufacturer in South Korea behind Samsung, is launching its own cloud services, aptly called LG Cloud. The platform is a bit different than a more orthodox cloud environment, as it’s meant to merely share multimedia content – i.e. it’s sort of a cross between Youtube and Photobucket. The new service will enter its beta …

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Gmail Now Offers 10 GB of Free Storage

With Google Drive officially going online today, the company is celebrating the launch by increasing free Gmail storage to 10 GB, up from roughly 7.5 GB. According to the Gmail Blog, the changes will take effect over the next 24 hours or so. As for the launch of Google Drive, users can start out with free accounts at 5 GB, …

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Gmail Meter Tracks Your Email Statistics

If you’ve ever been curious about how you use Gmail, statistically, on a monthly basis – today is your lucky day. Google has just posted about Gmail Meter on the Gmail blog, a Google Apps Script designed to give users more insight on everything email. We’re talking word count, category distribution, traffic, and more. Last month, Google unveiled Account Activity, …

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Gmail Down for Some Users

Gmail is reportedly down in some areas, with roughly 2% of its users seeing temporary error code (500) messages. Google’s own Apps Status Dashboard shows a service disruption under the Google Mail column, and @gmail posted a tweet on the issue: @gmailGmail#Gmail should be back for some of you already, and will be back for everyone soon. Thanks for your …

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Google Finally Registers Gmail Name in Germany

Up until very recently, Google has been unable to register its ‘@gmail’ extension in Germany, and users were forced to type @googlemail.com when sending a message, all because the ‘G-mail’ name had been copyrighted in that country, long before Google likely even conceived of its webmail service. Though, it’s been reported that Google was able to finally settle with the …

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Is Email The Future Of Social Media?

It’s quite interesting that despite all of the social media offerings and new features from social networks that have come out over the last several years, we continue to see not only email continue to thrive as a communication channel, but increased focus put on it even by the major social media channels. This seems to indicate that email is …

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Gmail Phishing Attacks Could Dupe the Unwary

The security gurus over at Naked Security are warning gmail users about a phishing scam they have seen emailed around to gmail users recently. A phishing scam is one in which a user is tricked into entering account usernames, passwords, or other personal information into fields on compromised websites designed to look official. The usual format is something along the …

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Gmail ‘People Widget’ Gets New Photos

The Gmail team at Google announced in a Google+ post that the ‘people widget’ in Gmail would now display up to 3 recent photos that person has sent you. The photos will link back to the emails they were sent in. The ‘people widget’ is the box on the upper-right side of an email that displays the name of the …

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Gmail Android App Update Brings Ice Cream Sandwich Features to Honeycomb

Google recently released an update for its Android app version of Gmail. The update, which brings the Gmail app up to version 4.0.5, gives Android 3.2 Honeycomb users some of the same features on their tablets that phone users with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich already have. According to the “What’s New” tab in Google Play, those features include: Swipe …

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Gmail Android App Getting New Developer Features

I thought the Gmail Android app was pretty fantastic, but it’s never good enough for Google. Developers now have new tools at their disposal to implement a public ContentProvider “that you can use to retrieve label data.” This tool provides access to up-to-date unread counts for “specific accounts’ inboxes and labels.” This new feature is contained inside of the Gmail …

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Google+ Notifications In Gmail Now Let You Add To Circles

Email notifications walk a fine line between useful and annoying. I find that I like receiving them for some services (Twitter, especially when I get a new follower or get retweeted or mentioned) and I absolutely hate receiving them for others (Foodspotting, Foursquare). It’s just the nature of the thing. If you’re someone who enjoys notifications, Google+ is hoping that …

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Google Promises Fix For Gmail Flickering Bug In Android

Google has promised that a fix is on the way for a nasty little bug that is preventing some Android users from accessing their Gmail inboxes via the Gmail app. Apparently when users open the app on their phones, the inbox flickers on the screen and does not respond to any input, making it completely unusable. An Android user posted …

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