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Google Adds Handwriting Support To Gmail, Docs Google Adds Handwriting Support To Gmail, Docs

Google announced today that it has added handwriting input support to Gmail and Google Docs. You can now input words directly into Gmail and Google Docs with your mouse or trackpad. First, you’ll need to enable input tools in Gmail …

WashPost: NSA is Collecting Your Friends Lists WashPost: NSA is Collecting Your Friends Lists
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According to the Washington Post‘s latest documents provided by ex-contractor Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency routinely “harvests” the contact lists from email accounts, social media accounts, and instant messengers, some of which belong to American citizens. This is the …

Judge Says Gmail Might Be Breaking The Law Judge Says Gmail Might Be Breaking The Law
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Google continues to battle a class action lawsuit filed in may, claiming that the company is violating laws when it “opens” and “reads” emails. Earlier this month, Google asked a judge to dismiss the suit, but that didn’t happen. This …

Gmail Disruption Affected 29% of All Messages, Google Apologizes Gmail Disruption Affected 29% of All Messages, Google Apologizes
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Google is apologizing for Monday’s Gmail service disruption, which they say affected 29% of all message sent during the period. During the disruption, messages were slow to deliver and some users had an issue downloading attachments. Google first reported the …

Gmail Suffers Service Disruption Affecting Small Portion of Users Gmail Suffers Service Disruption Affecting Small Portion of Users
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If you’re experience issues with Gmail, it’s probably not your fault. Google has confirmed that the service is suffering a small “disruption” that is affecting a small portion of users. Google first reported the service disruption at 10:25 am EST …

Gmail Gets Update On Feature Phones Gmail Gets Update On Feature Phones

Google announced on Monday that it has updated Gmail for feature phone browsers with a new look. Here’s that look: “People use all sorts of devices to access Gmail: their web browser, smartphone, tablet and, in many parts of the …

Google Continues To Defend Its Decade-Long Gmail Privacy Stance In Court Google Continues To Defend Its Decade-Long Gmail Privacy Stance In Court
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Remember that decade when people were using Gmail, and not caring about Google algorithmically scanning messages and delivering ads based on them? It recently ended when Microsoft launched a campaign to promote its competing webmail product and trying to scare …

Do Users And Businesses Have Legitimate Gripes With Gmail? Do Users And Businesses Have Legitimate Gripes With Gmail?
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Google is making waves with Gmail a lot these days for a variety of reasons, and this week, users are freaking out about something the company said in a court document regarding email privacy. Combine that with the new compose …

Gmail’s New Compose Box Is About to Be Your Only Option Gmail’s New Compose Box Is About to Be Your Only Option
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If you’ve been temporarily using the old compose view inside Gmail, your days are numbered. Google has just announced that the new Gmail compose box will become the only option within the next few days. “A few weeks ago we …

Marketers Fear Gmail’s New ‘Promotions’ Tab Will Send Their Messages Into The ‘Depths’ Of Invisibility Marketers Fear Gmail’s New ‘Promotions’ Tab Will Send Their Messages Into The ‘Depths’ Of Invisibility
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As you may know, Google recently launched a new interface for Gmail, which includes a tabbed categorization system. Among the tabs are: Primary, Social, Promotions and Updates. It’s that “Promotions” tab that could pose a problem, and some companies who …

Google’s 20% Reported To Be Dead, Then Reported To Be Not Dead By Same Publication Google’s 20% Reported To Be Dead, Then Reported To Be Not Dead By Same Publication
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Update: Quartz has posted a follow-up after Googlers came out and said that 20% time is still part of the company’s culture. Google has long had an interesting approach to innovation called 20% time, which has historically enabled Google employees …

Mozilla’s Persona Now Supports Gmail Users Mozilla’s Persona Now Supports Gmail Users
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Persona began as a browser customization option in Firefox, but Mozilla soon used the name for its ambitious new plan to make the Web more secure. In short, it’s a single identity that’s used across all of the Web sites …

Gmail Users Who Were Already Engaging With Marketing Emails Are Doing So More With The New Tabbed Interface Gmail Users Who Were Already Engaging With Marketing Emails Are Doing So More With The New Tabbed Interface
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Email intelligence firm Return Path has released a new report looking at the early effects Gmail’s new tabbed experience has had on marketers. The company finds that users who are “routinely engaged” with marketing email are reading a slightly higher …

Is The New Gmail Better For Users Or Marketers? Is The New Gmail Better For Users Or Marketers?
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Google has rolled out its big Gmail redesign, originally announced in May. The new interface is getting mixed reactions from users, with some loving it, some hating it, and of course many who are either on the fence or just …

Google Is Now Showing Gmail Users Email-Like Messages From Advertisers Google Is Now Showing Gmail Users Email-Like Messages From Advertisers
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Back in May, Google revealed a new inbox interface for Gmail, separating the experience into tabs like: Primary, Social, Promotions, and Updates (Forums is also an option). Last week, a lot of people starting getting the redesign, which is still …

Gmail’s Compose Box Now Offers Full-Screen Mode (and You Can Make It Your Default) Gmail’s Compose Box Now Offers Full-Screen Mode (and You Can Make It Your Default)
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Google has just given in to the substantial number of Gmail users who’ve been pissed off at them ever since they went and changed how users go about composing emails, and I can already hear the “THANK GOD”s and “FREAKING …

Gmail Brings Back Phone Calls Via Hangouts Gmail Brings Back Phone Calls Via Hangouts
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When Google recently transitioned Gmail’s chat feature to Hangouts, it got rid of voice calling, but Google announced that is back as part of Hangouts. In addition to that, calls to the US and Canada are free from all countries …

Google Adds Gmail Contacts To Search Field Trial Google Adds Gmail Contacts To Search Field Trial

Last summer, Google launched the search field trial for users to opt into, and have Google return results from their Gmail accounts, when relevant, when performing regular web searches. This also included flight information, and Google eventually added data from …

Google Launches New Inbox For Gmail Google Launches New Inbox For Gmail
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Google has unveiled a new inbox for Gmail on both desktop and mobile, saying it “puts you back in control” thanks to “simple” and “easy” organization. It separates your incoming messages into categories by tabs: Primary, Social, Promotions and Updates. …

Gmail ‘Results While You Type’ Feature Rolls Out To All U.S. Users Gmail ‘Results While You Type’ Feature Rolls Out To All U.S. Users

Last year, Google launched the ability to see results from your Gmail, Google Drive and Google Calendar accounts as you type in the search box from Gmail. This was only available as part of a field trial. Soon, all users …

Businesses Should Make Sure They Didn’t Miss These Google Announcements Businesses Should Make Sure They Didn’t Miss These Google Announcements
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Google kicked off its annual developers conference, Google I/O, on Wednesday, with a keynote lasting nearly four hours. It’s always expected that Google will make a bunch of announcements at these events, and they certainly did. This year’s hasn’t been …