All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘gmail’

Gmail Starts Showing Images Automatically

It’s the dawn of a new era. Gmail will now show images in emails automatically. As Google explains in a blog post, Gmail has historically asked users if they want images to be displayed in emails as a precautionary measure, as “unknown senders might want to try to use images to compromise the security of your computer or mobile device.” …

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Microsoft Adds New Gmail Import Feature To Outlook.com In Hopes Of Stealing Away Users

Microsoft announced a new feature for Outlook.com aimed at making it easier for users to import their Gmail accounts. As you may know, much of Microsoft’s “Scroogled” efforts have slung mud at Gmail, in hopes of gaining more Outlook.com users. Interestingly enough, there aren’t nearly as many people complaining about Gmail these days as are complaining about Yahoo Mail, despite …

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Google Adds Data Download Feature To Gmail, Calendar

Google announced on Thursday that you can now export a copy of your Gmail and Google Calendar data making it easier to back up data or move to another service. Users can download all mail and calendars or choose subsets of labels or calendars. You can also download data from Gmail, Calendar, Google+, Youtube, Drive, etc. in a single archive …

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Google Launches New Gmail Design On iPad

Google has launched a new update to its Gmail iOS app with a focus on the iPad screen size. Here’s what it looks like: “If you hold your iPad in landscape mode, you’ll immediately notice the new left hand navigation bar, which allows you to quickly switch between inbox categories, or between multiple accounts, with a single tap,” says software …

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Google Adds New Drive Integration To Gmail

Google announced the further integration of Google Drive and Gmail today, with an update to the latter that lets you view and save files directly to Google Drive without actually having to leave Gmail. When you receive an email with files attached, you’ll see previews of the files at the bottom of the message. When you click them, you’ll get …

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Gmail Gets More Quick Action Buttons

Earlier this year, Google added quick action buttons in Gmail. They appear on messages in the inbox, and allow users to take action on them without even having to open them. Initial examples included things like checking in for flights, responding to event invites, reviews, confirming registrations, etc. Today, Google announced that it has added more types of quick actions. …

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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 or in Docs, and then select the handwriting input (which is shown with a pencil icon) of the language you …

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WashPost: NSA is Collecting Your Friends Lists

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 first revelation of any kind of metadata surveillance that intercepts address books and “buddy lists.” The data is intercepted as …

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Judge Says Gmail Might Be Breaking The Law

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 week, a judge reportedly found that Google may indeed be violating California wiretapping laws. As you may know, Gmail scans …

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Gmail Disruption Affected 29% of All Messages, Google Apologizes

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 issue at 10:25 am EST Monday, and did not fully resolve it until 10:00 pm. According to the company, most …

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Gmail Suffers Service Disruption Affecting Small Portion of Users

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 on Monday, saying that they were investigating reports of an outage. At 11:45 am EST, Google said that “the delivery …

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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 world, their feature phone,” says product manager Ari Bezman. “For those of you who use a feature phone to access …

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