All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘gmail’

Gmail Is Now Bigger Than Hotmail

Google said in June that it had 425 million unique users a month (an increase of 75 million from the number the company reported in January). Google has reportedly claimed the top webmail spot based on its own internal numbers, but GigaOm has now shared some comScore data from October indicating that the third party now has Google ahead of …

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Google Changes How You Compose Emails In Gmail

Google has made a change to the compose/reply experience in Gmail, so that it now comes in a pop up box. “How many times have you been writing an email and had to reference something in another message? Saving a draft, opening the old email, and then reopening your draft wastes valuable minutes. The new compose pops up in a …

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Google Adds Your Google Drive Files To SERPs

In August, Google launched a feature that surfaces your email messages from Gmail on web search results pages when relevant. It has only been available in an opt-in field trial so far, but it seems likely that this will become a regular feature somewhere down the line, or at least be opened up to everybody who wants it. Now, Google …

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Google Accused Of Violating Your Privacy Again

Google violates your privacy in all kinds of awful ways, or at least that’s what the online privacy proponents would have you believe. The last major privacy hurdle Google had to jump involved the company’s Street View service. Some investigations are finally starting to close in that case, but Google now has to deal with a new privacy suit aim …

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Gmail For Android 4.2 Comes With Useful New Features

Do you use Gmail for Android? Chances are you probably do. Some people may not be using it as much as they would like to due to a few features still not present in the latest version. It looks like those features may not be missing for long if a recent leak is to be believed. Android Police got their …

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Google Includes Steve Jobs Easter Egg in Gmail for iOS Screenshots

Despite the fact that Apple and Google compete in some similar arenas, you have to think that there are plenty of Googlers who respect late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. Either that, or Google really knows how to subtly play to their target audience. Redditor incepto spotted this little hidden gem, a hat tip to Steve Jobs within the screenshots for …

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Gmail Gets Over 100 New Input Tools

Google announced today that it is adding over 100 virtual keyboards, transliteration and IMEs (input method editors) to Gmail, giving users tools to type in different languages and keyboard layouts for improved international communication. “Finding the right words can be difficult, especially across languages, and once you choose them, finding a way to type them can be even harder,” says …

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Gmail Gets Ability To Search Through Attachments

Little by little, Google has been improving search in Gmail. Back in May, Google made improvements to autocomplete predictions in Gmail, so that they would take into account the actual content of emails. About a month ago, Google added support for autocomplete predictions in the From: and To: fields, so you can find messages exchanged with specific people more easily. …

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Google Launches New Way To Sync Contacts

Google has introduced a new way to sync Google Contacts between the desktop and mobile devices. This comes in the form of the CardDAV open protocol. Developers will be able to take advantage of the protocol to make their apps better in how they handle your contacts. Product manager Jeff Ellingson explains in a blog post, “For many years, we’ve …

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Google Adds Another Dash Of Google+ To Gmail

The integration of Google+ into Gmail continues. Today, Google announced it has added interactive email notifications for Google+ Events invitations, so you can RSVP, invite and comment from the inbox. Google’s Roshni Malani says you can RSVP with one click, invite your friends, read and respond to comments and share photos “all without leaving your desktop inbox.” According to the …

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Iran Blocks Google As It Readies National Internet

It’s been known for a while now that Iran was planning on launching a national private Internet. It would be a private network that keeps citizens’ access to the outside world at a bare minimum while blocking incoming connections. The country took its first step towards a national Internet today by blocking Google’s search engine and Gmail. Reuters is reporting …

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Google Launches An Important Feature For Chrome Use On Apple Devices

Gmail for iOS got a new update. Beyond bug fixes, the only feature is a new option to open web links in Chrome, if installed. While it may not be a feature-rich update, it could be a very significant one. Chrome has been available for iOS just over the summer, and getting it integrated in such a fashion with more …

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