Gmail Security Settings

Gmail just added 2 new features aimed at keeping you safe

By on February 9, 2016 at 12:00 PM.

Gmail just added 2 new features aimed at keeping you safe

Happy Safer Internet Day! Wait, you had no idea it was Safer Internet Day? And you say you don’t even know what Safer Internet Day is? As noted on the Safer Internet Day website, it’s a day each year in February that Insafe organizes to “promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially among children and young people across the world.” Online security is a hugely important topic, needless to say, so BGR fully endorses this great annual event. Guess who else endorses it: Google.

The world’s top Internet company is celebrating this event in a few different ways, the most widely publicized of which has been a simple offer that will get you an extra 2GB of Google Drive cloud storage for free if you perform a quick security check. But Google has also just announced two new Gmail features that are aimed at keeping you and your private data safe. More →

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Gmail WhatsApp Billion Users

Gmail and WhatsApp each have more than 1 billion active monthly users

By on February 2, 2016 at 6:50 AM.

Gmail and WhatsApp each have more than 1 billion active monthly users

Not many companies can brag with such successful apps, but Google and Facebook are no ordinary online services providers. Both Gmail and WhatsApp have more than one billion users each, meaning that one person in seven uses one of the two services. More →

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Google Gmail Tips And Tricks

Essential Gmail hacks from a former Google insider

By on January 27, 2016 at 10:38 AM.

Essential Gmail hacks from a former Google insider

I love reading about essential tips and tricks for making Gmail better and what better place to look for new tips than from former Google employees? A little while back, former Googler Rodolphe Dutel wrote an interesting list of Gmail tips that featured both some familiar tricks and some new ones that I’d never heard of before. I’ll go through some of the most interesting ones below. More →

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Google Inbox By Gmail New Features

Google’s Inbox by Gmail just added 2 awesome features you’ll want to use immediately

By on January 26, 2016 at 11:00 AM.

Google’s Inbox by Gmail just added 2 awesome features you’ll want to use immediately

Google thinks that its Inbox by Gmail app is the future of email and with the two new features it just added, it’s hard to disagree. Today, Google revealed that it’s giving Inbox new search capabilities that will give you the information you want without having to actually open up your email messages. More →

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Gmail Bug Email Address Phishing Scams

Gmail bug makes it insanely easy to impersonate other people’s email accounts

By on November 16, 2015 at 3:20 PM.

Gmail bug makes it insanely easy to impersonate other people’s email accounts

Want to impersonate another person’s email account? It’s shockingly easy to do, as a new Gmail bug reported by independent security researcher Yan Zhu reveals. Speaking with Motherboard, Zhu explains that all you have to do is to change your display name in your settings on the official Gmail app in a way that will conceal your actual email address. More →

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Google Gmail Inbox Smart Replies

Smart new Gmail Inbox feature replies to your emails automatically

By on November 3, 2015 at 10:00 AM.

Smart new Gmail Inbox feature replies to your emails automatically

Google is introducing a brand-new smart feature to make email even more efficient. Called Smart Replies and available on Inbox by Gmail, the new feature will help you issue fast, personalized responses to emails as they come in. More →

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Top 10 Internet Hacks Guardian

Change the way you use the Internet with these 10 incredible tips and tricks

By on October 5, 2015 at 11:40 AM.

Change the way you use the Internet with these 10 incredible tips and tricks

Every once in a while, we’ll share some of the most interesting life hacks we find around the Internet —  simple ways you can improve your life without drastically changing your daily habits — but this week we found something slightly different. More →

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How To Block People In Gmail

New Gmail feature makes it easy to block annoying people – here’s how to use it

By on September 22, 2015 at 1:00 PM.

New Gmail feature makes it easy to block annoying people – here’s how to use it

Email filters have existed forever. In fact, a few particularly annoying PR flacks probably would have driven me insane years ago had it not been for the ability to block their persistent pitches for clients whose products aren’t even close to being a fit for BGR. I’m sure everyone can relate — there are just always going to be some people you never want to hear from again.

Google has supported filters just like every other email provider out there ever since Gmail first launched. Today, however, the company announced a new feature that makes it very easy to instantly block annoying senders in just a few quick clicks. More →

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Gmail Tricks

A great free add-on every Gmail user should try

By on September 17, 2015 at 10:47 AM.

A great free add-on every Gmail user should try

Google’s popular Gmail service is nothing short of a game-changer, but that doesn’t mean it’s perfect. There are plenty of great tricks out there that let users hack Gmail to make it better suit their needs, and we recently told you about five great Gmail hacks that everyone should check out. Today, our attention was drawn to a new Gmail plug-in that is free, simple, and surprisingly great considering how basic it is. More →

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Best Gmail Apps

10 hacks that will change the way you use Gmail

By on September 11, 2015 at 9:50 AM.

10 hacks that will change the way you use Gmail

Some of you are fortunate to be young enough that you don’t know what email was like before Google came along and launched Gmail. Suffice it to say, it was awful. First of all, personal email services weren’t free if you wanted any usable amount of storage. And even though you had to pay for email each month, you still had a very limited amount of storage and constantly had to worry about deleting emails with big attachments to ensure that your mailbox didn’t fill up. Seriously, how archaic is that?

Thankfully, Google’s Gmail was a game-changer and now life is completely different. As revolutionary and innovative as Gmail was and continues to be, however, Google can only do so much on its own. That’s why third-party developers create all sorts of great apps that hack Gmail to add a wide range of new functionality.

Let’s check out some of the best options out there. More →

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Gmail Help

5 Gmail hacks you shouldn’t have to live another day without

By on July 27, 2015 at 9:05 AM.

5 Gmail hacks you shouldn’t have to live another day without

If you’re old enough to remember what email was like before Google came along and launched Gmail, you know just how impressive and capable Google’s email product really is. If you’re not old enough to remember, consider yourself lucky. Email was an overcomplicated, overpriced mess until Gmail introduced a free service with a huge amount of storage, and the rest of the market scrambled to compete.

Today, Gmail packs even more features than it ever has before while still maintaining a very simple overall feel. As is the case with any software, however, a few simple tweaks and hacks can provide some great improvements that many users will wonder how they ever lived without. More →

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Gmail Self-Destructing Email

How to send self-destructing emails from Gmail for free

By on July 24, 2015 at 12:25 PM.

How to send self-destructing emails from Gmail for free

It’s easy to forget what a mess email was before Google came along, but Gmail completely changed the email landscape. The product offered a simple user interface, tons of storage, and it was completely free. Google has added plenty of features since Gmail first debuted, but there are still a number of nifty things Gmail can’t do on its own.

Luckily, there’s an app for that. More →

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Google Gmail Custom Email Address

Gmail: Google might soon let you buy the personalized email address you always wanted

By on July 23, 2015 at 6:15 PM.

Gmail: Google might soon let you buy the personalized email address you always wanted

Google is reportedly working on offering Gmail users a way to customize their email address and turn it into the personalized handle they’ve always wanted. The service could cost as little as $2 per month for personal accounts, or $5 per users for businesses. More →

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