Gmail vs. Bigtop: Google Email

Google trying to ‘fix’ email with new Gmail alternative

By on October 22, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Google trying to ‘fix’ email with new Gmail alternative

Google is apparently not happy with all the features its email product can offer, and it’s reportedly working on a new Gmail alternative, Android Police has learned, currently known internally as project “Bigtop.” More →

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Gmail 5.0 for Android Lollipop Features

Your first look at Google’s gorgeous new Gmail app for Android 5.0

By on October 20, 2014 at 9:30 AM.

Your first look at Google’s gorgeous new Gmail app for Android 5.0

Google is going to update its Gmail Android app to version 5.0, which will bring Material Design as well as new features. Among them, Android Police has already discovered one that may be of special interest to many smartphone users. Gmail 5.0 will not only support multiple Gmail accounts, but also email accounts from various competing companies, including Outlook or Yahoo. More →

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Gmail for iOS

Download the latest Gmail update to see a major improvement on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

By on October 6, 2014 at 2:54 PM.

Download the latest Gmail update to see a major improvement on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

It’s been made abundantly clear that Apple fans were ready for a larger iPhone, but some app developers didn’t have enough time to prepare. You might notice that some of your most used apps don’t look quite right on your new iPhone 6, but one of the most important apps for many mobile users just received an update to rectify the issue. As of version 3.1415926, Gmail for iOS now officially supports the larger display sizes of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. More →

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Gmail Hack

How to find out if your Google login was compromised in the Gmail hack

By on September 10, 2014 at 2:30 PM.

How to find out if your Google login was compromised in the Gmail hack

Gmail is a fantastic service that has changed the way much of the world uses email. It was also the target of a big security breach recently that has left 5 million Google customers exposed. Are you one of the unlucky users whose login credentials were compromised?

Here’s how to find out — and what to do if your Google username and password were exposed in the breach. More →

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Gmail User Name Password Leak

5 million stolen Gmail user names and passwords have leaked online

By on September 10, 2014 at 12:54 PM.

5 million stolen Gmail user names and passwords have leaked online

No, iCloud isn’t the only popular online service that runs into security problems every now and then. FreedomHacker brings us word that roughly 5 million different Gmail user names and passwords have been posted online on a Russian Bitcoin forum and it looks like phishing scammers are already using the leak to lure in unsuspecting users to enter in their user names and passwords into websites that purport to help them figure out if their passwords have been compromised or not. More →

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Google Gmail and YouTube for Children

Google has a clever plan to get your kids hooked on Gmail and YouTube

By on August 19, 2014 at 10:30 PM.

Google has a clever plan to get your kids hooked on Gmail and YouTube

Google is ready to target a special set of potential new customers: Children under the age of 13. The Information and The Wall Street Journal report that the company wants to offer children an easy yet safe way to access Google Internet services including Gmail and YouTube, which aren’t officially available to children, although they can easily sidestep Google’s precautionary settings by lying about their age when setting up an account. More →

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Gmail Security Features: Phishing and Spam

Clever new Gmail trick will keep you safe from phishing attacks and spammers

By on August 12, 2014 at 3:20 PM.

Clever new Gmail trick will keep you safe from phishing attacks and spammers

Google on Tuesday announced a new interesting update for its email service, which will hopefully help thwart scammers’ phishing email plans in the future and stop some spamming campaigns. Gmail will henceforward reject suspicious combinations of Unicode characters that could be misleading for regular users and fool them into clicking on links to sites they think they know, only to end up on a malicious page. More →

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Best Gmail Features Unsubscribe Button

Google finally adds the killer Gmail feature you’ve been waiting for

By on August 6, 2014 at 12:50 PM.

Google finally adds the killer Gmail feature you’ve been waiting for

Earlier this year we heard rumblings that Google was planning to add a killer new feature to Gmail: An “unsubscribe” button at the top of every promotional email that would make it vastly easier for you to get rid of annoying promotions once and for all. Months later, it looks like Google is finally ready to take the wraps off the feature, which it touted on Wednesday in a new post on Gmail’s Google+ page. More →

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Google Gmail Email Child Pornography

Google explains why it helped cops bust an alleged sex offender by scanning his Gmail for child porn

By on August 5, 2014 at 1:02 PM.

Google explains why it helped cops bust an alleged sex offender by scanning his Gmail for child porn

Planning a crime with the help of Gmail might be okay when it comes to Google spying on your Gmail accounts, a company spokesperson told Business Insider, revealing that Google only tracks and reports child pornography traces in its email service. The search giant explained how and why it searches Gmail for explicit images of children in Gmail, having just helped authorities arrest a man a few days ago after finding such incriminating evidence in his email account. More →

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Best Chrome Extensions Old Compose

Here’s the best way to make Gmail as awesome as you remember it

By on July 16, 2014 at 12:21 PM.

Here’s the best way to make Gmail as awesome as you remember it

When Gmail was first launched, it was the best thing to happen to email in just about forever. Over the years, though, Google started tinkering with it to the point where it became less and less like the clean, distraction-free interface that we all fell in love with a decade ago. Thankfully for us, the team at Old Compose have just completely rebuilt their Chrome and Firefox extensions to give you the best way yet to make Gmail just as awesome as you remember it by bringing back the big compose window that Google unceremoniously dumped last year. More →

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Inbox Open Source Email Platform

Inbox is the next company that thinks it has figured out how to fix email overload

By on July 8, 2014 at 5:17 PM.

Inbox is the next company that thinks it has figured out how to fix email overload

Email is a daily chore that can be quite annoying, whether it’s for work or leisure (if there is such a thing), but a new company called Inbox thinks it has found a way to make email a more pleasant experience. Founded by former Dropbox engineer and Nest designer Michael Grinich and Christine Spang, who previously worked at Ksplice on the Linux kernel, Inbox wants to take on Gmail and everyone else with an open-source solution that’s built by an “email company” rather than an “advertising company,” The Next Web reports. More →

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Gmail Bug

Massive Gmail bug may have exposed every single user’s address

By on June 12, 2014 at 2:17 PM.

Massive Gmail bug may have exposed every single user’s address

A huge flaw in Google’s wildly popular Gmail service was recently discovered that may have exposed the email addresses of every single user. According to a report from Wired, security researcher Oren Hafif found and helped Google fix a serious bug that left Gmail users’ email addresses exposed to anyone with a bit of patience. While digging up addresses would have taken quite a bit of time, the report notes that the bug had existed for years before it was fixed, and it easily could have been utilized to obtain every Gmail user’s address. More →

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Gmail for Android 4.8 Update Features

Gmail for Android gets UI tweaks and great new features in new update

By on May 20, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

Gmail for Android gets UI tweaks and great new features in new update

Gmail for Android has been updated to version 4.8, which offers various user interface tweaks as well as new features including a very useful “Save to Google Drive” option that will let them save attachments to the cloud instead of downloading them on their mobile devices. Attachments can also be printed directly in Gmail for Android 4.8. More →

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