I never thought of email as an impenetrable fortress until I started writing for a living. Email is both where a significant portion of my time is spent at work and also where I am forced to glance at dozens of pitches that have no relevance to BGR every day of the week. It can be a living hell, but last month, Giphy made Gmail just a touch brighter with a fantastic new extension. More →
Your Gmail app is no longer just a Gmail app — it’s also a Yahoo and Outlook app too. Google on Monday revealed that its newest update to its Gmail app will let you view accounts from rival email services such as Yahoo and Outlook so you’ll be able to manage them all in one place without having to switch to different inboxes. More →
As if the United States Postal Service wasn’t already in deep enough water with the countless online innovations making physical mail obsolete, Google’s new service could make paying your bills as easy as having a Gmail account.
Re/code reports that Google is working on a project called Pony Express that will allow users to view and pay their bills straight from their Gmail accounts, without having to visit those awful websites belonging to utility companies and other service providers. More →
Marketers are getting more and more crafty each day, constantly coming up with new ways to woo clients with tools they claim will increase their sales. This is obviously especially true online, where new software tools are constantly being developed with the goal of slapping companies’ messages in front of your eyeballs as quickly and efficiently as possible, and then monitoring the success of each campaign as closely as possible.
One particular tool marketers use all the time is email tracking, which helps companies measure how successful email campaigns are by automatically — and without your knowledge — tracking each time you open an email. This, of course, is a huge invasion of privacy. More →
Be very careful when you’re using Gmail because a new bug could lead you to send your messages to the wrong recipients. Business Insider details that many Gmail users have been complaining recently that Google’s automatically generated contact suggestions have been bringing up people whom they infrequently contact. This means, for instance, that if your wife’s name is Jane and you type her first name into the contacts box, another Jane might pop up first instead. More →
Millions upon millions of people around the world rely on Gmail for their email needs, and Google’s free service is indeed one of the most feature-rich out there. For obvious reasons, Google encourages users to keep anything and everything they receive in Gmail using its archive system; the more emails you save for Google to refer to and analyze, the better the company’s advertising profile will be for you.
With all of that data from years worth of emails sitting in your Gmail account, it stands to reason that you’d want to ensure that all of those emails are as secure as possible. But what’s the best way to make sure all of those messages are safe and sound? More →
Google on Thursday announced some very cool new features for its Inbox app, which has been called an “email killer” by several pundits. On its Gmail blog, the company detailed a new reminders feature that can sit atop the inbox in order to let users easily save and access “to-dos” for later. More than 20 pieces of information, dubbed “assists” can then further help with reminders, with Inbox also able to combine assists and learn from past experiences. More →
Gmail, one of the most popular email services around, has received a couple of interesting new features that power users will certainly appreciate. Google announced on the official Gmail blog that its email services has just been upgraded, when it comes to security, revealing on its Google+ Gmail channel a handy new Google Drive feature for Gmail. More →
Google first launched Gmail nearly 11 years ago, and there is no question that it changed email as we know it. Practically limitless storage, enhanced spam filtering, a new means of email organization… and all for free! Gmail remains one of the most popular email services in the world to this day, but we all know nothing lasts forever.
Google may think of Inbox as the future of email but that doesn’t mean it’s hanging its Gmail app out to dry. In fact, the recently released Gmail 5.0 update is the most dramatic overhaul of Gmail we’ve seen in a very long time, as it marks the first time that Google has brought Material Design to its hugely popular email app. More →