Shelly Palmer Radio Report – March 10, 2014

If you’ve used Gmail on an iDevice before this week, you know the experience was less-than-ideal. The app was sluggish and could take a while to load your inbox. The app’s newest update, however, makes waiting a thing of the past. Update version 3.0 finally includes full support for iOS 7’s background app refresh, meaning that your Gmail app can now automatically download your email in the background, even if you don’t have the app open. Whenever you want to check your mail, your inbox is up to date as soon as you open the app. To cut down on wasted time waiting for your inbox to load, make sure you turn on background app refresh and notifications for Gmail in the Settings app on your iPhone. The update also brought support for sign-in across all of Google’s iOS apps, like Maps, Drive and YouTube. Signing into one of them means you’ll be signed into them all. It may sound minor, but it’s definitely a boost in the convenience department.

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Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).