Tagged with: Gmail

How to Make the Most Out of Your Gmail Addresses

How to Make the Most Out of Your Gmail Addresses

One trick you may or may not have picked up about Gmail is that you can add in periods anywhere in the front part of your address and it makes no difference whatsoever: john.smith@gmail.com works just the same as johnsmith@gmail.com. What's more, you can add a plus sign and any word before the @ sign (e.g. ...

Google Launches New End-to-End Encryption Tool for Emails

Google Launches New End-to-End Encryption Tool for Emails

Google is taking another step towards an internet that can stand up to snooping from the NSA. On Tuesday, the company released the source code for a new web browser plugin that encrypts your email messages before they’re sent across the net. Dubbed End-to-End, the plugin aims to prevent interlopers from reading messages ...

Google’s Calendar Invitation Feature is Leaving Gmail in July

Google’s Calendar Invitation Feature is Leaving Gmail in July

Google is planning to retire the option which allows users to insert calendar invites directly within emails. Spotted by the Google Operating System fan site, and confirmed by Gmail community managers, the option will be removed in July. As of now, if you choose to insert a calendar invite within an email, you’ll get a ...

Google Now Can Remind You When It’s Time to Pay Your Bills

Google Now Can Remind You When It’s Time to Pay Your Bills

As predicted back in March based on an APK teardown, Google Now has received bill reminder integration via your Gmail account. The level of detail for some billers seems fairly basic at the moment: Google Now identifies emails in your Gmail account as bills, and a card will show up with the name of the biller, the amount ...

Google is Testing a Radically Overhauled Gmail Web Interface

Google is Testing a Radically Overhauled Gmail Web Interface

Google’s products are constantly tested behind the scenes for potential new features, and since Gmail is just about as high as you can get on that list it makes sense that there’s no shortage of potential updates being explored at any given time. Recently we explored a series of new features for the mobile Gmail client, ...

Report: Google is Testing Out a Bunch of New Features for Gmail (Android)

Report: Google is Testing Out a Bunch of New Features for Gmail (Android)

As useful as the mobile Gmail client can be, it hasn't always stacked up well against third-party apps with special tricks up their sleeves. If features that Geek.com spotted in a test version of Gmail for Android make the cut, though, you may have more reasons to stick with Google's official app. The experimental software ...

All Gmail Messages You Send Will Now Be Encrypted

All Gmail Messages You Send Will Now Be Encrypted

Good news, security lovers! Google just announced that Gmail will be all encrypted all the time. More specifically, every single email you send or receive will use an encrypted HTTPS connection, regardless of which device you're using and which network. Even public Wi-Fi is okay. This is an incremental improvement. While ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – March 10, 2014

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, ...

Gmail (iOS) Adds Background Refresh, Immediately Becomes Great

Gmail (iOS) Adds Background Refresh, Immediately Becomes Great

Google on Wednesday released version 3.0 of Gmail for iOS, which finally includes full support for iOS 7's background app refresh. This means Gmail can now download your email in the background (even when it’s not open) and your inbox will be up to date whenever you launch the app. Oddly enough, last November, a number of ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – February 3, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – February 3, 2014

By now we know that nothing online is secure; the recent hack of Yahoo Mail only emphasizes that point. Yahoo reset every user’s password, which should hopefully prevent further damage. But most of us don’t use Yahoo Mail – there are far many more of us on Gmail. Luckily, there’s a quick and easy way to tell if your ...