Tagged with: Gmail

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 ...

How to Tell if Your Gmail Account Was Hacked

How to Tell if Your Gmail Account Was Hacked

The recent breach of Yahoo’s Yahoo Mail servers is the latest in a string of high-profile hacks that have taken center stage in the tech media lately. It seems that no service is safe from malicious hackers, who constantly come up with terrifying new ways to steal your data. Of course it’s not just wide-scale hacks we ...

How to Stop Google+ Strangers From Emailing Your Gmail Account

How to Stop Google+ Strangers From Emailing Your Gmail Account

Google recently unveiled a new Gmail feature – emailing Google+ users whose email address you actually don’t know. Moving forward, Gmail will suggest Google+ connections as recipients when a user composes a new email, without revealing the recipient’s email addresses to the sender until the recipient either replies to ...

Google Now Lets Anyone on Google+ Email You (Even Without Your Email Address)

Google Now Lets Anyone on Google+ Email You (Even Without Your Email Address)

Google on Thursday is making a change to Gmail that will further bake in Google+ to its webmail product in a way that’s actually somewhat practical, though also potentially invasive. Going forward, you’ll now be able to directly email your Google+ contacts from Gmail, even if you don’t know their email address. And by ...

Gmail for Desktop Now Automatically Shows Images in Emails

Gmail for Desktop Now Automatically Shows Images in Emails

Google on Thursday announced a change to how Gmail handles images: on the desktop, the email service will show images in your messages automatically starting immediately. The change will be rolling out to Gmail for Android and iOS “in early 2014.” Currently, Gmail asks you before showing images in emails. Google, like ...

Google Takeout Now Lets You Download Your Gmail and Calendar Data

Google Takeout Now Lets You Download Your Gmail and Calendar Data

Google announced on Thursday that it is adding a feature to Gmail and Google Calendar that will let users download their data from the services. Users will be able to download all of their messages or appointments, or choose select labels and calendars. Google also offers the option to download a single archive of all ...