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Backfiring Gmail April Fools’ Gag Allegedly Lost People Jobs

Google’s Gmail April Fools’ Day prank has earned the wrath of users after its new, jokey feature landed some people in hot water, some even losing jobs over it. This morning, Gmail introduced a secondary reply…

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Skull Emoji Appears in Gmail Due to Unusual Bug

Gmail scared some of its users around the world Yesterday. A small emoji skull and crossbones appeared in the bottom left corner of their browser screen. The skull worried a number of users due to its…

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Gmail to Warn Users About Unencrypted Emails

In recent years, Google has been working hard to improve privacy and security on their services, with the majority of emails sent and received on Gmail now being encrypted. However, to Google, this is not enough,…

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Gmail Now Integrates Useful ‘Block’ Button

Gmail has finally implemented a long-overdue feature which allows you to block “disruptive” senders and automatically divert their message into a spam folder. The tool was launched yesterday for Web users and should arrive on Android…

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Gmail Now Officially Supports ‘Undo Send’ Feature.

The convenience of instant, permanent communication via e-mail is a technological marvel but one which has caused an abundance of embarrassing moments. Whether you’ve accidentally sent your spouse’s sister a romantic e-mail or insulted business contacts…

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NASA Patches Curiosity Rover’s Chem Cam from 235 Million Miles Away

As if the people at NASA haven’t been doing enough awesome stuff lately they just did one insanely long distance software upgrade. The Curiosity rover just got the auto-focus of its “Chem Cam” improved with an…

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Google Reveals New Feature That Allows Users to Pay Their Bills Inside Gmail

Companies encourage more and more customers to switch to e-billing in order to cut down on the amount of paper used for bills. However, even if bills come in your email, you still have to go…

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Three Spammers Accused of Largest Data Breach in History

The US Department of Justice has charged three men with what could be the biggest data breach in the history of the internet. The three spammers are accused of stealing billions of e-mail addresses from the…

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Sharing Dropbox Files in Gmail Now Easier Thanks to Chrome Extension

Big user of Dropbox?  Well thanks to a new Chrome extension, it is now easier to share Dropbox files in Gmail. The extension is only in beta stages, but works similarly to adding files from Google…

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Google Rolls Out Money Attachments for Gmail in the UK

Google’s ‘Attach money’ feature for Gmail, launched in the US back in 2013, is now being rolled out to UK account holders. The feature transfers funds through e-mail from the user’s Google Wallet account. Launched in…

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Gmail Begins Appearing Back in China

We only reported yesterday that Gmail had disappeared in China, but it looks like Chinese Gmail users are getting access to their accounts once again, after a huge four-day outage. Google’s own Transparency Report shows that…

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Gmail Has Been Blocked in China

Google’s popular email service, Gmail, has finally been blocked in China. GreatFire.org says that China’s ‘Great Firewall’ had finally kept citizens from accessing the service altogether, after months of incomplete attempts at blocking it. It’s said that the…

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Google Inbox to Support Custom e-Mail Addresses

The main complaint about Google Inbox – Google’s new Gmail app that displays related incoming message as ‘bundles’ – is that it doesn’t support custom e-mail addresses. On Wednesday, however, the Gmail Inbox Team, during a…

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E-Mail Startup Acompli Acquired by Microsoft

Startup e-mail app Acompli has been snapped up Microsoft. The moves surprised no one, since news of the deal accidentally leaked last week when a blog draft with the url http://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/2014/11/25/microsoft-acquires-acompli/, written by Microsoft Vice President…

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Get An Invite into Google’s Inbox App – Be Quick

So you’ve probably heard about Google’s new Inbox application, it’s a new cross-platform app that works for Gmail. Inbox automatically highlights important emails, allows you to sift through them with a clean and intuitive interface and…

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5 Million Gmail Passwords and Usernames Leaked

First Apple had their iCloud fiasco, and now the business giant Google has seen 5 million of its users have their usernames and passwords published online. The evidence of this has been seen on Russian forum boards,…

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Gmail Scan Leading to Man’s Arrest Was Not a Privacy Violation

The news from earlier this week, where the scanning of a man’s Gmail account had led to his arrest for child abuse and pornography, sparked quiet the stir in the on-line community. Big brother is watching you and…

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Leaked Image Shows Massive Overhaul of Gmail

An image has leaked online showing that Google is planning a massive overhaul of the Gmail service. Google are no stranger to running betas and trials, constantly tweaking and updating their services to try and stay…

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Gmail Add More Features To Fight Junkmail

Fed up of getting a constant stream of marketing mails, are you unable to find the unsubscribe link in the email, or maybe you just keep putting off removing your name from the mailing lists? Well…

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Google’s Gmail Performs Magic Tricks, Deletes Random User Emails

We had Google Services down for more than 30 minutes, randomly selected email addresses pasted in the “To” field when searching Gmail on Google’s Search Engine, and now we hear that there are even more problems…

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Gmail Spams Other People’s E-Mail Accounts Now?

After the incident about the Google services going down today, TechChrunch and Gizmodo also found some interesting things about Google’s Gmail services. If you are to search for Gmail on Google, you will get a link…

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Google Services Go Down For 50 Minutes? What Next, The Internet?

Today, Google’s Gmail and Google+ services has been down for roughly 50 minutes. Reports from Europe, Canada, India, United States and other countries confirm that it was a worldwide phenomenon which affected a lot of users,…

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The NSA Is Collecting Your Email And Messaging Contacts, In Addition To The Messages

We already know the NSA collect electronic data on almost every aspect of people’s life, whether that data collection is justified or even legal is a another debate altogether. The latest revelation from the Washington Post…

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‘ScareMail’ Browser Extension Seeks To Confuse And Overload NSA Monitoring Systems

Benjamin Grosser, a software developer from Illinois, has developed something he has called Scaremail – a browser extension he claims will foil, or at least damage, the NSA’s surveillance attempts. By now we all know that…

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Google Web Traffic Accounts For 5% Of All Internet Traffic In The UK

Google is a large part of the internet, but really how large is it? According to The Telegraph, Google websites are over 5 percent of web traffic in the UK, in short 1 out of every…

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Cue Acquired By Apple To Take On Google

It is nothing new for Apple to acquire new companies, therefore personal assistant ‘Cue’ is the latest “victim” that the Cupertino giant has targeted, and this is to be good news for iOS users. The good news…

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Google Faces Fresh New Lawsuit Over Gmail Scanning Saga

The Herald Sun reports that Google is facing another lawsuit because of the way it scans the content of emails received by its Gmail users. Google does this so that it may more effectively calculate and…