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  • Facebook the most used smartphone app, but Google's apps dominate the top 10 August 25, 2014

    New York: Social networking website Facebook is the most used app, but Google apps dominate the top 10 slots when it comes to selecting from over two million apps available in the Apple and Google stores. Topping the app list is Facebook, being used by 115 million people monthly while Google-owned...
  • Researchers exploit OS weakness to hack into Gmail with 92 per cent success rate August 23, 2014

    Washington: A team of US engineers has developed a method that allows them to successfully hack into apps including Gmail up to 92 per cent of the time. They have identified a weakness believed to exist in Android, Windows and iOS mobile operating systems that could be used to obtain personal...
  • Google may soon let kids under 13 sign up for Gmail, YouTube: Reports August 20, 2014

    Bangalore: Google is considering allowing online accounts for children under the age of 13 and give their parents control over how the service is used, according to media reports. Google has been working on a version of YouTube, its video-sharing site, for youngsters and is considering other child-friendly accounts such as...
  • Gmail, Yahoo make phone number mandatory for new email IDs August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: World's most popular free email providers Gmail and Yahoo have made telephone number mandatory for creation of new email addresses in a bid to check spam. Any person wishing to create a new email ID needs to provide a telephone number which Gmail and Yahoo use for verification. Google...
  • Tiny printer brings you personalised news, emails July 28, 2014

    London: A web-connected printer that can print out a personalised feed of breaking news, messages, and amusements at a specified time has been developed. The device, called Little Printer, can fetch things from Gmail, Asana, Twitter, and GitHub, printing it onto standard thermal receipt paper in a minimal black-and-white style. Users can...
  • Bill ensures emails, photos won't die with a person July 17, 2014

    Washington: A group of influential US lawyers says it has an answer to the question of what should happen to Facebook, Yahoo and other online accounts when a person dies. The Uniform Law Commission was expected to endorse a plan on Wednesday to automatically give loved ones access to a...
  • Google to stop scanning student emails for ad ideas May 1, 2014

    San Francisco: Google will stop looking for advertising ideas in the emails of students using a suite of the Internet company's free products tailored for schools. The changes announced Wednesday affect Google's "Apps for Education" service that has been offered to schools for the past seven years. Among other things, Google says...
  • Google updates terms of service to clarify that Gmail emails are scanned to serve ads April 15, 2014

    Google updated its terms of service on Monday, informing users that their incoming and outgoing emails are automatically analysed by software to create targeted ads. The revisions more explicitly spell out the manner in which Google software scans users' emails, both when messages are stored on Google's servers and when they...
  • Gmail turns 10: The evolution of the popular email service April 2, 2014

    It has been a decade since Google's Gmail service hit the web in 2004. 10 years back in April, Google introduced what has today become one of the most commonly used service to send and receive emails. This April marks the 10th birthday of Gmail.Gmail was inspired by one user's...
  • NSA-wary Google now encrypts all Gmail messages March 21, 2014

    Washington: In a bid to stop snooping on its users, Google has overhauled its Gmail service in a big way - encrypting every single email you send or receive. According to the firm, "this ensures that your messages are safe not only when they move between you and Gmail's servers, but...
  • 'Streak' for Gmail notifies senders when a recipient reads an email February 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Here is a new feature - email tracking - that changes the way you track sent emails. Streak has come up with a Google Chrome browser extension that lets senders track when recipients open and read an email. Once you have installed Streak for Gmail, the first thing...
  • Google fixes Gmail after brief outage around the world January 25, 2014

    San Francisco: Google Inc suffered a service outage on Friday that briefly took down Gmail, the email service used by hundreds of millions of people and many businesses across the globe. Google, which first acknowledged the outage at 11:12 a.m. Pacific Time (1912 GMT), said a little over an hour later...
  • Google's Gmail down for users around the world January 25, 2014

    San Francisco: Google Inc (GOOG.O) suffered a service outage on Friday that briefly took down Gmail, the Internet email service used by hundreds of millions of people and many businesses across the globe. Google, which first acknowledged the outage at 11:12 a.m. Pacific Time (19:12 GMT), said roughly one hour later...
  • Google links Google+ contacts to Gmail, raises concerns January 10, 2014

    San Francisco: A new feature in Google's Gmail will result in some users receiving messages from people with whom they have not shared their email addresses, raising concerns among some privacy advocates. The change, which Google announced on Thursday, broadens the list of contacts available to Gmail users so it includes...
  • Google Tips: From Android to YouTube, Google's handy tutorials for its services December 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Most of us straightaway get to the Google search engine and look for solutions whenever we encounter problems related to Google's services including Gmail, Maps, Chrome, and YouTube. We visit various websites and keep hunting them until we get the best solution to our problems. But to facilitate your...
  • You can now save Gmail attachments directly to Google Drive November 13, 2013

    New Delhi: In the latest feature addition to its email service Google has added the ability to send Gmail attachments directly to Google Drive. Google says, this will enable users to access the downloaded attachments from different devices, such as a computer, phone or tablet. This new feature also brings...
  • Delhi HC asks government to formulate an email policy within 4-weeks October 30, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has directed the government to formulate an email policy within four weeks in compliance with the Public Records Act. Raising concern over cyber snooping, the court asked why sensitive information was being shared on e-mail services. The ruling came based on a PIL on...
  • Gmail, Yahoo could soon be banned for official communications in Indian govt offices October 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Wary of cyber snooping, the government could ban e-mail services such as Gmail and Yahoo for official communications by December this year in a move to safeguard its critical and sensitive data. The government is expected to route all its official communication through the...
  • LinkedIn announces Intro that shows user information on iPhone email October 24, 2013

    San Francisco: LinkedIn just gave its users another reason to ensure their resumes are up to date. The online professional network has introduced a mobile feature that shows information about people's careers in emails being read on iPhones. The tool, called Intro, pulls details from the profiles of LinkedIn's more than...
  • Yahoo email gets Gmail-like conversation view, themes, also 1TB storage October 9, 2013

    San Francisco: Yahoo's free email service is becoming a bit more like Google's Gmail as part of its second makeover in less than a year. The similarities to Gmail probably aren't coincidental. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer helped design some of Gmail's features while she was a top executive at Google. Since...
  • Google says nothing wrong in reading our Gmail emails to serve ads September 5, 2013

    California: Google's attorneys say their long-running practice of electronically scanning the contents of people's Gmail accounts to help sell ads is legal, and are asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to stop the practice. In court records filed in advance of a federal hearing scheduled for Thursday...
  • Govt may restrict usage of Gmail, Yahoo in official communications September 3, 2013

    Wary of cyber snooping, the government may ban use of e-mail services like Gmail and Yahoo for official communications so as to safeguard its critical data. Department of Electronics and Information Technology is drafting a policy on e-mail usage in government offices and departments, which will be released in two months. "We...
  • Microsoft accuses Google of being a spam creator in new 'Scroogled' video August 12, 2013

    Microsoft is relentless in its attack on Google's practices. The latest in its Scroogled series, Microsoft accuses Google of spamming users' inboxes with ads that look like real emails. According to Microsoft, Google violates your privacy by reading every single word of every single email sent to and from Gmail...
  • Google now making ads in Gmail look like emails July 23, 2013

    Mumbai: Google introduced a brand new inbox style for Gmail back in May that automatically sorts your mails into categories like discussions, updates, social etc. There's yet another section called promotions that the company is now putting to better use by displaying ads within the section. The difference between normal...
  • Gmail users can soon compose emails in full-screen July 21, 2013

    New Delhi: After rolling out its new compose experience to everyone in March, Google has modified it a little more. The new compose will soon have a full-screen option. When this option is enabled, the compose window is centered in your inbox and expands to fit on your screen. In...
  • Airtel users can now access Google services on mobile for free June 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Bharti Airtel in association with Google today announced the launch of Free Zone powered by Google, which will give Airtel mobile customers access to mobile web search and feature-phone-friendly versions of Gmail and Google+ in India. The first page of a website linked from search results is provided...
  • Google revamps Gmail; adds tabs to group your mails into categories May 30, 2013

    New Delhi: With the view to give users more control over the content they receive everyday in their inbox, Google has redesigned Gmail for both mobile and Web, and has done away with the single inbox. The new inbox groups your mails into categories which appear as different tabs. These...
  • Gmail screenshot leaks show new interface for Android, iOS and web May 25, 2013

    Mumbai: Gmail looks all set to sport a brand new design, if leaked images are to be believed. Not only is the web service about to get a major revamp, Gmail for Android and iOS too are in line for a makeover. Android Police sparked off the redesign frenzy by showing...
  • Google now lets users send money over Gmail May 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Google has announced that its has now integrated Google Wallet into Gmail. This means that Google Wallet users will be able to securely send money to friends and family in the US right from their Gmail inbox. This new feature will rollout to Gmail users over the age of...
  • 502 error continues to plague Gmail users May 13, 2013

    New Delhi: For at least the third time in 11 days, Google's Gmail users have encountered 502 errors while trying to access their emails. The first reported Gmail downtime this month was on May 2, followed by another on May 8. Trying to access Gmail, a message on the page...