Despite the stringent measures being put in place by software makers far and wide, large-scale security breaches remain a black cloud over modern technology, and today, a Russian Bitcoin site has leaked a total of 5 million Gmail addresses and passwords. Initially, it was suspected that the leaks were of passwords specific to the Gmail account in question, although now, it seems that the credentials have been snatched from external websites of users who signed up using a Google email.
If you're a user of Google's very efficient, feature-rich Gmail service, you mightn't know that, in actual fact, you have two different email addresses through which you can be reached. This ideal if, say, you wish to make two accounts for a specific site or service, but want all notifications and correspondence to be sent to the same inbox, and although many of you will already be aware of this little tip, it's still a useful one to know.
Google took a much needed step on Monday to update its terms of service that govern the use of its many products and offerings. As part of the update, and more than likely as part of a direct response to the numerous privacy lawsuits that are underway against the company, Google has provided some clarity on its automatic email scanning tools that form an integral part of its mail service, Gmail. Whether or not the new terms of service will be enough to appease those who have brought claims against the company via the legal system is still unknown.
Google has pushed out an in-app notice to users of its iOS Gmail app stressing that a bug may have caused them to accidentally delete emails received between the 12th and 21nd of January. Furthermore, the bug - which is also said to have affected the mobile browser and the offline version of the popular email client - may also have led users to inadvertently mark the wrong emails as spam.
Email has for sure evolved into something much more than what the service used to be when it became available to public in earlier days of the Internet. Gmail took the lead on conversation view for emails, arranging messages by thread rather than the conventional sorting, and since then, it’s become pretty much the norm. Over the course of years, a lot of options and controls have popped up in email handling, and user protection and safety appears to a primary focus. One testament to this fact is blocking of external images within emails by default.
OS X Mavericks brought with it a great blend of new feature additions mixed perfectly with enough power-saving ability to make the operating system a great option for Apple's desktop and notebook using consumers. However, with the initial seed of a new OS there is always going to be a few bugs that managed to slip through the pre-release controlled beta test. If you are one of those perturbed users who has been experiencing some difficulties with the native Mavericks Mail app working alongside a Gmail email account, then hopefully today's Mavericks update will offer up a solution to those woes.
Having announced a brand new Gmail inbox for Android, iPhone and the Web a few days back, Google has kept its promise and started rolling out the revamped Gmail app for Android. More details and APK download link can be found right after the jump.
Regardless of personal opinion on Google, it's pretty fair to say that a significant portion of technology enthusiasts make use of at least one of their products - or services - on a day-to-day basis. A large section of us regularly allow the company to handle our email needs through Gmail, and it's been evident in recent times that Google has been working fairly tirelessly in an attempt to enhance its extremely popular email offering and make everything a little less cluttered for all of us. The latest of those efforts has manifested itself with a fairly significant update to Gmail for web and mobile based users, that now offers a tabbed inbox experience with mails sorted into varying categories for easier organization.
Mobile devices make it relatively easy to digest your messages and notifications from a variety of different sources and apps, but the situation is far from ideal. Utilities like Facebook Home have sought to make things a little less cluttered by unifying SMS messages with those received via the social network, and a newish app called GText for Chrome and Android seeks to so a similar sort of thing, but for SMS and Gmail.
Google not only commits a lot of time to bringing new and exciting products to the fore, but also spends a great deal of its resources and man hours updating existing services. Few of the search giant's exports have gotten more attention than Gmail, and although many of the changes are "under the hood" and thus go unnoticed by the vast majority, some are quite obvious. Whenever an alteration is made to a service, there are always some that feel as though the rug has been pulled from under them, and if the new Gmail compose window has left you feeling somewhat lost, there is a way for you to revert back for the time being.