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Gmail Android app appears on even more handsets

If I’m honest, the Gmail experience you get on a desktop computer isn’t exactly “swish”. It’s a little clunky, a bit low tech but yes, it does the job. On Android it was a bit better, but still lacked some gloss. This morning that newly designed Android version …

Gmail gets to update to Material design

This morning Android owners will have awoken to the news of Nexus 9’s being unboxed around the world (ours is here). Even if you don’t have a Nexus device you will be pleased to hear that you too can enjoy the new Gmail app from Lollipop as it’s …

Quick flick: This is Inbox – Gmail revamped

OK. Right off the bat, it would probably be better to set expectations. This does not replace email. This does not make the underlying issues about email and the tonnage an average user receives in one day just go away. Having said that, the new Inbox app does …

Google Unveils ‘Google Inbox’

In a bit of a surprise announcement today, Google decided to announce a new product of theirs’. “Years in the making”, Google says that Inbox, though developed by the Gmail team, is a whole new way to send and receive emails. For many of us, dealing with email has become …

Gmail for Android now allows you to save to Drive

Attachments to emails can sometimes be a little bit annoying, having to save the file locally and then upload it to the Cloud afterwards. Obviously not everyone works like this, but I know I sure do. Google have updated their Gmail for Android app, adding amongst other things …

GMail for Android updated with vacation responders and more

If you’re a GMail user then, if you’re honest, you’re probably never offline. However, if you do ever disconnect yourself, you’ll know that setting a vacation message is a bit of a pain. Currently in GMail you’ll need to log onto the normal web interface to set it …

GMail for Android update in progress

As recently confirmed by Google a new version of Android is due to be released rather soon. Around the time that Google releases a new version we often see updates to the major apps that make a fundamental part of the OS. The first of these updates appears …

Gmail for Android gets that new update

Remember the other day we mentioned that Gmail for Android would be getting a nice update? Ravi mentioned it here. It was meant to be rolling out over the next few weeks and it appeared in APK format over the last few days, well now it’s all official. …

Gmail update brings multiple inboxes

  In what is a fairly major update, Google have added multiple Inboxes to Gmail on the web and to its Gmail and iOS apps. The inboxes take the form of tabs, with categories for Primary, Social, Promotions, Updates and Forums. The idea is that bulk mail from …

Google combines Gmail & Drive storage…15GB shared space for all

Google Drive has long been touted as a Dropbox replacement. All users automatically got 5GB free storage space with options to upgrade for a small monthly fee which when added to your 10GB Gmail storage made for a hefty amount of online space. The only issue with this …

Gmail for Android update brings notification actions (updated)

Google have (finally!) updated Gmail for Android to take advantage of the the notification actions that were introduced in Jellybean last summer. Users can now reply, archive or delete directly from the notification curtain if they’re running Android 4.1 or higher. It’s a really useful feature which Google …

Microsoft “surprised” by Google ActiveSync drop

The war between Microsoft and Google continues. Following the spat over a Windows Phone YouTube client, Microsoft has responded on a different matter – the removal of ActiveSync support for GMail and Google Apps users with Windows Phones. Like many, we are surprised and disappointed that Google wants …

Google to stop Exchange support

Many of us who use Google as our email service have been used to the very handy way of syncing contacts, emails and calendar entries using the ‘Exchange’ setup as it only needed your email address, password and the server which was always m.google.com However we have just …

Gmail udpate brings pinch to zoom and swipe to archive/delete

Google have just released the latest version of Gmail for Android onto the Google Play store. Those of you with Android 4.2 will already be familiar with the major changes it brings, namely pinch to zoom (finally!) and the ability to swipe messages to archive/delete them. The features …

Google buys Sparrow

iPhone and Mac users may already be familiar with Sparrow and their apps for those platforms. Originally Mac only, Sparrow came to the iPhone  back in March and has quickly gathered a following as the go to email/Gmail app for iOS. The buzz seems to have caught Google’s …

GMail bug affecting Android handsets

  There appears to be a bug affecting GMail on Android handsets this morning. It seems to be affecting several different manufacturers, so the problem is most likely at Google’s end. It’s quite an odd bug, as it appears to only affect certain accounts, even on the same …

GMail Updated – Performance and possibly better battery life too

Battery improvements, priority mailbox sorting and a resulting lower data overhead are just some of the additions. The full list of additions are as follows… Save bandwidth and battery by only syncing priority mail Use label notifications to mash up filters, labels, and ringtones Remember ‘Show Pictures’ for …

Cloud printing from Google now on phones

Google have just released their new Cloud Printing solution to beta, which means we can all get it now. It’s not a platform feature, but actually a web app feature, and works from Google’s web apps Gmail and Google Docs. You can use it on any phone that …