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Lilbits: Google Podcasts and Gmail’s Basic HTML head to the Google Graveyard

Google announced this week that it’s pulling the plug on two services: Google Podcasts and the Basic HTML version of Gmail (which lets you read your email like it’s 2004). While some folks may have preferred the classic Gmail experience for its simple, lightweight design, Google says users have had more than a decade to […]

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Lilbits: It’s Pixel leak season (Pixel 7a, Pixel 8 Pro, and Pixel Fold)

Yesterday we saw hands-on photos of the Google Pixel 7a, a mid-range phone that Google hasn’t even announced yet. Today we’ve got a whole bunch of additional Pixel leaks. WinFuture reports that the Pixel 7a and the long-awaited Google Pixel Fold could go on sale in Europe as soon as the second week of June […]

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Gmail will force you to use the crowded new user interface soon

Earlier this year Google introduced a new user interface for Gmail on the web. It’s not really something anybody outside of Google asked for, as the biggest change is a new sidebar that shows icons for things like Google Chat, Spaces, and Meet. In recent months, Google has been suggesting users switch… but offering an […]

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Google Meet shortcuts added to Gmail app for Android (Here’s how to disable it)

Video communication tools have become more important than ever during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Zoom has exploded in popularity. Facebook, Google, and Microsoft have added new features to their video chat and video conferencing tools. And Google decided to add Google Meet shortcuts to the Gmail app for Android so you won’t forget that Google […]

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Gmail turns 15, finally lets you schedule emails for future delivery

Today Google is an enormous company that makes the world’s most widely used operating system, software laptops, desktops, and tablets, speakers and displays powered by AI virtual assistants, media streamers, thermostats, security cameras,  and WiFi routers, among other things. But fifteen years ago Google was pretty much just the world’s most popular search engine (and […]