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Gmail for mobile and web gets automatic labels, new tabbed UI

Google has unveiled a new design for its Gmail apps for web, Android, and iOS. The update will roll out over the next few weeks, and it brings a new design with an emphasis on tags and tabs. Gmail will automatically detect different types of messages and apply tags or labels to them. The auto-generated […]

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Lilbits (5-24-2013): Gmail app redesign, Galaxy S4 bootloader bypass, Pinguy 13.04

The developers of Pinguy Linux have released version 13.04, which is based on Ubuntu 13.04. But it includes a number of features that you don’t get from a standard Ubuntu installation. Meanwhile, a hacker has figured out a way to bypass the bootloader and install custom firmware on the AT&T and Verizon models of the […]

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Google combines Gmail, Drive, Google+ storage: Everyone gets 15GB for free

Google is changing the way it provides free online storage to users of some of its services. Yesterday all Gmail users got about 10GB of free space for their email messages, while Google Drive and Google+ Photos users got 5GB to share between those services. Starting today Google is offering a single pool of storage, […]

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Gmail app for Android gets auto-resize, swipe-to-archive

Google has released a new version of the Gmail app for Android that basically brings features from Android 4.2 to any phone running Android 4.0 or later. That includes pinch-to-zoom, auto-fit, and more. The update is available from the Play Store. The new Gmail app has an option that lets you swipe a message in […]

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Gmail lets you email attachments up to 10GB with Google Drive integration

Google is adding a new feature to Gmail that lets you use Google Drive to send large files as attachments. How large? Up to 10GB. That’s about 400 times larger than the 25MB limit on traditional Gmail attachments. When you’re composing an email, you’ll now have the choice of hitting the paperclip icon to attach […]

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Outlook.com launches, works well on small screens

Microsoft took the wraps off Outlook.com today, and there are plenty of reasons to be excited. It’s a massive improvement over Hotmail in many ways, not the least of which is how well it’s suited to smaller screens. As you’d expect from anything Microsoft has designed recently, the Metro design language has been liberally applied […]

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Google Chrome adds offline support for Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs

Google Chromebooks such as the Samsung Series 5 and Acer AC700 just got a little more useful. Google is introducing offline support for some of its most popular web apps when you’re using Chrome OS or the Chrome web browser on a Windows, Mac, or Linux computer. Today you can already install Gmail Offline beta, a web […]

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Google removes offline Gmail from Chrome… for now

Google is killing off support for Google Gears in the Chrome web browser today. The tool was the company’s first attempt at bridging the gap between desktop and web apps by offering offline access for some web applications. But the company plans to make the switch to HTML5 for offline access to Gmail, Google Docs, […]