Welcome back to our weekly Top 10 Android App Updates column, where we take a look at the most frequently upgraded apps for the week. We’ve found that one of the best ways to discover useful apps is to find the ones that are actually being updated by the developers rather than selecting the apps with ... Read More »
Use Gmail on your Android device? If so, you’ll want to keep an eye on the Play Store in the coming days, because there’s a pretty significant update to the Gmail app that’s rolling out starting today.
The Gmail app for Android has broken a new record on the Play Store. It has reached a monumental 1 billion downloads, and is the first app on the Play Store to do so, not counting Google Play Services. That’s a pretty big deal. It shows just how many Android users are out there, especially ... Read More »
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Google focuses quite a bit on security, despite its occasional goof up. For example, Gmail users have been using HTTPS encryption by default since 2010. Ever since the huge NSA leaks, Google has been working to make your email unreadable without a legal warrant. Now Google has improved Gmail’s security in response to the NSA ... Read More »
In the past, Gmail would ask you if you wanted to see images, and would allow you to automatically show them from specific people. This was done for security, as loading images from other servers was potentially dangerous. However, Gmail behavior has been changed entirely, and you’ll start to see it in the new Gmail ... Read More »
Do you not like that Gmail doesn’t automatically display images in emails? You have to manually allow Gmail to show photos from each sender, which can get quite annoying. But it’s for your protection, as embedded images can be dangerous. But no longer! Gmail will start automatically displaying images on desktop starting today!
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Gmail for Android, while a wonderful app in my opinion, has been missing some features for quite a while. My main problem with it is lack of zip downloading support, meaning nothing in a .zip format can be downloaded on your mobile device. I find that ridiculous, as zips are quite common. But the newest ... Read More »
Google’s Takeout feature isn’t quite what it sounds like, but it’s still useful (albeit less delicious). This service allows you to download all your data from a specific Google service to keep for yourself. Google is now expanding this feature to Gmail and Google Calendar. The Calendar Takeout is available to users right now; Gmail ... Read More »
The recent Gmail update really improved the app, adding a much better aesthetic and burying a few features in menus, creating a sleeker interface. It was a big improvement for the most part, and Google has returned to make it even better. While the new Gmail update that’s currently going out to Android 4.0+ users ... Read More »
Google recently pushed out a major update to Gmail and people had mixed feelings on the design. But one of the most confusing aspects was the sudden disappearance of the delete button in the quick-access bar. Even I was confused when I went ... Read More »