Upcoming Gmail redesign will also herald the arrival of self-destructing emails

Just a few days ago we reported about the upcoming redesign of Gmail on the web. Delving further into the redesign we find that there are new features, including self-destructing emails. With a new “Confidential Mode”, Gmail will not only give user the ability to set an expiry date for the emails they send to people, but also put restrictions on messages to prevent them from being printed or forwarded. See also: Google is ready to roll out Gmail redesign, adding new features like Smart Reply and snooze Dropbox partners with Google Cloud for integration with Docs, Gmail and Hangouts Chat… [Continue Reading]

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Google launches a lightweight ‘Gmail Go’ app for Android

 Google has added a notable addition to its line of “Go” edition apps – the lightweight apps designed primarily for emerging markets – with the launch of Gmail Go. The app, like others in the Go line, takes up less storage space on users’ smartphones and makes better use of mobile data compared with the regular version of Gmail. The app also offers standard… Read More

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Google launches Gmail Add-ons and brings a range of business tools to the inbox

Integration is the name of the game these days, and Google is taking steps to ensure that its own services offer integration with the tools and services people need to get their work done. With this in mind, the company today launches Gmail Add-ons after a beta testing period as a developer preview earlier in the year. Gmail Add-ons are extensions that bring a number of big-name services — such as Trello, Wrike and Asana — to your inbox. While there’s a definite business and enterprise bias, it’s something that is available to everyone, starting right now. The arrival of… [Continue Reading]

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Gmail for Android now does money transfers

If you need to transfer money, there’s no lack of options nowadays. Of course you can always use dinosaur-like methods, such as ACH or wire transfers from an old-school bank, but in 2017, there are many apps and services that can move the funds too, such as PayPal. Today, Google introduces yet another way to move funds, but no, it is not a new app or service. Actually, it is an existing app that is already installed on most Android devices — Gmail. Yeah, you can now send and receive money using the email client on Google’s mobile operating system, just… [Continue Reading]

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How to Revoke Pokémon Go’s Extensive Permissions to Your Google Account

Everyone’s stoked about Pokémon Go, but if you’re a privacy conscious player on iOS, you might not like the fact that Pokémon Go (and Ingress
, for that matter) has complete access to everything in your Google account
. Good news though, you can revoke that access.Read more…

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Gmail now warns you if your emails are not TLS encrypted


To celebrate Safer Internet Day the other day, Google gave away an extra 2GB of cloud storage to anyone who completed a simple security audit of their account. At the same time the company also introduced a couple of important security enhancements to Gmail.

The first change sees the appearance of a simple indicator that makes it clear when an email is received through, or is about to be sent through, a service that doesn’t support TLS encryption.  A broken padlock icon indicates that TLS encryption is not available, serving as a warning that there is the potential for the email in question to be dangerous or for the message to be intercepted.

Google points out that in order for TLS (Transport Layer Security) to be effective, it is important that it is supported by both the sender and the recipient of emails. If either party fails to meet this requirement, this is when the broken padlock indicator makes an appearance.

The second security feature makes it easier to tell when an email address has been authenticated. While you would normally expect to see an avatar for people you already have in your address book, non-authenticated senders have previously simply had a blank profile image. The latest change sees non-authenticated senders highlighted with a red question mark avatar which should be easier to notice.


Google says:

Not all affected email will necessarily be dangerous. But we encourage you to be extra careful about replying to, or clicking on links in messages that you’re not sure about. And with these updates, you’ll have the tools to make these kinds of decisions.

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