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I think most of us can agree that Gmail's biggest limitation has always been our lack of ability to type in Morse code. Twenty-six letters and fourteen marks of punctuation can just be a little too daunting sometimes, when all you really want is some dots and dashes. Luckily, the gods of Google have come through (as they always do) and introduced Google Tap, which allows you to type messages in Morse Code. Just in time for April Fool's Day.
 
You may have noticed some rather substantial changes to Google's suite of Web services. Some, such as changes made to Google Documents, came a while ago, and were far more subtle. Two fresh implementations are more jarring: Gmail's, and Reader's. For Reader, the changes have been made and they look here to stay. For Gmail, you can avoid them for a little while, but Google warns that you can only "revert to the old look temporarily." Read: you won't be able to cling to the open doors of that airlock forever. So, let's dig right in.
 
The iPhone's mail app is fine, but it's got nothing on the functionality of the full Gmail setup. And Google's mobile Gmail site is great, but it can't work fully integrated into iOS with notifications and such. For that, they'd need a native app. And at long last, one may be coming.
 
Due to restrictions in the App Store against apps that duplicate the features of Apple's built-in Apps, Google hasn't been allowed to offer up a Gmail app. So instead, they've made the mobile version of Gmail behave as much like an App as they could.
 
Gmail, the most popular free webmail out there, has looked pretty much the same since it was first launched a few years ago. But now, Google is prepping the first major overhaul of the service, and you can test it out right now.

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