Making sure your online profile and data are handled securely in the event of your sudden death can be a challenge, but Gmail's new update suddenly makes this process a lot easier.
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 long-awaited Gmail app for iOS finally showed up in Apple's App Store today, only to be quickly yanked for widespread reports of serious bugs. Geez, you think they would have had it working properly after such a long wait.
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.
Microsoft's advertising has never been as slick as Apple's or as witty as Google's, but this "Gmail Man" spoof in which the company mocks how Gmail serves up ads by scanning through the contents of its user inboxes is just entertaining and priceless.
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.
Most people spend a lot of time looking at their email inbox, so why not make it look exactly how you want it to? That's what you can do now thanks to Gmail's new create your own theme option.
Google is trying to make your inbox a little more manageable. Today, they introduced their new Smart Filters, which will automatically sort out the wheat from the chaff for you.