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Google adds Translate to Gmail

Google adds Translate to Gmail

It might not be a feature that everyone uses day to day, but it’s a welcome one nonetheless: Google has added a native translate feature to Gmail that will translate any emails you receive into English. It’s not a new feature, first making an appearance in the Gmail labs back in 2009, but now it’s passed rigorous testing and been unleashed so that everyone can enjoy it.

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SlashGear 101: What is Google Drive?

SlashGear 101: What is Google Drive?

What is this mysterious new service that Google has suddenly started offering to the public here on this lovely spring afternoon? It's Google Drive, and it's essentially just a bunch of space that Google is allowing you to use on their servers. Of course it's not quite as simple as that, and the ecosystem of apps you'll be using to access it are as much an adventure as Google's version of the cloud is itself - let's have a look at what this system means for you!

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: April 17, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: April 17, 2012

Happy Tuesday, everyone. So you're curious to know what made news in the world of tech today? Guess what? You've come to the right place. Perhaps the biggest firestorm of the day came from Gmail's outage, which affected 2% of all Gmail users. Moving into something more fun, though, Dolby and Philips show off glasses-free 3D HD displays. And if you're into the business side of things, Intel reports flat $12.9 billion revenue in Q1 2012.

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Gmail outage affected only 2% of users, says Google

Gmail outage affected only 2% of users, says Google

Google's Gmail has suffered an outage, an unusual event for the popular email service, which became inaccessible by thousands of users earlier today. Plenty of folks took to Twitter to voice their complaints, but according to Google, the outage affected less than 2 percent of its users.

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Google wins Gmail trademark in Germany

Google wins Gmail trademark in Germany

Google has had its e-mail service available in Germany since 2005. However, the company hasn't been able to use the Gmail name since shortly after the service launched. The reason is that a German entrepreneur named Daniel Giersch held the trademark on G-mail as a short for Giersch mail. Apparently, the man hosted a physical and electronic mail service in Germany around 2000 under that name.

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Consumer Watchdog calls on Google to testify on your Privacy

Consumer Watchdog calls on Google to testify on your Privacy

Over the past few weeks Google has found itself in some hot water over its Privacy Policy changes on its wide range of websites, today being called by Consumer Watchdog to testify on the matter. Consumer Watchdog has called Google CEO Larry Page to the House Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade Subcommittee Committee as they hold hearings on the new Google privacy and data policies. Both subcommittee Chair Mary Bono Mack (R-CA) and Ranking Member G.K Butterfield, (D-NC) have been called in a letter sent today.

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Google pushing Google+ and Gmail on new sign-ups

Google pushing Google+ and Gmail on new sign-ups

Google has redesigned its account sign-up page, now requiring new users to create a Gmail address and to join its Google+ social network. Previously, if you simply wanted to use Google Docs or Google Calendar you could sign up for a Google Account without having to add any additional services, but now the company has made Gmail and Google+ the two main entry points into the Google network.

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Google makes accessing Gmail on a public computer safer

Google makes accessing Gmail on a public computer safer

If you are using gmail for your personal or business emails and have had the need to access the site on a public computer, you may have felt a bit uneasy about that. Having someone else access your account is a big problem for a lot of us. Google has unveiled a new method of accessing your account that is more secure and involves your smartphone.

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