Gmail

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

45,000 Facebook passwords stolen by Ramnit worm

45,000 Facebook passwords stolen by Ramnit worm

It's time to change your passwords again, Facebook users, because a worm by the name of Ramnit has entered the social realm through the social network with a capital F. Don't worry though, most of the passwords were stolen from people living in the UK and France. That said, this worm has been around since as early as April of 2010 and has been transforming ever since, coming to Facebook after running through so many computers on the way that a July 2011 Symantec report said Ramnit variants accounted for a total of 17.3 percent of all software infections TOTAL. It's time for some social fun!

Continue Reading

Gmail for iOS gets first major update with Scribbles, signatures, and more

Gmail for iOS gets first major update with Scribbles, signatures, and more

Google has released a major update today for its Gmail app on iOS. When the app was first launched back in November, it was quite a mess and although Google fixed the bugs, not much made it more compelling to use than the native email client in iOS or even accessing Gmail directly via Safari. But this latest update brings more to the table, adding several new features that are both useful and fun.

Continue Reading

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15