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Gmail adds support for 10GB Google Drive attachments

Gmail adds support for 10GB Google Drive attachments

Google is constantly improving their seamless integration between their various services, and today they've focused on Gmail and Google Drive. Google is making it easier for users to attach Google Drive files into Gmail messages by allowing up to 10GB file sizes when sending an email, as long as the files are stored in your Google Drive, since Gmail itself wouldn't be able to store a 10GB file in the first place.

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Gmail adds Cherokee language support and virtual keyboard

Gmail adds Cherokee language support and virtual keyboard

It all started when one of Google's engineers carpooled with a Cherokee Nation member. After talking, the idea was formed of adding Cherokee language support to Gmail, an idea that has ultimately been implemented. This is Gmail's 57th language, and is accompanied by a virtual keyboard that allows typing in the Cherokee alphabet.

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Google Drive gets Earth support, Gmail gets more search parameters

Google Drive gets Earth support, Gmail gets more search parameters

Google has pushed out some new features for Drive and Gmail, bringing in the likes of Google Earth support and additional search parameters. The updates were launched about an hour apart via the Google Drive blog and the Official Gmail Blog. Users of both services have access to the new features, no additional steps necessary.

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Google apparently back online in China after brief suspension

Google apparently back online in China after brief suspension

While we're sitting here trying to come to terms with the realization that we probably couldn't live without Google, those living in China were actually forced to go without access to the big G's services. We heard on Friday that Google had been blocked in China, perhaps because the Chinese government was in the process of choosing new leadership. Google said at the time that everything was fine on its end, which suggested that a block was responsible for the dip in traffic the company experienced.

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Google services blocked by Chinese government

Google services blocked by Chinese government

Alas, Google has been stuffed behind China's Great Firewall once again as the country prepares for the election of its new leader, Xi Jinping. Anyone who tries to access Google, Gmail, Maps, or many other of the company's services will find themselves with a whole lot of nothing. In addition, overall Internet speeds were low throughout the country.

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Google launches Free Zone, aims to bring Google services to feature phones

Google launches Free Zone, aims to bring Google services to feature phones

Google has launched a new service aimed at developing countries called Free Zone. It allows users who either don't have access to data connections or can't afford it to be able to access basic Google services on feature phones for free. However, it's only available in the Philippines at the moment.

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Google launches new compose and reply view in Gmail

Google launches new compose and reply view in Gmail

Gmail is pretty fantastic, and Google has been doing a great job of keeping it updated and bringing in new features, but it still has its few quirks. One of those quirks is that there was no way to refer back to past emails without saving and closing out of the email you're currently writing first. However, Google has finally fixed that.

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Google expands personalized results in Gmail and Search

Google expands personalized results in Gmail and Search

Google tested a limited field run of a new search method that integrates a user's Gmail and Drive with search in Gmail so that files, emails, and documents that are relevant to the search term appear in the search results as you type. Back in August when this started, the feature was a hit, according to Google, prompting the company to expand field run to more users. As of today, anyone can join the field test to get personalized search results.

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Gmail 4.2 for Android brings pinch-to-zoom

Gmail 4.2 for Android brings pinch-to-zoom

The next Gmail app for Android will have new features, according to a video posted at Android Police. The new app will support pinch-to-zoom, one of the most requested features. Also added into the mix is swiping to archive and delete items, letting you simply flick away messages as you scroll through your inbox.

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Google adds over 100 language input tools to Gmail

Google adds over 100 language input tools to Gmail

Whether you're bilingual and regularly write emails in multiple languages, or you occasionally need to insert a word containing different alphabet letters or symbols into an email, Gmail's new input tools will make the task easy. Google has added over 100 new virtual language "keyboards" to Gmail. When enabled, the input tools feature allows you to type a word phonetically using an English keyboard, and it will automatically be transliterated into the correct symbols or alphabet.

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Iran restores access to Gmail and Google search

Iran restores access to Gmail and Google search

About a week ago, we mentioned that Iran had deployed its new national information network and blocked access to Google's search engine. Iran also reportedly blocked access to Gmail at the same time. BBC News reports that Iran has now lifted restrictions imposed on both Google search and Gmail.

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Google launches new Google+ features for businesses

Google launches new Google+ features for businesses

With a number of business "going Google," the massive search company has launched the first set of Google+ features for businesses. With this "initial set" of features now available, Google is letting all Google Apps customers get an early look at them in a "full preview mode." This preview allows businesses already using Google Apps to try out these Google+ features through the end of 2013 for free, with Google working to improve its offerings during that time.

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