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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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Google improves Gmail offline feature for Chrome

Google improves Gmail offline feature for Chrome

Google today released some new updates to its Gmail offline Chrome app, which it first launched last August. The HTML5-powered app lets users access their Gmail even when they're offline. Perhaps the biggest improvement in this update is a new settings page that lets you choose how many days of email you want synchronized for offline viewing.

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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!

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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.

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Gmail free voice calls extended through 2012

Gmail free voice calls extended through 2012

Google has extended its free Gmail calling deal throughout 2012, offering free domestic calls for users in the US and Canada. The extension to the free service is the second since Google launched its VoIP integration in Gmail back in August 2010; US and Canadian domestic calls were included at the start as a promotion, and then kept on throughout this past year.

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Gmail app for iOS returns with fixed push support

Gmail app for iOS returns with fixed push support

Google has brought back its official Gmail app for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The app was released earlier this month but was quickly pulled after a few short hours. Apparently, the app was riddled with bugs and garnered a rash of negative feedback. Now, the company is offering up version 1.0.2 that should work as promised.

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Google cuts Gmail app support from BlackBerry

Google cuts Gmail app support from BlackBerry

It was announced this week that Google will officially stop support for the native Gmail app for BlackBerry devices starting on November 22nd, this move effectively telling RIM that it'll have to rely on its in-browser iteration if it plans on getting any kind of future support officially. Does this mean that Google has given up on trying to reach people through BlackBerry? I'd say yes, but Google seems to be announcing the change carefully so as not to upset those who've already got the app working on their devices - Google, do you see BlackBerry's end of life in your scopes?

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Gmail app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch released

Gmail app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch released

Google has released its official Gmail app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, promising faster access to messages, better visibility of important emails, and a UI that's designed from the ground up for a touch interface. As expected, the app supports push notifications and sounds, along with full inbox search, and on the iPad there's a split-pane view which shows both inbox and message preview.

Update: First impressions aren't so hot... read on for more details

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Gmail update released today, web-based upgrade live

Gmail update released today, web-based upgrade live

Today Google has begun rolling out their newest look at Gmail, and below we've got an in-depth look at the newest version of the web-based version of the platform, it including both the design and the method for updating your interface to this newest edition. Google aims here to make Gmail as "clean, simple, and intuitive as possible." See if you agree through the description below and see how you like the integration with Google's other systems as well.

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Gmail for iPhone coming soon

Gmail for iPhone coming soon

It's not often that we post about a single app here on SlashGear, so when we do, you know it means a lot to a lot of people - today the news comes down about a real live Gmail app for the iPhone. Word has been passed to publisher MG Siegler that after four years of the iOS platform existing without an official client for Gmail, one will be released, complete with Push Notifications. Word is that the official Gmail app has not only been developed and prepared for final release, it's been submitted to Apple for review for the iTunes App Store.

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Google leaks upcoming Gmail redesign

Google leaks upcoming Gmail redesign

Google posted a video to its YouTube account today revealing some of the changes to its upcoming revamp of the Gmail interface. The redesigned UI unsurprisingly carries over the new theme introduced with the Google+ social network and focuses on making Gmail as clean, simple, and intuitive as possible. Overall, the interface is a lot sleeker and more customizable.

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