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Gmail is down, it’s not just you: Google+ as well [UPDATES]

Gmail is down, it’s not just you: Google+ as well [UPDATES]

This afternoon Google services Gmail and Google+ appeared to be down as marked by inaccessibility by the masses starting in at around 1PM CST. While the beginning of this inaccessibility did not show markets on Google's Apps Status Dashboard, reports from across the United States showed a similar "Temporary Error (500)" reading. This downtime seemed to permeate Google's social network as well, with messages falling short through Google+ Hangouts starting at around 1PM CST as well.

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Gmail displaying images instantly without malware threat soon

Gmail displaying images instantly without malware threat soon

The development team at Gmail have shown off their newest innovation in image displaying technology this week: showing all images right off the bat. While this bit of technology might not seem all that innovative for the uninitiated, those that've used Gmail over the past several years have seen the "Images are not displayed" message more than once. This update allows them to be displayed without the possibility of malicious bits and pieces appearing.

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Gmail app Vacation Responder live: holidays truly begin

Gmail app Vacation Responder live: holidays truly begin

This holiday season the folks responsible for the Gmail app for Android have added the ability to set an instant-response email to incoming emails, a service that's existed in the web browser-based interface for some time. This feature will allow users to set up and respond to all emails - or select contacts - for a certain number of days.

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Outlook email plans Gmail coup with “easy to switch” guidance

Outlook email plans Gmail coup with “easy to switch” guidance

There's a bit of dissent out there in the email universe with those that would deter users from working with the most popular electronic mail client in the world: Gmail. The folks at Microsoft's Outlook.com have struck a potential blow against the email giant this week with a guide that aims to make the switch from one client to the other look as simple as possible. This push includes he usage of "OAuth" to switch over.

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Inbox Cube for iOS enlivens email with customizability

Inbox Cube for iOS enlivens email with customizability

The team behind Inbox Cube are not satisfied with the way email looks and functions on mobile devices. They've decided to create their own unique interface, one that centers not just on the user's ability to customize the way they recieve emails, but in the way the whole experience is unleashed. Here the folks at Inbox Cube aim to help users engage in conversation in a way that's long since become entirely rare in the email universe.

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Google Takeout adds Gmail and Calendar export for data departures

Google Takeout adds Gmail and Calendar export for data departures

Google has added Gmail and Google Calendar to Google Takeout, the company's data-export tool, making it more straightforward for users to extract their personal content and jump ship to other platforms. The new additions, which will be rolling out over the next month, join the existing Google+, YouTube, Google Drive, and other cloud export options currently offered by Takeout, though it's not just of use if you're preparing to switch to a different email or calendar provider.

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