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Google won’t give up Gmail information without a search warrant

Google won’t give up Gmail information without a search warrant

A couple of days back, Google released a report showing how many government requests for user data it received in the second half of 2012. Such a report will obviously have some users nervous, but Google's giving us less of a reason to worry today, as it says that it won't give access to Gmail accounts unless the government has a search warrant. We wouldn't expect anything less, of course, but it's good to hear Google say it nonetheless.

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Google apps on iPhone and iPad quickly gaining steam

Google apps on iPhone and iPad quickly gaining steam

Google spent a lot of time in the last part of 2012 improving its iOS app offerings through updates, and today we're hearing that those updates did quite a bit to boost market share. Though many of Google's apps will of course always be popular regardless of the platform, the company's iOS apps are looking pretty good going into 2013. Onavo Insights today published a list of the Google iOS apps that saw their market share grow as 2012 came to a close, with YouTube and Google Maps perhaps making some of the biggest gains.

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Mailbox email client for iOS opens reservation system due to high demand

Mailbox email client for iOS opens reservation system due to high demand

Mailbox for iOS won't launch for another few weeks, but interest in the email client is already so high that its developers have opened up a reservation system. While that sky-high interest will probably great for the app's userbase, it'll probably prove to be quite a headache when Mailbox launches due to the fact that the client relies on servers in the cloud. In an effort to make sure that the client is functioning properly on launch day, developer Orchestra has decided to allow those who have made a reservation in first.

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Google ousting Sync support on January 30

Google ousting Sync support on January 30

Google announced today that they're doing some "winter cleaning" by getting rid of some of their services and features that they think weren't getting a lot of use. One of the biggest services they're getting rid of is Google Sync, which was designed to allow access to GMail, Calendar, and Contacts via the Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync protocol, but the company is recommending that users move to alternatives.

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Google blames recent Gmail outage on routine update gone wrong

Google blames recent Gmail outage on routine update gone wrong

I'd wager most computer users have had those routine updates that turned out to make things worse than they were before. Earlier this week there was an outage for Google's Gmail e-mail service that lasted 18 minutes. While 18 minutes isn't that long in the scheme of things, the outage started at 9 AM PST and affected as much is 40% of all Gmail users.

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Gmail is down, it’s not just you

Gmail is down, it’s not just you

This morning the folks at Gmail have reported that they are, indeed, experiencing some difficulties - it's not just you. This is one of those rare instances where it's not just a localized problem in the Gmail universe, there's a real global problem that Google is indeed working on right this minute. As early as 11:30 AM this morning (PST) the Gmail team has had reports of downtime, though at this time it appears that not everyone across the board is seeing the same results.

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