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Outlook.com update adds support for chatting with Gmail contacts

Outlook.com update adds support for chatting with Gmail contacts

Microsoft's Outlook.com email service has been growing steadily, with some users making the switch from Gmail in order to have a more unified Windows experience, among other reasons. One aspects of making the switch from Gmail to Outlook that caused issues for some users, however, was the inability to chat with Gmail contacts, a fairly big sticking point for some of us. To remedy that, Microsoft has announced an update to the service that brings Gmail chat integration.

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Google unifies 15GB of shared storage for Gmail, Drive and Google+

Google unifies 15GB of shared storage for Gmail, Drive and Google+

Google has announced that it'll be changing the way it does cloud storage across Gmail, Google Drive, and Google+. Instead of each service having it's own allotted amount of space. All three will be joined together and will share a pool of 15GB of cloud storage space, allowing Google Drive users to essentially have more free space than the previous 5GB that was originally offered.

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Gmail for iOS update links Google apps directly

Gmail for iOS update links Google apps directly

Google has updated its Gmail app for iOS with a feature that many users most likely have been begging for. The app now redirects links to other Google apps, such as YouTube, Google Maps, and Chrome. Any links that appear in an email in the Gmail app will automatically go to one of these three apps if installed on your iOS device.

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Gmail tweak lets users add events straight to Google Calendar

Gmail tweak lets users add events straight to Google Calendar

Google has been increasingly integrating its services with one another more and more over the past year or so, but it seems that there's always more integrating to do. The search giant has announced a new tweak in Gmail that lets users add events to their Google Calendar if Gmail detects a date or time in the email.

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Gmail and other Google apps return after short outage

Gmail and other Google apps return after short outage

While the entirety of the Google apps ecosystem appears to still be flickering on according to tips we're receiving from readers as we speak, Google has reported that their entire environment should be ready to roll. What we experienced this morning was everything from slow service to entire Gmail inboxes disappearing - if you're experiencing one or the other, please feel free to let us know in the comments of this post or via our tipline email.

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Google Apps hit with partial outage for some users

Google Apps hit with partial outage for some users

If you can't access your Gmail this morning, don't worry, since it's not just you. Google has reported that some of its services are experiencing a partial outage, meaning that some users can't access certain Google Apps like Gmail, Drive, and Docs. The Admin control panel and API are also partially down.

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Mailbox app for iOS now open to all: reservations axed

Mailbox app for iOS now open to all: reservations axed

If you've been waiting all this time for Mailbox to open up to you for your iOS device, wait no more! The line-keeping outside the door for this app is finally over, with the ultra-popular means of keeping you interested in the app before you had access being axed this week. If you didn't know there was an app simply called "Mailbox" for your iPhone, well: now's as good a time as any to get onboard!

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Google updates Gmail with improved auto-complete predictions

Google updates Gmail with improved auto-complete predictions

Google has just updated its Gmail app to bring improved autocomplete predictions to the service. The update should be rolling out to all Gmail users worldwide, as well as Google Apps for Business users. Autocomplete predictions will now include contact thumbnails next to your contacts, as well as past search queries made within your Gmail account. The update is rolling out as we speak, and should be available to all Gmail users within the next few days.

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Temporarily disabling Gmail’s new compose window: here’s how

Temporarily disabling Gmail’s new compose window: here’s how

We all hate change -- that's an evolutionary fact. We're all programmed to develop habits, and when those habits are interrupted, our bodies tend to not like that. However, change is a part of life, and eventually we adapt to various changes, but some people may not want to give them up just yet. If you don't like Gmail's new pop-up compose window, you can actually disable it temporarily.

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Gmail’s pop-out composer is now default

Gmail’s pop-out composer is now default

Back on October 30, Google rolled out a new type of composer for Gmail: a small box fixed to the bottom-right corner of the screen that can be popped out. Some liked the change, and others decried it as being bothersome or insufficient for their needs. For the Gmail users among us, regardless of whether you liked the new box or grew fond of it over time (or still hate it months later), it is here to stay.

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Gmail for iOS updates with new edit mode, navigation tweaks

Gmail for iOS updates with new edit mode, navigation tweaks

Gmail for iOS has come a long way since it first released on Apple's platform, but it's always been missing a few things that would make it the ultimate mobile email app. However, Google is getting a step closer to that with a new update today that introduces swiping between conversations, as well as taking action on multiple emails at once.

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Gmail updated for Jelly Bean – notifications pulldown reply activated

Gmail updated for Jelly Bean – notifications pulldown reply activated

It's time to get minimal with Google's newest update for the Gmail app for your Android 4.1+ Jelly Bean devices - complete with notification pull-down menu buttons for reply and archive! This update shows the message (as you're seeing in the first image here) in extremely short form along with Archive and Reply buttons, this giving you super-quick access to your mail and a way to bust out of viewing every single message as you'd have to otherwise. This update works for devices working with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean or newer and there's been no comment as yet on similar features being pushed to iOS.

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