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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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BlackBerry 10 Peek finesses notifications

BlackBerry 10 Peek finesses notifications

Today RIM and BlackBerry is showing off their new and improved mobile operating system in BlackBerry 10 -- better known as BB10. Today at BlackBerry Jam (yes that's the name) they've been sharing all sorts of details about a better and faster system, seamless user experiences and more. One feature that was surely worth mentioning was "peek" where you simply slide up from the bottom bezel to get a peek at your entire BlackBerry Hub.

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Twitter for Windows Phone adds push notifications

Twitter for Windows Phone adds push notifications

Windows Phone has had an official Twitter client since launch, but several features have been missing from the app. Chief among them was push notifications, which has been curiously absent from the client even though Microsoft implemented push across the platform via Toast quite some time ago. WPCentral has noticed that the Twitter client has finally received an update to support push notifications.

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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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Motorola Admiral push-to-talk QWERTY Android announced

Motorola Admiral push-to-talk QWERTY Android announced

You didn't think the portrait-style QWERTY smartphone was dead, did you? No way, Jose, it's just beginning! Here with the Motorola Admiral, an otherwise mid-range device with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, a single-core 1.2GHz processor, and a 3.1-inch VGA touchscreen, is the first time a smartphone is available with Direct Connect. And not only that, the specs are what Motorola is calling "military spec tough." This device will be available on the 23rd of October for $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate via reward card, November 13th in stores -- is this your new work phone?

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iOS 5 To Revamp Notifications And Introduce Widgets

iOS 5 To Revamp Notifications And Introduce Widgets

Apple's WWDC event next month is sure to bring many big announcements. Despite the swirling of rumors about all kinds of revelations to come, the only area that seems pretty dead set is firmware developments rather than hardware. The speculated iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 most likely won't be making an appearance. But, a demo of the new iOS 5 seems certain, and may now be bringing some major changes.

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Apple iOS Notifications System Redesigned As App Concept

Apple iOS Notifications System Redesigned As App Concept

Apple's iOS 5.0 has yet to make its debut, despite rumors it would show up with the iPad 2 launch back in March. Now it's believed to be heading our way with the iPhone 5 arrival slated for September. And one of the most anticipated fixes believed to accompany the update is a redesigned notifications system. We highlighted one redesign idea before and now here's another one that turns the system into its own app. Continue after the cut to watch a video of the concept in action.

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Apple iOS Notification System Redesign Idea

Apple iOS Notification System Redesign Idea

Apple is the company of the hour and has been for a long time. Fans tout the sleek hardware designs and the intuitive software on each of their products. The iPhone changed the smartphone landscape and iOS is regarded as one of the best, if not the best, mobile operating systems out there, save for those pesky notifications. If there is one thing fans and critics can agree on is that iOS’s notification system is downright bad.

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iOS MobileNotifier Beta3 Shows Great Promise

iOS MobileNotifier Beta3 Shows Great Promise

A mister Peter Hajas has created what very much appears to be a masterpiece in Apple iOS developing. Ever get annoyed that your pals over on Android have cooler looking notifications than you do? Fear not! For soon you will have a lovely "Copious Corn Flakes" update to your "MobileNotifier" for your iOS device. And not only is it free, it's open source! MobileNotifier is BSD lisenced and all of the user interface work is done by Kyle Adams in collaboration with Peter Hajas who is a cool developer. In the update you're about to see, compared to earlier versions, the utility is sleaker, faster, better look, and as always, and of course: optimized.

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