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Cortana Outlook support arrives on Windows 10 and Invoke speaker

Cortana Outlook support arrives on Windows 10 and Invoke speaker

Microsoft has just launched Cortana integration for Outlook, but not for mobile users. The launch follows a report earlier this week claiming that integration will arrive in the future for Outlook on Android and iOS. While mobile users will have to continue waiting, Windows 10 users can now have Cortana read their email if they use Outlook.

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Cortana Outlook support tipped in testing for Android and iOS

Cortana Outlook support tipped in testing for Android and iOS

Microsoft offers Android and iOS apps for its Outlook email product, and soon those apps will support the company's digital assistant Cortana, at least according to sources speaking about the matter. Once the integration goes live, Outlook users on Android and iOS will be able to ask Cortana to read their emails, get email from specific individuals, get email updates, and more.

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Gmail Go is the lightweight Android email app you can’t have

Gmail Go is the lightweight Android email app you can’t have

Google has released Gmail Go, a new app for Android that promises more lightweight access to your email. Sitting alongside, rather than outright replacing the default Gmail app available for Android, iOS, and other devices, Gmail Go is the latest in the search giant's line-up of pared-back "Go" edition software.

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Google AMP for Email will probably make Gmail even more annoying

Google AMP for Email will probably make Gmail even more annoying

Your email is about to come a whole lot more interactive - or a whole lot more annoying, depending on how you look at it - with Google baking AMP into Gmail. The new project builds on AMP - or Accelerated Mobile Pages - which have been part of the search giant's push to speed up the mobile web by encouraging publishers to use pared-back, lightweight versions of their normal pages.

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ProtonMail’s new tool encrypts your top secret email contacts

ProtonMail’s new tool encrypts your top secret email contacts

ProtonMail, the encrypted email service for individuals who are concerned about data privacy and security, has just announced a new encrypted contacts manager that secures your potentially sensitive contact details. The feature is most useful for those with contacts they must keep secure, such as journalists who don't want their sources exposed to potentially prying eyes.

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Outlook.com standalone premium features nixed in favor of Office 365

Outlook.com standalone premium features nixed in favor of Office 365

Microsoft has eliminated the standalone premium features it previously launched for Outlook.com, its online email service. These premium features included things like getting rid of the advertisements that some find annoying, plus more storage space and better security. You had to pay for these premium features, but that soon won't be an option, as it looks like Microsoft is getting rid of that option entirely.

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Gmail just hyperlinked a LOT of emails

Gmail just hyperlinked a LOT of emails

Google's Gmail was updated to include hyperlinks for contacts, phone numbers, and addresses too. This is the first time these specific elements have been updated to include such links, while other links in emails in Gmail have been active for some time. This service was announced to be coming to both Gmail and Inbox by Gmail for the web, iOS, and Android starting today.

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Gmail for Android update brings archiving interface tweak

Gmail for Android update brings archiving interface tweak

Google has pushed out a Gmail for Android update, and it brings some relatively minor -- but visually distinct -- changes. Namely, swiping to archive an email is now presented in a different way, giving users access to an undo button located at the bottom of the screen. This placement makes it easy to undo the archiving using your thumb while gripping the phone.

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Gmail for iOS gets phishing warnings for questionable links

Gmail for iOS gets phishing warnings for questionable links

Google has added a new security feature to its Gmail app for iOS, alerting users when they encounter a link that Google finds suspicious. Specifically, the iOS app will warn users when they tap on a suspicious link, potentially stopped them from falling victim to a phishing attempt. Google explains that if users see this link, it means it is 'likely unsafe,' and so users should triple-check and think twice before deciding to proceed anyway.

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Yahoo Mail gets a paint job, Pro version, still has users

Yahoo Mail gets a paint job, Pro version, still has users

Believe it or not, there are still Yahoo Mail users, much to the amusement as well as consternation of many Internet users. Never mind the perception of being uncool, Yahoo has repeatedly proven itself rather inept at safeguarding its own users. In typical Yahoo fashion of turning a blind eye to issues, the soon to be acquired company has proudly announced a revamp of its webmail interface. And, despite a potential upheaval of its business, it is also proudly announcing a new Pro subscription for those willing to pay for the privilege of having an @yahoo email address.

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Smart Reply in Gmail arrives on Android and iOS

Smart Reply in Gmail arrives on Android and iOS

Phones have long offered preset text replies for those times you're too busy to peck out a response: something like "I'm busy, I'll call you later" or "I'm driving." Back in late 2015, Google followed that lead by introducing a Smart Reply feature in Inbox, something that offers three suggested replies based on the contents of the email the user receives. If you're too busy to type a response, selecting a Smart Reply saves precious seconds in your day. Now, Google announced today, that feature has arrived in Gmail for Android and iOS.

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Unroll.Me reminds me how to quick-check my privacy

Unroll.Me reminds me how to quick-check my privacy

The folks at Unroll.Me are in hot water for selling user data to Uber this week - but as they are, I'm reminded to do a check. "Check yourself before your data gets sold to Uber" - that's as good credo for the modern digital person. While it does not appear that Unroll.Me really sold any personal data to Uber, the angry mob has spoken. If you're going to sell user data to 3rd-party companies, you need to make that clear in the user agreement nobody reads anyway!

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