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Gmail app finally gets support for a major iPadOS feature

Gmail app finally gets support for a major iPadOS feature

Apple has largely positioned its iPad Pro as a laptop replacement, something underscored by its launch of the Magic Keyboard with a hinge and trackpad. A key part of using the iPad Pro in lieu of a laptop is the ability to multitask, however, something that requires apps to actively support the iPadOS features that facilitate it. Gmail is finally counted among these offerings.

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Basecamp HEY email service launches to some Apple App Store drama

Basecamp HEY email service launches to some Apple App Store drama

Email continues to be the lifeblood of Internet communication, no matter how many times some have tried to kill it or "upgrade" it. Google tried the latter route with the now-defunct Inbox but it was pretty much just a new skin over an old email system. Basecamp, most popular for its Internet-based project management suite, is taking another stab at it with HEY but while the premise is definitely interesting, its sudden conflict with Apple's App Store policies could end up marring its launch.

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This new Gmail quick settings menu is an inbox godsend

This new Gmail quick settings menu is an inbox godsend

Gmail is launching a new quick settings pane, which will make it much easier to see how changes to your inbox will affect how you view your emails. While the existing full settings menu is still available, this new Gmail quick settings will change the layout of the inbox in real-time, so that users can see how each setting works.

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Coronavirus scams are skyrocketing: Here’s what Gmail spam filters are catching

Coronavirus scams are skyrocketing: Here’s what Gmail spam filters are catching

Coronavirus confusion is proving to be rich pickings for scammers, with Google revealing just how much COVID-19 related spam it's currently catching in its Gmail filters. Warnings around potential scams and phishing attacks using the current pandemic as a hook have circulated almost since coronavirus was first identified, with unscrupulous attackers counting on an appetite for up to date information to deliver too-trusting clicks.

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Gmail is rolling out support for multiple email signatures

Gmail is rolling out support for multiple email signatures

Google has announced a new Gmail feature that will make life easier for power users. Starting today and rolling out over the next couple of weeks, Google says that G Suite and personal Gmail users will be able to establish and quickly access multiple different signatures, enabling them to add the appropriate one for the message they plan to send.

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Gmail adopts deep learning to scan and block malicious attachments

Gmail adopts deep learning to scan and block malicious attachments

Thanks to its ubiquity via Google's other services, Gmail accounts have become prime targets for malicious or even illegal activities. It isn't just spam or phishing scams either, as emails can also include files that, when downloaded and opened, could compromise users' devices and files. That's why Google is ramping up its efforts to block these attachments from even reaching your Gmail inbox in the first place and it's doing it with a little help from Google's favorite machine learning special sauce.

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Gmail for iOS adds attachment support for Apple’s Files app

Gmail for iOS adds attachment support for Apple’s Files app

Google is making it easier for Apple mobile device owners to attach files to emails using their iPhone or iPad. In an announcement this week, Google said that it has added support for Apple's Files app to Gmail on iOS; this means you'll be able to directly attach files from this app using the Gmail app. The change is rolling out now to all Gmail users on iOS.

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Gmail update: Attach emails to other emails without download

Gmail update: Attach emails to other emails without download

If you're here to learn how to attach emails to other emails in Gmail, you're in luck. Today, Google revealed that they'd updated Gmail via the G Suite update blog to allow emails to attach to other emails without downloading before attaching. As such, you can now drag an email or multiple emails from your Gmail browser window into an already-open draft email to see said email or emails attached to said draft.

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Gmail users can now forward existing emails as attachments

Gmail users can now forward existing emails as attachments

The ability to forward emails is a useful way to avoid the cumbersome task of copying and pasting, but too many forwards can quickly make a mess of things, making it difficult to keep track of which message went where and to whom. Here to help solve that problem is Google with a convenient new feature in its email service Gmail: email as attachments.

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Dynamic email in Gmail released for Android and iOS

Dynamic email in Gmail released for Android and iOS

The app version of Gmail for both iPhone/iPad and Android devices was updated this week for AMP. This new system was previously announced as it rolled out to Gmail for the web. It's called "dynamic email" in Gmail, and it "brings the richness and interactivity of AMP" to your emails of all sorts. This new system makes Gmail an even-more-dominant email client for all Android users, and will likely give another bump to iOS users in the process.

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Microsoft tests Outlook.com integration with Gmail and Google Calendar

Microsoft tests Outlook.com integration with Gmail and Google Calendar

Microsoft is testing a new feature that allows Outlook.com users to link their Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Drive accounts, making it easier to get all of one's content by amassing it in a single destination. The test doesn't appear to be widespread at this time, but given that similar features are already available in the Outlook mobile apps, it won't be surprising to see it arrive widely in the web version.

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Gmail on Android finally gets a less scathing dark mode

Gmail on Android finally gets a less scathing dark mode

Google almost had a winner with its Material Design that people started imitating in all other places. With the version 2 of its design language, it seemed that Google has generated split opinions on the dominantly white aesthetic. More than just a matter of personal taste, however, Material Design v2 was criticized for burning not just batteries but also eyes. Fortunately, Google is slowly relenting but it seems to be taking its sweet time doing so.

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