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Gmail Go general availability was sadly just a fluke

Gmail Go general availability was sadly just a fluke

Google has created a suite of "lite" apps that are designed for its Android Go special configuration for more resource-constrained phones. Everyone, however, could probably do with such lightweight alternatives to Google's core apps, presuming they're also willing to live with the compromises. Google has, fortunately, made some of those apps available outside of Android Go phones and, for at least a day, it seemed that Gmail Go would become one of those. Unfortunately, that joy was short-lived and Google has pulled out the plug on the app's accidental availability.

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G Suite rebrands as Google Workspace goes toe-to-toe with Office

G Suite rebrands as Google Workspace goes toe-to-toe with Office

G Suite is going through some big changes today, with Google changing the service's name to Google Workspace. It appears that this change is being made to give a deeper sense of integration among Google's various productivity apps, and to put it in a better position to challenge Microsoft Office. With more people working from home amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the change is coming at a good time to.

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Now you can set Gmail as your iPhone default email

Now you can set Gmail as your iPhone default email

If you're a Gmail user on iOS, then today is an exciting day. Google has pushed an update to the iOS version of Gmail with some exciting patch notes: Gmail can now be set as your default email app. It seems strange that it's taken until iOS 14 for this feature to roll out, but as the saying goes: better late than never.

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Gmail logo change drops the envelope

Gmail logo change drops the envelope

There's a new Google logo in the works right now, looking a lot like it's about to drop a key element. We're on the edge of the world now, looking over into the future. This is a future where Google's finally prepared to forget the past in which email is just an electronic version of paper mail. Now, as the envelope is removed entirely, just the M remains.

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Gmail “BIMI” verified brand logos soon: Like blue checks for email

Gmail “BIMI” verified brand logos soon: Like blue checks for email

This week Google revealed that Gmail will soon get verified brand logos to increase trust in the platform. Google's announcement appeared during Cloud Next '20: OnAir, during Productivity & Collaboration week in general. This system would bring a "brand logo" next to the standard avatar space in the top-left corner of an email message.

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Google’s big bet that virtual work is “here to stay”

Google’s big bet that virtual work is “here to stay”

Google's gone ahead and put their efforts to bring a massive update to work-at-home tools into hyperspace. They're packaging the tools as a sort of upgrade to G Suite, but we know better. Given the message this set of changes is delivered with, it's clear Google's prepared itself for what they see as the inevitable. This post-workplace work from home world brought on by COVID-19 and global pandemic isn't just a temporary change - it's the way of the future!

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Gmail redesign makes work-from-home unification a reality

Gmail redesign makes work-from-home unification a reality

Google revealed a big unification redesign for Gmail and services like Google Docs, Chat, and Meet calling, making the future of work a top priority. This redesign was revealed during the Google Cloud "Cloud Next '20 OnAir" streamed event, before the fact, in the "Productivity & Collaboration" category. This system looks like it'll target the present and near future of work as "your new home for work - right in Gmail."

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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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