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Gmail turns ten: The April Fools’ prank that was no joke

Gmail turns ten: The April Fools’ prank that was no joke

Gmail has turned ten, with Google's email service launching on April 1st, 2004, and promptly being dismissed by many as an April Fools' prank - just as Sergey Brin and the Gmail team hoped would be the case. At the time, the web-based email system with its use of AJAX (before it was known as AJAX) and whopping 1GB of free storage was groundbreaking, sending would-be Gmailers scurrying to get access to the invite-only service. However, behind the scenes Gmail was a whole lot more humble than it is today.

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Gmail class-action lawsuit isn’t allowed, judge rules

Gmail class-action lawsuit isn’t allowed, judge rules

A class-action lawsuit against Google over allegedly scanning the contents of emails has been turned down in a US District Court. This marks a strong victory for Google, which would have faced paying an astronomical amount in damages if the class-action suit had been allowed to proceed.

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iOS Gmail app gets background sync to cut new mail lag

iOS Gmail app gets background sync to cut new mail lag

Google has updated the Gmail app for iOS to support background refreshing, meaning the app will now download new email in the background rather than forcing the user to wait when it's opened. The new version, v3.0, now pre-fetches messages and synchronizes the inbox, taking advantage of iOS 7 to speed up the reading process.

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Nokia Android phone tipped without Google

Nokia Android phone tipped without Google

It would seem that the elusive Nokia Android smartphone has been tipped as close to release this week, with a full collection of Microsoft and Nokia-created apps inside instead of Google's own. As Amazon has proven over the past several years, Google's Android is fully capable of being forked to a degree where Google itself need no longer be involved on the surface. Here Nokia is said to be taking a stab without Google's apps appearing anywhere on the device.

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Google emails users affected by glitch last week, says re-file messages by Feb 14

Google emails users affected by glitch last week, says re-file messages by Feb 14

Last week a bunch of Gmail users were affected by a glitch. The issue lasted from January 15 to January 21 for some users. Google acknowledged the issue and set about fixing it. The service was repaired, but Google has now sent out an email to some affected users telling them more about what happened.

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Gmail outage results in thousands of emails ending up in unsuspecting Hotmail inbox

Gmail outage results in thousands of emails ending up in unsuspecting Hotmail inbox

Both Google and Google users have had a rough day, with the Gmail outage leaving many without access to their inbox for a short time. As a result of this and an unfortunate bug, the Hotmail account of David S. Peck ended up slammed with thousands of empty emails, dragging the Google woes into his non-Google email.

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Gmail is down, it’s not just you: Google+ as well [UPDATES]

Gmail is down, it’s not just you: Google+ as well [UPDATES]

This afternoon Google services Gmail and Google+ appeared to be down as marked by inaccessibility by the masses starting in at around 1PM CST. While the beginning of this inaccessibility did not show markets on Google's Apps Status Dashboard, reports from across the United States showed a similar "Temporary Error (500)" reading. This downtime seemed to permeate Google's social network as well, with messages falling short through Google+ Hangouts starting at around 1PM CST as well.

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Gmail now allows direct emailing of Google+ contacts

Gmail now allows direct emailing of Google+ contacts

Google has added a new feature to its popular Gmail email service. The new feature more tightly integrates Google+ into the Gmail service. Some will see the new email feature as a plus, while others will see it as invasive.

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Apple OS X Mavericks 10.9.1 update fixes Mail, Safari, other software

Apple OS X Mavericks 10.9.1 update fixes Mail, Safari, other software

Apple's OS X Mavericks 10.9.1 has been released in the wild as of today. The updated software package includes fixes for "stability, compatibility, and security" for the Apple OS. Notably, it addresses a few issues with Mail, Safari, VoiceOver, iLife, iWork, the "Local Items" keychain, and Japanese keyboards. Full update deets after the jump.

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Gmail displaying images instantly without malware threat soon

Gmail displaying images instantly without malware threat soon

The development team at Gmail have shown off their newest innovation in image displaying technology this week: showing all images right off the bat. While this bit of technology might not seem all that innovative for the uninitiated, those that've used Gmail over the past several years have seen the "Images are not displayed" message more than once. This update allows them to be displayed without the possibility of malicious bits and pieces appearing.

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Gmail app Vacation Responder live: holidays truly begin

Gmail app Vacation Responder live: holidays truly begin

This holiday season the folks responsible for the Gmail app for Android have added the ability to set an instant-response email to incoming emails, a service that's existed in the web browser-based interface for some time. This feature will allow users to set up and respond to all emails - or select contacts - for a certain number of days.

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Outlook email plans Gmail coup with “easy to switch” guidance

Outlook email plans Gmail coup with “easy to switch” guidance

There's a bit of dissent out there in the email universe with those that would deter users from working with the most popular electronic mail client in the world: Gmail. The folks at Microsoft's Outlook.com have struck a potential blow against the email giant this week with a guide that aims to make the switch from one client to the other look as simple as possible. This push includes he usage of "OAuth" to switch over.

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