Gmail

Hit iOS app Mailbox coming to Android “down the road”

There's been tons and tons of hype and excitement around the extremely popular and fairly new iOS mail client simply called Mailbox, and I'm sure a few Android fans were hoping we'd get it too. Well worry no more because according to their Twitter feed an Android version is in the works, it just won't be here anytime soon.

Google Mail and other app services restored

If you've been frustrated this afternoon with many of Google's services failing to work, you weren't alone. This morning Google and many others confirmed that they had an outage causing some issues and a disruption in service for many things like Gmail, Google Drive, Calendar sync and much more. However, the company confirms that service should be fully restored.

Gmail, Drive and other Google apps experiencing service issues

If you happen to be seeing any issues with Google services this morning, rest assured in knowing you are not the only one affected. Granted, that doesn't necessarily make it all good, but the issue is more widespread than just yourself. In fact, a quick check of the Google Apps Status Dashboard is showing some service disruptions and also a service outage.

Google updates Gmail mobile interface for Android

Google made some changes to the web-based Gmail app for iOS users several months back, and well, as of today it looks like that same update has come available for other mobile platforms. This update includes Android, however users can also expect to see the changes when using a BlackBerry and also a Kindle Fire. And in addition to the update for Gmail on the web, Google has also updated the Gmail Offline app for Chrome on the desktop.

Google extends free Gmail calls through 2013

One of the more interesting features of Gmail, as many of you already know, it that it lets you make voice calls in addition to just sending off emails. Google allows free domestic calls within the US and Canada, which is a major bonus, but today it announced that the free calls won't be ending anytime soon. Google has revealed that it will extend free domestic calling for the US and Canada through 2013.

Nielsen’s year-end rundown has Android on top once again

It's time for Nielsen to break down the data it collected throughout the year, and once again, we're seeing Android dominate the mobile space as of the end of October 2012. Android had 52% market share at the end of Q3, which places it a significant 17 percentage points ahead of its closest competitor, iOS. BlackBerry managed to secure a third place ranking with 7%, while Windows Phone was only able to boast 2% market share at end of Q3.

PSA: You must enable pinch-to-zoom in the new Gmail

Today about 4 years late Google has finally updated their popular Gmail application with one of the most requested features ever. That feature being auto-fit to pages and pinch-to-zoom. Something that should have been available on the Nexus One and beyond. Sadly it has taken ol Google a few too many years to release this update, but now that it's here you'll want to enable the feature.
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