Gmail and Other Google Apps Finally Shed ?Beta? Label (New York Times)

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

What took Google so long? Like many software products, Google?s Gmail service was first released with a ?beta? label on it. In the software industry, a product that is in beta is still in its testing phase.

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Google Refreshes Logos, Gmail Gets Psychic (PC World via Yahoo! News)

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Google introduced a refreshed look logo line for its services and a new Labs feature in Gmail that allows users to preview their inbox messages while the webmail service is loading.

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Google improves Gmail for iPhone, Android (CNN)

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Google has released a new Web-based version of Gmail that gives iPhone and Android phone users a more sophisticated version of the online e-mail service, including access to messages that’s faster and that works even when offline.

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Google updates Gmail, Google Calendar for iPhone and Android (Macworld.com via Yahoo! News)

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

On Tuesday Google gave the iPhone?as well as its own Android phone operating system?a great big bear hug by rolling out new mobile versions of Google Mobile Web Calendar and Gmail that are specifically optimized for the WebKit-based web browsers used by the two phone platforms.

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Google Tells Users To Drop IE6 (Slashdot)

Thursday, January 1st, 2009

Kelly writes “Google is now urging Gmail users to drop Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) in favor of Firefox or Chrome. Google recently removed Firefox from the Google Pack bundle, replaced it with Chrome, then added a direct download link for Chrome on Google and YouTube. Google’s decision to list IE6 as an unsupported Gmail browser does not affect just consumers: Tens of thousands of small- and …

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Tip of the Week: A Faster Way to Update Google Calendar (New York Times)

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

People using both Google Calendar and Gmail can add a small window into Google Calendar right in the main Gmail screen, which makes planning activities by e-mail even easier.

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Open Letter to Google : Why Have You Taken Away my Google & GMail Accounts? (Search Engine Journal)

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

Google, I am a very lucky American who is living the dream of owning or being a partner in several small businesses. Each of these businesses utilize Google?s GMail and Google Docs, in an effort to cut down on infrastructure costs and keep an open stream of communication between all employees, contractors and clients. Since […]

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Security Flaw In Yahoo Mail Exposes Plaintext Authentication Info (Slashdot)

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

holdenkarau writes “Yahoo!’s acquisition of open source mail client Zimbra has apparently brought some baggage to the mail team. The new Yahoo! desktop program transmits the authentication information in plain text. The flaw was discovered during a Yahoo ‘hacku’ Day at the University of Waterloo (the only Canadian school part of the trip). Compared to the recent news about Gmail exposing the …

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Google grab bag: Chrome skins and Gmail tweaks (CNET)

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Gmail Labs lets users customize their interface and find labeled messages faster; Chrome gets themes; Google contributes to MySQL; the future of search.

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Outages Leave Google Apps Admins In the Hotseat (Slashdot)

Sunday, August 17th, 2008

snydeq writes “This week’s Google outages left several Google Apps admins in the lurch ? and many of them are second-guessing their advocacy for making the switch to hosted apps, InfoWorld reports. The outages, which affected both Gmail and Apps, ‘could serve as a deterrent to some IT and business managers who might not be ready to ditch conventional software packages that are installed on their …

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