Android: This week Google rolled out a new version of Gmail for Android, and along with it a new feature that allows you to customise what happens when you swipe right or left on a message from your inbox.
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Unless you're the world's biggest fan of Microsoft Outlook, odds are good that you don't use a desktop email client at home. You probably use a web-based email service, and your daily routine probably involves firing up your browser to delete, move, and otherwise ignore your messages. Third-party apps like Mail (for Windows or Mac) be damned.
If you've been using PGP — short for Pretty Good Privacy — to send and receive encrypted emails, it might be time to switch to a different service to maintain the privacy of your communications. A brand-new vulnerability, hilariously called EFAIL, can reveal the contents of your emails (even older emails, in certain cases) in plaintext. Goodbye, secrecy.
One of the most convenient ways to share information is via email. But the problem is that you can end up with multiple copies and versions of files and the platform was never designed to be secure. Collaboration systems like Slack and HipChat spread the attachments even further. Are there better ways? I chatted with Scott Leader, Regional Vice President ANZ at Box.net about these challenges
A few weeks ago Google announced a host of updates and tweaks to Gmail, including the ability to read and respond to messages while you're offline. A number of the changes were made live then, but that offline mode wasn't quite ready. Last week during the company's annual developer conference, Google officially made offline mode available for Gmail users. Here's how to give it a try
Did you get the new Gmail update yet? (If not, see if there's a Try the new Gmail option on the web settings menu.) One of its major new features is the ability to snooze emails, something we've seen in various apps before. We're here to tell you why snoozing is bad, why you should avoid it, and what to do instead.
iOS/Android: Google is rolling out a huge new update for its Gmail web app, and one of the most exciting features is the ability to snooze important emails. If you're a procrastinator like me, but you prefer checking your email on a smartphone, you aren't out of in luck. The Gmail apps for iOS and Android also recently added a snooze feature.
Pervasive as Facebook is, not everyone uses the social service. Maybe they hate social networking, or they're frustrated with Facebook's continual privacy "oopsies," or they're not technologically savvy. How can you share content outside of Facebook's (somewhat) walled garden?
It was recently confirmed that the new Gmail will contain a 'Confidential Mode' which will allow users send emails that will be destroyed after a set period of time.
This is cool and all, but there are still significant questions that need to be answered around compatibility and security.
The good news is that there are a bunch of alternative email clients that offer far more features and privacy.
Gmail is about to get a major facelift with a bunch of new features and an updated user interface. But along with many cosmetic changes come others that will chnage the way we use email. Among the updates that will be coming, you'll be able to mark messages as confidential which will give you lots of power over how email is handled.
When we last rounded up our staff's Weekly Upgrades, our editors were email batching, meal prepping, cleaning, and scheduling in extra downtime.
When we last rounded up our staff's Weekly Upgrades, our editors were installing our own bidets, cutting back on caffeine, and protecting ourselves from exercise-induced injury.