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Google to stop scanning Gmail inboxes for personalized ads

Jun 26, 2017 - 12:25 PM

The tech giant will end the practice later this year

Gmail to end support for Chrome version 53 and below

Feb 07, 2017 - 7:13 PM

Google will discontinue support for Gmail on Chrome versions 53 and below The notice is especially meant for holdouts on Windows XP or Vista as they will be left behind on Chrome version 49 and be more susceptible to risk

Gmail phishing scam 'highly effective' even on experienced users

Jan 19, 2017 - 7:10 PM

The new phishing technique mimics Google s log in page accurately

SNEAKING BY. The text string 'data:text/html' in the location bar signifies the phishing site.

Temporary downtime hits emails under Google for Work banner

Sep 15, 2016 - 12:32 AM

An announcement on the Twitter account Google for Work says Gmail is experiencing a service wide outage

Google spotlights rise in web traffic encryption

Mar 17, 2016 - 1:50 PM

Implementing encryption is not easy work [but] it s an increasingly essential element of online security

The logo for US technology company and search engine Google is displayed on screens in London on February 11, 2016.  Britain's tax agency announced last month that Google would pay a £130 million (166 million euro, $187 million) tax settlement for 10 years' operations in Britain where it makes 11 percent of its global sales. Finance minister George Osborne hailed the agreement as a victory. But there was a barrage of criticism, including from within Prime Minister David Cameron's own Conservative Party as the announcement coincided with a key tax filing deadline for many Britons.  / AFP / LEON NEAL

Google, Disney team up for Star Wars tie-in

Nov 24, 2015 - 3:06 PM

The tweaks to the various Google products make up Google and Disney s Awaken the Force Within campaign

THE GOOGLE-STAR WARS TIE-IN. Screen shot from https://www.google.com/starwars/

'Undo send' officially a feature on Gmail

Jun 24, 2015 - 1:55 PM

Undo Send lets Gmail users cancel a sent email immediately after sending

Gmail autocomplete bug gives the wrong addresses

Feb 24, 2015 - 6:26 PM

Gmail is working on a fix for the issue of the autocomplete function yielding the wrong recipient addresses

AirAsia plane search, China blocks Gmail, tropical storm Seniang | The wRap

Dec 30, 2014 - 9:05 PM

Search teams recover 40 bodies of Air Asia passengers from the sea China blocks all access to Gmail Landslides and floods from Tropical storm Seniang kill at least 30 in the Philippines

Chinese paper blames Google over Gmail blocking

Dec 30, 2014 - 1:40 PM

The Global Times: China welcomes the company to do business on the prerequisite that it obeys Chinese law; however Google values more its reluctance to be restricted by Chinese law resulting in conflict

GOOGLE VS CHINA? A file picture dated 30 July 2010 shows a Chinese women walking past Google's logo in front of the US company's headquarters in Beijing, China, 30 July 2010. According to media reports on 03 June 2014, some Google services have been blocked or disrupted in China, ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre. File Photo by How Hwee Young/EPA

China blocks access to Google e-mail service

Dec 29, 2014 - 7:53 PM

UPDATED The United States while careful not to accuse Beijing directly says it is aware of reports that Gmail s blockage and that it was concerned by efforts in China to undermine freedom of expression

Sony PS4 and Xperia Z3 tablet Remote Play hands-on (TechRap)

Dec 10, 2014 - 1:11 PM

TechRap tries out the Remote Play feature on the PlayStation 4 and the Sony Xperia Z3 tablet

iPhone malware, #TechRapSearch candidates (TechRap)

Nov 11, 2014 - 2:46 PM

A new malware targets iPhone and Mac users and take a look at the candidates for TechRapSearch

Google introduces Inbox for smarter emailing

Oct 23, 2014 - 9:53 AM

Inbox works with your existing Gmail accounts to help organize information in your email accounts

INBOX BY GMAIL. Screen shot from YouTube.

Apple Watch, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus (TechRap)

Sep 16, 2014 - 4:27 PM

Apple reveals iPhone 6 iPhone 6 plus and the Apple Watch but competitors Samsung and other companies come up with quick and witty comebacks

Nearly 5M Gmail usernames, passwords leaked online

Sep 11, 2014 - 7:30 AM

Some 4 93 million usernames and passwords appear to have been leaked though there s no indication of a massive Gmail security breach

GMAIL. Google says there's 'no evidence' of a security breach of Gmail.

Gmail, other Google services go down worldwide

Jan 25, 2014 - 6:53 PM

Gmail Drive Google and other Google services go down worldwide

Gmail enables emails from Google+ connections

Jan 12, 2014 - 8:14 PM

Google users can email other users through Gmail Learn how to disable that feature here

GMAIL MEETS GOOGLE+. Google+ users can now email people in their circles, but the feature can be disabled. Screen shot from Gmail

Bridging the gap: How tech can make you feel closer to home

Nov 09, 2013 - 12:22 PM

OFWs abroad and their families here in the Philippines can use tools provided by Google to feel closer

Google downtime causes global traffic drop

Aug 17, 2013 - 3:49 PM

Google services like Gmail YouTube and Google Drive were down for minutes

GLOBAL EFFECT. Google's downtime brought global Internet traffic down by 40%

Gmail to lose old compose window soon

Aug 16, 2013 - 7:50 AM

Gmail is phasing out its old compose window for everyone but has left a compromise for lovers of the old compose

FULL SCREEN COMPOSITION. Gmail is changing how users compose emails, but is leaving something for folks who liked the way things were. Picture by Google

Google Apps experiencing disruptions

Jul 11, 2013 - 12:37 PM

UPDATED 2:44 pm A host of Google services look to be having issues at the moment

New Yahoo Mail raises privacy concerns

Jun 03, 2013 - 9:36 PM

The new Yahoo Mail will require users to allow content scanning or close their accounts

YAHOO NEW. Yahoo Mail gets an upgrade. Screen shot from Yahoo

Gmail shows off new inbox organizer

May 30, 2013 - 4:27 PM

Google s Gmail gets an optional new organizing system for ease of use

THE NEW INBOX. Gmail's new inbox lets users categorize their emails. Screen shot from YouTube video

Google pushing Google+ through service integration

Jan 03, 2013 - 6:51 PM

Google is pushing Google by making it a required part of the company s ecosystem

MANDATORY PLUS. Google's strategy to integrate Google+ into its services can go either way. Logo from Google website.

Google releases Gmail 2.0 for iPhone and iPad

Dec 05, 2012 - 10:57 AM

The updated Gmail app fro iPhone and iPad hopes to impress Apple users

MORE GMAIL. Google's mail service for the iPhone and iPad gets an upgrade. Screen shot from Gmail Blog.

TechRap: Nintendo Wii U and Windows 8 laptops for any budget

Nov 26, 2012 - 5:28 AM

Will the Nintendo Wii U revolutionize game play like its predessor? We take the social media time machine to one year back in your social media history And we pick out Windows 8 laptops for any budget

TechRap: New Windows Phone 8, old skeuomorphic iOS

Nov 05, 2012 - 3:33 AM

Google launches new line of Nexus Android devices Microsoft s Windows Phone 8 impresses and Gmail unseats Hotmail as the world leader in email Plus will the shakeup at Apple affect the future of iOS?

Google chief betting big on social and mobile

Apr 06, 2012 - 11:57 AM

Google co founder: We have always believed that it s possible to make money without being evil

Google goes retro with Google Maps for Nintendo

Apr 01, 2012 - 12:59 AM

Google introduces their first product for NES Google Maps 8 bit