The Simply extension, from former Gmail designer Inbox cofounder Michael Leggett, cleans up Gmail for a calmer, more sensical interface. It’s free, and it looks so official one could be easily be tricked into thinking Google itself designed it.
Apps/Software April 27, 2019
Facebook internal emails sent between 2012 and 2015 revealed that the social media giant engaged in controversial practices. The UK parliament released the correspondence, which was disclosed by Facebook as part of a lawsuit.
Business Tech December 6, 2018
Researchers have found a major security flaw in PGP, making users who encrypt their email with PGP or S/MIME vulnerable to attackers. The flaw has been dubbed 'EFAIL,' and it can pull plaintext from encrypted emails.
Security May 14, 2018
Google officially started rolling out its massive Gmail redesign, bringing a number of big changes. Here's what you need to know about self-destructing emails, confidential mode, email snooze, nudging, and more.
Google April 26, 2018
Google's Gmail redesign could also bring in a new 'confidential mode,' which would set various restrictions and allow for self-destructing emails. The feature seems to be in testing for now, but here's what we know so far.
Google April 15, 2018
Google released a new Gmail Go app designed for low-end devices, as it requires fewer resources and less storage space. The app offers a smart inbox experience and several neat features, so here's what it brings.
Apps/Software February 16, 2018
A spambot dubbed Onliner was discovered to have compromised over 700 million email accounts. Attackers use the spambot and its treasure trove of credentials to spread Ursnif, a banking malware that can steal login details and credit card information.
Security August 30, 2017
The success Uber enjoyed in its early days are quickly being swept aside for a pile of legal and public relations problems. The latest comes thanks to its CEO, Travis Kalanick, and his 2013 email on 'sex rules' to Miami employees.
Internet June 9, 2017
Google Inbox by Gmail is taking another step toward simplifying email management. The latest feature now allows users to get notifications only for high-priority emails, but it's not widely available just yet.
Apps/Software April 11, 2017
In 2016, Vice President Mike Pence criticized Hillary Clinton’s error in using a private server for confidential information. But then he is also guilty of the same oversight.
Internet March 3, 2017
Google must hand over emails from a foreign server as part of an FBI probe, a U.S. judge has ruled. The company, however, plans to repeal the ruling, relying on a precedent set by a similar case involving Microsoft.
Google February 6, 2017
Lavabit, the secure email service that Edward Snowden used to leak details regarding the NSA's mass surveillance program, was shut down to prevent authorities from gaining access to Snowden's communications. After over three years, Lavabit, however, is now being revived.
Apps/Software January 23, 2017
A new French law supports workers’ 'right to disconnect' from their work email during off-hours, obliging companies of more than 50 workers to start negotiations with employees to promote their rights against after-hours email checking.
Business Tech January 3, 2017
Yahoo has turned off its automatic email forwarding at the beginning of October, leaving many users up in arms. The company has suffered several gut-punches given recent news of a huge data breach and email scanning.
Internet October 11, 2016
Drug traffickers deleted emails to hide their activities, but Yahoo was able to recover drafts from the email account. Now, a judge has ordered the company to explain how to rule out conspiracy theories.
Internet July 25, 2016
Email is designed to make everything from unsubscribing to unsending a cinch.
Apps/Software May 5, 2016
The House unanimously passed a bill, the Email Privacy Act (EPA) or H.R. 699 . The bill regulates the release of important communications and texts stored online.
Business Tech April 28, 2016
Tech companies work together to improve email security. A proposal was written by engineers from Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Comcast, LinkedIn and 1&1 Mail & Media to enhance current email encryption.
Internet March 21, 2016
Even the simple acts of sending emails and using social media are contributing to one's carbon footprint. In light of the Earth Hour project, how are these virtual campaigns affecting the crusade against global warming?
Earth/Environment March 19, 2016
Email inventor and selector of '@' symbol Ray Tomlinson died at 74. The godfather of email was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame back in 2012.
Internet March 7, 2016
Google released an update for its Gmail app for Android users that now includes rich text formatting and instant RSVPs.
Apps/Software February 24, 2016
Con artists have come up with a new ploy to scam people of their hard-earned money. This time they are posing as a scientist seeking financial aid to have a relative who is stranded in space be brought safely home to Earth.
Space February 16, 2016
A Gmail sync bug affected numerous users recently, but a fix will patch things up soon enough. According to one Googler, the global rollout that will return syncing to normal is scheduled for next week.
Apps/Software February 11, 2016
Time Warner Cable warns 320,000 of its customers that it was hacked, advising them to change their email passwords.
Internet January 7, 2016
A team of researchers in London has found that the constant stream of email updates is a toxic source of stress for most people. Fortunately, there are several ways to help reduce and manage work-related stress.
Life January 4, 2016
Yahoo Mail users with ad blockers on their system are finding it difficult to access their email account. Users of Chrome and Firefox have complained of the issues.
Apps/Software November 21, 2015
An email scam aimed at cheaters exposed in the Ashley Madison website hacking scandal has emerged. The scammers threaten to reveal the status of former members to family and friends unless they make a large payment via Bitcoin.
Internet October 30, 2015
LinkedIn sent an email to its members to let them know it was sued over sending unwanted emails. It agreed that it will pay $13 million into a settlement fund.
Legal October 5, 2015
Exchange Server 2016 has been released. Better data loss prevention, more functional admin center, improved managed availability, better collaboration tools and a lot of other improvements come with the release.
Apps/Software October 3, 2015
A new study has determined that emails are more romantic than voicemails. The study found that the senders thought more deeply and were more aroused when sending emails as opposed to voicemails.
Apps/Software September 9, 2015
Dmail, a Chrome browser add-on, allows users to set a self-destruct time for any emails sent through Gmail, as well as prevent certain emails from getting forwarded to others.
Apps/Software July 24, 2015
Gmail will now offer customizable email addresses starting at $2 per month. Google has confirmed that the service is in testing but has not revealed a release date.
Internet July 23, 2015
Microsoft just released Send, an app for iPhone users that adds chat-like functionality to Outlook emails, targeted for when users want to send quick messages to each instead of lengthy emails.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 22, 2015
Inbox by Gmail now lets you snooze certain emails and be reminded of them at an appropriate time.
Internet July 17, 2015
City trees in Melbourne, Australia got email addresses in 2013 to keep track of their health and other issues, but since then, the city's citizens have also sent hundreds of emails to the trees.
July 14, 2015
This year, mobile and instant messaging will replace email as the preferred means of personal and enterprise communication.
Internet July 9, 2015
Facebook is testing out OpenPGP public keys to encrypt emails sent by the social network to users. The feature, however, is not yet capable of encrypting messages being sent between users.
Internet June 2, 2015
Cybercriminals are now using a malware called NitlovePOS to target point-of-sale machines. The malware is sent via spam emails.
Apps/Software May 27, 2015
Instagram has started sending out "Highlights" emails, essentially showing users what it thinks is the best content from those that they follow. The emails are an attempt by the network to re-engage users in using Instagram.
Internet May 27, 2015
Frequently checking one's email can cause increased levels of stress and could lead to higher odds of developing health problems. Many workers, however, are not aware that they are already subjected to increased stress because of their use of communication media.
Life May 12, 2015
The way the WHO responded to the Ebola crisis has been highly criticized, but it looks like the problem began way earlier when the agency held off on declaring a global emergency.
Life March 21, 2015
The U.S. State Department takes down its unclassified email servers again. This time, however, there doesn't appear to be a threat. The department is being proactive, it claims in a press release.
Internet March 15, 2015
Gmail users are currently experiencing a bug with the email service's auto-complete feature that has caused emails to be sent to the wrong people.
Internet February 24, 2015
Hackers are still in the unclassified email systems of the State Department, as investigators are seeing signs of hacker tools being tweaked as soon as they are found and blocked.
Internet February 20, 2015
Microsoft launched the new Outlook for iOS and Android phones and tablets. The new apps are designed to be compatible with Outlook.com, Exchange, Office 365, Gmail, Yahoo Mail and other e-mail service providers.
Apps/Software January 29, 2015
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