Google recently confirmed that a Chinese hacker was able to break into several hundred Gmail accounts. The company detected the breach and notified victims of the attacks that had occurred as well as relevant government authorities.
Several high-profile accounts were hacked according to the Associated Press, including senior U.S government personnel, Chinese political activists, and government officials from South Korea. The actual hack was a phishing scheme that prompted users to enter their user names and passwords on a web page. “It’s important to stress that our internal systems have More >
Users running Google’s Gmail service on iPhone, Android and Blackberry smartphones can now “undo” certain actions when they make mistakes.
Google software engineer Bryan Logan said that the new feature should save smartphone users precious seconds in correcting mistakes they make while using Gmail.
Now when you use the Gmail mobile web app, you’ll have a small window of opportunity to undo four key actions: archive, delete, add or remove a label, or move a message/conversation.
When you take one of these actions, Gmail displays a yellow bar that recaps what you just did and allows you More >
It’s actually a bit surprising it took someone this long, but just 24 hours after Google’s brilliant Gmail Motion April fools joke appeared, it was turned into a reality. The folks over at Engadget bring news that some clever people with presumably more free time than they have talent have managed to create a real working implementation of Gmail Motion – the April fool’s joke from Google that would presumably allow users to use their email without the need for a keyboard or mouse. You can check out the original video below:
As with all things gesture-based these days, the hardware of More >
Xobni has slowly made a name for themselves starting back in Outlook and then on the BlackBerry platform, but those of us who use Gmail also want to make our inboxes smarter. Xobni is now launching a private beta for Gmail and also plans to launch their mobile applications on both Android and iPhone in the coming months so if you’re a multiple device user, you can stay in sync across the board. Read more at the Xobni blog if you are interested.
The Xobni for Gmail plugin works with Chrome and Firefox while easily keeping all your contacts plugged into Xobni and up to date. You’ll now have More >
As announced earlier, Google released launch details about the Google Chrome OS platform, though there is no beta release today. The reference machine demoed was able to come back up from sleep almost instantly — Google says the limiting factor is actually how fast the user can move their hand; system stability and security are also paramount, with an encrypted user-data section, self-healing OS and complete cloud storage for files. Google has made the source code available for developers to download, compile and install.
There are no local application, the OS More >
If you are one of the many people who have been accessing Gmail using Safari on your iPhone for quite some time, have you noticed the subtle changes that have arrived as of late? Google recently announced th at they have made a few improvements in the way Gmail works on your iPhone.
The new features include enhancements such as making the scrolling quicker and getting the option to access your toolbars from any point on the page. The scroll speed is now dependent on the speed of your swipe gesture – making navigation a lot easier. As mentioned earlier, the second major update is the More >
If you fancy being able to control and manage your Android device from your desktop, take a look at a project that XDA forum member BootsSiR has been working on. Based on the devs’ Nexus One, Droid2Desk should work with any Android device running Eclair or higher. The desktop Windows app allows you to connect to your phone via WiFi and control various functions such as viewing and sending SMS, viewing notifcations such as GMail and GTalk, as well as remotely controlling the camera and transferring files to and from the device. Additionally the app shows device details such as name, type, More >
India’s Home Ministry recently told BBC that “any company with a telecoms network should be accessible” to the country’s security services. This means that Google and Skype could be the next target. India says it needs to be able to tap into such communications in order to prevent potential terrorism threats. Since Google’s Gmail uses encryption and Skype is a proprietary protocol, the Indian government would have no way to tap into either of them should the need arise. It seems to be a very similar situation to what RIM was previously facing so we could be looking at a case where India is More >
Apple’s upcoming update to the iPhone OS version 4.0 highlighted many enhancements made to the mail app including a unified inbox, multiple exchange support, threaded messages and fast switching. However, one highly requested feature has been the integration of Gmail’s “archive” feature into iPhone’s native mail app. Apple has finally added the Gmail Archive feature to the native Mail.app in iPhone OS 4.0. The feature is implemented for Gmail users the same way you would typically delete your message, by swiping your finger across the message you are interested in deleting, or in More >
Google wanted in on the iPad craze Â and they have just announced a complete compatibility and a new layout for their Services on the iPad. Gmail, will now appear in a two column layout and uses all HTML5 which ensures a seamless, clean display. Other services include YouTube â€“ which works with iPad sans issues â€“ and the Google Mobile App. The Google Mobile App has been made bigger to accommodate the iPadâ€™s larger screen. Even if enmity still flows between Google/Apple itâ€™s nice to see Googleâ€™s developers hold no grudge against their tablet-toting counterparts.
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