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Google issues another wave of state-sponsored attack warnings

Earlier this year Google began issuing warnings to several Gmail users that their accounts may have been the target of state-sponsored attacks. Google now says they have noticed attacks are on the rise and as such, have once again issued…

Google updates Gmail with option to search inside attachments

Gmail’s already powerful search functionality received a small but significantly useful update today. As reported by the Google Operating System blog, the popular webmail service can now search inside more file types attached to messages. Previously, if someone sent you…

Google expands Knowledge Graph, trials Gmail content in search

Google announced a handful of updates for search yesterday in a post titled “Building the search engine of the future, one baby step at a time”. According to the company’s vision, that future involves understanding what your search queries mean…

Tech Tip of the Week: Using IFTTT, Plus a Dozen Recipes to Get You Started

IFTTT (If This Then That) lets you automate tasks between popular web services such as Dropbox, Twitter, Evernote, Facebook, Instapaper, and many others. IFTTT works by telling it what task you want carried out, what will trigger this task, and it will put it into action for you.

A common example would be to have your Instagram pictures automatically backed up on your Dropbox or Box account. Certainly useful, but there's also more specific things you can do with it. For example, say I want to keep up with how a certain country is doing in the London 2012 Olympics.

Google upgrades Gmail video chat with Google+ Hangouts

Gmail’s video chat capabilities are set to get a major revamp, with Google announcing that they’re replacing the current implementation with the option to start ‘Hangouts’ right from users’ inboxes. This is arguably the standout feature of Google+ and now…

Google gains legal right to use Gmail brand in Germany

Google happily announced on its blog today that @googlemail.com will now become @gmail.com in Germany. This marks the first time in several years that @gmail.com will be the default option for German users. Google had switched to @googlemail.com following a…

Automatic language translation now part of Gmail

Google has integrated a language translation service directly into Gmail. The new function is being rolled out to all Gmail users over the next few days which will allow users to translate messages to and from a variety of languages…