Those who use Hangouts for phone calls on the desktop will want to listen up. Those who have moved away from using the platform for making phone calls due to its performance will be happy to know that Google has updated Hangouts on the desktop to enhance performance.
Google is bringing a handy new trick to Inbox that’ll be useful for anyone that doesn’t have a conventional sleep schedule.
While it’s easy to assume that “morning” means whatever time McDonald’s is still serving breakfast for most people, there are plenty of us of that might not be up and around when the sun is rising, whether that’s because of work, school, or any number of things. Google understands that, so they’ve implemented a way to adjust when your morning, afternoon, and evening snooze reminders should go off. Read more
Google has updated their Gmail application, bringing a handful of useful new features on board. The biggest new improvement to the Gmail experience is the inclusion of a unified inbox, so now all of your Gmail and emails accounts in the Gmail application can be viewed without having to switch back and forth between different email addresses. Other email apps have had this feature for a while, so it’s great that Google finally baked it in. Read more
There are so many ways to make payments both physically and online. Now, Google wants to add another that gets right to it. The company is reportedly working on a service going by the name Pony Express that forwards bills to inbox of its users. From there, they are able to make payments without having to leave Gmail.
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Many of the services that Google operates have been given a new look over the last few months. Providing users with the same look across different services allows for easier use and, of course, it looks great. An area that has seriously lacked for Google is Google Contacts. Finally, Google has redesigned Contacts on the web to feature contacts, circles, and frequently contacted people.
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Google has updated their Inbox app and provides some nice UI changes along with a couple new features. First off, Android 5.0 Lollipop users will now see their status bar change to the color of their action bar. More importantly, different notification sounds can now be attached to different accounts in Inbox which enables you to decipher which account your notification came from. Other additions include shortcuts to features like composing a new message and now you can switch through your several accounts swiftly by swiping left or right.
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The Gmail team has just announced an update for the Google Calendar app on Android. This update brings a new week view feature which was previously missing on the app. Also new on the app is the ability to add and control Google Drive files to your calendar events. Read more
Good news for those of you that like Google’s Gmail alternative: Sundar Pichai has announced that Inbox is officially available on Android tablets and iPads, and it’s slated for release for Google Apps customers very shortly. Plus, it’s up and running on Firefox and Safari, if you prefer to do things from a full web browser but don’t want to stick to Chrome. This means you’ll be able to tackle your cluttered Gmail inbox from nearly any device you own. Read more
Dropbox has introduced a new extension for the Chrome browser which allows users to attach file links from Dropbox on new messages composed using Gmail. Read more
The team behind Google’s new Inbox email client have posted a neat little infographic, telling us exactly how the app has been used by customers across the globe. Read more