Google Inbox is the new intelligent way to email. If you have never heard about Google Inbox, well, Inbox is a new service that transforms the way you used to use email, traditionally. Inbox runs on Gmail and it transforms everything from your Gmail account for you in Inbox. At this moment, to access Inbox, you need to ask Google for an invite. More information about how to request for Google Inbox is at the end of this post. Once accepted, you will be able to use it on all supported devices and platforms.
Nearly, 5 million Gmail accounts is reported compromised. Was your Gmail account (aka Google Account) in the list? Was your account hacked? Here’s how to find out if your Gmail account is safe. Also, what steps you should take to protect your account.
Earlier, on Wednesday, a report published on a Russian news website. The report claimed that around 5 million (exactly 4929090) Gmail accounts were compromised. The data of all Gmail usernames and passwords were published to a Russian Bitcoin forum. The poster, tvskit, claimed that 60% of the accounts are valid and the passwords are working. As the news spread, the forum administrators removed the passwords and left only the Gmail usernames in the text file. Later, Google denied of any compromise of its systems. Thus many theories started to emerge. One of the speculation made after the huge leak of Gmail accounts was a phishing attack. But the other theory seemed much more practical. The bad habit of using same account credentials on different websites.
Do you ever feel that the account you created on Google Plus or Facebook or Twitter or LinkedIn or any other website is useless and you want to erase yourself from the Internet? Well, here’s a website which might help you easily deleted yourself from the Internet. I am not talking here about any web service that want’s money from you to delete your online accounts. I am talking here about JustDelete.me, a website full of useful links. These links take you directly to the page of the online service from where you can easily delete your social accounts and more.
JustDelete.me has links for everything, starting from file sharing website like 4shared to picture sharing site 500px or Instagram, or any social network site like Facebook or Twitter or Google Plus, to even your regular email account on
Hotmail Outlook or Gmail, the list is really big! The website removes the hassle a user faces when they try to delete their online account.
Gmail team has finally released Gmail’s new look. Gmail new look was earlier available through two themes namely, Preview and Preview (dense).
Gmail’s new looks seems to be one more stepping stone towards bringing a consistent look throughout all Google products after the launch of Google+ (Google Plus). This new look features Streamlined conversations, Elastic density, New HD themes, Smarter navigation and Better search.
How to switch to Gmail’s New Look?
The new look is available to everyone and is now a opt-in feature. You will find a link to switch to the new look in your Gmail. If you don’t see the link to switch simply refresh Gmail once. Personally we liked the new look and features very much.
With the release of Google+ (Google Plus), Google’s attempt to take on Facebook, Google has bought in a minimalist and refreshing new look across many of its services. The combination of black navigation bar with the blue search buttons or orange buttons looks nice to the eyes. First it was Google search, now its time for Gmail. This new refreshing look is now available to all Gmail users from today.
The new Gmail look as of yet is available as Gmail Theme and is thus optional to all. Two new themes: “Preview” and “Preview (Dense)” are now available for users to test out the new look. You can easily switch to the new look by accessing the Themes feature of Gmail.
If you’ve got a working Gmail account with lots of important emails, you might want to back up all your emails. Around 500,000 Gmail users lost access to their inbox over the weekend. Some of Gmail’s users found all their Gmail stuff vanished. While, we haven’t experienced the issue personally, but according to reports, the glitch effectively reset some accounts, treating their owners as new users complete with welcome messages.
The last update from the App Status Page is as follows:
We have revised downward our estimate of the total number of users affected by this issue from 0.08% to 0.02% of Google Mail users. Access has been restored for one third of the affected users. The remaining 0.013% of accounts are being restored on an ongoing basis, and we expect the issue to be resolved for everyone within 12 hours.
If you want to stay safe from pesky privacy hacks that sniffs out your confidential data, then the best way is to use an encrypted connection (HTTPS) to connect with all your private sensitive data. Gmail was helping you for a long time now through “Always use https.”
Now its time for Hotmail users to rejoice as beginning today, Hotmail is also providing you with the option to enhance security of your entire Hotmail session with HTTPS data encryption (via secure socket layers, or SSL). Hotmail till now was only using HTTPS data encryption to help secure your Hotmail sign-in.
Gmail groups all replies with their original message, creating a single conversation or thread, popularly known as Conversation View. In Conversation View, each new message stacked on top of the ones that arrived before it, so that the newest message is always the one you see first. Conversation view helps to keep the mailbox tidy and compact which otherwise may be cluttered. The email threading and grouping also makes reading and replying the email messages easier.
Since the dÃ©but of Gmail 6 years ago in 2004, conversation view has been mandatory with no option to disable or turn off the email threading conversation view. Which was a turn-off for many people who hate Conversation View and wants to view their inbox in the traditional way. Taking into consideration those users, Gmail has now made conversation view an optional feature, thus offering more control to its users. Now any user who wants e-mail messages viewable in the traditional way, i.e, all messages and replies split and listed by date sequentially in the mailbox can disable and turn off the conversation view.