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Chrome rich notifications go live for all Windows users; good luck using them

The upgraded notifications should send interactive pop-ups to your desktop, but we couldn't get them to work.

Phone calls return to Gmail thanks to a Hangouts upgrade

Google Voice users bummed by the lack of call features in Hangouts have cause to rejoice.

MIT researchers immerse you in your Gmail data

A new visual data program called Immersion from the MIT Media Lab invites users to hand over their Gmail address and password in exchange for seeing how they really use the Google messaging system.

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How to manage Gmail labels (and use them as folders)

A recent convert to Gmail, RLConner asked the Answer Line forum about organizing mail into what Google calls "labels,' although they're similar to other services' folders.

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Gmail access disrupted in Iran ahead of election

Access to Google's Gmail service appears to be disrupted in Iran just days before the country's presidential election.

Email is still the glue that holds the social Web together

With everybody choosing a different communications medium, email is increasingly the only one we all have in common.

Gmail tip: Don't forget to check your spam filter

Gmail's pretty good at filtering out the junk, but it's not perfect. Here's why you should do some routine "filter maintenance."

Google Sync quietly launches support for Office 2013 - but it doesn't work

Windows tablet users who work with Google Apps have hoped that Google Sync could bridge the two. Unfortunately, Google's effort has fallen short.

Gmail will sort your email for you with new automatic labeling

Google announces a new kind of inbox for Gmail that automatically sorts messages into categories, or “tabs.”

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In-app payments coming for Chrome Packaged Apps

Chrome is about to support in-app payments for Chrome Packaged Apps thanks to the newly embeddable Chrome Wallet app. The process is currently only open to developers.