Microsoft’s Edge Browser Could Soon Be Harder to Ignore in Windows 10

It’s time for a look at the latest Insider Preview build of Windows 10. There are some small but welcome improvements, like the addition of HEIF (high efficiency file format) that lets you more easily save and view photos and videos from across the web, along with a safer removal process for people using external GPUs. OK, cool. Read More >>

Nearly Everyone Backs Microsoft in Landmark Email Privacy Case — Except the US Department of Justice

Microsoft’s landmark email privacy case is set to go before the US Supreme Court next month, and the company has received widespread support from other tech giants, members of US Congress, and foreign governments. One party that opposes Microsoft’s move? The Department of Justice. Read More >>

There’s a Chatbot That Will Waste the Time of Email Scammers

I've never really used chatbots for anything serious, just to test them out when my job demands it. Unless a customer service AI can deal with my problems better than the humans they hire to half arse the job, I'm not interested in talking to one. But I'm all for using them to talk to other people and waste their time, especially when those people are trying to steal my money. Read More >>

How to Get All Your Emails in One Place

Dealing with the daily deluge of emails is time-consuming enough without having to waste precious minutes jumping between browser tabs or apps to check all of the accounts you’ve signed up for. These are the tools and tricks you need to bring all of your messages together into one place. Read More >>

The Best Add-ons For Protecting Your Gmail Account

There’s no doubt Google runs a tight ship as far as security goes, if you’re hacked using Google services its usually (but not always) because of something you did, not Google. If you want to keep your emails on Google’s services more secure you’ll need to do more than just enable two-factor authentication. You need to practice safe browsing, steering clear of sites and emails that could steal your info. Read More >>

You’ll Soon Be Able To Use Apps In Your Work Gmail

Google has announced a new feature on its G Suite developer blog that will allow app creators to integrate features of their products directly into work-Gmail. Read More >>

In France, You Really Can Tell Your Boss to Fuck Off on the Weekend

What’s that? It’s 9pm on a Sunday night and your boss just sent you an email, subject line “URGENT”? Read More >>

How to Use Gmail’s Labels To Keep Your Inbox Neat and Tidy

Labels are Gmail’s secret weapon that let you organise your inbox on your own terms. Once they’re set up, they do most of your message processing automatically and make it easier to skim through your inbox. If you’re not using labels in Gmail yet—or not using them with any kind of method—here are 6 ways you can start organising your inbox immediately. Read More >>

Could Yesterday’s NHS Email Meltdown Have Generated As Much Data as the Large Hadron Collider Does In Over Two Months?

Yesterday was a bad day for Britain's National Health Service. The NHS's entire email system was crashed when an IT Contractor in Croydon accidentally sent a test email to all 1.2 million members of staff. Read More >>

NHS Email System on its Knees As ‘Reply All’ Chaos Hits 1.2 Million Staff

Think you're having a bad Monday? An IT guy carrying out work for the NHS is currently being ripped to shreds by his colleagues -- and millions of Twitter users -- after kicking off a small chain of events that reportedly concluded with the entire system crashing. Read More >>

The Voice of AOL’s ‘You’ve Got Mail’ is Now an Uber Driver

Well, this is a surprising development. Elwood Edwards, the guy who voiced AOL’s iconic “welcome” and “you’ve got mail” phrases, is now an Uber driver in Ohio. Read More >>

Yahoo Employee Katie Couric Uses Gmail Instead of Yahoo Mail

Wikileaks published the third instalment of hacked emails from Hilary Clinton’s campaign manager John Podesta on Tuesday. Although the trove of messages doesn’t include any bombshells near the level of Donald Trump’s lewd remarks about women, the hacked emails do include a few surprises. Read More >>

Yahoo Mail Tries to Lock-In Users by Binning Forwarding

If you're in the middle of transitioning away from Yahoo either because of its ties with BT or all that business about hacking, it's about to get a little harder -- the company has decided to stop letting users auto-forward messages to alternative accounts. Seemingly to just make it hard for people to leave. Read More >>

Five Ways to Make Gmail Even Better

Gmail is one of the best email apps available, but there’s still a lot of room for improvement. Luckily, there are lots of handy plug-ins, add-ons, and extensions that can add extra features to Google’s email service. Here are five of our favourites that make managing our Gmail inboxes even easier. Read More >>