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By Casey Chan on at

You Can Finally Make Email Links Open in Gmail with Chrome

No, Google. I won't let you invade my priv — -wait what. What is this. Oh wow. I can finally open email links or 'mailto' URLs in Gmail? It doesn't annoyingly open up the mail app I never use? Wow. Finally! This is long overdue! Yep. If you're using Chrome, you can make email links open in Gmail now.

By Mat Honan on at

Is Google Changing the Way It Thinks About Design?

I was writing a blog post about three recent changes to Google's UX that made me feel that Google has changed how they think about design, specifically toward simplifying the UX for current users at the expense of the new user learning curve, when I decided maybe I was being arrogant, seeing as how I didn't do the user research Google did, so instead I'm going to talk about them [on Google+] in hopes that in this Google-rich population I might learn rather than preach.

It's Time to Give Hotmail a Chance

By Sam Biddle on at

I know. Just let me finish. It sounds crazy -- Hotmail is the leper colony of email, right? The running joke, the email potato famine we all fled for Gmail a decade ago -- yeah. But that was then. Hotmail is changing.

Uh-Oh: Google Is Removing Its Gmail App For BlackBerry

By Kat Hannaford on at

It just isn't BlackBerry's year. The latest 'nail in the coffin' came today, with Google announcing it will pull the Gmail app from BlackBerry, so they can focus "efforts on building a great Gmail experience in the mobile browser" instead. BlackBerry browser? Great? Uh...Google? What are you playing at?