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Google admits third-party developers can read your emails


Real human developers can read your Gmail messages. But only if you let them.
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Privacy is a hot-button issue in 2018, and the latest target is Google after it was revealed that developers of third-party apps can read your Gmail messages. 

The thing is, you gave the application permission to do that. You just don’t remember. Or weren’t paying attention.

Gmail for iOS just got a big notifications upgrade


Gmail iOS
View all your messages individually if you prefer.
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Some of us need to have email notifications enabled, but we don’t want our iPhone to ping every time a spam message hits out inbox. Gmail just got a big notifications upgrade that solves this problem.

Its official iOS app now uses artificial intelligence to provide notifications for your most important emails only.

Astro app makes managing email easy and almost fun [50 Essential iOS Apps #11]


Astro is these best email app for both iOS and Mac.
Mail isn't always best for email.
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50 Essential iOS Apps: Astro email app Email is a necessary evil. Whether it’s personal communications, work-related updates or the latest sale at your favorite store, email is something we deal with nearly every day.

After trying dozens of email apps over the past eight years, Astro is the best email app I’ve come across, and the first that I both recommend and enjoy using.

Google Inbox will get iPhone X support ‘soon’


Google Inbox iPhone
We don't need two Gmail clients anymore.
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Google Inbox will finally be optimized for iPhone X “soon,” according to a new report.

Google has been working hard to update its most important iOS apps for Apple’s flagship smartphone since it made its debut last November — but Inbox, its nicest Gmail client, has somehow been neglected. Now that Gmail’s big redesign is out of the way, that’s set to change.