Revised Gmail Arrives on Both Android and iOS
Google recently made the newest version of Gmail available to devices running its own Android platform as well as Apple's iOS platform. The new version of Gmail, announced in May, adds tabs to the inbox to help Gmail users better organize their email. The new version of Gmail also offers more customizable notifications. The changes to the mobile apps reflect those made to the browser-based desktop version.
Apple Debuts HomePod, Its Competitor to Google Home and Amazon Echo
Apple today announced the HomePod, a new in-home speaker similar to the Google Home and Amazon Echo. It features the Siri voice-based assistant and can act on spoken requests with a focus on music.
Facebook to Make Its Instant Articles Compatible with Google, Apple Formats
Facebook wants content to be more readable across the web and took steps this week toward that goal by tweaking the SDK for its Instant Articles. Facebook's Instant Articles give publishers a way to streamline content for consumption on mobile devices, but Instant Articles aren't compatible with the mobile-first styles used by Google and Apple.
Google Uses Machine Learning to Tweak Sheets
Google today rolled out new features for its Sheets spreadsheet application. Most of the new features target the desktop-based version of Sheets.
Revised Android Gmail App Supports Outlook, Yahoo Mail
Google has re-envisioned Gmail for Android 5.0 Lollipop and made it a more robust app thanks to several new tools. The overhauled application adopts Material Design, which is the new design language seen across many Android apps.
Another ridiculous inversion
Why would anyone want buttons at the top of the screen? If your display is more than a couple inches, you can't do stuff with one hand any more. Unless you are deformed in some way and find it more convenient to hold the top of your phone. I would prefer to have NONE of them at the top, much less all of them.