RIM BES Server 5.0 Adds to End User Capabilities
Today RIM announced its BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0. Most of the benefits of this new version of the server will be experienced by businesses and enterprises, however, RIM has added some new capabilities for end users. Some of the new features outlined by RIM include the ability to retrieve corporate documents from behind the firewall; the ability to add, read, rename and delete folders on the handset, which will be reflected on the desktop email client; create rules within the inbox to filter email, also reflected on the desktop; the ability to view attachments in calendar entries and meeting requests; as well as the ability to download and store emails and email attachments onto microSD cards. RIM also said that over-the-air updates will be easier to manage and more seamless for end users.
Yahoo Updates Mail for Android and iOS with Customizable Swipes
Yahoo today made new versions of Yahoo Mail available to Android and iOS devices. The refreshed email application brings customizable swiping gestures to both platforms.
Yahoo Mail Now Supports Multiple Accounts
Yahoo today rolled out a new version of its Mail application for the iPhone and added the ability to use multiple email accounts. The app now supports Yahoo, Outlook, and AOL email services and can be used to manage a handful of accounts from a single inbox.
Google Adds Master Inbox View to Gmail for Android
Google today updated its Gmail application for Android devices with the ability to see all emails from various accounts in a single, master inbox. Using the new "All Inboxes" option will lump together emails from Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, and IMAP/POP accounts into a single view.
BBM Gains PayPal for Android, BlackBerry, iOS
BlackBerry today added a handful of new features to its cross-platform messaging service. All versions of BBM (Android, BlackBerry, iOS) earn the ability to send money to BBM contacts using PayPal.