RIM's BIS 2.6 Brings New Features to BlackBerries
RIM has updated its BlackBerry Internet Services to version 2.6. The largest changes will be seen by Gmail users, who will no longer receive sent messages in their inbox, and can perform one-way sync of read/unread counts between their BlackBerry and their Gmail account. Other improvements include the ability to show password characters when logging in, and a new WAP site that allows for customization of email accounts. In order for Gmail users to get the new features, they must delete the existing Gmail account from their BlackBerry and then add it back. The is no cost associated with the BIS update.
Yahoo Adds Gmail Support to Yahoo Mail
Yahoo Mail today gained the ability to manage Gmail and Google Apps accounts. Yahoo relaunched the app in October and made it compatible with AOL, Hotmail, and Outlook.
Google Releases Lightweight Gmail Go for Low-End Android Phones
Google has made a light and quick version of Gmail available to select handsets. Gmail Go is a slimmed-down version of Gmail that works better on devices with limited resources or spotty network connections.
Gmail for Android Gains Microsoft Exchange Support
Google today said the global Android Gmail app is set to add support for Microsoft Exchange. "Whether you're on Google Apps or Exchange, you can use the Gmail app on any Android device to send and receive mail," said Google in a blog post.
Google Simplifies Two-Factor Authentication in Gmail
Google has reduced the complexity of using two-factor authentication for Gmail in an effort to encourage more people to take advantage of the tool. Moving forward, iPhone and iPad users can receive security prompts within Gmail.