Google Improves Gmail's Spam Filters
Google today detailed some behind-the-scenes updates it is making to Gmail that should reduce the amount of spam people see in their inbox. Google said the spam filter now uses an artificial neural network to detect and block spam that could be well-disguised as wanted mail. Machine learning should make it easier to manage emailed newsletters automatically. The spam filter is better at spotting email impersonation, which is often used in phishing scams. Last, Google made available several tools to help legitimate bulk email senders assure that their emails aren't caught by spam filters. Gmail users don't need to do anything to benefit from the improved spam filters.
Jun 29, 2017
Instagram today introduced two tools it hopes will help reduce toxic and spammy comments on users' posts. First, Instagram is adding a filter to block offensive comments that might be made on posts and videos.
Apr 25, 2018
Google today introduced new features to Gmail both on the web and on mobile devices. The web version of Gmail sees the largest number of changes and adds smart features meant to help people move through their email more efficiently.
Nov 7, 2018
Apple today provided an update to Clips, its app for creating and sharing videos on the iPhone and iPad. First, the new version of Clips adds a half dozen Selfie Scenes, which are Apple's 360-degree background environments that let people put themselves into a 3D scene.
Jun 19, 2018
Yahoo today relaunched its mobile email product for smartphones on several fronts. First, the company has wholly rebuilt its mobile web app.