Gmail Lets Users Block Emailers, Unsubscribe from Newsletters
Google today updated its Gmail app for Android devices and added several spam-fighting tools. First, users can now block specific email addresses with just a few clicks. Email from blocked senders goes straight to the spam folder. Senders can be unblocked if warranted. Moreover, Gmail users can easily unsubscribe from unwanted newsletters. The updated app is rolling out to Android users over the next few days. Gmail is free to download from the Google Play Store.
Dec 13, 2019
Google has added two major new features to its Messages app for Android phones: Verified SMS and spam protection. Verified SMS is a way for Google to confirm that SMS messages claiming to come from a participating business are, in fact, legitimate messages from that company.
Dec 17, 2019
Sprint has joined T-Mobile, Verizon, and AT&T in offering a free service with basic protection against fraud and spam callers. Like the free services already offered by other carriers, Sprint's new Call Screener Basic can block the highest-risk fraud calls, and identify other likely spam calls as they ring.
Jun 3, 2019
Apple today announced iOS 13 with a long list of new features for iPhones. The Apple text keyboard now supports swipe gesture typing, which Apple calls Quick Path.
Google is adding to Android a number of features that started out exclusive to the company's Pixel phones. An update to the Gboard keyboard adds Smart Compose, which uses machine learning to suggest complete sentences.
Nov 18, 2020
Google today launched a major revamp of its Google Pay app with a new interface and several major new features. Instead of a stack of cards and list of transactions, the new interface centers around the people and businesses you exchange money with, with a conversation-style interface for each person, group, and business.