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Big fans of the cloud as we are, there's no doubt relying solely on keeping your stuff stored remotely is a risky strategy. Accounts get hacked. Companies fold. And if you don't have backups of your most precious Snapchats and Gmails, then they can disappear in a puff of data center smoke. Here's how to make sure you've got local copies of everything.

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Google is stepping up its effort to block phishing attempts that use app permissions to gain access to users' Gmail accounts. These phishing attacks invite users to grant an app permission to manage their Google account -- which a lot of safe apps do, too -- and then exploit those permissions to take over an account or send spam.

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Google's finally giving up its long-standing habit of riffling through your inbox to see what you're interested in, perhaps paving the way for enhanced security.

If a service is free, you're the product. Never was that pearl of wisdom more true than when talking about Google's suite of free tools like Gmail and Google Drive.

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Gmail is a fantastic email service, and a great alternative to Yahoo, which saw 500 million user accounts hacked in 2014, and AOL, the preferred email service for Mike Pence business. If you want to tap into the power and cloud storage offered by Google's Gmail service, but don't necessarily like the Gmail apps put out from Mountain View, then you've got plenty of choice when it comes to alternatives.

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Labels are Gmail's secret weapon that let you organise your inbox on your own terms. Once they're set up, they do most of your message processing automatically and make it easier to skim through your inbox. If you're not using labels in Gmail yet -- or not using them with any kind of method -- here are 6 ways you can start organising your inbox immediately.

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Wikileaks published the third instalment of hacked emails from Hilary Clinton's campaign manager John Podesta on Tuesday. Although the trove of messages doesn't include any bombshells near the level of Donald Trump's lewd remarks about women, the hacked emails do include a few surprises.

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Gmail is one of the best email apps available, but there's still a lot of room for improvement. Luckily, there are a bunch of handy plug-ins, add-ons, and extensions that can add extra features to Google's email service. Here are five of our favourites that make managing our Gmail inboxes even easier.

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Inbox by Gmail has been around for almost two years, and while it continues to exist alongside Gmail, it's easy to see that Google engineers see Inbox as the email app of the future. New features are being added on a regular basis, and with each one, it's slowly becoming smarter and easier to use. Here are five reasons you should consider switching to Inbox right now.

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Not all emails are what they seem. Many messages come with embedded code designed to tell the sender when (and even where) you open them up. It's a trick often used by marketing companies to work out if you're actually paying any attention to them, but there are ways of spotting this kind of email tracking.

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Gmail is all about labels and search, not folders -- and alongside the custom labels you can name and colour yourself, there are several hidden ones built into Gmail to help keep your messages organised and prioritised. Here are the ones you need to know about, and how you can use them.

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If, like me, you're stuck in the limbo between personal email on Gmail and a work account on Microsoft's Exchange or Office 365, you've probably dealt with the problem by installing and using two email apps simultaneously on your Android phone -- I hot-swap between Gmail and Outlook. Now, though, you can juggle your email apps no longer; Google has officially switched on Exchange support within the stock standard Gmail app on Android.

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Every now and again, we like to bring you a tip that's been around for ages, but which may have somehow escaped your attention. Today's case in point: the way you can highlight text in an email to automatically quote it in your reply. It works in Apple's email clients and Gmail.

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If you have the default inbox view in place on Gmail, you'll see tab headers like Primary, Social, Updates, and Promotions across the top of your messages. By simply dragging and dropping messages between tabs, you can set up customised filters for your incoming emails and make sure Gmail gets smarter at sorting your messages automatically.

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Google is now offering Yahoo and Hotmail/Outlook users the opportunity to "Gmailify" their accounts. It might be shocking to the Gmail-centric mainstream, but there are millions of people still using these email services. Not only do they use them -- but they use them with the Gmail app their iOS and Android devices.