Nexus-Phone-Edit-3Gmail’s Android app just became an even better solution for users with multiple email accounts.

Google’s latest update to the Android version of the app added a new “all inboxes” view and improved the way email threads are organized for non-Google email accounts.

The latest update builds on many of the improvements introduced in the last major update, which added support for email other types of email accounts like Yahoo and Outlook. Monday’s update takes this a step further by improving how the app handles emails from different types of accounts.

Users who have multiple accounts, including from email providers other than Google, are now able to see all of their emails from all their connected accounts in the “all inboxes” view.

Previously users needed to manually switch between accounts to see all their messages; it wasn’t possible to see everything in one place.

Gmail now also supports nested email threads from all accounts — so lengthy emails with multiple replies will appear as a single thread, rather than several separate messages. Gmail has always done this with Google email accounts, but the app didn’t previously support this feature for non-Gmail accounts.

The update also added better search features with improved autocomplete, faster animations and larger attachments previews.

Google didn’t say when a similar update would be rolling out to the app’s iPhone users. But the company tends to update its Android apps first, with similar updates launching later on iOS.

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x-Social-570x297Now that Fox’s revival of ’90s Sunday night staple The X-Files is officially locked for a six-episode run, the stars of the series are making the rounds and spilling the beans on the conspiracy drama’s future.

The New York Times today published a new interview with Fox Mulder actor David Duchovny where the lead revealed that as far as he knew, the new run would embrace both the “Monster of the Week” nature of the show as well as its expansive mythology. “We’re gonna do both. I’m pretty sure it’s gonna begin and end with the mythology. But I really don’t know,” he said. Though the actor confirmed that the new episodes would film in Vancouver – taking advantage of the misty atmosphere that added a spooky tone to the original’s proceedings.

Reflecting on the series’ legacy, Duchovny said, “It kind of introduced specialized knowledge, though you didn’t have to do homework to watch the show. They were always kind of juggling about what people needed to know, especially when we made the movies. Can we get somebody in who’s never seen this? And I’m sure we’ll have to juggle that again with this iteration of it.”

As for what it will be like to step back into the role of Agent Mulder, he explained, “I think I’ll be nervous on the day. When I’m in a scene with Gillian, I think we’ll both be like, this is so weird. And I think we’ve both gotten better as we’ve gotten older, so how do we bring that to bear on these characters? If I were to look back at the first or second year of the show, I wouldn’t try to act like that guy. I’m capable of doing more. She’s capable of doing more. It’ll be interesting to see how we keep the characters the same but also the actors are better.

“The good things are working with Chris [Carter] and Gillian again, and getting to do this show again and see what we’ve got. I’m as curious as anybody else. I’m amazed that there’s still an appetite for it and I’m touched. I think the frame of the show is so expansive and so unique and so influential, that it should feel present.”

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mariah-carey-cover-image-billboard-650The singer returns to the Sony fold and reunites with Antonio “L.A.” Reid.

The ink is dry on Mariah Carey’s new recording contract with Epic Records, a spokesperson for the Sony label confirms.

As first reported by Billboard on Jan. 30, the singer is reteaming with Antonio “L.A.” Reid for a multi-album deal that would begin with a greatest-hits set to coincide with her upcoming residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

Dubbed “#1’s,” the concert series booked by Creative Artists Agency begins May 6 and will include all 18 of Carey’s Billboard Hot 100 chart-toppers, from 1990’s “Vision of Love” to 2008’s “Touch My Body.” Likewise, her forthcoming album for Epic is expected to feature updates and possibly duets of her classic songs.

Although Carey left Sony some 15 years ago on tumultuous terms, there are plenty of reasons why rejoining makes sense now. Doug Morris, current chairman/CEO of Sony Music, brought Carey to Island Def Jam in 2003 when he was running Universal Music Group. It was there that Reid, then head of IDJ, oversaw her 2005 comeback, The Emancipation of Mimi. Finally, Joey Arbagey, a collaborator of Carey’s during the making of the six-times platinum Mimi, is now executive vp A&R at Epic. Indeed, Carey is already recording new music in Los Angeles, says a source.

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