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Gmail 3.0 for iOS adds background refresh, no more waiting for your mail!

Gmail for iOS has been updated to version 3.0, adding background refresh to make viewing your email faster. While Gmail already utilizes push notifications, users have previously needed to wait for the app to refresh and load new messages when opening it.

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Mailbox, Snapchat, or other apps logging you out repeatedly? Suspected bug in iOS 7 background refresh could be to blame!

Like much the internet, we're getting flooded with messages from people who're finding themselves repeatedly logged out of Mailbox, Snapchat (we don't judge!), and other apps following the iOS 7 update. Not only can that be tedious, but in some cases the apps demand the entire setup process be repeated, which can be a showstopper. A bug in Apple's new background update API could be the culprit, according to Ellis Hamberger at The Verge:

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