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Don't click that Google Docs link! Gmail hijack mail spreads like wildfire

Final update If you get an email today sharing a Google Docs file with you, don't click it – you may accidentally hand over your Gmail inbox and your contacts to a mystery attacker. The phishing campaign really kicked off in a big way on Wednesday morning, US West Coast time. The malicious email contains what appears to be a link to a …
Iain Thomson, 3 May 2017
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Feeling sweary? Don't tell Google Docs

NSFW Google's turned on speech recognition for Google Docs users, but only if you're polite. That's the conclusion of blogger Gretchen McCulloch, who writes about swearing at Strong Language (while the blog is probably NSFW, it's got some gems, such as a thorough trawl of Australia's Hansard to record “unparliamentary language” …

Yahoo! Slurps! Indian! Google! Docs! Lookalike!

Yahoo! has picked up Bangalore company Bookpad in a deal described as strengthening the Yahoo! Mail service. Bookpad is responsible for a service called Docspad, an online file editing operation, which would give the Purple Palace a little bit of the kind of functionality people have learned to expect from competitors like …
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Office Online rises from ashes of 'confusing' Office Web Apps

One day after rebranding its cloud storage service as OneDrive, Microsoft has relaunched the web-based versions of its Office productivity applications under the new, friendlier moniker of Office Online. Redmond was forced to rename its SkyDrive service as OneDrive on Wednesday after losing a trademark dispute with British Sky …
Neil McAllister, 20 Feb 2014
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Keyboard fatigue? Now you can SCRAWL in Gmail and Google Docs

In an effort to make it easier to enter multilingual text into its online services, Google has added handwriting input support to Gmail and Google Docs. The idea is not so much that you'll ditch your keyboard and use your best mouse-based penmanship to compose emails and documents. Rather, the tools are aimed at letting Gmail …
Neil McAllister, 22 Oct 2013
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Use a Mac? For actual work? Evernote Business has arrived

Cloud-based notepad Evernote has gone professional: it now boasts an office package with shared notebooks and smart searching for only twice the cost of a Google Docs account. Evernote Business is priced at $10 a month per employee for which staff get access to Business Notebooks that sit alongside their existing Evernote …
Bill Ray, 5 Dec 2012
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Office Web App upgrade adds long-needed features

Coming on the heels of Microsoft's Office 2013 announcement, Redmond has launched a new version of its browser-based Office Web Apps, which are available now to SkyDrive users who join the preview program. Mike Morton, group program manager for Office Web Apps, detailed the changes in the new version in a Friday post on …
Neil McAllister, 21 Jul 2012
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The shortest Google Drive review you'll read today

Comment Google notified your humble Reg scribe that Google Drive for the Mac was ready. It installed and promptly crashed. Here's the slow-motion replay: Download and unpack the software to to the Mac's applications folder, double-click on it, agree to the licence, and watch it automatically synchronise your files with your online …
Chris Mellor, 27 Apr 2012
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CompSci boffins tout file encryption for Google Docs

Computer scientists in Ireland have developed a technology for Google Docs that allows for the "real-time" encryption of data before it is uploaded to the Google servers. The CipherDocs system, developed by computer scientists at Trinity College, Dublin, is designed so that Google would not have access to the keys necessary to …
John Leyden, 19 Apr 2012
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Android App of the Week Three years after Android first stuck its head over the parapet, Google has at long last graced its smartphone OS with an official app for Documents, the third leg of the Google Trinity after Gmail and Maps. Google Docs    Google Docs The UI (left) is twit-proof, but you can only create documents online (right) The front …
Alun Taylor, 10 May 2011
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Hosts with the mosts: Getting to grips with SLAs for the cloud

When email is down, businesses cease to function. If the email goes down due to a mishandling of the Exchange server, the appropriate sysadmin is found and duly berated. Finger pointing exercises are less well defined when email stops working because Gmail is down. Again. In this case the sysadmin in question bears no direct …
Trevor Pott, 28 Mar 2011
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Google Docs plugs into email, turns 'comments' into 'discussions'

Google has equipped its Google Docs online word processor with a new discussion system designed to enhance collaboration between users. The setup augments the traditional "comments" system popularized by Microsoft Word, letting users not only attach comments to a document, but also readily discuss the document with collaborators …
Cade Metz, 16 Mar 2011
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Google man opens curtain on cloud apps firewall glitch

As Google builds HTML5 offline access into its Google Docs web-based word processor, the company has introduced a change that inadvertently causes problems for some netizens using the service behind a network firewall. Google will not reverse the change, saying that it's required for offline access, due later this year. But it …
Cade Metz, 11 Mar 2011
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Google Docs morphs into once and future 'GDrive'

Google has updated Google Docs – its online word processor cum online file repository – offering new tools for finding, exploring, and sharing files stored on the service. Little more than a year ago, Google first allowed netizens to upload any file to Google Docs, a move that transformed the service into something not unlike …
Cade Metz, 31 Jan 2011
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Google Docs offline feature to return wearing HTML5 overcoat

In among Google's underwelming announcements about its delayed Chrome OS platform the company also confirmed yesterday that its Docs 'offline' feature was making a comeback. Mountain View said in a brief statement on its Docs blog that offline support would return to the cloudy word processing and spreadsheet editors in early …
Kelly Fiveash, 8 Dec 2010
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Google Docs finally goes mobile

On-line editing with Google Docs is now possible on Android and iOS devices, with real-time synchronisation so everyone can see you're your mistakes as you make them. Since the first Android devices were launched, users have been asking why they can't edit Google Docs documents on their phones, as mobile users were limited to …
Bill Ray, 18 Nov 2010
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Google pumps existing drag-and-drop tech into Docs

Google couldn’t resist touting a new, minor feature in its Docs product yesterday, which just so happened to be the same day Microsoft announced its Office 365 product. Mountain View probably isn’t overly worried about Redmond’s decision to bundle together some software, re-brand it and shove it all into the cloud, à la Google …
Kelly Fiveash, 20 Oct 2010
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Google opens Docs to iOS crowd

Google has updated its Google Docs Viewer to allow those who walk the iOS path to share in the joy of viewing - though not editing - their Google-hosted documents. There's also now an Android version and both will happily display .doc and .docx formats, the latter being used by more recent versions of Microsoft Office, along …
Bill Ray, 29 Jun 2010

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