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Google Adds Handwriting Support To Gmail, Docs

Google announced today that it has added handwriting input support to Gmail and Google Docs. You can now input words directly into Gmail and Google Docs with your mouse or trackpad. First, you’ll need to enable input tools in Gmail or in Docs, and then select the handwriting input (which is shown with a pencil icon) of the language you …

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TogetherJS Is Mozilla’s Real-Time Collaboration Tool That Works Anywhere On The Web

Real-time collaboration is an important part of the modern Web. In fact, you could argue that it’s the most important aspect of any modern Web app – just look at how much emphasis Google Docs puts on working together. Unfortunately, such collaboration is only currently possible in Web apps built specifically with that in mind, but Mozilla wants to change …

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Google Drive Slides Make Presentations Easy

Many people probably find themselves frustrated by the recent struggle with PowerPoint and other Office programs, which now require a paid subscription for services that were once free and included on most computers. Students, like this writer, find particular stress and anxiety associated with this issue; nothing is quite so stressful and infuriating as tying to open a PowerPoint presentation …

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Google Makes Quickoffice Free To All Users, Gives Away Drive Storage

Google announced on Thursday that it is making Quickoffice free for everyone. The product had been free for Google Apps for Business customers, but now it’s free for anybody with a Google account. Google acquired the productivity software in June of 2012. Later that year, the company launched the Quickoffice iPad app. In April, they launched apps for Android and …

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Google Drive For iOS Just Got A Lot Better

If you’ll recall, Google launched an update to its Google Drive app for Android back in May. This notably brought the ability to preview files. Now, Drive for iOS has gotten a similar update, along with a new look. “Today’s update delivers that same card-style thumbnail layout, along with a number of other upgrades that make it even easier to …

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Google Now Suggests Search Results For You To Link To While Creating Documents In Google Drive

Google is now suggesting actual search results for people to link to while they’re creating documents and slides in Google Drive. Google has already had a feature that lets you find results to link to, but now it’s adding the power of suggestion. The company explains in a Google+ post: Google Drive21 hours ago You can hyperlink text in Docs …

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Google Drive Launches In 18 More Languages

Google announced today that it is launching Google Drive (Docs, Sheets, and Slides) in eighteen new languages. These include: Afrikaans Amharic Basque Chinese (Hong Kong) Estonian French (Canada) Galician Icelandic Khmer Lao Malaysian Nepali Persian Sinhalese Spanish (Latin America) Swahili Urdu Zulu This brings the total to sixty-five supported languages. You can see the rest here. “You can switch back …

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Google Buzz Is About To Be Dead. Wait, What? Google Buzz Was Still Alive?

Google has sent an email around to Google Buzz users about their data from the service, which the company announced would be shutting down back in October 2011. If you’re like me, you were probably surprised to get an email about a service you haven’t thought about in a long time, but Google may still have your data from Buzz, …

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Gmail ‘Results While You Type’ Feature Rolls Out To All U.S. Users

Last year, Google launched the ability to see results from your Gmail, Google Drive and Google Calendar accounts as you type in the search box from Gmail. This was only available as part of a field trial. Soon, all users in the U.S. will be getting this functionality. Google software engineer Balazs Racz says in a brief blog post: As …

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Google Drive Gets Some Improvements On Android

Google has launched an update to Google Drive for Android with a few new features. For one, files are now displayed in a new card-style, and you can swipe between them to see large previews. You can also now download copies to your Android device from within the actions menu in settings. “The updated Drive for Android app also gives …

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Google Unifies Storage Across Gmail, Google+ And Drive, Upgrades Everyone To 15GB Of Storage

If you’re like me, you’ve probably already used up most of the free 5GB Google provides to Google Drive users. You may even be thinking about upgrading. You might want to hold off on that as Google is about to upgrade everybody for free. Google announced today that its unifying storage across Gmail, Google+ photos and Google Drive accounts. To …

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Rob Schneider IS The Latest Microsoft Anti-Google Spokesperson

Microsoft has come out with a new attack-on-Google ad. You’re shocked right? This time it’s an Office ad called “Google Docs isn’t worth the gamble,” where Google Docs (which you might know better these days as Google Drive) is somehow equated with a shady casino game in which Rob Schneider is the swindler. Yes, that Rob Schneider: Now here’s Microsoft’s …

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