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Intriguing nuggets from the conference that bills itself as "The State of Now."

Developer finds major coding errors in Facebook, MySpace

Social-networking sites MySpace and Facebook have apparently fixed coding errors that could have allowed an attacker access to all of their users' data and photos.


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Facebook IPO

Facebook filed its IPO, and some of the numbers are eye-popping.

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Google Keep cheat sheet: How to get started

Get up and running with Google’s powerful note-taking app.

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How to use Google Drive for collaboration

Sharing Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides files makes it easy to collaborate with colleagues on documents, presentations, and spreadsheets. Here’s how.

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Gmail encryption: Everything you need to know

This easy-to-follow guide will help you understand what's going on with Gmail encryption and what you can do to maximize your messaging privacy.

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Miss Inbox? Gmail has hidden remnants of its sorting superpowers

Whether you adored Google's old Inbox app or not, these advanced sorting functions left over from the service are well worth uncovering — and putting to use.

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A super-handy new Calendar scheduling feature for Gmail

This clever new setup lets you connect Google Calendar to Gmail and then schedule meetings right from your inbox — without any hassle.

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The creator of Inbox is ready to save Google from itself

A former Googler who helped shape Gmail and then came up with Inbox has a plan for fixing the company's design sins in a totally different way.

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The Microsoft-Android transformation is about to affect us all

Blink and you might miss it, but Microsoft is little by little reshaping Google's mobile ecosystem for the better — and all signs suggest it's only getting started.

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Google Docs vs. Microsoft Word: Which works better for business?

Has Google Docs caught up to Microsoft Word as an enterprise productivity application? We compare the two word processors to see which wins in today's online environment.

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Memory-Lane Monday: Glad it was just a quick one

If you can’t remember asking for this …

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Chrome Remote Desktop: 4 easy steps to get started

Want to sign into a computer from another desktop or a mobile device? Here's how to use Google's Remote Desktop to make the connection.

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Give Chrome a time-saving tab switcher

Your browser has basically become your desktop. Here's how to make it start acting like one.

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Memory-Lane Monday: Why isn’t everyone looking happy to hear that?

You couldn’t have tried that yesterday?

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8 tips and tricks to speed up Gmail

Gmail feeling sluggish? Here are a few easy ways to make it load and respond more quickly so you can get your work done.

Top software failures in recent history

The biggest software failures in recent history including ransomware attacks, IT outages and data leakages that have affected some of the biggest companies and millions of customers around the world

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How blockchain could help block fake news

Creating an immutable ledger to track metadata associated with published content shows promise as a method for identifying authentic news.

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Sad but true

Some things just can’t be anonymized.

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