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Does Google Docs hinder creativity?

It does when you can’t create a new document. It’s October 30 at 12:15 PM EDT, and I can’t create a new document. I can create a new spreadsheet, a new presentation, a new form … but when I try to create a new document, I get: This webpage has a redirect loop. The webpage [...]

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The big boys get hacked, too

A rather disturbing report in the New York Times about an attack on the password system at Google. I’m not going to stop using Google, but I might start changing my password a little more often.

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100 Great Google Docs Tips

The folks at Accredited Online Colleges compiled a list of these Google Docs tips. They say the tips are for students and educators, but almost all of them apply to business users as well. (I’m not sure about the value of GoogleTournament in small business!) Check out the list.

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Sharing folders in Google Docs

Document sharing in Google Docs has been around for a long time (relatively speaking, of course), but sharing entire folders is new. Here’s how to do it.

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For Google Docs, published equals public

Received today from the Google Apps team: We wanted to let you know about some important changes around published documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. In a few weeks, documents, spreadsheets and presentations that have been explicitly published outside your organization and are linked to from a public website will be crawled and indexed, which means they [...]

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It’s now. Do you know if your Google Apps are working?

The first thing I did today when my Google Mail stopped responding was to get on Twitter and ask if Google Apps was (were?) down. Better idea: Check the Google Apps status report. It includes both a current report and a history for the past several days. As of 4:02 pm EDT on 9/1/09 … [...]

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Collaboration in the cloud

ChannelPro-SMB’s Rich Freeman has put together a nice chart listing features of several on-line collaboration suites.

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Google Voice – is that Work, Mobile, or Other?

Lots of friends and colleagues are starting to get their Google Voice numbers. I’m still waiting for mine. I went to enter my brother’s new number into my Google Contacts database and saw that the choices for phone number type were still limited to Home, Work, Mobile, Home Fax, Work Fax, Pager, and Other. I [...]

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Resources for Google Apps users with BlackBerries

Subscribers to Google Apps Premium Edition have access to some pretty good tools for synchronization with BlackBerries. But it’s harder than it should be to find instructions for setting this up. So I’m taking this opportunity to provide some direct links to the Google help documents. Overview of IMAP Enabling IMAP in Gmail Generic IMAP [...]

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Don’t get scared by the headlines

“Gmail accounts hacked via unpatched hole!” That’s the headline on this article from Windows Secrets, which is generally a very good source of information. Based on the headline alone, you might think that using Gmail is inherently insecure. But a closer reading of the article reveals that Gmail accounts can only be hacked in this [...]

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