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Google Takeout now offers more support for Blogger and Google+

Google Takeout now offers more support for Blogger and Google+

Google Takeout now offers more support for those of you with a Blogger account and/or a Google+ page. Now through the Google Takeout service, you can export information contained inside of your Blogger account as well as information in your Google+ Stream or Google+ Circles. The Takeout feature is provided by The Data Liberation Front, a Google engineering team in charge of making it easier for users to move their data in and out of Google products.


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Google won’t give up Gmail information without a search warrant

Google won’t give up Gmail information without a search warrant

A couple of days back, Google released a report showing how many government requests for user data it received in the second half of 2012. Such a report will obviously have some users nervous, but Google's giving us less of a reason to worry today, as it says that it won't give access to Gmail accounts unless the government has a search warrant. We wouldn't expect anything less, of course, but it's good to hear Google say it nonetheless.

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Google apps on iPhone and iPad quickly gaining steam

Google apps on iPhone and iPad quickly gaining steam

Google spent a lot of time in the last part of 2012 improving its iOS app offerings through updates, and today we're hearing that those updates did quite a bit to boost market share. Though many of Google's apps will of course always be popular regardless of the platform, the company's iOS apps are looking pretty good going into 2013. Onavo Insights today published a list of the Google iOS apps that saw their market share grow as 2012 came to a close, with YouTube and Google Maps perhaps making some of the biggest gains.

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Mailbox email client for iOS opens reservation system due to high demand

Mailbox email client for iOS opens reservation system due to high demand

Mailbox for iOS won't launch for another few weeks, but interest in the email client is already so high that its developers have opened up a reservation system. While that sky-high interest will probably great for the app's userbase, it'll probably prove to be quite a headache when Mailbox launches due to the fact that the client relies on servers in the cloud. In an effort to make sure that the client is functioning properly on launch day, developer Orchestra has decided to allow those who have made a reservation in first.

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Google ousting Sync support on January 30

Google ousting Sync support on January 30

Google announced today that they're doing some "winter cleaning" by getting rid of some of their services and features that they think weren't getting a lot of use. One of the biggest services they're getting rid of is Google Sync, which was designed to allow access to GMail, Calendar, and Contacts via the Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync protocol, but the company is recommending that users move to alternatives.

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Google blames recent Gmail outage on routine update gone wrong

Google blames recent Gmail outage on routine update gone wrong

I'd wager most computer users have had those routine updates that turned out to make things worse than they were before. Earlier this week there was an outage for Google's Gmail e-mail service that lasted 18 minutes. While 18 minutes isn't that long in the scheme of things, the outage started at 9 AM PST and affected as much is 40% of all Gmail users.

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