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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 Slides gets offline editing and presentation features

Google Slides gets offline editing and presentation features

Google offers many services via Drive, including Slides, which is similar in nature to PowerPoint, allowing users to create slide presentations. While Slides has been accessible to users offline, it lacked some features that made it useful sans an Internet connection. A lot of those downsides end today, with Google announcing that is has implemented a handful of features for offline use.

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The best iOS apps of 2012

The best iOS apps of 2012

2012 ended with quite a bang, and while the world didn’t end as we expected, we got to see so many awesome iOS apps come to fruition this year. It was a big year for Google, and a lot of independent developers stepped up to make not only good apps, but great apps. We decided to gather up all of the iOS apps that released throughout the past 12 months and provide you with 10 of our favorites. It wasn’t an easy task to narrow it down to just 10, though -- there were a lot of amazing apps that just barely missed the cut, but we think we have a solid list here. So, without further adieu, here are our choices for the best iOS apps of 2012.

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Google has no plans to develop apps for Windows 8

Google has no plans to develop apps for Windows 8

Many developers are working on building Windows 8 apps for their popular applications, but one company that's forgoing Windows 8 altogether is Google. The company has revealed that it will not being developing apps for Windows 8, including one of their most popular apps, Gmail. The company said that, due to lack of interest, they're holding back on developing any apps for the new OS.

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Google Drive launches website publishing

Google Drive launches website publishing

There have long been methods to publish web content via Dropbox, and it's actually really easy to do, but Google Drive users haven't had the same luck. However, Google today announced that Google Drive is getting support for website publishing. All you have to do is upload your HTML files and assets, and simply change the permissions to make them public.

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Google Drive spreadsheet editing arrives for mobile users

Google Drive spreadsheet editing arrives for mobile users

Google Drive is a pretty convenient service for those who like to keep their documents online and easily accessible amongst multiple devices. It does have some limitations, however, that reduce its usefulness for some users, one of which was the limited ability to edit spreadsheets via a mobile device. That has changed, however with the folks at Google announcing full spreadsheet editing for Google Drive on mobile devices.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 27, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 27, 2012

Welcome to Tuesday evening everyone! This afternoon we heard that Apple's Richard Williamson has been ousted in an iOS Maps switch-up, while Nintendo confirmed the rumored Wii Mini - but it's only coming to Canada and won't have Internet capabilities. Microsoft has sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses since the OS launched last month, and even managed to sell 750,000 Xbox 360s during the week of Black Friday, despite the fact that the console is viewed as aging hardware by many.

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Gmail adds support for 10GB Google Drive attachments

Gmail adds support for 10GB Google Drive attachments

Google is constantly improving their seamless integration between their various services, and today they've focused on Gmail and Google Drive. Google is making it easier for users to attach Google Drive files into Gmail messages by allowing up to 10GB file sizes when sending an email, as long as the files are stored in your Google Drive, since Gmail itself wouldn't be able to store a 10GB file in the first place.

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Google Drive gets Earth support, Gmail gets more search parameters

Google Drive gets Earth support, Gmail gets more search parameters

Google has pushed out some new features for Drive and Gmail, bringing in the likes of Google Earth support and additional search parameters. The updates were launched about an hour apart via the Google Drive blog and the Official Gmail Blog. Users of both services have access to the new features, no additional steps necessary.

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Google services blocked by Chinese government

Google services blocked by Chinese government

Alas, Google has been stuffed behind China's Great Firewall once again as the country prepares for the election of its new leader, Xi Jinping. Anyone who tries to access Google, Gmail, Maps, or many other of the company's services will find themselves with a whole lot of nothing. In addition, overall Internet speeds were low throughout the country.

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Google Drive introduces direct sharing (and embedding) to Google+

Google Drive introduces direct sharing (and embedding) to Google+

It's time to get serious once again about cross-use between Google services right here with Google Drive and the company's social network Google+ - from one to the other! The announcement today is that the media you upload to your Google Drive account from whatever source you've got - be it your smartphone, your tablet, your Chromebook, or your desktop computer - can now be viewed from Google+ and shared directly as well! Google is making the case once again that it simply makes more sense - ie is easier - to use all Google all the time.

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Google Docs research pane expands to Presentations and Drawings

Google Docs research pane expands to Presentations and Drawings

Back in May, Google added a new research pane to Google Docs, offering the ability to search for any topic and get results without having to leave the document you're working on. It's a small feature, but helps save time and makes it easier for users. Today, the search giant has added the research pane to Presentations and Drawings.

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