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HTTPS: Google Wants to Make Search Safer

Google just announced that it will soon redirect all of its users who are signed in to their Google Accounts to https://www.google.com. Over the last few months and years, Google has slowly moved towards making more of its services, including Gmail, available through the secure and encrypted SSL protocol. In mid-2010, Google also made https://encrypted.google.com…

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Hands-On: Why Spool Could be the First Real Instapaper, Read It Later Challenger

Just a few minutes after I posted a story about Instapaper’s latest updates yesterday, I received my private beta invite for Spool, a free Instapaper-like tool for the browser, iOS and Android. While Instapaper and Read It Later mostly focus on making articles and other written content available for offline reading on mobile devices, Spool also adds audio and video to the mix. For iOS users, this also means that they can watch Flash-based videos on their devices with Spool that would otherwise be unavailable, as Spool’s backend handles the conversion automatically.

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Google Docs Presentations Get Real-Time Collaboration, Transitions and Animations

Just about a year and a half ago, most of Google’s productivity apps in the Google Docs suite received major overhauls that brought real-time collaboration and a number of other new features to Google’s online document, spreadsheet and drawing tools. One tools that was left out of that refresh at the time was Presentations, Google’s online PowerPoint rival. Today, Google is changing this by bringing real-time collaboration, animations, rich tables and about 50 more new features to Presentations.