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Book Writing Software: Top 10 Pieces of Software for Writers

Writing a book is hard. I’ve written seven books and at some point during each one I had the thought, “There has to be a tool, a piece of book …

Writing

Why Microsoft stock is at an all-time, 31-year high

It’s still here.<p>Microsoft’s share price set an all-time record high yesterday, $74.30. This morning, it’s down a bit, in the $73-$74 range. But yesterday, after Microsoft reported strong fourth-quarter results, it passed $77 in after-hours trading.<p>This is significant because Microsoft has been a …

Microsoft

Google Strengthens Protections Against Unverified Web Apps

Users of Gmail, Docs and other Google G Suite applications will now receive stronger warnings than before when they attempt to interact with new web …

Google

Apps Using Google OAuth Gets Another Layer of Protection for Users

New Security Layer Aims to Protect Your Account from Unverified Apps<p>Google was hit with a massive phishing attack earlier this year as an email tried …

Mobile Development

Internet Inquiry Projects

Image CreditMany times in our classrooms we create WebQuests to have students explore online resources. WebQuests typically contain an introduction, …

Pedagogy

Digitize Your Kid’s Drawings with This $27 Notebook

Rocketbook is an inexpensive notebook that lets you upload your written notes to the likes of Google Docs or Dropbox by taking photos of them with …

Shopping

Google bolsters security to prevent another Google Docs phishing attack | ZDNet

It's about to get really difficult to accidentally fall for a phishing attack.<p>Google is adding a set of features to its security roster to prevent a …

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CTL NL61TT Education Chromebook - Laptop Computers & Notebook Reviews

What sets one chromebook apart from another? Processor, memory, and storage? Screen size and resolution? CTL, which specializes in classroom …

Laptops

After Docs Phishing Scam, Google to Call Out Unverified Apps

Google is rolling out a new 'unverified app' warning screen, which will appear when you encounter web apps Google has not confirmed as …

Google

Google rolls out new security measures to prevent reprise of Google Docs phishing scam

Earlier this year, a nasty and somewhat sophisticated phishing scam targeting Google users began spreading rapidly. The phishing campaign worked by …

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Google adds bolder warnings to lessen risk of unverified apps

The tech giant introduces more security protections in the wake of the Google Docs phishing scam in May.<p>If you're about to use a new web app that has yet to be verified, Google is now using even stronger language to make you think twice.<p>The tech giant said Tuesday it's rolling out more security …

Security

Tips for Backing Up Your Writing

(And why one backup isn’t enough)<p>Last week, my dad sent me an urgent text message: “Lost all my work! 800 words gone.”<p>“What happened???” I wrote back.<p>…

Writing

Google Docs now supports Smart Text Selection in Android O [APK Download]

There were a number of small but interesting features of Android O (Oreo? Octopus??) that popped up at Google I/O back in May, and one of those was …

Google

Google strengthens security to keep you from getting phished

Google wants to prevent another massive phishing attack like the one that targeted Google Docs users earlier this year.<p>On Tuesday, Google released new security protections to keep users safe from unverified apps, or ones that it hasn't officially approved.<p>If a web app is unverified by Google and is …

Technology

Google adds security features to help block unverified apps

After dealing with security concerns like the Google Docs phishing debacle, Google has been adding quite a few new security features for its services and apps, including better protection for Gmail accounts and whitelist procedures for G Suite users. Now, the company is adding a new warning screen …

Apps

Google rolls out new protections against phishing plugins

Another response to the Google Docs worm in May<p>Google is making it even harder to accidentally install a malicious plugin. Today, the company announced new changes to the way Google services handle plugins, adding new warnings for users and a more involved verification system for apps. The result …

Technology (India)

App Weekly: A list of apps for budding writers to pen down their thoughts

Always wanted to be a writer? Can’t help but pen down your thoughts on the backs of your notebooks when you’re supposed to be studying? Pen and paper …

Seesaw updates (summer 2017)

Anyone who has followed me for longer than five minutes knows how much I love Seesaw. I am a very proud Seesaw Ambassador. I truly believe that it’s …

Google Drive

Ed Tech Digest

Three years ago, in another somewhat futile attempt to reduce the backlog of resources I want to share, I began this occasional “Ed Tech Digest” post …

Education Technology

7 Ways to get more out of Google Drive

Google is one of the best companies out there in terms of the number of free tools it creates and offers.<p>With just a Google account, you can get free …

Google Drive

Gutenberg 0.5.0 Adds New Verse Block for Poetry and a New Display for Recent Blocks

Another round of Gutenberg updates was released today. Last weekend brought version 0.4.0, which didn’t have too many noteworthy visible changes on …

Web Development

How to convert a PDF into a Word doc for free

PDF is a wonderful format for viewing documents but it can be frustrating to deal with. Modifying a document requires you to find a special program, …

Gear & Gadgets

When your phone is the stage: new play takes place entirely via text message

Every morning during the usually merry month of May, I received a text message from a mysterious source asking me to draw a card. After exchanging …

Text Messaging

The 5 Friends Every New Mom Needs - Trust Us, They're Important

The friend without kids is a very important one.<p>During pregnancy, the books will tell you to meet friends who are exactly as far along into pregnancy …

Parenting

Writing/Editing in Google Docs | Ripples

Writing/Editing in Google Docs<p>Category: Blog Leave a Comment<p>When I went to college I remember I was so proud to get my new typewriter. A Smith & …

Google

China’s mobile operators are reportedly being told to ban all use of VPNs

China’s latest move to crackdown on VPN software that enables people to circumvent its internet censorship system appears to be a very worrying one.<p>Bloomberg reports that the government has requested that state-run telecom operators prevent their customers from running VPN apps on their network. …

Censorship

This Spreadsheet Contains Over 330 Programming Podcasts, Sorted By Popularity

Image: Patrick Breitenbach / Flickr<p>Good podcasts are hard to find, especially on the topic of software development. Fortunately, we have kinds souls …

Programming

Spotify is testing a 'driving mode' on its mobile app

Spotify is testing a new feature designed to be used in connected automobiles. Reddit user Chris54721, points out that the function was added with a …

Apps

15. YouTube in Docs

Shout out to Josh Harris for sharing this with me today! Here is a link to the original tweet.<p>We all love our Google Docs, except when it comes to …

Google

Google makes its office apps even more secure

It's been two months since Google Docs was hit by a major phishing scam targeting Gmail users. The company reacted by ramping up protections for those apps. And now, Google is adding security controls to G Suite that let admins block employees from accessing untrustworthy apps.<p>The company …

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