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  • Google Launches 'What Do you Love' Aggregator | Or Does It?
    06/28/2011 - 00:47
         Google has launched a new search aggregator service. The What Do You Love About Google site ( displays results from multiple Google specialized databases and services all on one page. Like most Google services, the WDYL homepage carries a single box and a search button. Keeping with the "love" theme, the search button contains a heart. ...

  • Avoid Malicious Apps on Twitter
    06/27/2011 - 18:08
         Most people are aware of (or at least heard of) the popular micro-blogging site Twitter. This social networking and updating site allows users to send brief messages (140 characters or less) via the service. By default, the messages are visible to anyone on the Internet - if they know where to look. Most Twitter users read tweets of other users they have chosen to "...

  • Google Kills Uncle Sam Search
    06/08/2011 - 09:10
    With no announcement or fanfare, Google has killed off its Uncle Sam Search. Google's Uncle Sam Search returned results only from government-related sources (U.S. federal, state, and local government agencies). Users first started reporting the disappearance of the specialized search engine on June 2, when they noticed requests in their browsers' address bar to

  • Google Cancels News Archive Search
    05/21/2011 - 11:17
    The Boston Phoenix is reporting that Google "would cease accepting, scanning, and indexing microfilm and other archival material from newspapers" that makes up its Google News Archive Search. "Instead of recent stories, this database retrieves major newspaper and magazine articles and other news archives." Publications can charge users to access this older news content,...

  • LegalTech West Coast Returns to Los Angeles | Registration Discounts Available
    05/09/2011 - 10:56
      On May 17 and 18, 2011, ALM’s LegalTech, the largest annual gathering of legal professionals on the West Coast, returns to Los Angeles. This year marks the conference's venture hotel, afterreturn to its previous home at the downtown Los Angeles Westin Bonaventure hotel, after four consecutive years at the Los Angeles Convention Center (also in downtown Los Angeles).   ...

  • Federal Court Opinions to be Available from Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) and Government Printing Office (GPO) via FDSys
    05/04/2011 - 18:01
    The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts has announced a pilot project in conjunction with the GPO's FDSys to provide free public access to opinions from a select group of courts. The press release detailed how, "The one-year pilot project was approved by the Judicial Conference in March 2010, and the GPO received approval from the Joint Committee on Printing – often referred...

  • American Bar Association Shuts Down Legally Minded Professional Networking Site
    03/24/2011 - 12:21
    The American Bar Association is closing down its Legally Minded social networking site. In an e-mail today, the American Bar Association informed Legally Minded users, "Legally Minded is shutting down. Retrieve your data now." The e-mail advises users that the ABA will "cease operation of LegallyMinded at 3pm Central Time on Thursday, April 7, 2011." After that date user information will no...

  • Google Institutes Longer Passwords for All Apps Users; Increases Minimum from Six to Eight Characters
    03/15/2011 - 14:42
    Google has announced a new minimum password length for Google Apps for domains. New or reset user passwords must now be 8 characters in length instead of 6. It does not effect existing passwords. The change applies to all Google Apps (free), Google Apps for Business, Government, and Education domains. Detailed information is available at the Google Apps Blog.

  • Google Cloud Connect Bridges the Gap Between the Desktop and the Cloud
    02/24/2011 - 11:34
    Back in March 2010, Google acquired DocVerse and that company's technology to allow online collaboration on documents using the familiar tools of Microsoft Office. In November 2010, Google announced that it had (re) launched a beta test of the technology to a limited group of testers under the new name Google Cloud Connect. Today, Google Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office is available to all...

  • Google Adds Visible BCC indicator in Gmail
    02/18/2011 - 13:29
    Gmail users will now see an indicator alerting them that they have received a message as a Bcc addressee - rather than as a "regular" "To" or "Cc" addressee. This can be very useful in keeping that Bcc recipient from "Replying All" to the message when "All" of the recipients don't know that particular individual received the message in the...

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