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Google warns users of 'state-sponsored' hacks

Google says it will warn users of its Gmail online email services when it suspects they may be targets of "state-sponsored" attacks.

Google buys QuickOffice: what it means to you

Google has bought mobile office-suite maker QuickOffice. That'll give iPad users a pretty compelling way to edit Office documents on the tablet, and give iWork some pretty stiff competition.

Remains of the Day: Right here, right now

Microsoft Office for iPad may appear this fall, and a new dock-connector port might appear on iPhones and iPads some day, but you can download several of Steve Jobs's appearances right now.

Doxo updates mobile app to add bill paying feature

The online storage service unveiled its new doxoPay feature, available through the Doxo Mobile app, that allows iPhone users to pay bills from their mobile device.

Bug bounty hunters reveal eight vulnerabilities in Google services

Security researchers unveiled eight vulnerabilities in Google services during the Hack in the Box conference in Amsterdam on Thursday.

Yahoo Axis syncs browsing between iOS and desktop

Yahoo plans to unveil Axis, a free browser extension and iOS app for syncing your Web browsing between devices.

Remains of the Day: Losers, weepers

Samsung and Apple can't find a compromise, IBM employees lose out on Siri, and Jony Ive tears up about Apple's next great product.

Hands-on with Google Docs's new research tool

Google Docs has unveiled a new 'research tool' meant to help writers streamline their browser-based research, making it easier for them to find and cite the information they need while composing text.

Evernote launches China-based service to tap country's market

Evernote launched a Chinese version of its popular note-taking service on Thursday, marking the U.S. company's entrance into a key country.

Google rolls out automatic translation for all Gmail users

Over the next few days, Google plans to bring Gmail's Labs translation service to all Gmail users. The service enables users to automatically translate email in other languages into their own language. The company is also retiring eight Gmail Labs features.

Apple updates GarageBand, iMovie, iPhoto, and Cards apps for iOS

Apple releases updates for four popular productivity apps, which fixes some stability issues and adds new features.

Contacts Journal 3.0 links documents, contacts

Contacts Journal, a lightweight CRM app for your iOS device, now sports the ability to link documents from your Mac to a contact record.

TechHive: Hands on with SkyDrive

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Microsoft has revamped SkyDrive, its cloud-storage service. Is it better than Dropbox? Here's what Lex Friedman found when took the new SkyDrive for a spin.