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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.

Set up Google Calendar, Contacts on your iPad

Google Contacts and Calendar can sync automatically with your iPad. Dan Moren walks you through setting it up.

Privacy advocates slam Google Drive's privacy policies

Privacy advocates and cloud services users are concerned about Google's terms of use for its new Drive storage services, saying Google can basically do what it wants with a customer's data.

TechHive: Hands on with Dropbox's new features

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Dropbox added new sharing features this week. Over at the TechHive Beta Blog, Glenn Fleishman offers a guided tour of what's new with Dropbox.

Adobe launches Creative Suite 6 alongside new Creative Cloud subscription service

Adobe debuts its cloud strategy with high-profile Creative Suite 6 in the starring role.

Tuesday's Gmail outage broader than originally reported

Google underestimated the scope and consequences of the outage that hit Gmail on Tuesday.

LogMeIn launches Cubby cloud-storage service

LogMeIn, which lets users remotely access their desktop computers, has launched a new collaborative cloud-storage service called Cubby.

CloudOn adds Box.net support

CloudOn's app lets you use the Windows version of Microsoft Office on your iPad. Version 2.0 of the app adds the ability to store those Office documents on your Box.net account.