The National Federation of the Blind has asked the Justice Department to investigate several universities' implementation of Google e-mail, documents and calendar services, saying that the apps' inability to link up with text-to-speech programs puts the schools in violation of the Americans with Disabilities act. The complaint focuses on two schools -- NYU and Northwestern -- but, given the...
This week, a bug in Gmail greatly angered a number of users, especially those who use Google Apps for professional purposes. A flaw in the Big G's messaging system caused some e-mails to be sent multiple times. Google claims the overall number of users was small (just 2.5-percent), but, thanks to Gmail's popularity, that tiny fraction could amount to 4 million users. To make matters worse for the...
Highlights from this morning's other big tech headlines.... Google's holiday gift of free airport Wi-Fi may have expired, but the kind and giving gesture has definitely produced some impressive returns. The program, which covered 47 airports and all Virgin Atlantic flights, raised over $250,000 for various charities, a total that Google then matched. [From: Business Insider] San...
The German government, Web developers, and even Microsoft itself have all pushed the Internet browsing public to ditch Internet Explorer 6. Now Google is getting in on the action and taking drastic (but long overdue) action -- ending support for the browser across its line of productivity tools. Now, to be fair, Google is ceasing official support for several older browsers, including past...
When Yahoo decided to offer unlimited free storage with Yahoo Mail, we all figured it was only a matter of time before Google offered the same... well, Google has put the kibosh on that idea. The search giant has unveiled its new pay-for-storage system that will increase your limits on Gmail, Picasa, and, soon, Google Docs & Spreadsheets. Don't worry, though, since prices look to be...
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