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Tools Journal - 6 Customer Rights For Cloud Data Security

Tools Journal - 6 Customer Rights For Cloud Data Security | Cloud Applications | Scoop.it

Data security has been the biggest challenge with in cloud computing from long time. There have been many instances with major players reporting data loss for various customers in the recent past including Google, Amazon, Dropbox and many others. Dave Armlin, Director of Customer Support at CloudSwitch has defined a thought provoking Customer "Cloud Security Bill of Rights" that really makes one think twice and demand more from the cloud providers to secure your data.

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15 tips to get the most out of Google Docs - TNW Google

15 tips to get the most out of Google Docs - TNW Google | Cloud Applications | Scoop.it

"At its most basic level, Google Docs lets you create, edit and share documents, spreadsheets, presentations, forms and drawings. You can even upload Microsoft Office files directly into Docs, or downloads Docs files in Microsoft Office formats. But what else can it do?

 

The thing with cloud-based applications such as Google Docs, is they can be continuously updated – sometimes updates are released without you even knowing about it, or there may simply be additional functionality that you never knew existed since you first dismissed Docs back in 2007."

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21 Chrome Web apps for serious work

If you use Google's Chrome browser (or a Chromebook), check out these great document creation, collaboration, and management tools...
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The 12 Coolest New Web Apps You Can Actually Use - Edudemic

The 12 Coolest New Web Apps You Can Actually Use - Edudemic | Cloud Applications | Scoop.it

Edudemic has gone through the latest news clippings and test-driven a few of the newest web apps to see if they’re going to help your everyday life.

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Top Apps for Web Conferencing

Top Apps for Web Conferencing | Cloud Applications | Scoop.it
The virtual classroom and conference room is a growing trend made possible by amazing online tools and apps booming across the web today.
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Windows7 boosting IE market share in Australia?

Windows7 boosting IE market share in Australia? | Cloud Applications | Scoop.it

It seems as more users are upgrading to Windows7 (or purchasing new PCs) we are starting to see an increase in market share for Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser. Who would have guessed?

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6 Awesome Chrome Web Apps Worth Checking Out

6 Awesome Chrome Web Apps Worth Checking Out | Cloud Applications | Scoop.it
New apps are added on the Web Store everyday and some of them are really good too. Some Chrome Web Apps can prove to be really useful or entertaining. For instance, Angry Birds is a paid app which is available for free for all Chrome users.
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Fax from Google Docs with a new feature from InterFAX

Fax from Google Docs with a new feature from InterFAX | Cloud Applications | Scoop.it

InterFAX, an Internet fax service that’s been around for quite some time, has today announced its integration directly with Google Docs. Want to fax off a Google Docs piece that you’ve been working on? Just click on a bookmarklet, enter the information and you’re done.

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Open Cloud Initiative is Open For Business - ReadWriteCloud

Open Cloud Initiative is Open For Business - ReadWriteCloud | Cloud Applications | Scoop.it

a group of vendors has banded together to form the Open Cloud Initiative in the attempt to coalesce a collection of open source standards, requirements, products and services. Unlike earlier open cloud efforts, this one is community driven (although with more of a legal tone) rather than coming from vendors

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TechCrunch | Plango Wants To Add A Social, Mobile Calendar To Facebook

TechCrunch | Plango Wants To Add A Social, Mobile Calendar To Facebook | Cloud Applications | Scoop.it

iOS, and web-based social calendaring app that connects with Facebook

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10 Free Google Chrome Apps for Increased Productivity

10 Free Google Chrome Apps for Increased Productivity | Cloud Applications | Scoop.it
These ten new apps are sure to increase your web productivity while at work.
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Web Intents

Users use many differnet services on the web to handle their day to day tasks, such as sharing images, editing documents and listening to music. They expect their applications to be connected and to work together seamlessly.

It is impossible for developers to anticipate every new service and to intergrate with every existing external service that their users prefer and thus they must choose to integrate with a few select API's at great expense to the developer.

Web Intents solves this. Web Intents is a framework for client-side service discovery and inter-application communication. Services register their intention to be able to handle an action on the user's behalf. Applications request to start an Action of a certain verb (share, edit, view, pick etc) and the system will find the appropriate Services for the user to use based on the user's preference.

Web Intents puts the user in control of service integrations and makes the developers life simple.

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Google App Engine Builds Steam, Updates Datastores and Task Queues

Google App Engine Builds Steam, Updates Datastores and Task Queues | Cloud Applications | Scoop.it

The latest release focuses more on several bug fixes with a set of key features that cover Production deployments, Task Queue and Datastore changes.

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Official Google Blog: Gmail: It’s cooler in the cloud

Official Google Blog: Gmail: It’s cooler in the cloud | Cloud Applications | Scoop.it

Cloud computing is secure, simple, keeps you productive and saves you money. But the cloud can also save energy. A recent report by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and Verdantix estimates that cloud computing has the potential to reduce global carbon emissions by millions of metric tons.

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Former Apple HTML5 Leader Builds His Own Apps Platform

Former Apple HTML5 Leader Builds His Own Apps Platform | Cloud Applications | Scoop.it

His brainchild is SproutCore, a JavaScript library whose goal is to accelerate HTML5 apps on multiple platforms, including tablets, so their execution speed approaches that of native apps. Charles Jolley began work on SproutCore at Apple, and was a key architect for Apple’s vision of HTML5: a standards-driven effort that could yet be maneuvered to showcase Apple’s strengths.

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Transmedia Design for 3 Screens - Make That 5 (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox)

Mobile use will rise, but desktop computers will remain important, forcing companies to design for multiple platforms, requiring continuity in visual design, features, user data, and tone of voice.
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Using Gmail as a Simple CRM Tool

Using Gmail as a Simple CRM Tool | Cloud Applications | Scoop.it
CRM systems are great and powerful marketing workhorses capable of funneling leads into campaigns, automating nurturing routines, tracking conversion metrics and interfacing with ordering and accounting systems to create a complete sales machine,...
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Google Launches Offline Versions of Gmail, Calendar & Docs

Google Launches Offline Versions of Gmail, Calendar & Docs | Cloud Applications | Scoop.it
Google is launching a new Gmail web app and updates to Calendar and Docs to make them more useful when there's no Internet.
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How Google+ will succeed and why you’ll use it whether you want to or not.

How Google+ will succeed and why you’ll use it whether you want to or not. | Cloud Applications | Scoop.it

"These writers are really missing something crucial. Unlike, every other competitor in the social networking space, G+ has a unique advantage: google.com, youtube.com, blogger.com, and gmail.com. These four domains are some of the most trafficked in the world. Everyday, they’re accessed by roughly 80% of all Internet users." via @petahopkins

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30+ Cool Content Curation Tools for Personal & Professional Use

30+ Cool Content Curation Tools for Personal & Professional Use | Cloud Applications | Scoop.it

Here’s a look at over 30 content curation tools (mostly free, but some paid/professional tools as well) that will help you cut through the clutter of your information stream to find the gems. Each tool mentioned below has unique strengths, and none are exactly like any other. Whether you’re just looking to augment your personal blog with some free tools, or are seriously considering a paid content curation platform for your business, you’re likely to find a useful solution in the list below.

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Mobile Technology 2011

A short animated video presenting statistics and future predictions about mobile technology.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge, Ilona Buchem, Steve Wheeler
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Candid camera - Computational Photography

Candid camera - Computational Photography | Cloud Applications | Scoop.it

Computational photography, a subdiscipline of computer graphics, conjures up images rather than simply capturing them. More computer animation than pinhole camera, in other words, though using real light refracted through a lens rather than the virtual sort. The basic premise is to use multiple exposures, and even multiple lenses, to capture information from which photographs may be derived. These data contain a raft of potential pictures which software then converts into what, at first blush, looks like a conventional photo.

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TechCrunch | Amazon’s Answer To Apple’s Terms: A Web-Based Kindle Cloud Reader — Brilliant On PC, Better On iPad

TechCrunch | Amazon’s Answer To Apple’s Terms: A Web-Based Kindle Cloud Reader — Brilliant On PC, Better On iPad | Cloud Applications | Scoop.it

While Amazon hasn’t said anything about it yet, Kindle Cloud Reader is already live. It’s a web-based version of their Kindle eBook reader app. It allows you to read your books from the cloud or to download your books for offline reading thanks to the magic of HTML 5 (or a Chrome browser extension). It looks and works great.

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Understanding Data Jurisdiction Infographic - Ninefold Cloud Computing

Understanding Data Jurisdiction Infographic - Ninefold Cloud Computing | Cloud Applications | Scoop.it
Many businesses are confused or unaware of the increased legal risk of storing data offshore. This infographic attempts to untangle the issues.
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25 Top Chromebook Apps

25 Top Chromebook Apps | Cloud Applications | Scoop.it
Today we will showcase the best of the apps that you can download and use in your Chromebook. At the core of each Chromebook is the Chrome web browser.
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