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    Come back from lunch to find that you're unable to touch base with all your friends on Google Hangouts? You're not alone. A disruption is currently affecting a number of Google services, and Google has confirmed that an investigation is underway. Google's own status page for its various apps and services shows reported disruptions for Talk and Hangouts, which is probably how most of you are noticing this outage, but that's not the extent of it. Google also mentions issues affecting Sheets, and while it doesn't show up here, we've personally experienced error messages coming from some other ...

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    We live in a world of vast technological choices and options. That's a good thing. Without options we'd be left with just one solution to choose from. Quality, features, and functionality would be limited, and the choices we'd have would likely be of poor quality. At least that's the way a monopoly usually works. Instead we have three (or four) primary choices for our mobile operating systems (with more on the way). We can get hardware from any one of a dozen OEMs. We can install software on our devices to enable us to do things that would have seemed to be "science fiction" a decade ago. ...

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    A few months back, I wrote an installment of the Brutally Honest Question Corner dealing with the decline of the phone call, entitled "Why Are You Calling Me?" In it, I made the point that the increasing prevalence of email, SMS, and instant messaging in the mobile world is rapidly rendering voice calls a second-class communications medium. But though it may be in regression, the humble phone call remains a venerable institution. The same can't be said for its more futuristic, arguably more useful companion, the video call. If you're around my age, and were raised on a steady diet of ...

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