Google Docs adds a ton of new editing features, including suggestions from your phone - The Verge

Google is updating Docs, Sheets, and Slides today with a bunch of really handy new editing features — some of which are overdue, and others that are smart new improvements.

On the overdue side, we have the ability to add suggestions to a document from a phone or tablet. Until now, the suggestion mode has only been available on the desktop, which has been pretty annoying if you’ve ever wanted to make edits on the go. You can now enter into that mode by going to the “...” menu inside any of the three productivity apps. Google is also adding the ability to accept or reject all changes at once.

You can now name different versions of documents

The other big changes are around version history. You can now name specific versions of documents, making them easier to identify. So you could have a “draft one,” then Google will autosave dozens of times as you make changes, and then you could name “draft two” when you finally get through all your edits. When looking back through old versions, you’ll also be able to tell Google to only show named iterations, which should make things easier to find.

Google is also adding the ability to view a “clean” version of any document, without any editing marks on it. From the Tools menu, you’ll be able to choose to preview the document as it would look with all edits either accepted or rejected, which should make for a simpler reading experience for someone looking through it for the first time.

Other new features today include built-in templates that integrate with other services, like DocuSign, and improved search results for G Suite users when searching through things they have stored across many of Google’s apps.

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Wrapping My Nintendo Switch In Wood - Kotaku

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Sadly Hickory is not one of the wood types offered.

Back in June I made my PlayStation 4 look old and classy with a wooden cover by a company called Toast. It was fast and easy. Doing the same thing to my Nintendo Switch took a little more doing.

Toast makes covers out of actual wood veneer for all sorts of devices, from smartphones (we can just call them phones now) and tablets to laptops and consoles. The Switch cover is one of the company’s latest additions. They’ll cover just the dock for $24, just the Switch and Joy-Cons for $39, or everything for $59, with custom etching $5 extra.

The full Switch cover comes with front and back of the Switch, front, sides and top of the dock, and front covers for two Joy-Cons and the game controller dock.

Before we get into the application, it’s important to note that Toast’s Switch covers come with a warning:

There is a known issue that the factory paint finish on the Nintendo Switch console and controllers is not very durable. In our testing, sometimes we noticed micro, pinprick-sized pieces of paint pulling off the console or Joy-Con controllers upon removal. We don’t know if this will become more of an issue over time and cause larger pieces of paint to pull up with covers that have been installed for a long time, so if you are concerned about keeping your Switch 100% pristine, maybe just go for the dock instead - the dock isn’t painted, so you can safely Toast it to your heart’s content.

Being out of control and not caring who or what I hurt, I went for the full monty. As with my PlayStation 4 cover, Toast wanted to know if I wanted a design. Having done squirrels on the PS4, I went for the polar opposite of squirrels, 11th President James K. Polk. Out of the four wood colors Toast offers (oak, ash, ebony and bamboo) I went with ash, because I’ve heard a lot of ash fans wanted to see it on the Switch.

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Whoops! The Latest Game of Thrones Leaker Is HBO Itself - Vanity Fair



























































































It seems HBO really can’t catch a break—even from its own international affiliates. The premium cabler is currently grappling with yet another leaked episode of Game of Thrones. But this time, the breach wasn’t the work of some devious hacker: instead, HBO apparently leaked its own show.

A spokesman for HBO Europe provided the following statement: "We have learned that the upcoming episode of Game of Thrones was accidentally posted for a brief time on the HBO Nordic and HBO España platforms. The error appears to have originated with a third party vendor and the episode was removed as soon as it was recognized. This is not connected to the recent cyber incident at HBO in the U.S."

According to TVLine, HBO Spain accidentally leaked Sunday’s upcoming episode by mistake by making the installment—the penultimate chapter of the epic fantasy drama’s seventh season—available on-demand to its Spanish subscribers several days early. The episode was live for an hour before the network realized its error and took it down. It didn’t take long for the ripped episode to surface online, of course, and it has since apeared everywhere from Reddit to YouTube, Instagram, and Twitch .

This season of Game of Thrones has been marred not only by a giant HBO hack—which compromised up to 1.5 terabytes of data and has resulted, so far, in leaks of executive documents and Game of Thrones scripts, among other things—but also by another unrelated breach, which resulted in Episode 4, “The Spoils of War,” getting leaked as well. Last season, HBO Nordic also accidentally leaked a Season 6 episode.

We’re guessing that there is no shortage of frustration over at HBO right now. Still, on the bright side, the “Spoils of War” leak did nothing to stop that episode from setting a new ratings record—and we’re guessing that this week’s penultimate episode will be similarly unencumbered.

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Trump Says Amazon Does 'Great Damage' to Retailers - Bloomberg

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U.S. President Donald Trump once again unloaded on Amazon.com Inc., tweeting that the company is hurting other retailers and implying that it’s killing industry jobs across the U.S.

Amazon is causing "great damage to tax paying retailers," Trump said in a Twitter post Wednesday, causing shares in the online retailer to fall.

“Towns, cities and states throughout the U.S. are being hurt - many jobs being lost!” Trump said in the tweet.

Amazon is doing great damage to tax paying retailers. Towns, cities and states throughout the U.S. are being hurt - many jobs being lost!

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A new FCC filing seemingly reveals new information on the next Google Pixel phone, including the manufacturer - Business Insider

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Brian Rakowski, VP of Product Management at Google, holds a Pixel during an event to introduce the phone.Ramin Talaie/Getty Images

A new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) filing has seemingly confirmed that HTC is once again Google's chosen manufacturer that will build the next Pixel phone, Android Police first spotted.

The documentation reveals that this is only the smaller "Pixel 2," however, as the larger, higher-end sibling — the tentatively named "Pixel 2 XL" — will reportedly be manufactured by LG, and feature a markedly different design.

"Unfortunately, there's a request for confidentiality pertaining to various diagrams and descriptions, so there aren't any photos of the device," says Android Police's report, but there are still some screenshots from the Settings app with additional information.

You can see that, for one, the listed Android version is 8.0.1, with a (yet unreleased) security patch dated August 5, 2017. The FCC filing for last year's Pixel phone curiously surfaced exactly one year ago today, while the phone landed on stores' shelves towards the end of October, so you can expect the patch's date to change by the time the Pixel 2 lands in customers' hands.

The new Settings app reveals information circa the Android version as well as some bits about the phone's hardware.Android Police / FCC

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