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Google launches Two-Step Verification and Google Docs on Android and iPad

Sep 20 2010, 7:31am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

Google launches Two-Step Verification and Google Docs on Androdi and iPad
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Google celebrates 3 million business users for Google Apps.

Google announced today new features for their cloud computing services. Google adds more security with two-step verification and soon mobile editing in Google Docs on Android and the iPad is coming.

First, Google Apps Premier, Education and Government Edition administrators can now have users sign in with the combination of their password (something they know) and a one-time verification code provided by a mobile phone (something they have). Users can continue to access Google Apps from Internet-connected devices, but with stronger protections to help fend off risks like phishing scams and password reuse.

For the first time, Google is making this technology accessible to organizations large and small without the costs and complexities that have historically limited two-step verification to large enterprises with deep pockets. Furthermore, in the coming months, Standard Edition and hundreds of millions of individual Google users will be able to enjoy this feature as well.

Google also demonstrated new mobile editing capabilities for Google Docs on the Android platform and the iPad. In the next few weeks, co-workers around the world will soon be able to co-edit files simultaneously from an even wider array of devices. Via Google.

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