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If you’re a Google Apps user and still use Internet Explorer 8, you’re going to have to change your habits pretty soon. As recently announced by Google, November 15, 2012 will be the last day Google Apps users will be able to use IE8. After that date, you’ll have to switch to a newer version of Internet Explorer, or choose a different browser altogether.

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Online social profiles typically do not offer enough customizability to help users prepare for death. Of course, you can trust Google to pick up the gauntlet: the Inactive Account Manager is a brand new Google account feature that can help you keep your data out of the wrong hands when you die. It allows you to tell Google what to do with your information after your account has been unused for a certain period of time.

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