Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Google Updates Biweekly Post

Happy 5th Anniversary Google Apps at Mac!

standing left to right: Brad Belbas, Alison Sommer, Jeff Conrod, Barron Koralesky,  David Wheaton, Jerry Sanders seated left to right: Tanya Pfeffer, David Sisk
standing left to right: Brad Belbas, Alison Sommer, Jeff Conrod, Barron Koralesky,  David Wheaton, Jerry Sanders
seated left to right: Tanya Pfeffer, David Sisk
3/19/2013

Google Apps

Updates to core Google Apps and the major services like Google+. Also major updates that may affect the Macalester community.

All the same features from the old compose are supported, including labels and Canned Responses lab. Starts rolling out 4/16/2013.

When you start typing in the Gmail search box, you’ll now see predictions displayed.

The feature, when selected, will analyze your picture and automatically add an emoticon that Google+ thinks matches your face.

Google Technology

News about other Google products and technology.

With Keep you can quickly jot ideas down when you think of them and even include checklists and photos to keep track of what’s important to you. Now for devices running Android 4.0, Google Drive next.

Offline language packages for Google Translate on Android.

Google Business

Google Business news, including policies, user privacy, politics and legal issues.

It provides computational infrastructure on demand in the form of virtual Linux machines that can perform sustained processing tasks.

99.9% availability guarantee, with zero scheduled downtime for maintenance

Google Extra

Other Google side projects, including art, science and fun stuff.

Lists a description, data on when it was started and stopped, whether the service was invented by Google or was a hired gun, a list of alternatives, and more.

Google Book Search

The best way to predict the future is to invent it. http://goo.gl/SpWYO

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