Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Google Updates Biweekly Post

Google Apps

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

When you print a form, each question is formatted in a way that makes it simple for people to fill in when printed on paper.

Google's recent update to Maps offers powerful tools to virtually visit a destination before jumping into your car.

If you haven't yet tried Hangouts in Gmail, you can always click your profile photo in the chat list and select "Try the new Hangouts."

Google Technology

News about other Google products and technology.

New Google Maps app for Android smartphones and tablets.A new Google Maps app for smartphones and tablets

The update includes enhanced search and navigation features.

Starting 7/16/2013, you’ll notice improvements to omnibox suggestions based on the recency of websites visited

Google Business

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

The 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals in New York said an earlier court order that had allowed to authors to sue as a group was premature, as it didn't fully consider Google's fair use defence.

Sam Schillace (the father of modern word processing) talks about the challenges of collaborative editing and why people get freaked out when there's no Save button

It is the latest development in a three-year investigation of claims that Google abuses its dominant share of the general web search market

Find out the connection between Prism, the death of Trayvon Martin and Google Glass.

Google Extra

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

July 3, 2013, would have been the doleful thinker's 130th birthday

June 29, 2013, the illustration for the 100th Tour De France seemed like a great opportunity to unify design, illustration and animation.

July 15, 2013, Google celebrated the 407th birthday of artist Rembrandt van Rijn

The Google Cultural Institute and the Eiffel Tower Operating Company have teamed up to create three immersive online exhibitions which blend fascinating historical material with a sprinkling of technological magic.

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