Wednesday, September 11, 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.

You’ll soon be able to take advantage of four new features to create your perfect form: progress bars, data validation, embedded YouTube videos, and custom messages.

You'll get a number of improvements that reduce the number of button presses required to read, reply and compose emails.

Google Plus is up with Reddit and Twitter at the forefront of online social media.

To change the size of the text in your document, simply select the text and click the text-size drop-down menu in the toolbar.

Excel has a useful transpose feature when copying and pasting. Here's a tip to do the same in a Google spreadsheet.

Google Technology

News about other Google products and technology.

To celebrate the Google Chrome browser’s fifth birthday on Thursday, the company expanded its ambitions in computing by introducing a new kind of Chrome app that runs offline and on other operating systems besides Google’s.

At its center, Google is a search company, but has made efforts in recent years to expand into other galaxies.

Google Business

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

Neither side released details of the offer, however, and rivals continued to call for the American technology company to cede more control of its Internet search and advertising business.

Now edX, a nonprofit provider founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is joining forces with Google to create a spinoff Web site where ordinary folks—and professors at colleges that have not been invited to join high-profile MOOC consortiums—can not only sign up for a MOOC but also build one themselves.

Google could be held liable for civil damages for secretly intercepting data on open Wi-Fi routers.

Google Extra

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

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