Wednesday, September 25, 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.

On September 23, 2013, many Gmail users received an unwelcome surprise: some of their messages were arriving slowly, and some of their attachments were unavailable.

Your Google products are now accessible under a new app launcher, located at the top right of the screen.

Google today announced Calico, a new company that will focus on health and well-being, in particular the challenge of aging and associated diseases.

Google added Snapseed photo editing to its Google+ apps on Android and iOS back in March, and now it's bringing them to the desktop.

Thanks to advanced options and third-party extensions, there's always some new way to give Google+ an extra pinch of power.

Just in time for iOS7, comes a new Chrome for iOS.

Google Technology

News about other Google products and technology.

Bump’s latest versions had a characteristic Google has been chasing: simplicity of design and function, despite complex algorithms.

Google Business

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

New York regulators will announce on Monday, 9/23/2013, the most comprehensive crackdown to date on deceptive reviews on the Internet.

Google Ideas supported the Comparative Constitutions Project to build Constitute, a new site that digitizes and makes searchable the world’s constitutions.

This petition requests that Google be allowed to publish detailed statistics about the types (if any) of national security requests we receive under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, including Section 702.

Retailers, who have a love-hate relationship with Google, say the new in-box with an assortment of folders for different types of messages is the latest tussle in an increasingly contentious union.

Google Extra

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

September 18, 2013: Léon Foucault's 194th Birthday

September 4, 2013: With the help of digital agencies TH_NK and Mindshare, The Telegraph has compiled a list of 15 weird and wonderful facts about the technology giant.

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