Wednesday, October 9, 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.

Coming soon to Macalester’s domain: Each editor’s product icon displayed in the header, which doubles as a quick link back to all your files in Drive.

Get the most out of Google Drive with these 25 tips, tools, and tweaks for power users.

Files shared outside your domain to an email address not linked to an existing Google Account can be viewed without having to sign in or create a new Google Account.

With Quickoffice, you can edit Microsoft® Office documents across your devices, giving you the freedom to work with anyone no matter what hardware or software they’re using.

... there are a few nuances here and there between them which are worth analysis.

Google Technology

News about other Google products and technology.

Google Search is becoming less like a search engine and more like a personal assistant and database.

Google has filed a patent application for a system that would help friends or colleagues split the bill at the end of a meal.

HP introduced the HP Chromebook 11.

Google Business

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

In September 2013, Google offered for the first time to sign a HIPAA Business Associate Agreement (BAA) available for Google Apps.

The Higher Education Information Security Council is calling on colleges and universities to mark the 10th annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month, which kicked off on Tuesday, by promoting best practices in information security.

New Chromebooks highlight a tight partnership between Google and Intel, and a shift away from only Wintel

Google is joining more than 30 members to launch the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI), a new coalition that cuts across boundaries of geography, sector, or size. Our goal? To help bring down Internet costs through policy change.

The accusations, made over several years in various lawsuits that have been merged into two separate cases, ask whether Google went too far in collecting user data in Gmail and Street View, its mapping project.

The European Union’s antitrust chief, JoaquĆ­n Almunia, announced that in his inquiry into Google’s search practices, he had tentatively reached a deal he could live with — one requiring Google to give higher visibility to competitors’ listings on Web search queries.

This annual program brings student developers from all over the world together with open source software organizations to mentor them through a summer project.

Google Extra

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

September 27, 2013: Google’s 15th Birthday

Google is now working with the ASI to bring the Street View Trekker to 100 Indian heritage and cultural wonders.

Chrome Experiments

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