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Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Google Updates Biweekly Post
Updates to core Google Apps and the major services like Google+. Also major updates that may affect the Macalester community.
It includes notifications, a Google+ share box (if Google+ is enabled), and a new App Launcher with links to other Google products.
New version of the Google bar
This means that IE9 users who access Gmail and other Google Apps services will be notified “within the next few weeks” that they need to upgrade to a more modern browser.
Google drops Internet Explorer 9 support in Google Apps less than three weeks after IE11′s release
Each time a new version of Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari browsers is released, Google begins supporting the update and stops supporting the third-oldest version.
End of support for Internet Explorer 9
This will prevent your photo, name, +1s and other activity from appearing in Google's advertisements.
Opt out of Google's Shared Endorsements ads
Starting today when Google Calendar invitations are sent to members of a Google Group, the attendee list will automatically update as people join or leave the group.
Calendar events that update when Google Groups change
Chome will have a "reset browser settings" button in the last update, which lets you easily return to a factory-fresh state.
Don’t mess with my browser!
In Slides, you'll see their names appear next to their cursor as they type—just like in Docs.
Real time text cursors and other enhancements in Slides
News about other Google products and technology.
NYTimes Book Review
DOGFIGHT: How Apple and Google Went to War and Started a Revolution
Google Business news, including policies, user privacy, politics and legal issues.
Speculation swirls around two mysterious barges as officials remain tight-lipped.
Does Google's floating data center plan hold water?
This summer, the company sped up a project to encrypt internal systems.
Angry Over U.S. Surveillance, Tech Giants Bolster Defenses
Google and Yahoo said that they were unaware of government accessing of their data links.
N.S.A. Said to Tap Google and Yahoo Abroad
Other Google side projects, including art, science and fun stuff.
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