Wednesday, December 4, 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.

12/2/2013: Preview attachments feature

View attachments and save files directly to Google Drive without ever leaving Gmail.

The sign-in page for Gmail will now be identical to the sign-in page for Google Calendar, Google Drive, or any other Google Apps service.

Following the introduction of the new look full-screen video chat last month, Google rolled out some new Hangouts features specifically for Google Apps customers.

Google Technology

News about other Google products and technology.

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt says you should switch. When it comes to productivity, is he right?

A year after it was introduced, Google's nerdy mapping-backpack is pushing into new territory

Google Business

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

Andy Rubin is the engineer heading Google’s robotics effort. He is the man who built the Android software for smartphones.

The search giant has for years been evasive about its plans for a so-called public cloud of computers and data storage that is rented to individuals and businesses.

Google partnered with Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer to run a special session of Solve for X on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., to discuss and debate audacious science and technology moonshots that could transform the world.

Google Extra

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

Watch this 5 minute TEDTalk for worthwhile time-saving tech tips, including a couple Google ones!

Infographic: Some argue Google is changing the way we think and remember.

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