Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Google Updates Biweekly Post

Publication Date: December 18, 2013

The Google Updates Biweekly Post will take a break and resume resume in January 2014. Happy New Year!

Google Apps

Updates to core Google Apps and the major services like Google+. Also major updates that may affect the Macalester community.

Opt-in to use new features: Colored sheet tabs, custom number formatting, paste transpose and more.

Your messages are more safe and secure, your images are checked for known viruses or malware, and you’ll never have to press that pesky “display images below” link again.

Export a copy of your Gmail and Google Calendar data, making it easy to back up your data or move to another service.

Coming soon: A new drop down menu atop each Drive folder lets you take quick actions like rename, share, organize, and more.

Creating events in Google Calendar is now faster with autocomplete predictions from Google Maps.

Google Technology

News about other Google products and technology.

Adoption of security standards is widespread across the industry, dramatically reducing spammers’ ability to impersonate domains that users trust, and making email phishing less effective.

Google News readers on Android and iOS devices: A new version of the mobile web app provides an improved overall experience resulting in a kind of real time news desk for you on your phone.

Chrome Apps work offline, update automatically and sync to any computer where you're signed into Chrome, so you can pick up where you left off.

Google Business

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

The notion that Google ad-placement practices threaten our privacy is raving nonsense.

Google is unveiling six new Global Impact Awards—totaling $11.5 million in grants—to innovators using technology to tackle the world’s toughest challenges.

NYTimes Q&A

A change to Gmail that relegated retailers’ emails to a separate inbox for promotions has had a big effect during the busiest shopping period of the year, according to three services that manage mass emails.

Google Extra

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

Discover the top 100 searches

As 2013 comes to a close, these are some of the videos, channels and moments that shaped our year.

Google Doodle: December 9, 2013

Google Doodle: December 14, 2013

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