Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Google Updates Biweekly Post

Publication Date: April 2, 2014

Google Apps

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

Customize your theme with a selfie and share it. Shelfie, the SHareable sELFIE.

Gmail will always use an encrypted HTTPS connection when you check or send email.

Coming soon: New calendar events will now have a Hangouts video call link added automatically.

Coming soon: Slides and Drawings will now let you crop, apply shape masks, and add borders to your images right within your presentation and drawings.

Coming soon: This new version is faster and can support larger spreadsheets.

Coming soon: Customize your App Launch menu, too!

Google Technology

News about other Google products and technology.

Google’s Android Wear: extends Android to wearables.

Google is developing a new solution for indoor navigation.

Google Business

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

Watch this YouTube video of how Google responds to U.S. search warrants, while working hard to protect our users' privacy and security.

Google Extra

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

A round-up of Google’s better attempts at humor for April Fool’s Day 2014.

The worst day for actual news and lame attempts at humor.

From Google’s Think Insights: data will be remembered only if presented in the right way. And often a slide, spreadsheet or graph is not the right way; a story is.

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