Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Google Updates Biweekly Post

Publication Date: May 14, 2014

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

Coming: Later this week, by May 17, 2014

When you start a Hangout with someone on your computer, you can look at the person's profile picture in your Hangouts list to see whether they're online and available or not.

Edit images directly in Google Docs & Slides.

Google's practice of serving ads based on the content of Gmail messages has long been controversial.

Download new, standalone mobile apps for Docs and Sheets—with Slides coming soon.

The Google Maps app now shows you which lane to stay in or move to so you’ll never find yourself driving for miles down the wrong road.

Google Maps is helping you get around on public transit even more easily with additions.

Google Technology

News about other Google products and technology.

In an unusual move, Google pulls in more Explorers at Player's Championship.

Classroom, a new, free tool in the Google Apps for Education suite.

Google Business

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

The verification process is intended to block malicious or unsafe apps from being installed on your Android device.

An EU court ruling has taken a step towards giving people the "right to be forgotten", forcing Google and other search engines to remove certain links from search results.

Google Extra

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

The author of What Color Is Your Parachute? A Practical Guide For Job-Hunters and Career Changers shares his insights during a talk at Google. Seems appropriate for Graduation week!

Google Doodle: May 12, 2014:

Google Doodle: May 4, 2014

The idea behind Spell Up, a new word game and Chrome Experiment, it helps you improve your English using your voice—and a modern browser, of course.

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