Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Google Updates Biweekly Post

Publication Date: June 25, 2014

Google Apps

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

When previewing Gmail attachments in Chrome, certain Chrome extensions can now be queried to determine if they are enabled for Drive.

Owners of a document, spreadsheet or presentation will now be able to move it to the trash from within its own File menu.

Now Chromies around the world can get in on the action with Kick with Chrome, a new Chrome Experiment that will help you tap into your inner soccer champion.

Power users may audit any app or extension and get visibility into the precise actions that it's performing.

Several improvements have been made to Google Sites recently. Let’s hope the improvements keep coming.

Google Technology

News about other Google products and technology.

Police officers in San Francisco and London say that after Apple last fall introduced a safety measure, called Activation Lock, iPhone theft fell significantly.

Google Business

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

Nest Labs on Tuesday is expected to announce a strategy to build a software platform to connect home devices as part of the Internet of Things.

Google has long supported efforts to update the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) so that the government must obtain a warrant to require a provider to disclose content stored with the provider.

After receiving a wave of requests since late May to remove information from search results, Google began notifying individuals this week that their submissions would soon be acted upon.

As part of its effort to add a paid subscription tier, the online video giant will block videos from independent record companies that have not agreed to new licensing terms.

Google announced on Tuesday that it would give Carnegie Mellon $300,000 in each of the next two years through the Google Focused Research Award program.

Google Extra

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

Google Doodle: World Cup 2014 #27

Google is thrilled to be celebrating Pride with the world in 35+ offices globally.

The World Cup is well underway and people are searching for every match highlight and replay. Read on to learn what was trending on Google this past week.

Read about women who use computer science, and an ability to code, to do cool, amazing jobs.

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