Thursday, July 24, 2014

Google Updates Biweekly Post

Published July 24, 2014
Google Apps

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

Get ready for the New Google Drive—Arriving in Macalester’s domain starting on July 29, 2014!

New home screens give direct access points for Docs, Sheets & Slides. redirects to

A new version of the UI for viewing documents and images in Gmail and Google Drive gives more focus to the content itself.

This feature provides the ability to reset the properties and formatting of an image in Google Docs, Slides, and Drawings after edits have been made to it.

Now you can by creating a "temporary filter view"  from the toolbar or Data menu in the new Google Sheets.

Improved accessibility options.

A new version of the Gmail Android app is coming to Google Play.

The Google Drive mobile apps for Android and iOS now have a cleaner design, more responsive animations, and faster background syncing.

Google Slides mobile app is now ready for launch on Android (with iOS coming soon), making it easier for you to quickly find, edit and create presentations on the goonline or offline.

Suggest Edits support page
Docs, Sheets, and Slides are getting major updates on both mobile and desktop. Mobile apps for Docs, Sheets and now Slides. Edit and share Office files—without Office. Suggested Edits: a new way to collaborate.

Launch Hangouts in Chrome without having to download and install a plugin.

Google Apps users can now edit Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files directly from Google Drive, Gmail and the new Docs, Sheets and Slides home screens, without needing Microsoft Office.

you can mirror your Android phone and tablet to the TV so you can see your favorite apps, photos or anything else, exactly as you see it on your mobile device—only bigger.

For English search results in the US, Google will indicate to searchers when their algorithms detect pages that may not work on searcher’s device.

Google Technology

News about other Google products and technology.

With its ambitious plan to create a single design language for all its products, Google had to update its main font to work on any screen.

DrawElements produces a graphics test that helps companies make their software compatible with Google’s Android operating system.

Google Business

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

Google partnered with Coinbase to support BTC conversions.

Google Extra

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

Follow on Google+

Gmail: Look for #TipTuesday and #MobileMonday posts

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