Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Google Updates Biweekly Post

Publication Date: August 6, 2014

Google Apps

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

Coming soon to Macalester’s domain: People using Google Apps with access to Google Talk or Google Hangouts chat will now have the ability to create and join Hangout video calls for up to 15 participants. Participants will no longer need to ensure Google+ premium services are enabled, nor have a Google+ profile.

Hangouts participants will now have the ability to remove other participants from a Hangouts video call.

Hangouts is now covered under the same Terms of Service that support our other Google Apps for Business products, like Gmail and Google Drive.

Starting now, Gmail (and shortly, Calendar) will recognize email addresses that contain accented or non-Latin characters.

Just like with Gmail on the web, you can now insert files from Google Drive directly into an email on your phone or tablet.

These 13 new languages are joining the Gmail family: Afrikaans, Armenian, Azerbaijani (Azeri), Chinese (Hong Kong), French (Canada), Galician, Georgian, Khmer, Lao, Mongolian, Nepali, Sinhala, and Zulu.

A roundup of all Apps launches from July 2014

The new viewer is faster, cleaner and provides easier ways to connect with third-party Drive apps.

We know that some of you work with people who still use Word, so starting today any tracked changes in a .docx file will be automatically carried over to Docs as Suggested Edits.

A new version of the Gmail iOS app is now available in the App Store.

23 Google Apps Updates You Might Have Missed During July

Google Technology

News about other Google products and technology.

Ever wonder who controls the inner workings of the Internet? Like what happens after you type in a URL and hit enter, or who assigns IP addresses? (2 min 40 sec).

From big baseball news to blockbusters, here’s a look at the last seven days in search.

Google Business

Google Business news, including policies, user privacy, politics and legal issues.
Google says that it will match images of child pornography against a digital database of illegal images that the company itself compiles.

After teasing us for months, Google appears to have scrapped its mysterious barge technology showcases.
The objective of this new Google team is to significantly reduce the number of people harmed by targeted attacks.

Google Extra

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

Fortune Magazine reminds us all that with great power comes great responsibility, and sometimes Google leads us astray.
Google Doodle: August 4, 2014

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