Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Google Updates Biweekly Post

Publication Date: August 20, 2014

Google Apps

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

While many changes were design and user-experience improvements, Google also added some new functions.
There are some basic operators available, but this video takes a look at some Boolean operators, which are pretty impressive.

Add styling to the borders of individual cells or groups of cells within the table.

You can see patterns in your data by adding trendlines to charts in Google Sheets. Trendlines are often helpful for financial or scientific data.

When you create a filter view, it’s like saving a filter that you can use over and over again.

People using Google Sheets will now be able to copy and paste high-fidelity, fully functional charts inside the same spreadsheet and between spreadsheets.

COMING SOON: As easier way to unsubscribe from mailing lists.

Google Technology

News about other Google products and technology.

Google just announced in May that it will start making driverless vehicles soon, but they won’t be designed for highway speeds just yet.

Google is starting to open Classroom to all Google Apps for Education users, helping teachers spend more time teaching and less time shuffling papers.

Google Business

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

Google keeps tabs on where you've been, but you can manage it

Google’s Safe Browsing service protects you from malicious Websites and warns you about malicious downloads in Chrome.

NomadList uses crowdsourced data to show which cities in the U.S. and the world are the best - and worst - for remote workers

Google wants to ensure that non-Latin characters in Gmail aren’t abused by spammers or scammers trying to send misleading or harmful messages.

Inequality and Web Search Trends

Google Extra

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

Demonstrations in Missouri and the death of Robin Williams had people searching for a greater understanding this week.

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