Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Google Updates Biweekly Post

Publication Date: October 1, 2014

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

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! Coming soon: Unlimited storage at no extra cost, and more!

Your Forms, your way: Arrived in Macalester’s domain: Custom forms!
Search menus, manage questions, and share short URLs.

Google has simplified the UI for the mobile Web version of Google Drive, making it easier for people to access their files more quickly.

Making visible or hiding calendars from the ‘Other calendars’ section in Google Calendar will be easier.

Google will now support internationalized email addresses in Google Calendar.

But as Chrome has become more secure, it’s gotten even harder to find and exploit security bugs.

Chrome will start the process of sunsetting SHA-1 (as used in certificate signatures for HTTPS) with Chrome 39 in November.

While creating a folder structure can serve as a great foundation to Drive, we’ve found that many people fail to maintain these folders, making search a much more efficient option.

5 more updates to bring even more customizability to Google’s survey tool.

Google Technology

News about other Google products and technology.

Google has launched a Chrome Legacy Browser Support Test Channel so that developers can test the next versions of the LBS Chrome Extension and MSI before they are promoted to stable.

Today, in partnership with Adobe, Google is welcoming Creative Cloud onto Chromebooks, initially with a streaming version of Photoshop.

Google Business

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

A group of photographers, visual artists and affiliated associations have reached a settlement with Google in a lawsuit over copyrighted material in Google Books.

Can Google’s winning ways be applied to all kinds of businesses? The authors of “How Google Works” firmly believe that they can.

The Google Safety Center gives an overview of the tools that people can use to report content that violates our user policies on different products.

Google Extra

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

September 27, 2014: Google Doodle

Google search trends September 19-25, 2014

How unconscious biases influence our actions every day, even when—by definition—we don’t notice them.

From thousands of submissions from 90+ countries, our panel of esteemed judges selected 18 finalists representing nine countries.

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