Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Google Updates Biweekly Post



Publication Date: April 8, 2015

Google Apps

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



Learn how to use Chrome profiles, pinned tabs, recent tabs, hot keys, and other browser tips and tricks.


Follow up: Google+ Photos coming to Google Drive

Starts rolling out April 20, 2015. All users will see a new menu item in Drive called Google Photos, including those who don’t currently use Google+ Photos.


A roundup of all Apps launches from March 2015.


Started rolling out on April 7; opt out until May 25, 2015.


Sharing a Google Drive file with someone bypasses the need to send it as an email attachment.


More style choices, add gradient conditional formatting rules, new look for the conditional formatting editing pane.


The Gooru will tick off 19 search tricks!


Learn about all of Google's accessibility products and features, or filter by different categories.


Google Apps Mobile

News about other Google products and technology.



Google updated its Gmail app for Android today, and the most important feature is probably the addition of a unified Inbox.


Plus, Google Calendar for iPhone works with all the calendars you've already set up on your phone.


Reading view in Docs and Performance improvements.


A report that analyzes billions (!) of data points gathered every day during 2014 and provides comprehensive and in-depth insight into security of the Android ecosystem.

Google Business

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



Unwanted ad injectors aren’t part of a healthy ads ecosystem. They’re part of an environment where bad practices hurt users, advertisers, and publishers alike. Google has a variety of policies that either limit, or entirely prohibit, ad injectors.


At the end of May, Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act is set to expire. What’s next?

Google Extra

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






Google Doodle: March 23, 2015

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