Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Google Updates Biweekly Post



Publication Date: August 12, 2015

Google Apps

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


When files are transferred to new owners, the new document, spreadsheet, and presentation owners will receive all notifications for any comments added to their files, and previous owners, like any other collaborators, will only receive notifications if their names are explicitly added to a comment.


Easily increase or decrease the relative font size of text in Google Docs and Slides.


Not only will this give you greater control over the spreadsheets you create within Google Sheets, it will prevent Microsoft Excel spreadsheets that contain hidden data and that are imported into Sheets from being inaccurately displayed.




YouTube comments will now appear only on YouTube and not shared on Google+; Google Apps domain will no longer have the ability to restrict comments made on YouTube to be viewable only in their domain.

Google Mobile

News about other Google products and technology.
The latest version of the Slides app for Android allows you to share your work even more widely, by presenting to Google Hangouts.


A new version of the Hangouts Android app is coming to Google Play this week with new features.


A consistent experience across the Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides viewers on the web on mobile, created with a simpler, more uniform interface for each.


People using Office for Windows can now open their Word, Excel and Powerpoint documents stored in Drive and then save any changes back to Drive once they’re done.


This launch will provide employees with more information on how their files are being shared.


Google Business

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


Clearly separating Google from other ventures could give the CEO of each company the ability to focus on their unique areas of expertise.


The choice of abc.xyz as the web domain for Alphabet may seem like a clever one, but it could have been chosen out of necessity.


Find out how Google Apps and Office 365 affect workplace productivity and collaboration

Google Extra

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



Google Doodle: Aug 5, 2015

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