I’m posting this article because so many people, including me, were affected by this scam. It has a link to a web page where you can check the permissions attached to your Google account. I deleted two apps I never use from mine.
Google Keep is a note-taking app similar to Evernote, which I have used for several years. You have to buy one of the pay versions of Evernote if you need more features than the very limited free version, but Google Keep is free. Keep works seamlessly with all the Google apps, such as Chrome, Drive, Docs, Gmail, and Calendar. You can capture notes, audio, and photos with the press of a button. You should know that all your captures are stored on Google Drive and count against your storage limit. I downloaded on my Samsung phone and my iPad and am looking forward to using it.
In this post Joshua Kim discusses Google Slides, a great tool for teams collaborating on presentations. Recently I collaborated with two other people on a presentation for a workshop we taught. We imported PowerPoints into Google Slides and made a lot of changes to our original presentation. We uploaded it to Google Drive so we could make those changes. We used Google Slides presenter mode during the workshop. It worked beautifully. The Slides presenter works much better than the PowerPoint presenter, which is sometimes cranky and makes it hard to navigate though a presentation. Google Slides has all the features most people will need without the mostly useless bloat of Microsoft PowerPoint. I really like Slides.
Docs, Sheets, Drive, Slides, and Calendar all got new features to make them more competitive with Office 365. I like the Apps for Education, and they are all most people will ever need. I like to import PowerPoint presentations into Slides and use the Slides presenter because it is easier to use than the PowerPoint Presenter.
Google has released an app that will turn your smartphone into a mobile science lab. It is from the journal Science, and uses the sensors built into the phone to record data about the environment and test hypotheses. It also serves as a notebook where students can record data, run trials, and set up experiments.
Quoting from the article in appy geek: “Google is not giving up on its social ambitions, it seems, despite its failures with Google+. The companyannounced this morning a new social app called Spaces, which focuses on group sharing. The app allows small groups of users to tap into other Google services, including Google Search, YouTube and Chrome, in order to post links and share content without having to move in between apps. They can also have conversations around that content in a group chat-like interface.”
Google Translate now supports 52 languages, and you can use it in online or offline mode. You can download the latest version of this app onto your smart phone May 12.
Google has announced that its Docs app now supports voice commands for its Chrome browser.