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.
I use Google Translate every day to translate words and sentences from English to French and Spanish. It has some problems, such as occasionally capitalizing words it should not capitalize, but usually it works pretty well. I now supports 103 languages and translates 140 billion words every day. Google has switched to a new translation system called Google Neural Machine Translation (GNMT). GNMT With GNMT you can translate among different pairs of languages, such as English – French and French and English.
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.