Tips & News from the IT world
Google Calendar’s Reminders feature is now on the web
Google is bringing Reminders to the web a few months after adding Reminders to Google Calendar on iPhone and Android. Reminders will be rolling out to Calendar’s web users this week, the feature will be working basically the same way as it does on mobile. Reminders appear just like events, slotted in at the date and […]
Chrome App Launcher Retirement
The app launcher makes Chrome apps easy to open outside the browser, but Google has found that users on Windows, Mac, and Linux prefer to launch their apps from within Chrome. With Chrome’s continued emphasis on simplicity and streamlining browser features, the launcher will be removed from those platforms and it will remain unchanged on Chrome […]
Set expiration dates for access to your Google Drive Data!
Google is introducing the ability to set an “expiry date” for specific user access to files in Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides, to keep their organization’s information safe in situations where third-party vendors have access to your organization’s data. Businesses today don’t operate in isolation; employees work with other businesses as well and often on a […]
You can now send Videos using Google Hangouts!
Today, Google added the ability to send Videos of up to 1 minute duration using Hangouts, Google’s IM app. The update has been pushed to iOS devices with many improvements: The update (Version 8.0.0) include: Send video attachments up to 1 minute long fix for unread conversation when you’ve been in a call Support for Google […]
Google Docs adds new option to export text files as ePub
Google added functionality to Google Docs to export long text documents as ePub files, largely compatible with almost every electronic reader and book reading app (except on Amazon Kindles as they have their own book format .mobi). Reading long PDFs or word files on tablets or smartphones is the most annoying thing to do on a […]
You can now Issue commands when voice typing in Google Docs
Google has introduced the Voice typing feature in Google Docs a while ago where it launched the ability to talk to your device and type your document. Now with Google’s latest update, you can use this voice typing feature to issue commands in Google Docs. Because you know that crafting an effective document takes a whole lot more […]
Gmail Becomes Safer, Will Now Warn You About Unsecured Emails
Starting today, any messages that Gmail users send or receive from email providers that don’t support TLS encryption will be flagged with a tiny unlocked padlock icon. Clicking the padlock brings up a dialog box warning the user that if their message contains “confidential information” they may want to advise their contact to use a different […]
Find out which are your biggest files in Google Drive!
Is your Google Drive quota full? You desperately need to delete big files? Here’s a quick tip! With this simple tip you can see the size of the files in your Google Drive, allowing you to identify which files are taking up the most amount of space. To bring up your list of files in […]
Google Chrome New Material Design Update
After applying the material design to its mobile operating system, Google is now bringing a new material design to Chrome. On Friday, The Next Web discovered a Google Code discussion which appears to suggest that the first Material Design alterations to Chrome will begin appearing in Chrome OS with the launch of version 50. By […]
Monitoring your Gmail Activity
Monitoring your email As an added security measure, it’s a good idea to keep an eye on the activity of your Gmail account. To do this, open your Gmail account, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the Details link in the bottom right of your screen, below last account activity. This will […]