A better world for wheels on Google Maps – Google Maps now offers answers that allow those on wheels to find accessible places. They are calling on Local Guides, a community of people who contribute their expertise about places on Google Maps, to add more wheelchair accessibility attributes to the map.
Optimize your Android apps for Chromebooks – While most apps and games already work fairly well on Chromebooks without any changes, Google is still pushing for a developer to consider the various options associated with a laptop device.
Embed websites as iframes in the new Google Sites – Going forward, you can embed an entire web page as an iframe in a new Google site. This will allow you to pull in content from other websites and Google tools like Apps Script, Data Studio, and App Maker, saving you the trouble of duplicating and updating that information on your page.
Export data from Google Vault in PST format – To save those businesses time and to make the process of producing and importing data easier, we’re now giving Vault admins the ability to export Gmail, Google Groups, and on-the-record Google Hangouts chat data in Microsoft Personal Storage Table (PST) format.
Chrome’s Plan to Distrust Symantec Certificates – Devon O’Brien, Ryan Sleevi, and Andrew Whalley explain how at the end of July 2018, the Chrome team and the PKI community converged upon a plan to reduce, and ultimately remove, trust in Symantec’s infrastructure in order to uphold users’ security and privacy when browsing the web.
3 Things to Know in Google Forms – Alice Keeler documents some lesser known features of Forms, including the ability to change preferences, validate responses and choose the sheet where responses go to.
Amazing Mobile Features of Google Classroom – Eric Curts unpacks the various features associated with Google Classroom mobile app, including the ability to add digital handwriting, recording media, inserting content from other apps and receiving notifications.
Google Classroom: Post to Multiple Classes – Alice Keeler explains how to assign work and posts to multiple classes, useful if several classes require the same information. This, however, does not work with scheduling.
View the world through someone else’s lens in Google Earth – Whether you’re looking for travel inspiration, preparing a geography report for school, or simply taking flight from the comfort of your couch, Stafford Marquardt shows how the new Photos layer in Google Earth gives you the ability to look at far off places up close.
Step inside of music – Alexander Chen discusses the new collaboration between Google and the Song Exploder podcast which allows viewers to interact with music but turns parts on and off.
Something’s coming … “West Side Story” on Google Arts & Culture – Google Arts & Culture is launching a new collection honoring “West Side Story,” bringing together artifacts and mementos from the making of the musical and movie, behind-the-scenes photographs, and a peek into the modern-day representation of the musical, this collection explores the history, artistic value and social relevance of “West Side Story.”
A Blogger Privacy Setting You Might Want to Use – Richard Byrne discusses some privacy settings to consider when using Blogger, such as the request that your blog doesn’t appear in Blogger’s list of published blogs, restrict viewing to those who have been invited by email and turn on moderation for comments.