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Google Products

1. Google Keep

Google Keep is a free note-taking service included with your Google account that lets you save a variety of content like text, images, audio and videos for quick access.

2. Google Timer

Google will set a timer for you if you type your desired duration followed by the word “timer” on your search bar. 

3. Google Sky

Explore the remote reaches of the universe from the comforts of your own browser. With Google Sky Maps, you can.

With hi-res images culled straight from NASA satellites, the Hubble Telescope and the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Google Sky is a space map that shows you detailed images of objects like stars, constellations, galaxies, planets, or the Earth’s moon.

 Spell out numbers

If you ever want to see a number completely spelled out, just type its digits on your search bar then add “=english” at the end.

. Translate symbols

If you want to translate written symbols or your freehand cursive writing, you can turn on Google Translate‘s manual “handwriting” feature by clicking that little pencil icon.

Free Fonts

Did you know that Google has its very own site for free fonts?

Google Fonts is a collection of free fonts that you can download and use for free. From exotic to edgy fonts, Google has you covered!

Use Explore to discover art and culture

To examine the world’s famous artworks in great detail, use Google Art & Culture’s Explore tool. With Explore, you can zoom in on high-definition paintings, tour famous sites and landmarks via Street View and even view 360-degree videos of famous museums.

Google Express

Google Express is Google’s online shopping service that lets you get same-day or overnight delivery for several categories like groceries, electronics, books, and a lot more.

 Identify songs instantly

Are you familiar with Shazam, the service that can identify any song it hears?

Well, Google has its own equivalent service called Sound Search. With the help of Google Assistant, you can have it name any song it hears via your gadget’s mic.

Listen to animal sounds

Have you ever wondered what an anteater or a humpback whale sounds like?

Just search for “animal sounds” or the name of a specific animal and Google’s results will include a quick sound clip.

17. Gboard keyboard

To quickly launch a Google search straight from your iPhone’s keyboard, try the GBoard app.

GBoard lets you glide through your keys (ala Swype), pull GIFs, emojis and Google search all from within the keyboard.

18. Google One Today

Are you looking for a worthwhile cause? Google’s One Today app for iOS and Android makes it easy to find nonprofit charities you can support.

Google One Today has photos, articles and explanations of how your donations actually help.

 

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Gmail’s Newest Features

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Google launched a new feature called Smart Compose that takes its AI writing much further. Smart Compose works a lot like Google’s own Autocomplete does in Search, popping up the things you might be about to say next. Simply by hitting tab, you can accept Google’s proposed words, add them to your copy, and move on to the next line of your email . . . for which Google might have even more suggestions.

To try it out, you’ll first need to turn on the “Enable experimental access” option within the General tab of the new Gmail’s settings. After you click the “Save Changes” button at the bottom of the screen, Gmail will refresh itself—and Smart Compose should then automatically be activated. You can confirm by going back into the General tab of the settings and looking for the newly added Smart Compose option. As long as “Writing suggestions on” is checked, you’re all set—and you should see Google’s predictive text show up periodically as you write new emails.

Google is very good at saying “hi”

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Google is ready to schedule . . . perhaps to a fault

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Google doesn’t seem interested in helping on serious topics

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GDPR

Facebook and Google have been hit with a raft of lawsuits accusing the companies of coercing users into sharing personal data on the first day of Facebook and Google have been hit with a raft of lawsuits accusing the companies of coercing users into sharing personal data on the first day of GDPR enforcement. The lawsuits, are seeking fines against Facebook 3.9 billion and Google 3.7 billion euro (roughly $8.8 billion in dollars),  filed by Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems, a longtime critic of the companies’ data collection practices.

GDPR requires clear consent and justification for any personal data collected from users, and these guidelines have pushed companies across the internet to revise their privacy policies and collection practices. But there is still widespread uncertainty over how European regulators will treat the requirements, and many companies are still unprepared for enforcement. Both Google and Facebook have rolled out new policies and products to comply with GDPR.

Black Filmakers Explore New Tech For Storytelling

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Black Public Media (BPM) held a summit at Google’s New York City offices on April 6. The event brought together Black filmmakers, producers, writers and directors, along with social justice activists, media and entertainment executives, funders, investors, and distributors to discuss ways to get Black content into the distribution pipeline.

The summit was part of BPM’s new initiative WOKE! Broadening Access to Black Public Media, which is designed to connect creatives working with new technologies to funding and resources, and help promote diversity in media.

Funders for the one-day historic event include the MacArthur Foundation, Google, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, along with the Wyncote Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Among many notables in attendance were TV One host Roland Martin, Lisa Cortes (Precious, Monster’s Ball), Yance Ford (Strong Island), Thomas Allen Harris (Through a Lens Darkly), Shola Lynch (Free Angela & All Political Prisoners), Richard Parsons (Imagination Capital), and Shukree Hassan Tilghman (This Is Us).

 

BPM’s overall mission is to help develop, produce and distribute “innovative media” about the Black experience, as well as invest in Black filmmakers, producers and directors.

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Google Drive Has Been Updated To Look Like The New Gmail

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Google has given Drive a surprise update with elements that make it look more like the new Gmail. The redesign doesn’t come with new features, but when you get it, you’ll notice that The Big G has changed the Drive interface background from gray to white for a cleaner look. Its boxes and icons now also have much rounded corners and look a bit taller than before, and Drive’s logo now has a more prominent place on the top left corner of the interface. You’ll also find that Google has shuffled Drive’s icons around, with the Settings and Help Center icons now in the same line as the search bar. . You’ll also find that Google has shuffled Drive’s icons around, with the Settings and Help Center icons now in the same line as the search bar.

 

 

GMAIL Has A New Look

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Click On Gear icon top right to enable the new Gmail.

Google has not made this new Gmail default for everyone yet, so if you’re not seeing it, keep checking back. The rollout is supposed to be global for all 1.4 billion Gmail users.

Google Planning Self destructing eMail On Gmail

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The new Gmail design is reportedly due to launch at the I/O conference in May 2018. One of the new and much-talked features is the Confidential Mode that is reportedly debuting with the new Gmail. The Confidential Mode will offer functionalities that will disallow the recipient from performing the restricted actions on the email.

 The new feature called Confidential Mode for the Gmail that would let the email sender choose if the recipient can forward the email, copy or paste the email contents, download or print the email, or even flag the email with self-destruct option. While the recipient will lose his control on what he or she can do with the email sent in the Confidential Mode, the self-destruct feature will remove the email discreetly from the recipient’s Inbox.

Screenshots show that a sender can schedule an email to self-destruct for a particular time and date, after which the email would either be unreadable or vanish completely. In order to activate the Confidential Mode, the sender needs to tap on the lock icon in the Compose email pop-up box. In addition to scheduling the email for self-destructing, you can even assign a password to the email, so that the recipient, on getting the email, is required to enter the password to open it. As the name suggests, this email feature is for confidential emails that want the negligible attention of others.

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