Friday, 28 March 2014

Now you can get to your favorite Google products even faster by customizing how they appear in your ...

Rearrange the icons in your launcher. Sweet.



Google originally shared:

Now you can get to your favorite Google products even faster by customizing how they appear in your Google bar. Just drag and drop to rearrange the apps and bring your favorite products to the top.



You can also easily add Google products that aren’t part of the Google bar, like Google Keep and Google Scholar. Learn more: http://goo.gl/hw2cri



We're rolling this out over the next couple weeks, so please hold tight if you aren't seeing it yet.









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Saturday, 22 March 2014

Look how much bigger the box is for the UK Chromecast. The only difference is the bigger power adaptor...

Look how much bigger the box is for the UK Chromecast. The only difference is the bigger power adaptor of course but they've chosen not to go with a standard adaptor with interchangeable plugs.



Chromecast UK vs US









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Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Screencasting for Chrome -great new add-on from +TechSmith

This could be handy



Lee Webster originally shared:

Screencasting for Chrome -great new add-on from +TechSmith 








Announcing Screencasting in Snagit for Google Chrome

TechSmith Snagit for Google Chrome now includes screen recording (screencasting) in the Chrome browser and on Chromebooks.





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Monday, 10 March 2014

You can now search your contacts right from your #Chromebook’s launcher, just like you’re used to searching...

Searching contacts straight from the launcher is a simple but incredibly useful update.



Google Chrome originally shared:

You can now search your contacts right from your #Chromebook’s launcher, just like you’re used to searching for your websites and apps. Press the search button on your keyboard, and type the name of anyone in your Google contacts to email or start a hangout directly. Just restart your Chromebook to update and get this new feature.









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Friday, 7 March 2014

Look who I bumped into at the BBC. They're not so threatening when you see how short they are!

Look who I bumped into at the BBC. They're not so threatening when you see how short they are!









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Thursday, 6 March 2014

Joining the audience for BBC Radio 4's The News Quiz. Looking forward to seeing what gets cut out of...

Joining the audience for BBC Radio 4's The News Quiz. Looking forward to seeing what gets cut out of the broadcast.





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Google’s business customers now include over half of the Fortune 500 and FTSE indexes, three quarters...

Interesting statistics on the adoption of Google Apps.



Google Enterprise originally shared:

Google’s business customers now include over half of the Fortune 500 and FTSE indexes, three quarters of the DAX, and more than 30 million students, teachers and other education staff. #goneGoogle http://goo.gl/cakIB4 









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Wednesday, 5 March 2014

This had made Chromecast even more useful.

This had made Chromecast even more useful.








Cheap adaptor connects Chromecast to amps and speakers





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Cheap adaptor connects Chromecast to amps and speakers

For less that a tenner you can pick up this handy HDMI to Audio adaptor that lets you plug Chromecast straight into your audio amp or powered speakers. 

I've tried it through the line-in on my Squeezebox devices and straight into my AudioEngine A2 powered speakers and it works like a charm. So now I can make full use of my Google Play Music All Access subscription to stream all that music without needing to have the TV on.


Monday, 3 March 2014

People who have multiple profiles or users on their Chrome devices can now take advantage of the new...

Multiple profiles in Chrome OS will be really handy for people like me that are constantly flipping between different user profiles for demos and what not.



Fran├žois Beaufort originally shared:

People who have multiple profiles or users on their Chrome devices can now take advantage of the new experimental multiprofiles feature. This mode gives you the ability to run Chrome OS with multiples profiles at the same time.



Once you've enabled the chrome://flags/#enable-multi-profiles flag in Dev Channel, you can start to run multiple profiles in your signed-in session by clicking on your profile picture in the system tray popup, selecting "Sign in another account", and choosing from the list of profiles you had previously added on your device.



Switching profiles is as easy as clicking on the profile picture in the system tray popup. Although I have to say that my favorite way is to use the handy <Ctrl> + <Alt> + <Period> and <Ctrl> + <Alt> + <Comma> keyboard shortcuts.

One nice thing, but still highly experimental, is that you can move windows to different profiles with a simple right click in the window top bar. As you can see in the video below, even the Files App even supports this feature.



And if like me you happen to stumble upon a bug, report it to the chromium team at http://stu.gs/1c22GpP



Source: http://stu.gs/1eXoaze









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You saw it here first - Google Docs is getting Voice typing.

Voice typing into Google Docs!



Marques Brownlee originally shared:

You saw it here first - Google Docs is getting Voice typing.



2014-03-02









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