Right from your travel alerts to email reminder of your daily tasks, Google Calendar can help you work efficiently, making you more of Google Calendar expert. You can adjust your schedule for an important meeting, when both parties face time crunch. Google calendar will inform/suggest you “free times” when the attendees are available. Working with GMT timezone and want to know the current Pacific time, enable the “World Time” in your calendar. For details – http://bit.ly/1DhoFDm
Google launched a video tutorial service called “Helpouts” in November 2013, which was in a sense video chat between people. This service provided some tutorials free of cost and some were paid. The services were confined to the areas like medicine, music etc. Competing with it’s own free video posting service – “Youtube”, Google decided to shut down Helpouts coming April, 2015. Users won’t be able to access the data after that. This experiment, as per Google official release, was not that profitable as expected. More information and credit – http://cnet.co/19fHdJX
In an enterprise, the Owner/Manager/CEO comes across a decision – how to cut cost without affecting the efficiency of the employees. In this era, when people are debating openly in-favor or against Open Source or Closed End technologies, you need to decide the best way to go. If we compare Microsoft Office 365 and Google Apps, there are quite variations and i’ll give all votes to Microsoft Office 365.
Office 365 has grown from a weak sibling to a major source of revenue for Microsoft. It provides all relevant features which all organizations require, around the clock. All an executive requires is an Internet Enabled Device and he is hook to his email courtesy Microsoft Exchange, or editing documents with Word, Excel, Powerpoint. Gone are the days, when companies used to pay heavy amount for the licensed version of Microsoft Office, whose half of the components were irrelevant to a normal user. With Yammer, you are mixing your desktop with conference room and have all features at one place. Google apps on the other hand, haven’t posed much competition to this excellent product from Microsoft Stable.
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Google India recently announced the Indianisation of it’s voice search. Though the primary language will be english, but the new version of Google Voice Search will be able to understand and interpret words/phrases spoken with Indian accent. The Indian people have a totally unique dialect when it comes to English speaking capabilities. Google’s voice search is available to all Android devices (with version 2.3+) and Apple’s proprietary iOS devices – iPhone and iPad. This facility is available on windows computers throught their flagship browser – Google Chrome. Google also combined this facility with Google Now. Details here – http://bit.ly/T6dASP
Google, known for passively collecting data of the users to improve it’s apps performance is working on “Mobile Meter”, which will track mobile app usage, browsing habits from your mobile device. Though, denied as “rumor”, the app will target iOS and Android platforms. The participation will be voluntary and not mandatory for the users. http://engt.co/1gEXzv3
Google launched 3 Android games vending machines which will sell 18 different games – a combo of paid and free games. All Android users with version 4.0 and NFC, can use the same. The first vending machines, are launched in Tokyo. http://engt.co/1fCr6Yj
The Weblogin feature used to log into Google accounts from Android phones, can compromise the privacy and the security of the Google Apps users. Through this, the Android user authenticate themselves without entering their username/password, on the Google websites. If a Google App Administrator is using such method on his/her Android phone, that might risk the company’s whole setup. Details – http://bit.ly/14szLb9
World’s number 1 Web Search Engine, Google is reportedly working on developing a Gaming Console in Android. Google’s Android operating system is the world’s most popular mobile software, featured on three out of every four smartphones sold. This would enable Google, expand Android’s scope beyond smartphones and tablets. Google is also working on a wristwatch model based on Android. Details – http://reut.rs/1aRXMbg
Normally, when logging in to a website, you require your username and password. In case of simple passwords, you can compromise with the security of your account. The two step authentication from Google, allows you to safeguard your account on Non-Google sites. By configuring your account for this free feature and installing a mobile app (available for iOS and Android devices), you can log in securely to sites like Outlook.com, WordPress.com etc. Details – http://tek.io/11ZAsVd