May 30, 2013

Google Forms Refreshed

Google just released a new version of Forms in Google Drive. Forms let you easily create questionnaires and automatically collect responses in a spreadsheet. This new version has better editing options and more ways to work collaboratively. 

May 23, 2013

Add Meetings to Google Calendar from Gmail

If you do a lot of scheduling over email, it's now easier to create meetings and events directly from your UCSC Gmail account. Starting today, dates and times within emails are lightly underlined: click them to schedule that meeting, event, conference call or lunch date without ever leaving Gmail!

May 22, 2013

Google Sites Privacy Setting Change

The default privacy for new UCSC Google Sites was changed from a
very "open" model to a "private by default, but can be set to open"
model. This change does NOT affect existing Google sites, just new sites created after May 21, 2013. 

May 16, 2013

Newly Designed Google+

On May 15, Google announced at their developers conference a newly designed and feature rich Google+ application. In addition, they announced an upgraded version of Hangouts. To our surprise, Google then launched these changes. If you have a Google+ profile, you will notice several differences throughout the application.

May 7, 2013

New Chat Experience in Google Drive

Working together in Google Drive just got easier with new profile photos and one-click chat feature.

May 6, 2013

Google Now Available for Android, iPhone, iPad

Many of us can't imagine life without our smartphones. We use them for all sorts of things, like getting reminders of important calendar appointments and driving directions to a restaurant. With the launch of Google Now for UCSC accounts on Android, iPhone and iPad, your smartphone will become even smarter. Here's a great article posted in the Santa Cruz Sentinel newspaper about what exactly is Google Now and how it works. Read article