Saturday, October 29, 2016

Weekly Update - October 29, 2016: Halloween tricks and treats

Many tech companies announced their third quarter earnings this week - and (not coincidentally) announced new hardware, software, and sadly some retirements.

This week's top updates:

  • Apple and Microsoft held special events, announcing new hardware and software
  • Twitter announced that Vine will be shut down
  • Just in time for Halloween: Facebook and Prisma demoed real time "masks" and artistic filters for live streams 
  • Google Allo got a bunch of updates, including Stranger Things stickers 
  • Google+ launched the new “Vanguard” program for Community Owners and opened a new Google+ Collections Community for India
Plus there are updates and tips for YouTube, Google+, webmasters, photographers, business owners, AdSense publishers, and much much more.

Image: my photo of Halloween Androids, all rights reserved

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Weekly Update - October 22, 2016: Pixel, YouTube, Google+

This week’s top updates:

  • The #madebygoogle Pixel phones are finally on sale and in users' hands 
  • There are new data filters for YouTube Analytics realtime reports
  • Google+ for web and Google Photos were also updated
There are also updates and tips for Google Photos, Google+, YouTube, webmasters, AdSense publishers, Android lovers, Facebook live streamers, Google Docs users and more.

Image: Franz Marc detail from In the Rain (1912) Public domain

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Weekly Update - October 15, 2016: Project Fi, Google Photos, YouTube

This week’s top updates:
  • Project Fi now offers group plans
  • Google Photos has more ways to discover images (and more)
  • YouTube acquires Famebit

Plus tips and updates for Google+, Google Spaces, YouTube, Google Photos, webmasters, AdSense publishers, Business owners, emailers, Android phone owners and more!

Image: Postcard showing man and woman using telephones c. 1910 (Public Domain)

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Weekly Update, October 8, 2016: #madebygoogle, Google+, YouTube

At the big #madebygoogle  event on October 4th, Google announced some fancy new hardware to showcase their move to “AI-first”: Pixel phones, Google Home, Google WiFi, Daydream View VR viewer, and a new Chromecast.

While most of this week's updates are related to that, Google+ also changed the default post sort order in Communities, YouTube makes it easier to disclose paid promotion, and more for webmasters, business owners, Docs users and more!

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Weekly Update - October 1, 2016: The Keyword, G Suite, Google for India, #TCMeetups2016

This week’s top Google updates:
Plus there are more updates and tips for YouTube, live streaming, Google+, Photos, Blogger, webmasters, Hangouts & messaging, Google Drive, Docs, Slides, Sheets, Maps and more!

This week I also attended the Google Top Contributor Program Meetup (#TCMeetups2016) in Mountain View. Check out the photos on Twitter, Google+, and Instagram. (You can see the YouTube RSs & TCs here)

Image: Google Top Contributor Program Meetup Cupcakes! Interested in the Top Contributor program? Check it out!