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Week in Review - April 18, 2015: complaining to Google, Google+ posting activity stats and mobile updates galore

This week's updates will enhance your productivity on your phone and tablet. Also learn what to do if the Google Chat plugin won't run in Chrome, how to effectively complain when Google removes your favorite feature, and a (perhaps) good estimate of the public posting activity on Google+. Read on for this week's updates, tips and articles.


  • YouTube Creators: have a question? It might be answered in the next episode of #TheCreatorShow
  • Businesses and Brands: YouTube Creator Playbook teaches how to use YouTube to help your brand stand out


  • Hard numbers for public posting activity on Google+ (Eric Enge @ Stone Temple Consulting)
  • Update: Google+ Communities get a new look on Android devices
  • Update: The newly updated Google My Business mobile app makes it easier to manage Google+ Pages on the go

Photos and (Non-YouTube) Videos

  • Share videos to Twitter from Google Drive - Google+ and YouTube not required (Mike Downes)


  • Unable to use Google Chat in the latest version of Chrome? Try switching to Google Hangouts!


  • AdSense Publishers: John Brown, head of Publisher Policy Communications is reviewing policy on the official AdSense blog

Blogger & Webmasters

Productivity: Google Search, Docs, Maps, and More

  • How to complain when Google removes your favorite feature
  • New: Google Handwriting Input launches for Android devices
  • Update: Fine tune your work on the go with the updated Google Sheets, Docs and Slides apps
  • Update: Google Drive for Android brings more ways to connect with more people
  • New: Thinking "Dude, where's my phone"? Try "Google, where's my phone?" instead
  • Update: Goodbye Classic Google Maps

21st Century Life

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Updated March 2019 to remove Google+ links