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Week in Review - October 10, 2015: Marshmallow, Activities Logged, New TLDs

This week Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) became available for Nexus devices, the Google+ Activity Log page was updated (much more useful!), Google Domains started offering new top level domains and email, applying for AdSense got easier, YouTube videos are offered higher quality thumbnails, and more.

Photo: Marshmallows by John Morgan on Flickr shared under a CC-BY-2.0 license


  • Update: YouTube creators: the updated iOS Creator Studio app gives you more Analytics info for your channel and videos (YouTube Creators)
  • Update: Google uses deep neural networks to help select higher quality thumbnails for YouTube videos (Google Research Blog)
  • Tip : Why subscribers may not be seeing your YouTube videos (Tim Schmoyer)

Go Live!


  • Update: Find your Google+ posts, comments, votes & +1s in the updated Google+ Activity Log (Jaana Nystom)
  • Tip: Why Google+ might think you're a spammer - even if you don't mean to be (John Skeats)

Google Photos

  • Tip: Tell a story with a photo collage - just a few clicks in Google Photos (Google Photos)
  • Tip: Use +Snapseed​ to give your images old time black-and-white look (Snapseed)


  • Update: If you have your own website, it's now easier to sign up for AdSense! (Official AdSense Blog) 
  • Tip: Help your visitors find your content by placing a free AdSense Search Engine on your site (AdSense)

Bloggers and Webmasters

  • New! Bloggers and Webmasters: Google Domains now offers more top level domains to choose from, and custom email through Google Apps for Work (Google Domains)
  • New! Google and 30 other companies launch the Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) project, a simple way for newspaper and magazine publishers to distribute beautiful and fast mobile content (Google)
  • Tips: Winning Micro-Moments: Your Guide to Winning the Shift to Mobile (Think with Google)

Hangouts and Mobile Messaging

Nexus, Android and Project Fi

  • Update: The Project Fi app update including link to the help forum, per-device data usage, voice/data availability and pricing when travelling internationally (Project Fi)
  • Update: Android 6 (Marshmallow) now available for Nexus devices (The Verge)
  • Update: Project Fi Security update rolling out, to be followed by Android 6 . It is not recommended you flash your phone to Android 6 (Project Fi)
  • Tips: Did you install Android Marshmallow 6.0? Check out this great guide by +Scott Peachey in the Nexus help forum (Scott Peachey)

And More...

  • Looking for help with Chrome? Make the Chrome Help Forum FAQ your first stop (David King)
Updated March 2019 to remove Google+ links