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Week in Review - June 18, 2016: WWDC, Google Sites, Google+

This week was the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), so there are a bunch of updates for Mac and iOS users. And also outside the Googleverse, Facebook Messenger has a redesigned “inbox” and started supporting SMS.

There were also some nice updates from Google this week: Google Sites got a major facelift, Google+ got several updates,YouTube lets you appoint comment moderators, and Google Photos now supports slideshows.

Plus there are more tips and updates for webmasters, bloggers, AdSense publishers, YouTube creators, small business owners and much more. 

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Image: Stilleben mit sieben Äpfeln by Paul Cézanne (1877) (Public Domain)

Apple WWDC 2016 Overviews

YouTube and Video Creation

Go Live


  • Update Google+ iOS app update 5.7.0 : record videos, easier photo sharing, inline YT video playback and more (Luke Wroblewski)
  • Update Google+ Android app update 8.1.0: speed improvements and bug fixes (Luke Wroblewski)
  • Update Google+ Web Preview update: find related Collections, Community owner options and more (Luke Wroblewski)
  • Update Google+ now shows you "what you missed" (Luke Wroblewski)
  • Update Google Apps admins: create or delete Google+ profile for multiple employees at once (Google Apps Updates)
  • Tip How to share a private message on Google+ (Daniel Börresen)
  • Update Google Spaces Android app update 1.1 (Luke Wroblewski)
  • Article Why is Microsoft buying LinkedIn? A "unified professional profile", at least in part. (Consumerist)

Google Photos and Mobile Photography

  • Update Play a slideshow from a Google Photos album (Google Photos)
  • Tip How to get your pictures out of Facebook and into Google Photos (Android Central)
  • New Apple "Memories" is trying to do what Google Photos already does - but on your device, rather than in the cloud (Gizmodo)
  • New Apple is Bringing RAW Photo Editing to iOS 10 (PetaPixel)
  • Article Taking photos may help you engage more fully in an experience (Mental Floss)

Google for Businesses

Bloggers and Webmasters


  • Tip Earn more on mobile by following these AdSense best practices (Inside AdSense)
  • Tip Understanding AdSense Performance Reports (AdSense on YouTube)

Hangouts and Mobile Messaging


Privacy and Security


Elsewhere on the internet

Updated March 2019 to remove Google+ links