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Weekly Update - May 28, 2022: YouTube comments, Twitter Creators, WordPress Starter

Monday is Memorial Day in the US, a time to remember US military who died in the service of their country. It’s also the unofficial start of summer. So it is a discordant mix of backyard barbeques and newly-reopened community swimming areas, heavily promoted department store sales, waving flags and somber cemetery visits. But this year there is so much sorrow, with mass shootings, and war, and the never ending pandemic, I may just stay in bed. This past week there were a number of smaller updates, including YouTube layout changes, a new paid “Starter” WordPress plan, Twitter Creator hub and tips and updates for Google Search, Gmail, Drive and more. And there are positive things, like Google’s providing assistance to Ukrainian teachers and students, and Street View tours around the world. Subscribe to get the Weekly Update in your email inbox. Note that if you are getting emails, but they are not from Revue (sent from your email updates will stop as soon as FeedB

How to keep your Google account secure, recoverable and private

Your Google account lets you use products and services like Gmail, YouTube, Google Photos, and Drive. It also sets your identity for most Google products. Is your account secure? Is your information private? Could you recover your account if you lost access? Join me tomorrow (Wednesday, May 25) live when I join Tinkering with Tech to discuss how to protect your Google account. I hope to see you there! And please take a few moments to make your account secure and private: Run a security checkup: Run a privacy checkup: Check your Google profile settings: Set a reminder and watch :  (The recording will be available after the show)

Weekly Update - May 21, 2022: Accessibility Features, YouTube Viewer Updates, Analytics Improvements

Hey all. This week was Global Accessibility Awareness Day. Google and Apple highlighted some of their new and upcoming accessibility features, which I’ve collected below.  YouTube announced new features for viewers that make it easier to find the most interesting part of a video, plus you can now loop your video to watch it over and over again. And for creators there is a new Content tab where you can view your stats by content type. Plus there are social media updates, new security features and more. Intteresting in getting creator news every week?  Subscribe to get the Weekly Update in your email inbox. Free is still free (for personal use) If you have a free legacy G Suite account that you use for non-commercial purposes, you can keep your account . Business users still need to upgrade to a paid Google Workspace account. Educational institutions and nonprofits can migrate to a free Google Workspace edition. But you need to sign in to your admin account and take action as so

Weekly Update - May 14, 2022: Google I/O Updates, YouTube Clips & Gift Memberships

This week was Google I/O , Google's annual developers conference. There were tons of announcements, with some cool new technology on the horizon. I’ve summarized what I found most interesting below. Note that I’m not a developer, so I’ve focused on new hardware and software for consumer users. Since there are so many updates this week, here is a list of my top picks: New video and audio improvements in Google Meet meetings Live Sharing in Meet meetings, letting participants share controls and interact on third party sites (like watching YouTube videos from a playlist). This won’t be available until the end of the year. Cool new AI-based tools that make things better for everyone, including better recognition of skin tones, and under-development Augmented Reality glasses that display live translations or captions Updates for YouTube creators including Clips available on all channels and Channel Memberships gifting in beta. Subscribe to get the Weekly Update in your email inbox

Weekly Update - May 7, 2022: YouTube Live Redirect, Passwordless Accounts, Twitter Circle

Happy Mother’s Day weekend to all you moms out there! This week’s top updates: You can Live Redirect to someone else’s live stream or Premiere on YouTube; Google, Apple and Microsoft are working towards a passwordless future; Facebook is (mostly) ditching audio content; Twitter is testing Circle posting (+1!) and more. There are also a number of security how-tos for anyone who needs to keep their internet activity private, or doesn’t want their location tracked, or is attending a protest. And yes, it’s related to t he leaked US Supreme Court draft opinion on the legaity of abortion . If you want the Weekly Update in your email inbox, sign up for my newsletter . Events Google I/O begins May 11. The virtual conference is totally free. You can see the program here . Derrek Lee at Android Central speculates about what he expects will be presented, but there is sure to be more (and no guarantee everything he mentions will be included). YouTube and Video YouTube launched Live R