Monitoring your Gmail Activity

by Elie Chahine • January 29, 2016

Monitoring your email  As an added security measure, it’s a good idea to keep an eye on the activity of your Gmail account. To do this, open your Gmail account, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the Details link in the bottom right of your screen, below last account activity. This will […]

Google Drive new “Access Checker” features for Google Apps users

by Elie Chahine • January 26, 2016

Google announced today some improvements it’s making for Google Apps users when it comes to file sharing with Google Drive and managing permissions for various users. The new functionality comes in the form of new “Access Checker” features within the Apps Admin console that will allow admins to select one of three options for file sharing with […]

Google Chrome will soon run much faster thanks to Brotli!

by Elie Chahine • January 21, 2016

Google Chrome is about to load web pages a lot faster than you’ve experienced up until now. A new compression algorithm called Brotli will help making this possible. Google introduced Brotli last September, with it Chrome will be able to compress data up to 26% more than its existing compression engine, Zopfli, which is an impressive jump. According […]

Google Spreadsheet Tricks & Tips You Probably Didn’t Know

by Elie Chahine • January 19, 2016

You can do a lot of things that can facilitate your work using Google Spreadsheet, below you can find some tips and tricks you probably didn’t know about: Using the =Image function It is of course a known fact that you are able to add images through a file upload in Google Sheets. However, a […]

Google removes 13 Android apps from Play Store infected with Brain Test malware

by Elie Chahine • January 11, 2016

Brain Test — The malicious software family — has managed to make a comeback affecting as many as 13 Android apps, with hundreds of thousands of downloads, from the Play Store. Google has removed all the infected apps from its Store. “On December 29 we confirmed our suspicions that additional apps containing Brain Test malware were […]

How to import ics/ical/csv files into Google Calendar?

by Elie Chahine • January 8, 2016

When migrating from other email providers to Google, you might need to import your Calendar events to Google Calendar. You can use the GAMMO migration tool which can migrate your Email, Contacts and Calendar events to Google Apps, but also you can do it manually if you’re using the Free Gmail account. Here’s how to import […]

First Products for Google’s new IoT platform are being announced at CES 2016

by Elie Chahine • January 6, 2016

Google wants to be the thread that ties together the smart home world. At CES 2016, companies are announcing their first plans to use Google’s new IoT (Internet of Things) platform and language, Brillo and Weave, which were announced last March. The details are still basic, but soon enough they could be connecting the many different bits of […]