Chrome App Launcher Retirement

by Elie Chahine • March 23, 2016

The app launcher makes Chrome apps easy to open outside the browser, but Google has found that users on Windows, Mac, and Linux prefer to launch their apps from within Chrome. With Chrome’s continued emphasis on simplicity and streamlining browser features, the launcher will be removed from those platforms and it will remain unchanged on Chrome […]

Set expiration dates for access to your Google Drive Data!

by Elie Chahine • March 16, 2016

Google is introducing the ability to set an “expiry date” for specific user access to files in Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides, to keep their organization’s information safe in situations where third-party vendors have access to your organization’s data. Businesses today don’t operate in isolation; employees work with other businesses as well and often on a […]

You can now send Videos using Google Hangouts!

by Elie Chahine • March 15, 2016

Today, Google added the ability to send Videos of up to 1 minute duration using Hangouts, Google’s IM app. The update has been pushed to iOS devices with many improvements: The update (Version 8.0.0) include: Send video attachments up to 1 minute long fix for unread conversation when you’ve been in a call Support for Google […]

Google Docs adds new option to export text files as ePub

by Elie Chahine • March 9, 2016

Google added functionality to Google Docs to export long text documents as ePub files, largely compatible with almost every electronic reader and book reading app (except on Amazon Kindles as they have their own book format .mobi). Reading long PDFs or word files on tablets or smartphones is the most annoying thing to do on a […]