Google Apps

Google Apps is a suite of cloud computing productivity and collaboration software tools and software. It includes Google’s popular web applications including Gmail, Drive, Hangouts, Calendar, and Docs. While these products are available to consumers free of charge, Google Apps for Work adds business-specific features such as custom email addresses at your domain and storage for documents and email.

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Gmail just launched a physical Security Key access option, dubbed as Advanced Protection, for their service:
https://landing.google.com/advancedprotection/

You'll need to purchase two physical security keys to enroll in it.

Here is the announcement from their blog:
https://www.blog.google/topics/safety-security/googles-strongest-security-those-who-need-it-most/

Good to see a big email service provider taking security seriously, for 'personal' users.

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by:Scott Fell, EE MVE
Good post. Because I am lazy, I made a request to have this type of thing save to my ee knowledgebase or browser bookmark.

https://www.experts-exchange.com/bugs/21366/Save-posts-to-knowledge-base-as-a-bookmark.html
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Oh, here's another technology I'd like to learn: Google Apps Scripting. There's a lot of common things I do with Google Docs & Sheets on a regular basis and being able to automate some of it seems pretty handy. I know EE has a ton of great stuff about VBA scripting for Excel, Word, and such, but I mostly work in Google Apps and I've had no info at all about scripting for those products. (I honestly expected the Google apps might not have been mature enough to support scripting, but I was completely wrong about that!)

Just looked up Google's documentation site for it, and the whole thing is based on JavaScript (I'm not good at JavaScript, but I'm at least familiar with some basics). That also means I've got plenty of experts in-office and on the site for when I need help :-)

Will have to start experimenting with it this weekend!
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Assigning comments to people in Google Docs
Subject of the week | What software update developed in the past year were you the most excited about?
A favorite update of mine was in Google Docs last fall. They added the ability to "assign" a comment to someone that you mention in the comment. I've found it very handy when using docs for meeting notes that have to-do items. Also great when there's a document that several people need to contribute to. Assign each section to the appropriate person and they can mark as resolved when they're finished with their update.

google docs assign feature
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by:Juana Villa
Love that feature too!!!
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Keyboard shortcuts in Google Sheets for inserting a new row:

In Chrome on Windows or Linux:
  • Alt + I, then R
In IE or Firefox on Windows or Linux:
  • Alt + Shift + I, then R
On a mac:
  • Ctrl + Option + I, then R

Just remember I for Insert and R for row.
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by:Brian Matis
It's funny... I'm incredibly used to using keyboard shortcuts at the OS level and in desktop apps, but I often don't think to check for keyboard shortcuts in web apps. JIRA has been the one major exception—at some point early on in my use of it, they did a good job of encouraging shortcut usage—but this is a great reminder to investigate keyboard shortcut support in other common web apps.
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by:Brandon Lyon
I just got tired of right clicking and selecting insert new line all the time. It's an operation I do frequently on one of my sheets in particular.
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What are your favorite smartphone apps?

Calendar, Gmail, Google Drive, SNote, and Etsy. Basically, all the practical apps that keep me organized and on top of things. I was using a sleep app to monitor my cycles, but I've decided to just stop sleeping.
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I was using a sleep app to monitor my cycles, but I've decided to just stop sleeping.
Ha! I know the feeling! I've started using the "Bedtime" feature in iOS's built-in Clock app to remind me to go to bed though, otherwise... yeah... I have a definite tendency to want to stay up too late. I wish I could stop sleeping, but it's never worked out too well ;-)
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by:Jackie Man
My favourite apps are changing regularly as I try many apps on a daily basis.

My current favourite apps are as follows:

1. Dynasty Warriors: Unleashed by NEXON Company
https://itunes.apple.com/hk/app/dynasty-warriors-unleashed/id1131126249?mt=8

2. 虾米音乐-听见不同 作者是 Hangzhou Miusike Network Technology,Inc.
https://itunes.apple.com/cn/app/%E8%99%BE%E7%B1%B3%E9%9F%B3%E4%B9%90-%E5%90%AC%E8%A7%81%E4%B8%8D%E5%90%8C/id595594905?mt=8

3. Inbox by Gmail by Google, Inc.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/inbox-by-gmail/id905060486?mt=8

4. Google Play Books - Books & Comics by Google, Inc.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-play-books-books-comics/id400989007?mt=8

I am an average user apart from being an IT Helpdesk. Making a work life balance is important to take a relief from our stressful life.
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by:Juana Villa
WOW!!!!
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by:Brian Matis
And to think, it's just now been only 10 years since the iPhone came out and it didn't even support 3rd party apps at that time. Wasn't until the next year that the app store was available, so this market is only 9 years old!
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by:Lucas Bishop
I've had a similar issue with a Chrome extension in the past.
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by:Nicholas
Maybe Google should install Windows Defender...
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Dear Google Calendar Web Client,

I really like that you provide notifications to remind me when I've got a meeting in 10 minutes. I really don't like when you seize control of my browser and switch what tab I'm on to give me this reminder, specially when I'm in the middle of typing something and suddenly I've got a half formed sentence on some other window somewhere and I need to spend the next 5 minutes getting back to it and finishing my thought...

Why can't you offer up a browser notification instead?! Or is there a way to have you do that now that I just don't know about?
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OMG! Yes! Thank you Craig! I remember some time long ago looking for something like that and it must not have existed yet... So I've just sort of lived with it being that way. Glad I decided to rant about this ;-)
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by:Brian Matis
Oh, and if you put together an article with a tip about that, I'd totally endorse it to help you get points ;-)
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Free Tool: SSL Checker

Scans your site and returns information about your SSL implementation and certificate. Helpful for debugging and validating your SSL configuration.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

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Today I learned: how to save an image that's used in a Google Doc.

I love Google Docs, but I've always been annoyed that there didn't seem to be a way to extract embedded images. But it turns out that downloading the document is a way to get them. Go to File > Download As > Web Page, which then gives you a .zip file with all the assets. Open that, go to the images directory, and voilà!—the document's images are all there for you!

Hope this helps you as much as it helped me :-)
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by:Experts Exchange
That question has surely plagued many a G Suite user! Thanks for sharing!
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Anyone familiar with Google Photos and iCloud photos/videos storage tips and tricks?  I made a suggestion, but wondered if anyone else had any ideas for the asker?

https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29013967/Google-photos-not-backing-up-properly.html
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Google Apps

Google Apps is a suite of cloud computing productivity and collaboration software tools and software. It includes Google’s popular web applications including Gmail, Drive, Hangouts, Calendar, and Docs. While these products are available to consumers free of charge, Google Apps for Work adds business-specific features such as custom email addresses at your domain and storage for documents and email.