Google Hits Refresh Button on Mobile Google.com
Google is rolling out a revised version of the Google.com home page for both the Android and iOS platforms. Android and iOS device users who navigate to Google.com will be able to access a new sidebar that has links to other Google services and apps. The sidebar will also offer notifications for Google+ users. Android and iOS devices need take no action to access this new feature other than visit Google.com from their mobile browser.
Google Opinion Rewards Hits iOS
Google has made Google Opinion Rewards available to iOS users through a new app. As it does on Android handsets, Google Opinion Rewards will send surveys to iOS devices that people can complete for cash rewards.
Google Improves Link Sharing from AMP Articles
Google this week made it simpler for mobile device users to share AMP articles. AMP articles are specially formatted for viewing on mobile devices and load faster than standard web sites.
Google Brings Anti-Phishing Tools to Gmail for iOS
Google today said its Gmail app for iOS devices now relies on similar anti-phishing technology already available to Gmail for Android. Google began using a new algorithm earlier this to spot possible phishing attacks and emails with suspicious links.
Google Assistant Can Help You Channel Your Inner Julia Child
Google today updated its Google Home product with the ability to walk people through various recipes. Google Assistant can dictate step-by-step cooking instructions for more than 5 million recipes.
Google Refocuses Google+ Around Communities and Collections
Google today revised its Google+ social network to focus on the two areas that garner the most interest among users: communities and collections. The changes are reflected across the web, Android, and iOS apps, which have been stripped down to simpler formats that make it easier to discover and participate in shared interests.
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