Google Retools Dashboard for Mobile Devices
Google today said it plans to roll out a refreshed version of its account management tool, Dashboard, in an attempt to make it simpler for people to control their data. Specifically, Google has made Dashboard much more touch friendly, which allows people to access and use it more easily from mobile devices, such as smartphones. Dashboard lets people quickly view their Google account activity, such as emails, documents, photos, and settings. Google says the redesigned Dashboard includes a better overview screen and simplifies the process for downloading data. Dashboard includes a range of individual tools, such as My Activity, which tracks everything, as well as My Account, which helps people manage their personal data and select what's available publicly. The new Google Dashboard will reach all users in the days and weeks ahead.
Google Fit Tackles More Goals In Latest Update
Google recently updated the Google Fit application for Android and expanded its functionality to include a wider range of activities. The app gains more goal options and support for multiple goals, such as daily, weekly, and monthly goals for specific activities.
Google Will Let You Stop Ads from Following You Around the Web
Google today said it is rolling out new controls for managing advertisements that appear in apps and on mobile web sites. Moving forward, people will be able to use the ad preferences settings to put the kibosh on reminder ads that often show up after user's search for specific products.
Google Simplifies Searching For Lost Phones
Google today made improvements to its My Accounts tool that should help people better manage their Google settings as well as their smartphone. Users can now access their account by saying, "Ok Google, show me my Google account" into the Google Search app.
Google Turns On Native Security Alerts for Android Log-Ins
Google today said it is taking a more proactive step to notify users when there is new account activity. Specifically, Google will send push notifications to Android devices associated with an account every time a new device is added to the account.