Tuesday, September 28, 2010

New About Google - 28 September 2010

  • More tools for viewing document revisions

    September 28, 2010

    We’re happy to announce that a new revision history interface is now available in Google documents. To see it, go to File > See revision history.

    In the new revision history interface, you can see what changes were made at a glance.


    Click on a time stamp in the right column to see what changes were made at a given time or use the arrow keys to quickly scan through many revisions.


    Changes are color-coded based on each collaborator, making it easy to tell what has been added or deleted. For example, in the screenshot below, James


  • Responding to your popular SketchUp Ideas

    September 27, 2010

    It’s been three weeks since we began collecting your SketchUp Questions and Ideas and we’re excited about all you have dreamed up! You may have noticed John Bacus, SketchUp’s product manager has been actively responding to the top ideas each day, and directing users to continue the discussion in the SketchUp Help Forum. Definitely take a moment to look at these threads and put in your own two cents; it’s extremely helpful to the SketchUp team if you continue the dialogue! As for now, we’d like to provide you with some more in-depth responses


  • New OAuth support for Google Apps APIs

    September 27, 2010

    Cross-posted from the Google Enterprise Blog

    Google Apps is designed to provide a secure and reliable platform for your data. Until today, Google Apps administrators had to sign requests for calls to Google Apps APIs using their username and password (this is called ClientLogin Authorization).

    Yet sharing passwords across sites can pose security risks. Furthering our commitment to make the cloud more secure for our users, today we are pleased to announce support for OAuth authorization on Google Apps APIs.

    There are several advantages


  • Geek Time with Linus Torvalds

    September 27, 2010



    Linus Torvalds and Jeremy Allision were both in Sao Paulo, Brazil a few weeks ago for LinuxCon, where they were both presenters. Later in the week when they were waiting to go on a safari at the Sao Paulo Zoo, Jeremy seized the opportunity to go on a trip down memory lane when he asked Linus about the Sinclair QL they each owned while growing up. Because it was so hard to get software for it in Finland, Linus wrote his own assembler and editor (in addition to Pac-Man graphics libraries). They continue to reminisce about more

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