I want to inform all of you that I will no longer be curating on this Google Stuff Scoop.it page. Thank you to all of my followers for keeping up with my posts, suggesting new articles, and all of the rescoops.
Just in case you don't like the Google Groups interface and want to customize it, there's a new light gray theme you can try. Just click the settings button, click "Themes" and select the "soft gray" theme. This only works in the new Google Groups interface.
You may have heard about how flashing a new ROM can improve your Android experience, but flashing a new kernel is one of the best ways to improve your phone's performance, battery life, and even add some saucy new features.
Email phishing, in which someone tries to trick you into revealing personal information by sending fake emails that look legitimate, remains one of the biggest online threats. One of the most popular methods that scammers employ is something called domain spoofing. With this technique, someone sends a message that seems legitimate when you look at the “From” line even though it’s actually a fake. Email phishing is costing regular people and companies millions of dollars each year, if not more, and in response, Google and other companies have been talking about how we can move beyond the solutions we’ve developed individually over the years to make a real difference for the whole email industry.
Email-service providers Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and AOL are backing a new effort by 15 companies, also including Bank of America, Fidelity and eBay, to dramatically reduce phishing emails—which attempt to trick recipients into thinking they come...
While Google hasn't abandoned the navigation bar launched last year, both the old and the new interface are used today. If you load google.com in Chrome's incognito mode, the old interface shows up more often than the new UI. The simplified interface made navigation more complicated, even if it looks better than the black bar.
Google even tests a slightly updated version of the old bar that uses the services from the new UI, more spacing and a different color scheme.
Our business at Google is rooted in STEM and CS, so we’re passionate about supporting organizations that are expanding access to these fields, especially for students who might not have the opportunity otherwise. The annual Google Roots in Science and Engineering (RISE) program supports organizations running innovative STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and CS (computer science) enrichment programs for K-12 and university students around the world.
Larry Page recently announced that he is quite thrilled with Google+’s explosive growth -- with 90 million registered accounts and 80% of the people engaging on a weekly basis across all Google properties.