Confidential eMails in GMail

Did you know that you can send confidential, self-destructive mails with Gmail? In the last line of your Compose window, you will find this icon to Turn Confidential Mode On / Off. Once you switch on the Confidential Mode, the recipients won’t have the option to forward, copy, print, or download this email.
You can now set the expiration date of this email, in days, weeks, months or years. Once you set this, the email will automatically vanish from the inbox of the recipient after the prescribed time.
There’s more. You can even send a password by SMS, so that only the recipient or person who has the password, can open the email.
How’s that for confidential mail?

Google Home on Phone

We are all familiar with Google Home, the gadget which answers your oral queries instantaneously. Google Assistant currently requires a smartphone, a smart device like Google Home and a Wi-Fi network at home or office to connect them. The same features are now be available to Indian phone users through a toll-free number. People can now call the number and ask Assistant questions.

All you have to do is to dial 000 800 9191000 from your Vodafone-Idea (currently the service is available only on Vodafone-Idea) number and ask your question. You will instantly get a response from Google Assistant. The service is currently available both in English and Hindi.

Pretty Cool, huh?

Google Go: A lighter, faster way to search

Google Go has all the core Google features, but it offers them in an app that takes up minimal storage space and works well even if you have a weak data connection. The search results are optimized to help you save upto 40% of your data. The best part is that Google Go takes up considerably less space on your phone (it only weighs a little over 7MB) and works well even when you have a spotty internet connection.

You can point your camera to any text and make Google read it. Besides, you can explore the latest trending topics just by tapping Search. You can even tap on “Images” or “GIFs” to find the best photos and animated greetings to liven up your chats.

Whatever you are looking for on the internet, Google Go makes it fast and easy for you to find! Try it today and you will be amazed at the speed and convenience in such a compact package.

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GQueues – Tasks & To-Do Lists

GQueues from Google is a full-featured task manager for your Google Account that helps you stay organized, be more productive and reduce stress in your life. It is intuitive, powerful and reliable in all aspects. You may access it from your phone (Mobile app) as well as online from the web. It integrates perfectly with the Google Calendar and any attachments to your tasks can be conveniently stored in Google Drive!

Gqueues allows you to set reminders for tasks with due dates. You may also create subtasks and repetitive tasks. Powerful search functions help you locate your tasks with ease. Creation of tasks is a breeze. You may like to share tasks with your team and perform associated collaborative functions. The Gqueues extension in Chrome also allows you to seamlessly create tasks directly from your mails in Gmail.

Overall an exciting and refreshing approach to create and execute To-Do Lists and Tasks.

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Google Earth

From the makers of Google Maps, Google Earth helps you explore the whole world from above with satellite imagery and 3D terrain of the entire globe and 3D buildings in hundreds of cities around the world.

Zoom to your house or anywhere else then dive in for a 360° perspective with Street View. Set off on a unique adventure by rolling the dice and hopping between random locations. The Air Flight feature, lets you fly over any location on earth. And you can see the world from a new point of view with Voyager, a collection of guided tours from BBC Earth, NASA, National Geographic, and more.

A true 3D experience with 360° views – a real treat!

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Neighbourly – Local Questions and Answers

Which is the safest park for kids in this area? Any affordable maths private tuition around here? Know a good electrician / plumber nearby? Any good ayurvedic chemist nearby?

Local questions like these, keep coming up all the time. And it is best to ask them to local residents. Neighbourly allows you to do just that. It connects you to your community so you can get answers you trust, share your own advice, and stay in-the-know together. Neighbours have the most up-to-date, relevant, and credible insight about what’s happening nearby. With Neighbourly, ask your entire community all at once in a simple Q&A format. You can find expert local answers / events,  share everyday advice, keep up with your local community and connect with your neighbours safely.

Currently launched in a beta version only in Mumbai and will soon be spread across the world!

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Google Maps – Timeline

Forgot where you were on the 19th of last month? Simple, the Timeline feature of Maps will jog your memory. On the Google Maps app, tap on the Hamburger Menu on the left top, and then tap on Your Timeline and see your whereabouts in detail. Be sure that you have enabled this feature and rest assured that only YOU can view your timeline.

You have options to add a place, delete a day, show your Google Contacts’ addresses on the map and even show your Google Photos that you have clicked on the way, on your timeline.

And if you feel that Google already knows enough about you and you don’t want it to know more of your travel plans, you may turn the feature off in the timeline settings.