Google kept itself occupied with several updates and announcements last week, including bolstering Drive for Work's security, giving Chrome a polish, and revealing the tiny Chromebit computer-on-a-stick.
Google bolsters Drive for Work cloud security with file tracking and alerts
Drive for Work received an injection of security features in the form of enhanced file and document tracking and alert controls.
The cloud service will give business users more control and visibility into where, when, how and by whom certain flies are being accessed. This will allow different workers to be given or denied access to specific files to improve data security for Drive for Work.
Google boosts Gmail Android app's Outlook and Yahoo support
Google has added the ability for its Android email app to support non-Google accounts, such as those from Microsoft and Yahoo, in a bid to improve the appeal of Gmail as an enterprise email service.
The update effectively makes it easier to manage multiple email accounts through Gmail, allowing users to access all their emails in one place without having to switch between multiple apps.
Google polishes Chrome to deal with malicious ad-injectors
Google's Chrome web browser received a security overhaul to shield against malware that affects about five percent of its users, according to Google.
The move follows research by Google into the prevalence of ad-injectors, malicious programs that insert adverts or hijack existing ones on web pages without the browser's or the advert publisher's permission.
Asus to offer Google Chromebit PC memory stick
Continuing its partnership with Asus, Google revealed the computer-on-a-stick Chromebit device, slated to arrive this summer at a price of around £67.
Various sources suggest that the Chromebit will feature a Rockchip ARM-compatible quad-core processor with 2GB of memory and 16GB flash storage, along with a microUSB port for power and Bluetooth to connect peripherals.
Google and China clash over web security certificates
Google got into a virtual tussle with China over web security certificates, after deciding that it will no longer recognise the work of the Chinese certificate authority.
Chrome users will be deterred from visiting websites with certificates served by the China Internet Network Information Centre, effectively discouraging visits to various sites hosted in the country.
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