Google Maps is the new search destination
Since the beginning of 2018, the search engine said there’s been a 50 percent increase in “Near Me” searches. Also, we’re searching for descriptions rather than a specific experience. So “late-night cocktails on a roof” is more common than a specific rooftop bar.
Use your Android phone to sign in to other devices with 2-Factor Authentication (2FA): Now generally available: Android phone’s built-in security key
The Android phone has to be running Android 7.0+, and the Chrome OS / macOS X / Windows 10 device needs to have Bluetooth and a Chrome browser.
I don’t think I’ve linked to this before:
Progressive Web Apps Training
This is not a Google technologies course – or not exclusively Google technologies, at any rate. For example, the material on Push Notifications links to Mozilla Developer Network (MDN) API references.
Ellen Hendriksen explains how to beat social anxiety in her new book, How to Be Yourself: Quiet Your Inner Critic and Rise Above Social Anxiety
It’s not Google’s official blog solution (that would be Blogger), but apparently you can create a blog in Google Sites!
- 1 boneless pork sirloin roast (3 pounds)
- 5 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chilies
- 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium taco seasoning
- 3 teaspoons ground cumin
- 24 corn tortillas (6 inches), warmed
- 3 cups shredded lettuce
- 1-1/2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
- Cut roast in half; place in a 3- or 4-qt. slow cooker. Mix chilies, taco seasoning and cumin; spoon over pork. Cook, covered, on low until meat is tender, 8-10 hours.
- Remove pork; cool slightly. Skim fat from cooking juices. Shred meat with two forks. Return to slow cooker; heat through. Serve in tortillas with lettuce and cheese. Freeze option: Place cooled pork mixture in freezer containers; freeze up to 3 months. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a covered saucepan, stirring gently and adding a little broth if necessary.
Well, this looks interesting: Google Mobile Web Specialist Certification
Certification has gotten a bad rap at times, but I think there’s still value in pursuing certification. There’s no substitute for on-the-job experience with technologies, of course, but the curriculum and certification gives one an idea of the skills and knowledge needed in a subject.
Google Codelabs are small projects that provide hands-on experience with various parts of the Google Cloud and other technologies. Some of them look a bit obscure (well, compared to my interests), but a few look like must-sees, like Your First Progressive Web App or YouTube in Your App.