Google Drive starting today, ley you share the stuff you create and store in Google's cloud storage with Google+. Once shared people will be able to flip through presentations, open PDFs, play videos and more, directly in the Google+ stream.
To get started, simply click the Google+ icon when you're sharing from Drive, or copy-and-paste a link to a file from Google Drive into one of your Google+ posts.
(click the image above to view a presentation in the stream)
Gmail now has new smart label that groups messages received from "social networks," "blogs" that include: Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Blogger, Quora and other social sites --so you don't have to create complicated filters.
For those not aware, "Smart Labels help you classify and organize your email. Once you turn it on from the Labs tab in Settings, Smart Labels automatically categorizes incoming Bulk, Notification and Forum messages, and labels them as such," explains Google.
Smart Labels is a Gmail Labs feature, so it's not enabled by default, it's still an experiment and it "may change, break or disappear at any time".
Just like the previous smart labels for notifications, forums and bulk messages now called "promotions", "the new smart label can be hidden, renamed or even removed from Gmail's settings page," google added.
Chrome Web Store developers can create and distribute apps and extensions that use NPAPI plug-ins. However, platforms such as ChromeOS and Windows 8 don't support NPAPI -- now starting today, Google making the installation of apps and extensions that use NPAPI smarter,
"If a user visits the Chrome Web Store on a platform that doesn't support NPAPI, the store will filter out all items that use it from the home page and the various category pages. These apps and extensions will still show up in search results, and can be visited from direct URL links, but the Details dialog for each item will display a message that the app or the extension in question cannot be installed and the Install button will be disabled," explains Google.
Developers whose apps or extensions use NPAPI but can still work without it, Google now provide a way to prevent items from being filtered out. "In your manifest.json file under the requirements section, specify the "npapi". This will allow your apps and extensions to continue to be available to users on platforms that don't support NPAPI," informs Google.
"If your plug-in doesn't have any explicit dependencies on the underlying OS, then you should really consider porting it to Native Client, which provides improved portability and security and runs just great on Windows 8 and ChromeOS," Google added.