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Google App Splits into ‘Interests & Upcoming Events’ Categories

Google is rolling out an update to its App to help you stay organized and in the know about the things that matter to you. That said, the cards will be now be orgainzed into two cagetgories – a feed that keeps current interests, and another a section for upcoming events.

Google says, a users feed will become more tailored and relevant the more they use Google. You can update as well as add interests at any time with the “Customize” option in the app’s settings menu.

Also, a new card added in the feed lets you select topics of interest that you’d like to see more info and stories on. It’s is for now available in the U.S. only, but will be rolling out to other countries in the coming months.

The “upcoming dashboard” will serve as all in one place and will list users personal info like daily schedule, commute times, package delivery updates and more.

The features are rolling today on the Google app on Android, and will be on iOS soon.

See the following GIF to see how the newl cards work:

Google App Feed Card

Google App Feed Card

Google Sheets today gets new iterative calculation settings that allows you to set maximum number of times a calculation with a circular reference can take place. To access the new settings on the web (File -> Spreadsheet settings -> Calculation -> Iterative calculation)

In addition, you can specify a “convergence threshold,” and when results from successive calculations differ by less than that threshold value, “the calculations will stop even if the maximum number of calculations has yet to be reached,” google expalined.

Additional improvements to Sheets on the web and Android devices coming over the course of the week, will bring “the Sheets Android app UI will make it easier for users with right-to-left language settings to read and navigate.” Second, “users will be able to search menus in Sheets on the web, much like Google Docs and Slides.”

New Settings in Google Sheets Searching menus from Help menu in Sheets

New Settings in Google Sheets

Searching menus in Compact Controls mode in Sheets

Searching menus in Compact Controls mode in Sheets

On Tuesday Dec. 6, Google said that in 2017 they’ll reach 100% renewable energy for their global operations — including both data centers and offices. “We’re quite proud that our commitments have reached 2.6 GW, making us the largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy in the world,” it said.

In addition, a new datacenter in Eemshaven, the Netherlands, powered by 100% renewable energy from day one is opened today.

Chart: How Google purchases and uses renewable energy

Chart: How Google purchases and uses renewable energy

Also Google Wifi with Network Assist technology is available for sale today at retailers like the Google Store, Amazon, Best Buy and Walmart.

“technology. Network Assist is based on Google intelligence that manages all the complexities of Wi-Fi behind the scenes to make sure you always have the best connection possible.”

Google Wifi with Network Assist

Google Wifi with Network Assist

Google has begun rolling out a new look for its desktop search results page, which resemable a lot like mobile user interface.

Continues with its holiday spirit, the company now adds holiday-themed imagery for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Festive search results. Searches for each of the winter holidays come with corresponding artwork atop search results — including Festivus, a holiday tradition made popular by “Seinfeld” character Frank Costanza.

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