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SER: Google Says Google+ Ain’t Going Anywhere.

Of note. You’ll have to dig a little. A lot of bluster, on both sides. As with most such events, wait and see.

04/28/14 • 09:21 AM • GoogleInternetSocial Media • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Official Gmail Blog: HTTPS-only and 99.978% availability

Today’s change means that no one can listen in on your messages as they go back and forth between you and Gmail’s servers - no matter if you’re using public WiFi or logging in from your computer, phone or tablet.

03/20/14 • 02:33 PM • GoogleInternetMobile • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

9to5Google: Google plans to kill Google Voice in coming months.

We’ve heard that Google Voice is getting dragged to the trash can and most of its functionality will be incorporated into the G+ Hangouts apps on both Android and iOS.

03/18/14 • 11:43 AM • GoogleInternetMobile • (3) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NewsBlurBlog: Google Reader announced its shutdown exactly a year ago.

NewsBlur is my replacement of choice. I do better with the NB web interface than I did with Google Reader parsed by apps.

03/14/14 • 02:17 PM • GoogleInternetMobileWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Official Google Blog: Save more with Google Drive.

We’ve lowered the price of our monthly storage plans to $1.99 for 100GB (previously $4.99), $9.99 for 1TB (previously $49.99), and $99.99 for 10TB, with even more storage available if you need it.” Wow. I’ll have to reassess my online storage/backup needs.

03/13/14 • 12:17 PM • GoogleInternetSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Mashable: You’re Not Crazy - Google Search Results Look a Little Different.

The new design removes underlines, increases the font size and, most important, changes the way ads are labeled in search results.

03/11/14 • 03:20 PM • GoogleInternetMobile • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Google indexing the site.

Google’s decided to love my archives again. They’re currently indexing me extensively, and the site’s a bit slow in response. Give it another hour or two … a lot of links here (80,000?).

02/15/14 • 07:06 PM • GoogleInternetPersonalWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Kikolani: 50+ Filters to Keep Your Gmail Inbox Squeaky Clean.

Might be handy. I use Unroll.me, though it’s begun to miss things lately, so I may manually insert a couple of these.

01/29/14 • 12:43 PM • GoogleInternet • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Mashable: Gmail Bug Caused Some Users to Delete the Wrong Emails.

If you’re not running the Gmail apps on iOS, you might not see this warning. Check your spam and trash folders BEFORE THE END OF THE MONTH to be sure nothing got misfiled.

Later: I found two pieces of important mail that were mysteriously switched to my Trash folder. One was in reference to a domain renewal; I always double check my domains at the end of each month, so this would not have been an issue for me. It does point up how an innocuous misfiling could really hurt you.

01/29/14 • 12:08 PM • GoogleInternetSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Gmail/Google seems to be down/intermittent.

Just sayin’. Not responsive from here.

01/24/14 • 01:20 PM • GoogleInternetPersonal • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

CNet: Chase the Stig around ‘Top Gear’ Google Street View track.

Man, and some people thought ‘Myst’ was boring. *Snore.*

01/23/14 • 01:00 PM • GoogleMotion GraphicsPhotography • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Giz: A Map of Each State’s Deepest Desires, According to Google.

See NM. How amazingly true!

01/20/14 • 11:38 AM • GoogleSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Ars Technica: Google to buy Nest for $3.2 billion.

Nest actually knows a lot about its users, like when they are home and potentially what rooms they are in. So until the privacy policy changes, Nest is continuing to promise its data will only be used for Nest products. The FAQ implies that means it will be kept away from the all-knowing eyes of Google.” Needs to be stated explicitly. ‘Course, what are privacy policies for, but to be modified (and largely unread) on a semi-monthly basis … ?

Later: Thinking further about Google’s recent purchases. Robots, now proximity-sensing thermostats. AI burglary, then? [Joking …] No, wait. Drones. They need drones. That’d be the trifecta.

01/13/14 • 03:59 PM • GoogleHardwareHome & LivingInternetSecurity • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Klinger.io: Don’t drown in email! How to use Gmail more efficiently.

Hey, cool. I gotta try this.  How it displays on mobile … mystery.

12/30/13 • 09:02 PM • GoogleInternetMobile • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Google Tips.

Harrumph. I open the site, click “At the office”, and the third thing on the cards is, “Save those cat videos to watch later.” [gong sound] Sorry. Wasting my time.

12/13/13 • 01:27 PM • GoogleInternetMobileSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

CNet: New Gmail image server proxies raise security risks.

Convenience at a cost.

12/13/13 • 01:04 PM • GoogleInternetMobileSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Official Gmail Blog: Images Now Showing.

Instead of serving images directly from their original external host servers, Gmail will now serve all images through Google’s own secure proxy servers.

12/12/13 • 12:00 PM • GoogleInternetMobilePhotography • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

vowe dot net: Outlook.com can now import all your Gmail data.

Nice to have the option. Outlook.com is easier to use when moving clients to cloud services. Gmail’s labels remain a difficult concept for many.

12/11/13 • 11:18 AM • GoogleInternetMicrosoftMobile • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

CR4: Unknown Object In Desert.

While exploring with the Google Earth satellite I came upon this object that appears to be some kind of aircraft. The object looks fake, but fake what? The area is a mile or two south of Interstate 40 (I-40) and a couple miles west of Albuquerque, New Mexico.” Obvious what it is, but the comment thread is entertaining.

12/10/13 • 10:18 PM • GoogleInternetSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Positionly: Old SEO vs. New SEO.

Fluffy infographic, but will be handy to show people. Sit back and consider how much influence Google has over our sites. A little search engine algorithm change, and we all get busier. It’s astonishing.

12/09/13 • 08:04 PM • DesignGoogleInternetMobileSocial Media • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Death and Taxes: Google is now funding numerous Tea Party groups.

What a fun and sexy time to be in the tech industry.” Blech.

12/07/13 • 12:07 PM • GoogleHuman RightsPolitics • (4) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

PC World: Google (finally) lets you download your Gmail and Calendar data, here’s how.

Cool. Perhaps I can make a browseable archive.

12/05/13 • 12:33 PM • GoogleInternetSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

CNN: 2 million Facebook, Gmail and Twitter passwords stolen in massive hack.

Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter told CNNMoney they have notified and reset passwords for compromised users. Google declined to comment. Yahoo and ADP did not provide immediate responses.” Time to change your passwords. Again. ‘Course, compared to Adobe’s password breach a few weeks ago, can you really call 2 million ‘massive’?

Later: More, and better, info.

12/04/13 • 02:27 PM • GoogleInternetLaw • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Feedburner’s gone mental.

Won’t tweet my posts anymore. Not sure why. I’ve turned things off and on, resynced. Suppose I’ll just wait for a bit and see if it ‘magically’ restores itself.

11/25/13 • 10:47 AM • GoogleInternetSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ShellyCloud: Hide your staging environment from Google.

For Rails folks.

11/15/13 • 01:26 PM • GoogleInternetProgramming • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
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