In today’s day and age where most of our information is online, including banking information and more importantly emails, it is essential to think about what happens to this data in case of an untimely passing. Similar to making a will to bequeath your belongings to your near and dear ones, planning your digital afterlife is essential. Yesterday, Google launched a new feature called Inactive Account Manager that helps you in this regard, at least in the case of all things Google.
If you’ve wanted to prevent your site from appearing on Google Shopping or Google Advisor, you now have a chance to do so within Webmaster tools. Webmasters can now opt out of having content that Google has crawled from their site displayed on: Google Shopping Google+ Local Google Flights Google Hotels Google Advisor To do so simply visit the Opt-Out page and you will be presented with the following option. Simply click the big red button to exclude your site from showing up in the Google properties.
After axing Reader a few days back, Google unveiled Google Keep. Integrated with Google Drive, Google Keep aims to help you keep track of your notes. The interface is very basic on the browser and straightforward on your phone.
By now, most of the web is abuzz with news of Google axing its Google Reader, which is a platform that most bloggers, including me, identify with. I’ve lived with Google Reader open while I worked for several years, either via FeedDemon and also directly. With the demise of Google Reader, Nick has also decided to kill FeedDemon, most of you might already be hunting for alternatives.
Over the past few weeks I have been using Google Currents to read the latest news. Available for Android and iOS, Google Currents delivers beautiful magazine-like editions to your tablet and smartphone for high speed and offline reading. If you’re running your very own blog which publishes an RSS feed, then adding your blog to Google Currents is extremely simple.
The Google Adsense team has been working behind to scenes to give publishers better control on their sites. Your single Adsense account can be used to display your ads across several websites. This is an excellent feature since you don’t need to manage multiple accounts for multiple sites.
Last month, Gmail rolled out the new compose interface. Today the Gmail team released a new feature to compliment this. If you’re using the new compose window, within the next few days, you should be able to see a new button that lets you quickly link to files stored in your Google Drive.
It’s that time of the week again where most of us have some time to kill. This post will will look at five of the latest trending games available for free. Together these games give you hours of playing time that can easily eat up this weekend as well as the next!
Gmail’s advanced search feature is extremely powerful. I usually use this for for searching for emails from recipients or with certain labels. Today, Gmail rolled out a new feature on searching through your emails.
Last week we covered 7 apps to check email on your Nexus 7. With both the 16Gb or 32Gb, you have sufficient storage space for your music files. However, if you’re looking to listen to something different and are wanting for choice, then radio is an excellent choice.
I bought the Nexus 7 (32Gb) last week when Google released the new model. At £299, it is perfectly priced and you receive a powerful tablet power by Google and Android. This is my first Android based devices and I spent a good portion of my weekend exploring the tablet and the Play store.
Composing emails in a desktop client like Thunderbird or Postbox allows you switch back and forth between windows easily. Look up your other emails for reference or just let the Compose window sit in the background while you check new mail. By contrast most web-based clients don’t give you this flexibility and Gmail hopes to remedy that with the new compose feature.