5 Steps to setup your Google Inactive Account Manager
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5 Steps to setup your Google Inactive Account Manager

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.

How to stop Google from adding your site to certain Google properties
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How to stop Google from adding your site to certain Google properties

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.

How to export your RSS subscriptions from Google Reader
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How to export your RSS subscriptions from Google Reader

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.

How to add your blog to Google Currents
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How to add your blog to Google Currents

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.

Improve your productivity with Gmail’s new compose experience
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Improve your productivity with Gmail’s new compose experience

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.