Over the years, Google has killed many services it offered including my favourite Google Reader. And, now it is time for Google Code to bite the dust. As a developer, I started actively using Github to manage my WordPress plugins. I like the interface GitHub provides and definitely the ability of git to control all the changes….
Okay, I’m calling it: if you’re using guest blogging as a way to gain links in 2014, you should probably stop. Why? Because over time it’s become a more and more spammy practice, and if you’re doing a lot of guest blogging then you’re hanging out with really bad company.
WordPress powers 20% of the web. Which probably explains why Google has also jumped onto the WordPress plugin bandwagon. The Google team announced the beta version of Google Publisher WordPress plugin.
This app isn’t a game, but a very important gaming addon that can definitely change the way you play! Google Play Games app is the easiest way for you to discover new games, track achievements and scores, and play with friends around the world. It brings all your gaming on Google Play together in a unified Android experience.
Google introduced Hangouts to replace the old Google Chat interface and most likely you’ll be using this interface in your Gmail interface as well as on your mobile devices. Hangouts added a several features missing from traditional chat including the Group conversations. However, I, for one, prefer the traditional Google Chat interface that gives me a one shot view of who is online and not.
Google’s program policies do not allow you to modify your Adsense code which artificially inflates ad performance or harms advertiser conversions. In most cases, you’ll want to copy paste the code exactly as you get from the generator. However, most sites today are going responsive and you’ll want to ensure that you use the correct size ads when your visitor is viewing your blog from a mobile device.
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.
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.
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.
Google announced the release of their official tag managing tool. Titled Google Tag Manager, the tool lets you manage tags (such as tracking and marketing optimization tags) on your site. You can add and update AdWords, Google Analytics, Floodlight and non-Google tags from the Google Tag Manager user interface instead of editing site code.
Gmail introduced themes back in 2008. Since then there have been several enhancements including the addition of HD images. Taking this yet another step further, Google announced that you can now create custom themes in Gmail.