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. It’s something that Google Code always had missing. However, if you’ve still not moved from Google Code, it’s time to move over your project to Github or Bitbucket. Thankfully, as always, Google has made it easier (and in fact automated) to move your project from Google Code to Github. You have time until 25 January…
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.
I don't remember seeing this happen, but the mighty Gmail and Google+ are down. Google's App Status Dashboard tells you that Gmail is currently down. I'm surprised they don't have a similar one for Google+.
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, while being a company that most people automatically associate with highly professional quality services, is no more immune to failures and fiascos than any other major digital technology corporation. This is something that every single Google user should never let themselves forget, and even less so the more they depend on the Google giant for many of their online data storage and work management needs. This applies especially when it comes to the security you need in order to protect your digital information in a way that will keep it from being totally erased, hacked or stolen.
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.
Over the past few years, YouTube has gained a strong presence in the video world. It's one of those services that Google has bothered to develop versus others which have been neglected post acquisition. Yesterday, YouTube announced the launch of paid channels as a pilot programme with a small group of partners that will offer paid channels on YouTube.
Ever since the introduction of Google Keep, the tech world has been abuzz, as it usually is when Google introduces a new feature that is expected to compete with a highly popular company, program or app- in this case, it is Evernote. When I first heard of Evernote, I must admit, I wasn't impressed. There were already several great note-creating services around.