Google Software/Tips

How to Setup Picasa with Google+ Photos

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I originally wrote this article back in 2007, but I’m updating it for 2014 because a lot has changed in seven years. Firstly, Picasa Web Albums no longer exist. Since the release of Google+, all photo storage takes place in Google+ Photos. You can, however, still use Picasa on both a Mac and PC to […]

How to Block Certain Websites From Google Search Results

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Even though I use Google for all of my online searching, it’s still not anywhere near being perfect. They change their algorithms pretty much everyday and each change isn’t always for the better. Add on top of that all the personalization and geo-specific search results and you get a different set of results even if […]

OTT Explains Sending Money Through Gmail

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If you’re a Gmail user, you may have noticed a new money sign icon at the bottom of the compose window when writing a new email. Hovering over the icon, you see that you can “attach money” to the email! Sounds pretty cool right? So how does it actually work? Is it really free and […]

Google Cloud Print – A Complete Guide

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If you haven’t heard of Google Cloud Print, that’s not totally surprising. Even though it’s been around since 2011, it hasn’t become widely used. However, that is something that might change over the next year or so. Unlike some Google services that get canned during Spring cleaning, Google Cloud Print has been getting more and […]

Prevent Google Chrome from Opening PDF Files in the Browser

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I’ve been working on a project lately where I have to download a lot of PDFs from a website and then go through each of them and highlight text, add comments, etc. In Google Chrome, whenever I click on a link to a PDF file, it just opens the file inside the browser window. This […]

Want to Automatically Logout of Gmail or Google Account?

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I use a lot of Google products like Gmail, YouTube, Google Docs, Google Calendar, etc., etc., and so does everyone in my family. The one problem with this situation is that if you don’t log off your Gmail or Google account, then the next person that comes around can access your entire Google life! So […]

View Your Google Maps Search History

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I recently discovered something cool about Google Maps that I didn’t know existed. A few weeks back, I had searched for a local restaurant that a friend told me about and now that I had some free time to go check it out, I could not remember the name of the place! Since I didn’t […]

How to Transfer Emails Between Two Gmail Accounts

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Recently, a friend of mine created a new Gmail account that included her full name instead of a generic screen name she had been using for the last several years. She called me up and asked me how she could move emails from one Gmail account to another. After fiddling around with it a bit, […]

What is Google Toolbar Notifier and How to Get Rid of It

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I used to use Google Toolbar with Firefox and Internet Explorer because it had some useful features that I used on a regular basis and it kept me connected to my Google account. However, that was like a decade ago. Everything in toolbar is now in Google Chrome and IE usage has dropped significantly. Still, […]