Google Plus
Despite a reportedly growing user base, Google+ isn’t popular when it comes to sharing content on social networks. A new report from Gigya says that only two percent of social sharing happened on Google+ in Q2 of this year (April-June 2013). That’s a fraction of the sharing that took place on Facebook, Twitter and even Continue Reading →
If people know that you’re good with technology, you’re bound to be asked time and time again, “Hey could you help me with…” whatever the current problem your friend or loved one is having with their computer. Sometimes the problem is an easy fix, but sometimes … not so much. But what remains true of Continue Reading →
Google Plus Hangout
Google announced a major upgrade to its Hangouts real-time communication service, rolling out a new stand-alone Hangouts app for the web, Android and iOS that will be available later Wednesday. The app was introduced by Vic Gundotra, senior VP of engineering, at the Google I/O conference in San Francisco on Wednesday. He emphasized Google’s intention Continue Reading →
Google Plus Hangout
Google+ Hangouts are getting a little more convenient for viewers with a new update. The video chat service will now let users rewind live broadcasts, allowing those who came late to an event to catch up on the full chat. Recordings of the Hangouts will now be immediately accessible on YouTube as well. Previously, the Continue Reading →
Google
Google+ Hangouts just received a small but potentially quite useful upgrade — as of now, Hangouts include a remote desktop feature. This lets you remotely control the computer of someone you’re having a Hangout with for troubleshooting purposes, and the Hangout lets you keep chatting and walk through the troubleshooting process with the person on Continue Reading →
Google Plus
Following the move to bring Gif support to Search, Google has shared that it will now support animated Gifs as Google+ profile photos. The company announced this news today on its Google+ page, in direct contrast to Twitter’s move to drop support for such images back in September. According to the announcement, animated Gifs are Continue Reading →
Google Plus
Google announced on Thursday on Google+ that users of its social network can now utilize a new search filter. Now, search queries can be filtered so that they display photo only posts — nothing about Google+ Hangouts, communities, events, or status update-like posts, just photos. Back in 2011, Google’s social head Vic Gundotra said during Continue Reading →
Google Reader
When Google announced it was killing Google Reader on July 1st, just one thought crossed my mind: “I bet this has something to do with Google+.” I didn’t have anything more than a hunch to go on, however, until Brian Shih, a former Google Reader product manager, confirmed my suspicions on Quora. Shih, who left Continue Reading →