Category Archives: Google Feature

Goodbye Google Reader

As we say goodbye to one of my favourite Google features it is time to find a replacement.    

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Google Map Maker UK

Since last Thursday Google’s excellent Map Maker has been made available for UK users.    

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Inactive Account Manager

Are you leaving a digital will? On Thursday Google announced a new feature called ‘Inactive Account Manager‘, described first in the Google Public Policy Blog.    

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Google Homepage Background

Last week Google took away the ability to change the background on their homepage. I want it back… 

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Google Chrome Extensions

Internet browsers are of fundamental importance to surfing the internet, you are using one right now! There are many debates about which browser is the best, and at some point I hope to write my own, I use Google Chrome … Continue reading

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Google Reader

Just a quick blog post about one of the most useful websites around, and one I check in excess of 5 times a day (and that isn’t some form of social network), that is Google Reader. Google reader simply reads … Continue reading

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Control your Computer with Gmote

Gmote is a great Android application to turn your phone into a remote control for your computer. You can use it as a touchpad (which I think is the most useful) or you can use it as a media control. … Continue reading

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Google Linux Search

If you don’t use linux then this post is probably of no use to you (unless you plan to swap OS). If you do use linux then I’m sure you will have often spent time searching the internet for information … Continue reading

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Forwarding Mail to your Google Account

It is really easy to set Google up to receive your emails from another account. This is especially useful for University emails (here I especially mean for my Birmingham University colleagues) which you may forget to check. Or, like me, … Continue reading

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Google News Archive Search

I am constantly astounded by the number of services that Google provide yet people have no idea about. The one in question today is ‘Google News Archive Search‘. I think what this does is pretty evident from the title, but nonetheless I … Continue reading

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