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Aug, 2014

Google+ Updates

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Here is what went down on Google+ in the month of July. More to come in coming weeks with rumours of the social network separating its Photos app from the service. Here is what you may have missed. You can now use a pseudonym on Google+ When Google+ launched, it had a lot of restrictions on what name you could use on your profile. The brains behind it thought that this would help create a community made up of real people. Gradually, it loosened the restrictions and starting July 15, 2014, there […]

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May, 2014

Google+ Stories: Updates on Google+ for Android

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Have you heard of Google+ Stories? If you haven’t, no worries. Google+ Stories is a new feature on Android and Web (and iOS soon) that weaves your photos, videos and places you visit into beautiful travelogues. It sifts through all those photos and selfies you take in your travel, picks the best and puts them up into a visual story. Even better is that you can edit the story yourself by picking the photos and videos you like and editing descriptions. After this, you can share them with your circles and basically […]

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May, 2014

Google+ Hangouts: The Low-down

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For many who are yet to indulge in the whole Google+ biz, Hangouts is synonymous to the Google+ experience. As expected then, Hangouts gets a lot of attention both from Googlers and Google Plussers. Hangouts updates happen quite a lot. Hangouts is the chat feature on Google+ that works across all devices, be it computer, Android or iOS. Sending multimedia is seamless while video calls, of which Hangouts is synonymous too, are a tap away. You can video call up to ten people at a time. You can also send […]

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Hashtag Search for Google+ Posts

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Search being what Google is predominantly known for, has continued to received a social touch through Google+. Most recently, last September to be precise, Google introduced hashtag search for Google+ posts. What this means is, if you search for a certain hashtag on Google Search, you get to see a stream of Google+ posts with that particular hashtag to the right of your search results. The posts scroll automatically but you can manually navigate with the arrows at the top right. Go ahead and try it! The posts displayed are those only publicly […]

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Apr, 2014

What’s New on Google+

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What has changed since we last told you about Google+ updates? Quite a bit. You can be sure Google Plussers look out for these changes all the time, even when Google+ folks don’t announce them. What’s even more interesting is how some will go all out to test out features and give us the results. That is exactly what happened with the new link previews that that were rolled out last month. Link thumbnails are displayed in a bigger, better way on Web if your thumbnail is of a certain […]

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5 Awesome Features on Google+ for Android

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Google+ on the Web is awesome, right? It gives you so much if you have mastered its ways. The Explore feature, Hangouts, amazing photo layouts especially when you zoom out to get that three column view. The bigger the better, right? Well, sometimes, small things are absolutely better! That is exactly what Google+ for Android is. It also makes your Web experience complete. Sample this: Share Your Mood You get to share your mood by selecting from options that change depending on seasons. For instance, if you are having a […]

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Doing Google+ Photos the Right Way

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Did you know you could do so much with your photos on Google+? Leave alone the Auto Awesome, Auto Enhance and Auto Backup functions. We are talking DIY editing which goes over and above the filtering that is available on, say, Instagram. Here are the features available to you: Tune image This feature lets you fix your pictures; adjust them based on your preferences until you feel they are just the way you want them. Options in this category are neutral, pop, lift, bleached, moody and dark all for you […]

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Google+ Explore: A Hybrid Social Reader

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You might have noticed the new Explore tab on your Google+ homepage. That is the new update to Google+ that brings all your interests in one place. While Explore was still accessible via the What’s Hot option on the left hand popup bar, Google has made it more prominent now. Clicking on the tab takes you to the Explore page where you are presented with categories and the option to explore a hashtag of your choice. Clicking a hashtag or entering your own opens up a page that shows more […]

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The Gmail Google+ Update: The Truth

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You have probably read about it, the update Google made to Gmail a week ago. Everyone is up in arms about it. Google is arm-twisting us to join Google+, right? Well, here is the truth. It is now possible for people who have you in circles to send you mail on Gmail, which was possible even before if you had also added them to circles. They still cannot see your email if you do not reply back. Here is the other truth. You can opt out very easily. Just do […]

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Nov, 2013

Google Introduces Helpouts

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Helpouts is a new Google product that connects people who need help with people who can give help (experts) over live video. It will enable users to either get help across multiple topics right from their PCs or mobile device or  to monetize on their knowledge and skills. While the product has not been publicly launched, it is our understanding that it will rely on Hangouts On Air to power that one-on-one interaction between the “student” and “teacher”. With the aid of Helpouts, Internet users will now be able to receive […]

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