How to Change the Image Gallery on Your Nexus 6

DSC_1006

Google’s brand new Nexus 6 smartphone has only been available for a few weeks, but with more carriers offering the smartphone and stock arriving on Google Play, the device is finally making it into the hands of eager buyers. Now that the Nexus 6 release is moving a long and becoming more readily available, we’ve […]

How to Automatically Backup Photos on Android

auto-backup

These days one of the most used features on our smartphones is the camera, but most users tend to snap away yet don’t know how to manage all those photos. Nothing is more convenient than taking a photo and have it automatically backed up to the cloud. So here’s how to do exactly that. There’s […]

Google+ Update Makes Your Photos and Videos Shine

Google+-steel-style-logo-icon

Today Google‘s own Vic Gundotra took the stage and announced tons of new features and changes to its social network Google+, mainly in the photography department, and sadly we didn’t get any news about Android 4.4 KitKat as rumors suggested. That aside, Google+ is getting better by the day and this morning a slew of […]

Google Hangouts adds SMS Support, Location Sharing, and More

Screen Shot 2013-10-29 at 10.01.22 AM

While most users have been paying attention to any and all details surrounding Android 4.4 KitKat and the Nexus 5, Google’s been busy working on more than just that. Today’s Google+ event kicked off, and while some have speculated about the Nexus 5 being revealed, Google’s started with its social network, Google Hangouts, and photography. […]

Google Launching Shared Endorsements, Here’s How to Disable It

Screenshot 2013-10-11 13.48.21

Google has announced changes to its Terms of Service today that will take effect next month. The company says it made three changes to the Terms, the biggest one being that your Google+ profile name and photo “might appear in Google products (including in reviews, advertising and other commercial contexts).” Google is calling this feature Shared […]

Google Delivers New Google Plus Apps for iPhone and Android

Some of the new member role editing options for communities in Google Plus.

There’s a new version of Google Plus for Android and iPhone users. On March 25, Google shipped an update to Google Plus for Android and iPhone users that contains new features designed to make posting updates and sharing photos easier. With this update (Google Plus version 4.4 on the iPhone) users will now be able […]

Nokia Automatic Uploads Patent Makes It Easy to Get Social

Nokia-social-share-patent-1

Nokia was just awarded a patent for automatic uploads to social networks, making it easy for users to share their life events with others on various sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Microsoft Live, and others. As it stands, for example, in order for a user to share a photo with others, they must […]

At Least 62 Facebook Employees Are on Google+

zuckerberg really likes Google+

If Facebook is feeling threatened by Google+, they sure have a strange way of showing it. It has been revealed by Google+ member (and Huffington Post editor) Craig Kanalley that 62 current employees of Facebook (including CEO Mark Zuckerberg) have profiles on Google’s new social network. The list also includes seven non-Zuckerberg executives. In addition to […]

Better Look Elsewhere If You Want to Be a Creepy Stalker on Google+

Unknown-Person

It looks like Google is attempting to make users honest on the Internet, or at least with its emerging Google+ social networking service. The company says that users are obliged to use their real names when signing up for the service, and pseudonyms, avatars, and aliases can only be used in the secondary position when […]

The Google+ Nexus Smartphone and 3 Reasons Why We Won’t See It Soon

A closer look at the Nexus Prime's possible dedicated Google+ button

If true, the latest rumors on the next-generation Google-branded Nexus Android smartphone could be a device that will be well-integrated with Google’s emerging Google+ social networking service, which is currently in beta. News that Google may be following in HTC’s footsteps in launching a social networking oriented Android smartphone comes from an anonymous source who […]

How to Get a Personalized Google+ URL

Google Plus logo

Google+ is gaining traction now that more users can get in, but if you want to link to your Google+ profile you are stuck with a unique 21 character number to point users to your profile. If you have a unique name you can get away with asking people to search for you, but the […]

Should Facebook Be Worried About Google+?

Google+ vs Facebook

While Google’s major venture into social networking is only a week old (and is only in beta), it has made quite the stir. Facebook-haters are coming out of the closet left and right, happy to have something that looks like it could put a dent in Mark Zuckerberg’s internet juggernaut. Does Facebook really have anything […]

How to Hide the Black Google Bar or Change it Back to White

Google Bar Black to White

If you’re not a fan of the new black Google toolbar that is a component of Google+ you can use one of these simple hacks to turn the Google bar back to white or to hide it altogether. These tweaks will also return the sidebar to a standard white and blue color scheme. For more on why this […]

Why is the Google Bar Black?

Google Black bar

If you look at a Google.com today you’ll notice a new black bar that spans the top of the page. The menu bar isn’t new, but the change in color may be drawing you to the Google menu bar for the first time. Why is the Google Bar Black? Google has just launched Google+, a […]

What is Google+ and Can it Succeed Where Buzz and Wave Failed?

Google Plus Overview

Google+ may look like just another attempt to be “Social”, but the collection of services bring some amazing looking features to the Android and Google environment, allowing Google to take a swing at Apple, RIM, Facebook  and others with one new product. If you work with remote teams, have a wide group of friends or are passionate about a […]