October 14, 2011
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Google will shut down Buzz

Bye Google BuzzLet’s be honest, Google Buzz was a failure for what it intended to do. With the launch of Google Plus, Buzz became a redundant service that has little use and has almost none of Google+’s features. Google just announced today a new initiative to direct more focus on Google+, and less on Google’s other social services.

Over the next few weeks, Google Buzz and its API will be permanently shut down. Existing content will be archived on the user’s Google profile and backups can be downloaded through Google Takeout.

Also, Jaiku, a micro-blogging service, … Continue Reading →

October 8, 2011
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Tweak who can send you notifications

Did it ever occur to get too many Google notifications at once? Or too hard to manage all the activity? A recent Google Plus update will give you the edge over those troubles.

A new settings is added in the options to let you to set who will be able to send you notifications. By default, it’s set to “Your Extended Circles”, this means that notifications will pop up every time everyone in your circles and in their circles +mentions you, share something with you, or invites you for a game or just hangout.

For … Continue Reading →

July 18, 2011
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Google News, now with Badges!

Some avid Google News readers will no doubt notice a brand new feature recently: you will now be rewarded for reading news about a particular topic. Just like Google+, this endeavor is a bold move to bring social features into news reading. Once you click enough article relating to a certain theme on Google News (about a week according to Google), you will earn a Bronze badge for that topic. As time progresses and you keep up reading news on the subject, you will level up to silver, gold and beyond. Here’s a nice video … Continue Reading →