Articles tagged: Google

My Google Activity

Tip of the Day: Google Search History

Yes, You Should Give Google Your Mobile Number

Yes, You Should Give Google Your Mobile Number

Google will use your mobile phone number for verification if you lose access to your account. Some people don’t want to provide that information to Google.

Two Steps to Better Search Results

Two Steps to Better Search Results

Searching is an art of sorts. I’ll share two common mistakes searchers make, and my two-step approach to better search results.

YouTube Search

Tip of the Day: Remember the Second Most Popular Search Engine

Article Publication Dates

How do I find out when a web page was written?

It’s surprisingly difficult to tell with certainty when a web page was written. There are some clues we can gather that might help – a little.

Clouds

An Abundance of Cloud Storage

It seems like every online service provider is now including some kind of online cloud storage as a perk. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed. I’ll look at my personal cloud storage landscape.

Hacked!

Do I Need to Worry About the Latest Security Breach?

That’s a composite of several questions that I’ve received relating to a recent theft of something like two million user accounts and passwords. I’ll address this specific incident, but I also want to discuss some things to consider with any large scale account theft.

Google

How Long Does Google Keep My Account Information?

Once you delete your account, your information will be gone… but there may be backups. Ultimately, anything online or shared is completely out of your hands.

Picasa

Do I Need to Have a Google+ Profile to Use Picasa?

These days, most online service providers offer linked services. Getting an account with one automatically opens accounts for you with the others.

Time Options in Google Search Results

Why Do Search Results Not Have Dates?

Google’s search tools can help you find websites that have been tagged with particular dates. But be cautious; dates may not mean what you think.

You Are Here

If an IP address doesn’t do it, then how does Google know my location?

Google can find your location through multiple datapoints that you probably don’t even realize you’re sharing. There’s a lively and important debate about how much data entities can and should collect and correlate.

How Do I Delete History Items from My Google Toolbar?

Deleting Google history takes a few steps, depending on what Google history you mean. Here are step-by-step instructions for deleting Google history.