Articles tagged: Google
Two Steps to Better Search Results
Searching the internet is an art of sorts. I’ll share my two-step approach to better search results.
How Do I Find Out When a Webpage Was Created?
It’s surprisingly difficult to tell with certainty when a webpage was written. There are some clues we can gather that might help a little.
The Most Searched-for Term on the Internet
The most searched-for term on the internet tells us something about people’s understanding (or lack of understanding) about how browsers and the internet work.
Can I Have Different Passwords for YouTube and Gmail?
A Google account includes Gmail, YouTube, and much more. If you want to keep those services separate, you’ll need separate Google accounts.
Why a Chromebook?
Chromebooks can be a viable alternative for those who do most of their computing online and are looking for a simpler, perhaps more stable, yet powerful device.
How Do I Get Rid of Bing?
How to say, “Thanks, but no thanks” to Bing — to the extent that you can, that is.
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.
The Most Important Skill You Can Improve
If I could have you prioritize one thing to improve your online experience, this would be it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.