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Google’s new privacy policy: Things you might like to know

If you’ve got an account on Google, YouTube, GMail, or Google+, you’ve likely received an email from the company suggesting you take a few minutes to look it over. Google’s been catching some flak since the announcement, as people ranging … Read

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5 ways to renew interest in your RSS reader

Recently, I found myself in the bad habit of skipping over many of the blogs in my Google RSS reader or clicking the mark all as read button to clear everything out. I was missing interesting articles and relevant information. … Read

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How to do online research with Google

The web is a pretty big place. Google does a pretty good job of indexing it, but many students don’t know how to use it. I’d posit that many of their teachers don’t, either. Believe it not, you can actually … Read

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Use Google Maps to navigate indoors with Android

Yesterday Google released Google Maps 6.0 for Android. Currently available only for Android owners, this update allows users to navigate indoor floorplans of popular public areas such as airports and shopping malls. Google offers a really nice website that allows you to … Read

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Google Search app for iPad gets an exciting update

This week Google rolled out several updates to the Google Search app for iPad and iPhone. If you already have the Google Search app, the changes will automatically take place the next time you update your device. If you aren’t … Read

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Demonstration: Find similar images with Google Image Search

We get a lot of requests for ways to find good images online. One great tool is Google Image Search. You’ve perhaps used this to find images by keyword, but did you know you can also use it to find … Read

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Spending a month with Google+, Week 4

This is the final installation of my month spent exploring Google’s social networking site, Google+. Another useful feature, Hangouts, allows you to host video conferences with up to nine other people at once. This short video gives a demonstration of … Read

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Use quotes instead of a plus to require search terms in Google

I’ve shared in the past some of the ways to tweak your Google search results, but Google has recently tweaked one of those tweaks. Here’s what’s new: Instead of prepending a term with a plus (+) to require it, you’ll … Read

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Spending a month with Google+, Week 3

This month I am exploring Google+ (Google’s social networking site) and reporting back on some of the different features, such as saved searches. This tool allows you to find, organize, and follow news that is relevant to you. Add filters, … Read

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5 tools for online content curation

Everyone knows that the internet is an amazing way to distribute information. For people who are content creators, the possibilities are endless in terms of getting work out to the public. However, with seeming endless volumes of information out there, … Read

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