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Famous Google April Fool's Day Jokes and Pranks
Google loves a good April Fool's Day joke. Sometimes the joke is even that it isn't a joke. Every year this list gets longer.
I'm Feeling Lucky Button: What Is It and How Do...
One of the most notable objects on the Google Web search is the I'm Feeling Lucky button. What is it and how do you use it? How do you get it back?
Should You Root Your Android Phone?
Read this before rooting your Android. Learn the advantages and disadvantages of rooting an Android phone.
How Do I Delete Applications from My Android...
If you've ever wondered how to uninstall an Android app from your device, this article will show you step by step the simple process to delete an Android app from your device.
Save Time and Stay Sharp with Google Alerts
Do you have a specialized topic you'd like to keep tabs on? Is there something in the news you'd like to follow? Are you interested in what blogs say about something? Do you find yourself constantly searching for the same term? If so, you need to set up a Google Alert. Google will send you an email when there are new results for your search, so you can keep up to date without constantly running searches for the same words.
How to Improve Your Website's Google Ranking
Google uses a variety of methods to determine which pages are displayed first in the results. Their exact formula is a secret, but there are a few things you can do to improve your positioning. The term for this is Search Engine Optimization.
The Easy Way to Link to the Best Part of a...
I really want to show someone part of a YouTube video, but I don't want them to have to sit through eight minutes of the boring parts. How do I just link to the part I want them to see?
How to Get to Know Your YouTube Fans
Wouldn't it be helpful to know who is watching your uploaded YouTube videos? Well, you can't find out specific names, but you can get to know your typical viewer from the demographic info.
Google Used to Have a Hidden Phonebook
Google's main search engine had a hidden phonebook. Learn how to let your keyboard do the walking with Google.
Here's What Google is and What it Does
Google. I'm sure you've heard of it. Google has a reputation for a casual atmosphere. As one of the few successful dot.com startups, Google still retains many perks of that era, including free lunch and laundry for employees and parking lot roller hockey games. Google employees have been traditionally allowed to spend twenty percent of their time on projects of their choosing.
What is Google Play?
Google Play is a rebranding of the old Android Market and more.
Three Easy Ways to Load Non-Amazon Books on...
Want to put books on your Kindle Fire that you didn't download from Amazon? Here's how.
How to Add Widgets to the Home Screen of Your...
If you want to personalize your Android phone, this guide will show you the steps to adding a desktop Widget
How to Easily Delete Apps on Your Android Device
Here's how you delete unwanted apps from your Android device.
Get Your Audio Book on Your Android
Hey, want to read more books while you commute to work? Listen to them. Here are a few of your audio book options for Android.
Gmail Features You Didn't Know About
Gmail is really useful software, but it can do a few things that may surprise you. Here are just a few of those secret Gmail tips and tricks.
Personalize Your Android Phone: A Guide to...
Learn how to personalize your Android ringtones. Discover the top Android ringtone apps.
Google Maps Gives Driving Directions and More
Google Maps is Google's search engine for locations and directions. It resembles a miniature Google Earth that runs in your web browser instead of on your desktop.
Wondering What Apps Are? Here's the Answer
Apps is an abbreviation for application. An app is a piece of software. It can run on the Internet, on your computer, or on your phone or other electronic device.
This Trick Lets You Run Nook and Kobo Apps on...
Here's how you add the Nook app to your Kindle Fire
How to Track Your Flight Status With Google
Are you traveling for holidays or vacation? Here's an easy and quick way to check your flight status ahead of time. It may not make an airplane fly faster, but it will at least warn you of a delay ahead of time.
All About Goo.gl Url Shortener
Learn all the features of this URL shortener from Google. It's called goo.gl, but it's commonly misspelled as goog.le or goo.gle.
Wondering What Google Blogger Is? Here's What...
Blogger is Google’s free tool for creating blogs. Blogs, short for web-logs, are a form of online journal. You can use them for everything from updating your friends and family about your life, giving your own advice column, discussing your political views, or relating your experience in a topic of interest.
How to Share Your Google Docs With Collaborators
You've uploaded a word processing file or a spreadsheet to Google Docs & Spreadsheets. Now what? Here's how you can share that document with others and get started collaborating.
All About.com Tips, Tricks and YouTube Guides
The first step is to press the embed button. Now, this is only visible on the YouTube watch page for that video, not on the channel page. That's an important distinction. If you see a link that says
How to Clear Cookies and Cache in Chrome Browser
Here's how you clear specific cookies out of Chrome.
How to Plan an Alternate Route With Google Maps
Do you want to avoid a toll road, make a side trip, or avoid heavy traffic? It's easy to change your route in Google Maps. Just drag and drop.
How to Use Two Gmail Accounts on Your Android...
Gmail is a powerful email client. This article shows the easy steps to set up multiple Gmail accounts on your Android phone.
The Legal Way to Read Free Ebooks on Google
Read free e-books on by using Google Books to find public domain and promotional books.
How to Get Driving Directions and More from...
Need driving directions from Google Maps? Here's where you get started.
How to Legally Add Copyrighted Music to Your...
Here is an easy way to make your own music video or give your YouTube video a soundtrack. It's easy, legal, and free.
Need to Edit a Location in Google Maps? Here's...
Is your house in the wrong spot? Does Google point to a business that is really half a block up the road? Edit it.
All About Google Chromecast
What is Google Chromecast? Read more to find out.
Channel (YouTube)
A channel on YouTube is the home page for an account. It shows the account name, the public videos they've uploaded, and any user information they've entered.
What Is Rooting and Why Do People Root Android...
Find out why people like the idea of rooting Android.
What was Google Talk?
Google Talk is an instant messaging service, which is integrated with Gmail. Windows users can download the Google Talk application, and Mac and Linux users can use other instant messaging services with their Google Talk accounts. Google Talk also supports some voice conversation.
How to Search Using Wildcards in Google
In most search engines, you can substitute a character as a stand in for any word or letter in a search phrase. This is known as a
How to Book a Flight with Google
Here's an introduction to Google Flights.
Make Forms, Surveys, and Quizzes Right in...
Need to get feedback for your training session? Want to find out which movie your friends want to see on Saturday? Use Google Forms.
The Beginner's Guide to Google+
Google Plus is either a Facebook killer or a big dud. Read more to find out about Google+.
Google Graveyard: Products Killed by Google
Learn about the things Google killed.
How to Embed Google Calendar on Your Website or...
Does your club, band, team, company, or family website need a professional looking calendar? Why not use the free and easy Google Calendar. You can share responsibility for editing events and embed your live calendar on your website to let everyone know about upcoming events.
How to Move Your Blog From Wordpress to Blogger
Maybe you're tired of paying for your blog, or maybe you just need a change. Here's how you move your blog.
Top 5 Free Running Apps for Your Android
The Top Running and Fitness Apps for Android. Why runners should install these top 5 Android apps.
Everything You Need to Know About the Android OS
Google is actively developing the platform but giving it away for free to hardware manufacturers and phone carriers who want to use Android on their devices. Google makes money by charging for the Google portion.
What Is Google Earth?
Google Earth is a map of the world on steroids. You can zoom and glide over stitched together satellite photos of the world. Use Google Earth to find driving directions, find nearby restaurants, measure the distance between two locations, do serious research, or go on virtual vacations.
What's a Boolean Search?
Sometimes you want to find all of your search terms in a document, and sometimes you want to find either one term or another. That's a Boolean search.
Personalize Your Android Phone with New...
Learn the steps to customize your Android wallpaper.
Get the News from Google
Google News is a custom Internet newspaper with articles from 4,500 different news sources and the search functions of Google. Read all the news from various sources on the web or just read the stories that interest you.
How to Use Google to Search Withing a Single...
Want to use Google to search a single Web site? It's easy with this trick.
A Little About Gmail
Gmail, Google's free email service, has more than 400 million users worldwide. Learn the things about Gmail that make it so appealing to users.
How to Make App Folders on Android
Did you know you can organize your apps on your home screen?
Addition and Subtraction with Google, Including...
Sometimes you want to exclude a keyword from Google searches, and sometimes you want to include a word that Google thinks is too common and usually excludes. You can do either with this quick Google searching tip.
What's the Difference Between a Chrome Web App...
Traditional browsers have extensions and themes, but what is this new Web app idea for Chrome? What's the difference between that and an extension?
YouTube Explained - Overview of the Google...
YouTube is an incredibly popular Internet destination. Learn more about this video hosting and sharing service.
Tell Google Maps to "Take a Walk."
Google Maps not only lets you gets driving directions, you can also get walking or public transit directions. Here are some tips.
Here's What Google Patent Search Really Is
Google Patent Search is a search engine that lets you search through patents from the USPTO
How to Reset Your Frozen Motorola Xoom Tablet
Is your Motorola Xoom frozen? This is how you reset it. This tutorial covers both hard and soft resets.
What Is PageRank and What Does it Measure?
PageRank is what Google uses to determine the importance of a web page. It's one of many factors used to determine which pages appear in search results.
Google Cardboard Turns Your Phone Into a 3D...
Google Cardboard turns your phone into a full virtual reality headset capable of viewing panoramas, watching movies, and playing games. All for a starting price under $15.
Google Image Search
Google Images is a search engine of images on the web. Thumbnails of images are displayed based on the search keywords used. The filename and surrounding text of the image are used to match the search keywords, and you can specify small, medium, or large images. Images found in Google Image may still be under copyright protection from the image creator.
Here's What Google Drive Is
All about Google Drive.
How to Create Multiple YouTube Channels
Can you make more than one YouTube channel? Are multiple YouTube accounts OK?
Want to Share YouTube Videos on Pinterest?...
You can embed videos on just about any social media site. Here's how you do it on Pinterest.
How to Use 'Ngram Viewer' Tool in Google Books
What the heck is an Ngram? Read this to find out.
What's the Difference Between Google Accounts...
I'm confused by all this terminology. I hear people complaining that they have too many Google Apps, but I think they mean they have too many Google accounts. What's the difference?
Everything You Need to Know about Losing Weight...
My Fitness Pal is a free app available for Android devices that can be your best friend and partner in your weight loss program.
Google Chrome Web Browser
Google surprised the world by announcing a new Web browser. Is it superior to other browsers out there? Is there any reason to switch?
Watch Page (YouTube)
On YouTube, the watch page is the home page of a video. This is where all the public information about a video resides.
Avoiding Android Spam
Can Android apps spam you? Yes, they can. Here's what you can do about it.
Buy a New Android Phone Now or Wait?
With new Android phones always on the horizon, deciding when to buy can be a challenge. This article will help you decide if you should buy a new android phone or should you wait.
Android 2.2.1 Update
Google released the Android 2.2.1 update on January 18, 2011. It was a minor over-the-air (OTA) update featuring tweaks for Twitter and Gmail.
How to Check for Updates on Your Android Phone
Here's how you can check your Android phone for system updates (also known as firmware updates).
Google Voice Might Save You Money - What Is It?
Google Voice is an Internet based service that allows you to give everyone one phone number and forward it to multiple phones. That means that as you switch jobs, change phone services, move, or even go on vacation, your phone number stays the same for people trying to reach you.
Here's What Google 'Noogler' Is
: A Noogler is a "new Googler," or a new employee of Google. Former Google employee, or Xoogler , Doug
Finding Apps in the Android Market
If you have trouble finding apps in the Android Market, these Tips and Tricks will help you find the Android app you are looking for.
What You Need to Know Before You Buy an Android...
Here's some things to keep in mind before you go out and buy an Android tablet.
Download Free Classic Books Using Google Book...
Google Book Search is a very useful tool for finding books according to keyword search. The Google database contains a massive library of scanned books. You can also use Google Book Search to find and download books in the public domain.
Is Google TV the Right Fit for Your Family?
What Is Google TV? - Do You Need a Smart TV?
Don't Be a Jerk: 10 Ways to Get Your Site...
Don't like being found in Google? Here are some sure fired ways to lower your ranking and get the worst search engine results.
Barnacle Wi-FI Tethering App for Android in...
With the Barnacle Wi-Fi Tethering App and a rooted Android, you can connect up to 5 wireless devices and access the Internet at 3G speeds. Turn your Android device into your free mobile hot spot.
Google Lively - A Failed Google Experiment
Lively was Google's 3D chat tool. It died a quick death. It was a strange experiment from the start.
Wondering if You Can Use Netflix on a...
Can you play Netflix movies on Chromebooks? Read this to find out.
Google Play Music
More about the service formerly known as Google Music.
What Are Widgets?
Android widgets are mini apps that run on your Home screen. Widgets are not the same thing as the shortcut icons that allow you to launch an app. Widgets generally display data and take up more space than a single icon.
You used to be able to register a cheap domain...
Google used to offer cheap web hosting through Blogger.
Samsung Galaxy Note II Hands-on
The Samsung Galaxy Note II is a fabulous phablet.
How to Delete a Blogger/Blogspot Blog
Here's how to delete a Blogger (Blogspot) account.
Tips for How to Effectively Search Using Google
Here's how to narrow your search results to find what you need.
AdSense Explained - Google's Program to Put...
AdSense is Google's advertising program that lets you place Google ads on your Web site and earn revenue.
Ebook Reader App Choices on Android
Here's a list of eBook readers for Android Phones and why you should use them.
Does Google Think You're the Wrong Gender?
How to find out your demographic data from Google.
Best Ebook Readers for Android Tablets
Here's how I ranked the major readers. I'm not looking at readers that aren't tied to a large online bookstore at this time. I
What Is Android Jelly Bean?
Learn more about Android 4.1, aka Jelly Bean.
10 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With...
Here's a few of those tips and tricks for things you might not have realized you could do with Google Maps.
How to Create Free Podcasts with Blogger
Use your Blogger account to make a Podcast feed that can be downloaded into iTunes. You must know how to make your own mp3 or video file, first.
Movie Showtimes With Google
Want to find local movie showtimes with Google in one easy step? This Google search trick lets you do just that.
Changing Your Gmail Theme Is Easy and Makes...
Want to make your Gmail page more fun? Change the theme. Some themes even change with the time of day, just like the themes in iGoogle.
Easy Tricks to Hack Your Gmail Address
Here are some hacks to turn your Gmail address into extra Gmail addresses.
How To Find the Hidden Flight Simulator in...
Google Earth 4.2 comes with a nifty Easter egg - a hidden flight simulator! You can fly your virtual airplane through scenic destinations. Once you find the flight simulator the first time, it will always be available as an option for you to explore later.
Android, IPad, or Kindle Fire? Which One Should...
If you can't decide which tablet to buy for Christmas, read this article for some shopping tips.
Amazon Kindle Fire Review
Amazon is taking the world by storm with a new loss leading device. How does it stack up?
Special Codes to Fix YouTube Video Problems
Does your YouTube video look stretchy? Does it have black bars? You can fix that without uploading your video again.
Make the Most of Your Google Blog with This...
Blogger lets you easily add all sorts of widgets and gadgets to your blog. You don't have to know any programming to add really nice features, like photo slide albums, games,
How to Upload Your Own E-books To Google Play...
Want to read your eBooks on Google Play? You can. Here's how. That way you can read it on your phone, on your desktop, or in the cloud.
Moto X vs Moto G - Which Phone Wins?
Learn the difference between the two flagship Motorola phones.
This Quick Google Trick Finds All Your Movies...
Google shows you movie showtimes for local theaters.
How To Upload MP3s to Amazon Cloud, iCloud or...
Why keep your music in one place when you can put it in all three?
Review of Google Apps for Your Domain
Google Apps is Google's service that allows you to manage custom branded flavors of Google's services on your domain.
Define:
Define: is a Google Web search function that searches for glossary definitions for a word.
Google Bomb
A Google bomb occurs when a group of people conspire to artificially elevate a web site in Google's web search results ranking by linking a particular word or phrase to the website.
How to Pick the Perfect Android Phone
With so many Android based phones, choosing which one to buy, and when to buy can be confusing. Learn about the Android System and how different manufacturers put their own spin on Android.
How to Integrate Adsense on Blogger
You can start making money from your blog by adding unobtrusive Google AdSense ads. Adding Ads to Blogger is very easy, and you can apply for your AdSense account at the same time.
How to Share Folders and Collaborate Using...
How to share Google Drive folders without making the files disappear for everyone.
How to Upload Pictures From Picasa
If you're using Picasa to manage your digital photos, the easiest way to get your photos to the Web is by using Picasa Web Albums. This tutorial will show you how.
Google Trends for Websites
Google Trends is a Google Labs tool that lets you compare the popularity of search terms over time. Recently they've released Google Trends for Websites. This lets you compare the relative popularity of entire websites.
What Is Google Chrome OS?
Google has designed Chrome OS (not to be confused with the Chrome browser) as an operating system for computers that are only used to connect to the Internet.
Wear this Android to Jog and More
A lot of products means a lot of choices, so think of this as a preliminary guide to finding the product that will be best for you.
What the Heck Is a Long Tail?
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Where's the Center of Google Earth?
Is it in Lawrence, Chanute, or some other location? Yes and no. Learn where the center of the Google Earth really lies.
Don't Put It in Rice - What to Do if You Drop...
Yes, I know the common thing everyone tells you to do is to stuff your phone in a jar of rice. That's wrong. This is what you should do instead.
Xperia X10
The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 features an 8 megapixel camera, two app stores, and Android software enhancements designed to better integrate social networking into the phone interface. It is not restricted to a single carrier. Page 7.
Google Now - The Siri of Android
Google Now is an intelligent agent that personalizes things and responds to voice commands. Think of it as the Siri of Android.
Why Should I Care to Use Google?
Google provides a lot of tools and services. Google's search engine is the world's largest web search engine, as well as the world's most popular. Google is one of the top five most popular websites in the world. Why is that? Why are they so popular and why should you use them too?
Easy Google Docs Tricks
Here's 10 easy things you can do with Google Docs.
Galaxy Tab, Kindle Fire, and Barnes and Noble...
Read this to decide which tablet you should buy.
What is (and how to use) Android's Photo Sphere...
Android Photo Spheres are panoramic images on steroids. Learn more about Photo Sphere, a camera app that allows you to take 360-degree images.
Getting Mail on Your Android Phone
One of the features that make a smartphone "smart," is their ability to send and receive emails. With
Map Address Lists with Google Maps and Google...
Map a List is a third-party tool developed by Brian Sobel that lets you take a list of addresses from a Google Docs spreadsheet and turn it into markers in Google Maps.
Android Phones that Can Withstand a Little Water
Some Android phones are water resistant right out of the box. This is true of many top of the line Androids made these​ days
How to use the Internet to find the source of...
Introduction - reverse lookup for Google images
From iPhone to Android: Tips on Making a Smooth...
Goodbye iPhone. Hello Gingerbread. Here are some tips for new Android phone users to get you started and switch from your iPhone.
What the Heck Is a Xoogler?
Doug Edwards coined this term for ex-Googlers, or former Google employees. Meet a few Xooglers and see what they've done with the world.
How to Cut Gmail Clutter (Automatically) by...
Make your Gmail inbox more organized by adding automatic filters to your messages as they arrive.
What Are Google Apps for Work?
Google Apps for Work is a program that hosts customized versions of Gmail, Google Hangouts, Google Calendar, and Google Sites under your domain.
How to Get Free Ebooks on Your Phone
Do you have an iPhone or Android-powered phone? You can read 1.5 million free eBooks on it with the magic of Google Book Search.
When Is Google's Birthday - Really?
I've heard different dates, so when is Google's actual birthday?
What's up with Google Photos?
Google launched Google Photos in May of 2015. This is good news for users, even if you loved both Google+ and the Google+ photo experience. Google Photos makes some logical guesses about photos that should belong together in groups. Assistant suggests special effects, collages, and stories that can be made out of your photos.
Here's the Real Reason Flash Isn't Supported on...
When Android was first released, Flash support was a big deal. Why is it gone?
What Are Backlinks
This is the definition of backlinks for Web designers and marketers.
A Quick Google Cheat Sheet
Need a quick reference to Google power searches? This quick guide will show you Google syntax and search secrets.
How to Visit Mars in Google Earth
Did you know that Google Earth will show you a virtual Mars in addition to Earth? You can visit the red planet any time you'd like.
Google Maps
Google Maps allows you to get driving directions and find local businesses and services or to zoom in and out of specific locations. Google Maps uses both satellite imagery and map data, and the interface can be clicked and dragged from within a browser window, similar to Google Earth.
Try These Commands in "Google Now" Some are...
Here are a few useful, funny, and surprising Google Now commands.
Can You Find and Replace Words in Google Docs?
Your paper is due tomorrow, and you just realized you've misspelled a name you've used countless times. What do you do? You find and replace the word.
Hey, Google Has a Hidden Calculator
Not only can you search the Web with Google, you can use it as a calculator. Google's calculator is more than an ordinary number cruncher. It can calculate both basic and advanced math problems, and it can convert measurements as it calculates. Google's calculator isn't completely documented, so it may take some experimenting to find all of the hidden features.
Got a Really Old Android? Ditch the Ugly Clock.
I have a G1 phone, and I don't like the big clock on the screen. Is there a way to get rid of it?
Ways to Use Google Instead of a Book
Is your desk crowded with a dictionary, phone book, and atlas? You can throw out all of your heaviest reference books and stop calling your local library. Use the power of Google to find up-to-date answers to your reference questions in a hurry.
Google SketchUp 3D Modeling Software
Google SketchUp is a 3D modeling program that can be used to make models that integrate with Google Earth. Like Google Earth, SketchUp is a software download. SketchUp comes in both a free basic version and a pro upgrade.
Everything You Need to Know about the Web...
Picasa Web Albums lets you post photos to the Web directly from Picasa on Windows computers or iPhoto on Macs. Picasa Web Albums also lets you sort and share your photos into public and private areas and post those photos to your blog.

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