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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 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.
Should You Root Your Android Phone?
Read this before rooting your Android. Learn the advantages and disadvantages of rooting an Android phone.
How to Get Driving Directions and More from...
Need driving directions from Google Maps? Here's where you get started.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
How to Easily Delete Apps on Your Android Device
Here's how you delete unwanted apps from your Android device.
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.
What is Google Play?
Google Play is a rebranding of the old Android Market and more.
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?
Google Used to List Phone Numbers
Google's main search engine had a hidden phonebook. Learn how to let your keyboard do the walking with Google.
Personalize Your Android Phone: A Guide to...
Learn how to personalize your Android ringtones. Discover the top Android ringtone apps.
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.
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.
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.
How to Make App Folders on Android
Did you know you can organize your apps on your home screen?
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.
This Trick Lets You Run Nook and Kobo Apps on...
Here's how you add the Nook app to your Kindle Fire
How to Clear Cookies and Cache in Chrome Browser
Here's how you clear specific cookies out of Chrome.
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 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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What Is Rooting and Why Do People Root Android...
Find out why people like the idea of rooting Android.
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.
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.
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.
The Legal Way to Read Free Ebooks on Google
Read Free Ebooks on Google Books by following this easy tutorial.
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.
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.
How to Make Forms, Surveys, and Quizzes in...
Want to find out what your coworkers want for lunch? Need to get feedback for your training session? Want to find out which movie your friends want to see on Saturday? Use Google Forms.
How to Get Google Maps Walking Directions
Google Maps not only lets you gets driving directions, you can also get walking or public transit directions.
Personalize Your Android Phone with New...
Learn the steps to customize your Android wallpaper.
How to Make a Podcast Feed from 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.
How to Reset Your Frozen Motorola Xoom Tablet
Is your Xoom frozen? This is how you reset it. This tutorial covers both hard and soft resets.
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.
How to Book a Flight with Google
Here's an introduction to Google Flights.
Want to Share YouTube Videos on Pinterest?...
You can embed videos on Pinterest. This is how yo do it.
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 Use Google to Search Withing a Single...
Want to use Google to search a single Web site? It's easy with this trick.
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.
How to Play Android Apps on Windows with...
If you thought you couldn't play Android apps on Windows, you thought wrong! Here's one product that will let you do it.
Avoiding Android Spam
Can Android apps spam you? Yes, they can. Here's what you can do about it.
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.
What's the Difference Between a Chrome Web App...
Chrome's Web Store presents an interesting question, and here's your answer.
How To Upload MP3s to Amazon Cloud, iCloud or...
Why keep your music in one place when you can put it in all three?
Picasa 3 for Windows
If you've never heard of Picasa, you're missing out. Picasa's a free photo organization and editing tool from Google, and for a free program, it really has a lot to offer. Picasa is desktop software that runs on Windows. You can use it to organize photos, order prints, make slide show CDs, and post pictures to your blog.
What's So Great 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.
All About Google Chromecast
What is Google Chromecast? Read more to find out.
How to Use 'Ngram Viewer' Tool in Google Books
What the heck is an Ngram? Read this to find out.
Here's What Google Patent Search Really Is
Google Patent Search is a search engine that lets you search through patents from the USPTO
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.
What is Google Voice?
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.
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.
Does Google Think You're the Wrong Gender?
How to find out your demographic data from Google.
How to Create Multiple YouTube Channels
Can you make more than one YouTube channel? Are multiple YouTube accounts OK?
The Beginner's Guide to Google+
Google Plus is either a Facebook killer or a big dud. Read more to find out about Google+.
Galaxy Tab, Kindle Fire, and Barnes and Noble...
Read this to decide which tablet you should buy.
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. Here's how.
Tips for How to Effectively Search Using Google
Here's how to narrow your search results to find what you need.
Google Reader is dead.
Google Reader is dead. It is pushing up daisies. It is an ex-product. You can no longer add feeds to Google reader.
Here's What Google Drive Is
All about Google Drive.
Use this Hack to Erase What Google Knows about...
Google keeps tabs on a lot of data about you. Here's where to find 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.
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.
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?
What Is Android Jelly Bean?
Learn more about Android 4.1, aka Jelly Bean.
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.
Ebook Reader App Choices on Android
Here's a list of eBook readers for Android Phones and why you should use them.
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.
How to Delete a Blogger/Blogspot Blog
Here's how to delete a Blogger (Blogspot) account.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Is Google TV the Right Fit for Your Family?
What Is Google TV? - Do You Need a Smart TV?
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.
Try These Commands in "Google Now" Some are...
Here are a few useful, funny, and surprising Google Now commands.
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
For under \$15, Google Cardboard Turns Your...
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 Play Music
More about the service formerly known as Google Music.
Google Graveyard: Products Killed by Google
Learn about the things Google killed.
Wondering if You Can Use Netflix on a...
Can you play Netflix movies on Chromebooks? Read this to find out.
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.
Here's What Google 'Noogler' Is
: A Noogler is a "new Googler," or a new employee of Google. Former Google employee, or Xoogler , Doug
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?
How to Use Nofollow Tags and Why You Need Them
There are occasions where you want to link to something, but you don't want to transfer any
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.
Google Insights for Search
Google Insights for Search is a lot like Google Trends combined with Google Analytics. This free service offers a lot of options. You can view search trends individually or by comparison, see worldwide, countrywide, and regional breakdowns of those trends, and also see related searches.
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.
Find Synonyms in Searches With Google
Can't think of a word? Use Google to search for both your search terms and synonyms.
Samsung Galaxy Note II Hands-on
The Samsung Galaxy Note II is a fabulous phablet.
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.
Definition of Gmail
Gmail is a free email service from Google. Gmail can be read directly from the Web or through POP email reading clients, like Microsoft Exchange or Apple Mail. Gmail also integrates directly with many other Google services, including Google Talk. Gmail also offers over two gigs of storage space.
Android Widget
Android widgets are mini apps that run on your Home screen.
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.
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 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.
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.
Getting Mail on Your Android Phone
One of the features that make a smartphone "smart," is their ability to send and receive emails. With
Download Free Books Using Google Book Search
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.
How You Poke Your Phone: Android Gestures
This is a list of some of the most common gestures you can use to interact with your phone. Not every program uses every type of touch, of course, but if you ever find yourself puzzled with how to proceed, here are a few gestures to try.
10 Quick Google Maps Tricks
Here's some easy Google Maps tricks to take it beyond Google Maps driving directions.
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.
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.
How to Share Folders and Collaborate Using...
How to share Google Drive folders without making the files disappear for everyone.
Google Scholar
Google Scholar is a search engine for peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts, and other scholarly literature from all broad areas of research.
Google Picasa or Flickr: Where Should You Put...
Yes, there are a lot of photo sharing sites, but today we're only going to compare two of them.
How to Add a Background Image to Personalize...
One way to make a slick, professional looking YouTube Channel is to add your own background image.
How to Check for Updates on Your Android Phone
If you're not running the latest version, press on System updates, and your phone will check to see if there is an update available for you.
Top Android Music Apps
Want to listen to tunes on your Droid phone or tablet? Here are the best apps.
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.
5 Things to Do with an Old Android Tablet
Got an old Android tablet? Don't throw it in the trash. Here are some ideas for what to with your device now that it's no longer your primary tablet.
Google SMS
This is how you text search queries to Google on phones that don't get Internet.
You used to be able to register a cheap domain...
Google used to offer cheap web hosting through Blogger.
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.
How to Add Tasks to Gmail
If you're like me and would rather have your tasks and your email in the same area, now there's a way to do it in Gmail.
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.
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. While it’s possible to find news items by entering keywords in a normal Google web search query, you’re not as likely to find fresh news items from breaking stories. Google News lets you read all the news from various sources on the web or just read the stories that interest you.
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 Cut Gmail Clutter (Automatically) Using...
Make your Gmail inbox more organized by adding automatic filters to your messages as they arrive.
Everything You Need to Know About Switching...
Goodbye iPhone. Hello Gingerbread. Here are some tips for new Android phone users to get you started and switch from your iPhone.
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.
A Quick Google Cheat Sheet
Need a quick reference to Google power searches? This quick guide will show you Google syntax and search secrets.
Are You Running One of These? Top Ebook Reader...
Here are the best ways to read your e-books on Android.
Google World Wonders Project
Explore the world with Google World Wonders Project
Backlinks Defintition
This is the definition of backlinks for Web designers and marketers.
OUYA Android Console Gaming
OUYA aims to take the console gaming experience to Android.
Google Directory Is Gone
Google Directory is a Google enhanced way to navigate the Open Directory Project. The Open Directory Project is non-commercial and maintained outside of Google. It is a volunteer-edited database of websites filed by category. Using Google Directory allows you to narrow a very broad search into only information within a certain category.
Track UPS, USPS, and FedEx Package Shipping...
Want a faster way to track your packages? As soon as you have a valid tracking number from UPS or FedEx, you can just type that number into Google.
How to Turn on Featured Layers in Google Earth
Google Earth is a virtual globe with a lot of information. To keep the Earth organized, Google divided the information into layers.
How to Capture Screen Shots on Android
This tutorial specifically applies to Android 2.2 and below, but it will show you how to take a screen capture on your Android.
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.
Get More Battery Life out of Your Verizon...
Are you out of 4G battery range? Then why are you draining your phone's batteries with the service. Learn how to turn off 4G for your Android phone.
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.
Easy Google Docs Tricks
Here's 10 easy things you can do with Google Docs.
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,
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?
Channel Types: A Thing of YouTube of Ye Olden...
A YouTube channel type identified the type of videos the account owner uploads. it no longer exists.
How to use the Internet to find the source of...
Introduction - reverse lookup for Google images

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