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Google and Microsoft Fighting Child Porn

Thumbnail image for Google and Microsoft Fighting Child Porn by Barbara J. Feldman November 18, 2013

Good news for the good guys this week, when Google and Microsoft announced that they have applied their considerable tech talents to removing child porn from the Internet. Using technology developed by Microsoft to recognize illegal photos and videos, Google’s executive chairman said, “We actively remove child sexual abuse imagery from our services and immediately […]

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YouTube Changes Commenting System

Thumbnail image for YouTube Changes Commenting System by Barbara J. Feldman November 11, 2013

Announced a few months ago, but finally rolled out this week, are Google’s newest changes to the YouTube commenting system requiring all commenters to login with their Google Plus accounts. Since Google requires a real name be associated with each Google plus account, it is now harder to remain anonymous when commenting this way. This […]

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Apps for Back to High School

Thumbnail image for Apps for Back to High School by Barbara J. Feldman September 23, 2013

There are thousands of apps that can help students get through the year, and I haven’t tested most of them, so I not going to list any specific apps in this tip. But here a few categories of apps that you may not know about. Just search your app store (be it Apple or Google) […]

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Crowdsourced Traffic Data Coming to Google Maps

Thumbnail image for Crowdsourced Traffic Data Coming to Google Maps by Barbara J. Feldman August 20, 2013

After beating out Facebook and Apple for the purchase of Israeli mapping startup Waze, Google is now integrating the crowd-sourced Waze traffic updates into its mobile mapping apps. Google Maps will continue to buy traffic data from third-party vendors, but now that data will be bolstered by real-time updates about accidents and obstacles provided by […]

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How to Customize Gmail Tabs

Thumbnail image for How to Customize Gmail Tabs by Barbara J. Feldman July 20, 2013

By now you probably have decided you either love or hate the new Gmail tabs, as they have been rolling out over the last couple of weeks. Either way, here are a few helpful tips, including how to turn them off completely. 1) Tabs are different from labels in that a tab view ONLY shows […]

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Is Feedly the Heir Apparent to Google Reader?

Thumbnail image for Is Feedly the Heir Apparent to Google Reader? by Barbara J. Feldman June 25, 2013

If you’re a Google Reader fan, then you already know that the much loved (free) service is shutting down on July 1st. I’ve read dozens of roundup articles on alternative services, such as this one from Gizmodo. At the moment, based on updates in my Twitter stream and Facebook wall, Feedly seems to be the […]

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