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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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Send Money with a Gmail Email Message

Thumbnail image for Send Money with a Gmail Email Message by Barbara J. Feldman May 20, 2013

Google is rolling out a new Google Wallet feature that allows Gmail users to send money to other Google Wallet users with an email message. Both parties must have Google Wallet accounts, and although the sender must have a Gmail account, the recipient does not have to use a Gmail address. Transfers from a Wallet […]

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How Google Tracks the Flu

Thumbnail image for How Google Tracks the Flu by Barbara J. Feldman January 14, 2013

Google Flu Trends tracks flu season internationally and down to the city. To drill down on the data, just click the map for your country, then your state. The city data is available on its own tab. It’s looking scary out there. Be sure to wash your hands frequently through out the day. But is […]

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Gmail Tip for Sending Really Big Files

Thumbnail image for Gmail Tip for Sending Really Big Files by Barbara J. Feldman November 29, 2012

Gmail has an attachment size limit of 25 MG, but recently announced a new feature that allows file sharing of up to 10GB using Google Drive. Here’s how it works. First of all, you need to be composing your message in the Gmail’s new compose window, so look for the “Try It Now” button (if […]

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