Given the recent news, does anyone have best practice links and tips to transfer accounts? [more inside]
GV won't port corporate number, there has to be a way to port number to a personal line cheaply and then port to GV, right? What is the cheap way to do it? [more inside]
I need pedometer app for Android (for a Google Pixel) that not only counts steps, but keeps an average of steps/day over the past 30 days like Apple Health used to on my iPhone. [more inside]
It turns out I cherished movies.google.com as my go-to location to look at movie times. It was up to date, had no frippery, and was fast, and now the jerkwads at Google have shut it down. What can I use instead? I want to set my location, and I want to see theaters and movies and today's times, I want it all in as plain black and white, a poster thumbnail is acceptable. I want to see all the movies playing today and nothing else, ideally on as few pages as practical. The aesthetic I seek is craigslist, but for movies. [more inside]
I need a cloud solution for my phone pictures and I hate the lack of individual control with apple's built-in app. Does anyone else like google photos? For some reason I feel apprehensive about using such a monolithic company for my personal data. I’m not a luddite. I use their docs extensively and I have two-factor authentication on. But after the icliid fiasco a few years ago, I’m a bit nervous about pictures in the cloud. Am I being ridiculous?
An email alert was sent to me a few days ago saying: Your Google Account
@gmail.com was just used to sign in on Linux.
My phone was stolen. I have video of them from the store we were both in when it was taken. I also have a Google Map that tracked the phone to an address within 20 meters. The account has been deactivated and phone has been locked but I'm told a good hacker can get in any phone. There is video on the phone that may be used in a medical malpractice case that is very important. So letting this whole thing go is not my first choice. I didn't call the theif or erase the phone but the locking process sent them another number with a request to call me. [more inside]
Are there any (non-Google) paid email providers that support a Gmail-like label and archive workflow? [more inside]
Google insists on gobbling screen space by displaying a stack of "Related searches" at the bottom of every search results page (Safari, iPad Pro). How do I disable this? All "Suggestions" entries in Settings->Safari are turned off. I don't see anything useful in Google's search settings.
I have an anonymous twitter account I use for ranting about politics and bad jokes about basketball. It's not particularly offensive, but not very professional. I'm job hunting, so I just googled my first + last name for the first time in a while and it came up in the first page of results. 1. Why did this happen? 2. Can I make it stop? (Outside of just locking my account, which is a pain) [more inside]
I followed these instructions to sync my Facebook events with my Google calendar. And get this error: "The address that you provided did not contain a calendar in a valid iCal or GData format." AskGoogle and AskFacebook don't help. I hope ask.me can, though I would not be surprised if this was an intentionally broken FB thing. [more inside]
I use Google Calendar a lot, and mostly to add events occurring at specific times. I click on the desired day on the monthly calendar, and fill out the field with something like "6am remember to take out trash", but for years I haven't been able to discern a pattern as to whether this will result in creating: 1) A calendar event set for 6am that says "remember to take out trash", or 2) A calendar event set all day (not at 6am) that says "6am remember to take out trash". [more inside]
I want to be able to access Google Photos on Drive as a local folder, but I don't want to download / sync my photos on my new Windows computer. Any ideas how to do this? [more inside]
Bear with me. In the split second between hitting enter and the results loading, google throws up a bunch of place-holder colored blocks that reflect the color of the individual images that will eventually load. I want to grab a screen capture of the page of the colored blocks. [more inside]
On Tuesday I have been asked to speak for 45 minutes about Google Classroom to some teachers from the vocational high school who are not very technical with computers (though they are in other ways). I have the weekend to put something together that is not too granular but covers the basics. I have a login for our local instance and would like to learn the basics in an efficient way. Are there resources other than the basic ones on Google that would be useful? Maybe some Ed Tech resources I might not know about? Thanks for pointers, personal experiences also welcome. [more inside]
I am turning 29 this month. I graduated 3.8 GPA with a undergraduate Business degree in 2010 from a good university but then went through about 4 career changes in the last 6 years. I thought this kind of "soul-searching" would help me explore a lot of different areas and find myself. But in fact, I'm so miserable about the fact that I'm so behind and have not built anything worthwhile in the last 6 years. Today, I'm stuck at a uninspiring coding job out in the suburbs and just am staying with it because it pays the bills but I know I can be so much better. I see my peers who are now graduating with their MBAs + PhDs from Columbia and Cornell and getting married or just doing amazing things with their lives in general and feel terribly behind, have so many regrets, extremely depressed. How can I turn my life around? [more inside]
Does Google index child pornography? About two months ago, I Google Image Search'd "vintage porn" because I have a soft spot for Victorian pornography. However, as I was scrolling through the images, one caught my eye. I won't describe it because triggers, but suffice it to say, I'm almost positive it was a pornographic image involving a child. I noped out as quickly as possible and almost threw my phone across the room. [more inside]
Is it possible to make a twitter bot that tweets out my google searches verbatim? How would I do that? [more inside]
The bigbrowncow family are signing up to google suite (was google apps for work). If I get a referral code I get 20% off and the owner of the code gets $15 per user. My question is how can I get my $15s to go to a good cause rather than some sketchy coupon site contributor? We are UK based if it matters.
I have a blog, and found another site which is duplicating multiple posts of mine in their entirety (text, photos, captions, formatting, the works), in violation of the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Unported License under which I publish. The blog in question is on Wordpress, but uses Google Ads. How do I report the site to Google? Is it likely that reporting the site to Google will result in the thief losing Google Ads revenue? [more inside]
For example, Googling this:
"building works"...produces "about 405,000 results". Googling this:
"building works" -program...produces "about 485,000 results". Googling this:
"building works" -"program"...produces "about 484,000 results". I realize the short answer is "Google is no longer a search company, it's an advertising company, if you're not paying you're the product, silicon valley greed micro$erf etc. etc. etc." but setting aside the snark/bitterness, what's actually going on that excluding terms increases the number of hits?
I have the same first and last name as a US college athlete involved in a rape case that got some national media attention recently. When googling my name, even verbatim or in quotes, the first several pages of hits are news items about the crime, the trial, etc. I'm now applying for jobs and looking for the best way to preemptively make sure I'm not confused with [demonstrably horrible person]. Worries & details below. [more inside]
I periodically wipe Chrome's browsing data (usually when it starts feeling sluggish). The window that pops up shows the 'cached images and files' size. It's almost always at 638 MB and I've never seen it go higher. Why 638? Is it truthful? Is it arbitrary?
This is a long shot, but since I learned about the Glass planner app here, I thought maybe someone here can answer a question or two about it. It looks like everything I’ve been wanting in a to-do app, except that I can’t get it to play nice with Google Calendar. This is on an iPhone. [more inside]
I am in need of a new phone and interested in switching to Google's Project Fi. Would love to hear from anyone currently using the service. Is it reliable? Do you like the Nexus phone? Is the billing as straightforward and simple to understand as they claim? [more inside]
Is there an app out there for me? I love the cloud aspect, the ease of use, the beauty+responsiveness+simplicity+speed of the UI... I don't need a complex project management system. Relatedly, an app like Wunderlist is not what I'm looking for -- it is too "to-do listy". I think Evernote might be the closest?
Is there a maps app that will give me time/traffic estimates on the route of MY choice? [more inside]
A forum I used to frequent had its log-in credential database hacked several months ago, including user names, passwords, and the email associated with the account. My email is on there, and it includes my full name. The text file of the hacked info was available on tor sites previously, but yesterday I googled myself and discovered that the file had made it to the normal www and was featured prominently in google results. How do I get this removed from google results? Google's help pages for removing content are not super helpful; more details inside. [more inside]
I'm using Google Chrome Version 51.0.2704.106 m on Windows 7. When I launched Chrome tonight the very top bar, where the 'new tab' button is located, is a bright blue. I hate this. I'd like to either change it back to what it was previous (a light grey I guess?) or at least set it to a lighter color via settings or extension or whatever. Is there a way to do this? Thanks.
I have been using the Calendar app on my Macbook - running Yosemite - and would now like all the various events (or “calendars” - the color-coded categories in the sidebar of the Calendar app) from it to appear in a Google calendar. [more inside]
When my laptop (MacBook Air) wakes up from sleep, I have a really hard time reconnecting to Google stuff: my Gmail, my google docs, even just plain old google.com. At the same time that all of this is happening, I can connect to all sorts of other web pages. [more inside]
I didnt think Google Play services should be granted permission to my phone, SMS, biosensors etc on my new Samsung S7. So I switched them off . Now however, when I open a Google app (gmail, camera, Keep, etc) I get a warning pop-up stating that "Google Play Services requires all requested permissions to be enabled. Please click App Setting and review app permissions". I can click cancel and use the app just fine so far, but it is mighty annoying to have to click cancel every time. Assuming i dont want to root my phone, anything i can do about this? Now maybe google play services are totally above the board, but I would rahter not leave it to that as trust seems pretty misplaced these days.
Using Google Analytics, I've managed to set up page A and page B to do some A/B testing. So far, so good. My sticking point: What I'd like to measure is which page sees more users clicking through to an external site. I can't figure out how to do this. [more inside]
I have 3 windows with about 50 tabs open in my Macbook. I now want to go to my iMac and have these same open tabs. How can I mirror that? [more inside]
I bought an Agatha Christie book with Google Playbook. Now, it's recommending every Christie book. Ditto Star Wars. I bought one book. Recommendations are awash with hundreds of Star Wars titles. How do I fix this? Google itself is no help.
I have been looking online for a specific service and came across a company that I had utilized 3 years before. All of the reviews were 5 stars. If I want to leave a review (not a good review) I need to log in to the googles. Is there any chance of blowback for me? [more inside]
How do I sync Facebook events with my Google calendar and/or iPhone calendar? [more inside]
This has happened to me off and on for a couple of years, and I've never resolved it. Sometimes, on my Macbook, using both Chrome and Safari, I'll try to do a Google search by typing my search directly into the address bar (my usual way of doing things), and when I press enter, I get this screen (Chrome), or I get redirected to a totally unrelated website - usually LinkedIn like just now, but I think I've been redirected to Facebook in the past. This always resolves on it's own after no longer than a day. I don't have the same problem on mobile, on the same wifi network. I can't seem to find anything about it with a Google search (or maybe I'm not using the ideal search terms?). Anyone know what causes this and how I can fix it?
I missed an appointment today as I didn't hear any of the FIVE alarms I had set in my phone, despite it being on the desk right beside me at the time. It seems Android's version of Google' Calendar's reminder sound is a meek little beep. My version is a klaxon. Is there a way to fix this? [more inside]
I use Google's reverse image search via right-click in Chrome. Previously it would return some decent results, with useful suggestions. Lately it's been crap. [more inside]
Is there another text app (besides Hangouts) that will let you use your Google Voice number to text from and receive? I use my GV number as my main number, that way, I never have to change my number with people, should I get a new phone number. I just really don't like hangouts.
I would like to get only events with certain key words in the description to sync with another calendar-- the calendar on my iPhone would be ideal, but another google calendar is fine. [more inside]
I became cognizant recently that you can put reminders on your calendar in Google, and these reminders will notify you when it's time to get a task done. However, they remind you by flashing a notification on the browser, assuming that you have Google Calendar open in the browser. I'd like it if Google sent me an email reminder for tasks instead. Is there any way to set this up? [more inside]
Is it sociaIlly acceptable to google someone I knew, say 10 years ago, to find out what happened to them (e.g. where they live, what their career is?) I am not planning to contact them, I just get curious about where people ended up. If I search for someone on Linkedin, will they find out information about me at all, seeing as I don't have a Linkedin profile?
I'm using a new MacBook Air. Audio works fine on every other app, but when I try to use Hangouts I can not hear anything. Other side can hear me. I've gone through the troubleshooting checklist. I've shut down Skype. I've tried Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. I can pick up my phone and join the same call and hear just fine, so it's not a firewall issue. "Don't use Hangouts" is not an option as I have a weekly call with a bunch of partner and the call is via Hangouts. Any Mac experts have an idea of what else I can try?
I have been invited to join a google group for work. I do not want to join with my personal email. I have received the invitation via my university address. I cannot seem to accept the invitation. [more inside]
This site is for a very small niche manufacturing company, so not a lot of competition. Switched hosting from a small private compnay to Siteground and relaunched fresh new updated version of the old site. Previous to the switch - all relevant keyword searches returned this website within the top 5-10. Google image searches resulted in tons of images for this site. Now nothing is returned with any of the searches. At all. Installed SEO plugin, followed all suggestions found on the internet, nothing has helped. Please - any advice is greatly appreciated!
I'd like to see the address of each location I added to My Maps, when I view the map on my iPhone. [more inside]
Seems a long shot, but: A friend and I are planning on doing the Falls to Statue (Buffalo NY to NYC) route by canoe this summer, and we're intrigued by the prospect of bringing a Google Street View rig with us. What would be the best way to get in touch with Google's Maps team to see if they would be interested in letting us take a Streetview rig on the route? I've poked around Google's "Contact US" site without much that inspires confidence.
Google Places is listing a menu URL for my restaurant, and it's *wrong*. Can you please tell me how to provide a new restaurant menu URL to Google Places. Something this simple shouldn't be impossible! [more inside]