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Another option instead of Hangouts?

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.
posted by Amalie-Suzette on Apr 25, 2016 - 4 answers

How to get only certain events from a google calendar to sync

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]
posted by Henrietta Stackpole on Apr 18, 2016 - 4 answers

Some way to send automatic email notifications via Google?

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]
posted by cielgris on Apr 14, 2016 - 6 answers

Internet etiquette

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?
posted by EatMyHat on Apr 9, 2016 - 24 answers

Can't hear anything on Google Hangouts

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?
posted by COD on Mar 31, 2016 - 17 answers

Google groups with a non gmail address?

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]
posted by Sophie1 on Mar 28, 2016 - 3 answers

Site lost google search rankings after moving hosts and relaunching

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!
posted by slowtree on Mar 15, 2016 - 5 answers

How to see addresses in My Maps (Google Maps) on iPhone

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]
posted by Joleta on Mar 8, 2016 - 2 answers

Yes, I would like a big camera rig strapped to my rather dodgy boat

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.
posted by Emperor SnooKloze on Mar 1, 2016 - 4 answers

Changing a restaurant menu URL in Google Places -- there has to be a way

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]
posted by dacoit on Feb 24, 2016 - 12 answers

Show Google tasks on my phone calendar (iOS edition)

My question is pretty much what it says on the tin: I use Google tasks to manage my life, because being able to pin tasks to a specific day and shuffle them around depending on life/work/etc is really handy (also, I'm a professor, so I lay out my class schedules and then lay out my todos for the semester). [more inside]
posted by joycehealy on Feb 18, 2016 - 5 answers

How to get out of the AdSense infinite loop?

I tried to finish setting up AdSense monetization on my YouTube account after having tried to set it up a few years ago and giving up when I never heard back from YouTube . . .now: [more inside]
posted by pt68 on Feb 10, 2016 - 3 answers

Changing google auto-suggestions

I am helping someone freshen up their google results. As per previous asks we are registering Linked-In accounts etc to push the juicier results down to the second page. Much good that does while Google auto-suggests Bob Bobsworth conviction when you start typing his unique name. Anything to be done? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 29, 2016 - 3 answers

Best 2016 IPhone photo backup

Looking for the most reliable and easy to use automatic photo/video backup solution for iPhone. Contenders include Dropbox, Amazon, Flickr, icloud, Google, and probably others. We take tons of photos of the kidlet, and want to ensure they're backed up somewhere between syncing to the computer. Bonus points for a solution that can easily be imported to iPhoto for wife and Lightroom for me. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Jan 15, 2016 - 7 answers

What is Google Sites?

On my Google Dashboard, it says I have an insane number of views for my "Google Sites". I don't know what this is or why this would be the case or even what "sites" are. I have tried using the developer module to research this, but honestly it is over my head. Can anyone help? Thanks in advance.
posted by null14 on Jan 13, 2016 - 8 answers

Forwarding email from Google Apps at the admin level

Is there a way to have an employee's email forwarded to another email in our business domain, at the admin level? Google Apps. [more inside]
posted by Zosia Blue on Jan 5, 2016 - 9 answers

How can I export Google search results (URLs) to a text document?

A Google search for this turned up several methods that no longer work. Do you know one that does?
posted by frantumaglia on Jan 3, 2016 - 9 answers

Any way to search which local businesses do not have websites on google?

I'm looking to freelance web design for local restaurants in my area. Is there a way to sort businesses with a website from those without? Obviously you can just click through but it's not very efficient. Thanks!
posted by bigspoon on Dec 13, 2015 - 6 answers

Help me find a calendar app

I need a better calendaring option. Must be as simple as possible or I won't use it. Super long details inside. [more inside]
posted by triggerfinger on Dec 2, 2015 - 7 answers

What does this message from Google really mean?

I recently started getting emails every day from Google with this message: "Someone just tried to sign in to your Google Account XXX@gmail.com from an app that doesn't meet modern security standards." What does this mean? [more inside]
posted by archimago on Dec 1, 2015 - 14 answers

Search is a search is a search...

Back in the olden days I had a whole slew of search engines I would use to find stuff on the interwebs, some engines were better than others, some were slanted in areas, science, images, etc. These days I just use Google and it seems to do me pretty well. [more inside]
posted by silsurf on Nov 11, 2015 - 8 answers

Centering histogram labels in Google Sheets

How do I get the x-axis labels on my Google Sheets-generated histogram to be centered under the bars? [more inside]
posted by smangosbubbles on Nov 2, 2015 - 3 answers

How to create a dynamic Google Form for entering tutoring logs

Our students attend tutoring before and after school, and we need documentation of their attendance. We currently use a paper-based system and would like to move to a system based in Google Forms. [more inside]
posted by allison00 on Oct 28, 2015 - 2 answers

Google is Freezing.

Why is Google search always freezing? [more inside]
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium on Oct 21, 2015 - 5 answers

Google Analytics alternatives - what do you get using something else ?

Alternatives to Google Analytics - why and what ? [more inside]
posted by southof40 on Oct 11, 2015 - 8 answers

The g stands for get off my lawn, football doodles.

I'm sure there's a setting tweak for this, but how can I set my Google homepage so that I still see Google Doodles but get whatever cool stuff the world outside of the U.S. is getting instead of these stupid, stupid American football animations every single Sunday from now until January? Google Doodles are generally so awesome, and these are so lame that I hate them and never want to see them again. I'm using chrome on both my android phone & PC.
posted by deludingmyself on Oct 4, 2015 - 8 answers

Sharing Google calendar in iOS without sharing email

How can my ex-wife and I share our Google calendars with each other in iOS so they're available on our iPhones, but without having access to each other's email? [more inside]
posted by Arthur Vandelay on Sep 30, 2015 - 5 answers

Can my two Google accounts get Google married?

Back in 2012 when I set up my gmail account, I stupidly signed up for a Google account, forgetting that I already had one. Now my gmail and YouTube accounts are registered to one account while my blogs are registered to the other. It drives me crazy to have to be signing in and out several times a day to access whatever service I need. Is there any way I can merge the two accounts or transfer everything to the one account?
posted by orange swan on Sep 28, 2015 - 8 answers

Upgrading Google Drive Storage Quandry

Google Drive wants me to upgrade my storage by the beginning of October or I will lose my data. But I have a 1 TB promo that lasts until 2017. Should I buy the extra storage? (screenshots included below) [more inside]
posted by Nevin on Sep 26, 2015 - 4 answers

What’s Google know about me? How?

I’ve got questions about Google searches and results. [more inside]
posted by Marky on Sep 19, 2015 - 8 answers

Change starting address on Google Maps on iPhone - plea from a stranger

At my business I received an email from a customer who is trying to navigate using their iPhone. Some strange text is in the default starting location in Google Maps, and they are 70 and don't know how to change it to their actual home address. [more inside]
posted by lockedroomguy on Sep 11, 2015 - 2 answers

Help me escape Excel hell

I need to build a database that's viewable on the web, but for internal use only, among friends. How to do this painlessly? Google spreadsheet is not exactly making it any easier. [more inside]
posted by pleasebekind on Sep 10, 2015 - 9 answers

How do I Google Music?

I was an early adopter of Google Music with the "all access" feature, and have been generally happy with the service for listening to my own library of music and adding new albums from artists I already know I like. The one thing I really don't care for is the automated playlists. Is there any way to improve its suggestions? Should I try to use some other feature of the service to find music? Or is it just not very good for this task? [more inside]
posted by tonycpsu on Sep 3, 2015 - 2 answers

Managing photos in a post-Picasa (?) world

What next for Picasa? We've been using Google's free image manager since its inception and have accumulated nearly 130,000 pictures (330GB), along with associated favourites, edits, crops, etc. But Picasa isn't supported on Windows 8.1, let alone Windows 10, so what's next? [more inside]
posted by srednivashtar on Sep 1, 2015 - 14 answers

Spreadsheet - Naming calendar quarters with custom date

I'm struggling to do something in a spreadsheet (I'm using Google Spreadsheets, but could use Mac Excel or Numbers if needed). I want to automatically fill one cell with the name of the calendar quarter (e.g. "Q3-2015") based on a user-entered date in another cell. To make it more complicated, the "quarters" don't begin/end on standard dates. [more inside]
posted by primethyme on Aug 29, 2015 - 4 answers

How to show all open programs in one window in Win 7 and Google Chrome

I want to know how to show small windows of each of my open programs on my screen [more inside]
posted by lometogo on Aug 26, 2015 - 6 answers

Is there a way to google twitter accounts without followers?

I would like to observe some active twitter accounts without followers, or with very few followers (let's say, no more than 3). Is there a way to search those particular accounts? Is there a google ninja (or bing, or yandex) that may help me?
posted by - on Aug 11, 2015 - 2 answers

Blogs or other resources for Android security news?

Where do you go to find the most up-to-date news on Android security issues--especially the current Stagefright problems? [more inside]
posted by equalpants on Aug 2, 2015 - 3 answers

Where can I find this Google-able infant toy?

In mid-2007, I found an item for infants on the Internet. It was essentially, a printed-out piece of glossy cardboard. You cut it out, and put tabs in slots, and it's a glossy cardboard cube. 2" all around. [more inside]
posted by hal_c_on on Jul 29, 2015 - 7 answers

Why won't Google show me a URL for an image search?

When I do a search in Google (in every browser on my Mountain Lion Mac), in the URL field there is the URL for the google search. Of course. If I click on "images," instead of a URL showing, I now just get the search response (ie, searching for "what the hell", instead of showing 'https://google.com/search+whateverblahblahblah' it just shows "what the hell" in the URL field. This is new since yesterday! Any ideas to reset it? Thanks.
posted by betsbillabong on Jul 23, 2015 - 8 answers

I hate change, how to REVERT to OLD Google DRIVE and Word 2010 layout

The first issue is pretty basic, I no longer see the 'go back to the old google drive' option? Is it there somewhere? How can I switch back? Also, just updated to Word 2013 in Windows 7, but I like the page layout better in Word 2010, anyone know what I am talking about and how to get that layout back? it just looks weird in 2013- can't put my finger on it yet, but its ticking me off as I do not like change (I know, I know, but humor me).
posted by TRUELOTUS on Jul 9, 2015 - 7 answers

Why am I having to sign in again and again on Gmail, Facebook, Twitter?

I am constantly having to sign in again on Gmail, Facebook, and Twitter on my laptop (2014 Macbook running Yosemite and generally using Safari browser, but same issue occurs when I use Chrome too) even though I select the option for the browser to remember to stay signed in and to remember my laptop & browser. [more inside]
posted by zresearch on Jul 6, 2015 - 5 answers

Do "instant mixes" still exist in Google play music?

I can't find how to have Google create a playlist using only my music on my phone. Does it still exist? [more inside]
posted by garlic on Jul 5, 2015 - 7 answers

How to get a URL shortened with Google's URL Shortener Reactivated?

A few months a ago I shortened a URL wit the Google URL Shortener (https://goo.gl/[etc] and distributed it to a small handful of people. As recently as two weeks ago, it continued to work just fine. [more inside]
posted by imjustsaying on Jul 1, 2015 - 2 answers

Is it possible to copy multiple folders in the web based Google Drive?

Hi all I want a standard set of folders for a bunch of other folders [imagine folders 1-10, all with the same name, copied into folders A-Z, all named differently. I imagine a copiable template or model structure. I cannot use the Google Drive Folder on my PC [it doesn't synch with the web]. I cannot use scripts or downloaded programs. I am not an administrator in this firm. Will Google let me do this? [more inside]
posted by dash_slot- on Jun 26, 2015 - 6 answers

Shared Google Calendar events self-destructing?

The small business I work for (~15-20 people) has begun using a set of shared Google Calendars. It's great! Except that every couple of days the events we put in delete themselves. [more inside]
posted by Polycarp on Jun 22, 2015 - 5 answers

Does Mac Time Machine keep a backup of my local Web storage?

Trying to retrieve some local key-value storage info from Google Chrome from 3 hours ago, from before it got erased. Is this posisble? [more inside]
posted by johngoren on Jun 19, 2015 - 3 answers

Google Sheets keeps doubling my row height when I move to another cell

When I'm using Google Sheets, entering words and strings of words in it, fairly often, when I hit return or tab to move to the next cell, the row height will suddenly double. This happens at least 1/4 of the time now, and it never happened in the past. [more inside]
posted by Slinga on Jun 16, 2015 - 6 answers

My Google Start Page has been hijacked...overrides settings: HELP!

I"m running Win 7 Home Edition Premium and Google Chrome. Somehow my start page has been hijacked by this URL: [more inside]
posted by lometogo on Jun 12, 2015 - 11 answers

GoogleFi - yea or nea?

I received my GoogleFi invite this morning, but now I'm confused about whether I should take the plunge. Does anyone have any experience with this yet? [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Jun 11, 2015 - 10 answers

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