How can I block certain sites from Google search results while preventing Google from tailoring search results just for me? [more inside]
posted by alligatorman
on Aug 9, 2012 -
I logged into Google Chrome on my home computer this morning without thinking much about it via my Gmail account. I immediately noticed my bookmarks bar, web history etc. have all been transformed into the settings from my WORK computer and my home computer bookmarks are gone. I signed out of Chrome, but the work bookmarks are still there. How do I fix this?
posted by the foreground
on Aug 3, 2012 -
Paid Google Apps accounts cannot share (delegate) contacts with users outside of its domain.
Has anybody come across this issue and been able to work around it? [more inside]
posted by Slackjaw37
on Aug 1, 2012 -
Is there any program that can prevent one from searching for specific terms in Google? [more inside]
posted by Clotilde
on Jul 23, 2012 -
I have a question about Google's 2-factor authentication and upgrading to a new device. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by KokuRyu
on Jul 21, 2012 -
What is the relationship between the ritual and the algorithm? Are all rituals algorithmic? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on Jul 17, 2012 -
A purchased e-book has disappeared from my iPad.
I would like to have it back, please. [more inside]
posted by SLC Mom
on Jul 16, 2012 -
I googled someone I've been dating for almost 3 weeks and discovered that they had a sibling die in a work related accident just over a year ago. Now I feel I have deeply personal and traumatic information about them without it having been given freely and not sure what to do with it. [more inside]
posted by Dynex
on Jul 13, 2012 -
Question about nearly-identical Wordpress sites hosted at different URLS and Google indexing/rankings. [more inside]
posted by cilantro
on Jul 10, 2012 -
Asking for a friend: Trying to solve a Gmail lockout issue involving moving to another country, deactivating a previous iPhone, and 2-step verification. (Details within.) [more inside]
posted by shakespeherian
on Jul 3, 2012 -
Can anybody confirm for me that I can embed a Google Map on a commercial website in an iframe, without hitting the 25,000 request limit on the Google Maps API, or incurring a lawsuit? [more inside]
posted by randomination
on Jun 29, 2012 -
I would like to purchase an App for my Android Samsung Tablet, but am concerned about my privacy and GoogleWallet. [more inside]
posted by NoraCharles
on Jun 28, 2012 -
I use multiple google accounts, and their multiple sign-in feature is generally very helpful to me. I have a work google domain account, managed by my company, and a personal google account. Lately, when I have gone to youtube or google voice, it often associates to my work account, which I do not want. I'd prefer that my work account is only associated with gmail. Is this possible?
posted by Nothing
on Jun 10, 2012 -
It's possible to drag a message to a label in GMail by grabbing it from the leftmost edge. However, on a hi-res monitor, this can be quite difficult. Is there a hack or greasemonkey script that allows you to drag the message by clicking and dragging anywhere in the Subject rather than just the left edge?
posted by I EAT TAPAS
on Jun 10, 2012 -
What is the best way of organizing and managing my thousands of contacts - software, best practices, general ways of thinking about the issue? [more inside]
posted by michaeldunaway
on Jun 5, 2012 -
Is it possible to turn Google Reader's starred items into Chrome bookmarks and vis-versa?
posted by feelinglistless
on Jun 5, 2012 -
Something is hijacking my Firefox and stealthily inserting ads into my Google SERPs (and god knows what else). How do I figure out where its coming from? [more inside]
posted by Elminster24
on Jun 3, 2012 -
Is there a way to use the Google Talk Android App via a web browser on my PC? [more inside]
posted by mrbob14
on May 22, 2012 -
If I make an app using an app builder like Apple Developer, Buzztouch, Mit App Inventor or Andromo, for example, who owns the app? [more inside]
posted by cda
on May 20, 2012 -
Had a plan to scrape a website, but now it's down indefinitely. Google has the site cached, but this makes things kind of complicated. Newbie questions about scraping websites and using the Google cache inside. [more inside]
posted by hot soup
on May 18, 2012 -
This morning about 108 gmail inbox messages vanished. I can find them under "all mail" but i don't know they would leave the inbox. Also, someone's been trying to add an event to my google calendar, with no success.
are these two things related? is there evidence of a hack?
posted by holdenjordahl
on May 13, 2012 -
Currently, I have a Virgin Mobile PAYG smartphone. I'd like to get a phone on my family's Sprint plan instead (for the same monthly price as Virgin, I can get unlimited whatever). However, Sprint says they can't port my phone number because Virgin is a reseller of theirs. I've heard that you can port your number to Google Voice for a small fee, and then have Sprint port the number to a Sprint phone, but this advice was found on a forum somewhere and no one backed up the claim that it actually worked. Would it work? Have you done this? I'd really like to keep my phone number, and before I risk losing it, I'd like to know. Thanks.
posted by bluefly
on May 7, 2012 -
Google contacts seems to be getting increasingly problematic for me. In some contact records, I have over a dozen random email addresses assigned to a contact (that have no relation at all). In others, the contact email is legitimate, but is now named after some individual I have never ever had any form of contact with, apparently through some google+ functionality (I have not signed up for google+).
Aside from ditching this increasingly crappy platform, any advice how it make this work?
I cant see hand fixing thousands of contacts....
posted by dougiedd
on May 5, 2012 -
How can I make changes to a Google Checkout account when the tabs that have all the settings (including Settings) are MIA and Google is telling me they can't help me because they claim my Merchant ID and my account email don't match!? [more inside]
posted by terrapin
on Apr 10, 2012 -
Former excel magician attempts to use Google spreadsheets, fails. It should be easy to make a function that can tally a monthly total from a column of dates and a column of numbers, right? [more inside]
posted by frecklefaerie
on Apr 6, 2012 -
Seeking activities, tutorials or resources designed to impart academically-oriented Google skills. Bonus points: fun? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph
on Mar 20, 2012 -
Please recommend for me a new search tool to replace Google Desktop. Ideally I want something that searches the full text of all files, that covers everything on my hard drive plus Google Docs. I want it to be fast, offer results in context, and have a simple interface that offers 'sort by relevance' and 'sort by date.' I use Ubuntu. [more inside]
posted by Susan PG
on Mar 19, 2012 -
Verizon and Google Voice experts: Which of these plans will be the best way to port my number? What can go wrong with these approaches? [more inside]
posted by slidell
on Mar 10, 2012 -
posted by shipbreaker
on Mar 7, 2012 -
I'm working on a demo for a potential software product.
The content of the product will be a combination of slides, still images, video, and voice over, delivered via a web site (mobile will follow if the product goes to full production). [more inside]
posted by I, Credulous
on Mar 6, 2012 -
Has anyone come up with a good replacement for Google Reader's (now-defunct) "Note in Reader" feature? "Sharing to G+" is NOT THE SAME, and emailing articles is annoying compared to the ease of pressing one tiny little button. [more inside]
posted by ella wren
on Mar 4, 2012 -
So, it would appear that Google have changed their search algorithms. Using search queries that would have previously returned hundreds of results I am getting a handful of results which are mostly irrelevant / gibberish. Any ideas how I can go back to the "old" Google? Thanks!
posted by FuckingAwesome
on Mar 1, 2012 -
I would like a thing (greasemonkey script, add-on, bookmarklet, etc) which will let me easily add events to my Google calendar from within Firefox. [more inside]
posted by bluefly
on Feb 28, 2012 -
Gmail just asked me if I wanted to import all my mail from another email account of mine. How can I figure out if I've ever told Gmail I own this account? Or is this just google being creepy as hell again? [more inside]
posted by Diablevert
on Feb 28, 2012 -