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Google Just Made It Drop Dead Simple To Unsubscribe From Emails You Don't Want

Google Just Made It Drop Dead Simple To Unsubscribe From Emails You Don't Want | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
No more unwanted email lists!
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Ryan Stanton's curator insight, August 7, 2014 9:52 AM

Google keeping everyone on their toes yet again.  Email marketers who are leveraging true Personalization won't lose a wink of sleep...others might have cause for concern.

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There's A New Scam To Steal Your Gmail Info, And It's Hard To Catch

There's A New Scam To Steal Your Gmail Info, And It's Hard To Catch | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

Warning: If you receive an email with the subject "Documents," and it directs you to a webpage that looks like a Google Drive sign-in page, do not enter your information.

 

It's likely a new phishing scam, in which a thief creates a fake portal that asks for people's private information and then steals it. (Netflix recently faced a similar issue.)

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How to Prevent Google From Using Your Name and Face in Ads

How to Prevent Google From Using Your Name and Face in Ads | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Google’s changed their privacy policies again. Though you may not be surprised to hear that, you may be shocked to hear what the latest change allows Google to do.
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20 Tips To Use Google Search Efficiently

20 Tips To Use Google Search Efficiently | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Millions of people use Google search every day for a variety of reasons. Students use it for school, business people use it for research, and millions more use it for entertainment.
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'Okay, Google': Voice search goes live with latest version of Chrome

'Okay, Google': Voice search goes live with latest version of Chrome | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
The "conversational search" feature that Google demoed at I/O is now available with version 27 of Chrome, which lets you use your voice to search the Web.
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Use Google Now to send text messages, e-mail

Use Google Now to send text messages, e-mail | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Because sending a text message or e-mail just by using your voice is fun. Read this article by Jason Cipriani on CNET.
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You Can Now Send Money Via Gmail

You Can Now Send Money Via Gmail | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

Google tacked another announcement onto a day full of them with an update to Google Wallet that lets you send money via Gmail.
As the video explains there will be a dollar-sign icon for Gmail attachments.

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Hey Google, We Still Love Reader

Hey Google, We Still Love Reader | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Hear that clunking sound? That's thousands of jaws dropping at the news that Google Reader is going to be retired come July 1, 2013.
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Google Flights Lets You Search Destinations by Region

Google Flights Lets You Search Destinations by Region | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Making travel arrangements can be a hassle, especially when booking flights. Oftentimes, picking an airport to fly into can determine vacation budgets, but luckily, Google's got it covered.
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Google’s Street View Gets Stunning Imagery from the Grand Canyon

Google’s Street View Gets Stunning Imagery from the Grand Canyon | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Google has added Grand Canyon to the list of its Street View-supported locations in Google Maps, and it's really a sight to behold.
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5 Things You Can't Find on Google

5 Things You Can't Find on Google | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
No matter how sophisticated technology becomes, there are important things you need that you will never, ever find with a search engine
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Google Announces Live Video Tutorials Called 'Helpouts'

Google Announces Live Video Tutorials Called 'Helpouts' | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Google has built an empire with a search engine that answers your questions, and now the company hopes humans can do the same Google on Tuesday announced Helpouts, a new tool that connects users via live video chat with experts who can help them...
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How to Google like a boss – Become a master of Google search with these little-known tips

How to Google like a boss – Become a master of Google search with these little-known tips | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
No doubt about it, Google Search has revolutionized the way we do research. Gone are the days when we need to reside in the library for days-on-end just to finish work we’ve set ourselves to do.
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56% of Internet Users Have Searched for Themselves Online

56% of Internet Users Have Searched for Themselves Online | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
You might not want to admit it, but chances are you've Googled yourself.
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Bettina Ascaino's comment, September 29, 2013 7:54 AM
Yes, I have a few times. You reminded me I haven't done it for while. Do want to know what comes up. I read once that Google employees do it everyday :)
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Google Brings Voice Calling Back to Gmail, Now Under Hangouts

Google Brings Voice Calling Back to Gmail, Now Under Hangouts | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Gmail users who upgraded Google Talk to Hangouts back in May were up in arms after discovering that doing so removed the ability to make voice calls. Google addressed this issue on Tuesday after it finally introduced voice calls to Hangouts.
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Everything You Didn't Know You Could Do with Google's Voice Commands

Everything You Didn't Know You Could Do with Google's Voice Commands | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Voice search is one of those features that seems silly, but is awesome once you start using it. Not convinced? Here are a few ways to turn voice search from a silly gimmick into a useful productivity tool.
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Google Hangouts App: One Giant Leap for Chat Kind

Google Hangouts App: One Giant Leap for Chat Kind | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Hands up if you've ever been in this situation: You start a conversation with a friend or family member at your desk on Instant Messenger. Away from your desk, you send them a text.
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Google Intros Stand-Alone Hangouts App

Google Intros Stand-Alone Hangouts App | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

Google announced a major upgrade to Hangouts, rolling out a stand-alone Hangouts app for the web, Android and iOS that will be available.

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Tomorrow’s 10th Annual “Safer Internet Day” Now Involves Over 100 Countries, And Google Is Ready

Tomorrow’s 10th Annual “Safer Internet Day” Now Involves Over 100 Countries, And Google Is Ready | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

Tomorrow is the 10th annual “Safer Internet Day” celebration in more than 100 countries on six continents. The idea is that you’re supposed to take a step back and think about how you can do a better job of keeping your private information more secure and keep yourself and your loved ones safe while surfing the web.

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Canadian penny honoured with Google Doodle

Canadian penny honoured with Google Doodle | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Google’s Doodle is marking the end of an era by paying tribute to the Canadian penny as the coin goes out of circulation.
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How to Clean Up Your Social Permissions Quickly and Easily

How to Clean Up Your Social Permissions Quickly and Easily | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

Start 2012 by Taking 2 Minutes to Clean Your Apps Permissions

 

Try guessing how many apps have permissions to access your private information... Now click the icons and get ready for a surprise!

 

Obviously many of us are very involved in the online world. We have Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Instagram and the list goes on. Over the course of time, we have given authorization to specific apps (applications) which plug into our various social media platforms. Things like Hootsuite, iPad, Twitter apps for Facebook etc. In fact, we probably don't even remember what we have authorized over the time we have been involved with social media! I think you are going to be stunned when you see how many apps have access to your private information! It is time to clean up your information act

 

Quick video tutorial on how you can clean up your social media applications in about 2 minutes!


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