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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

HowStuffWorks "Concerns About Google Docs"

I mostly want this blog to have my own original material with few links to other articles. However several people have asked me about the security of Google Docs. The link below is a well written exhaustive article about that subject.

HowStuffWorks "Concerns About Google Docs":

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Latitude Lives!

Google ended Latitude. The app and webpage that allowed you to track the location of friends and relatives. So you could find someone in a crowded outdoor concert or follow the progress of a traveling relative. For those of you who miss it there is good news. It's not really gone. Google in their push to get people to use Google+ has incorporated Latitude into that app. Here is how to set it up. Open the Google+ (G+) app. In the upper left corner of your screen is the 3 horizontal bars that represent the menu. Tap Locations from that menu.


Next you'll get a chance to invite those people that you want to share this information with.


Then when you go to Google+ locations you will see controls familiar to those who have used Latitude.


Click the < or > to move to the locations of those who share with you. The center button is your location. Share this with your friends and family. Latitude lives, and it's a fun and interesting app. 

Monday, August 19, 2013

Facebook Security Settings

I suspect many people are sharing their facebook info with more people than they intend. If you are a member of facebook goto https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=account and check your settings. Not just Privacy, also check Timeline and Tagging. Of course it is up to you how much you share.  If you want to see my settings just click on the images below to see them bigger. To change your setting click the word Edit out to the right of each category. Remember if your "Friends" number in the dozens then "Friends of Friends" will probably mean hundreds or thousands can see what ever you grant that level of access to.




Thursday, August 8, 2013

Android #1 and Pulling Away!

The Android OS is destroying the competition. Windows Phones sales jumped to a 3.2% share of the smartphone market. First place Android up 10% to 79.3% of the world market. Second place to Apple 13.2% down from 16.6%. This is how it's likely to continue. As I've said many times. If you have 3 competitors, 2 are selling something, and the 3rd is giving it away. Who do you think wins? 

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Facebook Changes To Newsfeed

This announcement from Facebook today.


Announcing News Feed FYI: A Series of Blogs on News Feed Ranking

August 06, 2013
We are continually working to improve News Feed and from time to time we make updates to the algorithm that determines which stories appear first. Today we announced a new series of blog posts called News Feed FYI that will highlight major updates to News Feed and explain the thinking behind them. Going forward, News Feed FYI posts will be published on our Facebook for Business blog here.