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Showing posts from February, 2014

Internet Safety Week 2014

Internet Safety Week - Google India announces “Good to Know”, a nationwide campaign to raise awareness around staying safe online. As the next billion Internet users come online,  they have to be empowered to be responsible digital citizens. To kickstart the campaign, a week-long series of educational events will be held in New Delhi,  followed by digital literacy and online safety workshops in Pune, Kanpur, Guwahati and Lucknow.

Here are five Google safety tools for every family:

Filter search results. By turning on SafeSearch in Google Search, you can hide most of the mature content that you or your family may prefer to avoid.Safe viewing in YouTube. Just as you can filter content in Google Search, you can also restrict the videos that your kids can watch on YouTube.Browse the web with guidance. When enabled, Supervised User for Google Chrome allows you to review a history of pages that have been viewed.More secure email. Gmail offers two-step verification, which means you’ll need mo…

Google+ Users 2014

Is Google+ going to be a social media force in 2014 ? Well, may be !  

Prying the numbers out of Google for Google+ has always been a challenge.So what are the latest numbers?

There are now over 1 billion  with Google+ enabled accounts and it is is growing at 33% per annum. When you consider that Google+ has only been around for less than three years, then it is a success on many levels.
Google's strategy right now is - mobile, it’s very important, especially for photos. Also Google+ is going to create a network future with people uploading live videos from their phones. Google+ could do for live video, what YouTube did for recorded video. So expect more live events, like hangouts featuring celebrities and other interesting personalities, as well as other video-driven features like Google Helpouts, which the company unveiled this year.

Here is an Infographic from Search Engine Journal that provides a visual medium for the social media facts and statistics you should know in 2014. Exp…

How to use Google 2-Step Verification

Stronger security for your Google Account.

It's easier than you think for someone to steal your password and imagine losing access to your account and everything in it. Most people only have one layer – their password – to protect their account. With 2-Step Verification, if someone hacks through your password layer, he'll still need your phone to get into your account.

Signing in to your account will work in 2 steps:

1. Enter your password - Whenever you sign in to Google, you'll enter your password as usual.
2. Enter a verification code - Then, you'll be asked for a code that will be sent to your phone via text or mobile app.

During sign-in, you can tell Google not to ask for a code again on that particular computer. From then on, that computer will only ask for your password when you sign in. You'll still be covered, because when you or anyone else tries to sign in to your account from another computer, a verification code will be required.

How to Opt Out of New Google Plus Email Feature

Google recently unveiled a feature, that would allow people who don't know you to send mail to your Gmail inbox, even if they don't have your email address. For those of you who do not want to receive messages from strangers directly to their email inbox, here's how to opt out.

Here's how you do it:
1.Go to your Gmail settings: On the top right of your Gmail screen, click on the button with a gear on it, then click on "Settings."

 2.Scroll down to find the "Email via Google+" setting, where it says "Who can email you via your Google+ profile?"

 Change it to "No one"

This is an important security and privacy setting which you want to make sure it is properly set, according your personal choice.
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