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I haven’t done a journal in a while. I’m awaiting the servers to come back up for World of Warcraft. I’m still working on my World of Warcraft Free Guide. I’m building a Google+ community to cover it as well as make announcements, etc. Google+. I only wish WordPress.com will update to allow the new embedding of Google+ posts because that could be cool.
Also with 5.4 and cross realm Flex Raiding, I’m running an OpenRaid event for this new Flex mode. So come join me! Looking for a couple tanks & heals.
Feedspot, the online RSS reader which jumped into action last summer following the removal of social features from Google Reader, is again stepping up to the plate in the wake of the Google Reader demise. The startup, now with another year of development work under its belt, not only offers a solid Google Reader replacement for the desktop, it’s also one of the few to include the ability to search within your RSS feeds.
May have to check this out at some point. Not totally happy with feedly, but it’s the best I’ve tried to date for me.
Every once in a while spammers seem to take over abandoned Facebook apps that people forgot they authorized to share that cute photo. Here’s how to get rid of any annoying Facebook apps or just clean up those you don’t use anymore.
Log in and find the gear icon and click on it.
Select the “Account Settings” from the gear drop down.
On the left column is a menu.Find the “Apps” and click on it. This will give you a list of applications that you have authorized at some point or another.
Click the X by the applications you no longer want.
To help you outsmart traffic, today we’re excited to announce we’ve closed the acquisition of Waze. This fast-growing community of traffic-obsessed drivers is working together to find the best routes from home to work, every day.
I’ve been using Waze quite a while now… I’ve been a bit of an editor on the rare occasion as well. I added the bypass in my hometown shortly after it was constructed. I’ve been with them through growing pains. Now I just hope Google lets them continue to grow & doesn’t end them like they have Google Reader (yes, I’m still kinda bitter about that shuttering next month).
We launched Google Reader in 2005 in an effort to make it easy for people to discover and keep tabs on their favorite websites. While the product has a loyal following, over the years usage has declined. So, on July 1, 2013, we will retire Google Reader. Users and developers interested in RSS alternatives can export their data, including their subscriptions, with Google Takeout over the course of the next four months.
via Official Blog.
I use Google Reader & have for years! Now I’m going to have to find another service to use. Granted I’ve used Reeder programs recently, but I’ve sync-d between computers & iOS devices with Google Reader. Now I need to find something else. Which is fun considering I use about 4 different devices and 3 different operating systems. So anyone have any suggestions on new RSS readers to try?
Write faster. I’m always trying to do that. Now with Google Scribe that may be possible. It starts trying to guess the rest of the word you are typing or even the next word you will put in your sentence. It can be weird seeing the next word you were looking for pop up in front of you. But it is based on statistical analysis of the English language. It’s currently in the Google Labs, but I figured it was worth a mention. I just type what I want into Scribe then copy and paste where I want the text to be. It is also making me a little more verbose because it keeps suggesting more of a phrase than I was originally going to use, but then I see it works better that way and I keep it.
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But despite these wins, and numerous loyal fans, Wave has not seen the user adoption we would have liked. We don’t plan to continue developing Wave as a standalone product, but we will maintain the site at least through the end of the year and extend the technology for use in other Google projects.
Sad to see it go, but it would need to replace email totally & it didn’t have that kind of integration yet. I expect to see some of the robotics like spell check & translation, drag-n-drop features in other Google products here soon.
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I have been using GrandCentral (now Google Voice) for over a year now. L has been on the invite list for about a year and she just got her invite. It does have a mobile app. And this is an application that still could use some serious upgrades. But it is invaluable to me as a traveler. Right now I have several recruiters over about 6 companies. Some of them get annoying & pushy. That’s when they get put on voicemail only for a little while. That’s right. I don’t even know they called until I get a voicemail alert. It’s handy. Plus if I have a second home phone. I can make it ring that only and not use up my mobile minutes. Or I can get a new phone number. And not have to tell anyone. I can have a different answering messages for my friends than I do business contacts. That “Whazzzzup chicas?” is great for your friends, but you don’t want an employeer or a coworker to get the wrong impression. Plus if you work in an office it can ring your office phone. Video kinda explains some of the features.
I have written about them before so I’ll just link to the previous posts.