Archive for the 'Google' Category

Let’s get backing up this New Year!

So another year is gone and a new one is upon us. Many of us have received or purchased new computer systems for personal use, work or school or will be soon. Nowadays many of us have a great deal of our lives – pictures of family, personal and legal documents and more stored digitally […]

Delete all trash in Google Voice

Delete all trash in Google Voice I’ve have been using Google Voice since its inception in 2007. I have plenty of spam rules and other delete immediately rules. This has all led to a massive trash folder. Google’s method to delete the trash only allows for you to select 10 items at a time, then […]

Google Reader replacement RSS/Feed Reader

With the demise of Google Reader fast approaching I went on a search for a good ‘Feed Reader’. And it turns out there are plenty. In this article I’m going to concentrate on Windows and Android platforms and support for what is called ‘OPML’ supported readers/structure. You can read more if you wish here about […]

Android App List Backup

Here is a very good app to use to install/re-install applications from phone to phone. It’s called appropriately enough, App List Backup. It saves a list of your installed applications (Market/Play only. It does not list ‘Non-Market’ applications!) so you can re-download them from the Playstore/Market later (on the same or another device). This way […]

Get your Cloud Data down to your machine

Here are some ways to get your ‘cloud data’ backed up locally. I know most people look to the ‘cloud’ for their secondary backups (if they even have a primary one) but few people ponder what will happen if their information is lost or compromised in the cloud or the terms of service of the […]

Security news – Gmail spear phishing attack

There are some very splashy news stories going around saying ‘Google was Hacked".. Oh no sky is falling. Let’s be clear. GOOGLE WAS NOT HACKED! What happened is that many ‘targeted users’ were ‘Phished’ – the users where ‘conned/tricked’ into giving up their security information and passwords. This is called ‘spear phishing’ Essentially Gmail’s login […]

Backup your Facebook Profile Information

I am going to show you two (2) methods of obtaining your Facebook contact information; Names and email account information. One via a browser extension/add-on and another via using an ‘intermediary’ email account – in this case Yahoo. As I have written many times I love me my Firefox browser. With the add-ons/extensions and tweaks […]