Category Archives: Google Plus +

Google+ is now closing in April 2019 – How to download what you have curated

Image: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported Google announced that it will be closing down Google+. For many this social media platform was a bit like marmite. You either liked it or hated it. Those who didn’t engage with Google+ can stop … Continue reading

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Changes to Gmail: How to adjust your settings

The BBC Technology article was the first alert I received to changes being made by Google and Gmail. Users of Google’s Gmail service will soon be able to send messages directly to other Gmail accounts, regardless of whether the recipient … Continue reading

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New: Creating your own personal library of articles from Google Scholar

Google Scholar provides a simple way to search scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including theses, books, abstracts and articles. However since the update of the Google homepage with its new minimalist look, it is not so high profile. It’s probably quicker … Continue reading

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Google+ Hangouts on Air

One of the features of Google+ is having a ‘Google Hangout‘, which is very similar to Skype. However the added value is that it is free for you to hang out with up to 9 people and have a private discussion or … Continue reading

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Google+ one year on

Google+ has just celebrated it’s first birthday. It now boasts 250 million users, which although only a quarter of that of Facebook (which recently exceeded 900 million), is still a considerable number in such a short time. So what’s it all … Continue reading

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