A person’s Google account is becoming increasingly important. Google offers a quick security check for your account that takes about 3 minutes to complete. Continue reading
There are two vulnerabilities that were recently brought to light. The essence of these attacks is that they can establish processes that can read the supposedly secure data from other processes.
Suppose you are logged in to your bank via the web. There is data there about account numbers, balances, passwords etc. Some of that will be encrypted. However, the exploit MIGHT be able to view the unencrypted data. After all, your balance and account numbers need to be displayed in a format you can read. Continue reading
I’ve been resurrecting a couple of blogger blogs that I have. I had a lot of usable photos that were in Google Photos. I didn’t see any reason not to upload to blogger from my google photos.
However, when I started clicking the Facebook share button on my blog posts, I noticed that not all of the images were showing on Facebook. After a bit of research, there seemed to be a link between posting to blogger from Google Photos with an account that is linked to Google Plus. Continue reading
I was going through my Google Photos pics and stumbled into something I hadn’t know about.
I was looking at a photo of my son and I. I had clicked on the photo and the sidebar info was showing. On the right side, Google Photos was showing a picture of my son and I. When I clicked on his photo, there was a spot to put a name in. Continue reading
Having issues with gmail. Checked http://downdetector.com/status/gmail and it appears that there are issues. Some people have been down for 4 days.
One comment said that IMAP was working but not smtp. I’ll check that later to confirm,
My previous post mentioned difficulties encountered in trying to restore a single deleted Google Contact.
Here is a method for making a periodic backup copy of your contacts and how to recover a single deleted contact (Assuming it was in the backup) Continue reading
I started using Google Contacts to sync Outlook with my phone.. That part works pretty well.
I decided to go to the new Google Contacts web interface and categorize my contacts by using labels. First of all, the interface to do that could be a LOT better than it is. Continue reading
My son and I share our locations via Google Plus. Everything was working fine until about two days ago. I noticed I could no longer see his location. He had accepted my request and sent me a request.
I tried going into apps and deleting the cache, then all data. I still couldn’t see him.
Finally, I uninstalled and reinstalled Google + and he showed up immediately.
You can back up data from your Google account for safekeeping. This will protect you against things such as
- Your account being hijacked
- Accidental or malicious deletion of account data.
- The highly unlikely event of a problem at Google.
Google can be a significant portion of someone’s life. If a person dies or becomes disabled, the information in their account might be lost forever. It is possible to set google so that it will allow access for selected individuals if you stop checking into your account.