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January 13, 2014
by Neil Turner
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Google+ meets Gmail to let strangers email you

Last week Google announced that it was allowing Google+ users to send emails to other users, without knowing their email address. In practice, this means that Google+ connections show up when selecting a recipient for an email in Gmail, whether … Continue reading

December 18, 2013
by Neil Turner
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App of the Week: Buffer

This week’s app is Buffer for iPhone, which allows you to schedule posts to your social networks so that they are posted at regular intervals throughout the day. Buffer currently supports Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ Pages and app.net, and posts … Continue reading

July 1, 2013
by Neil Turner
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How to automate posts from your WordPress blog to Google+

Google+ turned two years old on Friday. Following its launch, a public API was made available in September 2011, but for most developers this API is read-only. This means that you can get data out of Google+, but the only … Continue reading

April 2, 2013
by Neil Turner
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Transitioning away from Google

In light of Google’s decision to shut down Google Reader – and yes, I’m still bitter – it’s fair to say that I’ve been re-assessing how much I rely on Google’s services. If Reader can be shut down, then what … Continue reading

December 22, 2011
by Neil Turner
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How safe is your data on free services?

Last week’s post about Delicious and Pinboard got me thinking. Pinboard has a clear business model – everyone pays to use it. Delicious’ business model is not so clear – there’s no advertising or premium accounts available. So how does … Continue reading