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Get the Latest Google Doodles Update on Your Android

Google Doodles are fun interactive elements that are impossible to resist. Some doodles teach us a new thing or two, others are fun games to recharge our tired minds and still others remind us of the great achievements of others. Sadly, its not always possible to keep track of these cool things. Unless, you specifically look out for them, chances are you’re likely to miss them. If you don’t want to miss out on any of them, you can now configure your Android device to get the latest Google Doodles update via push notifications. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to do that.

How to Transfer Contacts Between Two Google Accounts

Do you have more than one Google account but are finding it difficult to sync contacts between the two accounts? Unfortunately Google doesn’t offer a one-click solution to automatically sync contacts between multiple accounts. However, you can use the export and import feature to do just that. Here are the step by step instructions to transfer contacts between Google accounts. How to Transfer Contacts Between Google Accounts Step1: Export Contacts from Your Primary Account 1. The first step to transfer your contacts is to export them from your primary Google account. Go to the Google Contacts page and sign in to your account, if you haven’t already done so. 2. Select the contacts you want to transfer. If you want to add all your contacts to your secondary account, click the (–) dropdown and select All. 3. Once you’ve selected the desired names, click the More link and from the…

Fixes for Resolving Host Issue in Google Chrome

If you’ve encountered a problem while browsing certain websites where the sites don’t load up properly on your Chrome web browser, while at the same time you notice a “Resolving Host” message on the Status bar of your browser, it is the most likely cause for the loading problems you are facing. The Resolving Host issue arises when the DNS servers are unable to map the IP address for the domain name you entered such as http://google.com. The likely cause for this delay is due to the fact that there is a change in the Internet Service Provider (ISP), a change in the DNS settings by your ISP, or an issue with the DNS cache stored on your browser or PC. In this post we take a look at all the possible solutions for fixing the “Resolving Host” issue. Possible Fixes for Resolving Host Issue 1. Change the DNS Settings…

Use Google Form Add Ons to Create Professional Google Surveys and Quiz

Google forms are a very popular (and free) way of collecting or polling information, whether its just a survey between friends or for more official purposes. Over the last few months, Google has been prepping up their popular product with some handy features such as the one where you can add new themes to your surveys or create personalized ones. Now Google has introduced new Add Ons that bring extra functionality to creating Google surveys. Let’s take a look at what’s on offer in the Google Add On Store and how you can go about adding one to your form. Google Form Add Ons Google Form Add Ons are basically extensions created by developer partners that bring added functionality to forms. You can access them from the Forms add-on store or by choosing the option from the Add ons menu within the form you are working on. At the time…

Google Unveils Nexus 6 And Its a Gorgeous Phablet

The holiday season is just around the corner and that means new smartphones and tablets are going to compete with each other for space under the Christmas tree. If the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus is at the top of your list on the iOS side, the newly announced Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 should also be kept in mind if you’re thinking about an Android one. Yesterday, Google unwrapped its much talked about Nexus 6 smartphone and we take a look at what it has to offer consumers this time. The Nexus 6 Google’s latest smartphone the Nexus 6 comes to you courtesy Motorola and its more than just a Motorola smartphone, its more appropriate to call this one a phablet. Motorola has carried the design of the 2014 model Moto x on to the Nexus 6 but there are enough tweaks to give it that old familiar Nexus…

How to Configure Google Plus Pages to Restrict Content by Age and Location

Google Plus is now offering users more freedom on who can access their content. New feature improvements now make it possible to limit access to your content based on reader’s age and location. This will come in handy especially in situations where the laws of certain countries restrict specific types of content from being exposed. In this post, we take a look at how you can configure Google Plus pages to restrict users by age and location. Users who have been so restricted will not be able to see posts made by your page as well as certain information that is displayed in the About tab of your page. Users can however view the page name, the profile photo, the cover photo, local information such as the address, phone number and user reviews. Photos, communities, comments made from the page, hangouts, events, reviews and Google + content other than posts…

How to Create Google Calendar Event from Google Home Page

If you use Google Calendar to mark and track all your events and happenings, and you happen to use the Google homepage for your various browsing needs, Google has just made it easier for you to create Google Calendar events. Now you don’t even have to navigate away from your home page. Just type out the event in your homepage search box or address bar and you’re well on your way to creating an event in your Google Calendar. Want to know how? Read on. How to Create Google Calendar Event from Google Home Page To create a calendar event from the Google homepage or the Chrome omnibox, just type the event in the text box. For instance, if you want to add your niece’s birthday party to your calendar, just type: create event on Friday 1st Sept 5 pm Jess Birthday and press Enter. This will display the event…

How to Access Google Maps Offline on Android and iOS

Google Maps is a very handy application to have on your Android or iOS device, especially when you’re traveling to an unfamiliar location. However, there may be instances when you find that you have no signal in certain areas consequently cutting off your access to Google Maps as well. Luckily, you can save specific Google Maps offline, so that should you find yourself in such an unfortunate predicament, you’ll still be able to find your way around. In this tutorial, we’ll  show you how to access Google maps offline on Android or iOS device. How to Access Google Maps Offline Before we get started make sure that you have the most updated version of Google maps on your Android or iOS device. At the time of writing this post, Android was sporting the 8.1.1 version while iOS is carrying the 3.1.0 version. 1. Open up the Google Maps app on…

What is Google Now and How to Use it on Your Desktop PC

Google Now could well be the personal assistant you’ve always been hankering for, available as it is for the price of absolutely nothing. Since its debut on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean devices some time back, its been getting better and better at providing personalized information at your fingertips. Google Now can also be used on your PC if you are using a Chrome browser. If you haven’t given Google Now a go yet, here’s how to go about it. For the uninitiated, Google Now is a service that displays personalized information to you on your Android device or desktop. The information could be anything that you habitually use the internet for, such as displaying the weather at a certain time, showing the best traffic route to take, informing you of the latest updates from a blog or news site that you regularly follow, pulling out the game scores, and so…

How Google Shopping Apps are Creating Better Shopping Experience

‘SEARCH’ – Google’s model of doing business is a complete end-to end solution uniformly helpful to buyers and sellers. For the last few years, a sea change has happened in the mode and style of search with its incorporation and inclusion in whatever field of life. Google shopping app is one of a kind app that has changed the whole scenario of shopping. Adding to this initiative, Shopify, the innovative e-commerce platform has introduced a completely new dimension to both ‘SHOPPING’ and ‘BUYING’ through its Shopify App. Let us have a closer look at what all the app is about and how smart sellers can even make smarter sale numbers this festive season with Shopify. Why Shopify Apps are Good for Business 1. Free Google Shopping With the new Google shopping app from Shopify, shoppers can connect their Shopify store with the Google Merchant Centre, which in turn will give…

Manage Multiple Twitter Accounts in Google Chrome with QuickTweet

Managing multiple Twitter accounts on a browser is a bit of a pain since you have to log out of one and log into the other every time you want to operate each of the accounts. If you’re like me, managing more than one Twitter account, QuickTweet, a neat little Chrome extension is what you’ll need. This handy tool will help you  switch between the two accounts quite easily and make it so much easier to manage your Twitter handles, especially if you have a handful of them. Here’s how it works. How to Manage Multiple Twitter Accounts with QuickTweet Head over to the Chrome Store and download and install the QuickTweet extension. Once installed you’ll notice the QuickTweet icon to the right of the Address bar. Tap the icon and click the here link to start configuring your Twitter accounts. In the QuickTweet Options page, enter the name, username,…

Google Nexus 5 Launches in Select Countries for $349 and $399

The smart new high end phone from Google, the Nexus 5 finally became official today and is available for preorder on Google Play. However, considering how quickly the Nexus 4 flew off the shelf when it launched, there is no doubt that there will be another mad dash for this hottie. In fact, some of the models already appear to be out of stock on the Play Store. But really, the LG made Nexus 5 isn’t going anywhere and if you could simply hang in there for a few weeks, you’ll likely get some good deals leading up to the Black Friday weekend. But lets not get ahead of ourselves just yet, here’s a look at what you will be getting when you order the Nexus 5. Google Nexus 5 Tech Specs The main specifications of the Nexus 5 include: OS: Android 4.4 KitKat Screen : 4.95″ 1920×1080 display (445…

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