The Microsoft Connect(); // 2016 developers event happened this Wednesday and some interesting announcements were made there. One of them is that Google is now a member of the .NET Foundation and will expand .NET support in its services, including the Google Cloud Platform. Google has already been one of the most active contributors even before joining the .NET Foundation for the past two years and now will be more involved in developing the future of .NET.
If you are an active user of Google's services, then you probably have over time, entered lots of data in various Google products and apps. Wouldn't it be nice if you could view all this data that Google stores about you in one place? You might also be interested in getting a downloadable archive with all the data you have posted in Google's services. Specially for such a case, Google have their 'Takeout' service.
If you use Google services, you might be knowing that Google collects some data about you to target you with relevant ads. Of all the information collected by Google, the most notable are your search queries when you are signed in (or even if you aren't), your location, your web browser cookies, and even your email. For example, if I Googled on how to buy tablets, I will see ads about online shops which sell tablets. Some users care a lot about their privacy and some of them just do not want any targeted ads. For those users, Google has a special set of settings.
Google is a company that does not require any introduction. I am sure that every Winaero reader has used it at least once. During its long history, Google has created a bunch of useful services which are used by millions people everyday.
Almost all Google services require a special account called simply the "Google account". When you are signing in with Google, it creates a new Gmail account for you automatically, so you will always get a new email address and inbox. Although most users consider Gmail as a useful service, you might have your own opinion about it and have no plans to use Gmail. In such a case, you can create a Google account without Gmail. Here is how you can do it.
In our earlier post, you were introduced to Google+ Hangouts and why it's one of the best video calling experience currently on the web. Well that doesn't mean that it's perfect. Hangouts currently leaves a lot to be desired in terms of features.
One of the most basic tasks you would want to do when you are in a video call is to adjust the volume. But you will find no such feature by default in Google+ Hangouts. Ridiculous, isn't it? It's because Hangouts controls the volume automatically depending on your microphone input volume, background noise etc. But fear not, it's possible to manually adjust the volume. In this article, I will show you how.
Today, I would like to introduce you to one useful, free and cool service we have on the web, courtesy of Google - Google+ Hangouts. Now you may wonder what is special about Hangouts when you have literally hundreds of free solutions - Facebook video chat, Microsoft's Skype, Yahoo! Messenger, Apple's FaceTime and several dozen others. Well, let's see what makes Hangouts great.