With Google+ proving to be gain momentum, the internet giant has finally decided to shut down it’s not-so-successful social network, Google Buzz. Google Buzz has been unavailable to the public since an year and finally Google has announced that all the Google Buzz posts/content will be sent to the user’s Google Drive account.
This move is actually a good one by Google that ensures that the users’ have a backup of their Buzz history. Google will begin moving the data on July 17, and meanwhile you have three other options to access/download your Buzz content. You can choose one among these three :
Google has also announced that moving this data to your Google Drive account and it won’t affect your storage data. No matter how many gigabytes the posts are, Google will move and store them on your Google Drive account and for free.
Google will send the files in two forms. Private and Public. Private file will contain all the private posts made by you. Public file will contain all the posts that you have made publicly. The public posts will still appear on Google Search and also is accessible to anyone who has the link.
Comments that you made on other’s posts will be available only to the posts’ authors and not you.
All the files moved by Google from Buzz to Drive act like normal files in Drive. You can do anything with them. Copy to other folders or delete them, it’s up to you.
If you don’t want your comments to be in others’ Drives or do not wish to have a backup of your Buzz stuff, you can easily delete all your Buzz content right now.
Google integrated every chat platform Google has created into a single one named “Hangouts”. Codenamed “Babel”, Google Hangouts was announced at the Google I/O 2013 event. Hangouts will make cross-platform chatting or messaging a lot more easier.
While Hangouts looks pretty brilliant both on the outside and the inside, it is still in it’s development stages. The Google+ Messenger still exists on the Android ecosystem. Google is yet to kick that and merge that into Hangouts.
Hangouts isn’t as impressive as Google Talks. Hangouts lacks some of the most basic features like displaying the online status of a particular contact properly. The Hangouts app on Android doesn’t show which friends are online at present. But the Hangouts on Gmail for web gives you a hint of the online status – that is, the online friends’ display picture is highlighted with a green line at the bottom.
Removing Hangouts on your Gmail for web can be pretty easy. It’s really simple that it goes unnoticed by most of the people. With just a couple of clicks, you can move to the old, familiar Google Talk.
Log into your Gmail account.
The Hangouts section loads at the bottom left of the screen.
Once it loads, click on the Arrow mark near your name and choose Revert to old chat.
A confirmation box opens up and you should confirm that you want to move to Google Talk.
Once done, you’ll notice the old, familiar Google Talk in the place of Hangouts. Now you can easily see the list of your online friends.
If you ever wanted to upgrade to Hangouts again, just click on the Arrow mark near your name again and click the “Try the new Hangouts” option.
The Google I/O 2013 event did not feature a new Android version. Instead Google focused on bringing in upgrades to their existing products and services. But recently several sources are hinting the release of Android 4.3 on the June 10th event. Images of a black Nexus 4 running Android 4.3 have already popped up on the web. The images are from a Thailand Mobile Expo. The images show a black Nexus 4 running Android 4.3.
Considering the version ‘4.3’, it is pretty sure that this is just a minor upgrade of the current Jelly Bean version and not a brand new Android version. We have to wait for Android 5.0, named Key Lime Pie, a little longer.
Here are some of those images taken at the Thailand Expo by DroidDog.
The about information on the phone indicates Android version 4.3.
Among the images that have popped up on the XDA Forums, we can notice that the Android 4.3 version will be bringing a new Camera UI. The new Camera UI pushes the settings options to the bottom of the screen in the form of a semi circle, making it easy to access the settings and other controls. This video below shows a better view of the brand new Camera app.
Unverified rumours have also indicated a white version of the Nexus 4 being launched at the June 10th event. The other expectation is a new upgrade of Nexus 7 tablet is expected. The whole theory seems pretty logical.
The only issues seems to be the date. June 10 is also when Apple has its own WWDC event where it is expected to showcase iOS7. Two events by two rivals on the same day will have an interesting showdown.
Ever wanted to download a collection of images from a particular webpage and end up wasting your time downloading each and every image individually? A Chrome extension named “Image Collection Extension” will be helpful.
It is an easy to use extension that quickly scans a particular webpage that you are on and gives you options to download them. There are numerous options to download. You can choose to download those images either to your local hard disk drive directly or choose to upload those images direct to your cloud storage services like Dropbox, Google Drive and SkyDrive.
How it works:
Install the extension and a new icon gets added to the right side of the address bar on Google Chrome.
Lookup any webpage with a few images and then click on that icon, it will display all the images in that particular webpage in a pop-up.
You can choose to download them individually or download them in bulk.
Some images can also be excluded from the bulk select.
The extension can be connected to SkyDrive, Google Drive and Dropbox. The options are on the right hand side.
The settings section of this extension gives you various options. You can filter the images based on certain image extensions, filter out images based on certain keywords and do a lot more!