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According to The Independent, Google’s voice search function doesn’t just turn on when you ask it to. Rather, it records almost everything.

Feeling unnerved yet? Well, it gets even wilder. You see, you can listen to the recordings Google has stored and associated with your name simply by visiting this webpage.

There’s also this webpage that will show you how much Google knows about your every move on the internet.

Both webpages will contain information from not only computers but any Android device you’ve logged in to your Google account.

How to Delete the Recordings

Luckily, if you’re not too happy about Google having potentially hours of your voice in its database, you can delete those files.

Beside each file’s title you’ll see a checkbox.

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Just select the three dots top right and select delete    google-voice-delete

How to Stop Google from Recording You Again

Now, as The Independent points out, stopping Google from recording you does result in some limited functionality if you’re using an Android phone or the company’s search.

However, you may be someone whose concern for privacy is much greater than finding what you’re looking for easily. If so, begin by never using Google’s voice search functions again. Follow up by disabling Google’s voice search.

  1. Navigate to Settings
  2. Tap the General tab
  3. Under “Personal” find “Language & keyboard”
  4. Find “Google voice typing” and tap the Settings button
  5. Tap “Ok Google” Detection
  6. Under the “From the Google app” option, move the slider to the left. If Google voice is already enabled move the slider to the left of “From any screen” or “Trusted Voice” and the “From the Google app” will appear.

 

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So sitting here looking out of my living room window across a very grey, cold and gloomy London I thought it might be time to spread some joy across the net.

So here are 6 fun tricks to try with Google.

1. Do a barrel roll trick:

Go to Google.com and simply type in the search box “do a barrel roll” and see the magic. The page will rotate two times.

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2. Atari Breakout Trick:

Go to Google images and type “Atari Breakout”. The images will be transformed into blocks and you can play Breakout, classic arcade game of the 70’s era.

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3. Tilt page trick:

No this is not back to the 70’s again (that’s a pinball reference from the younger crowd). Search for “tilt” on Google and see how your page tilts a little.

tilt4. Recursion trick:

Search for “recursion” on Google and you will get stuck in an infinite loop much like recursion. Recursion means repeating. Google will show “did you mean recursion?” every time searching for recursion. Ok well that is not really fun, not like playing Breakout but at least you learn what recursion means. (Every day is a school day)

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5. Google Gravity:

Type in “Google Gravity” in their homepage and then click on the “I’ m feeling lucky” button. It will redirect you to one of the fun projects called “Google Gravity”. It is a Chrome Experiment done by Hi-Res. See how gravity bring Google to its knees. You can even search anything.

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6. Zerg Rush:

When you type “zerg rush” in Google .The ‘o’ and ‘o’ of Google appears from the top and the right of the Google page and slowly eats up the whole page leaving nothing. It’s fun to watch.

zergBonus: elgoog.im

A rotated version of Google.com, kind of google tricks. Provides you with a reversed Google site, known as Google backwards. You can also do surfing on elgoog.im, it’s fun.

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Well they cheered me up !

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  1. ctrlq.org/screenshots – for capturing screenshots of web pages on mobile and desktops.
  2. dictation.io – online voice recognition in the browser itself.
  3. zerodollarmovies.com – find full-length movies on YouTube.
  4. screenr.com – record movies of your desktop and send them straight to YouTube.
  5. goo.gl – shorten long URLs and convert URLs into QR codes.
  6. unfurlr.come – find the original URL that’s hiding behind a short URL.
  7. qClock – find the local time of a city using a Google Map.
  8. copypastecharacter.com – copy special characters that aren’t on your keyboard.
  9. postpost.com – a better search engine for twitter.
  10. lovelycharts.com – create flowcharts, network diagrams, sitemaps, etc.
  11. iconfinder.com – the best place to find icons of all sizes.
  12. office.com – download templates, clipart and images for your Office documents.
  13. followupthen.com – the easiest way to setup email reminders.
  14. jotti.org – scan any suspicious file or email attachment for viruses.
  15. wolframalpha.com – gets answers directly without searching   – see more wolfram tips.
  16. printwhatyoulike.com – print web pages without the clutter.
  17. joliprint.com – reformats news articles and blog content as a newspaper.
  18. ctrql.org/rss – a search engine for RSS feeds.
  19. e.ggtimer.com – a simple online timer for your daily needs.
  20. coralcdn.org – if a site is down due to heavy traffic, try accessing it through coral CDN.
  21. random.org – pick random numbers, flip coins, and more.
  22. pdfescape.com – lets you can quickly edit PDFs in the browser itself.
  23. tubemogul.com – simultaneously upload videos to YouTube and other video sites.
  24. scr.im – share you email address online without worrying about spam.
  25. spypig.com – now get read receipts for your email.
  26. sizeasy.com – visualize and compare the size of any product.
  27. myfonts.com/WhatTheFont – quickly determine the font name from an image.
  28. google.com/webfonts – a good collection of open source fonts.
  29. regex.info – find data hidden in your photographs – see more EXIF tools.
  30. livestream.com – broadcast events live over the web, including your desktop screen.
  31. iwantmyname.com – helps you search domains across all TLDs.
  32. homestyler.com – design from scratch or re-model your home in 3d.
  33. join.me – share you screen with anyone over the web.
  34. onlineocr.net – recognize text from scanned PDFs – see other OCR tools.
  35. flightstats.com – Track flight status at airports worldwide.
  36. wetransfer.com – for sharing really big files online.
  37. hundredzeros.com – the site lets you download free Kindle books.
  38. polishmywriting.com – check your writing for spelling or grammatical errors.
  39. marker.to – easily highlight the important parts of a web page for sharing.
  40. typewith.me – work on the same document with multiple people.
  41. whichdateworks.com – planning an event? find a date that works for all.
  42. everytimezone.com – a less confusing view of the world time zones.
  43. gtmetrix.com – the perfect tool for measuring your site performance online.
  44. noteflight.com – print music sheets, write your own music online (review).
  45. imo.im – chat with your buddies on Skype, Facebook, Google Talk, etc. from one place.
  46. translate.google.com – translate web pages, PDFs and Office documents.
  47. kleki.com – create paintings and sketches with a wide variety of brushes.
  48. similarsites.com – discover new sites that are similar to what you like already.
  49. wordle.net – quick summarize long pieces of text with tag clouds.
  50. bubbl.us – create mind-maps, brainstorm ideas in the browser.
  51. kuler.adobe.com – get color ideas, also extract colors from photographs.
  52. liveshare.com – share your photos in an album instantly.
  53. lmgtfy.com – when your friends are too lazy to use Google on their own.
  54. midomi.com – when you need to find the name of a song.
  55. bing.com/images – automatically find perfectly-sized wallpapers for mobiles.
  56. faxzero.com – send an online fax for free – see more fax services.
  57. feedmyinbox.com – get RSS feeds as an email newsletter.
  58. ge.tt – qiuckly send a file to someone, they can even preview it before downloading.
  59. pipebytes.com – transfer files of any size without uploading to a third-party server.
  60. tinychat.com – setup a private chat room in micro-seconds.
  61. privnote.com – create text notes that will self-destruct after being read.
  62. boxoh.com – track the status of any shipment on Google Maps – alternative.
  63. chipin.com – when you need to raise funds online for an event or a cause.
  64. downforeveryoneorjustme.com – find if your favorite website is offline or not?
  65. ewhois.com – find the other websites of a person with reverse Analytics lookup.
  66. whoishostingthis.com – find the web host of any website.
  67. google.com/history – found something on Google but can’t remember it now?
  68. aviary.com/myna – an online audio editor that lets record, and remix audio clips online.
  69. disposablewebpage.com – create a temporary web page that self-destruct.
  70. urbandictionary.com – find definitions of slangs and informal words.
  71. seatguru.com – consult this site before choosing a seat for your next flight.
  72. sxc.hu – download stock images absolutely free.
  73. zoom.it – view very high-resolution images in your browser without scrolling.
  74. scribblemaps.com – create custom Google Maps easily.
  75. alertful.com – quickly setup email reminders for important events.
  76. picmonkey.com – Picnik is offline but PicMonkey is an even better image editor.
  77. formspring.me – you can ask or answer personal questions here.
  78. sumopaint.com – an excellent layer-based online image editor.
  79. snopes.com – find if that email offer you received is real or just another scam.
  80. typingweb.com – master touch-typing with these practice sessions.
  81. mailvu.com – send video emails to anyone using your web cam.
  82. timerime.com – create timelines with audio, video and images.
  83. stupeflix.com – make a movie out of your images, audio and video clips.
  84. safeweb.norton.com – check the trust level of any website.
  85. teuxdeux.com – a beautiful to-do app that looks like your paper dairy.
  86. deadurl.com – you’ll need this when your bookmarked web pages are deleted.
  87. minutes.io – quickly capture effective notes during meetings.
  88. youtube.com/leanback – Watch YouTube channels in TV mode.
  89. youtube.com/disco – quickly create a video playlist of your favorite artist.
  90. talltweets.com – Send tweets longer than 140 characters.
  91. pancake.io – create a free and simple website using your Dropbox account.
  92. builtwith.com – find the technology stack of any website.
  93. woorank.com – research a website from the SEO perspective.
  94. mixlr.com – broadcast live audio over the web.
  95. radbox.me – bookmark online videos and watch them later (review).
  96. tagmydoc.com – add QR codes to your documents and presentations (review).
  97. notes.io – the easiest way to write short text notes in the browser.
  98. ctrlq.org/html-mail – send rich-text mails to anyone, anonymously.
  99. fiverr.com – hire people to do little things for $5.
  100. otixo.com – easily manage your online files on Dropbox, Google Docs, etc.

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A Google engineer and a member of the Google Chrome security team has shared on Twitter a new look that is being tested for the phishing and malware warnings seen by Chrome users:

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The new alerts have been incorporated in the Canary and Developer channels, and if all goes well they will end up in Beta and, ultimately, in the Stable version.

The fire engine red background, and the simplified and more direct warning text is likely to make users take the warnings more seriously than the current ones:

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The warning pages are shown when users try to visit malicious sites, a constantly updated blacklist of which is maintained by the Google Safe Browsing service.

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It is not just websites and routers that are vulnerable to the web-wide bug Heartbleed — certain Android models are at risk too.

As Google noted in its own Heartbleed disclosures on Wednesday, Android devices running Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean are vulnerable to Heartbleed. Google said patching information is being distributed to its Android partners.

So how many phones are still running Android 4.1.1? That’s difficult to determine. Although 34.4% of Android devices are running Android Jelly Bean, Google does not break out how what percentage of users are on its various versions — 4.1.1 and 4.1.2.

The latest version of Jelly Bean is 4.1.2, which was released in October 2012.

A Google spokesperson confirmed to Bloomberg that there are “millions” of devices running Android 4.1.1.

Because Android updates are controlled by phone manufacturers and wireless carriers, it can be challenging to determine what versions of Android are available for various devices. We do know, however, that the HTC One S is running Android 4.1.1.

Heartbleed underscores what has long been one of Android’s biggest problems: pushing out software updates to its myriad vendors. Android updates are the responsibility of the device maker, and often need to be approved by wireless carriers. The only exceptions are Google-made devices, such as the Nexus series and Google Play Edition phones.

Previous attempts at getting phone manufacturers and carriers to adopt Android updates have not met with success. If there is a positive aspect to Heartbleed, it is that this might scare device makers into pay more attention to versions (and to put in better processes for security updates).

If you know your Android device is running Android 4.1.1, let us know the model and manufacturer in the comments, along with your wireless carrier. That will give us all a better sense of which companies are falling behind in the battle to patch Heartbleed.

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This year has already brought Google Fiber announcements to Provo, UT and Austin, TX— and AT&T has plans to try and keep up with Google as well. Now, it looks like Los Angeles is getting involved in the fiber-based internet game with a massively ambitious project to bring fiber to all of its 3.5 million residents and businesses. According to a report from Ars Technica, the city wants all of its residents to have free access to this network, with speeds ranging from 2Mbps to 5Mbps; that free tier might possibly be subsidized by advertising. Additionally, paid tiers will offers speeds of up to one Gigabit. The city will issue an RFP (request for proposal) for this ambitious project next month, with the build-out estimated to cost somewhere between $3 billion and $5 billion.

Los Angeles, however, will not be footing the bill for this rollout. “The city is going into it and writing the agreement, basically saying, ‘we have no additional funding for this effort.’ We’re requiring the vendors that respond to pay for the city resources needed to expedite any permitting and inspection associated with laying their fiber,” said Los Angeles Information Technology Agency GM Steve Reneker. He also said it was likely that whoever wins the RFP will likely build out TV and telephone service, as well, though they won’t be required to. “I would think that’s how they’ll justify the build out, is being able to offer triple play],” Reneker said.

Additionally, Los Angeles wants the network to be open, with the vendor selling access wholesale to other providers, who would then sell to customers. “We’re not looking at trying to… be monopolistic and try to force anybody out of the market,” Reneker said. Regardless of who ends up selling the service, Google Fiber isn’t an option to win the contract in its current form — the service right now only is offered to residential customers, not businesses. Of course, Google could change its current business model if it wants to get in on this massive build-out for Los Angeles. The city plans to accept bids for three months, and then expects a lengthy six- to nine-month review and negotiation process before the job can get started.

Source: http://www.theverge.com

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As announced on May 15, 2013, games inside plus.google.com will be retired on June 30, 2013. If you would like to continue playing a particular game, contact the game’s developer to find out if there’s a new destination site for the game. Some of the game pages on plus.google.com/games have a link to an alternative site where you can continue to play the game.

What about payments I’ve made in the game?

Some games will be migrating data to an alternative destination site where you can continue to use your unused payments. Other games are offering a grace period in which you can use any available credits before the game is shutdown. Contact the game developer for further information.

What is Google Play game services?

Google Play game services is a cross-platform game service and SDK on Android, iOS, and the web, enabling a rich set of in-game user experiences for cross screen gaming. Games that use game services can bring you many great experiences, including:

  • Achievements: record and celebrate your greatest gaming accomplishments.
  • Social & Public Leaderboards: Google+ powered leaderboards report your in-game scores between friends and across the world.
  • Cloud save: games automatically store your game saves, progress and preferences for Android, iOS, and web.
  • Real-time multi-player: connect up to 4 players simultaneously for cooperative and competitive game play on Android.

To find great titles using Play game services, visit the Google Play Store.