Save photo attachments from Gmail into Google+ photo album

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One of the good features of Google+ and Android is the ability to automatically upload photos from my phone. Recently I had some photos taken with my phone that I wanted to supplement with some photos my wife took on her iPhone. I created an album with my photos – nice and easy. My wife emailed me her photos individually. I could see these in my Gmail account – but how to easily combine these additional ones with the album I had already set up? A manual way would have been to download these indi…

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Galaxy Nexus Review

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I upgraded my phone to a Samsung Galaxy Nexus about 2 months ago and I’ve been loving it. I previously had a Samsung Galaxy S II which I thought was a brilliant phone, but the Galaxy Nexus just tops it in my opinion.  Highlights Ice Cream Sandwich of course Enough said, it’s beautiful, it’s powerful and has some awesome features such as data usage tracking, panoramic camera  Brilliant screen The 4.65" HD(1280 x 720) Super AMOLED screen is awesome, very vibrant. Pretty similar to the SGS II b…

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Google Maps Navigation (Beta) hits Australia

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Woohoo, finally your shiny Android powered device can be used as a GPS Navigation aid in Australia. As of this morning (17th November 2010), Google have turned on this feature that was previously enabled for the USA and UK. Now when you are using Google Maps and try to get directions, you get a choice of Driving Navigation, Walking Navigation or Directions (same as before). So the downside is you’ll need a constant internet connection. But the upsides are huge! Maps are always up to date It’s fr…

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Using Google Analytics with SharePoint intranet site

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Ever wanted to use Google Analytics on an intranet site, particularly one hosted with SharePoint? Well it’s dead easy – you follow the same instructions that you would for any web site. Just copy and paste the generated JavaScript code into the master page of your site. This will work, but there are some caveats so read on. As long as the user has internet access Google Analytics works by having the user’s browser execute some JavaScript code. Of course this code is hosted on Google’s servers a…

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Updates to the Google Maps Geocoding Web Service

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Google have released a new version of their geocoding web service, details here. Geocoding is the process of translating an address to an approximate location in terms of latitude and longitude (approximate is misleading, it can be very accurate). Reverse geocoding is the process of taking latitude and longitude coordinates and translating that to an address. Updates in the service include: Support for the changes to v3 of the JavaScript API Requests no longer require a Maps API key Google Maps…

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