Google is mixing content in play store. You can see review of Apocalypse Now in the screenshot.
Monday, January 23, 2017
Blogger uses Google Photo to store pictures. If you do modify a post using OpenLiveWriter, it uploads brand new copy of the pictures into Google Photo. This may create a mess as each update keeps adding pictures.
A work around is to post pictures to a different website and just embed links onto Blog.
Sunday, January 22, 2017
It becomes extremely hard to find out availablity of fight as well as miles required if you want to redeem your SkyMiles on Delta.
Here is a trick that may help.
In place of trying to search a round-trip, just look for one way trip and try to get a 5 week calendar ; that will allow you to see across several days with options (see ATL-> LAX below).
While this may not look like a great thing to start with: consider an airport that Delta may not be flying to at all or if you are trying to get a peak period ticketing: See ATL—>BOM below where the flights are not availalble for redumption for some days or price shoot up to about 3 times:
My wish is to try and put a blog post every week. I was looking for a tool that can help me do this. I remembered good old Microsoft Live Writer. First link from Google search shows up a refererence to tool built in 2009 (I am sure there is a newer version too).
It was the second link that caught my eye – OpenLiveWriter. Screenshots looked very similar to Microsoft’s version and soon realized that it is based of Microsof’t version.
Good for Microsoft, that it decided to open it up and let community drive it (rather than have the code just die). May be Google can learn from it (I would love to get Picasa back).
Saturday, January 14, 2017
It seems that a new Google Voice is coming https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/on-small-business/wp/2017/01/12/finallya-new-google-voice-is-coming/
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Once SaneBox is configured to connect to your Yahoo account, it goes over various mails (and you can train it to classify mails in specific ways).
For some reason SaneBox classified lot of spam as News and moved it into a folder called as SaneNews upfront. As I had lot of spam in my folder it seems overwhelming at first to go thru. My thought is that once you start using it, it becomes easier as you are only processing new delta emails.
While SaneBox requires a subscription to use, it probably should also build a monetnization based on advertisements. Yahoo seem to be putting in ads in empty SaneBox folders (they are empty to start with). Here is a snapshot of an ad it showed within Yahoo UI.
Sunday, January 08, 2017
Monday, January 02, 2017
Hello.comGoogle had acquired Hello.com along with Picasa. Hello.com was first instant messenger that had "exchanging" pictures as a core functionality (Predated Instagram by a decade). Google chose to kill the product (in place of merging it into Picasa itself http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2008/05/picasas-hello-discontinued.html )
Google could have used Hello.com branding for several of its products as an option:
- Google Talk could have been changed to Hello.
- Google Voice could have been named Hello.
- Google Hangout could have been named Hello.
- Google's first phone offering (Project Fi) could have been called Hello.
- Google could have named its newest IM as Hello in place of Allo.
Friday, December 16, 2016
That brings lot of my friends into Accenture.