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Google Maps is a Growing User Review and Business Directory Service

Yelp and Tripadvisor are probably getting a bit worried with Google pushing their map service more and more (or at least they should be). Google Maps already has pretty much, every known business on the planet listed. Try it out, search the name of an establishment with the name of the city it's in. I'm guessing 9 out of 10 times, that place will come up in the results. What you may have started to notice is that users are reviewing these places right through the Google Maps app. I have been using Google's star/save feature for years now. This feature was once limited to only the web browser version of Google Maps, but Google has recently rolled it out to their mobile app platform as well. Awesome!

So whenever you are traveling or hanging around town, you can search for a place you just saw or visited and then star it, to save to your Google Maps account. The cool thing is that your iphone/android Google Maps app is now synced with your Google services account, so it syncs across devices that use Google Maps...basically the data is stored within your Google services account and displays on Google Maps anytime you are logged in. So while I'm on the run, I star something and then when I open up maps.google.com on my laptop, later that day, all my starred locations show up. Read more »



Duck Duck Go Search Engine

Recently, some of the big search engine companies, have started removing certain websites they deem inappropriate from their search results...essentially filtering the web. 

Well, I came across a search engine that prides itself in its' user privacy and unfiltered results. It's called duck duck go and you should give it a try. If you are unable to find what you are looking for using google.com, bing.com or yahoo.com (do people still use that for search?), you may want to give duckduckgo.com a try. You may just like it to the point that you start using it as your primary search engine.  Read more »



Windows 10 - How to Set Google Chrome as your Default Browser

For those of you who have upgraded to Windows 10, you may want to know how to set Google Chrome as your default browser. As Cortana starts to become your go to application, it will no doubt start to open many things up in the default browser. That default browser is Microsoft's new web browser called Microsoft Edge.

Now Microsoft Edge is a pretty cool browser and much improved from the previous versions of Internet Explorer, but if you are like me, you have come to love Google Chrome's slick and simple interface and how Google integrates everything across your various devices with your Google account. So for now, we probably want to stick with using our favorite browser, Chrome.

Setting Chrome is not as easy as it was in previous versions of Windows, so below, I will walk you through the process!



Google Chrome Omnibar & Web Browser Review

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This tutorial goes over how to use Google Chrome's Omnibar. Enjoy!

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How to Sync Multiple Google Calendars with your iPhone calendar

Well hopefully you are using Google's calendar system to manage your everyday tasks, appointments, birthdays, and special days. If not, you really need to get on the bandwagon. Google Calendar is hands down the BEST calendar software out there and it's free. It's everything you need in a calendar system, fast, super efficient at adding/removing and changing dates. Easily add others, setup reminders, recurring events, etc. It even has an appointment section now that you can set windows of time to be able for appointment and then give that link out to people to set appointments with you. Cool right?!?! Read more »



My top 3 search websites: google, twitter, and wolframalpha

We all love google for all the amazing things they have brought to us, and for the most part for no out of pocket expense to us. But there are some other companies entering the search scene. Of course they will not be replacing google, not even close, but they will be offering something unique that google does not. As to whether or not google will just release a sub search page that does the same thing, it's too early to tell.
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