Google recently decided to club all their privacy policies into a unified version. The reason Google provided was that they wanted to provide a personalized experience by combining all the information across the services they provide.
However, this change has caused a lot of people to become paranoid. In fact, Google has also received warnings from the EU among others. People have been deleting their Google history so that Google does not hold this information any more.
Well, is that enough? Actually not, so the good folks behind "Joy of Tech" have come up with a foolproof way on "How to keep Google from watching your searches".
Do make sure to follow all the steps . And yes, it is Friday and this was another episode of our Friday Fun .
Couple of weeks back, Google introduced the new social networking feature, Google + which can currently be accessed via invite only. Within 24 hours of it’s launch, Google had to shut down the invite feature due to the insane demand of G+ invites. However, it was reported that Google Plus was open to public for a while , but within couple of hours it was closed down again.
Although there are many people who are craving and still trying their luck to sign up or get a Google Plus invitation, several others who are already on Google+ are mocking at Facebook by creating some funny images and sharing them across their Stream.
In this post, we have complied a list of funny and extremely amusing Google+ vs Facebook images. Most of these images were shared by Google Plus fans who think that Google Plus’ elegant design and features is way better than Facebook’s UI and features and its worth moving to Google+ from Facebook.
Please feel free to share any other funny images that I’ve missed to include in the list. You can do so by adding it in the comments section below.
P.S. Please be aware that Google has shut down the invite and sign up feature for Google Plus. There are spammers who are taking advantage of the invite feature by selling invites on eBay and elsewhere. These invites are fake and please do not consider them.
We have explored Google+ to the full extent since a week and you might want to read through our series of articles which will be helpful to you when it comes to using and understanding Google+.
While we have seen advertising between Apple and Blackberry in the past and also between Apple and Microsoft, we have seen a full fledged advertising from either Google or Apple taking potshots at each other.
Thanks to some smart guy, we now have an iPhone vs Android war, guess who wins? Take a look at the image below to find out. By the way, who do you think is the winner between Android and iPhone?
For ever since I have known, we have thought our kids the English Alphabets using objects that pertain to an alphabet. For example, we have learnt the alphabets by using “A for Apple”, “B for Ball”, “C for cat” and so on.
However, technology has changed our generation and we have become so advanced now that we do need to change which object we relate to an alphabet. And my friend Jatin Sapra (http://about.me/jatinsapra) has done something similar.
Here is an alphabet chart which relates the alphabet to technologies that rock the world today. Kudos to Jatin on this, he said that he did it because he was bored. Now the question is whether you would want to teach your child using the below alphabet chart? Hit me with your comments. (picture after the jump)
Have you seen diagrams like these before? For those of you who feel asleep in Math class, they are known as Venn Diagrams.
The internet is often a funny place. It’s not surprising that a few people have taken something as boring as superset logic and made it into a new form of entertainment. Here are 24 Funny Venn Diagrams that were gleaned from the internet by someone I know.
Back in 2004, I ran into a website full of great free stuff. Naturally, I downloaded and tried a lot of it. The site is DavidPye.com, and today I’ll tell you about one of my favorite freebies from David’s site.
The Smiley Vault is a 3mb download containing nearly 1800 smiley gifs of all kinds. These free animated gifs are quite entertaining, although most of them are fairly small by today’s standards. The gifs are completely safe to use. That’s refreshing, since finding free smileys online can be dangerous for your PC’s health. Many links to free smileys and other images will lead you to evil websites that try to infect your computer with spyware and trojans.
The gif package must be installed, but the installer only unpacks the files where you want to place them. It doesn’t make any changes to the Windows registry, but it does create a convenient entry in your Start menu.
To find the smileys you want to use, you can open the Vault from the Start menu, or the index.htm file that comes with the gifs. It gives you a nice interface to view them in, and will work in any web browser. Here’s a screenshot.
That’s not all there is at David’s site. He has much more. If you go there, be sure to check out The Price of Freedom. It’s a diary of his father’s 3 year trial as a Japanese prisoner of war during World War II. The story is awesome, and it’s a reminder of how much we owe to the men who fought, were wounded and died during those times.
Download The Smiley Vault
Techie Buzz Verdict:
This free offer of nearly 1800 free smiley gifs is well worth the download. They can be used anywhere, in your email or in forums and blogs posts. I would have liked these better without an installer, but I won’t complain.
Techie Buzz Rating: 4/5 (Excellent)
Like we promised last week, we are back with another edition of Friday Fun, however this time we will focus on fun brought out by the folks who provide Technical Support to us.
So here goes enjoy your Friday and look forward to a great weekend.
Hey I Have the Mouse in the Right Corner?
I Need Some Time To Figure Out Your Problem
Image Credit: Mytech-support.com
Hey Back It Up
It’s a Matter of Life and Death
Reinvention of the Mouse?
Dogbert’s Tech Support
That’s all for this week, on another note if you enjoy having a laugh, you might like to visit Not Always Right a site dedicated to anecdotes and funny real life customer support incidents, the site never disappoints.
It’s time for another episode of Friday fun, and though we have been doing a lot of twitter posts these days, we thought is better to do a Twitter Humor part deux, last time we did a twitter humor post was when twitter was facing a lot of problems.
This time around it is doing quite well, but anyways humor is humor and it’s Friday, so let us all have fun. And yes, thanks for the tons of emails you sent to us, we will definitely be doing Friday Fun every week without breaks :-), sorry about keeping the fun out for so long.
Hey We Need Communication In The House @twitter
Image Credit: Unemployed Dad
Will Twitter End Terrorism?
Your Quota Of Sins If Forgiven. How Many Times Have You Tweeted?
You Are Not Allowed To Tweet Guilty Verdicts
Yea I Have A History Behind My Blog. It All Unfolds In One Word
Hey We Just Opened Up a 140 Character Newspaper. Thanks @twitter
Twitter Helps Us Do Away With Meeting Notes, Altogether
Yea I Know What You Are Eating For Breakfast
You Are Advised Of Your Rights. Whatever You Tweet Can Be Held Against You
I Robot, I Tweet, Follow Me Or I Disobey
Yes You Can Now Programmatically Write 140 Characters Of Code To Do Brilliant Things
That’s all for this Friday, if you are on twitter don’t forget to follow me @keithdsouza or our friendly update bot @techiebuzzer to get the latest updates from us on twitter.
It’s been long time since we ran a Friday Fun post, but the times have been so tough, that we haven’t found much time for the funny stuff.
However we just came across a really funny image that visualizes, If President Obama Twitteredâ€¦, which he actually does, you can follow @BarackObama on Twitter.
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It has been quite sometime since we last published a Friday Fun episode, but over the time we have been collecting few things on our Techie Notes section which we are publishing for all our readers today, most of the images are simply too funny, so ROFL, it’s Friday after all.
iPhone vs Stone (40000 BC vs 2008 AD)
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