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Google+ posts from my WordPress blog posted as private

Wow!  And I learn something new every day…

I have been using the publicize feature for a long time now to only find out that my post sent to Goolge+ have been private or limited to those in my circles. Now that was unexpected!

What I have learned was by default, Google+ sets the visibility of your posts to “Only You”.

To change this I needed to do the following:

Enter the account Settings, locate Manage apps & activities in Google+ and change WordPress to be public.

Who knew… I for one did not.

 

I hope you enjoyed this #techshort and thanks for visiting – jermal

Back to School – What is Alphabet?

And wow… Google made an arrangement with Alphabet, Inc. replacing Google as the publicly-traded company and thus changing its operating structure.

Larry Page said in blog post he would become the chief executive of Alphabet Inc, while Senior Vice President Sundar Pichai will be CEO of Google.

“This new structure will allow us to keep tremendous focus on the extraordinary opportunities we have inside of Google,” Larry Page

But, What is Alphabet?

“Alphabet is mostly a collection of companies. The largest of which, of course, is Google. This newer Google is a bit slimmed down, with the companies that are pretty far afield of our main Internet products contained in Alphabet instead. What do we mean by far afield? Good examples are our health efforts: Life Sciences (that works on the glucose-sensing contact lens), and Calico (focused on longevity). Fundamentally, we believe this allows us more management scale, as we can run things independently that aren’t very related. Alphabet is about businesses prospering through strong leaders and independence.

In general, our model is to have a strong CEO who runs each business, with Sergey and me in service to them as needed. We will rigorously handle capital allocation and work to make sure each business is executing well. We’ll also make sure we have a great CEO for each business, and we’ll determine their compensation. In addition, with this new structure we plan to implement segment reporting for our Q4 results, where Google financials will be provided separately than those for the rest of Alphabet businesses as a whole.

 

 

I got my invite to Inbox by Gmail / Google

I’ve waited and thanks for a good friend I got my invite.
I am super exited to give this a test and be on the cutting edge.

You open you email to see the cool invite

Then you install the app and log in and you can feel the magic in your hands.  Email will never be the same again.

Chrome 38 breaks parts of Outlook Web App 2013

It seems that my browser of choice is no longer working with Outlook Web Access for Exchange 2013.

Google has made changes to the latest version of their browser and removed the API ( showModalDialog ) which has serious consequences for managing a major parts of Exchange.

In my test I have noticed management options that I am unable to select also calendar options not available .

So now I wait for the Exchange team to provide a hotfix or update which patches this problem.

Back to IE for me.

Finally I can Watch Netflix in Ubuntu

Hi all,

I just read on the Ubuntu insights that watching Netflix is now a thing for Ubuntu. Recent efforts have finally paid off and Canonical, Ubuntu now supports it when using Google Chrome version 37 and above.

I big thanks goes out to those at Netflix and Ubuntu for making this “official”. I’ve personally waiting a long time for this.