A Simpler Guide to Google+

A Simpler Guide to Google+A Simpler Guide to Google+: An unofficial user guide to setting up and using the Google Plus social network is now availableBuy the Paperback from AmazonBuy the Kindle ebook from AmazonDo you want a better way to organize and manage your social relationship? Do you want to keep in touch from friends and family all over the world in one video call? Are you interested in meeting people across the web with similar interests? Then this guide is for you!

This is an introduction to using Google’s social network, Google+. Packed full of tips and information, this simple guide to Google+ will help you to:

  • Learn why Google+ is the best social network
  • Set-up a new Google+ account
  • Learn about Hangouts, the best and easiest way to meet your friends and family face to face online with video Hangouts. Up to 10 people at a time!
  • Have better privacy than on Facebook or Twitter
  • Post, comment, ‘like’ and share
  • Discover like-minded communities, Google+
    is the best social network for photographers!
  • Understand and use the settings
  • Easily control who can see your stuff
  • And much more…

This is a step-by-step guide that will show you how to navigate the sometimes confusing set
of features in Google+

Buy the Paperback from AmazonBuy the Kindle ebook from AmazonContents of A Simpler Guide to Google+

Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 Opening an Account

Chapter 3 Your Google+ Homepage – an Overview

Chapter 4 Security

Chapter 5 Your Profile

Chapter 6 Hangouts

Chapter 7 Circles

Chapter 8 Being Social: Liking, Commenting and Sharing

Chapter 9 Managing Your Posts

Chapter 10 Notifications

Chapter 11 Searching on Google+

Chapter 12 Settings

Chapter 13 Privacy

Chapter 14 Google+ App on Your Android Phone

Chapter 15 Advanced Features – Google+ Extensions for the Chrome Browser

Chapter 16 Google+ Posting Cheat Sheet

Glossary

Index

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Tired of Facebook, do you want to find an alternative with clear privacy settings? Try Google+!

I get soooo frustrated with Apple products

I have been a user of Apple products for years. I bought, I think it was, a G4 laptop years ago when I was a student studying for my Masters. It was brilliant. I had no problems with it and I loved it. It got a bit old so with a teary farewell I sold it on eBay. The battery lasted FOREVER and in those days I didn’t mind squinting closely at the screen to see what I needed to do. These days I want my technology to bend to me not it. Afterall I pay for my gadgets they don’t pay for me!

Apple iMac

I bought an Apple IMac with a 27″ screen and absolutely loved it when I bought it. I really bought it for the screen and when it works it is amazing. Unfortunately it fails on m e at the most frustrating times.

I was busy putting together my Gmail book, happily creating screenshots and pasting it into my Word doc when, BAM, the screen goes black. WTF?!?!? I scream for Nick, my in-house tech guy also known as The Husband. He remote  desktops into the iMac and he is able to save it. Thank God! This happens whenever I use the computer for more than three hours – which is when I write or make book covers – most of my leisure time!

We have an appointment at the Genius bar – I hope they can’t fix it – it IS still covered by the Care thingy.

Software

I tried using solely the iMac for a while but it drove me crazy and I kept getting headaches. The problem is I have some graphics software only available on the Mac. I cannot upgrade to LION because if I do then I can’t use this software which is the only reason I use the Mac operating system. Today it kept force-closing on me and I couldn’t get it to work. Why oh why can’t I use my iMac without encountering problems!

Reasons why I can’t get an IPhone

I’m clumsy, I’ll admit it. Two days ago I managed to drop my Samsung Galaxy SII FOUR times in the same day. I forgot to put my cover on after a recent software upgrade so it slid out of my pocket and bounced on the ground while I got out of the car. I’m just lucky Nick didn’t drive over it on the way to HIS work! The phone has scratches on the corners but with the Bumper on you can’t see them and it is in full working order.

Why do I say I can’t get an iPhone? Take a look at this Youtube video an you’ll understand why a clumsy person like me can’t use one!

Font Size

I simply can’t see them on the iPhone, I’ve tried but no good. I have discovered BigFont on Android however and my quality of life has improved dramatically.

Conclusion

So you see, I do try to use Apple products but they are so badly designed for my needs. I’m like a moth to a flame. I can’t help buying the things and i suffer the consequences. Still there is always MIcrosoft and Google…

 

A Simpler Guide to Gmail, Second Edition: Getting the most out of Google’s free email is now only available on Kindle

A Simpler Guide to Gmail, Second Edition CoverDue to changes in Gmail by Google in 2013, A Simpler Guide to Gmail is now half price until the new edition is ready for publication.

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This second (2012) edition of A Simpler Guide to Gmail is a fully revised, illustrated,straightforward and no-nonsense approach to a how-to guide for setting up your Gmail account. With twice the information of the first edition there are step-by-step guides to opening the account and sending email, to the more advanced features including Chat and Labs. Also now includes an introduction to Google+!

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The Chapters included are:

Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 Getting Started

Chapter 3 Security

Chapter 4 Sending and Receiving Emails

Chapter 5 Address Book (Google Contacts)

Chapter 6 Sorting Emails – No More Folders

Chapter 7 Searching for Emails

Chapter 8 Changing the Look and Feel

Chapter 9 Google Accounts and your Profile

Chapter 10 Introduction to Google+

Chapter 11 Chat

Chapter 12 Tasks

Chapter 13 Netiquette

Chapter 14 Gmail on your Android Device

Chapter 15 Advance Features – Google Labs

Chapter 16 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)