Technology Google+ 'Topics' highlight active users and communities

14:35  28 april  2017
14:35  28 april  2017 Source:   Engadget UK

Google Maps brings your destination history to iOS

  Google Maps brings your destination history to iOS As a competitor to Apple Maps, Google Maps does a pretty great job on iOS. You can get to your timeline pretty easily, both from the cards of places you've been as well as through the Google Maps menu. The place cards will now show you the dates of your previous visits, though this information is only visible to you. You can also get a monthly email from Google Maps, reminding you of all the cool places you've been. Of course, if you only hit the convenience store, fast food joints and the laundromat, this feature might be less than useful. If so, you can toggle it off in preferences.

Next time you check Google+ , you'll see a new block in your stream listing topics you can explore. By exploring the topics listed, you could find new or hidden communities and individuals who share your interest.

Even active duty servicemen will be allowed to compete, though Pentagon rules prevent them from claiming the prize money. They're one way to find new friends on Google+ if everyone you know is on Facebook.

  Google+ 'Topics' highlight active users and communities © Provided by Engadget Google's latest feature for its social network can make your home stream look a little bit less lonely. Next time you check Google+, you'll see a new block in your stream listing topics you can explore. The social network already has hundreds of topics on rotation that you can click through, including Black & White Photography, Art, Science, Toy Models & Crafts. They're all in English, Spanish and Portuguese, though, and it's unclear if they'll ever be available in other languages.

By exploring the topics listed, you could find new or hidden communities and individuals who share your interest. It could also show you relevant collections you might not see otherwise. Google is rolling out the feature within the next day or so -- keep an eye out for it if you're looking for contacts to add, because everyone else you know is on Facebook.

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Google says the fake Google Doc worm that went viral affected fewer than 0.1% of Gmail users .
Luckily, Google says that if you clicked on the Google Doc phishing link, you don't need to do anything else right now to protect yourself. Google said it has disabled the offending worm, and I personally found that Gmail started marking the worm's emails as spam.Here's Google's full statement: “We realize people are concerned about their Google accounts, and we're now able to give a fuller explanation after further investigation. We have taken action to protect users against an email spam campaign impersonating Google Docs, which affected fewer than 0.1% of Gmail users.

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