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Google Photos Backup creates large Pictures/GPBackup folder

I installed Google Photos Backups on OSX (Mavericks). It created a /Users/rob/Pictures/GPBackup folder that is 10 gig in size, and it looks like it has copies of all my photos and movies. I don't ...
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Google Play Books app storage location for purchased books on iPad

I have purchased a book via the Google Play store but unfortunately they will not provide an ePub or pdf for offline reading for my reader of choice, the only option being to use the Play Books app on ...
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How does a Google iOS app save and restore active accounts across app deletion?

On an iOS 8 device, I installed Google Hangouts and upon first launch, it pre-populated an account that was previously associated with a different, and long ago deleted, Google app. Since I had just ...
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How can I access an app hosted on an OSX machine via a local network, that requires Google login?

I want to be able to access an app via a local network using my mobile device, for development and testing purposes. The app is hosted on my laptop running OSX Yosemite (10.10.3) I can access public ...
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Google account cannot activate mail

I am trying to set up a Google Apps account on Yosemite. I can log into the account, up until where I select which services to active. It will only activate Contacts and Messages. Mail, Calendar, and ...
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Alternatives to Google Earth that can consume KMZ

I'm trying to eliminate Google software from my OS X experience. I would like to eliminate Google Earth. Are there OS X tools that can consume or work with KMZ files? Are there good online tools that ...
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google photos backup app

Will Google Photos Backup avoid creating duplicates if I use the app to upload from two separate computers with overlapping photo collections in Mac Os Photos?
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Does Google Photos Backup keep album structure?

Will the Google Photos Backup for OS X also back up the album structure from Photos.app? That is, will albums be available as collections on Google Photos after uploading?
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Using iCloud Photo Library and Google Photos Simultaneously

Does anybody have experience with this? Any best practice suggestsions? In my own research, I've learned the following: Desktop Uploader for Mac Seems oblivious to iCloud Photo Library. It offers ...
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Google Inbox Does Not Display My Contact Photo

When I send e-mails through my regular Gmail address, my contact photo appears. When I send e-mails through a third-party domain associated with my e-mail inbox, my contact photo does not appear. I ...
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Google + won't let me see my photos, they ask me to upgrade safari

Google + won't let me see my photos, they ask me to upgrade safari. My Safari update is ok I have MacPro Book OS x 10.6.8
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Can google inbox on iPhone NOT show contact pictures

I am using the google inbox app for iPhone. Is it possible to set it up, so that it does not show pictures of people who is writing to me? I need to recieve work relevant emails from persons whos ...
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Google Calendar Won't Sync On iPhone 6

I got a new iPhone 6, and am trying to add my Google calendar to the calendar app, I want to use the default calendar, not the Google calendar app. I go to calendar, and I select to add a Google ...
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iOS “Add to Home Screen” - Delete Data

I believe this is the best forum to ask this question. This issue is with iOS Safari's "Add to Home Screen", and is particularly specific to Google Keep. I added "Google Keep" to Home Screen through ...
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How to read Google Play Magazines on iPad iOS 8?

I'm a long time Android user and have several magazine subscriptions on Google Play Newsstand. I have a new iPad and installed the Google Play Newsstand App, expecting to be able to read my ...
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Issues with Google's apps on iOS over Cellular

I recently got an iPhone 6 (iOS 8.3, Verizon), and I've been having recurring issues with Google's apps not being able to access the network when on LTE or 3G (Gmail, Google, Inbox, Play Music, etc). ...
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Highlight first Google result in Safari

In Safari 8, after doing a Google search from the navbar, the focus stays on the navbar instead of focusing on the content like any other webpage. This prevents the use of Google or DuckDuckGo ...
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How to spoof Firewire MAC address or hide Firewire and Ethernet - Need to add more than 2 Google Play Music accounts to machine

Google Play Music Manager app (GPMM) doesn't allow connecting to more than 2 accounts from the same machine. Apparently they limit it based on the MAC address of your network adapter. I tried to ...
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Google chrome extension between Mac and PC

I'm using Google Chrome both on my macbookpro and my pc. On my PC which running IDM extension on Google Chrome. But on my Mac i really don't need that. So my question is: how can i use google chrome ...
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Sync iOS reminder with Google Tasks

Is there any way to synchronize iOS reminders with Google tasks?
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Iphone 6 - Google calendar app issues

I can't enter events on the google calendar app. The + sign does not work. Double tapping on empty time on calendar does't work either. What do i need to do?
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How do eject a SD card that is being used by Firefox?

I have had several occurrences where I dragged photos from my mounted SD card to upload to my google plus account but then after the photos were successfully update, my SD card was unable to be ...
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Google Hangouts client/app which supports group chats

On OS X Yosemite, I'm using Messages.app to chat with my contacts. But I can not participate or read group chats from Hangouts within Messages.app, for that I have to use the Gmail/G+ page. So, ...
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Any way to auto download or sync all Google+ photos to my Mac?

Is there any way to automatically download or sync all photos backed up from my phone to Google+ to my Mac? I know there is an upload tool, but I want the reverse. Can they be viewed from Picasa ...
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How to get rid of annoying Non-secure Jabber Login popup?

My Messages app out-of-blue started to complain that my GTalk credentials are being sent in non-secured manner. Your name and password will be sent in a way that is not secure. Do you still ...
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Alternative to Personal Blocklist for Safari

I’d want to filter a bunch of spammy sites from the search results on Google, just like the Personal Blocklist extension does on Chrome, is there an alternative to Google’s Personal Blocklist ...
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How to make the Google search app open Youtube links on the Youtube app?

On iPhone (iOS 8.1.3) If I run a search on the Google search app (the one with the Google Now integration) for something like a song, some of the results would be, of course, Youtube videos. If I ...
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Cast to multiple Chromecasts from the same computer

Is it possible to cast either the same tab or different tabs from one mac to multiple Chromecasts on the same network? It seems like when you open another tab and try and cast that to a different ...
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Google Earth crashing when opening

Is there a definitive way to stop Google Earth from crashing when it loads? I'm on OS X 10.9.2 using Google Earth 7.1.2.2041 I've tried reinstalling, I've looked on various forums about removing ...
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How to set custom DNS settings?

I'm trying to set my Macbook Pro to use Google's public DNS, but when I go to the DNS settings (System Preferences > Network > DNS) it will enter the new IP address but then immediately reverts it to ...
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Inbox by Gmail - making a small application

Now, I know some of us hate Google, but they have come up with a really good service at Inbox. I find it very easy to manage email that way and have been using it on my Windows PC as a chrome ...
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How to navigate google search results in Safari 8 with keyboard?

A while ago I remember being able to navigate through search results using J and K. Is there anyway to do that in Safari 8? I've tried changing tab behaviour in Safari prefs to tab through every ...
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How to get google search app for ipad not to delete recent tabs

Google search deletes recent tabs after 2 days, I was wondering if there was a setting that could change that to never deleting recent tabs.
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How can I get google or other search engines to stop hijacking localhost urls with searches in Safari?

So I do quite a bit of PHP development on my MAMP localhost, which is all fine and good. However, frequently when I type in a localhost url (testsite.local or similar), safari will hijack my page load ...
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Clicking on Google Chrome in the dock brings up Google Keep instead

If I have both Google Keep and Google Chrome open, clicking Chrome brings up Keep. If Keep is closed, clicking Chrome brings up Chrome, as expected. If Keep is already up, clicking Chrome brings up ...
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Why is my Safari unable to open links from Google under VPN?

Safari 8.0.2, OS X 10.10.1--Problem occurring in Mac Pro 2009 and MBP ret 2012. Once I log into my employer's VPN, Safari has a quite unique problem: if I go to Google, do a search and click on any ...
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Google Calendar will not WorK or sync with Calendar.app after Yosemite or IOS 8.1.2

Just in last 3 weeks:- Have new computer 3 weeks ago, Yosemite. Had trouble with ical. Would open and load. After perhaps an update, realised the CPU was working hard, fan working hard, activity ...
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Is it normal for iPhone to take longer than 8 hours to erase contents and settings?

I've been waiting 8 hours now for my iPhone 5C to erase content and settings and still not finished. How long is it normal to take to reset an iPhone to factory settings?
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Google Drive doesn't appear on my Finder

I can see Dropbox but I can't find Google Drive on my Finder. If I want to sync a file to GDrive, I have to open the folder GDrive by click on the symbol of Gdrive. It's very inconvenient. I'm ...
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How to clear calendar cache?

I'm trying to clear the cache of my calendar, since I'm having trouble with calendar notifications after connecting to a Google Calendar. One of the recommended solutions is to clear the Calendar ...
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Is it possible to switch Spotlight in OS X to using Google?

Spotlight (in Yosemite) has the ability to search the web. However, this only works with Bing. Is it possible to switch it to using Google?
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Yosemite cannot connect with Google, but with Bing

I updated my MacBook 13″ mid-2012 from Mavericks to Yosemite and everything was perfect, until I recognized that I couldn't check my YouTube feed. I tried again and again, but it didn't work. I ...
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Google Chrome empty Finder window

Today without (yet) no evident change in my working Mac running Mountain Lion (10.8.5) I saw at least 10 times an empty window pop up on top of my working environnment.. At each of these events, I ...
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Looking at Earlier Browsing History on iPhone4s

I need to find a page I looked at maybe four months ago. It was really hard to find with the information on only that ONE website. I am doing a project on it now, but cannot find the correct ...
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Google chrome disable autoupdate

How to disable autoupdate on Mac OS X without removing any files or changing permissions?
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iPhone 5s GPS location outside of cell range?

Can an iPhone 5S find my location in the wilderness via GPS when out of cell range and indicate that on Google Earth maps? If so, how do I do so?
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Google Cached URLs from gmodules.com downloading as a file in Safari

When I click on a link such as follows in Safari (and Chrome and Firefox) on my Mac... ...
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How to get rid of the way Google looks in Safari with the top and left toolbars

All of a sudden, when I do Google searches in Safari 5.1.10, it now has a black toolbar at the top, options in a left handed column, and if I choose to look at the "images" tab there are only images ...
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How can I start a Hangouts phone call with Applescript/Terminal?

I want to initiate a Google Hangouts phone call with Applescript. Hangouts has an AS dictionary, but with only the default suites. I want to emulate opening the Hangouts popup, typing in a phone ...
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Installed Firefox Beta and now Bing is default search engine in location bar

I updated from Firefox 31 to Firefox Beta (32) and when I now do a search in the location bar (the big one to the left) I get results from Bing. How do I change this back to Google?