Google Authenticator was updated today with the ability to turn on two-step authentication without having to scan a QR code or re-enter your password on the device. You have no more excuses for not using 2-step verification. [Read more…]
It’s remarkably easy to download tweets from Twitter. You of course always have access to your Twitter updates via your own profile page, but once you’ve posted a few dozen it can be a hassle to scroll forever to review or capture them. Thankfully, you can do it very easily without an external application/website, or use of the Twitter API. All that’s required is a specially formatted URL string. [Read more…]
Facebook has launched a Subscribe button that lets you follow the public updates of users. It doesn’t matter if they’re your friends or not. [Read more…]
Vanity URLs (aka personal URLs) are a staple on nearly all social networks. The ability to personalize a URL for your profile makes it easier to share it with others. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and most other social sites offer them. However, if you’re on Google+ your profile is identified by a big string of numbers that follow the plus.google.com URL like this: https://plus.google.com/112915508949553064969. Today we’ll look at nine ways you can get a Google+ vanity URL (and the one you might already have). [Read more…]
Hovering over a user name link in Google+ pops up a mini-profile, and some clever users have figured out a simple way to include Twitter style bio’s into them.
Some clever users have figured out a way to make the information in this box provide more relevant information that might help deciding to make a new connection easier. It’s pretty simple and will provide someone hovering over your mini-profile more detail about you. [Read more…]