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Archive for the ‘Google Apps’ Category

Google Play stores: Tides Near Me and Tide Chart FREE (+TidesnearMe1 ; do not install outside the USA.

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/01/29

What worked to get Google Voice on my USA cell phone with a European Google account, didn’t work for the top “Tidal” listings Tides Near Me and Tide Charts FREE (I didn’t bother checking any payed hanitaro app).

Apparently truckloads of developers think it is wise to limit their application to a certain geographic region, excluding all tourists as potential customers.

Fine: I installed “Florida Tide Times” and it works well, especially the built-in map makes it really easy to use.

I wanted this because we were staying at Sanibel Island (Florida) and wanted to do some low-tide shelling (some love shelling) as that’s the best time to find many and inspect both the living creatures, and collect dead shells.

Lesson: make your app available as widely as possible or you will miss customers.

Back to Google Voice

If you have a USA phone number, you can apply for a free Google Voice number that can make free USA phone calls (and a lot more) from either the Google Voice app, or in your internet browser with intuitive shortcut key support, the Chrome plugin or even from GMail using the URL. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Google, Google Apps, GoogleVoice, Nexus 4, Power User | Leave a Comment »

Link dump: URLs I used to setup Google 2-step verification on my account, devices and software I use

Posted by jpluimers on 2012/10/22

It was a lot of pain, and somehow my Android 4 device now doesn’t sync contacts any more.


Posted in Android Devices, Chrome, GMail, Google, Google Apps, GoogleCalendar, GoogleMaps, GoogleSearch, HTC, HTC Sensation, Power User | 1 Comment »

A few updates to: Google Calendar – printing multiple months or weeks to PDF

Posted by jpluimers on 2010/07/15

Thanks to Kilian Croese, I updated the Google Calendar – printing multiple months or weeks to PDF posting with this info:

  • No need to use Fiddler any more for obtaining the base printing URL.
  • Added information for these parameters:
    • pfs (font size)
    • po (page orientation)
    • pbw (black & white)
  • In addition, I improved the documentation on the parameter rand (which is a JavaScript EPOCH value)
  • Finally I dug a bit deeper into the page sources, and added information about these parameters:
    • pjs (PDF Printing Java Script)
    • pda (PDF download)

The original post is now both far easier to use, and much more complete.

Via: Google Calendar – printing multiple months or weeks to PDF « The Wiert Corner – Jeroen Pluimers’ irregular stream of Wiert stuff.

Posted in Font, Google, Google Apps, PDF, Power User | Leave a Comment »

Google Calendar – printing multiple months or weeks to PDF – URL parameter tips and tricks

Posted by jpluimers on 2010/06/28

Recently, I had to print multiple months or weeks from within Google Calendar.
The default UI does not allow that, but it is in fact pretty easy to do.

These are the steps to get PDF versions of a whole year.

Edit 20100714: thanks to Kilian Croese, I could explain a few more parameters, and cut out the steps for Fiddler, so it now works with most browsers on most platforms.
All text that is not relevant any more is marked deleted, so you can still read it if you want to use Fiddler.
It works from Google Chrome and Internet Explorer on Windows (FireFox works if you install FiddlerHook) Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Development, Fiddler, Google, Google Apps, GoogleCalendar, ISO 8601, Power User, Software Development, Web Development | 19 Comments »

Stars on Google Search (references Official Google Blog: Stars make search more personal)

Posted by jpluimers on 2010/03/05

If you use Google Bookmarks or Google Toolbar, then bookmarks satisfying your search result will appear starred in Google Search.


If only Google Chrome Bookmarks could be synced with Google Bookmarks (no, they cannot)….

Ref: Official Google Blog: Stars make search more personal.

Posted in Google, Google Apps, Power User | Leave a Comment »

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