iOS only: Boxcar already did a great job of acting as a great universal push notification app, but now it's even better. The app supports Google Voice and Buzz notifications and offers a new dashboard for choosing how each app notifies you.
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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
Log into Gmail today and, if you haven't disabled it, there's a good chance Google's Buzz social network will prompt you to look over all your privacy settings.
A lot of people were upset over how Google handled their privacy when they launched Buzz, and it looks like Google may pay the price in legal fees. According to SFGate, a class action complaint has been filed against Google alleging that it "broke the law when its controversial Google Buzz service shared personal data without the consent of users". Good thing we've got that handy disable button now.
As promised over the weekend, Google has updated Gmail to include a "Buzz" tab, where you can prevent the public from seeing who you're following and being followed by, remove the Buzz inbox from Gmail, and, as the nuclear option, completely kill your Buzz account and remove it from your Google Profile.
Now that Google's Buzz social network has learned from its mistakes, more users might be keen on actually giving it a go. The Google Operating System blog has a great power user's guide to the finer points of Buzz.
Google claims the option to prevent public contact exposure through Buzz was always there, just not obvious enough. So they've clarified the Buzz setup process, made blocking followers easier and explaining how followers without Buzz/Google profiles are publicly displayed.
Whether you call it a huge privacy flaw or just an annoyance, Google Buzz can put the contacts you automatically follow — a.k.a. those you most frequently email or chat — on a public profile page. Here's how to undo that.
If you just don't have the bandwidth to manage one more set of social notifications automatically hitting your Gmail inbox, you may not be all that excited about this morning's Google Buzz announcement. Luckily banishing Buzz from your inbox is easy.
Google today announced a new service called Google Buzz, which automatically brings social networking to Gmail. Whether or not you're a big on social network sites like Twitter or Facebook, it looks very cool.