Google+ API now available for developers, public posts only

Google+ API now available for developers, public posts only

Google has finally made public Google+ API’s Google+ available for developers to build apps for the fast-growing social network. Chis Chabot of Developer Relations announced the first stage of API’s, including examples of code necessary to access information and listing which coding languages developers can use to build apps. (Java, GWT, Python, Ruby, PHP, and [...]

5 ways to fix Google Plus Sparks

5 ways to fix Google Plus Sparks

Since Google Plus debuted, Sparks has been the least talked about but potentially-important feature. Considering that Google wants to make people share content on its upstart social network, what better way to do that than to encourage adoption of a well of articles and videos ready to broadcast to your circles? Sadly, Google+ Sparks is [...]

Golden View sets G+ default stream, hides content, and mutes users

Golden View sets G+ default stream, hides content, and mutes users

Google+ is still in beta, so there’s plenty of room for growth and improvement before Google opens up to the public. However, it takes time for Google to make changes based on user feedback and test system-wide updates. Golden View is a Chrome extension that can end the wait time for four often-requested features on [...]

+1 button finally links up with Google+ for instant sharing

+1 button finally links up with Google+ for instant sharing

The +1 button has been around for several weeks, appearing on more than a million websites without much social activity. Google and that website knew that you +1′d, but friends wouldn’t unless they also visited the page. There was never a direct link to Google+ for sharing – well, at least not until now. Google [...]

Google’s “Real Name” saga continues – now banning real names

Google’s “Real Name” saga continues – now banning real names

It looks like Google isn’t ready to give up on that name thing just yet. After battling long and hard to stick to their guns regarding pseudonyms, Google is running into problems with people who want to use their Real Names. A Australian blogger, whose legal name is Stilgherrian, was banned from Google+ for not [...]

Is Facebook blocking Google+ “Share” links?

Is Facebook blocking Google+ “Share” links?

Earlier today, a YouTube video was shared on +Vic Gundotra’s Google Plus profile claiming that the easy-share links that Google recently unveiled were not being posted to Facebook. In the video originally posted by Google employee Randall Safara, a side-by-side image is shown of a user’s Facebook feed and that of a friend. When a [...]

Google+ Games loading up now, won’t annoy users like Facebook Games

Google+ Games loading up now, won’t annoy users like Facebook Games

Google+ Games are launching today. Rolling out in stages to all members of the hot new social network, Games will introduce the ability to play Angry Birds, Bejeweled, Poker, and much more from the comfort of your browser. But before you reach for that “Delete My Google+ button,” settle down and realize that Google+ Games [...]

“Google+ Song” music video shows everyone comes around eventually

“Google+ Song” music video shows everyone comes around eventually

Does the world really need Google+ or yet another social network? That was a common question when Plus debuted, and people have continued to ask that question in the wake of the supposed “Facebook killer” remaining an invitation-only service for so long. However, detractors will eventually fall. Break.com has posted a comedy music video that [...]

Google+ iOS app improves huddles, supports iPod Touch/iPad

Google+ iOS app improves huddles, supports iPod Touch/iPad

The arrival of the Google+ app for iOS took longer than expected, but many were disappointed to discover that it did not work for the iPod Touch or the iPad. A newer version of Google+ is now available in the Appstore, and it remedies the problem by supporting iPhones as well as iPods and iPads. [...]

Google Plus Chrome Extensions not working? Here’s how to fix them

Google Plus Chrome Extensions not working? Here’s how to fix them

Google+ has been more enjoyable to use thanks to a few developers who have created exciting Google+ Chrome Extensions to add features or change user elements. Less exciting was the trend last night that all G+ extensions suddenly stopped working, leading many to wonder if Google was blocking them. No, what actually happened is that [...]