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“Google Software Update would like to control this computer…” What?

For the first time (that I've seen), some piece of Google's software updater is now asking for permission to control my computer. I couldn't find any other mention of this on the web, so I don't ...
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490 views

Why is Google Chrome having trouble connecting to Google's servers?

When I bring my Macbook to work I often experience really long response times (~60 seconds) when I use google.com / the unified search bar (or whatever it's name is...). When I'm at home or when I use ...
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1answer
81 views

Embedded Google videos do not show in Mac OS X

I am trying to watch older videos (from Google Videos days) in my browser, like: http://www.charlierose.com/view/interview/3377 I'm using Mac OS X. The video "Play" button appears in Safari, Firefox ...
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2answers
479 views

Mac: How to sync specific address book contacts with a business partner?

I have a mac and an iPhone. My friend has a mac and an iPhone. We both use those devices privately and for our shared business. I wonder what's the best and easiest way to sync address book contacts ...
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4answers
778 views

How can I prevent Google Street View from tracking my location?

Since a Google Street View car has passed by my neighborhood, it has associated my wireless router's MAC address to its geographical address. The problem is that my address can be easily obtained by ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

Why does Google keep saying “Invalid URL”?

About once a week I try to visit the site "www.google.com" but a page appears that says: Invalid URL The requested URL "/", is invalid. Reference #9.ac9a1645.1315262080.114e51c8" I'm ...
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3answers
2k views

How do services like Google Latitude geolocate my laptop PERFECTLY with no GPS?

How do services like Google Latitude, through my browser, obviously through my internet connection (Ethernet not Wi-Fi), obtain my location perfectly with only my current public IP address? By asking ...
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0answers
682 views

Mount Google Storage on OS X

Can anyone suggest a way to mount Google Storage on OS X? I have found software Interarchy, which theoretically does allow to do that. But in practice this feature is not yet supported.
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2answers
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Real-Time chat translation on mac using either Skype, Adium or iChat

If you're looking for MSN and / or Windows, just go here. I'm looking for Real-Time chat translation tools for Mac, and preferably using Adium, but it could be for Skype, iChat or maybe another ...