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YouTube Rewind 2015 is here

YouTube Rewind 2015

Have you checked YouTube Rewind yet?

YouTube Rewind 2015 is here

YouTube Rewind 2015 is here

YouTube Rewind is a yearly video compiled by YouTube staff and it consist of the most popular videos of the year. The first video of the YouTube Rewind series was published in December 2010 and since then it gets published every year. The video compilation is lots of fun, check for yourself!

YouTube Rewind videos from 2015 to 2010

YouTube Rewind: Now Watch Me 2015 | #YouTubeRewind

Published on Dec 9, 2015 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KK9bwTlAvgo

YouTube Rewind created by YouTube & Portal A: http://portal-a.com

Credits: http://portal-a.com/rewind2015

YouTube Rewind: Turn Down for 2014

Published on Dec 9, 2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKx2B8WCQuw

YouTube Rewind 2014. Celebrating the moments, memes, and people that made 2014. #YouTubeRewind

Koda, the beloved pup of Rewind’s lead editor, who made her debut as Spider Dog.

YouTube Rewind: What Does 2013 Say? #REWIND2013

Published on Dec 11, 2013 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7jtC8vjXw8

Created by YouTube & Portal A Full credits: http://portal-a.com/rewind

The American Humane Association was present during this production. No animals were harmed in those scenes.

Inspired by Talia Joy: http://youtube.com/taliajoy18

YouTube Rewind: Style 2012

Published on Dec 17, 2012 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCkYw3cRwLo

Directed by Peter Furia

Produced by Peter Furia and Beau Lewis | Director of Photography: Catherine Goldschmidt | Edited by Peter Furia and David Fine | A Seedwell Production | Full credits at http://seedwell.com/rewind

YouTube Rewind: 2011

Uploaded on Dec 20, 2011 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmnkYyHQqNs

See what the world watched on YouTube in 2011

Video Produced by Portal A Interactive http://portal-a.com

YouTube Rewind: Year in Review

Uploaded on Dec 12, 2010 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUzLhHH7gHg

Re-watch the year’s most popular videos and use the interactive timeline to see the moments that defined YouTube in 2010.

More information on Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/YouTube_Rewind

Google Santa Tracker 2015

Google Santa Tracker 2015

Help Santa this Holiday Season with the brand new Google Santa’s Village

Join in the Holiday Fun with all the family and get in the holiday spirit helping Santa and his Elves

Help Santa this Holiday Season

Help Santa this Holiday Season

Google Santa Tracker 2015 is here to help Santa this Holiday

Have you visited Google’s Santa Tracker, yet? Visit the interactive hub for some holiday fun!

Google Santa Tracker 2015

Google Santa Tracker 2015

Visit the activity center and check on the elves as they help prepare Santa for his flight around the world on December 24th. You can join in the fun and help alongside the elves. Test the weather conditions and learn about holiday traditions from around the world. A new experience will appear each morning. You can even brush up on your computer skills with new games. Get into the holiday spirit and learn about charitable organizations.

Have some fun and help Santa and his elves to get ready for December 24th flight!

View official Google Santa Tracker page.

  • Use Google Santa Tracker to follow Santa Claus on Google Maps as he makes his journey around the world.
  • Explore, Learn & play with Santa’s Elves all December long
  • Santa and the elves’ are back for 2015 with a new game, a redesigned village, updates for Android Wear and you can follow Santa’s journey on Android TV! Download the official app for Android devices on Google Play follow the link Go to Google Play and download the app here

Google Maps helps Thanksgiving

Google Maps helps Thanksgiving

Google Maps is helping to make your Thanksgiving less stressful

Check Google Maps for your last minute Thanksgiving needs

Google Maps helps Thanksgiving Tuesday

Google Maps helps Thanksgiving Tuesday

Google Maps helps Thanksgiving!!! The folks at Google Maps used trends from past three years to help make your holiday plans a bit easier. How you ask? Well, Google Maps looked into what people were interested in and searching for most in the past three years during the holiday season and the results can help a bit in the future planning for all of us!

For detailed inside look you can check:

Check the post on the Google Official Blog Get ahead this Thanksgiving with Google Maps

Google Maps helps Thanksgiving Wednesday

Google Maps helps Thanksgiving Wednesday

For a summary and for your comfort, read on:

If you are driving out of town for the holidays, start driving on Tuesday (if possible), you will avoid more traffic prone Wednesday. For the drive back home choose Sunday instead of Saturday, which tends to be more busy.

Holiday Hours are here! Google Maps now has holiday hours for businesses. Be sure to check the business hours when searching for last minute needs, be it pies, ham or liquor! Check the closing time, it is much more convenient than getting there to find out it is closed and then having to search for another one.

Google Maps helps Thanksgiving Thursday

Google Maps helps Thanksgiving Thursday

  1. People searched for buffet restaurants most on Thanksgiving Day, in fact it was numero uno search term on Google Maps for past years. But, in Chicago….we searched for bars, indeed holidays are too much for many to handle plus Wednesday before Thanksgiving is a very big night our here (Chicago)…maybe the searches just used after midnight trend and got those results?
  2. Electronic stores, malls and outlet malls, appliances and Christmas trees are all on the Black Friday shopping list, according to the Google Maps statistics from past few years.
Google Maps helps Thanksgiving Friday

Google Maps helps Thanksgiving Friday

On the other hand, isn’t stress what Holidays are all about?! Whether you will use Google Maps or decide to get lost in a good holiday spirit….all the bests to You and Yours during this Holiday Season!

Google+ Update, Communities & Collections focus

Google+ Update

Google+ Update now focuses more on Communities and Collections

Google+ Update is finally here, after a lot of speculation during this year Google released the update for Google+ pages and now will focus more on Communities, where you can join a discussion on a topic of interest (be it zombies or wine, etc.) and Collections, where you can find information and learn about the topic of your interest.

Google+ Update Nov 2015 Dragon Final Animation

Google+ Update Nov 2015 Project Dragon Final Animation

On November 17, 2015 Eddie Kessler, Director of Streams commented Google’s Official Blog

Introducing the new Google+

There were two features they kept coming back to: Communities, which now average 1.2 million new joins per day, and Collections, which launched just five months ago and is growing even faster. Whether it’s the Nonfiction Addiction Community, where people can be found discussing the best in Crime or Travel storytelling, or the Watch Project Collection, where more than 40,000 people are following an antique watch hobbyist, these are the places on Google+ where people around the world are spending their time discovering and sharing things they love. And so we’ve reimagined Google+ to help them do that. Today, we’re starting to introduce a fully redesigned Google+ that puts Communities and Collections front and center. Now focused around interests, the new Google+ is much simpler. And it’s more mobile-friendly—we’ve rebuilt it across web, Android and iOS so that you’ll have a fast and consistent experience whether you are on a big screen or small one. You’ll need to opt-in to this new version of Google+ on the web to see the changes—check out our Google+ post for more on how to give it a try.

Of course, Communities and Collections is not where the update stops, the new Google+ makes it easier to post, search, connect, and keep up with great content in a fully redesigned home stream. They also made sure the content loads fast and works without a hitch on all devices, big and small.

Go ahead and give Google+ a try today, share your opinion of what you think. Google is always improving so for sure this is just one of the many updates to come, which we always welcome.

To preview the new Google+ sign in and click ‘Let’s go’ once you see it. Enjoy the experience!

Windows 10 Update

Windows 10 LOGO

Windows 10 Update

Have you upgraded to Windows 10 yet? If not, it is really worth doing! Windows 10 is great and user friendly. Windows 8 was not for everyone and many people who used previous version of Windows hated it, I was one of them. Now windows 10 is GREAT. Whether you already have the update or are waiting in line to get it you will find it to be awesome especially if you know some tricks.

Windows 10 Review

Start Button

Make Start Button Your Own!, Start button is back just like in Windows 7, which was the major drawback for Windows 8, well at least for me. Not only it is back, you can make it your own, customize to what you need to be there and what you use most and make it work for you. You can add or remove files, folders, programs. Just select ‘pin to start’ by right clicking an icon. And there it is on Start menu, then you can move it by dragging it where you want it to be, you can also put icons in the desired categories.

Windows 10 Start Button

Windows 10 Start Button

Updates managing

No longer are the days of choosing the updates you would like to install. Now, you will get them all and automatically and so more efficiently. If you want you still can control the updates you get in the Settings screen. To get there click Start and choose “Settings” and from there “Update & Security” and then “Windows Update”.

Windows 10 Updates Management

Windows 10 Updates Management

Do you like using Control Panel? It is still around and now easier to access. Just right-click the Start button and select “Control Panel”

Search

Search through Windows programs, folders and files is now smarter? Windows 10 has Cortana, which is Microsoft’s solution to Siri and Google Now, your personal assistant, voice activated or you can type. Cortana is very smart too, once you start using her services she will learn your behavior and over time she accesses information faster and faster. Of course, you can just opt to deactivate Cortana, if you would like, just click ‘Not Interested’ the first time she appears. Or you can try her and choose to change the settings later, just ask her how to do it.

Windows 10 Search & Cortana

Windows 10 Search & Cortana

Task View and Multiple Desktops

In addition to pressing ALT & TAB to multitask and see the current running programs you can just click the Task View button on the taskbar, it is at the bottom right next to the Search icon, the three little boxes icon. In addition while in the Task View you can click the + button to add additional desktops, you can have a desktop for personal use, the office, family, kids, etc. Each desktop is like a separate computer to help you stay on task and organized. To switch between the desktops just go to Task View and click the one you want to use. Pretty cool!

Task View and Multiple Desktops

Task View and Multiple Desktops

All in all Windows 10 is pretty cool, sure it is a bit different and takes a bit of getting used to, however, it is a really nice platform and we like it! Enjoy!

Windows 10 LOGO

Microsoft Windows 10

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