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Happy April Fool’s day!

Posted in E-mail, Humor, Internet with tags , , , , , on April 1, 2016 by Sirusdark

Today is prank day! :D

What did you do? Which prank made you laugh most?

I know one didn’t: Google’s Mic Drop Gmail feature: It could’ve been just a prank feature, but some people at Google thought a good idea to ACTUALLY implement it.

That Mic Drop send button featured did 2 things: it added the famous Minion Mic Drop animated GIF in the e-mail and prevented ALL REPLIES from going in the inbox. People sent important e-mails using this feature; some even reported their regular send button became a Mic Drop reply. Yeah. It backfired big time.

If you’ve been spared and didn’t get to see it in action, check out Google’s official blog : https://goo.gl/ukatBL

https://www.google.ca/images/branding/googlelogo/1x/googlelogo_color_272x92dp.png

Enjoy!

Sirus

References
-https://gmail.googleblog.com/2016/03/introducing-gmail-mic-drop.html
-http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/apr/01/google-disables-april-fools-joke-gmail-mic-drop
-https://goo.gl/

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Christmas Fun with Google!

Posted in Free, Games, Internet, Learning with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 17, 2015 by Sirusdark

I saw the latest Google mini-games (also called doodles) and thought I’d share them because they actually make you learn stuff! Music, countries, coding… Try the Santa Map Quiz… You’ll be surprise how hard it is! (or not!)

If you’re too scared getting caught playing cute-childish games, do it with kids! No one will know! :D

Google Santa Tracker Village

https://santatracker.google.com/#village

Be-tow-vin

This one celebrates Ludwig Van Beethovens 245th birthday and let’s you learn about his musical creation while enjoying a little story!

https://www.google.com/doodles/celebrating-ludwig-van-beethovens-245th-year

Enjoy!

Sirus

How to – Bypass YouTube restriction without logging in Google

Posted in How to, Internet, Privacy, Tweaking with tags , , , , , , , on May 20, 2014 by Sirusdark

I noticed websites had embedded YouTube videos and not a single age restriction/login prompt. After making such an observation, I tried embedding videos in a simple custom HTML page and it worked!

Why

Ever wanted to watch a movie trailer on YouTube only to be asked to login to view it? Then you decide the movie isn’t to your liking, but Google thinks you like this type of movie and start showing weird videos/ads suggestions? I got fed-up with that.

Simpler, faster

Guess what? There’s an easier and simpler way to do it than manually coding an HTML page every time: JSFiddle!

1. Copy the YouTube embeded code from the video’s sharing option

2. Go on JSFiddle and paste-it in the HTML section

3. Run the code.

VoilĂ ! Problem solved. Google won’t ask you to login and won’t associate the viewed video to your account, since you’re not logged in. Right?

Enjoy!

Sirus
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