Plus http://www.stuff.tv/google/plus/news en-GB Google Plus Hangouts On Air feature goes public http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-plus-hangouts-air-feature-goes-public/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Get in on the live broadcast action and let fellow Google Plussers and YouTubers see you in all your digital glory </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/google-plus-hangouts-on-air_0.jpg?1368451717" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Google has announced that its Hangouts On Air feature is now live, allowing users to broadcast themselves to other Google Plus and YouTube users live across the web – simply check the 'Enable Hangouts On Air' box to stream yourself across the globe in real-time.</p><p>Features include being able to see how many people are watching your live stream, as well as the ability to upload a recording to YouTube, enabling your wit and charisma to be discussed and scrutinized by the insightful online masses.</p><fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/web/news-nugget/google-plus-hangouts-on-air-feature-goes-public </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-plus-hangouts-air-feature-goes-public/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-plus-hangouts-air-feature-goes-public/news#comments Google Plus Tue, 08 May 2012 16:59:57 +0000 Esat Dedezade 421067 at http://www.stuff.tv Google+ gets redesign focusing on navigation http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-gets-redesign-focusing-navigation/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 130 million users and it’s not finished yet, according to Google. Google+ is bringing a new look to your social screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Google%252B-redesign_0.jpg?1364396325" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_735.jpg?1364396325" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Google+, still in its relative infancy, has just been redesigned with the aim of bringing its 130 million users a more customisable social experience with easier navigation.</p> <p>Navigation now uses a list of applications down the left bar – called a Navigation Ribbon. These apps can be dragged in the order you need (take note, Google toobar), hidden, or hovered over for quick options. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/web/news-nugget/google-gets-redesign-focusing-on-navigation </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-gets-redesign-focusing-navigation/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-gets-redesign-focusing-navigation/news#comments Google Plus Thu, 12 Apr 2012 09:55:29 +0000 Luke Edwards 420749 at http://www.stuff.tv Google Plus goes public http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-plus-goes-public/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Miss out on an invite? You&#039;ve been waiting outside long enough, come on in </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="266" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/google-plus-public_0.jpg?1364401297" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_2542.jpg?1364401297" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Google rolled out 99 new features on its fledgling social network before hitting on the one we've been waiting for. At number 100 we finally have +Everyone which means that anyone can sign up for <a href="google.com/+" target="_blank">Google Plus</a> without begging for an invitation.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/web/news-nugget/google-plus-goes-public </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-plus-goes-public/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-plus-goes-public/news#comments Google Plus Wed, 21 Sep 2011 10:49:07 +0000 Sophie Charara 417953 at http://www.stuff.tv Google+ games goes live http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-games-goes-live/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ... and Facebook counterstrikes with The Game Ticker </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="308" height="217" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/google-plus-gmaes-logo_0_0.png?1364401568" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="287" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/google-plus-games_0_0.jpg?1364401568" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="301" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/facebook-games_0.jpg?1364401568" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_2899.jpg?1364401568" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Give us a week and our Sudoko "game accomplishments" will be through the roof. How will you know? Everyone in our Google+ Circles will hear about it. Sixteen games burst onto the accounts of some Google+ members yesterday with the <a href="http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/08/games-in-google-fun-that-fits-your.html">Google blog</a> confirming that the feature will be rolled out over the coming weeks.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/web/news-nugget/google-games-goes-live </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-games-goes-live/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-games-goes-live/news#comments Google Plus Fri, 12 Aug 2011 10:07:56 +0000 Sophie Charara 417400 at http://www.stuff.tv Next Big Thing – social networking customer services http://www.stuff.tv/google/next-big-thing-%E2%80%93-social-networking-customer-services/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dell has suggested using Google Plus Hangouts for customer services. What video will they use for on-hold? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="477" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/google-plus-hangout_0.jpg?1364401655" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="332" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/girl-headset_0.jpg?1364401655" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_3086.jpg?1364401655" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>What do social networking and customer service have in common?</strong></p> <p>It’s a pretty natural step; lots of companies already use Twitter to help customers without the pain of waiting for call centers on the other side of the world. Dell has suggested using <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/web/hands-on/google-plus-review">Google Plus Hangouts</a> for a new type of video-based customer service.</p> <p><strong>I don’t want to talk to a call center, let alone see it</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/web/next-big-thing/next-big-thing-%E2%80%93-social-networking-customer-services </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google/next-big-thing-%E2%80%93-social-networking-customer-services/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/google/next-big-thing-%E2%80%93-social-networking-customer-services/news#comments Google Plus Sat, 23 Jul 2011 08:13:05 +0000 Luke Edwards 417168 at http://www.stuff.tv Google Plus approaches 20m users http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-plus-approaches-20m-users/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes, it’s the popular kid in social, ahem, circles – but does that make it better than its peers? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="242" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Google-Plus-banner_1.png?1364401655" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="297" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/google%252B_3.png?1364401655" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_3093.jpg?1364401655" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/web/hands-on/google-plus-review">Google Plus</a> has been out for just three weeks and is expected to hit 20m users in the next few days. Not bad considering it was at 10m when we wrote <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/web/news-nugget/google-plus-hits-10m-users">this story last week</a> – that’s a growth rate of 750,000 new users per day (almost as popular as <a href="http://twitter.com/stufftv" target="_blank">our Twitter account</a>).</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/web/news-nugget/google-plus-approaches-20m-users </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-plus-approaches-20m-users/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-plus-approaches-20m-users/news#comments Google Plus Thu, 21 Jul 2011 10:01:10 +0000 Luke Edwards 417160 at http://www.stuff.tv Google Plus app for iPhone is go http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-plus-app-iphone-go/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s been sitting in Apple’s approval lab for a while, but there is now an app for Google’s new social network </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="367" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/google-plus-app_0.jpg?1364401676" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_3113.jpg?1364401676" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If ever there’s a film called The Social Network 2, it’ll probably be about Google Plus. And in one chilling scene, Eric Schmidt and his boardroom cronies will sit in tense silence, waiting to hear if their new social network’s app has been approved by Apple’s officious App Store veto crew. You can remember today as that day in reality. At this point in the film the actors will probably jump around hugging each other, but we recommend <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/google/id447119634?ls=1&amp;mt=8" target="_blank">you head quietly over to the App Store</a> and get your Circle on.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/apps-and-games/news-nugget/google-plus-app-for-iphone-is-go </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-plus-app-iphone-go/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-plus-app-iphone-go/news#comments Google Plus Tue, 19 Jul 2011 16:47:27 +0000 Paddy Smith 417127 at http://www.stuff.tv How to import Facebook friends to Google Plus http://www.stuff.tv/google/how-import-facebook-friends-google-plus/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Are you a privileged member of Google Plus? Get your Facebook contacts in and you need never go back </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="747" height="545" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/google-plus_0_0.png?1364401676" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="247" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/google-plus-facebook_0.jpg?1364401676" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="214" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Stage2_0.jpg?1364401676" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="211" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Stage1_0.jpg?1364401676" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="195" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Stage3_0.jpg?1364401676" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="195" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Stage4_0.jpg?1364401676" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_3142.jpg?1364401676" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>So you’ve bagged yourself a <a href="//www.stuff.tv/news/web/hands-on/google-plus-review">Google Plus</a> account but you’re feeling lonely on there and want to import your Facebook friends. It’s not a simple process so listen carefully. Before you read on, note this only works if you have a Yahoo account or Chrome Facebook Friend Exporter. You can create either of those simply enough. We're sure you can work out how.</p> <p>1. Sign up to and then sign into your Yahoo account, click ‘Contacts’ then ‘Import contacts’ from the Facebook logo.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/web/how-to/how-to-import-facebook-friends-to-google-plus </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google/how-import-facebook-friends-google-plus/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/google/how-import-facebook-friends-google-plus/news#comments Google Plus Fri, 15 Jul 2011 16:01:39 +0000 Luke Edwards 417087 at http://www.stuff.tv Google Plus hits 10m users http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-plus-hits-10m-users/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Only two weeks old today and already social networking&#039;s new boy is becoming popular. Facebook’s 750m better watch out </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="270" height="270" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/google-plus-logo_0.jpg?1364401696" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="200" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/google-plus-icons.jpg?1364401696" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_3193.jpg?1364401696" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Got your Google Plus invite yet? When your constant screen stare pays off with an invite you’ll be joining an elite group that is becoming less exclusive by the minute (though admittedly more useful). On Sunday there were 7.5 million users, but that figure has now boomed to 10m and is expected to reach 20m by next week. Numbers aside, you can find out all your need to know from our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/web/need-to-know/google-plus-guide-%E2%80%93-things-you-didnt-know">Google Plus guide</a> or <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/web/hands-on/google-plus-review">review.</a></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/web/news-nugget/google-plus-hits-10m-users </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-plus-hits-10m-users/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-plus-hits-10m-users/news#comments Google Plus Tue, 12 Jul 2011 09:59:18 +0000 Luke Edwards 416978 at http://www.stuff.tv Google Plus guide – things you didn't know http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-plus-guide-%E2%80%93-things-you-didnt-know/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Are you a member of the Google Plus elite? Bet you didn&#039;t know you could do this... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="434" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/google_plus_0.png?1364401761" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_3233.jpg?1364401761" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>UPDATE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/web/hands-on/google-plus-review">read our Google Plus review</a></p> <p>Google Plus is like some kind of <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/web/need-to-know/need-to-know-%E2%80%93-google-social-network-project">exclusive club</a> everyone wants to get in to, but just can't get on that elusive guest list. If you're one of the lucky few with access, we've got a few fun factoids about the latest cool kid on the social networking block... </p> <p><strong>NFC gets social </strong></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/web/need-to-know/google-plus-guide-%E2%80%93-things-you-didnt-know </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-plus-guide-%E2%80%93-things-you-didnt-know/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-plus-guide-%E2%80%93-things-you-didnt-know/news#comments Google Plus Fri, 08 Jul 2011 10:34:38 +0000 Lucy Hedges 416928 at http://www.stuff.tv Can Google Plus topple Facebook? http://www.stuff.tv/google/can-google-plus-topple-facebook/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Social networking is the one area Google can’t seem to unlock. But with Google Plus, it might just have found the key </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="747" height="545" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/google-plus_0.png?1364401789" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="297" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/google%252B.png?1364401789" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_3249.jpg?1364401789" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/web/hands-on/google-plus-review">Read our Google Plus review</a></p> <p>A week ago, Google launched its latest attempt to break into social networking, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/web/need-to-know/need-to-know-%E2%80%93-google-social-network-project">Google Plus</a>. The internet giant has successfully moved into email (Gmail), picture sharing (Picasa), blogs (Blogger), and video (YouTube) and its search and mapping remain ubiquitous. Surely, with Google Plus, it can finally get its social networking party started?</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/web/imho/can-google-plus-topple-facebook </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google/can-google-plus-topple-facebook/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/google/can-google-plus-topple-facebook/news#comments Google Plus Wed, 06 Jul 2011 09:33:42 +0000 Paddy Smith 416901 at http://www.stuff.tv