Category Technology

Google maps wrong location, still not fixed?

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Location updates must be needed all the time for Google maps – so I’m not sure why after reporting this several times using Google’s interface it still hasn’t been fixed? Here’s a Google maps wrong location example:


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I’ll keep reporting it or maybe this post will get their attention 🙂

*Update 3/18/2014*
Made a phone call to Google (1-877-355-5787) and they were able to correct this on their side; the business started showing the correct address results within 48 hours. Very nice Google, and may I suggest some indication to call Google support if you repeatedly can’t get your business address correctly updated on your own.



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Facebook removes photo comments feature on pages, brings them back after adding support

Actions you can do on Facebook

Update:
Faceback once again has brought back user photo comments, as of July. After adding a feature toggle switch for this in admin panel and adding API support, it looks like this feature is here to stay. I think Facebook did the right thing in this case, they reserve the right to experiment and try new things, but also do right by their customers and are reasonable with business requests. Nice work FB 🙂

On Jun 24, 2013 Chris Thompson wrote:
It looks like they’ve changed course as Facebook removes photo comments. You might have seen 5 days ago that Facebook rolled out photo comments to pages. After that story next came notice the feature temporarily disappeared. Now it seems the feature has completely disappeared and will remain gone, at least for a little while.

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Replies coming to all Facebook pages

Actions you can do on Facebook

You might have stumbled across a Facebook page that allows replies directly to user comments. Most pages currently don’t, but there are a few out there that Facebook has been testing, and many more are coming. Some examples are the ESPN Facebook page, the United States of Anonymous page, and the Huffington Post Facebook page.

This week Facebook is prompting page owners if they want to turn this functionality on, so of course I had to try it out for mixedwiki.

Facebook replies are ON

Do you think this is a good user feature, or will conversation threads get side tracked? What about businesses and special interests pages, should they adopt this new feature? Maybe it won’t matter because Facebook is going to turn this on for all pages starting July 10th? I’d be interested to know your thoughts.

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How to add a wireless bridge network connection to your Uverse router for under $30

Wireless Bridge example

If your entertainment system is anything like mine, at least one of your devices can be networked. We have a Samsung LED TV with built in wireless, but we also have an older XBOX, a DirecTV HR34-700 receiver, and our Pioneer 1021K receiver. The last three devices only have ethernet network support by default, and there is no easy way to get a network cable to their location. You could spend upward of $75 just to add wireless support to one of these devices, but ideally it makes sense to plug all these devices into a wireless bridge that connects to your home’s Internet router. We have Uverse and DSL at our house, and I found it difficult to find an inexpensive wireless bridge solution that would play nice with our 2Wire 3600HGV. After digging further, I found a great solution to connect all three devices to my router via a wireless bridge, and it cost me only $20. If you are looking for a similar solution, you found the right article.

An ordinary WLAN router that’s been turned into a super router


My basic router that I turned into a super router

The Cisco Linksys E1000



Where do I start?


There are certainly inexpensive wireless bridges out there like these found on Amazon. But be careful, some of these won’t be compatible with your router, and others require you buy a pair of devices – one that plugs into your router via ethernet cable and the other you plug your devices into. That’s a lot of configuration headache, my approach requires you only buy one device and I can confirm it works with our Uverse 2Wire 3600 router.

The solution: Purchase an inexpensive WLAN (wireless) router that supports DD-WRT...

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