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When your session (cookie) is expired (because you have logged out of your Google account in some other tab), in most cases Google Calendar won't be able to handle such situation. Instead of logging you off automatically, it will keep bloating you with messages like "Cannot delete this item now, please try again within few minutes".

Pressing F5 and logging in again solves the problem. What a lame!

For several hours today, there were many fuckups in Google Wallet.

I can clearly see, that Google is introducing some serious changes to Google Wallet. But, why did they let themselves to run into situation, where current version works so badly?

...continue reading "Today’s Google Wallet serious fuckups"

Google Translate has a nifty feature of auto-detecting language based on source.

You can even automate this feature (call it directly from your browser's address bar or use it in search engines configuration). This makes things much quicker. The only problem is that sometimes Google Translate "translates" from English to... English!

...continue reading "A small Google Translate fuckup"

This problem is mentioned in following sources:

In short: after update to Android 4.1 you have two voices in Google Navigation:

  • clearly sampled, human voice, giving you driving directions,
  • ugly, crapy, TTS (Text-to-Speech) computer voice, trying to read nearly everything.

What is the worst, the second voice does not rely on driving or location data received from Navigation. Instead, it tries to read everything, what it "sees" on screen. So, if you have 350 meteres to turn, you'll hear "turn left in 350 em" (yes, "em", not "meteres", just "em")!

...continue reading "Two voices in Google Navigation"

Year ago or so, I bought a paid Google Storage quota. Google -- of course without asking me, if I'm willing to do so -- set automatic renewal of my Google storage quota. Because I think what I think about automatic credit card operations, first thing I did after was to disable this (cancel renewal). To my extreme surprise this blocked me from manually renewing my subscription next year.

...continue reading "Paid Google Storage manual renewal fuckup"

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