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How to tame a somewhat unpredictable home stream
Muting and blocking and notifications, oh my!

How to tame a somewhat unpredictable home stream

Ara Wagoner 41

The Google+ homepage — called the stream — can be somewhat unpredictable at times. That label at the top may say All Circles, but posts from your communities and from complete strangers — in the form of Extended Circles or Hot and Recommended posts — wind up here, too. It can be wild, it can be unruly, or — even worse — boring if you don't have your stream set up right. But with a few...

Google+'s somewhat random photo function can be controlled
Shifting from Automatic to Manual

Google+'s somewhat random photo function can be controlled

Ara Wagoner 20

Auto Awesome photos and videos are somewhat enigmatic to many, due in large part to the usually random way that they're picked and gussied up by Google. There's animated (Motion) Auto Awesomes, there's collage (Mix) Auto Awesomes, and then there are Movie Auto Awesomes. And while they'll show up on any device on their own, only the lucky users on Android can make them on command. Let's...