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Google is your portal to everything out there on the World Wide Web...but also your portal to more and more of your personal stuff, from the location of your phone to the location of your delivery. If you're signed into the Google search page, and you use other Google services, here are five search tricks worth knowing.

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Whether you're constantly searching your own name online (you know who you are) or there's a topic you want to follow closely, Google Alerts lets you know when new pages hit the web that match your query — and you can convert these results into an RSS feed (or something else) to make them easier to manage.

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Google's started experimenting with saving pictures from your image searches in Chrome or Safari on mobile devices. The new feature lets you keep a cache of bookmarked images available on your smartphone or tablet, and while it hasn't yet been officially announced, you can try it out now.

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With close to one-and-a-half billion people currently on Facebook, keeping a low profile can be tricky. It's in the site's best interest to make it easy for you to make connections with family, friends, and acquaintances. However, if you want to make it more difficult for people to track you down, there are ways to do it.

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Google likes to keep all of your voice searches on its servers so it can more easily learn to recognise your voice, understand what you might be looking for in the future, and, of course, serve you ads. If you want to review this archive of Google Now searches and clear it out, here's what to do.

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If you've just upgraded to Android Lollipop you might be slightly overwhelmed by all the new features and options at your disposal: The deeper you dig, the more surprises you discover. Here's a tip for finding phone numbers and information for local businesses and venues, using the stock Dialler app rather than Google Maps.

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It may feel like Google's colourful lettering has been with us since the dawn of time, but it's been a long, bumpy road getting there. When it comes to logo design, sometimes you have to face-plant before you can fly. And in Google's case, there's been plenty of face-planting.