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July 8, 2012
7:17 pm

I use iGoogle as my home page and use the calendar, have emails saved under various headings and use have a Blog.  I received a message that iGoogle is going to be shut down in 16 months.


I am not at all computer literate, so I need very simple step by step instructions.  What is going to happen to (1) all the info that I have stored and (2) what do you suggest that I use for a home page now (3) how do I go about transferring info to a new home page?  Also what will happen to all my bookmarks?

Another issue, we travel a lot.  With iGoogle, information that I save in Google on my laptop is also available on my home computer, this is important to me.  My husband uses AOL and what is on his laptop is NOT available on any other computer.

Thank you for your help.

Virginia Confused

July 10, 2012
8:37 am
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I use iGoogle for my main home page, too.  I like the functionality. 

I am not worried and am not looking for a new home page, yet.  I expect Google to revamp their page and probably rename it.  All your content will be available on their new and improved page.  Right now it sounds like an Apple product like iPhone or iPad.

There is nothing wrong with having multiple home pages, either.  I use several browsers, and they each start with a different home page.  MSN for RockMelt, Chrome starts with classic Google, and Internet Explorer starts with iGoogle and MyYahoo.

Your bookmarks need not change.  That is part of the Browser you are using and they are easily saved and transferred or stored on the home page.

We don’t have a show-me video on that process yet, but may put one together.

I will stay on top of the changes and let everyone know what is happening in our e-newsletters.

Helping Travelers to Plan, Preserve, and Share their Travels

July 12, 2012
9:49 am

Jim,  so you don’t think iGoogle will go away in Nov?  iGoogle is my home page and I like it.  Although I have noticed that data it is not always fresh.   So area don’t update often.  I’ll be happy if Google only redesigns and changes the name of the homepage they offer. I’ve been trying http://www.Newvibes.com for a few days.  But it is complicated to setup. 

I’ll look forward to your comments as this evolves.

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