Google Accounts

How to connect a Google+ Page with a Blogger blog to extend your blogs branding into Google+

The "Google Plusification" of all of Google is proceeding slowly, and it seems likely that eventually Google+ will be a part of every Google property.  Google Blogger just added a new Google+ integration that's interesting, that gives you an option to associate a Google+ Page with your blog rather than associating it with your personal Google+ Profile.  You'd want to do this to help with better branding of your blog, and to separate your personal Google+ activities from the activities associated with your blog.

Google's new 2-step verification process, and using it with 3rd party applications (like MarsEdit)

Did you turn on 2-step verification recently in your gmail account, and then see MarsEdit stop working, and groan "NOW WHAT"?  That's what I did recently, and fortunately there is a simple way to get 2-step verification to work with applications.  The issue is that most (all?) applications do not know how to do the 2-step verification process and instead fail to log you in.  By "application" I mean a non-browser application, like MarsEdit or Picasa, or I suppose some websites that do authentication against your Google Account might also fail to work.