Google Fi for iOS adds in-app visual voicemail w/ transcripts, playback – By Abner Li9to5google.com2 min
Last November, Google’s MVNO dropped the “Project” status and added support for many more phones. Google Fi is available on iPhones, but with limitations that require you to tweak some settings for MMS and no support for voicemail in the native Phone client. An update to the Google Fi app today adds visual voicemail to iOS.
How to Use Google Drive to Maximize Productivity – By Fabio Buckellmaketecheasier.com5 min
Google Drive is one of the most popular cloud-storage services out there. This cloud-storage service gives you 15GB of free storage with the option of buying additional space, as soon as you sign up for a Google account.
A year later, Google WiFi is still the best option for home internet – By Bryan Clarkthenextweb.com4 min
As a tech journalist, I should care more about routers. I know enough not to rely on the hunk of junk offered up by most ISPs, but after buying a good router for a couple hundred bucks years back, I just didn’t see any reason to upgrade.
How to Create, View, and Edit Bookmarks in Google Chrome – By Brady Gavinhowtogeek.com3 min
Bookmarks in Google Chrome save a link to a website you want to return to later, much like when you put a bookmark in a book. Here are several ways you can create, view, and edit your Bookmarks.
Online password overload making your head explode? A cyberfraud expert has the answer – By Rob Carricktheglobeandmail.com3 min
Technology’s most epic fail of the past two decades is arguably that passwords are still being used for internet security.
Passwords were manageable 20 years ago, when we frequented a small number of websites at most and few or none of them involved money. Today, many of us have half our lives online.
Cord Cutting Pro Tip: Avoid The Temptation to Make Cord Cutting About Replacing Cable TV – By Luke Boumacordcuttersnews.com3 min
I am hearing a lot of talk about how cord cutting can cost more than cable TV. If you have been a long time reader you know how the average cord cutter saves between $87 a month and over $100 a month.
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Ting is dropping support for GSM-only phones and T-Mobile, switching to Verizon – By Corbin Davenportandroidpolice
Ting Mobile has been a popular MVNO carrier for years. Much like Google Fi, it's oriented towards people who don't use a lot of cellular data, with the option to mix-and-match tiers for minutes, texts, and data usage. A major strength for Ting has been the ability to use either a GSM or CDMA network, but that will soon go away.
Find your way around Google Maps with these handy tips and tricks – By Simon Hilldigitaltrends.com19 min
One of the early signs that Google might expand beyond search in all sorts of interesting and unexpected directions was the Google Maps release in 2005. Borne out of a series of acquisitions, the Google Maps project has grown over the years to encompass satellite imagery, millions of points of interest, street views, turn-by-turn navigation, traffic conditions, public transportation, and a good deal more.
How Do Internet Speed Tests Work? (and How Accurate Are They?) – By Josh Hendricksonhowtogeek.com5 min
Speed tests are a quick way to see just how fast your internet is. ISPs promise “up to” a certain speed in optimal conditions, but a speed test will confirm how fast—or slow—your connection is.
Instead of Changing Your Passwords, Upgrade Them – By David MurphyEmailTwitterPostslifehacker.com4 min
What makes for a great password? Something long, something randomized with all kinds of characters—numbers, symbols, and letters of all cases—and, ideally, something backed up by a secondary authentication method. In other words, the easier it is for you to remember your password, the easier it is for someone else to crack it (generally speaking).
7 Reasons You Should Be Using a Password Manager – By Dave Parrackmakeuseof.com5 min
You’ve heard about password managers like LastPass and Dashlane, but you’re not sure if you need one. Well, here’s the thing: you need one. If you have more than one account and are security-aware enough to maintain different passwords, you need a password manager.