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Should you buy a new phone now, or wait for the Pixel 7?

Should you buy a new phone now, or wait for the Pixel 7? – By Damien Wilde 9to5Google

The annual Made by Google fall launch is fast approaching, and we’re expecting to see the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro alongside some other surprises. This year, Google is expected to announce and release a refined Pixel 7 lineup that builds up on the solid ground of the Pixel 6 series rebirth last year. With this launch on the horizon, should you buy a Pixel or other smartphone now, or wait until the Pixel 7 is announced next month?

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How to set up a signature in Gmail

How to set up a signature in Gmail and Google Workspace – By Hagop Kavafian Android Police
If you send a lot of emails, you probably know that signing each of them can be time-consuming, especially if you write your full name every time you send out a message. Thankfully, you can automate this process so that Gmail adds a preset signature at the bottom of outgoing messages instead of you having to think of doing it. Another benefit of automating the process is the amount of information you can add, such as your contact information, address, job title, and more, which you’re definitely willing to enter every time you send an email manually.

How to send a confidential message on Gmail

How to send a confidential message on Gmail – By Barbara Krasnoff Cameron Faulkner The Verge

Set your messages to expire and prevent them from being shared
Google uses TLS (what is called standard encryption) to keep your emails relatively safe in transit. (The service does also have the more secure S/MIME encryption, but it’s only available for business and educational institutions.) There are, however, other ways you can keep your personal data a little safer, and one is by using Google’s confidential mode.

Top 5 Chromebook deals of the week

Top 5 Chromebook deals of the week – By Gabriel Brangers

With the ever-growing number of quality ChromeOS devices on the market, Chromebook deals are now commonplace at retailers such as Best Buy, Target, and even Walmart. Sharing Chromebook deals with our readers used to be an occasional thing when one or maybe two devices would see a discount from a manufacturer but the sales were few and far between. Fast forward to 2022 and we now see new Chromebook deals on literally a daily basis. That’s a very good thing.

What Is a Pixel?

What Is a Pixel? – By How-To Geek How-To Geek
In our age of digital media, we often take for granted the humble pixel. But what exactly is a pixel, and how did it come to be such an important part of our lives? We’ll explain.

The 8 best 2FA apps on Android

The 8 best 2FA apps on Android – By Manuel Vonau Android Police
Your online accounts are much safer when you rely on more than only a password, and that’s where two-factor authentication (2FA) apps come in. You can use them to create an extra layer of security for your accounts, requiring you to enter a one-time password (OTP) in addition to your regular credentials when you log in. That prevents hackers from accessing your account with a stolen password only.

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