The Best Way to Use Two-Factor Authentication – By Bree Fowler, www.consumerreports.org
In a world plagued by cyber threats, it takes more than a strong password to protect your personal information. According to security experts, you need a second layer of defense for your online accounts, complements of two-factor authentication (2FA).
If you're not texting with Android Messages for Web by now, you're doing it wrong – By Shelby Brown, www.cnet.com
Nothing is more irritating than bouncing back and forth between your computer and phone while trying to work and text someone. For years, Android phone users had no choice but to use other messaging apps if they wanted to chat with friends from their desktops. But if you didn't know, you can use Android Messages on your desktop browser to type, as long as your phone and computer are connected to a network. Googlecalls this Messages for Web.
10 truly helpful Windows 10 tools you might not know about – By Brad Chacos, www.pcworld.com
So you’ve mastered Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts and Snap open windows like a boss. Now what?
Google Corrals Chromebook How-To With Update Website – By Gabriel Brangers, chromeunboxed.com
Finding information on how to use your shiny, new Chromebook just got a little bit easier.
Should you buy a Google Wifi in 2019? – By Rebecca Lee Armstrong, www.androidcentral.com
Best answer: Even though the system came out in 2016, its tech is still relevant and can give your home network a boost. Google Wifi is worth the investment if you're looking to upgrade your home network, or even if you just want to get your network to reach that one dead spot in your house. It's a solid and easy-to-use mesh router that stands out among other home Wifi systems because of its low entry price and streamlined simplicity.
How to organize your Google Photos collection – By Jr Raphael, www.theverge.com
Google Photos makes it possible to store a lifetime of memories, often without paying a single dime. But when you have thousands upon thousands of images, actually appreciating all of them isn’t always easy.
How To Get Free YouTube Music Playback on Google Home Speakers – By Robby Payne, chromeunboxed.com
When you buy a smart speaker or smart display, listening to music is one of the primary uses, right? There are tons of services out there already that offer a bit of playback for free, and to be fair, they already work just fine with the family of Google Assistant speakers.
Google Earth Releases New Feature That Lets Travelers Virtually Tour National Parks Across the U.S. – By Evie Carrick, www.travelandleisure.com
With more national parks than states, most people will never have the time to visit every protected landscape in the U.S. These parks — which range from the geologically stunning Grand Canyon to breathtaking vistas of the Shenandoah Valley — are not usually located near a major airport and take some planning to access.
Why a Chromebook isn't the same thing as a budget laptop – By Matt Elliott, www.cnet.com
If your MacBook or Windows laptop is on its last legs, you may find yourself tempted to replace it with a Chromebook. But whether you're attracted to the lower price or simplicity of use, it's worth making sure it'll meet your needs before you hand over your money.
Android phones transformed into anti-phishing security tokens – By John E Dunn, nakedsecurity.sophos.com
Google just announced a new security feature that allows users of Android 7 and later to use their smartphones to authenticate themselves to their Google accounts.
How to Use Groups in Google Contacts (2019 Labels Tutorial) – By Simpletivity, www.youtube.com VIDEO
Creating labels (also known as groups) in Google Contacts can save you so much time! Not just in Gmail but in many other Google apps where you have access to your contacts. In this video, Scott Friesen shows you everything you need to know about groups in Google Contacts along with his best labels tips.
How to print from a Chromebook – By Jr Raphael, www.theverge.com
While Google’s Chromebooks are all about online services, sometimes you need a good old-fashioned printout to accompany your digital adventures.
Google's Whole-Home WiFi 3-Pack Is Now $59 Off – by Louis Ramirez tomsguide.com
Shopping around for the best mesh WiFi system to eliminate dead zones and buffering? If so, you'll be happy to know that the Google Whole Home Wi-Fi 3-Pack.
I recently installed this system in our house it was easy to set up and works great. Glenn
Google Pay can automatically integrate loyalty cards and passes from Gmail – By Alex Wagner, www.phonedog.com
Google Pay is adding a new trick to its arsenal.
You can now allow Google Pay to integrate things like loyalty cards, movie tickets, airline boarding passes, and more from Gmail. Once enabled, these passes will automatically appear in your Google Pay app.
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