Getting Comfortable With The Basics

Apple

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– Use a Chromebook with an iPhone

Can you happily use a Chromebook and an iPhone? Yup. – By Kevin C. Tofel aboutchromebooks.com
When I’m out and about with my Pixelbook, I often carry an iPhone X. Sure, I use Android too: I have about a dozen Android phones from the past few years to choose from and I swap my SIM around regularly. But when I have both the Google laptop and Apple’s handset, people often come up to me and ask: “How can you use an iPhone with a Chromebook?”

– How to take pictures of stars With Your Smartphone

How to take pictures of stars With Your Smartphone – By Raul Mercado campinghelper.com
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Heading out into the beautiful outdoors and staring into the endless night sky can make you want to capture that moment forever. With the right planning and online resources, you can actually do just that with only a smartphone. No need for fancy equipment, you just need to become educated in the right techniques and you’ll be capturing the milky way in no time.

Use a Security Key to Protect Sensitive Online Accounts

How to Use a Security Key to Protect Sensitive Online Accounts – By Kirk McElhearn intego.com

Protecting your online accounts has become more important, as so much of our lives takes place on websites, via email, and through messaging. If someone gets access to some of your accounts – especially your email account – they can get access to others, and potentially usurp your identity.


How to Protect Your Online Accounts With a Physical Security Key – By Lance Whitney pcmag.com

A password isn’t enough to fully protect your accounts and logins anymore. Websites and apps offer two-factor authentication and biometric login features, but another way to secure your accounts is through a physical security key.

 

Why You Don’t Need an Expensive Smartphone Anymore

Why You Don’t Need an Expensive Smartphone Anymore – By Andrew Heinzman reviewgeek.com

As flagship devices from Samsung, Apple, Google, and OnePlus get more and more expensive, you might feel forced to keep up with the increased prices. But times have changed, and most phones under $500 offer the performance, battery life, and camera quality that used to be reserved for high-end handsets. In other words, you don’t need an expensive phone anymore.

– Best Android apps of 2020 for your new phone, tablet, or Chromebook

The 30 best Android apps of 2020 for your new phone, tablet, or Chromebook – By Matthew Sholtz androidpolice.com

The year is almost over, and it was one for the record books, that’s for sure. While 2020 may have been a challenging year for many of us, we’ve also seen some fantastic apps released this year.


Other Noteworthy Chromebook Apps: – By Kyle Bradshaw 9to5google.com

Did you recently get your first Chromebook, whether for the holidays or as a self-gift to improve your work-from-home setup? Here are some of the best apps to use on your new Chromebook across the web, Android, and Linux.

How Do I Get Into My Phone if I Forgot My PIN or Password?

How Do I Get Into My Phone if I Forgot My PIN or Password? – By lifehacker.com
People forget things. It happens. While I can’t say I’ve ever forgotten the password or PIN for my phone, I totally get how it’s possible. Maybe you set the phone up and placed it down to process any and all updates it has to go through, or charge up to full capacity, and came back to a locked screen and a vague memory of the super-secure PIN you used to protect it.

– Factory reset your device before selling or recycling it

Wipe and reset your iPhone to factory settings before selling or recycling it – By Jason Cipriani cnet.com

There are a lot of reasons to say goodbye to your old phone. Whether you’re upgrading to the latest shiny new iPhone, trading it in to save some cash, selling it to a random stranger, or repurposing it. Part of saying bye, however, has to include clearing it of all your personal information.


How to Factory Reset an Android Phone or Tablet – by Support.com

A factory reset is a process that erases the data on a tablet or smartphone and restores it to mostly the same condition as when it was first purchased.

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