Google Lens now opens as a side panel in desktop Chrome – By Abner Li 9to5Google
Google is updating Lens in desktop Chrome so that it doesn’t open as a new tab and keeps you on the same page via a new side panel.
What’s New in Chrome 102, Arriving Today – By How-To Geek How-To Geek
Right on schedule, a new Chrome release is ready to greet the world. Chrome 102 includes more enhancements for web apps, new keyboard shortcuts for tabs, and useful information about new online stores. It arrives on May 24, 2022.
How to Enable the New Chrome OS Launcher on Your Chromebook – By Arjun Sha beebom.com
In March 2022, Chrome OS hit its 100th update, and to celebrate the occasion, Google introduced a slew of new features to Chromebooks. Among them, the new Chrome OS launcher made headlines because of its cleaner and fast UI. Having said that, numerous users who have updated to Chrome OS 100 (or later builds in May) have not got the Chrome OS launcher update by default. It seems as though Google is still testing the new left-aligned productivity launcher, so it’s still hidden behind a Chrome flag. Hence, if you want to learn how to enable the new Chrome OS launcher on your Chromebook, follow our straightforward guide below.
The Origins of Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V, Ctrl+X, and Ctrl+Z Explained – By How-To Geek How-To Geek
We use them dozens of times a day: The Ctrl+Z, Ctrl+X, Ctrl+C, and Ctrl+V shortcuts that trigger Undo, Cut, Copy, and Paste. But where did they come from, and why does Windows use those particular keys for those functions? We’ll explain.
How to Make Your Facebook Account More Private – By How-To Geek How-To Geek
Facebook has a shaky reputation when it comes to privacy, but it’s a useful tool for keeping in touch with friends and family. If you’re going to use the social network, there are a few things you can do to lock things down as much as possible.
Google Wallet: How it works, which countries, and everything you need to know – By Michael L Hicks Android Central
The original Google Wallet launched in 2011 as a Nexus phone exclusive, allowing contactless credit card payments at specific locations. But a lack of NFC-enabled phones, not enough retail partnerships, and little consumer interest ensured the initiative never really took off despite Google’s best efforts.
PayPal offering $10 reward for your first purchase on Google Play – By Kyle Bradshaw 9to5Google
In a bit of cross-promotion, PayPal is offering a $10 reward for making a purchase on Google Play through their payment service.
Revitalize an Elderly Mac with Google’s Chrome OS Flex – By Julio Ojeda-Zapata tidbits.com
When my brother was killed in 2017, I inherited his Apple setup that included a late 2012 Mac mini. Initially inclined to donate the computer, I decided to keep it as a reminder of the Apple-obsessed Frankie. I couldn’t find a compelling use for his increasingly sluggish Mac, however, so I set it aside.
How to check which version of Chrome OS you’re running – By Barbara Krasnoff The Verge
I once picked up a Chromebook that hadn’t been used for a while in order to try out what was then a relatively new Chrome OS feature: virtual desktops. But when I hit the key that was supposed to bring those desktops up on my screen, I didn’t see anything. I did some checking around, and I found that the feature was expected to be available as of version 77 of Chrome OS — several iterations after the version I was running.
Google Photos can now directly delete within albums, gets new date overlay – By Abner Li 9to5Google
Google Photos recently rolled out a pair of tweaks on Android and iOS that make it easier to delete media in albums, and there’s a new date/location indicator when browsing.
4 Ways to Ruin Your Smartphone’s Battery – By How-To Geek How-To Geek
There’s a lot of information out there about how to treat smartphone batteries. We can argue about the best practices, but there are some clearly bad things that can ruin batteries quickly. Let’s make sure you’re avoiding them.
Planing Multi-Stop Routes with Google Maps – By dottotech YouTube
What Is an Ethernet Cable? – By How-To Geek How-To Geek
If you’ve ever shopped for home networking, there is an excellent chance you have heard about Ethernet cables. But what are they for, why would you want to use them, and how do they differ?
How to find gas prices with Google Maps – By Andrew Romero 9to5Google
Google Maps is great for a lot of things – finding new restaurants, saving new places, and even finding the cheapest gas station near you. Here’ show you find gas prices in Google Maps.
5 Annoying Features You Can Disable on Samsung Phones – By How-To Geek How-To Geek
The “everything but the kitchen sink” approach that Samsung employs is not for everyone. Some things are useful, other things are not. The good news is Samsung doesn’t force features on you. Many things can be turned off or customized.
Why You Should Plan Your Next Vacation on Google Travel Instead of a Spreadsheet – By Emily Long Lifehacker
Stoked to go on vacation, but not stoked to DIY your travel plans? The very idea of the dozens of browser tabs and the hours of work it could take to find flights, hotels, restaurants, and things to do—and then actually make all those reservations and keep everything organized—is (almost) enough to make a person just stay home. If this sounds overwhelming, Google Travel’s new tools may make your trip planning a little bit easier.