Google releases Suspicious Site Reporter extension for Chrome – By Martin Brinkmannghacks.net
Suspicious Site Reporter is a new browser extension by Google for the company's Chrome web browser that provides users with options to report sites to the company.
The extension has two main functions: to report sites to Google and to highlight if Google found anything suspicious about the site.
How to Get the Most Out of the Chrome Bookmarks Bar – By Brady Gavinhowtogeek.com
The Bookmarks Bar in Google Chrome is more than just a place to store random pages for you to read later; it’s a highly functional and versatile feature that doesn’t get enough credit. Here’s how you can organize, beautify, and create bookmarklets to use it to its full potential.
Pixel 3a XL Review: The best smartphone Clark has ever used – By clark.com
Popular smartphones from Apple and Samsung can cost you an arm and a leg, but Google’s latest Pixel phones have many of the same high-end features for half the price!
Got a Chromebook? Here’s how and why you need to protect your Google account – By Kevin C. Tofelaboutchromebooks.com4 min
With a simple Google account sign on, a Chromebook is quick to get you working, playing or whatever you want to do. But that Google account is the key to your Chromebook castle, and probably many other services as well, so you want to make sure it’s protected at all costs.
The Beginner’s Guide to Google Sheets – By Brady Gavinhowtogeek.com11 min
If you’re just beginning to use Google Sheets, its extensive features and add-ons can be a bit overwhelming. Here are some tips to get you on the fast track to start using this powerful, free alternative to Microsoft Excel.
Changing how Google Drive and Google Photos work together – By blog.google2 min
Many of you store your photos and videos on both Google Drive and Google Photos, which keeps them safe and easy to access. We’ve heard feedback that the connection between these services is confusing, so next month, we’re making some changes to simplify the experience across Drive and Photos.
Autosync for Google Drive can replace the outgoing Photos sync functionality – By Manuel Vonauandroidpolice.com3 min
Google recently announced that the link between Drive and Photos is going away in July, saying that many users find it confusing. Thus, the company leaves us without a simple solution to see our backed up images right in Drive. Thankfully, as is so often the case, there's a third-party app that can do a similar job for us. Autosync for Google Drive could fill in the gap for some users going forward, although it comes with its own limitations.
How to back up your Google Photos – By Barbara Krasnofftheverge.com3 min
So now that automatic synchronization between Google Photos and Google Drive is going away, how can you be sure that your photos and videos are being backed up safely?
Google to disconnect Drive from Photos: How to keep your photos in sync – By Clifford Colbycnet.com2 min
If you store all your Google-related document and files — including photos — automatically in Google Drive, take note: Starting July 10, Google will uncouple Google Photos from Google Drive, and the two storage services will not automatically keep each other's photos in sync. With the change, you will be able to choose where and how you store your photos and videos, but if you're used to finding all your photos in Google Photos and in Google Drive — automatically synced in both places — you'll need to decide how to manage your photos before Google turns off syncing next month.
How to Right-Click on a Chromebook – By Brady Gavinhowtogeek.com1 min
While Chromebooks don’t have a separate right-click button on the touchpad, that doesn’t mean the function isn’t available. Should you need to right-click on something, there are a couple of ways to do so without the need to plug in a mouse.
31 Power Tips for Chrome That Will Improve Your Browsing Instantly – By Ben Stegnermakeuseof.com30 min
Google Chrome The Easy Guide to Google Chrome The Easy Guide to Google Chrome This Chrome user guide shows everything you need to know about the Google Chrome browser. It covers the basics of using Google Chrome that is important for any beginner.
The Beginner’s Guide to Google Docs – By Brady Gavinhowtogeek.com11 min
If you’re just getting started with Google Docs, its extensive features and add-ons can be a little overwhelming. Here are some tips to help you get started with this powerful alternative to Microsoft Word.
The Easy Guide To Google Chrome – By Megan Ellismakeuseof.com36 min
This Chrome user guide shows everything you need to know about the Google Chrome browser. It covers the basics of using Google Chrome and also outlines more than a few advanced tricks. Enjoy!
What is a browser? – By youtube.com VIDEO
Basic explanation of the web browser.
Parts of the Chrome Browser – By youtube.com VIDEO
A Guide to Your Chromebook’s Accessibility Features – By Brady Gavin howtogeek.com
If you have trouble reading text, seeing specific colors, or making out things on the screen, Chrome OS has accessibility features bursting at the seams designed to help you. You can manage them individually from the system menu or the Settings app to use on everyday tasks.
Google Maps will now warn you about disasters and tell you how fast you’re going – By Aaron Mamiit digitaltrends.com
Google has announced a Google Maps update will make the app even more useful when there is a natural disaster, while another helpful feature has been spotted by users.
5 of The Best Photo Editing Tips for Beginners – By layeredindulgence.com
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So, you’ve finally got your photography skills down. But that’s only half the battle! Photo editing can take your images from beautiful to breathtaking, enhancing their already stunning features. Editing photos used to be left to professional photographers, but now that so much of our lives is documented, photography and photo editing has become part of the everyday girl’s life. Whether you have a website or blog, are growing your Instagram account, or simply love posting photos to your social media feeds, photo editing is a great skill to master. If you’re new to photo editing, today I’m sharing 5 of the best photo editing tips for beginners!
How to Disable Images in Chrome’s Address Bar Search Suggestions – By Cameron Summerson, www.howtogeek.com
When you search for something using Google Chrome’s address bar—officially called the “Omnibox”—the search suggestions generate image previews. This can be unnecessary (or even annoying) in many situations. Here’s how to turn off these previews.
How to Use Google Chrome’s Hidden Reader Mode – By Cameron Summerson, www.howtogeek.com
Chrome 75 has a hidden “Reader” mode that strips web pages down to the bare minimum to make them easier to, well, read. But it’s not enabled by default—here’s how to get it now.
How to Back Up Android Photos and Videos to the Cloud – By Adam Doud, www.howtogeek.com
Your photos and videos are precious memories, and you don’t want to lose them. Here are four mostly-free services you can use to automatically backup your photos and videos and access them from anywhere.
Google Maps gets an on-screen speedometer while driving – By Hagop Kavafian, www.androidpolice.com
Just last week, we reported Google was finally rolling out essential Waze features to Maps, including speed limit indication and speed camera alerts. The company appears to be on an improvement spree, as some users are starting to see an option offering to display a speedometer while they drive.
Google Pay vs. Samsung Pay: Which One Is Right for You? – By Billa, joyofandroid.com
Google Pay vs. Samsung Pay: Which One Is Right for You?
The age of smart payments systems is here and it’s inevitable that we would do a Google Pay vs. Samsung Pay comparison. After all, both of them are available for Android and both offer essentially the same services.
Mobile Pay Apps: Apple Pay vs Samsung Pay vs Google Pay – By Daniel Carleton, taluspay.com
The physical wallet is quickly becoming a relic. It’s not always necessary now to carry around cash or a credit card to make a purchase. With mobile payment apps, your smartphone or smartwatch is all you need.
Android 101: How to download or share a Google Photos album – By Barbara Krasnoff, www.theverge.com
One thing Google really wants you to do is, well, stay in Google — because the more you do things the Google way, the more data the company can monetize. The result is that while it is possible to pull your emails, photos, and other material outside of the Googleverse, it’s just a little bit more difficult.
Google Wifi Mesh Router Review // Still GREAT in 2019? – By The Search For Awesome, www.youtube.com VIDEO
Google Wifi just might be the best wifi router in the market today.
The Best Way to Organize Your Emails: Just Archive Them – By Rob Woodgate, www.howtogeek.com
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We recommend using OHIO (Only Handle It Once) to triage your emails. An essential part of OHIO is archiving emails you need to keep—get them out of your inbox! Here’s why archiving is critical—and why you shouldn’t bother with folders.
Why Use a Chromebook – By Eevnos, www.youtube.com VIDEO
Why use a Chromebook? Because they're freakin' awesome!
How to Check for Speed Traps, Speed Limits, and Traffic Accidents in Google Maps – By Brendan Hesse, lifehacker.com
Starting today, Google Maps is expanding its traffic features to more regions. The app will now display the speed limit for roads you’re currently on, as well as the location of various key pieces of traffic information—such as accidents, mobile speed trackers, and traffic cameras—in over 40 countries.
Smart Lock is Android's best-kept secret – By Ara Wagoner, www.androidcentral.com
The original Moto X was a glorious phone for a lot of reasons, and I loved mine to (literal) death for its clean software, Moto Voice, and also for this awesome little feature called Trusted Bluetooth. Trusted Bluetooth kept your phone unlocked so long as it stayed in connected to a trusted device, and since my headphones lived around my neck, I hardly ever unlocked my phone.
What Is Gmail Confidential Mode? (And How to Use It) by Richard Priday tomsguide.com
Since 2018, the time of Gmail’s last redesign, personal account users have been able to activate ‘Confidential Mode’, a series of options intended to make your emails more secure.
Credit: ShutterstockAmong these options are making the email delete itself after a set period of time, limiting the recipient’s ability to copy, forward, print or download the contents, instantly revoking access or setting up an SMS verification lock, which sends the recipient a code they have to enter before reading what you’ve sent to them.
Here Are the Best Account Security Methods, According to Google – By David Murphy, Email, Twitter, Posts, lifehacker.com
Everywhere you turn, someone is handing out advice about account security and privacy. And while it never hurts to be reminded about all the ways you can protect your critical data, have you topped to wonder whether any of the various security measures you’re taking are actually effective?
WebAuthn Web Authentication with YubiKey 5 – By Todd A. Jacobs, www.linuxjournal.com
A look at the recently released YubiKey 5 hardware authenticator series and how web authentication with the new WebAuthn API leverages devices like the YubiKey for painless website registration and strong user authentication.
Google data shows 2-factor authentication blocks 100% of automated bot hacks – By Napier Lopez, thenextweb.com
Two-factor authentication is annoying. Getting flustered because you have to find your phone and tap on a prompt every time you log into your accounts from a new device is peak first-world problems. But if you ever had any doubt whether it really made you that much safer, Google has the data to dispel that uncertainty.
Google Photos Fixed the Bad Photo Organization That I Spent Years Creating – By David Nield, gizmodo.com
If you’ve lived long enough to remember the early days of digital photography, you may well have hundreds of thousands of pictures squirreled away on your computer, from various cameras and phones and the web, all terribly organized and almost beyond hope as far as sorting and cataloging goes. That was my situation—until Google Photos came along.
How to use Windows 10's Your Phone experience – By Mark Hachman, www.pcworld.com
Microsoft’s Your Phone app bridges the gap between your Windows 10 PC and a smartphone, allowing quick interactions with images shot with your phone’s camera and the ability to send and receive texts right from your PC. Having tried, and abandoned, using the phone as your PC with Continuum, Microsoft apparently settled upon an assistant role via the Your Phone app. Eventually, Microsoft hopes that Your Phone will evolve into something even bigger, so it’s worth checking out.
How to use Google Maps to help someone find you – By Jr Raphael, www.theverge.com
Google Maps is great for helping you find your way — or even helping you find your car — but the app can also help other people find you.
Make Your Own Free Multipurpose Web Page With Google Sites – By Visiting These, www.makeuseof.com
Google Sites is one of the best online tools available to create your own free web page. Many people use it as a quick way to publish a personal portfolio page The Best Website Builders to Create a Clean Online Portfolio The Best Website Builders to Create a Clean Online PortfolioHaving an online portfolio is critical for today's digital worker. Which free website builder is best for your portfolio? We help you pick out the suitable one from the ten contenders. Read More or a simple business website. None need any special web design skills or coding knowledge.
Set Up Your Blog With WordPress: The Ultimate Guide – By Dan Price, www.makeuseof.com
Want to start your own blog, but don’t know where to start? You should really look into WordPress, the simplest and most powerful blogging platform available today. Powering over 50% of all blogs, and more than a few other websites, WordPress makes the task of content-management easy for anyone.
How to Create a Custom Gutenberg Block in WordPress (Easy Way) – By Editorial Staff, www.wpbeginner.com
Do you want to create a custom Gutenberg block for your WordPress site? After the WordPress 5.0 update, you need to use blocks to create content in the new WordPress block editor.
8 Useful Google Tools and Apps You May Have Overlooked – By Megan Ellis, www.makeuseof.com
Google’s ecosystem of services has exponentially ballooned over the years. Whether it’s the smart home market, mobile, entertainment, or the web, Google has managed to attain a dominant position in a wide range of sectors.
Why Android Users Need Windows 10’s “Your Phone” App – By Josh Hendrickson, www.howtogeek.com
Windows 10’s Your Phone app links your phone and PC. It works best for Android users, letting you text from your PC and wirelessly transfer photos back and forth. Notification sync and screen mirroring features are on the way, too.
If you're not using Android Messages for Web to text by now, you're doing it wrong – By Shelby Brown, www.cnet.com
Nothing is more irritating than swapping back and forth between your computer and phone while trying to work and text someone. It's hard to stay in a good workflow and, depending on what else you need your phone for, your battery suffers. 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. Google calls this Messages for Web.
The ultimate guide to Google Sheets as a reliable data source – Keep calm and use lots of data validation
I occasionally need to grant a non-technical colleague the ability to input information into our data warehouse on an ad-hoc basis. For example, our customer service team at Milk Bar maintains a list of special wedding cakeorders in Google Sheets that we need to collect data from for downstream calculations.
6 Pixel 3a features that may sway you from buying a thousand-dollar flagship – By Michael Simon, www.pcworld.com
At long leak, the Pixel 3a has arrived. At Tuesday’s Google I/O Developer’s Conference, Google took the wraps off its newest handsets, and lo and behold they look at whole lot like the Pixels that came before. Except they’re very different. A mid-cycle release with a far lower price tag than the Pixel 3 or any of its flagship peers, the $399 Pixel 3a and $479 3a XL don’t have frosted glass or wireless charging, or even a dual selfie cam. Sure, they have a new color and a headphone jack, but they’re very much in the vein of a mid-tier Android phone, with specs and features to match:
21 Awesome Things Google Sheets Can Do Tips & Tricks by Benjamin Mangold
I love Google Sheets. It has a clean interface, it’s easy to collaborate with people and it integrates with other Google products that I use every day (like Google Analytics and Google Data Studio). It’s really easy to start using Google Sheets, but did you know it offers some great ways to get even more our of your data?
The 7 Most Useful Google Sheets Formulas By Aja Frost, blog.hubspot.com
Lately, the best part of my day has been figuring out the cool new things I can do in Google Sheets — which, yes, definitely means I need to get out more, but also means I can share my favorite formulas with you.
How to Automate Google Sheets With Macros By Brady Gavin, www.howtogeek.com
Google Sheets lets you automate repetitive tasks with macros, and you can then bind them to keyboard shortcuts to execute them quickly. They work using Google Apps Script to capture your actions for later use.
How to Protect Cells From Editing in Google Sheets – By Brady Gavin, www.howtogeek.com
Protecting individual cells in Google Sheets is a great way to prevent data in your spreadsheet from getting changed—accidentally or intentionally—by anyone viewing the sheet. Fortunately, Sheets provides a handy tool to protects people from altering cells in your document.
Waze vs. Google Maps: Which App Will Navigate Home Faster – By Christian Bonilla, www.makeuseof.com
When Google acquired Waze back in 2013, a lot of users thought it meant lights out for the Israel-based mapping service. But that hasn’t been the case. Instead of being entirely folded in, Waze continues to exist alongside Google Maps.
Never Lose Access to LastPass with Account Recovery on Mobile – By Amber Steel, blog.lastpass.com
LastPass takes away the burden of remembering passwords – and getting locked out of your accounts. But what if you forget your LastPass master password? It’s the one password you still need to remember. Because of our zero-knowledge security model, LastPass never knows your master password and therefore can’t reset it for you. So, what do you do if you’ve forgotten it?
You Can Now Stream Locals For FREE on Android TV Thanks to Locast – By Luke Bouma, www.cordcuttersnews.com
Locast a new live TV streaming service that launched back in January in New York City to offer access to 15 stations including ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC. Recently Locast expanded into a 7th market with the addition of Washington DC. and Baltimore. Don’t look for Locast to stop there according to the people behind the service they plan to keep expanding into other markets later this year. With Locast you can stream ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC among others for free in Denver, Washington DC., Baltimore, Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Dallas, and New York.
Locast is a not-for-profit service offering users access to broadcast television stations over the internet.
We stream the signal over the Internet to select US cities. We are trying to help broadcasters reach people just like you over the internet.
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.
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.
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.