7 Gmail Settings Every User Should Know! (2019 Tutorial) – By Simpletivity youtube.com Video
Gmail settings can be confusing. But editing the right ones can make managing your email so much easier. In this video, Scott Friesen shows you the Gmail settings you should change to get the most out of your inbox.
How to use Google Chrome’s password manager – By Michael Allison mspoweruser.com
Saving your passwords in your head may be an old fashioned way of doing things, but it is quite impractical. You may forget, misremember, or even end up duplicating passwords (inadvisable). Saving it in a notebook, either physical or digital is just asking to be hacked. Common wisdom suggests users make use of a password manager, and Google’s Chrome has that built-in.
Google Drive Review: Cloud Storage for the Masses – By Mark Pickavance tomshardware.com
As players in the cloud storage game go, Google is right up there with Microsoft and Dropbox, based on the number of users accessing its system daily.
2 Ways Your SIM Card Can Be Hacked (And How to Protect It) – By Mihir Patkar makeuseof.com
You probably know that your smartphone’s operating system needs to be regularly updated to protect against security vulnerabilities. But your SIM card can be a source of security vulnerabilities too. Here we’ll show you some ways hackers can use SIM cards to gain access to devices, and advice on how you can keep your SIM card safe.
Android 10 Tips & Tricks: the 7 best new features you didn't know about – By androidpit.com
Android 10 has landed on Pixel smartphones and is starting to trickle down to devices not made by Google too. If you've just downloaded the update, these are the new features you should be checking out first.
Here's every new Android 10 gesture explained – By androidpit.com
Android 10 has started rolling out and one of the software update's key changes is improved gesture controls. They take a little getting used to if you have been on the old two or three-button navigation for a long time, but once adjust you'll never look back. Here's every new gesture for Android 10, explained.
Google's Password Checkup feature now comes built into Chrome – By Georgina Torbet engadget.com
It's hard for anyone to stay on top of the seemingly endless string of data breaches. To help users with this challenge, Google created a tool for its Chrome browser which automatically checks whether passwords have been compromised.
Why You Should Sign In With Google, Facebook, or Apple – By Chris Hoffman howtogeek.com
Are you still creating user accounts everywhere? Maybe you should stop and sign in with your Google, Facebook, or Apple account instead. It might just be more secure—and it’s definitely more secure if you’re not currently using a password manager.
How To: Use Android 10's New Swipe Gestures [Demo GIFs] – By android.gadgethacks.com
Android 10 has some super cool gestures that let you navigate your device with intuitive swipes. But did you know this headlining feature is not enabled by default? To get the most out of Android 10, you'll have to turn on gesture navigation.
How to clear Cache in Google Drive and Google Docs – By HemantS thewindowsclub.com
Clearing the cache in Google Drive and Google Docs does not harm your data. So, it is 100% safe to remove it if you experience trouble in accessing your files. However, before proceeding it is essential that you sync any offline file, you’re currently working on or the one that is to be uploaded, soon. Here’s a brief look-up of the process to delete the cache in Google Drive and Google Docs.
Chrome OS 77 rolling out: Google Assistant, Virtual Desks, and ‘Send this page’ sharing – By Abner Li 9to5google.com
After rolling out to Android, Mac, Windows, and Linux, version 77 of Chrome OS is now available. Notable Chrome OS 77 features include the wide launch of Virtual Desks and Google Assistant.
GMail, Google and GSuite Accounts Are Confusing! – By dottotech youtube.com Video
Allow me to explain the difference between GMail, Google and GSuite accounts. If you’ve ever been confused by the different Google accounts, then you’ll want to check this out. In this post,
Beginners Guide to Google Photos – By David Beren maketecheasier.com
If you’re taking more photos than ever, there’s no question the gallery on your smartphone, camera or tablet is getting larger and larger. There’s no better place to organize your photos online than Google Photos. Easy to use, free and supported by Google, this AI-centric platform is a must use for mobile photographers. Within two years the platform had already achieved more than 500 million users uploading a whopping 1.2 billion photos every day. Available on iOS, Android and the Web, Google Photos is a fantastic choice. That it offers unlimited storage for free makes it a no-brainer. Here’s how you can get up and running in just a few steps.
Google Photos Now Helps You Relive Your Memories By Christian Cawley makeuseof.com
Google Photos now boasts a feature called Memories. These use the Stories format you’ll be familiar with from social media, but with your own photos and videos. The aim is to remind you of days gone by, helping you relive your memories.
Here's a new way Google Photos can search for your pictures – By Katie Conner cnet.com
When you take screenshots on the daily, it's easy for them to become buried under the other pictures you've taken and harder for you to find the image you're looking for. Now, a new feature in Google Photos will let you search for pictures with text in them so you can quickly find what you're looking for. You can even copy and paste the text when you find it.
Productivity 101: 5 tips on mastering Google Calendar – By derestinebetterspider.com
In a deviation from the standard personal finance content, I’d be starting a new series of productivity tips and hacks using digital tools called Productivity 101. The first post for this series will be dedicated to mastering the world’s best digital planner – Google Calendar.
Best Chromebooks for 2019 – By Justin Jaffecnet.com
Google's Chrome operating system excels at the basics. As a browser-based OS, it's naturally suited for the cloud-based services prevalent in modern work life. But it's also great for watching movies, listening to music and, of course, browsing the internet. All of this is doubly true if you're already immersed in Google's ecosystem, which extends from apps such as Gmail and Google Docs to the Pixel phone or one of the company's smart home devices.
Recover Your Google and Gmail Password – By youtube.com dottotech Video
Google Photos vs. OneDrive: What’s the Best Backup Tool? – By Dave Parrackmakeuseof.com
Think back to the pre-smartphone era. How many photos did you lose? Thankfully, the growth of online photo backup tools means this is no longer a concern.
A Quick Guide to OneDrive in Windows 10 – By Ben Stegnermakeuseof.com
Choosing a cloud storage service can be difficult. You’ve got the Big Three — Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive — along with a handful of other lesser-known alternatives. Maybe you’ve used Dropbox or Google Drive for some time, but you’re fed up and wondering if OneDrive is better for your needs.
Private Browsing Won't Protect You From Everything – By Ben Dickson pcmag.com
In the past several years, most internet browsers have added a private browsing mode aimed at protecting user privacy. Chrome calls it Incognito Mode; it's Private Browsing in Opera, Safari, and Firefox.
How to use Google Drive like a boss By Daphne Leprince-Ringuetwired.co.uk
In 2018, Google Drive hit a billion users – making it the eighth of Google’s products to have over one billion users. But out of all of them, how many can claim that they’ve never struggled to find a file stuck between holiday pictures uploaded in no particular order?
Chrome Shortcuts You Should Know By Brady Gavin howtogeek.com
Keyboard shortcuts are the best way to speed up and increase productivity for any task, as they limit your time spent opening menus and settings. Luckily, Google Chrome has a myriad of them designed to increase efficiency browsing the Internet.
Chrome Devises Auto Update policy by support.google.com
Chrome devices receive automatic updates regularly that enhance both the device itself and the software on the device. Chrome device updates are designed to be simple for the user and, therefore, include updates to the device, Chrome operating system, browser, and firmware.
Google Chrome 77 Debuts with a Really Useful New Feature – By Joey-Elijah Sneddonomgchrome.com
The Chrome 77 update packs the usual changes, brings a batch of bug fixes, and provides a pertinent pinch of security patches — but there’s a killer new feature too.
How to Enable a Play/Pause Button on Chrome’s Toolbar – By Chris Hoffmanhowtogeek.com
Which tab is playing sound? With Chrome’s new Play/Pause button, you don’t have to hunt it down. You can control playback from any browser tab using a convenient button on Chrome’s toolbar.
Photography Cheat Sheet: Canon’s Ultimate Landscape Photography Tips – By thephoblographer.com
Want to get better at capturing majestic landscapes? Canon has you covered with their ultimate landscape photography cheat sheet!
10 Forced Perspective Photos You Have to Try For Yourself – By posterjack.ca
Here is a look at 10 photos that use the forced perspective technique. This type of trick photography doesn’t use photo editing software but rather, with some creative positioning of subjects and the camera, it creates an optical illusion that makes objects appear to be more distant, closer, smaller, or larger than they really are.
Smartphone astrophotography: use your phone to capture the night sky by skyatnightmagazine.com
Not all astrophotography requires an expensive camera. As Pete Lawrence explains, the smartphone you carry every day can be used to capture a range of night-sky objects
Astrophotography with just a phone camera may sound a bit far-fetched, but there are certain subjects that can be captured in this manner. We’ve got suggestions for some brighter subjects to start you off, with a gentle push towards more challenging targets.
What is Google Smart Lock, Exactly? – By Cameron Summersonhowtogeek.com
Google does this thing where it uses bad names for products. Then it re-uses those names for other products, confusing everyone. Such is the case for Smart Lock, which is technically three different things, depending on whether you’re talking about Android, Chromebooks, or passwords.
Use Smart Lock to Automatically Unlock Your Chromebook With Your Android Phone – By Emailhowtogeek.com
The “Smart Lock” feature on Chrome OS allows you to pair your Chromebook with your Android phone, automatically unlocking it when the phone is nearby and unlocked.
Why Do You Have to Log In to Your Home PC, Anyway? – By Chris Hoffmanhowtogeek.com
Every time you turn on your computer, you have to choose a user account and sign in. That’s true on Windows, macOS, Linux, and even Chrome OS. Here’s why this is necessary for PCs but not iPhones, iPads, and Android.
Spam In your Calendar? Here’s What to Do. – By krebsonsecurity.com
Many spam trends are cyclical: Spammers tend to switch tactics when one method of hijacking your time and attention stops working. But periodically they circle back to old tricks, and few spam trends are as perennial as calendar spam, in which invitations to click on dodgy links show up unbidden in your digital calendar application from Apple, Google and Microsoft. Here’s a brief primer on what you can do about it.
Google Has a Fix to Stop Google Calendar Spam – By Kris Woukmakeuseof.com
Google is working on a fix to stop Google Calendar spam. Which is hitting more and more people every week. And while Google’s permanent fix isn’t ready yet, there is a way to stop Google Calendar spam right now by tweaking a few settings.
Google says it’s working to remove annoying spam from Calendar – By Manuel Vonauandroidpolice.com
In June, we discovered that spammers and scammers found a new way to distribute their unwarranted information via Google Calendar by exploiting a default setting in Gmail which automatically invites email recipients to events. Now, Google is finally ready to step in. The company today announced that it's working on resolving the issue, but isn't ready to share any details just yet.
Grammarly Makes you a Better Writer, Student or Professional – By dottotechyoutube.com
5 clever Gmail tricks to minimize regret, frustration and spam – By Dale Smithcnet.com
Most people treat Gmail like a reliable old clunker that needs little if any regular maintenance. But what if you could tweak a few settings to supercharge your Gmail experience and turn your daily driver into the roadster of your dreams?
Google Photos can now search for text in your pictures — here's how -By Katie Connercnet.com
Scrolling through 2,567 photos to find the precise picture you want can be a nightmare. Now, a new feature in Google Photos will let you search for pictures that have text in them so you can quickly find what you're looking for. You can even copy and paste the text when you find it.
Google Photos Can Now OCR the Visible Words in Your Shots – By Michael B. Stuartfstoppers.com
In a recent update, Google Photos added the ability to recognize the words in your photos by harnessing the power of Google Lens.
What are Cell Phone Plans? by lifewire.com/
Understand how cell phone plans work to choose the best plan for you
A cell phone plan is a paid agreement with a mobile carrier allowing your cell phone to use their network for phone calls, text messages, and mobile data (internet access).
The 9 Best Cheap Cell Phone Plans of 2019 by lifewire.com/
Don't pay more than you need to for your wireless phone bill
Quick Tip: There's an Easy Way to Capitalize Words After You Type Them – By android.gadgethacks.com
So you're typing a fairly long sentence to a friend in WhatsApp and you realize five words down you forgot to capitalize their name, what do you do? The lazy way is to delete your way back to the last word. The slightly better approach is to delete the one letter and retype it. But neither of these is the best way.
How to decrease the data usage on your phone? – By View Postpandasecurity.com
If you are one of the lucky ones who recently switched to a new smartphone, you might have noticed that your cell data usage has increased without any significant changes in your habits. The truth is that the more advanced cellphones get, the more data they require to operate. Newer devices come with improved cameras that capture fantastic quality content that not only take more space on your device but also drains your data when you upload it to social media. The bigger screens and higher resolutions often used in new smartphone models also negatively impact the data usage.
5 Google Drive Tips You Might Have Overlooked or Forgotten – By freetech4teachers.com
Google Drive is the core of many aspects of G Suite for Education. There are lots of little features of Google Drive that are often overlooked or simply forgotten about. Many of those little features can improve your Google Drive experience. So as we head into the new school year, take a look at these five Google Drive settings that you might have overlooked or just forgotten about.
How to Stop Spammers From Attacking Your Google Calendar – By Justin Duinohowtogeek.com
Spammers have found a way to add unwanted phishing and scam events to people’s Google Calendars without their permission. Here’s how to stop spammers from adding things to your calendar without your permission.
Why You Need the 'Google Go' App on Your Older Android Device – By Brendan Hesselifehacker.com
Despite being associated with some of the biggest technologies and most popular devices currently available, Google also develops products and services for places with limited infrastructure and resources. One of these products, the streamlined search app “Google Go,” is now available worldwide for all Android users to try.
14 incredibly useful things you didn’t know Google Drive could do – By JR Raphaelfastcompany.com
If you’re thinking of Google Drive as a mere place to plop your files, you’re missing out on some pretty powerful possibilities.
Beneath its fluffy cloud exterior, Drive holds all sorts of useful tools for collecting information, working with data, organizing your virtual goods, and sharing stuff externally. In some cases, the options are built directly into Drive; in others, they require a little help from a connecting app or service.
Pixel 3A vs. Moto G7: What's the best budget phone? – By Lynn Lacnet.com
Google's Pixel 3A and Motorola's Moto G7 prove you don't have to spend a fortune, say like $1,000, on a flagship device to get a premium experience. Both offer a lot of the same great camera, battery and design features as their high-end rivals.
5 Google Maps tricks to make your travels more efficient, fast, and fun – By Doug Aamothfastcompany.com
For many of us, Google Maps is an indispensable tool—but not one whose advanced features we spend that much time exploring. While it’s a solid choice for simply getting from point A to point B without much fuss, here are some helpful features and functionality that let you do a lot more than simply arrive safely.
How to Use Chrome’s Hidden “Send Tab to Self” Feature – By Chris Hoffmanhowtogeek.com
A new “Send Tab to Self” feature in Google Chrome lets you quickly send tabs between all your Chrome devices. This feature, available via a hidden flag in Google Chrome, is available in the stable version of Chrome today.
How to Import an Old Email Account Into Gmail – By Brady Gavinhowtogeek.com
If you recently switched to Gmail, but want to import all your old emails into your account, Google makes it a breeze. Automatically transfer messages and contacts from one email address to the other within minutes.
Bill Nye Pimps Chromebooks in Brand New Video Ad – By Joey-Elijah Sneddonomgchrome.com
Bill Nye, aka the science guy, is back educating the masses in his own imitable style, but this time the topic he’s tackling is Chromebooks!
A three-minute ad added to the Chromebook YouTube channel this week sees Nye dish out some salient computing tips, with the chief takeaway being: buy a Chromebook.
How to Download Android Apps On Chromebook – By Brady Gavinhowtogeek.com
One of the best things to come to Chromebooks was the introduction of the Google Play Store to access the millions of Android apps on supported Chrome OS devices. Here’s how to install Android apps on your Chromebook.
How to Organize Your Google Drive – By Brady Gavinhowtogeek.com
Over time, with some neglect and potential laziness, your Google Drive can accrue tons of files and become a mess to find anything. Here’s how to organize your Drive to find everything fast and make sure it stays in order.
How to Use the Equation Editor in Google Docs – By Brady Gavinhowtogeek.com
The equation editor in Google Docs is the perfect feature for people who use mathematical equations inside their documents. Here’s how you can quickly add math equations with ease in any of your Google documents online.
What to Do Before (and After) Your Phone Is Stolen – By Andrew Heinzmanhowtogeek.com
Millions of phones are stolen every year, and there’s a chance yours could be one of them. But it doesn’t have to be—you can make your phone theftproof! We’ll show you how, and what you should do if your phone is stolen.
How to Create a Website Contact Form With Google Forms — By Brady Gavinhowtogeek.com3 min
Google Forms is a powerful tool used to create free surveys and quizzes online. However, that’s not all it does. With this guide, you can create a contact form which can be embedded directly into your website.
How to Transfer Gmail Contacts from One Account to Another – By Neeraj Chandmaketecheasier.com
Thanks to Google mail now automatically backing up your personal information online, you no longer need to save each contact in your Gmail list one by one. Here are the steps to transfer your Gmail contacts from the old account to your new account.
The Beginner’s Guide to Google Forms – By Brady Gavinhowtogeek.com
Are you just getting started with Google Forms? Never heard of it before? Either way, here are some tips to help you get going with Google’s powerful form tool and start building surveys and forms online for free.