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Google Maps tricks to travels efficient & fast

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.

Bill Nye Pimps Chromebooks in Brand New Video Ad

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 Organize Your Google Drive

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.

Chromebook Tips And Tricks

10 Chromebook Tips And Tricks – By A. Beratechnobezz.com
Chromebook is a very good option if you are planning to buy an inexpensive yet highly functional laptop. You can get even more out of it with some great tips. As a novice, however, you might find it bit difficult to know all the hidden features of Chromebook. And this is why we have discussed here the 10 best Chromebook tips and tricks to help you make things much easier.

Search Tools Hidden Within Google Photos

8 Brilliant Search Tools Hidden Within Google Photos – By Mihir Patkarmakeuseof.com7 min
Google has become synonymous with search, so it’s great to know that it hasn’t neglected this feature in their products and services.

We’ve always exalted Google Photos Get Free Unlimited Photo Storage & More with Google Photos Get Free Unlimited Photo Storage & More with Google Photos If you aren't using these hidden Google Photos features, you're really missing out. 

Beginner’s Guide to Google Docs, Sheets & Slides

The Beginner’s Guide to Google Docs – By Brady Gavinhowtogeek.com
If you’re just getting started with Google Docs, its extensive fe

atures 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 Beginner’s Guide to Google Sheets – By Brady Gavinhowtogeek.com

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.


The Beginner’s Guide to Google Slides  – By Brady Gavinhowtogeek.com
If you’re just getting started with Google Slides, its extensive features and add-ons can be a little overwhelming. Here are some tips to help you get going with this powerful alternative to Microsoft PowerPoint.


How to Quickly and Easily Copy Formatting in Google Docs – By Brady Gavinhowtogeek.com
Should you need to use the same style across different parts of your document, Google Docs lets you copy formatting from text, cells, or an object with the Paint Format tool. Here’s how to copy and paste formatting in Docs.


SUMIFS in Google Sheets to sum cells with multiple criteria (AND / OR logic)  — By Svetlana Cheushevaablebits.com
The tutorial shows how to use the SUMIFS function in Google Spreadsheets to sum cells with multiple criteria. You will find a handful of real-life SUMIFS formula examples with AND as wells as OR criteria.

Google Spreadsheets provide two functions to conditionally sum cells, SUMIF and SUMIFS. Regular visitors of our blog are already familiar with SUMIF that we covered last week, and today we are going to have a closer look at its plural version.

 

How to Back Up Google Photos to Your Computer

How to Back Up Google Photos to Your Computer – By Elsie Biagemaketecheasier.com3 min
Google Photos is one of the easiest ways to back up your digital snaps and keep them safe. Thanks to Google’s new Backup and Sync application for computers, you can now back up Google photos to your Windows PC or Mac automatically.


Seeking photo storage and backup in the cloud? Google Photos gets the picture – By Jackie Dovedigitaltrends.com5 min
For amateur photographers and family memoirists, the most dreaded event is losing track of a photo shoot — or more than one. Memory cards, hard drives, even desktop programs can fail, so a cloud backup plan is always optimal. To make sure your photo collection is always safe, redundancy is the name of the game, and one of the best places for redundant photo storage in the mainstream consumer market is Google Photos. Google Photos offers free unlimited storage for photos up to 16GB alongside a paid option for higher quality storage. 

Best Google Chromebooks You Can Buy

Top 10 Best Google Chromebooks You Can Buy Right Now – Fall 2019 – By Daniel Golightlyandroidheadlines.com12 min
Fall is soon to arrive and the start of the next school year is quickly approaching. Simultaneously, Chrome OS has continued its forward march with improved support for tablet hardware and development, making this the perfect time to pick out a brand new Chromebook from the best in the business.

Google Fi for iOS adds in-app visual voicemail

Google Fi for iOS adds in-app visual voicemail w/ transcripts, playback – By Abner Li9to5google.com2 min
Last November, Google’s MVNO dropped the “Project” status and added support for many more phones. Google Fi is available on iPhones, but with limitations that require you to tweak some settings for MMS and no support for voicemail in the native Phone client. An update to the Google Fi app today adds visual voicemail to iOS.

Find your way around Google Maps

Find your way around Google Maps with these handy tips and tricks – By Simon Hilldigitaltrends.com19 min
One of the early signs that Google might expand beyond search in all sorts of interesting and unexpected directions was the Google Maps release in 2005. Borne out of a series of acquisitions, the Google Maps project has grown over the years to encompass satellite imagery, millions of points of interest, street views, turn-by-turn navigation, traffic conditions, public transportation, and a good deal more.

Google Sheets Formula Tips & Techniques

18 Google Sheets Formula Tips & Techniques You Should Know – By Benbenlcollins.com6 min
How many of these Google Sheets Formula Tips & Techniques do you know?


The 7 Most Useful Google Sheets Formulas – By Aja Frostblog.hubspot.com7 min
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.


SUMIFS in Google Sheets to sum cells with multiple criteria (AND / OR logic) – By Svetlana Cheushevaablebits.com10 min
The tutorial shows how to use the SUMIFS function in Google Spreadsheets to sum cells with multiple criteria. You will find a handful of real-life SUMIFS formula examples with AND as wells as OR criteria.

HP Chromebook X360 14 price cut $200

If you're thinking of getting a Chromebook don't miss this sale at BestBuy, It's a good value at the regular price. I own this model and recommend it. Glenn

HP Chromebook X360 14 price cut $200, snag this Core i3 2-in-1 for $399 – By Kevin C. Tofelaboutchromebooks.com1 min

Normally priced at $599, Best Buy is selling the HP Chromebook X360 14 for $399 over this holiday weekend in the US. You can also purchase this model directly from HP, but that will set you back a whopping $626.43 as of this morning, and you’ll wait until August for the shipment.

What is Gmail Confidential mode?

What is Gmail Confidential mode? – By Marc Lagaceandroidcentral.com2 min
Best answer: Confidential Mode is a feature built into the Gmail mobile app that gives you better control over emails containing sensitive or personal information. You're able to set emails to expire after a set amount of time, require SMS passcode verification to open the message, or you can go in and revoke someone's access to an email.

10 Can’t-Miss Gmail Tips and Tricks

10 Can't-Miss Gmail Tips and Tricks That Will Change the Way You Email – By Currie Engeltime.com8 min
Summer usually means a vacation from your Gmail inbox. But all your unread emails aren’t going to get answered on their own (well, actually, they might — but I’ll get to that later). Over 281 billion emails were sent last year, according to Radicati, a tech marketing firm. And that number will only grow, hitting 330 billion in the next three years. That’s a lot of emails that will require our attention.

– Create a Google Home routine

Create a Google Home routine for every part of your day  – By Shelby Browncnet.com4 min
When you open the Google Home app, tap Routines to get started with setting them up. If you tap any of the individual routines (Bedtime, Good Morning, I'm home or Leaving home) Google Assistant will open on your phone and tell you a few things you can set up on each routine. For example, the Assistant can set your alarm, tell you what's on your calendar tomorrow and play some relaxing nature sounds for your bedtime routine.

Google Pixel 3a XL Review

The Google Pixel 3a XL Review: Does Mid-Range Make Sense? – By Andrei Frumusanuanandtech.com32 min
It’s nearing 8 months since Google released the Pixel 3 and we extensively reviewed the phone. It also has been several years now since Google abandoned the Nexus line of devices; one of the most attractive aspects during the early days of Google’s own phones was their incredible value proposition and very competitive pricing. 

Suspicious Site Reporter extension for Chrome

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.

Get the Most Out of the Chrome Bookmarks Bar

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.

Got a Chromebook? Here’s how and why you need to protect your Google account

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.

Changing how Google Drive and Google Photos work together

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.

What is a browser?

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

Best Photo Editing Tips for Beginners

5 of The Best Photo Editing Tips for Beginners – By layeredindulgence.com

Thanks to BeFunky for sponsoring this post. All comments are opinions are my own!

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!

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