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The Best Medical Alert Systems – By assistedliving.org
AssistedLiving.org is committed to providing information, resources, and services — free of charge to consumers — that help seniors and their families make better decisions about senior living and care.
What Is a Hamburger Menu Button? – By Joe Fedewa How-To Geek
Hamburger Menu—or Hamburger Icon—is a term commonly used when talking about apps. It might make you hungry, but it has nothing to do with food. Where did this silly name come from, and what does the menu do?
Five little Google Sheets tricks I taught my dad – By Helen Havlak The Verge
I was recently working remotely next to my dad, and realized just how many time-saving little Google Sheets shortcuts I take for granted. These aren’t advanced formulas or pivot tables; just simple tricks to save you time if you work with basic organizational spreadsheets. Some of these are old Excel tricks; but some even my Verge colleagues only discovered recently.
How to Automatically Back up Windows Folders to OneDrive – By Rob Woodgate How-To Geek
Microsoft OneDrive can back up your computer’s Desktop, Documents, and Pictures folders automatically for you. Here’s how to back up your other Windows folders—including Downloads, Music, and Videos—to OneDrive as well.
Google Photos just let me copy text from a photo into my web browser – By Mitchell Clark The Verge
The desktop Google Photos website seems to be getting the ability to scan for text in an image and turn it into copy-and-pasteable text, thanks to Google’s Lens technology (via 9to5Google). Lens has been available in many places on Android for a while, but its optical character recognition (OCR) feature coming to the desktop could make Google Photos an easy and free way to get real-life text onto your computer.
How to Create a Drop Cap in Google Docs – By Sandy Writtenhouse How-To Geek
You can add a nice decorative element to your document using a drop cap. While Google Docs doesn’t offer a drop-cap feature like Microsoft Word, you can still create one in just a few minutes.
Chromecast with Google TV: 10 Essential tips and tricks! – By 9to5Google YouTube VIDEO
Chromecast with Google TV Review – 6 Months Later – By 6 Months Later Reviews YouTube VIDEO
A long term review of the Chromecast with Google TV, the top features, apps & services available, issues and downsides with the device, and our recommendation if you should buy it.
Google Phone app update lets you record calls from unknown numbers automatically – By Damien Wilde 9to5Google
The ability to record callers in the Google Phone app is a popular addition, but the feature is expanding to include the ability to automatically record all calls from numbers not in your contacts.
Can You Retire with a Nest Egg That’s Too Big? – by Ray E. LeVitre, CFP kiplinger.com
If your retirement plan forecasts a big surplus at the end of your life, your heirs and favorite charities may miss out on thousands – or even millions – when the time comes. To avoid that, maybe you need two different investment strategies.
How to Use Google Maps Street View in Split Screen on Android – By Joe Fedewa How-To Geek
With Google Maps on your desktop computer, you can look at Street View and the top-down map simultaneously. But did you know you can do this on your Android phone, too?
How to Add, Edit, or Delete Recurring Events in Google Calendar – By Ben Stockton How-To Geek
If you’re faced with planning regular meetings, keep track of them by scheduling recurring events in Google Calendar. Here’s how to add, edit, and remove recurring events from your personal or work calendar.
10 Tech Troubleshooting Tips to Fix Your Gadgets – By Tim Brookes How-To Geek
How you fix a problem ultimately depends on what that problem is. At the same time, many of the most common technology problems have simple and easy solutions. Here are 10 common troubleshooting tricks you need to know.
Personal Data of 533 Million Facebook Users Stolen by Hackers – By Josh Hendrickson Review Geek
If you’re on Facebook (and who isn’t?), you may want to consider locking down all your accounts. A security researcher discovered the personal data of 533 million Facebook users leaked online in a hacker forum. The data includes phone numbers, names, birthdates, emails, and more.
Have I Been Pwned: – haveibeenpwned.com
Check if your email has been compromised in a data breach.
How to Send Emails to Undisclosed Recipients in Gmail – By Ben Stockton How-To Geek
If you’re looking to send an email in Gmail to a large number of undisclosed recipients, you may wish to hide their email addresses from others. It’s easy to do using the blind carbon copy (BCC) feature.