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How Devices Use Wi-Fi to Determine Your Physical Location – By Chris Hoffman howtogeek.com
Did you know that laptops and other devices without GPS hardware can determine your precise physical location—with just a Wi-Fi radio? Here’s how this often-overlooked feature of modern “Location Services” works.
How effective is a single vaccine dose against Covid-19? – By Zaria Gorvett bbc.com 15th January 2021
Pretend it didn’t happen – expert advice on how to behave after receiving a single dose of any of the Covid-19 vaccines.
The cases are already beginning to emerge.
What Is Signal, and Why Is Everyone Using It? – By Chris Hoffman howtogeek.com
Signal is a secure encrypted messaging app. Think of it as a more private alternative to WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Skype, iMessage, and SMS. Here’s why you should seriously consider switching to Signal.
Signal vs. Telegram: Which Is the Best Chat App? – By Chris Hoffman howtogeek.com
At the start of 2021, Signal and Telegram are on top of the app store charts. Both chat apps promise more privacy than WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and SMS. But there are some big differences between the two. Here’s what you should know—and which you should use.
What Is Google Assistant, and What Can It Do? – By Joe Fedewa howtogeek.com
In a world filled with virtual assistants, Google Assistant is one name you probably recognize. The market is full of Google Assistant-enabled devices, but what exactly is it, what does it do, and should you use it?
YouTube Premium Explained – Is it Good for Viewers AND Creators? – By Lon.TV youtube.com VIDEO
Last week we looked at all of the subscription services I use and a lot of you wrote in about YouTube premium! So this week we take a look at the YouTube subscription option.
Why Do Cell Phone Bills Cost So Much In The U.S.? – By CNBC youtube.com VIDEO
The average American spent $1,218 for cell phone service in 2019. That comes out to just over $100 per month. Check out the video to find out why you may be paying so much for your phone service and what you can do to save some money.
How To Setup A New Chromebook and Adjust Settings! – By Nessie Ruiz youtube.com VIDEO
This tutorial will walk you through setting up your new Chromebook for the first time. We will go through all of the set up options including picking your wifi network, signing in to your Chromebook with your gmail address, picking your Chrome sync settings, and setting up the other options.
How Does “Night Mode” Work on Smartphone Cameras? – By Vann Vicente howtogeek.com
From Apple’s iPhone to high-end Android phones from manufacturers like Samsung, every flagship phone has a camera with a night mode now. Here’s how these phones manage to take such detailed shots, even in poor lighting conditions.
Mint is getting new features for tracking subscriptions and managing transactions – By Ian Carlos Campbell theverge.com
Mint, the free personal finance app from Intuit, is receiving an update today, adding more automated features like subscription tracking and new “insights” to keep you informed where your money is spent, Fast Company reports. Mint’s new features may bring it more in line with the competition from banks and companies like Google that have been nipping at its heels with built-in budget tracking features and other services over the years.
How to See a List of Restaurants You’ve Visited in Google Maps – By Joe Fedewa howtogeek.com
Google Maps is an invaluable tool for navigating using your smartphone. But did you know Maps keeps track of your travels even if you’re not actively using it? This feature enables you to see a running list of your visited restaurants.
How to enable Chrome’s new secret Read Later feature – By Catalin Cimpanu zdnet.com
The latest version of the Google Chrome browser, v86, released earlier this month, contains a secret Read Later feature reminiscent of the old Set Aside function from the classic Microsoft Edge browser and the current Pocket integration from Firefox.
Your Password Manager Can Do More Than Just Store Passwords – By Suzanne Humphries reviewgeek.com
It’s common sense that everyone should be using a good password manager (we hope, at least). It’s also worth noting that password managers have tons of other amazing features that you might not be using. These features are both convenient and security-centric, and they can help you stay safe online and get the most out of your password manager.
All the OK Google commands and How to use them – By Arol Wright xda-developers.com
Google Assistant is a very powerful tool we should all learn to wield properly. Even if you’re not deeply invested in the Google ecosystem, it’s still a nice tool to have, as it’s one of the most flexible and capable voice assistants, not just for Android, but for any device in general. Nowadays, it’s integrated into phones, TVs, tablets, and smart home devices, and smart displays, and even trigger it from wired earphones!.
How To Use the New Chromecast Remote to Control Your TV – By Chrome Unboxed youtube.com VIDEO
For a variety of reasons, if you picked up a new Chromecast with Google TV you may have skipped out on setting up the TV controls during your initial out of box experience.
How To Master Split-Screen Mode on Your Chromebook – By Chrome Unboxed youtube.com VIDEO
Over the course of the time Chromebooks have been available, they have become very adept at window management. From a useful overview mode to virtual desks to easy window snapping, Chrome OS has quite a few tricks up its sleeve to help you be productive with more than one window at once.