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Five little Google Sheets tricks I taught my dad

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.

 

Google Photos just let me copy text from a photo into my web browser

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.

Lights to Make Your Next Call Look Great

The 7 Best Webcam Lights to Make Your Next Call Look Great | By Eric Schoon Review Geek
Lighting is one the most important elements of your webcam setup, but it’s often overlooked. To perform their best, cameras need a controlled amount of light—if it’s too dark or too bright, it can heavily affect the video quality. So let’s look at some simple, home-office-friendly solutions to this problem so you can look better on your next video call.

Use Google Search’s Spell Check Everywhere on Chrome

How to Use Google Search’s Spell Check Everywhere on Chrome – By Shubham Agarwal How-To Geek
We’ve all been there: looking up a word on Google just to find out how it’s spelled. No matter the typos, Google usually knows what you want to type. Thankfully, Google allows you to use its spell-check feature everywhere in the Chrome web browser.

How to remotely control a Chromebook

How to remotely control a Chromebook from another computer – By Kevin C. Tofel aboutchromebooks.com
Chromebooks have long supported remote desktop access to other computers. You just install the Chrome Remote Desktop extension, follow the directions and you’re off. But a common question I get, mainly for troubleshooting reasons is: How can I remotely control a Chromebook from another computer?

Do You Need A Mesh WiFi Network At Home

Do You Need A Mesh WiFi Network At Home? – By Farhan Gazi imoney.my
Mesh WiFi is the next biggest thing in wireless connections; as evident from home broadband providers now offering it as part of their subscriptions.


What Is A Mesh Home Network? – by Glenn Musser SeniorTechGroup.com
Mesh networking is a way for information to pass through several nodes that are directly connected to one another. A mesh WiFi router and its satellites act as extenders that allow you to get better WiFi signals encompassing a larger area. With Google WiFi, the satellite mesh units connect wirelessly to the base unit but can also be connected using Ethernet cables.  My Home Network Diagram

How to Use Google Calendar 2020

How to Use Google Calendar 2020 – Tutorial for Beginners – By Teacher’s TechYouTube

In this video tutorial, I will show you how to use Google Calendar. Google Calendar will help you spend less time managing your busy schedule. With Google Calendar, you can quickly schedule meetings and events and get reminders about upcoming activities, so you always know what’s next.

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