What’s New in Chrome 89, Available Today – By Joe Fedewa How-To Geek
Google Chrome 89 brings integration between Android phones and Chrome OS, better support for gamepads in the browser, NFC for web apps, and native web sharing. It will be released sometime today, on March 2, 2021.
How to File Your 2020 Taxes Online for Free in 2021 – By Chris Hoffman How-To Geek
The IRS is now accepting tax returns for tax year 2020, and they’re due by April 15, 2021. Most U.S. residents can file their taxes for free thanks to the IRS Free File Program, but many people still don’t know this. Here’s how.
LastPass free vs premium: Is it worth the upgrade? – Joe Hindy androidauthority.com
The app and browser extensions work the same for almost every platform. You log into the service, add your various accounts, and LastPass offers to auto-fill the login details when you reach any given website. Android, iOS, and PC all have slightly different methods to engage with it, but none of them are difficult. You should be able to get used to it after just a few logins.
Chrome OS 84 Gets An Overview Mode Upgrade – By Chrome Unboxed youtube.com VIDEO
Chrome OS 84 launched last week and came packed with way more features than we were expecting. With a handful of things we were expecting to ship with Chrome OS 85 showing up in 84, we’ve all been quite pleased with the new stuff available to try out and tinker with in this latest update. By far, however, my favorite new feature has to be the ability to utilize the Chrome OS overview mode the way you’d expect to with single and multi-monitor setups.
Google Meet Extensions: Power Up Your Online Classes and Meetings! – By dottotech youtube.com Video
In the classroom or in the boardroom, these Chrome extensions will make Google Meet a better tool.Teachers will appreciate the automated attendance features, the whiteboard and the interactive reaction tools.Everyone will see the value of virtual monitors and push to talk.
Even with these extensions, Meet will still not have all the functionality of Zoom, but these extensions fill in a lot of the gaps.
Links from this video:
- Chrome Web Store (for all extensions) – chrome.google.com
- Jamboard – https://gsuite.google.com/products/ja…
- Dualless – https://chrome.google.com/webstore/se…
- Nod – https://chrome.google.com/webstore/de…
- Google Meet Push to Talk – https://chrome.google.com/webstore/de…
- Google Meet Attendance – https://chrome.google.com/webstore/de…
11 of the Best Photo Editors for Android – By Eric Schoon reviewgeek.com
Over the past few years, phone cameras have managed to jump from serviceable shooters to flat-out great. They may not be able to match the quality of something like a DSLR camera, but for most people, they’re more than enough. And, while plenty of stuff already goes on behind the scenes of your phone’s camera to increase image quality, even the best photos can use some touching up—and that is where photo editors come in.
How to Zip (and Unzip) Files on Windows 10 – By Benj Edwards howtogeek.com
The ZIP file format reduces the size of files by compressing them, saving disk space, and reducing network transfer times. It also allows you to combine several files into a single one that’s easy to share with others. Here’s how to zip and unzip files on Windows 10.
12 of the best weather widgets available on Android in 2020 – By Matthew Sholtz androidpolice.com
Over the years, I've used my fair share of weather apps in the search for the best weather widgets out there, and while trends are always changing, many of the staples in the weather app industry have stayed the same. Luckily, there are still more than a few apps out there I've yet to explore, and so I've rounded up all of my favorites, young and old, and I've listed them by order of price in order to share with AP's readership the best weather widgets currently available on Android in 2020.
7 Great Photo Editors on Windows for Hobbyists and Professionals Alike – By Eric Schoon reviewgeek.com
Photo editing can mean a lot of different things, from simple color grading and cropping to making images nearly unrecognizable from the original version. Because of this range of complexity, there are many programs out there that focus in on one aspect of photo editing, and others that try to do it all. With so many options and things to consider, it can be hard to figure out what’s best for you.
Microsoft Editor vs Grammarly: Which extension is best? – By Arif Bacchus onmsft.com
If you’ve been considering a web browser extension that can help improve your writing, there’s now a new player you can choose from. Although Grammarly has long been the most popular solution, Microsoft recently introduced its own take known as Microsoft Editor.
What’s the Difference Between JPG, PNG, and GIF?– By Eric Z Goodnight howtogeek.com
As we keep building on old image technology, types of file formats keep piling up, each with their own nuances and uses. JPG, PNG, and GIF have become the most common, but what sets them apart from each other?
12 Free Add-Ons That Will Make Your Browser More Powerful – By David Nieldgearpatrol.com
Savor our weekly roundup of gear news with your Saturday morning coffee, or use it to fend off the existential panic of Sunday night — it’s up to you.
How to Install and Use Extensions in the New Microsoft Edge – By Ben Stockton howtogeek.com
The new Microsoft Edge browser, based on the Chromium project used by Google Chrome, brings a better browsing experience to Windows 10 PCs. One unique feature is the ability to use extensions from both Microsoft and Chrome Web Store. Here’s how to install and use them.
Top 10 Microsoft Edge Chromium Best Features – By Sele Training youtube.com VIDEO
Our Favorite Tips for Microsoft's New Edge Chromium Browser – By lifehacker.com
Microsoft has finally released the official, stable version of its Chromium-based Edge web browser. And while that doesn’t mean that your old-school Edge is going away today, Microsoft will start rolling out the Chromium browser in small batches before eventually replacing it via Windows Update this summer.
Download the latest Google Recorder app on most Android devices – By Mishaal Rahman xda-developers.com
Google’s latest Pixel 4 smartphones have a lot of appealing features like 90Hz refresh rate displays and Google’s latest camera software, but one of the features that we’ve personally found to be incredibly useful is the new Google Recorder app. This app is a fully offline voice recorder with real-time transcriptions and audio search. Google’s Recorder app may not be entirely original or the most feature-filled, but it does what it’s built to do really well. If you own a Pixel 3a, Pixel 3, or Pixel 2, then the app is also available for you so long as you’re running the latest December 2019 software release. If you have the first generation Pixel or any other smartphone, then you’ll have to resort to unconventional means to download and install the latest version of the Google Recorder app.
How to get Google's awesome Recorder app even if you don't have a Pixel smartphone – By Mike Prospero tomsguide.com
Google's Recorder app is pretty awesome: Real-time transcripts of conversations, which we've found to be pretty accurate. It's a real boon for reporters and others who don't want to spend hours transcribing interviews, or paying someone else to do it. It works remarkably well, too, with all of the processing done instantly on the device, rather than being sent to the cloud.
What’s the Best Way to Back Up My Computer? – By Chris Hoffman howtogeek.com
Everyone loses data at some point in their lives. Your computer’s hard drive could fail tomorrow, ransomware could hold your files hostage, or a software bug could delete your important files. If you’re not regularly backing up your computer, you could lose those files forever.