Your Microsoft Account No Longer Requires a Password … Wait, What? – By Andrew Heinzman Review Geek
Microsoft has spent the last few years edging toward a passwordless future. And now, the company is allowing users to remove passwords from their Microsoft account in favor of Windows Hello, the Microsoft Authenticator app, SMS sign-in, and other forms of authentication. It’s an odd move, but it comes with a few major benefits.
How to Change Your Google Profile Picture – By Marshall Gunnell How-To Geek
Your Google profile picture appears in all kinds of places. For example, when you leave a Google review or send someone an email in Gmail, people will see your profile picture. Here’s how you can change it.
Is Your Ethernet Cable Faulty? Signs to Watch Out For – By Tim Brookes How-To Geek
Cables are a necessary evil and a source of many computer and network-related problems. While you can’t ditch cables entirely, some cables may need to be replaced more often than others, including Ethernet cables used for networking.
4 hidden Chromebook features to supercharge your productivity on Chrome OS 93 – By Kent Duke Android Police
Chrome OS 93 arrived for most Chromebooks last week, and it refines the core experience with polish (like adding a stylus battery indicator) to help make your device more enjoyable to use. It’s not the most exciting release out-of-the-box, but with a little tweaking on your end, you’ll be able to take advantage of some even-more-useful but experimental features that aren’t part of the default Chrome OS experience yet. Here are a few of them we’ve found that will help take your productivity to the next level.
How to Sum a Column in Google Sheets [Mobile Apps & Desktop] – By Lee Stanton alphr.com
Google Sheets is undoubtedly a part of the modern business starter pack. This useful app lets you keep your data organized, clear, and up-to-date at all times. And it’s quite user-friendly!
How to See Basic Calculations Without Formulas in Google Sheets – By Sandy Writtenhouse How-To Geek
Are there times when you want to see a quick sum or average of your data, but don’t necessarily need the formula result in your spreadsheet? In Google Sheets, you can select the cells and see basic calculations without formulas.
How to Use Split Screen Mode on Chromebook – By David Delony MakeUseOf
Chromebooks tend to have small screens. Wouldn’t it be nice to lay out windows side-by-side? You can split the screen on your Chromebook. But it’s not as simple as it sounds.
How to Unarchive an Email in Gmail – By Joe Fedewa How-To Geek
Gmail offers two ways to get rid of an email: “Archive” and “Delete.” They may sound the same, but there’s a big difference. Unlike deleted emails, archived emails are never completely gone and can easily be unarchived. We’ll show you how.
How to bypass Gmail’s attachment size limit and send large files by businessinsider.com
Gmail has a limit to how big those attachments can be. It’s a way to stop spammers from flooding your inbox (and Google’s servers) with large, useless files. Here’s everything to know about Gmail’s attachment limits — including how to get past them.
Chromebook keeps important files at your fingertips – By Alexander Kuscher blog.google
We’ve all taken a screenshot, only to have it disappear in a sea of icons on our desktop. Or downloaded a file to a computer…and struggled to find it again. And it can be hard to stay on task when you have to dig to find the document you need.
How to Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone – By Joe Fedewa How-To Geek
Switching to an iPhone from Android might seem like a daunting process. You probably have a deep contact list that has been curated over the years. Thankfully, it’s pretty easy to transfer your contacts to an iPhone.
How do password managers work? – By Editorial cybernews.com
Most people hate to register accounts, much less to create passwords. That might be the reason why they re-use them several times when creating accounts. Although it solves the problem at hand – registration, it leaves a gap in your security, which could one day explode in your face.
How to Mass Delete Emails in Gmail – By Joel Kahn at Lifehacke
I recently got a notification that my Gmail account was 90% full. I thought that was impossible since Gmail must have unlimited space. Then I remembered that I’ve had the account since 2008 and have never cleared out old, unnecessary emails. If you are in the same (increasingly full) boat, here are the steps to mass-delete old emails in Gmail.
How to access router settings and change your Wi-Fi password – By Ry Crist CNET
It’s always been important to set a strong password for your home’s Wi-Fi network, and it’s a good habit to change that password on a semiregular basis, too. That said, a lot of us tend to set our routers up and then never think about them again. Perhaps you let your ISP set up your network when you first started service with them, or maybe you asked a tech-savvy friend set it up for you. Maybe it’s just been a while since you’ve messed with your router’s settings and you can’t remember where to start.
How to secure your home Wi-Fi network and router – By Alaina Yee PCWorld
Your home network’s security is only as good as the configuration of your router or gateway. Leave it open or vulnerable, and you might end up with freeloaders that hog your bandwidth, at best. At worst, a snoop might take the opportunity to examine your internal traffic, hoping to learn sensitive information about you that can be exploited.
What Size TV Should You Buy? – By Tim Brookes How-To Geek
If you’re shopping for a new TV, you might be tempted to buy the biggest model you can afford. While this sounds great on paper, you’ll be surprised how uncomfortable it can be to sit in front of a TV that’s simply too big for your watching environment.