Study Shows SSDs Are More Reliable than HDDs – By Aaron Klotz Tom’s Hardware
If you needed another reason to get one of the best SSDs rather than any hard drive, here’s one. Blackblaze, an online backup storage company, published a study showing that SSDs having a far lower failure rate than traditional hard drives. (HDDs). This data was taken from the servers in thousands of Blackblaze’s data center servers over the past several years.
How To Use The Advanced, Multi-Item Clipboard On Your Chromebook – By Daniel Golightly androidheadlines.com
In Chrome OS 89, Google rolled out a new Clipboard History feature that works a lot like the one found on Android. Specifically, that’s on Google’s Gboard on Android. With the clipboard feature in place, users can access the last five items they copied or cut in one place. All from a simple and straightforward UI. But that doesn’t necessarily work exactly like that other multi-item clipboard when it comes to your Chromebook.
How to enable flags in Chrome – By Ara Wagoner Android Central
Whether you’re using the Chrome Browser on Windows, Mac, Android, or on the best Chromebook, there’s a lot of ways to tweak the performance or try out upcoming features even without having to switch to software channels. Chrome Flags allow you to try out experimental features or disable certain features if you’re encountering issues, and here’s how to turn them on or off as you see fit.
Today is the day to sort out your passwords – By Jim Martin techadvisor.com
We get it: it’s impossible to remember dozens of different passwords and which one you chose for which account, and that’s why so many people still use one or a few similar passwords which are a variation on a theme.
Google will soon automatically enable two-factor authentication on eligible accounts – By Abner Li 9to5Google
Two-factor authentication — or two-step verification in Google parlance — is a minimum requirement for staying safe online. Google today revealed that it plans to automatically enroll users with “appropriately configured” accounts into 2SV methods, like the Google Prompt.
Google will soon switch on two-factor authentication by default – By Chris Welch The Verge
Google is about to take a pretty significant step that will help keep user accounts more secure: it’s going to enroll people in two-factor authentication by default. Today the company wrote in a blog post that it will soon start enrolling customers in two-factor authentication (or “two-step verification,” as Google calls it) if their accounts are “appropriately configured.”
Google Assistant Broadcasts can now appear on phones – By Abner Li 9to5Google
Using Smart Displays and speakers as an intercom system is one of Google Assistant’s most popular capabilities. Google is now updating Assistant Broadcasts so that they appear on both Android and iOS phones.
You Should Definitely Update Your Dell Computer Right Now – By Gizmodo
A public service announcement for anyone who, like me, is using a years-old Dell computer as their primary machine: Dell has released a security patch for a security vulnerability affecting close to 400 different computer models manufactured between 2009 and right now. That’s, uh, a lot of laptops.
How to Save an Email as a PDF in Gmail – By Mahesh Makvana How-To Geek
If you’d like to save an email from Gmail for offline use, every modern browser makes it easy to virtually “print” an email to a PDF file. Here’s how to do it on Windows and Mac.
7 things you didn’t know you could do in Google Chrome – By Arif Bacchus Digital Trends
Google Chrome is the most popular web browser in the world, but did you know it holds some secrets, too? You might be using Chrome to access your social media, work-related programs, and more, but there’s a lot of other interesting built-in features in the web browser that can prove to be very useful throughout your busy day.
Chrome notifications: How to turn prompts off – By Ben Schoon 9to5Google
You’ve probably noticed over the past few years that more and more websites are prompting users to enable notifications. While useful from time to time, it can be annoying, too. Here’s how to stop any and all websites from asking to send notifications in Google Chrome.
12 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do on Your Chromebook – By Gizmodo
Chromebooks continue to find success as affordable, simple, cloud-based laptops. Chrome OS isn’t as complex as Windows or macOS, but sometimes less is more (especially when you’re saving money). If you have a Chromebook of your own, these are some of the most useful features you need to make yourself aware of.
The Problem With Passwords is People – By Dave McKay cloudsavvyit.com
Passwords have problems. They can be too weak, reused on multiple systems, deliberately shared with other users, and socially engineered. But that’s not the password’s fault. The problem is the people.
How to clear cache in Chrome – By James Archer Tom’s Guide
If you don’t know how to clear cache in Chrome, fear not: it’s a quick and easy process. More importantly, it can free up storage space, fix technical issues with Google’s browser and even improve your computer’s performance.
Having a Weird iPhone Problem? Reboot It! – By Benj Edwards How-To Geek
Let’s face it: Mysterious bugs sometimes pop up on your iPhone. If you can’t fix them with an update, sometimes you can temporarily make them go away by restarting your device. This works for the iPad and Apple Watch, too.
7 things you didn’t know your Chromebooks could do – By Arif Bacchus Digital Trends
If you own a Chromebook, there’s a lot that you likely already know you can do with it. Enjoying Android apps or features like Google’s new Phone Hub in Chome OS might just be two things you’re already doing.