How to make Microsoft Edge always show the favorites bar – By Ciprian Adrian Rusen digitalcitizen.life
By default, Microsoft Edge does not always show the Favorites bar with the websites that you want to keep at hand, for easy access. However, in Windows 10 April 2018 Update, it does show it when you open a new tab. If you want to make this web browser display the Favorites bar, at all times, here is how it is done:
What Is a Browser Extension? – By Joe Fedewa How-To Geek
Browsers have evolved to become much more than simple internet navigators. A big part of that evolution was the introduction of “extensions.” They let you control how websites load and behave, and they can add extra features to your browser.
Chromecast with Google TV tips: 10 essential tricks you need to know [Video] – By Damien Wilde 9to5Google
Google decided that the Chromecast needed its own unique flavor of Android TV to properly compete with the best streaming sticks on the market, which means quite a big shift in how you use the device. We — like many of you out there reading — have been using Chromecast with Google TV for a few months and have some tips and tricks that we think you really need to know.
How to Choose the Right Laptop: A Step-by-Step Guide – By Scott Gilbertson WIRED
First, Pick Your Operating System
Buying a laptop is an exercise in confusion. Even if you know what everything means, and know exactly what you want, finding it can be difficult. Heck, just navigating the manufacturers’ websites to try buying the model you want is frustrating.
How to Connect a Bluetooth Mouse to a Chromebook – By Joe Fedewa How-To Geek
Chromebooks are called Chromebooks because they’re usually laptops, and laptops typically have trackpads. If you’d like to use a Bluetooth mouse with your Chromebook instead, it’s easy to do. We’ll show you how.
How to Sync Wi-Fi Passwords between Chromebooks and Android – By Joe Fedewa How-To Geek
The idea is simple: If you sign in to a Wi-Fi network on your Android phone, your Chromebook will automatically know the password as well. This works in the other direction, too. The devices share Wi-Fi credentials as long as you’re using both with the same Google account.
How to Unleash the Full Potential of Google Maps Saved Places Lists – By Chris theunconventionalroute.com
If You Use Google Maps, You Should Be Using Saved Places Lists
Even if you’ve never heard of Google Maps saved places before, you can probably guess what it is.
How to Access the Clipboard Manager on a Chromebook – By Joe Fedewa How-To Geek
Copy and paste is an amazing convenience we take for granted, but it can be improved. Like many other platforms, Chrome OS has a clipboard manager. We’ll show you how to use it on your Chromebook.
How to use the new Chrome OS tab manager – By Jack Wallen TechRepublic
Google is all about making Chrome OS as efficient and user-friendly as possible. To date, one thing they’ve been really hit and miss on is tab management. Yes, there are plenty of tab manager add-ons you can get from the Chrome Web Store, but many of them either offer too many features or don’t work as expected. Missing is that user-pleasing middle ground that holds only the features necessary for making the management of too many tabs a feat of simplicity. Don’t get me wrong, Google has attempted various iterations of tab management, but have failed miserably.
That ends now, as Google has finally delivered on that promised tab nirvana.
How to Set Up Chrome Live Captions on Your Desktop – By Lifehacker
Google recently added Live Captions to the desktop version of Chrome. With Live Captions enabled, Chrome auto-transcribes any audio playing in the browser, even if the sound is muted.
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.
How to Get a Caps Lock Key on Your Chromebook – By Joe Fedewa How-To Geek
The keyboard layout on Chromebooks is very different from other computers. There are special keys geared toward web browsing, but the biggest difference is the Caps Lock key. Rather, there isn’t one. Thankfully, you can change that.
Google Lens search tools proactively appear in Photos – By Abner Li 9to5Google
Google Lens has long been part of Google Photos to help you visually search images. On Android, Google Lens is now a more prominent part of Photos by identifying what pictures would benefit from the analysis and search tool.
How to share a Chromebook by using multiple users accounts – By Kevin C. Tofel aboutchromebooks.com
A few days ago, a reader reached out to me with a method to switch between two Chromebooks in the same household. He suggested using a Powerwash, which essentially resets a Chrome OS device to factory settings. Sure that would work if you wanted to, for example, switch two Chromebooks between two family members. But it’s not necessary: You can just sign on on the swapped devices and go. That made me realize not everyone knows how to share a Chromebook by using multiple user accounts.
It’s time to stop using services that force you to use SMS-based two-factor authentication | By Jerry Hildenbrand Android Central
You should be using two-factor authentication on every single online account you have. It doesn’t matter how rich or how famous you are (though the rich and famous should probably do even more to secure their identities) because everyone has something of value hidden in their online accounts. Companies like Google and Facebook offer everything for free because our online data is so valuable.
A Hacker Got All My Texts for $16 – By Joseph Cox VICE
A gaping flaw in SMS lets hackers take over phone numbers in minutes by simply paying a company to reroute text messages.