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Google Lens now has an album shortcut to search photos

Google Lens now has an album shortcut to search photos By Ryan Whitwam, www.androidpolice.com

Google Lens made its debut in the Google Photos app on select devices a while back, but now it's available everywhere. You can still search from the Photos app, but Google just added a new shortcut to make it easier to scan your photos. From Lens, just tap the album button at the top of the screen, and you're all set.

Google Assistant smart displays & speakers

Google Assistant smart displays: Your need to know on touchscreen smart speakers – By Sophie Charara, www.the-ambient.com

The idea of the smart home controller is changing. If 2017 was all about the cylindrical smart speaker, it looks like 2018 will shift to home hubs with touchscreens alongside voice controls.


Google Assistant guide: The missing manual to your Google Home – By Sophie Charara, www.the-ambient.com

Ah, Google Assistant. While Amazon and Alexa get all the attention, Google’s series of smart speakers is improving and expanding and – most importantly – selling, albeit all slightly under the radar. 


Broadcast voice messages to Google Home devices by support.google.com

Send a message to everyone in your home by broadcasting messages on all of your Google Home devices.

Here’s How Much Money You Could Save by Switching to Google

Here's How Much Money You Could Save by Switching to Google Fi –  BY smartphones.gadgethacks.com DALLAS THOMAS

In case you hadn't heard, Google is now a legit cell service provider. Google Fi has its pluses and minuses, but the biggest upside is in the pricing. Depending on how much data you typically use, there's a good chance you could save a lot of money without sacrificing coverage by switching to Fi.

Use this link to signup for Project FI as a new subscriber. Fi will credit you and Glenn $20 after you've been active for 30 days.

 

Project Fi is Now “Google Fi,” Works with Most Phones—Including the iPhone

Project Fi is Now “Google Fi,” Works with Most Phones—Including the iPhone – By Cameron Summerson, www.howtogeek.com

It’s been a long time coming, but Google is upgrading its Project Fi cellular service with a new name, more features, and compatibility with a lot more phones. Even the iPhone is along for the ride now.

Google Spreadsheet Tricks

6 Google Spreadsheet Tricks That Are Easy to Learn and Remember By Mahit Huilgol, www.makeuseof.com

Google Sheets is a popular Microsoft Excel alternative. As with other Google tools, the Sheets is a core part of Google Drive. In this article, we have taken the liberty to dive deep and unearth a handful of super useful Google Sheets tricks that you may have never heard before.

These Google Spreadsheet tricks are simple enough to learn and remember.

Google Chrome tip: Use the built-in Task Manager to find out which tabs are eating your RAM

Google Chrome tip: Use the built-in Task Manager to find out which tabs are eating your RAM By Adrian Kingsley-hughes, www.zdnet.com

That brings up the Task Manager screen. It displays five columns of information by default. The two that we are concerned with right now are Task, which at the top lists the browser, and beneath that all the tabs, subframes, extensions, and the GPU process.

How to use Startup Repair to fix boot problems with Windows 10

How to use Startup Repair to fix boot problems with Windows 10 By Mauro Huculak, www.windowscentral.com

It's just a matter of time before your device gets stuck loading or won't start at all. Instead of spending time trying to find out the problem, Windows 10 includes the Startup Repair feature designed to quickly fix most common issues that may be preventing your computer from loading correctly.

Top 5 ways to pick a secure password

Top 5 ways to pick a secure password By Tom Merritt, www.techrepublic.com

Oh, passwords. Someday the FIDO alliance or somebody will save us from them. Until that heady day, we still need them and we need to choose ones that are really hard to guess. Even if you have two-factor authentication turned on—which you should—secure passwords are still a good idea. Fire up your Horse Battery Staple, here are five things to know to pick a good password.


How Password Constraints Give You a False Sense of Security By David Murphy, lifehacker.com

The next time you’re forced to make a password—especially if a site requires you to use a crazy combination of uppercase and lowercase letters, or a number, or a symbol—don’t assume that these attempts at obfuscation automatically mean that your password is incredible and secure. 

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