Got A New Chromebook? 10 Things You Need To Know – By Chrome Unboxed youtube.com VIDEO
What Is Google Pay, and What Can You Do With It? – By Joe Fedewa howtogeek.com
Everyone has a smartphone in their pocket these days, so it makes sense to use it to pay for things. That’s where mobile payment platforms like Google Pay come in. Google Pay is much more than that though. We’ll explain.
Should You Ditch Streaming and Go Back to Cable? – By Andrew Heinzman reviewgeek.com
Streaming video was supposed to save us from the wicked grasp of cable TV. But as prices rise and streaming selections fall, it’s getting hard to justify the frustrating, expensive streaming experience that comes along with being a cord cutter. People subscribed to services like YouTube TV could actually save money and get more channels by with a cable subscription. But is going back really worth it?
How I replaced Facebook with Google Photos – By Mike Elgan elgan.com
I’ve been using Facebook. However, because Facebook is such a cancer on humanity, I’ve decided I can no longer support them with my participation. So on July 4, 2019, I’m deleting Facebook forever, along with the Facebook-owned properties Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.
Holiday 2020: The Best Affordable Phones – By Eric Schoon reviewgeek.com
A shiny new phone is sure to be a gift that anyone can appreciate. The issue is, there are a lot of extravagantly expensive phones on the market today. While these phones may receive a lot of attention, they’re hardly your only options for gifts this year. And to prove that, we selected five phones that all cost under $500 which would make excellent gifts for those in need of a new phone.
Portable Backup Generator by Glenn Musser STG
I wanted a generator that would permit powering important circuits in our home during a power outage. I wanted a generator that was quiet, produced clean power, is fuel-efficient, portable, and easy to use. These requirements point to the inverter type generator, they are quiet, efficient, and portable. I opted for the WEN 56380i Super Quiet 3800-Watt RV-Ready Portable Inverter Generator. It has enough power to operate our furnace (not AC), refrigerator, freezer, internet, TV, garage door, and necessary lights. All running in economy mode at less than 50% output. Only when using our microwave does the load jump to about 90% of the full load power capacity.
Here are the things I used to make connecting during a power outage safe and easy.
- WEN 56380i Super Quiet 3800-Watt RV-Ready Portable Inverter Generator — WEN Products
- Reliance Controls ProTran 306C Indoor Manual Transfer Switch (30A)
- Reliance Controls – YouTube Installation instruction videos
- Square D by Schneider Electric QO200TRCP QO 60 Amp Not Fusible AC Disconnec
- Leisure RV 125V 30 AMP Power Plug Twist Lock Inlet with 3 Stainless Steel Plins
- Amazon.com: X-Haibei RV Extension Power Cord 30A Twist Lock, 30 Amp
- Amazon.com: WEN 55201 Magnetic Oil Dipstick for Inverter Generators
- Amazon.com: No-Spill 1405 2-1/2-Gallon Poly Gas Can
- Amazon.com: STA-BIL (22214) Storage Fuel Stabilizer
- Amazon.com : Titanker Bike Cable Lock
My Backup Power Changeover Procedure Document
During a power outage follow these steps to bring the backup generator online:
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Make Gmail more effective than ever with these out-of-the-way advanced settings and adjustments. Every feature-rich app has its share of easily overlooked settings. But Gmail—man, oh man. Gmail has a virtual labyrinth of underappreciated options.
Google Photos Storage Is Changing. Here Are Your Best Options – By Whitson Gordon wired.com
Google Photos has long offered one of the best deals in cloud storage, allowing you to upload unlimited photos for free—as long as you were willing to sacrifice a little image quality. But Google recently announced that it’s removing its free tier, meaning you’ll have to pay to keep using Google Photos beyond that initial 15 GB. If you’ve stuck with it for the past five years for its low cost, you may be wondering what the next best service is.
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Notes in Google Keep can be set up in many different ways. But there are some things you should always do with your Keep Notes setup. In this video, Scott Friesen shares a Google Keep setup checklist to make sure you get the most out of your notes, lists, and checklists.
7 Google Calendar Display Tips Every User Should Know! – By Simpletivity youtube.com VIDEO
To get the most out of Google Calendar, you need to customize your view. In this video, Scott Friesen shows you how to display time zones, maps, and the best keyboard shortcuts.
Google’s New Storage Policy: More than Photos ! Docs, Sheets etc. Impacted too. Alternatives? – By Lon.TV youtube.com VIDEO
How to stop those annoying website notification prompts – By JR Raphael theverge.com
Browsing the web on a desktop computer can sometimes feel like a carefully crafted test of your sanity. You’ve got ads and auto-playing videos popping up left and right, and you’ve even got pop-ups from sites asking you for permission to send more pop-ups in the form of notifications. It’s enough to make anyone crazy.
What’s New in Chrome 87, Available Now – By Joe Fedewa howtogeek.com
Google has added more solid updates to its popular browser with the release of Chrome 87. Along with the usual developer goodies, Chrome 87 includes a brand new PDF viewer, more performance updates, and fresh wallpapers for Chrome OS.