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Google Maps tricks to travels efficient & fast

5 Google Maps tricks to make your travels more efficient, fast, and fun – By Doug Aamothfastcompany.com

For many of us, Google Maps is an indispensable tool—but not one whose advanced features we spend that much time exploring. While it’s a solid choice for simply getting from point A to point B without much fuss, here are some helpful features and functionality that let you do a lot more than simply arrive safely.

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Bill Nye Pimps Chromebooks in Brand New Video Ad

Bill Nye Pimps Chromebooks in Brand New Video Ad – By Joey-Elijah Sneddonomgchrome.com

Bill Nye, aka the science guy, is back educating the masses in his own imitable style, but this time the topic he’s tackling is Chromebooks!

A three-minute ad added to the Chromebook YouTube channel this week sees Nye dish out some salient computing tips, with the chief takeaway being: buy a Chromebook.

How to Tell Which iPhone You Have

How to Tell Which iPhone You Have – By Justin Duinohowtogeek.com

Most iPhones share a similar design, so it’s not always easy to tell which model you own. This information is essential when shopping for accessories like cases or asking Apple for technical support. Here’s how you can find which smartphone is in your pocket.

How to Organize Your Google Drive

How to Organize Your Google Drive – By Brady Gavinhowtogeek.com

Over time, with some neglect and potential laziness, your Google Drive can accrue tons of files and become a mess to find anything. Here’s how to organize your Drive to find everything fast and make sure it stays in order.


How to Use the Equation Editor in Google Docs – By Brady Gavinhowtogeek.com

The equation editor in Google Docs is the perfect feature for people who use mathematical equations inside their documents. Here’s how you can quickly add math equations with ease in any of your Google documents online.

Everybody Should 2FA 

Everybody Should 2FA  – By Authy youtube.com  Video

Learn more about two-factor authentication and download the Authy app for IOS, Android and Chrome.


How to do two-factor authentication like a pro – By Sandra Gutierrez G 
You can hold the key to your online security. Like, literally.
If your level of anxiety over online security and privacy is on the healthy side, you probably already have two-factor authentication (2FA) set up for your main accounts. If you don't, you should seriously consider activating it to protect yourself from phishing, hacks, and anybody who may want to steal your data.

My Experience with a Charles Schwab Debit Card in Withdrawing Cash in Abroad 

My Experience with a Charles Schwab Debit Card in Withdrawing Cash in Abroad  — By Anya Kartashova10xtravel.com
International travel is often filled with the excitement of getting to know a new country, trying its food and learning about its traditions. However, it also comes with a plethora of headaches, such as how to communicate with locals without speaking their language, how to buy a SIM card to post all your Instagram photos and how to get cash without being ripped off.

Why You Need a Password Manager

Why You Need a Password Manager. Yes, You. – By thewirecutter.com
You probably know that it’s not a good idea to use “password” as a password, or your pet’s name, or your birthday. But the worst thing you can do with your passwords—and something that more than 50 percent of people are doing, according to a recent Virginia Tech study—is to reuse the same ones across multiple sites. If even one of those accounts is compromised in a data breach, it doesn’t matter how strong your password is—hackers can easily use it to get into your other accounts.


The Risk of Weak Online Banking Passwords  – By krebsonsecurity.com
If you bank online and choose weak or re-used passwords, there’s a decent chance your account could be pilfered by cyberthieves — even if your bank offers multi-factor authentication as part of its login process. This story is about how crooks increasingly are abusing third-party financial aggregation services like Mint, Plaid, Yodlee, YNAB and others to surveil and drain consumer accounts online.

Things to consider before buying LED bulbs

Five things to consider before buying LED bulbs – By Sharon Profiscnet.com
If you haven't switched to LED bulbs, now is the time. 

The reasons why are compelling — they last much longer than incandescent bulbs, provide interesting features and can save you money on your electricity bill. Besides, many incandescent bulbs — like the 100-watt incandescent — are being phased out, so eventually you'll need to make the switch anyway.

Chromebook Tips And Tricks

10 Chromebook Tips And Tricks – By A. Beratechnobezz.com
Chromebook is a very good option if you are planning to buy an inexpensive yet highly functional laptop. You can get even more out of it with some great tips. As a novice, however, you might find it bit difficult to know all the hidden features of Chromebook. And this is why we have discussed here the 10 best Chromebook tips and tricks to help you make things much easier.

2 Factor Authentication – What is 2FA? 

2 Factor Authentication – What is 2FA?  – By dottotechyoutube.com  Video

Google calls it 2 Step Verification.2FA is a simple to implement security setting that can and will protect most of your online accounts.
It is based on one rule, in order to access you account you need to know something (name and password) and have something (a trusted device like a smartphone to verify you are who you say you are). This combination secures your account to a much higher level.

Search Tools Hidden Within Google Photos

8 Brilliant Search Tools Hidden Within Google Photos – By Mihir Patkarmakeuseof.com7 min
Google has become synonymous with search, so it’s great to know that it hasn’t neglected this feature in their products and services.

We’ve always exalted Google Photos Get Free Unlimited Photo Storage & More with Google Photos Get Free Unlimited Photo Storage & More with Google Photos If you aren't using these hidden Google Photos features, you're really missing out. 

(+) A Simple Explanation of Cloud Computing

(+) A Simple Explanation of Cloud Computing – By Dick Eastmanblog.eogn.com
Many of the articles in this newsletter refer to “the cloud.” Feedback from several newsletter readers indicates that not everyone understands what a “cloud” is in the Internet world. I thought I would publish this introduction to cloud computing and also explain how cloud computing is used to provide digital images of census records to millions of online genealogists.

Beginner’s Guide to Google Docs, Sheets & Slides

The Beginner’s Guide to Google Docs – By Brady Gavinhowtogeek.com
If you’re just getting started with Google Docs, its extensive fe

atures and add-ons can be a little overwhelming. Here are some tips to help you get started with this powerful alternative to Microsoft Word.


The Beginner’s Guide to Google Sheets – By Brady Gavinhowtogeek.com

If you’re just beginning to use Google Sheets, its extensive features and add-ons can be a bit overwhelming. Here are some tips to get you on the fast track to start using this powerful, free alternative to Microsoft Excel.


The Beginner’s Guide to Google Slides  – By Brady Gavinhowtogeek.com
If you’re just getting started with Google Slides, its extensive features and add-ons can be a little overwhelming. Here are some tips to help you get going with this powerful alternative to Microsoft PowerPoint.


How to Quickly and Easily Copy Formatting in Google Docs – By Brady Gavinhowtogeek.com
Should you need to use the same style across different parts of your document, Google Docs lets you copy formatting from text, cells, or an object with the Paint Format tool. Here’s how to copy and paste formatting in Docs.


SUMIFS in Google Sheets to sum cells with multiple criteria (AND / OR logic)  — By Svetlana Cheushevaablebits.com
The tutorial shows how to use the SUMIFS function in Google Spreadsheets to sum cells with multiple criteria. You will find a handful of real-life SUMIFS formula examples with AND as wells as OR criteria.

Google Spreadsheets provide two functions to conditionally sum cells, SUMIF and SUMIFS. Regular visitors of our blog are already familiar with SUMIF that we covered last week, and today we are going to have a closer look at its plural version.

 

ZenMate Review

ZenMate Review – By ZenMatethebestvpn.com8 min
The first visit to the ZenMate.com homepage shows off a professional, sleek, and minimalistic design.

According to their website, there are also over 41 million ZenMate users across the world who use the tool “to access the web securely, anonymously and without restriction.”

Best password managers: Reviews

Best password managers: Reviews of the top products – By Michael Ansaldopcworld.com5 min
We are terrible at passwords. We suck at creating them (the top two most popular remain “123456” and “password”), we share them way too freely, and we forget them all the time. Indeed, the very thing that can ensure our online security has become our biggest obstacle to it. This is what makes a good password manager essential.


The 5 Best Authenticator Apps to Generate 2FA Codes on Mac – By Rob Nightingalemakeuseof.com5 min
Want to secure your online accounts with two-factor authentication (2FA)? Then you’ll need an authenticator app to scan the relevant QR codes during the setup process. Such an app can also generate the TOTPs (Time-Based One-Time Passwords) that you need, in addition to your login passwords, to unlock your 2FA-enabled accounts.

How to Back Up Google Photos to Your Computer

How to Back Up Google Photos to Your Computer – By Elsie Biagemaketecheasier.com3 min
Google Photos is one of the easiest ways to back up your digital snaps and keep them safe. Thanks to Google’s new Backup and Sync application for computers, you can now back up Google photos to your Windows PC or Mac automatically.


Seeking photo storage and backup in the cloud? Google Photos gets the picture – By Jackie Dovedigitaltrends.com5 min
For amateur photographers and family memoirists, the most dreaded event is losing track of a photo shoot — or more than one. Memory cards, hard drives, even desktop programs can fail, so a cloud backup plan is always optimal. To make sure your photo collection is always safe, redundancy is the name of the game, and one of the best places for redundant photo storage in the mainstream consumer market is Google Photos. Google Photos offers free unlimited storage for photos up to 16GB alongside a paid option for higher quality storage. 

Best Google Chromebooks You Can Buy

Top 10 Best Google Chromebooks You Can Buy Right Now – Fall 2019 – By Daniel Golightlyandroidheadlines.com12 min
Fall is soon to arrive and the start of the next school year is quickly approaching. Simultaneously, Chrome OS has continued its forward march with improved support for tablet hardware and development, making this the perfect time to pick out a brand new Chromebook from the best in the business.

Google Fi for iOS adds in-app visual voicemail

Google Fi for iOS adds in-app visual voicemail w/ transcripts, playback – By Abner Li9to5google.com2 min
Last November, Google’s MVNO dropped the “Project” status and added support for many more phones. Google Fi is available on iPhones, but with limitations that require you to tweak some settings for MMS and no support for voicemail in the native Phone client. An update to the Google Fi app today adds visual voicemail to iOS.

Password overload making your head explode

Online password overload making your head explode? A cyberfraud expert has the answer – By Rob Carricktheglobeandmail.com3 min
Technology’s most epic fail of the past two decades is arguably that passwords are still being used for internet security.

Passwords were manageable 20 years ago, when we frequented a small number of websites at most and few or none of them involved money. Today, many of us have half our lives online. 

Ting is dropping support for GSM-only phones

Ting is dropping support for GSM-only phones and T-Mobile, switching to Verizon – By Corbin Davenportandroidpolice
Ting Mobile has been a popular MVNO carrier for years. Much like Google Fi, it's oriented towards people who don't use a lot of cellular data, with the option to mix-and-match tiers for minutes, texts, and data usage. A major strength for Ting has been the ability to use either a GSM or CDMA network, but that will soon go away.

Find your way around Google Maps

Find your way around Google Maps with these handy tips and tricks – By Simon Hilldigitaltrends.com19 min
One of the early signs that Google might expand beyond search in all sorts of interesting and unexpected directions was the Google Maps release in 2005. Borne out of a series of acquisitions, the Google Maps project has grown over the years to encompass satellite imagery, millions of points of interest, street views, turn-by-turn navigation, traffic conditions, public transportation, and a good deal more.

Instead of Changing Your Passwords, Upgrade Them

Instead of Changing Your Passwords, Upgrade Them – By David MurphyEmailTwitterPostslifehacker.com4 min
What makes for a great password? Something long, something randomized with all kinds of characters—numbers, symbols, and letters of all cases—and, ideally, something backed up by a secondary authentication method. In other words, the easier it is for you to remember your password, the easier it is for someone else to crack it (generally speaking).


7 Reasons You Should Be Using a Password Manager – By Dave Parrackmakeuseof.com5 min
You’ve heard about password managers like LastPass and Dashlane, but you’re not sure if you need one. Well, here’s the thing: you need one. If you have more than one account and are security-aware enough to maintain different passwords, you need a password manager.

Google Sheets Formula Tips & Techniques

18 Google Sheets Formula Tips & Techniques You Should Know – By Benbenlcollins.com6 min
How many of these Google Sheets Formula Tips & Techniques do you know?


The 7 Most Useful Google Sheets Formulas – By Aja Frostblog.hubspot.com7 min
Lately, the best part of my day has been figuring out the cool new things I can do in Google Sheets — which, yes, definitely means I need to get out more, but also means I can share my favorite formulas with you.


SUMIFS in Google Sheets to sum cells with multiple criteria (AND / OR logic) – By Svetlana Cheushevaablebits.com10 min
The tutorial shows how to use the SUMIFS function in Google Spreadsheets to sum cells with multiple criteria. You will find a handful of real-life SUMIFS formula examples with AND as wells as OR criteria.

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