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Enable Pasting Text on Sites That Block It

How to Enable Pasting Text on Sites That Block It by How-To-Geek

Some companies think they’re increasing security by disabling your ability to paste into form fields, such as the password field. But in reality, all they’re doing is frustrating users–andprobably decreasing security by blocking password managers. Here’s how to solve this annoyance in Chrome and Firefox.

Uses for Private Browsing Mode

Five Worthwhile Uses for Private Browsing Mode (Besides Porn) by How-To Geek

People snicker about private browsing mode, but it isn’t just for pornography. In fact, it’s not even just for browsing privately–it has other uses. It’s named Incognito Mode in Chrome, Private Browsing in Firefox and Safari, and InPrivate Browsing in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer–but it’s essentially the same feature in all these browsers.

Access Your Home Network With Dynamic DNS

How To Easily Access Your Home Network From Anywhere With Dynamic DNS by How-To Geek 

We all have things on our home network we want to access from the outside: music collections, game servers, file stores, and more. Dynamic DNS makes it easy to give your home network a memorable and easy to use address.

What’s Dynamic DNS And Why Would I Want It?

Turn Your Home Router Into a Super-Powered Router with DD-WRT

Wireless is everywhere and routers are the force that makes it happen, so why not supercharge yours to take proper advantage of it? DD-WRT will let you boost your router’s range, add features, and more.

DD-WRT has a ton of feature

Google Now voice commands

Huge cheat sheet tells you everything you can do with Google Now voice commands – By Chris Smith on Apr 1, 2016 at 9:55 AM

Google Now is arguably one of the best features Google invented. The voice-enabled virtual assistant will completely change your mobile experience, should you choose to trust Google with even more personal data than you already do. And Google keeps updating Google Now to add more and more features with each year that goes by. In fact, chances are that novice Google Now users aren’t even aware of all the marvelous things Google Now can do.

The complete list of 'OK, Google' commands

There's a lot you can tell your Android phone to do. Yes, even "take a selfie."

Print a List of Google commands


Get The Most Out of Google Hangouts

15 Creative Ways to Get The Most Out of Google Hangouts – Written by Briallyn Smith

Google Hangouts is just one of many programs available that allows you toconnect with friends and family through video chat.

Unlike many other video chatting services, Google Hangouts (available on Android, iOS, or as a web app) offers features, communities, and the option for public accessibility that make it useful for creative conversations not only with your existing…

Speed Up a Windows Folder Loads

How to Speed Up a Windows Folder that Loads Very Slowly by How-To Geek

There is a curious phenomenon many of you have likely come across: even with a fast computer, there are some folders Windows loads with agonizing slowness. Fortunately the fix is simple and the results are immediate.

Why Your Folders Load So Slowly

There is a long standing Windows Explorer feature that dates all the way back to Windows Vista…

Add Safe Mode to Win 10 Boot Menu

How to Add Safe Mode to the Windows 8 and 10 Boot Menu by How-To Geek

Booting into Safe Mode has long been a staple when troubleshooting Windows computers. Safe Mode starts Windows with only a limited set of files and drivers so you can figure out what’s wrong with your PC. But for some reason, Windows 8 and 10 make Safe Mode hard to get to. Here’s a fix for that.

Before Windows 8 came along, you could press F8 right before…

How To Boot Into Safe Mode On Windows 8 or 10 (The Easy Way)

One of the most common steps when troubleshooting a PC is to boot into safe mode. For a long time this has been achieved by pressing the F8 key, this all changes with Windows 8 and its Automatic Repair mode. But what if we want Safe Mode?

You can still have Safe Mode, however, it is buried deep into the recovery options of Windows 8 or 10. While just mashing the F8 key as we all know will boot you into automatic recovery mode, you can still manually access the recovery options by pressing the Shift+F8 key combination. Even more simple, however, is the option to just…

Customize Your Chromebook’s Keyboard

How to Customize Your Chromebook’s Keyboard and Touchpad by How-To Geek

Chromebooks are known for their simplicity and unique design, but the keyboard and trackpad can take some getting used to for new users. Chromebooks don’t have the same layouts you’d find on a regular Windows or OS X laptop, with several different buttons that are exclusive to Google’s operating system.

This guide will teach you how to customize a Chromebook’s keyboard and touchpad to get the most out of your daily web browsing, and make the whole experience feel a bit…

Don’t Need a Product Key to Install Win 10

You Don’t Need a Product Key to Install and Use Windows 10 by How-To

Microsoft allows anyone to download Windows 10 for free and install it without a product key. It’ll keep working for the foreseeable future, with only a few small cosmetic restrictions. And you can even pay to upgrade to a licensed copy of Windows 10 after you install it.

Whether you want to install Windows 10 in Boot Camp, put it on an old computer that isn’t eligible for a free upgrade, or create one or more virtual machines, you don’t actually need to pay a cent.

Nexus 5X deal $199

I have been using Google Project FI as my cell provider since last November, it has worked great for me. The best thing my bill are around $30 a month. See "What is Google Project Fi" below.  Glenn

Project Fi ditching invites, offering $199 Nexus 5X deal by Android and Me 

Project Fi’s first birthday will be next month, but Google isn’t waiting until then to celebrate.

Google today announced two big pieces of news regarding Project Fi. First up, invitations are no longer required to sign up for service. That means that anyone in the US can now sign up for Fi and give…

– – Google Project Fi  – Senior Tech Group 

What is Google Project Fi

Project Fi is a new wireless service that Google is launching to offer mobile service directly to users.

The most innovative aspect of Google Fi is its pricing: Google is charging $20 per month for talk, text, Wi-Fi tethering, and international coverage in 120+ countries, then an additional $10 per GB of data each month. Google Fi includes unlimited international texts, Wi-Fi tethering to use your phone as a hotspot, and access cellular coverage in 120+ countries. International voice calls when traveling (non-Wi-Fi) $0.20 per minute in most countries. All International Rates Your phone number works in 120+ countries and calls are just a dollar for a 5 minute call ($0.20 a minute).

For example, a plan with 2GB of data costs $40 per month. However, if you don't use all that data, Google will partially refund the money you already paid. So if you only used 1.4 of your 2GB, Google says, you'll get $6 back.

Being a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) means Google essentially licenses network infrastructure from other carriers. Google is making itself the middleman between customers and carriers. So although your Project Fi phone will use T-Mobile and Sprint LTE service, you'll only ever have to deal with Google.

Your device will automatically hop among Sprint and T-Mobile networks and Wi-Fi hotspots depending on which has the best connection. Google counts over a million free, open Wi-Fi hotspots in the US as part of its network. When you're connected to Wi-Fi networks, Google encryption keeps you secure, the company says. And you'll transition seamlessly between Wi-Fi and LTE, even in the middle of a call.

Through new technology developed with their partners, Project Fi puts you on the best available network between Wi-Fi and two 4G LTE networks. This means you get access to more cell towers and 4G LTE in more places. Project Fi has partnered with Sprint and T-Mobile, two of the leading carriers in the US, to launch our service. You can view our US coverage Fi only available on the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X and Nexus 6. These devices are the first smartphones that supports our network of networks. They work with the Project Fi SIM card, which supports multiple cellular networks, and a state-of-the-art cellular radio tuned to work across network types. 

What's included in the Fi Basics?  Fi one simple plan starts with the Fi Basics for $20/month. It includes unlimited domestic talk and text, unlimited international texts, Wi-Fi tethering to use your phone as a hotspot, and access cellular coverage in 120+ countries. If your data usage at the end of the month is less than your data budget, you'll get a credit for approximately one cent per MB. For example, if your data budget is 2GB and you use 1.265GB, you'll get a $7.35 credit.  Note: My Fi bill is about $30 a month including taxes.

 Use Google Voice voice-mail on your Android device.

  • Set up voicemail on your Google Voice account.

At the TING Dashboard, use the following settings allow Google Voice to intercept your voicemails. 

  • Unchecked box in front of "Call Forwarding can be set on phone".
  • Check the box in front of, Forward 'Busy Signal' calls to this number (type in your GV number without spaces).
  • Check the box in front of,  Forward 'No Answer' calls to this number (type in your GV number without spaces).

At this point you are done.
I've tested my configuration. Seems to be working properly. I'm getting updates through the GV app, alerts to text and email and transcription appears to be working as well.

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