How to Add the Current Date and Time in Google Sheets – By Ben Stockton howtogeek.com
Rather than manually inserting times and dates into a Google Sheets spreadsheet, you can use the NOW and TODAY functions. These functions show the current time or date, updating as your spreadsheet changes or on a regular basis.
How to Use the AND and OR Functions in Google Sheets – By Ben Stockton howtogeek.com
If you’ve ever wanted to check whether data from your Google Sheets spreadsheet meets certain criteria, you can use AND and OR. These logical functions give you TRUE and FALSE responses, which you can use to sort through your data.
Get around on your Pixel phone – Google Videos
These videos might help you learn some tricks for getting the most out of your Pixel phone.
Chromebooks Explained 2020 Edition! Chromebooks Explained in Simple Language – Is it for you? – By Lon.TV youtube.com
Here we look at what Chromebooks can (and can't ) do, demonstrate how Android apps work, explore printing, and even touch on Linux apps.
How to Listen to Podcasts on iPhone, iPad, or Android – By Khamosh Pathak howtogeek.com
Did someone recently recommend you listen to a podcast? If your response was, “What’s a podcast?” we’ve got the answer, and more! Here’s a crash course on podcasts and how you can listen to them on your smartphone.
How to Use Watch Later on YouTube – By Khamosh Pathak howtogeek.com
When you’re browsing YouTube, you usually come across videos you don’t want to watch right this second, but you can make time for them in the future. Use YouTube’s Watch Later feature to save them all in one playlist.
Here is why free upgrades to Windows 10 still work – By Martin Brinkmann ghacks.net
When Microsoft launched Windows 10 in 2015, it revealed that devices with legitimate Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 licenses could be upgraded to the new operating system free of charge for the first year.
Why Microsoft Still Allows Free Windows 10 Upgrades And How To Get Yours – by hothardware.com
Are you still using Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1? Windows 10 was released over four years ago, but you can still get with the times and get Microsoft's latest OS it without paying a dime. A loophole continues to allow users to upgrade to Windows 10 for free nearly three years after their initial free upgrade offer.
Chromebooks vs Laptops: Which is best for you? – By Sydney Butler 9to5google.com
Google Chromebooks sure look a lot like any other normal laptop. However, when it comes to Chromebooks vs laptops, that resemblance is only skin deep. So which type of clam-shell computer is right for you? It turns out there’s a surprisingly long list of things to consider before making your purchase!
How to Change Google Docs Default Format Settings – By Kevin Parrish howtogeek.com
Google Docs uses a specific font and line spacing by default. This guide shows you how to change the default format settings in Google Docs, so you’re not manually swapping out those elements for something better with each new document.
How to Save Gmail Attachments to Google Drive – By Kevin Parrish howtogeek.com
While you can access Gmail attachments by opening the related message deep within Google’s client, it’s not very convenient. You need a central location to access saved documents and images. This guide shows you how to save Gmail attachments to Google Drive.
What’s the Best Way to Back Up My Computer? – By Chris Hoffman howtogeek.com
Everyone loses data at some point in their lives. Your computer’s hard drive could fail tomorrow, ransomware could hold your files hostage, or a software bug could delete your important files. If you’re not regularly backing up your computer, you could lose those files forever.
Perks, storage, and more: Is Google One worth it? – By Sydney Butler 9to5google.com
Google is pretty generous with its cloud storage. Every Google account gets at least 15GB in free storage. Which is a lot! However, for just a few dollars Google One gets you more space plus a few interesting bonus features. So, is Google One worth it?
What to Do Before (and After) Your Phone Is Stolen – By Andrew Heinzman howtogeek.com
Millions of phones are stolen every year, and there’s a chance yours could be one of them. But it doesn’t have to be—you can make your phone theftproof! We’ll show you how, and what you should do if your phone is stolen.
The Complete Guide to Giving Better Family Tech Support – By Jason Fitzpatrick howtogeek.com
It’s that holiday time of year again, and that means it’s over the river and through the woods to…well, fix your family’s Wi-Fi and other tech problems.
LastPass: Password security for your family in 2018 – By dottotech youtube.com Video
How to Use OneDrive’s “Personal Vault” to Secure Your Files – By Chris Hoffman howtogeek.com
Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud storage service now includes a “Personal Vault” for your sensitive files. These files are encrypted and protected with additional two-factor verification, even when they’re synced to your Windows 10 PC.
Backup Your Photos with Google Photos for FREE! – By David A. Cox youtube.com Video
Wyze’s New Subscription Plan Keeps Your Video Going for $1.49 a Month – By Josh Hendrickson reviewgeek.com
Wyze, the company behind the best and cheapest Wi-Fi cameras on the market, is taking the wraps off its first subscription service today. For $1.49 a month, Wyze Cams gain continuous recording, as opposed to limited 12-second clips. You can also try the service for free for two weeks before committing—no credit card required.
The best password managers for 2019 and how to use them – By Clifford Colby cnet.com
No more struggling to come up with clever, cryptic passwords that you have a hard time remembering. With a secure and easy-to-use password manager, you can manage your login credentials across all your devices, keeping your passwords secure, automatically filling in forms, and syncing your data across MacOS, Windows, Android phones, iPads, iPhones and more.
Roboform Everywhere review: Solid password security – By Michael Ansaldo pcworld.comOne of the earliest password managers, Roboform Everywhere doesn’t quite have the cachet that its longevity would suggest. Despite its age, it lacks much of the polish and sophistication of products like LastPass and Keeper. But its relative simplicity makes it good option for newbies or user who want get a better handle on their passwords without too much complexity.
Why you should never reuse a password – By Mir Ubaid tomsguide.com4
Are you one of those people? You know, the ones who use the same password for almost every website? You've heard that's a bad idea, but you think you're secure, right?
Using a built-in FIDO authenticator on latest-generation Chromebooks – By security.googleblog.com
Before we dive deeper into this capability, let’s first cover the main use cases FIDO technology solves, and then explore how this new enhancement can satisfy an advanced requirement that can help enterprise organizations.
How to Scan a Document in Windows 10 – By Kevin Parris hhowtogeek.com
A great way to preserve sensitive, written documents like W9s, contracts, and living wills is to store them digitally. This guide shows you how to scan a document in Windows 10 without installing third-party tools.
How to access the Task Manager in Google Chrome – By Sydney Butler9to5google.com
Most people think of Google Chrome as a simple web browser, but the truth is that it has to do many tasks that aren’t altogether different from what the proper operating system does. So it’s no surprise that Chrome is equipped with its own task manager. It also happens to be a powerful tool to diagnose and fix many desktop Chrome issues that crop up!
10 Easy Steps to Better iPhone and iPad Security – By Tim Brookes howtogeek.com
There’s a good chance you spend more time interacting with the online world on your smartphone than any other device. Let’s take a look at how you can up your iPhone and iPad security game.
Why You Should Ditch Google Authenticator for Authy (for Two-Factor Authentication) – By Khamosh Pathak guidingtech.com
Google is pushing two-factor authentication really hard. And that’s great news. The problem is that Google Authenticator for Android is an abomination (and I’m not even using hyperbole here). It’s still using Holo interface. That’s now 2 generations old. What hurts even more is the fact that Google Authenticator for iPhone was upgraded recently with Material Design.
Authy vs LastPass Authenticator: Which 2FA App Should You Use – By Gaurav Bidasaria guidingtech.com
As privacy concerns continue to rise, the use of two-factor authentication (2FA) apps is now a necessity. Apart from Google and Microsoft, a handful of players are offering their 2FA apps packed with new and innovative features. Authy and LastPass Authenticator are quickly rising the popularity charts among the 2FA apps.
Pixel 4 tips and tricks: Get the most out of your Made by Google phone [Video] – By Damien Wilde 9to5google.com
Hopefully, you’re enjoying your brand-new Pixel 4 or 4 XL, had one for a little while, or are thinking that you might get one soon. For that reason we’ve compiled a few of our best tips and tricks for any potential Pixel 4 users out there.
Top 30 Unknown / Hidden Google Pixel 4 XL Features! – By Techisode TV youtube.com
Here are the top 30 unknown and hidden features for the Google Pixel 4 XL! Some of these are just not commonly known, while others are legitimately hidden. If you're aware of any hidden Pixel 4 features that I missed, let me know in the comments below!
You're Probably Doing 2FA Wrong: Here's the Right Way – By Paul Wagenseil Tom's Guide
The most common method for two-factor authentication is texted codes, but it's also the least secure.
Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Dropbox and many other online services offer two-factor authentication (2FA) as an option to protect your account.
With 2FA enabled, it's much harder for a crook to break into your account, even if he or she knows or can guess your password, because the crook will be missing that crucial second factor that only you possess. We at Tom's Guide urge our readers to enable 2FA whenever they can.
Why You Shouldn’t Use Your Web Browser’s Password Manager – By Chris Hoffman howtogeek.com
We recommend using a password manager like 1Password, LastPass, or Bitwarden. But modern web browsers have built-in password managers, so why install a different one? There are many good reasons to avoid your web browser’s built-in tool.
Chromebook Keyboard Shortcut Cheat Sheet – By Joey-Elijah Sneddon omgchrome.com
See, we’ve shared a list of the best Chromebook keyboard shortcuts before, but realised that infographics often make it easier to remember things, especially keyboard shortcuts!
The Best Chrome Flags to Enable for Better Browsing – By Chris HoffmanBrady Gavin howtogeek.com
Before some features release in Google Chrome, they’re often added in as optional tweaks that are hidden behind “flags” you can enable to get a sneak peek. Here are some of the best flags for better browsing.
How to Use Google Slides Animated Transitions – By Brady Gavin howtogeek.com
Fade, dissolve, slide, cube, or flip. Spice up your presentations with transitions between slides and add visual effects to animate text, images, and other objects in Google Slides. Here’s how to use transitions and animations in slides.
How to Freeze or Hide Columns and Rows in Google Sheets – By Ben Stockton howtogeek.com
The greater the number of rows and columns in your Google Sheets spreadsheet, the more unwieldy it can become. Freezing or hiding rows and columns can make your spreadsheet easier to read and navigate. Here’s how.
How to Merge Cells in Google Sheets – By Brady Gavin howtogeek.com
Merging cells in Google Sheets is a great way to keep your spreadsheet well-organized and easy to understand. The most common use is for headers to identify content across multiple columns, but regardless of the reason, it’s a simple process.
How to Add or Remove Rows and Columns in Google Sheets – By Brady Gavin howtogeek.com
Google Sheets lets you add rows or columns to an existing spreadsheet on the fly to help you organize even better. Whether you want one or ten, above or to the right, here’s how to insert rows and columns into Sheets.
How to quickly scan documents with the Google Drive app – By Sydney Butler 9to5google.com
Unless you have huge pockets, chances are that there’s no document scanner on you most of the time. However, plenty of people have figured out that they can simply take a picture of any document with their smartphone. That’s a smart idea, but the Google Drive app actually has a supercharged camera-based scanning function that takes this simple trick to the next level. Let’s learn how to scan documents to Google Drive.
How to Customize Gmail on the Web – By Rob Woodgate howtogeek.com
Gmail is an enormously popular email provider with an easy-to-use web interface. However, not all preferences and screen sizes work well with the default settings. Here’s how to customize the Gmail interface.
7 fixes to make your Chrome run faster – By Patrick Devaney en.softonic.com
If you’ve had more than a couple of Google Chrome tabs open at the same time, you’ve likely had to endure long waits for your web pages to load. It isn’t just your browsing experience neither. Chrome is such a RAM hog that it’ll slow down everything you try to do on your device. The Google Chrome browser is famous for slowing down Androids, iPhones, PCs, and Macs.
The Best Way to Tackle the LastPass Security Challenge – By Chris Hoffman howtogeek.com
If you use LastPass, you should take the Security Challenge. It will scan your vault for compromised, weak, reused, and old passwords and recommend passwords you should change. LastPass will give you a numerical security score, too.
Are free password managers safe to use? – By Ken Colburn datadoctors.com
Everyone has heard the advice that you need to use long, complex passwords that are unique to each account that you use. Unless you only have one or two online accounts, the only way to adhere to these security measures is to use some form of password manager.
Low-Hanging Fruit Series: Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) – By Austin Downing vdalabs.com
At VDA Labs we work with a variety of companies both large and small. During our engagements, we see many of the same reoccurring issues that allow us access to systems. To help combat these threats VDA Labs is starting a blog series we are calling “Low-Hanging Fruit”. Throughout this series VDA will be talking about the most common issues we see, along with how each issue can be combated. In our previous piece we talked about password security. This article discusses why organizations need Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) and some foibles we see around MFA implementations.
30 Tricks to Master Google Photos – By Eric Griffith pcmag.com
Internet users are not at a loss for services that automatically back up photos and provide access to them on any device. There's Dropbox, OneDrive, Amazon Photos, and iCloud, just to start. But Google Photos has grown fast since its launch in 2015.
How to Use Chrome’s Built-in Virus Scanner – By Neeraj Chand maketecheasier.com
Viruses and malware used to attack only desktops, but now it is very prevalent online, too. Surfing the web nowadays requires plenty of caution, as you never know if the next website you are visiting contains a virus.
4 hidden Google Maps tricks you should know now – By Katie Connercnet.com
Driving is stressful enough, but it becomes even more of a task when you can't find a parking spot or you lose signal and a turn is coming up soon. Fortunately, the Google Maps app for Android and iPhone ($699 at Amazon) can remove a bit of the strain of driving with some of its hidden features.
Google Calendar Skills You Need to Know – By dottotech youtube.com
To increase your productivity using Google Calendar. Try my Google calendar tips & tricks to dominate Google calendar.
GlassWire’s new Android Firewall is here! – By GlassWireb log.glasswire.com
We are excited to announce that our newly updated GlassWire Android Firewall app is now available for download in Google Play!
16 Ways Book Lovers Can Satisfy Their Reading Addiction – By Jonathon Heddingsreviewgeek.com
There are more books than you could possibly read in your entire lifetime, so finding titles you’re likely to enjoy isn’t always easy. Fortunately, there are lots of resources available that can help you discover your new favorite author.
How to Customize Your Gmail Address on the Fly – By Brady Gavinhowtogeek.com
Did you know you can customize your Gmail address and make it easier to read? It can also help you track who sends you messages. We’ll walk you through the process.
Privacy.com Offers Virtual Payment Cards To Keep Your Digital Cash Secure – By Curtis Silver forbes.com
Technology, as cliche as this might sound, has come a long way. Yet, we still cling to paper and plastic as payment methods. Plastic being the dominant one these days. Chip readers, card swipers and constantly typing our debit card number into online forms puts us and our meager finances at continuous risk. Similar to how we protect ourselves online through VPN services, Privacy.com offers virtual payment cards that act like a VPN when it scrambles your IP address, shielding your true account information from possible scammers.
Money at 30: Privacy.com Review — How it Could Help Keep Your Money Safe – By Kyle Burbank dyernews.com
First the bad news: considering all the major data breaches that have hit retailers, websites, and freaking credit bureaus alike, there’s a very strong chance your personal info has been compromised at some point. Luckily, in addition to steps you can take such as freezing your credit reports to prevent criminals from using this data, there are a growing number of tools you can use to foil thieves in the future. Add to this list Privacy.com, which allows users to create unique card numbers they can use to conceal their actual info.
The difference between Encryption, Hashing and Salting – By Patrick Nohe thesslstore.com
Encryption and Hashing both serve different functions despite their similarities
Quick, do you know the difference between encryption and hashing? Do you know what salting is? Do you think salting your hash is just part of an Irish breakfast?
Why Your Web Browser is Running Slowly and How to Fix It – By gizmodo.com
We do just about everything inside a browser nowadays—stream movies, write essays, chat with friends, edit photos—and serious slowdowns inside this key bit of software can have a serious impact on how much we get done. With that in mind, these are the reasons that your browser is slowing down, and what you can do to fix it.
How Safe Are Password Managers? – By Chris Hoffmanhowtogeek.com
A password manager stores all your passwords and automatically fills them in your web browser and mobile apps. But is trusting an app with your passwords and storing them all in one place a smart idea?
What's the Password? – By Constance Gibbs timeforkids.com
In an ancient folktale, a giant rock blocks the entrance to a cave filled with treasure. A door appears only for those who speak a secret phrase aloud: “Open, sesame!” This is an early example of a password.
Enable 2FA for your favorite sites.
Go beyond the password and protect yourself from hackers and account takeovers. 2-factor authentication (2FA) is the best way to protect yourself online. Defeat cyber criminals & avoid account takeovers with stronger security, for free! Watch the video below to learn more about why you should enable 2FA for your accounts.
The Best Two-Factor Authentication App – thewirecutter.com
The most important thing you can do to increase your online security, alongside using a password manager, is to enable two-factor authentication. After interviewing three experts and testing seven authenticator apps, we think Authy has the best combination of compatibility, usability, security, and reliability.
Getting started with security keys – By Bruce Schneier paulstamatiou.com
Every week I come across another headline about how someone got hacked and within moments many of their online accounts had become compromised. These aren't simple cases of bad actors using account credentials from large public data breaches and the unfortunate result of people using the same password across many websites.
Here Are 5 Roku Features You May Not Know About For Roku Players & Roku TVs – By Luke Bouma cordcuttersnews.com
Recently Roku has been rolling out the brand new Roku OS 9.2 update. This update includes a few new features, but Roku already has lots of cool features you may not know about. Today we wanted to show off 5 great Roku features to help you get the most from your Roku Player or Roku TV.
8 of the best Android 10 features and how to use them – By Jason Cipriani cnet.com
Google's new Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL phones run Android 10, Google's newest Android operating system that launched for older Pixel phones in September. More devices will gain the latest version of Android in the near future. Google recently announced Android 10 as the official name, replacing Android Q and the dessert naming scheme Google has always used. Operating system updates like Android 10 add new features and capabilities and can be refreshing if you're growing tired of your phone. Google released the first beta of Android Q in March, and we've been testing it all along.
What Is “Military-Grade Encryption”? – By Chris Hoffman howtogeek.com
Many companies tout “military-grade encryption” to protect your data. If it’s good enough for the military, it must be the best—right? Well, kind of. “Military-grade encryption” is more of a marketing term that doesn’t have a precise meaning.
What’s the Difference Between Intel Core i3, i5, i7, and X CPUs? – By Ian Paul howtogeek.com
While AMD is making inroads, Intel is by far the number one choice in computer processors. Core processors are great chips for a desktop or laptop, but what’s the difference between Core i3, i5, i7, i9, and X?