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.
How to Use Chrome’s Hidden “Send Tab to Self” Feature – By Chris Hoffmanhowtogeek.com
A new “Send Tab to Self” feature in Google Chrome lets you quickly send tabs between all your Chrome devices. This feature, available via a hidden flag in Google Chrome, is available in the stable version of Chrome today.
How to enable Ransomware Protection in Windows Defender and add custom folders to it – By Ashwinghacks.net
Windows Defender has been gaining a foothold steadily for the past few years. But there is one flaw in the antivirus that ships with Windows 10.
How to Import an Old Email Account Into Gmail – By Brady Gavinhowtogeek.com
If you recently switched to Gmail, but want to import all your old emails into your account, Google makes it a breeze. Automatically transfer messages and contacts from one email address to the other within minutes.
Am I Using Too Much Laundry Detergent? – By Mary Marlowe Leverettethespruce.com
To answer the question, "Am I using too much laundry detergent?" take a look at your freshly washed laundry:
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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 Download Android Apps On Chromebook – By Brady Gavinhowtogeek.com
One of the best things to come to Chromebooks was the introduction of the Google Play Store to access the millions of Android apps on supported Chrome OS devices. Here’s how to install Android apps on your Chromebook.
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 – 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 – By Authy youtube.com Video
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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.
What to Do Before (and After) Your Phone Is Stolen – By Andrew Heinzmanhowtogeek.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 era of the $200 security camera is over. This $20 alternative is impressive – By Megan Wollertoncnet.com
When I started writing about the smart home in 2013, influential startup Dropcam, purchased by Google's Nest in 2014, set the industry prices for DIY security cameras.
How to See How Much RAM Is In Your PC (and Its Speed) — By Chris Hoffmanhowtogeek.com2 min
Your computer’s RAM is the speedy short-term memory it uses for running applications and open files. The more RAM your computer has, the more you can do at once. Here’s how to check how much your system has.
How to Create a Website Contact Form With Google Forms — By Brady Gavinhowtogeek.com3 min
Google Forms is a powerful tool used to create free surveys and quizzes online. However, that’s not all it does. With this guide, you can create a contact form which can be embedded directly into your website.
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.
How to Transfer Gmail Contacts from One Account to Another – By Neeraj Chandmaketecheasier.com
Thanks to Google mail now automatically backing up your personal information online, you no longer need to save each contact in your Gmail list one by one. Here are the steps to transfer your Gmail contacts from the old account to your new account.
The Beginner’s Guide to Google Forms – By Brady Gavinhowtogeek.com
Are you just getting started with Google Forms? Never heard of it before? Either way, here are some tips to help you get going with Google’s powerful form tool and start building surveys and forms online for free.
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.
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.
How to Protect Your Smarthome from Attack – By Josh Hendricksonhowtogeek.com
Every new device you introduce into your smarthome is another device that can be attacked. You can secure your smarthome with simple steps like locking down your router and taking proper care of the gadgets in your smarthome.
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.
15 Gmail shortcuts you didn't know you needed – By Matt Elliottcnet.com
Spend a large portion of your day using Gmail? If you send and receive the majority of your Gmails on a computer, keyboard shortcuts can save you hours of time. There are dozens of Gmail keyboard shortcuts; presented here are the most useful to this Gmailer.
What's Your Computer Actually Doing? – By Tom Scottyoutube.com Video
The fetch-execute cycle is the basis of everything your computer or phone does. This is literally The Basics.
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.
What’s New in Chrome 76, Arriving July 30th — By Chris HoffmanJosh Hendricksonhowtogeek.com
Chrome 76 hits the stable channel on July 30. This latest release brings some serious changes to the web. Flash is now disabled by default, and websites won’t be able to detect whether you’re using incognito mode.
How to block annoying notifications on Chrome – By Karissa Bellmashable.com2 min
Google Chrome might be the most popular browser, but it has one extremely annoying bad habit: constantly asking if you want the website you're visiting to be able to send you notifications.
Organizing Old Photos with Google Photos – By dottotechyoutube.com Video
Four Years of Windows 10: Our Favorite 15 Improvements – By Chris Hoffmanhowtogeek.com8 min
Four years after its release, we’re all still using Windows 10. But that’s not really true: The version of Windows 10 we’re using today has seen four years of improvements. It’s packed with shiny new features and clever under-the-hood optimizations.
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.
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Why Are Companies Still Storing Passwords In Plain Text? – By Josh Hendricksonhowtogeek.com6 min
Several companies have recently admitted to storing passwords in plain-text format. That’s like storing a password in Notepad and saving it as a .txt file. Passwords should be salted and hashed for security, so why isn’t that happening in 2019?
(+) 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.
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 – 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 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 – 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.
How to Check a Used Car’s History Before You Buy It by HAYLEY MILLIMAN lifesavvy.com
Before you buy a used car, it’s always a good idea to check the vehicle’s history and get the full story. Here’s how to make sure you’re not getting ripped off.
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.
How to have Google Maps remember where you parked your car – By Matthew Beedhamthenextweb.com2 min
With more cars in use, it can get increasingly tough to find a parking spot, let alone remember where you parked your car.
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.
How to Use Google Drive to Maximize Productivity – By Fabio Buckellmaketecheasier.com5 min
Google Drive is one of the most popular cloud-storage services out there. This cloud-storage service gives you 15GB of free storage with the option of buying additional space, as soon as you sign up for a Google account.
A year later, Google WiFi is still the best option for home internet – By Bryan Clarkthenextweb.com4 min
As a tech journalist, I should care more about routers. I know enough not to rely on the hunk of junk offered up by most ISPs, but after buying a good router for a couple hundred bucks years back, I just didn’t see any reason to upgrade.
How to Create, View, and Edit Bookmarks in Google Chrome – By Brady Gavinhowtogeek.com3 min
Bookmarks in Google Chrome save a link to a website you want to return to later, much like when you put a bookmark in a book. Here are several ways you can create, view, and edit your Bookmarks.
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.
Cord Cutting Pro Tip: Avoid The Temptation to Make Cord Cutting About Replacing Cable TV – By Luke Boumacordcuttersnews.com3 min
I am hearing a lot of talk about how cord cutting can cost more than cable TV. If you have been a long time reader you know how the average cord cutter saves between $87 a month and over $100 a month.
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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 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.
How Do Internet Speed Tests Work? (and How Accurate Are They?) – By Josh Hendricksonhowtogeek.com5 min
Speed tests are a quick way to see just how fast your internet is. ISPs promise “up to” a certain speed in optimal conditions, but a speed test will confirm how fast—or slow—your connection is.
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.
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.