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Gmail Tips For Power Users

Top 10 Gmail Tips For Power Users by

Everyone has a Gmail account. We’re all used to archiving, labeling and marking bad senders as spam, but you probably still spend a lot of time in your inbox, especially if your work uses Gmail. Here are ten tips that will save you time and make getting to Inbox Zero a little easier.

Google adds rotation to Photos

Google adds rotation suggestions and more to Photos service by Android and Me

Google Photos is continuously getting better. Google has just announced a few new features that are sure to please those who use the service. The big one is a card that suggests which photos need to be rotated. You can then tap the photos to rotate them right side up. Sideways photos are definitely a pain, so this is a great tool.

Google Photos will also show you “memories” (read: old photos) of people who are in your new photos if your library spans that far back. It shows recent highlights, too, making small groups of similar photos. And lastly, Photos can now automatically make GIFs from the best parts of your videos, which it finds itself.

Chromebook not a budget laptop

Why a Chromebook isn't the same thing as a budget laptop by CNET

They may look the same, but a laptop and a Chromebook are more different than you might expect.

If your MacBook or Windows laptop is on its last legs, you may find yourself tempted to replace it with a Chromebook. But whether you're attracted to the lower price or simplicity of use, it's worth making sure it'll meet your needs before you hand over your money.

Project Fi Group Plan

Google’s Project Fi now has a group plan by Android and Me

Ever since Google’s Project Fi launched in 2015, it’s only been available as a single-user experience. That’s changing today, as Google has officially launched group plans for Project Fi, which allows up to six people on a single plan.

Pricing for Project Fi’s group plans is set at $15 per user for unlimited talk and text. Data costs $10 per GB, and Google will be issuing refunds as usual for unused data used every month, even with group plans.

Project Fi Introduces Group Plans to Allow Six Members on a Single Plan by

You can now add your friends from college or your family members to your Project Fi plan, as Google has finally introduced plans for groups.

Minimize Your Cell Data Usage

How to Minimize Your Android Data Usage and Avoid Overage Charges by How-To Geek

Increasingly sophisticated phones and data-hungry applications make it easier than ever to blow through your cellphone plan’s data cap…and incur nasty overage charges. Read on as we show you how to manage your data use.

How to Reduce Your iPhone’s Cellular Data Usage

Not everyone has unlimited cellular data. If you find yourself going over your cellular data allowance and paying overage charges or getting throttled, you can make your iPhone use less data.

In an ideal world, you wouldn’t have to micromanage any of this stuff. But we don’t all live in that world yet, and there are many ways to reduce the data your phone is using.

Google Opinion Rewards

Introducing Google Opinion Rewards

Answer quick surveys and earn Google Play credits to buy apps, music, movies, games, and books in the Google Play Store.

If you're not using Google Opinion Rewards, you're Androiding wrong … by Android Central

It's free money. No one hates free money. I've used Google Opinion Rewards since it first came to the UK, but my appreciation for the service …

How to Make More Money with Google Rewards by

One of the best ways to get Android apps for free is to use the Google Opinion Rewards app, a mobile survey tool that rewards you with cash in your Google account every time you complete a few brief questions. With over 5 million installs, this is a popular app, but are you making the best of it? Could you be making more money with Google Opinion Rewards?

5 apps that can earn you cold, hard cash (and other rewards) by

That expensive smartphone in your pocket could pay for itself — you just have to download the right apps. Both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store are littered with titles to help you rack up money, gift cards, and other perks, and all you have to do is give up a few minutes of your time to earn your share. I've rounded up five apps here that are easy to use, and don't require too much hassle to get your money.

Amazon Prime Reading

Amazon Prime Reading Bumps Up the Subscription Benefits for Prime Subscribers by

Today Amazon revealed an added feature for all of their Prime subscribers that provides unlimited reading of books, magazines, comics, and Kindle Singles.

The benefit is called Prime Reading and it is not only available on your favorite Kindle device but also through all of the free Kindle apps plus Amazon's Fire tablets.

Just some of the magazines you gain access to at no extra cost includes:

  • Sports Illustrated
  • People
  • Entertainment Weekly
  • HGTV
  • Motor Trend
  • Consumer Reports
  • Motorcyclist
  • Bazaar
  • Esquire

Best Chromebooks Of 2016

Best Chromebooks Of 2016 by iTech 

Chromebooks have been quite a competition to both Apple and Windows devices. Schools have been Chromebooks' biggest market. Such success is attributed to a balance of power, performance and price. They are not as expensive as Apple and Windows laptops.

Chromebooks run on Chrome OS. They are mostly intended to be used online. There has been a number of Chromebooks since its debut…

Enable Split Screen in Nougat

How to Enable Split Screen for Any App in Android Nougat by How-To Geek

Android Nougat brings a host of new changes to the mobile OS, with native split screen being one of the most prominent. The problem is that it requires developers to enable the feature before it’ll work, making some (many!) apps incompatible right. But like always with Android, there’s a workaround. Best of all, it’s easy peasy.

Secure Your Gmail

5 ways to secure your Gmail by Asbury Park Press

With more than a billion monthly active users – yes, billion with a “b” – Gmail is by far the most popular webmail app on the planet.

And for good reason: it’s an easy-to-use and reliable cloud service that lets you log in to read your messages from anywhere, and on virtually any device (heck, even Smart TVs).

And while Gmail is relatively secure, there are a few simple things you can do to best protect yourself while using the service.

Google Photos adds faster sharing

Google Photos adds new automatic creations, faster sharing by Android and Me 

Google Photos has been able to put together movies since its launch, gathering photos and videos that you uploaded at an event or during a trip and then showing them off in a new creation all its own.

The movies are put together automatically, but they’ve been limited in what they could collect. That’s finally changing for the better, as Google has…

Protect Your Information

Protect Your Information – Urban Settlements by RMMK AUGUST MF S

More than 17.6 million Americans were victims of identity theft in 2014 alone. Most victims discovered their information had been compromised when their banks contacted them about suspicious activity. Thieves are more sophisticated than ever, often using technology to help them steal information. Other times, they prey on the trusting nature of people to procure personal information. 

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