Should You Run Your Laptop With the Lid Closed? – By How-To Geek How-To Geek
If you use your laptop with an external display docked at a desk, you may want to run it with its lid closed to save space. However, your laptop wasn’t designed to run full-tilt with a closed lid, right?
How to set automatic backups for Google Photos – By Andrew Romero 9to5Google
Situations in which you lose all of your precious memories and photos are very rare, although it can happen. In those cases, it’s extremely beneficial to have backups of all of your Google Photo images stored somewhere safe. This guide will take you through creating automatic backups for Google Photos using Google Takeout, so you never have to worry about losing your pictures.
How to Mirror Your iPhone Screen to Roku – By How-To Geek How-To Geek
If you want to put your smaller screen on a bigger one, you can mirror your iPhone to your Roku TV. Rather than simply sending videos, music, or photos to the Roku over AirPlay, mirroring displays your mobile screen.
Why Am I Getting Spam From Myself? – By Ask Leo! YouTube
Why You Should Consider Google Chrome’s Enhanced Safe Browsing Mode – By See full CNET
Threats to your personal data have grown more common in recent years, and they’re unlikely to subside anytime soon. There were a record number of data breaches last year, and cases in the first quarter of this year have risen by 14% since last year. At this rate, data breaches will soon be as common as houseplants in a millennial’s home.
How to use Google’s Sound Amplifier app – By Christine Persaud Android Central
Hearing loss is a reality. No matter your age, overall health, and severity, many people suffer from some level of hearing loss, or will eventually. Thankfully, there are features like Sound Amplifier, which helps you hear more clearly when using a compatible Android device and a pair of headphones.
Getting Started with Your Pixel 6a: First Things to Do! – By Mike V. phandroid.com
So you finally got your new Google Pixel 6a – you’re in the process of unboxing it, or maybe you’re still waiting for the delivery van to pull up outside your door. Whatever the case, Google’s latest A-series smartphone has certainly generated a lot of buzz and excitement, and it’ll no doubt find its way into the hands of many Pixel fans and Android enthusiasts. It manages to set itself apart from many other Android phones in its price range due to the impressive camera quality, and Google’s powerful Tensor chipset.
I just tried all of Gmail’s new features — here’s the best and worst – By Sanjana Prakash Tom’s Guide
Google just gave Gmail a big shakeup that changes the layout and brings many new features to your inbox. The change is probably one of the biggest by Gmail in the last 18 years. If you have chosen not to revert back to the original design, it is likely that you are looking at the new Gmail interface while browsing through your emails.
One last piece of advice: Buy a YubiKey – By Ryne Hager Android Police
Almost no one takes their security seriously. I know there are certain people that think storing passwords written down in an actual book is a good idea — that these timeless invocations whispered in taps to Amazon, Bank of America, or Google by their very presence save them from the glasses-and-trenchcoat-dressed “hackers.” These are the same people that ignore piles of pending security updates and whole inches of screen space lost to browser toolbars. You just can’t make people storing their banking credentials in plain text notes saved to iCloud or Drive care about their security because any loss of convenience for them is a non-starter. But almost every adult carries around a set of keys for their car or home, and there’s a solution they can use which is every bit as convenient as that.
Should you buy a new phone now, or wait for the Pixel 7? – By Damien Wilde 9to5Google
The annual Made by Google fall launch is fast approaching, and we’re expecting to see the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro alongside some other surprises. This year, Google is expected to announce and release a refined Pixel 7 lineup that builds up on the solid ground of the Pixel 6 series rebirth last year. With this launch on the horizon, should you buy a Pixel or other smartphone now, or wait until the Pixel 7 is announced next month?
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How to set up a signature in Gmail and Google Workspace – By Hagop Kavafian Android Police
If you send a lot of emails, you probably know that signing each of them can be time-consuming, especially if you write your full name every time you send out a message. Thankfully, you can automate this process so that Gmail adds a preset signature at the bottom of outgoing messages instead of you having to think of doing it. Another benefit of automating the process is the amount of information you can add, such as your contact information, address, job title, and more, which you’re definitely willing to enter every time you send an email manually.
How to send a confidential message on Gmail – By Barbara Krasnoff Cameron Faulkner The Verge
Set your messages to expire and prevent them from being shared
Google uses TLS (what is called standard encryption) to keep your emails relatively safe in transit. (The service does also have the more secure S/MIME encryption, but it’s only available for business and educational institutions.) There are, however, other ways you can keep your personal data a little safer, and one is by using Google’s confidential mode.
Shift+Enter Is a Secret Shortcut Everyone Should Know – By How-To Geek How-To Geek
The Enter key can mean several things based on context. It can produce a line feed and carriage return, or it can submit a form or text field. With Shift+Enter, you can often toggle between those two modes with ease. Here’s why—and how to use it.
Top 5 Chromebook deals of the week – By Gabriel Brangers chromeunboxed.com
With the ever-growing number of quality ChromeOS devices on the market, Chromebook deals are now commonplace at retailers such as Best Buy, Target, and even Walmart. Sharing Chromebook deals with our readers used to be an occasional thing when one or maybe two devices would see a discount from a manufacturer but the sales were few and far between. Fast forward to 2022 and we now see new Chromebook deals on literally a daily basis. That’s a very good thing.