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Week Three Questions, Tech News, & Tips

Nov 15, 2021, at 1 and 7 PM | Join Online Meeting
The Gadget Gurus – We do not have any prerequisites. Just come, ask questions about previous topics. I will also review the current tech news. We will do our best to answer computers, smartphones, apps, cameras, tablets, and internet questions. So bring your tech issues and enjoy the meeting.
Google 2-Step Verification: How to set up and manage your account security – By Andrew Romero 9to5Google


Q: Just notified that my “Backup and Sync is no longer available.  Instructed to move my account from backup and sync to start using Google Drive for desktop.”  Have no idea what that means and why it suddenly popped up!  I use Google browser.  Downloaded Microsoft Office several months ago.  Does that have something to do with it?  When I type into Word that is stored to my computer and to One Drive.  If I type into Docs that is stored in Drive and not also in my computer. John Renn
A: Google’s new Drive app replaces Backup and Sync with Drive File Stream   – By Jim Salter Ars Technica
How to use Google Drive for desktop app to backup files and photos – By Andrew Romero 9to5Google
Google Drive Sync Settings | A complete Guide – By Tony Landry remosoftware.com

Q:  Also, can I use Drive and One Drive for the same document? If I use Word it is saved to One Drive and if Docs it is saved to Drive.
A: You can use both if you wish.

Q: Have 2 email accounts (MSN and Gmail) and open computer with a PIN. MSN mail is imported to my Gmail. I do not sign out of my Gmail account when I sleep my desktop computer since I access it with a PIN. If I ever take desktop for repair and give them the pin I will log out of my google account, but since I open my computer with a PIN how do I log out of my Microsoft account?
A: If you store sensitive info on your drive be sure to have an up-to-date backup. If you can’t fix the machine yourself giving it to someone you can’t completely trust is a problem. If it fails you might consider formatting the drive, reinstalling Windows, and restoring your data from a backup.

Q:  How set up Google 2FA for my Google account? John S Renn
A: How to enable 2FA for Google & Gmail – By authy.com

Q: With 2FA what happens if my phone becomes unavailable? Backup plan?
A: Multi-factor authentication and Two-factor authentication (2FA) Resources by Glenn
See: How to Avoid Getting Locked Out When Using Two-Factor Authentication – By Chris Hoffman howtogeek.com

Q: Where do I find passwords that may be stored in my browser? Where are the passwords saved in the browser?

Q: Just notified that my “Backup and Sync is no longer available.  Instructed to move my account from backup and sync to start using Google Drive for desktop.”  Have no idea what that means and why it suddenly popped up!  I use Google browser.  Downloaded Microsoft Office several months ago.  Does that have something to do with it?  When I type into Word that is stored to my computer and to One Drive.  If I type into Docs that is stored in Drive and not also in my computer. John Renn
A: Google’s new Drive app replaces Backup and Sync with Drive File Stream   – By Jim Salter Ars Technica
How to use Google Drive for desktop app to backup files and photos – By Andrew Romero 9to5Google
Google Drive Sync Settings | A complete Guide – By Tony Landry remosoftware.com

 



Tech News, & Tips

This Chromebook deal makes it impossible to recommend any other device under $300 by Chrome Unboxed
Acer – Chromebook Spin 713 CP713-2W-3311, 13.5″  Intel Core i3-10110U, 4GB DDR4, 64GB eMMC
at BestBuy $279.00  Save $250Was $529.00

 

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