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Chrome Adds Color Coded Tabs and We’re So Thankful

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Google Chrome is adding a cool feature over the next week or so (it may already have been released for you). The next feature is sure to make a big difference for some and will be non-descript for others. Let's unpack colorful tabs in Google Chrome.Adding More Organization Into Your Chrome BrowserAdmit it, you have a tendency to use too many browse...
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Google Search Practices That Have Purpose

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You could say that Google is an extremely popular website, but even that is an understatement. It’s the most visited website in the world, with 3.5 billion search queries being processed every day, and over 1.2 trillion searches a year. With so many people using Google, it’s no wonder that it’s such an advertising conglomerate, bu...
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You’ll Be Glad You Protected Your Google Account

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Computer users today more than likely have a Google account, either for business or personal use. Not only is it accessible and convenient, it offers a versatile assortment of features. Regardless, no amount of accessibility, convenience, or versatility are worth your security. However, many users put precisely that, their security, at risk…...
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Infected Applications Removed from Google Play Store

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We all download apps. There are literally millions of apps to choose from and sometimes nefarious developers can get their application published with ulterior motives. A situation has just happened as Google has removed twenty-two apps that were found to contain automated click-fraud scripts from the Google Play Store. We’ll take a short look...
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The New Version of Chrome has Interesting Changes

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Chrome 70 has proven to be quite a divisive browser. While a lot of users are excited for the new changes to security, some are also worried about whether Chrome can maintain this security and its user-friendly interface. Here are some of the changes being made to Chrome 70 so you can choose whether this browser update is for you.Extension Restrict...
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How Much Time Do You Spend on These Websites?

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The Internet is massive. It’s simultaneously a never-ending shopping mall, the biggest library that you’ve ever seen, and movie theater. According to a study conducted by MIT, the average American now spends a full day of their week (24 hours) online...and that’s just an average. We all know people who are locked into the Internet...
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Tip of the Week: Working from Google Home

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It is no secret that Google can serve a great utility in the office through its many services and applications. However, have you ever considered how the Google Assistant can, well, assist you through devices like your smartphone and the assorted smart speakers that Google has produced? For today’s tip, we’ll review how some of the feat...
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Tip of the Week: Filters and Labels Help Organize Your Gmail Inbox

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Gmail is an excellent tool for business use, even more than many business owners may realize. Did you know that it even has the capability to keep itself organized? For today’s tip, we’ll go over how to use filters and labels to keep your Gmail inbox organized and easy to use.An Intro to Labels and FiltersLabels and filters are just a f...
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Google Is Increasing Security For High-Risk Users

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Wouldn’t it be great if you could take advantage of a built-in security feature that could lock down your Google services in the event of a potential data breach? Thanks to attacks on high-profile users, Google is now offering this service to those who are at considerable risk of having their accounts hacked. This type of advanced service, ca...
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Tip of the Week: Seven Extensions to Add to Chrome

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Google Chrome is the most popular web browser in the world, and for good reason. The browser has many useful features, largely due to the user’s ability to install ‘extensions’--applications that add to the browser’s functionality or the user’s experience. Once an extension is added to the browser’s toolbar, it i...
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Tip of the Week: Use Google Doc Tables to Organize Your Writing

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Do you use Google Docs for your business’ word processor? It functions in largely the same way as Microsoft Word, and as such, there are various features that carry over between programs. One of these features is the table of contents, which can help you organize and sort your documents into consumable sections.To use the table of contents, y...
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Tip of the Week: These Shortcuts Can Make You A Google Chrome Power User

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Do you use Google Chrome? While it’s a great option in and of itself, you can make your experience with Chrome much better simply by using many of its keyboard shortcuts. Here are some of the best shortcuts that you can use to get more out of your Google Chrome web browser.Alt+Tab: Move through your open tabs. Alt+Home: Open your homepage. Al...
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Tip of the Week: How To Enable Flash In Google Chrome

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Flash is going the way of the dodo, with support from Adobe expected to end in 2020. Many popular browsers like Google Chrome have started to do away with Flash by default. However, there are still websites and online tools that use it. Here’s how you can enable it when you need to.Keep in mind, Flash is being phased out due to compatibility ...
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You Will Soon Be Able to Search the Web With Your Smartphone Camera, Thanks to Google Lens

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While many instances of augmented reality may seem gimmicky, Google is taking strides toward making AR a purposeful utility in our mobile devices. This was made apparent when Google’s CEO, Sundar Pichai, announced Google Lens.Taking note of the online shift from text-based content to image/video-based content, Google is doing its best to impr...
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Warning: Google Docs Hit With Phishing Attack

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On Wednesday, several users found themselves the victim of a convincing phishing attack. The attack was designed to look like an invitation to view and edit a Google Doc, and is designed to steal your Google credentials and spread through your contacts.Not only does the email look convincing, it’s also often coming from a contact you already ...
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Samsung Galaxy vs Google Pixel, Which is Best for You?

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When it comes to Android mobile OS-run smartphones, consumers may wonder where the value is when they see so many name brands charging premium prices for their flagship devices. Two of the most popular devices, the Google Pixel and the Samsung Galaxy s7, seem to be in a league of their own in the Android market. Today we do a brief comparison:Googl...
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Tip of the Week: How to Take a Picture of a Document With Your Android Device and Turn it Into a PDF

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Like many of Google’s productivity applications, Google Drive is available on both iOS and Android mobile devices. One of the neat features that users of Android can take advantage of is the ability to scan a PDF and store it in Drive, all by taking a picture of the document. Plus, if it has text on it which was created by a computer, you can...
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Tip of the Week: 10 Google Easter Eggs to Get You Through the Workday

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Perhaps one reason why Google is so popular is because the company knows how to have fun and not take themselves too seriously. One way that Google shows us their silly side is with Easter eggs they’ve incorporated into their search engine. Here’s a list of ten of our favorites.To access these Easter eggs, you first have to go to Google...
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Tip of the Week: 3 Ways to Take Full Advantage of Google Drive

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Google Drive is a great way to get work done. It provides several applications that are similar in nature to Microsoft Office, like a word processor, spreadsheet software, and a presentation maker. Just like any other type of software, Drive has keyboard shortcuts and other tricks that can be leveraged for more productivity. Here are some of our fa...
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Ready or Not, Self-Driving Cars Will Soon Be On the Roads [VIDEO]

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Artificial intelligence might be quite a ways off, but despite this, the push continues to make driverless cars a regular occurrence on the roads. Just look at how Google has its driverless cars rolling across testing grounds in Mountain View, California, and if they have their way, we might see a lot more of these vehicles hitting the roads in the...
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