2 Best Ways to Check and Recover Clipboard History on Android – Guiding Tech

One of the easiest ways to view and recover clipboard history on an Android device is by using the keyboard. Interestingly, many keyboard apps now have a clipboard manager that can be used to access previously-copied texts. We’ve listed some of the best Android keyboards with clipboard history support, but in this article, we’ll show you how to recover clipboard history using Gboard, Google’s official keyboard app.

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NOW An All-In-One App: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and More) 

This Android App has been in the works for quite a while… It is a unified Android app that bundles the Microsoft Office products into one app, instead of having to download each app separately.

Word, Excel, and PowerPoint combined in one app:

  • The most widely used tools for working with documents, spreadsheets, and presentations, all from a single app.
  • Create, edit, and work together on Office documents with others in real-time.
  • Use templates to easily get started with your resume, budget, presentations, and other documents.
  • Easily store, access, and search for Word, Excel, PowerPoint files stored in your personal cloud storage, on your device, or across your organization (if using a work account).

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Source: Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint & More – Apps on Google Play

Android Auto adds local weather icons to the status bar | SlashGear

If your vehicle has Android Auto, you can now use the system to quickly view your local weather. Users started noticing the new feature over the last week, reporting that they show up as two small icons in the platform’s status bar. Don’t expect to get a full weather forecast, but it’s not like you’re missing much — you could easily view a more detailed outlook from your phone when you’re not driving a vehicle.

Android Auto adds local weather icons to the status bar

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AES Crypt – Advanced File Encryption for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux, Python, PHP, and Java

AES Crypt is a FREE (open source) file encryption solution that is available on many OS platforms. On a Windows-based computer, simply install and when you need to encrypt or decrypt a file, right mouse click on the file and select AES Encrypt or AES Decrypt. I also found that after you encrypt a file, you can also easily decrypt the file by clicking on the file and the password window will be invoked. AES Crypt is a great option when you want to store sensitive files in the cloud.

If interested in using this software on your Android devices, visit the Google Play store on your device and perform a search for AES Crypt and you will find several Android apps that is compatible with this software.

Source: AES Crypt

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Solid Explorer File Manager – A Chromebook Alternative File Manager

If you own a Chromebook that supports running Android Apps you may want to give Solid Explorer File Manager a try. The file manager baked into the ChromeOS has improved, but lacks features. Solid Explorer File Manager is one of those apps that I actually purchased because it worked like it was actually made for my Chromebook, in not only appearance, but in performance. On the Chromebook this file manager runs in “dual pane” view. I especially like that I can access the other computers in my home (for file transfers) and it has more robust cloud access options (can access Dropbox, Box, OneDrive, Google Drive, Sugarsync, Copy, Mediafire, Owncloud, Yandex).

Below you will find a description of the features. Solid Explorer gives you a 14 day trial period to give it a spin. I highly recommend it for Chromebooks (with Android support), smartphones and tablets.

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– Material Design!
– Two independent panels serving as file browsers
– Rich customization options: icons sets, color schemes, themes
– Drag and Drop inside and between panels
– FTP, SFTP, WebDav, SMB/CIFS clients
– Ability to read and extract ZIP, 7ZIP, RAR and TAR archives, even encrypted
– Ability to create password protected ZIP and 7ZIP archives
– Cloud file manager: Dropbox, Box, OneDrive, Google Drive, Sugarsync, Copy, Mediafire, Owncloud, Yandex
– Root access makes Solid Explorer a fully functional root explorer
– Extensibility: more features in separate plugins available in Google Play
– Indexed search finds your files in a couple of seconds
– Detailed file information with storage usage statistics
– Batch rename: change names of multiple files at once using regular expressions and variables
– Useful tools: hiding unwanted folders, FTP Server (plugin), bookmarks, Chromecast support, media browser

Source: Solid Explorer File Manager – Apps on Google Play

Best and Free Android Offline Fraction Calculator

Fractions Calculator is the Android app I go to when I need to figure out measurements where fractions are involved. For example, I needed to quickly figure out half of 15 7/8 and within seconds, this app got me the the answer. If you are into carpentry or any profession for that matter where fractions are used, you may want to take a look at this one.

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Source: Fractions Calculator – detailed solution available – Apps on Google Play

Locast.org – Provides Local Broadcast Signals Over The Internet In Select Cities

Today in my email I received the below information in regards to an online TV Service, called “locast“. Here at “What’s On My PC” I am familiar with “locast” and thought I would share this information with my readers as another FREE online TV provider option. You can watch “locast” channels online or through various app platforms (such as Android and Apple). I have found it to be a good option; but, there are “locast” interruptions (for donations) and you can make the interruptions go away via a monthly donation commitment.

Locast is a public service to Americans, providing local broadcast signals over the Internet in select cities. All you have to do is sign up online, provide your name and email address, and certify that you live in, and are logging on from, one of the select US cities (“Designated Market Area”). Then, you can select among local broadcasters and stream your favorite local station.

Locast.org is a “digital translator,” meaning that Locast.org operates just like a traditional broadcast translator service, except instead of using an over-the-air signal to boost a broadcaster’s reach, we stream the signal over the Internet to consumers located within select US cities.

Source: locast.org

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Lock Your Android Apps AND Protect Your Privacy With Norton App Lock

Nearly everyone that carries a smartphone has sensitive information on the phone. Typically this information is accessed by an app that is installed. Most folks don’t think about the security of this information until they misplace or lose the phone. For example, apps that store pictures, personal and financial information, and even control the devices in your home could be compromised if the phone ended up in the wrong hands. Yes, most folks password-protect their phones; but, many do not (which is a disaster waiting to happen). Even if you do password protect your phone there is a high probability that someone else, who wanted to compromise your phone’s information, would find a way to get to the information. It could even be someone you trust.

To give you a layer of protection, which is FREE, I suggest you take a look at Norton App Lock. Norton who has been around for years has developed an app lock that is more secure and not battery hungry compared to many of the app locks available where a crafty person can bypass the security.

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You can read more on Norton App Lock by clicking on the source link below, but in summary what this app does is give you the ability to password protect whatever app you want by assigning a PIN, Password or Pattern. For example, I assigned a PIN to my Gmail app on my phone. In order to launch and open the Gmail app, a PIN is required. I have also locked down other apps on my phone, as well. This added layer of security gives me a better feeling knowing my information is safe in the event the phone is compromised.

Source: Google Play Store – Norton App Lock

If you use Microsoft OneNote and OneDrive then you need Microsoft Lens…

This Android App (Microsoft Lens) is currently in beta but is one of the best document scanners out there. What impresses me is the accuracy of the scans (corner detection) and the clarity of the result. If you are in the world of Microsoft and use OneNote and OneDrive, this is a must-have app. When you complete a scan you are given the option to upload the scan (PDF or Image option) to OneNote, OneDrive or both. You can also convert the scan of a document to Microsoft Word or Powerpoint using OCR technology (Optical Character Recognition). Since this is in beta, you may have to sign up as a beta tester to download the app.

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Scan and upload all your notes, receipts, and documents. Increase your productivity by eliminating time spent looking for documents or business cards. Sketch your ideas and snap a picture for later. Whether you’re using it for business or education, Office Lens will help you save and share your documents in OneNote and OneDrive so you can all work together.

Source: Microsoft Office Lens – PDF Scanner – Apps on Google Play

The Best FREE Note Keeping App Out There…

For simple note keeping, I suggest you take a look at “Simplenote“… I have installed, uninstalled, reinstalled this application so many times that I cannot keep count; BUT, here I am back to it again. In reality, if you are tired of all the bells and whistles and want something that is “simple” (as the name implies) and is dog fast in terms of load time and searches, this is the note-keeping application to go with. It is a text-based application; but, you can use (learn) the very simple markdown language to make elements of a note standout. Simplenote has been around for years and is now being developed by “Automattic”, the developers of WordPress…

Simplenote is a cross-platform application that is available on iOS, Android, macOS, Windows,  Linux and on the WEB…

Source: Simplenote

Asus Zenfone 6 review: One of the best Android phones of 2019 – Business Insider

After reading the review on the ASUS Zenfone 6 smartphone (see source link at end of this article), I managed to find this phone on Amazon (click here). I am a big fan of ASUS products…

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The Asus Zenfone 6 stands out for its borderless screen and a flip camera that can swivel to take shots from multiple angles. At $500, the price is also a standout in an era when $1,000 has become the norm for a new smartphone. But that doesn’t mean it’s for everyone. The phone’s signature feature can also detract from its appeal in some ways. – Business Insider

Source: Asus Zenfone 6 review: One of the best Android phones of 2019 – Business Insider

How to factory reset your Chromebook and when you should do it | Android Central

This is one of the many reasons I have taken to the Chrome OS. Returning a Chromebook to factory condition is dead simple and fast…

To reset a Chromebook to factory condition, you Powerwash it, stripping away all your data and apps until its as shiny and swift as the day you got it. Powerwashing usually only needs to be done when you’re wiping a Chromebook to sell it, return it, or send it off to the manufacturer for repairs, but if your Chromebook is misbehaving and a reboot doesn’t fix it, Powerwashing is the next step before contacting your manufacturer for support.

Source: How to factory reset your Chromebook and when you should do it | Android Central

Sharpen Up Your Scrabble Skills With This Android App

One of my favorite board games growing up was Scrabble; and, to this day it still is. It is the only game out there that will hold my attention. I have tried many of the Scrabble type games on the Google Play Store (including Hasbro’s version) and today I came across one called “CrossCraze“,  that not only is visually appealing; BUT, it is not constantly blinking ads while you are playing; and, is just plain fantastic. With CrossCraze you play against your device (at different difficulty levels) OR if you go with the PRO version you can play with another person by taking turns. My wife and I enjoy (together) trying to beat the device (such as the Tablet, Smartphone or Chromebook). I have installed and run the game on all three (Tablet, Smartphone and Tablet). Also, while checking out the developer’s website, I noticed there is a Windows version as well; however, you are limited to a trial run of 10 games. If you like playing Scrabble and want to sharpen up your skills, you may want to give this one a try!

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Source: Google Play Store – CrossCraze OR OrtSoftware (CrossCraze Web Site)

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