Google’s $400 Pixel 3a was well received when it launched last year, and now the search giant could be preparing to launch another similar phone in just a few months.
I find that most folks at home are unaware that Google has its’ own office suite that is FREE; and, can be used even when the computer is not connected to the internet (see setup instructions below). Why spend a ton of money on Microsoft Office when you are not a power user; you no longer need it for work or school; and, all you are doing is typing the occasional letter or even doing a basic spreadsheet? Also, the components of Google’s office suite does a pretty good job reading Microsoft Office files.
Anyhow, if interested, here are the setup instructions on “How To Setup Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides For Offline Use” that I captured from Google’s support site. Continue reading “Here is How To Setup Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides For Offline Use”
If you’re setting up your Windows 10 and exploring the Microsoft features, you’ll notice that it’s Windows Mail that is the default.
But that doesn’t have to be the case. You can have Gmail as your default email client. So, how do you set it up?
If you have a Google Sheet filled with inconsistently entered data, it may take some time to make cell contents consistent. A series of sorts (Data | Sort) or find-and-replace (Edit | Find And Replace) actions can help transform a jumble of entries into a standardized set of cells.
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Google Maps keeps a detailed history of your movements, which might feel extremely creepy (like you have a robotic stalker), however, it happens regardless of whether you’re aware or not.
Not everyone is comfortable with Google keeping their information for this long, so here is how you can change the settings to limit how long this information is stored:
- Open Google Maps on iPhone or Android.
- Tap the menu bar on the top-left of the app.
- Choose “Your Timeline.”
- Tap the three dots on the top-right of the screen.
- Choose “Settings and privacy.”
- Select “Automatically delete location history.”
- Change the setting from “Keep until I delete manually” to “Keep for 18 months” or “Keep for 3 months.”
Some Google Maps users are being greeted by a new interface when they open the application. Gone are the now-familiar three bottom tabs with the side menu. Instead, the app has completely removed the menu and switched to five tabs, while lots of options migrated to the account picker pop-up. The benefit of this UI is faster access to your contributions as well as your saved places and lists.
Finally, in an effort that should have happened years ago, Google has finally re-added the ability to take notes and make lists via Google Assistant on your Google Home speakers, Nest speakers, Chromebooks, or phones. This is a feature I’ve long hoped would return and Google seems to finally have relented and brought it back better than it was before.