Here is How To Setup Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides For Offline Use

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.

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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”

Good Buy On This: 2020 HP Chromebook x360 Laptop Computer

2020 HP Chromebook x360 Laptop Computer

 

  • ▶ Powered by the latest 8th Gen Intel Core i3-8130U 2.2GHz, up to 3.4GHz, 4M cahce, performance beats i5-7200U; smart dual-core, four-way processing performance for HD-quality computing.
  • ▶ 14″ diagonal FHD IPS micro-edge WLED-backlit multitouch-enabled edge-to-edge glass (1920 x 1080) Display.Intel UHD Graphics 620
  • ▶ 8GB DDR4 2400 SDRAM Memory for full-power multitasking; 64GB eMMC flash memory is ideal for mobile devices and applications, providing enhanced storage capabilities, streamlined data management, quick boot-up times and support for high-definition video playback.
  • ▶ 360° flip-and-fold design; Intel Wireless-AC 7265 802.11ac (2×2) Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2 Combo; 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C (Charging, power delivery, video, data); 1 USB 3.1 Gen 1 (HP Sleep and Charge); 1 headphone/microphone combo; 1 microSD media card reader
  • ▶ Chrome OS; White

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Here is how Google Maps tracks your every move | Popular Mechanics

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.”

Read More @ Popular Mechanics

Google Maps’s new UI has no side menu, but gets a 5-tab bottom bar with quick access to your saved places | Android Police

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.

Continue Reading @ Android Police

You can finally use a Google Home to jot down notes and lists in Google Keep | Chrome Unboxed

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.

You can finally use a Google Home to jot down notes and lists in Google Keep

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