My Favorite “Google Search” Trick

When performing search inquiries using “Google Search”, 99% of the time we just start typing the first thing that comes to mind. Oftentimes, we may know specifically, a phrase (exact wording) that may be contained in whatever it is we are looking for. If that is the case, simply type the phrase enclosed in quotation marks and Google will yield results with the same words in the same order as what you had typed in the quotes. Very powerful…


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Gmail’s new filters make it easier to search your email – Yahoo Finance

Gmail’s search is getting a significant update that will allow users to more easily narrow results to help them find a specific email. Before today, users could type in search filters by hand (e.g. label:work, has:attachment, from:marketing@company.com, etc.) or use the drop-down box to perform an advanced search. But these options were less obvious, cumbersome and therefore under-utilized by many Gmail users. With the upgraded version of Gmail search, new filters — which Google calls “search chips” — will appear directly below the search box for simple, one-click access.

Source: Gmail’s new filters make it easier to search your email

Earth View – A Google Collection of the Most Striking Landscapes Found On Earth

When visiting the Earth View site, move your mouse pointer to the top or side of the screen to make the various controls visible. These satellite landscape views make awesome wallpaper backgrounds. There is even a mode called “Leanback Mode” where it will automatically go through the thousands of landscape views as a slideshow.

Earth View is a collection of thousands of the most striking landscapes found in Google Earth. Humans have only been able to see the planet from space for the last 50 years. Yet something encoded in us long ago reacts when we see the world at this unprecedented scale. The enchanted and sometimes surreal landscapes of Earth View have the ability to elevate our minds from our tiny screens to outer space. Hopefully, this can also move us to care more deeply about our fragile planet.

Source: Earth View from Google

Best Method I Found To Download, Organize and Archive Your Gmail

Recently I have been working to clear out my Gmail account to stay under the space quota I am allocated at Google. I am someone that saves every email that I send and receive. In my focus of accomplishing this task I recently posted two articles that may be helpful to people who are in the same boat I am in. Both of these articles will help you understand the Google process and what you need to do manage the FREE space you are allocated. Once you surpass the FREE space allocation, Google wants to “sell you” additional space at a subscription rate.

Understanding Your Google Account Online Space Allocations
(for Gmail, Google Drive and Google Photos)

How to “Bulk” Delete Old Emails in Gmail

One of the questions I had when I started this cleaning out process was is there a way to download and save my old Google Gmail emails?

Google will tell you to go to their “Google Takeout” site where you can select and download all of your data (not just emails). That may sound easy, but I have found is that Google packages up your data, whether it is photos or emails, and wraps up that data in downloadable zip files that lack no organization whatsoever and 99% of people will not understand how to do this anyway. Is this a tactic to push people toward buying more space?  Don’t know, but looks like a messy process to me and will only waste your time.

Best Method I Found To Download and Archive Your Gmail:

The method I use to download and archive my Gmail is a third party software application (that is FREE) called MailStore Home.

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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.”

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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

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

Gmail will now let you attach emails to your emails | The Verge

The mailing system will soon allow its users to send emails as attachments without having to forward or download them first. Or as Google puts it, “You can now attach emails to other emails in Gmail.”

Fervent emailers can attach as many emails, which will appear as an .eml file, as they like. Users who love to have multiple tabs open may also be pleased to hear that the attachment will open in a new window.

Source: Gmail will now let you attach emails to your emails – The Verge

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