Category Archives: Google


Featured Article : ‘Smart’ Glasses?

Featured Article : ‘Smart’ Glasses?

With Google and Amazon (plus soon-to-be Facebook and Apple) getting into making ‘Smart Glasses’, we take a brief look at what different types are currently being used for, plus we look at the vision for the future of these promising wearables. What Are Smart Glasses? Smart glasses are glasses that incorporate wireless connectivity/Bluetooth and other technology (e.g., a computer screen/display, speakers, and cameras) so that…

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Tech News : Google Risks Lawsuit Over Market Monopoly

Tech News : Google Risks Lawsuit Over Market Monopoly

It has been reported that the Justice Department (DOJ) may soon issue a second monopoly lawsuit against Alphabet Inc (Google) over its giant’s digital advertising business. Other Lawsuit Back in July, Google was issued with an antitrust lawsuit by 38 US states over allegations relating to how it may have been abusing its position of power in relation to Android app distribution and competition, and…

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Tech Tip – Boost Your Security Protection In Google Chrome

Tech Tip – Boost Your Security Protection In Google Chrome

With so many browser-based security threats, here’s a fast and easy way to activate 2 settings in Google Chrome browser to protect you from the popular threats of phishing and untrusted browser extensions: – Open the Chrome browser, click on the 3 dots (top-right) and select ‘Settings’. – Click on ‘privacy and security’ (left hand-side). – Click on ‘Security and Privacy Centre’. – Turn the…

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Tech Tip – Get Gmail in Your Windows 10 Mail App

Tech Tip – Get Gmail in Your Windows 10 Mail App

If you’d like a tidy, easy way to see your Gmail emails and Microsoft emails all in one place in Windows 10, here’s how to set it up: – Click on ‘Start’ and type ‘Mail’, and select the Mail app. – Open the app, right hand side click “+ Add account” and select Google/Gmail from the list. – Enter your Gmail login details and complete…

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Tech Tip – Backing Up Your Chrome History

Tech Tip – Backing Up Your Chrome History

If you’ve lost your Google Chrome history and you’d like to avoid the frustration of having waste time trying to find those useful and interesting websites that you remember looking at, here’s how to back-up your history so it doesn’t happen again: Enable Sync Enabling sync on Google Chrome history copies your history (and bookmarks) to your other devices (where you’re logged into your Google…

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Tech News : Google Provides Insights Into Search Rankings

Tech News : Google Provides Insights Into Search Rankings

Google has announced that (US first) Google Search users can click into details that show how their search-result matched certain search-terms (context), thereby giving a further tantalising glimpse into how specific rankings/search engine results are arrived at. ‘About This Result’ Panel Google says that clicking the three dots next to most of its search engine results will now take users to the  ‘About This Result’…

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Tech News : Google Facing Anti-Trust App Store Lawsuit

Tech News : Google Facing Anti-Trust App Store Lawsuit

Google is facing an antitrust lawsuit by 37 US states over allegations relating to how Google may be abusing its position of power in relation to Android app distribution and competition. The Lawsuit The lawsuit makes allegations in three main areas which are broadly that Google: Unlawfully maintains its monopoly in the market for Android app Distribution. Has unlawfully maintained a monopoly in the Android in-app payment…

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Tech Tip : Create Simple To-Do Lists Using Google Tasks

Tech Tip : Create Simple To-Do Lists Using Google Tasks

Google Tasks (like Microsoft To-Do), which is already built into Gmail and Google Calendar offers an easy way to create simple to-do lists. Here’s how to use it: – Sign-in to Google, open Calendar, and click on the ‘Tasks’ symbol (right-hand side, blue circle with pen symbol). – Click on “Add a task”. – Add the title, details, date, and time, and click on the…

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Tech Tip – Creating Drop-down Lists in Google Sheets

Tech Tip – Creating Drop-down Lists in Google Sheets

If you use Google Sheets and need to simplify data-entry, adding dropdown lists can really help. Here’s how to add them: – In Google Sheets, select the cell where you want the dropdown list. – Click on ‘Data’, select ‘Data Validation’, and select ‘List of items’. – In the field that loads, type the items you want to include in the dropdown list, separated by…

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