Email is the most invaluable asset of anyone’s identity on the web. You use email everyday and have all the important information stored in your inbox. All your social networking accounts, website registrations, Paypal accounts etc are connected and controlled by your email and thus it makes sense to completely secure your Gmail account and prevent unauthorised access. Choosing a strong password is not enough, you should be well aware how people try to gain access to other people’s email accounts by unfair means. Here are some useful tips on securing your Gmail account and avoid getting hacked: (more…)
Google looks to be making the grade with a new tool it unveiled Tuesday that aims to help teachers easily organize assignments and communicate with their students.
Dubbed Classroom, the free tool integrates Google Docs, Drive, and Gmail so that teachers can assign and collect homework paperlessly, communicate with students in and out of class, and organize their curriculum. Classroom will be offered in the Google Apps for Education suite, which provides the usual lineup of email, calendar, and document creation apps but is geared toward students and teachers. (more…)
Google has lowered the price of its monthly storage plans to $1.99 for the 100GB plan (previously $4.99), $9.99 for 1TB (previously $49.99), and $99.99 for 10TB, with even more storage available if you need it. How big is a terabyte anyway? Well, that’s enough storage for you to take a selfie twice a day for the next 200 years!!! and still have room left over.
Like before, storage continues to work across Drive, Gmail and Google+ Photos. Of course, the first 15GB plan remains free when you sign up to a Google account. You can sign up for one of these new Google Drive plans at www.google.com/settings/storage. If you already pay for storage, you’ll automatically move to a better plan at no extra cost.
Internet outages and long plane rides shouldn’t prevent you from working in Google Drive. Set up offline access so that the next time you’re offline you’ll still be able to view Google documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and drawings, shuffle folders around, and edit files stored in your Google Drive folder.
Set up offline access
Are you on an internet plan with a data cap or do you exhaust your mobile data before its due date. That should be a thing of the past with the recent update from Google for its Chrome Browser app which promises to helps users reduce the amount of mobile data used in surfing the web on your mobile devices. (more…)
Google recently announced that it has updated its social media service (Google+). The update allows Google+ users to send and receive emails from other Google+ connections even if they have never exchanged email addresses. All that needs to be done is to type the first or few letters and a list of names will appear to choose from.
Unfortunately, the service has been automatically enabled for all Google+ users but you can opt-out by following the steps below. (more…)
One of the Samsung Galaxy S4 in our office just started restarting itself last week after installing Facebook (mind you the Facebook app has nothing to do with the phone restarting) and the battery life drops from whatever percentage it is to 0%.
Steps taken to fix the Issue
- Uninstalling third-party apps
- Removing the battery and re-inserting it
- Removing the SD card and starting the phone without it
- Resetting to factory settings
- Performing a hard reset by wiping cache and formatting the phone (more…)
Google Search (or Google Web Search) is a web search engine owned by Google Inc. Google Search is the most-used search engine on the World Wide Web, receiving several hundred million queries each day through its various services. The main purpose of Google Search is to hunt for text in publicly accessible documents offered by web servers, as opposed to other data, such as with Google Image Search.
Google Search provides at least 22 special features beyond the original word-search capability. These include synonyms, weather forecasts, time zones, stock quotes, maps, earthquake data, movie showtimes, airports, home listings, and sports scores. There are special features for dates, including ranges, prices, temperatures, money/unit conversions, calculations, package tracking, patents, area codes and language translation of displayed pages.
Google’s rise to success was in large part due to a patented algorithm called PageRank that helps rank web pages that match a given search string.
You can carry out a search on information about similar businesses, products and data. (more…)