April 7, 2017
Google’s new “fact check label” in Google News will help you distinguish fact from fiction… President Trump may want to explore this new feature to validate his claims.
Now the Fact Check label in Google News is available everywhere, and has been expanded into Search globally in all languages.
Source: Fact Check now available in Google Search and News around the world
March 31, 2017
Just to make you aware; so that you don’t think it is some type of phishing attempt, Google’s sign-in page is changing…
What will stay the same
- The steps to sign in won’t change. You’ll enter the same information you usually do, like your email address and password.
- You can use your account to sign in securely to the same Google services as before.
Why the page is changing
The new sign-in page will:
- Have a cleaner, simpler look.
- Make the sign-in process faster.
- Be consistent across computers, phones, and tablets.
Where this change will happen
The new sign-in page will show up on computers, phones, and tablets. You’ll see it when you sign in to a Google app or a Google service on a browser, like Chrome.
Source: Learn about the new Google sign-in page – Accounts Help
March 22, 2017
SOON, you will be able to share your real-time location from Google Maps on both Android and iOS. The people you share this with will be able to track your location on Android, iPhone, and on the web (from any computer). This may be useful in tracking the kids; letting others know where you are on that long vacation; tracking that lover of yours’ (LOL), etc… You can read more about this on the Google Maps Blog by clicking on the source link below.
Whenever you want to let someone know where you are, just open the side menu or tap the blue dot that represents where you are. Tap “Share location” and then select who to share with and how long to share—and you’re done! You can share your real-time location with your Google contacts, or even share with friends and family by sending a link on your favorite messenger apps. When you’re sharing your location, the people you’ve chosen to share with will see you on their map. And you’ll see an icon above the compass on your own map reminding you that you’re actively sharing your location. You can change your mind and stop sharing at any time—it’s entirely up to you.
Source: Share your trips and real-time location from Google Maps
March 21, 2017
On your mobile phone you should soon start seeing when performing a Google search (google.com), shortcuts peppered on the home screen for quick access to in-depth experiences associated with sports, eat & drink, entertainment and weather.
Google Search is taking the next step forward: providing in-depth, tappable search experiences within the Google app, keeping you in the know about the things that matter to you.
Source: New shortcuts in Search help keep you in the know
March 17, 2017
I encourage you to visit Tom’s Guide (see source link below) for FAQ’s (frequently asked questions) when it comes to the Google Chromecast. I own several of these and especially love that I can mirror my android smartphone screen to the TV in addition to all the apps (such as YouTube) that can be cast to the big screen. The Chromecast is an inexpensive way to turn an older TV into a Smart TV…
The Google Chromecast is a cheap, simple way to stream video content right to your TV. Competing with the likes of Roku and Apple TV, the $35 Chromecast plugs into your TV and grants easy access to multiple streaming services, from Netflix and YouTube to Hulu and Google Play. You can even throw content from your Chrome browser to the big screen. Use this FAQ to get up to speed on the Chromecast and decide if it’s right for you.
Chromecast plugs into your TV and grants easy access to multiple streaming services, from Netflix and YouTube to Hulu and Google Play.
Source: What Is Google Chromecast? – How Chromecast Works – Tom’s Guide
March 14, 2017
I’ve been seeing article’s today to indicate that you can now send and receive money with Gmail for Android AND that this feature has been available on the web version of Gmail for some time.
I did not know, until today, that there was an option in Gmail to transfer money. From what I understand, a Google Wallet account is required.
On the web version, to send money to another recipient, see the following steps. For other options, such as receiving money, click on the source link below for further instructions.
Send money with Gmail
- Open Gmail.
- Click the Compose button.
- Enter the email address of the person you want to send money to.
- Add a subject and message text (optional).
- Click the $ icon (£ for UK users).
- Enter the amount you want to send and choose a payment method or add a new one.
- Click Review.
- Click Attach.
- Look over your message one more time and click Send.
To learn more about sending & receiving money using Gmail, click on the source link below…
Source: Send & receive money with Gmail – Computer – Gmail Help
To learn more about sending money using the Android version of Gmail — CLICK HERE …
March 11, 2017
You need to see this article that Phandroid has posted (see source link below) that will show you what Google knows about you, how this information is collected, where you can find this information and how you can opt out. Google collects this information, as a form of profiling, in order to better improve their products and services.
You may have already opted out of this collection of information; but, my guess is, you did not.
Did you know that Google knows almost everything that you do on their services? Find out what they know and how you can do something about it.
Source: Here is everything Google knows about you