March 17, 2017
Google’s Family Link app lets you create a Google Account for your kids that helps you set certain digital ground rules, such as; managing the apps for your kids, keeping an eye on their screen time, and even setting a bedtime on their device.
Family Link is available by invitation only
to parents of kids under 13 years old.
To get started, you’ll need:
- To create a Google Account for your kid through Family Link.
- A compatible Android device for your kid*.
- Your own Android device.
- Your own Google Account.
- To be in the U.S.
Source: Google Family Link – Home
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 17, 2017
This is the portable version of WSCC at Download Crew… WSCC is a great way to quickly access the tools at NirSoft and Sysinternals; as well as various Windows Tools. To learn more, click on the source link below.
Source: WSCC (Windows System Control Center) Portable 126.96.36.199
March 16, 2017
When I install a new computer, whether it is one of my computers or an installation for a friend; one of the first programs I install is CCleaner. This program has been around for a long time and its’ reputation precedes itself. This tool, also available as a portable app, is a good tool to keep in your tech toolbox.
CCleaner is a system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system – allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. Additionally it contains a fully featured registry cleaner. But the best part is that it’s fast (normally taking less than a second to run) and contains NO Spyware or Adware!
Piriform – Authors of the hugely popular software CCleaner, Defraggler, Recuva and Speccy.
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 13, 2017
I am really impressed with this portable tech toolbox called Windows Repair Toolbox (see source link below); and, can see it as a real asset to anyone who assists others that are experiencing computer problems.
The developer has created a dashboard of sorts that will assist you with downloading the necessary tools to fix or troubleshoot a PC. Most of the downloaded tools will land in a downloads folder that is a subfolder of the Windows Repair Toolbox folder (which keeps everything together in one place). There are some downloads that are full downloads (for example, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware). Another nice feature is that you can add your own custom tools.
(Almost) everything you need to repair Windows problems in one small handy tool.
Source: Windows Repair Toolbox – (Almost) everything you need to repair Windows problems in one small handy tool.