Instagram users can now direct message users on the web from their browsers globally and it will easily expand the social media giant to communicate more with others. It's just a better way to keep everyone connected.
It looks like the internet archive is offering now free access to its books with no waiting list. This will ensure everyone has access to their reading and library materials. This will continue until June 30th and hopefully, it will fulfill everyone's needs during our COVID 19 crisis.
It looks like Google recently delayed Google Hangouts shutdown until June 2020 and the delay was all due to its trouble with picking the right messaging application.
Here is more on what to expect from them in the next couple of weeks.
It looks like there are prototypes of electric planes being made that can make the difference in ticket prices in the future should they suddenly take off overnight.
It's the same concept on using electrical car and it's still being tested daily. Take a look at the differences and the recent talk on the video below.
It looks like Chrome has built a beta version of the browser with users group tabs, custom name tabs, and even colors for these tabs. It's going o make grouping similar pages easy to do and users can now be more creative with their groups.
I hope the final product comes out real soon.
Right when everyone is going remote Microsoft Teams goes down in a time where communication is a must. Now that should not be an excuse for a multi-billion-dollar company that is trying to be number one around the world.
Now even though the outage was for two hours long, they should have known better.
This handy Android phone checker double checks if your phone is working properly. If you have doubts about your Android device, this is a great software to check if there are any problems with your phone.
It looks like social distance is still going to be a concern for many users going back to their daily lives. Now I doubt that it's going to save the movie theatre's industry, but the timing could be right.
Have a Mac Office license and want to remove it so that you can take it somewhere else or just because you are upgrading your laptop and need it on another computer. This is what you need to do so that you can use the license on another computer.
Need to change your O365 subscription plan? Then this is what you should know before you decide to make any changes from your personal plan to home and vise versa. It's good to know what you can and cannot do with the new changes in place.
Microsoft is retiring these exams at the end of June 2020 and what this means for some users is that its time to start preparing to get ready for the cloud if they haven't done so yet.
The future of computing is here, now let's get ready.
It looks like the long time founder of Microsoft is stepping down as the board and setting his priorities. I guess it's time for the next generation to make a difference.
Regardless of your feelings, you have to admire the guy for coming this far.
Looking for an easier way to transfer files via Windows 10 and Bluetooth then why not try the file transfer method to send and receive files. It is so simple to do once you follow these directions below.
It looks like the Windows 10 May update is going to boost up your speed. For those users with old hard drives, it's going to be a plus. Let's just say moving forward when you search for something it's going to be a little quicker.
It's only a matter of time before the right technology comes around to give us virtual reality typing. The Tap Strap 2 is a great idea and although I think it still did not win my heart to go out and get one, it is sure getting close to wanting me to keep an eye on the technology.
Cord-cutters should not be surprised by the recent programming guide from YouTube. Not only are some subscribers getting the channel in some areas, but others also are not. So if you are a sports fan your location will matter if you decide to subscribe to YouTube Tv.
Here are some great job applications to keep in mind when looking for work. The job market will be changing when everything re-opens again.
With Unemployment at its high points, many job seekers will be looking for work.
I hope that this narrows down your search and gets you a job.
Looks like the legal battle on the FBI against Apple has stopped, for now, a few years ago Apple was trying to protect their customers when the FBI wanted to retrieve data from their phones. Long story short, Apple denied the request and now years later, Apple is dropping the encrypted backups.
It just comes to show you how powerful the government is in convincing Apple to let them do what they do best. There goes our privacy.
VPNs have been out for years and many people use it for security reasons. It's not always good to use free wifi where users can steal your password and access your information.
If you are reviewing VPNs then this is a good guide to use to help you get started.
I think we have been doing things all wrong for a while. If this dome home really works, then I would suggest building demo's around South Florida, California and the US Tropical Islands to see if they are up to par. Because it looks sturdy, but it still has me wondering if it's up to the challenge.
Running out of room on your hard drive, this handy software named Steammover easily moves your programs to a different drive so that you can gain back drive space and be able to keep your favorite programs.
Here is a great way to make group contacts in Outlook. Now please note that Microsoft has a spam filter option that can lock you out. So make sure you confirm how many emails you can send out to users before the Microsoft lock kicks in. Other providers might have different filters in place to stop spammers from sending mass emails.
With the Coronavirus dominating a threat across countries, one biotech company is doing a study to inject under the skin a biosensor to detect the flu or other bio-attacks of the future weeks before the infected person gets sick.
Could this change the future of medicine on how we already know it?
It looks like this ban went into effect on 3/1/2020 and now NYC is banning all plastic bags. If all goes good you can see more states going in on the ban. Let's change the world of plastic as we know it.
NY : A statewideban on plastic bags means grocery stores, food establishments and other NY businesses must stop using them from March 1 and in New York City consumers will also be charged 5 cents for every paper bag they use.Feb 10, 2020 Link
This new generation of power can power up most of all your devices when you are on the go. Although pricey, you cannot find a power generator to juice up most of your devices. Worth considering if you are always on the go and in need of power.
It looks like Sony is giving away it's PS4 games and now would be a great time to take advantage of some great games to add to your collection. You can always download them and install them later when you are ready.
Want a better way to find web browser history, then check out Timeline for Windows and see your past browsing history.
It's a great way to go back and review the website or files that were on your computer. It's so quick and easy to use, that you wished you new about this sooner.
It's by default saved to your computer and if you are signed to a Microsoft account you then have 30 days of history already saved.
Better yet just click the Tab + Windows button to view timeline now on the right-hand side of the screen you will see the web history in a timeline.
What can you do with Timeline
See activities, search the Timeline, access Timeline documents, remove individual activities.
Remove Timeline activity
If your privacy is a major concern then removing the browser activity is what you should be looking for. Go to Security - in activity history - go down to clear activity history and remove all.
Looks like Google Stadia Pro is free for two months and it's time for users to jump in and check out what games you can play in 4K. It's a great way to try out the site and see if this is something worthwhile. At least it's free.
Looks like Zoom recently tweaked their security settings after recent attacks from the Zoom bombing. The company is being proactive and listening to user concerns. I just hope they can keep up with the pace.
Acorn investing great for people who want to invest but know very little about it. They invest your money after answering a few questions for them and they make the money for you.
You can start as little as $1- or $5- a month by setting up the automatic monthly deduction from your bank account and even though there is a $1- monthly charge for investing, it still a low fee to pay to have your money work for you. There are other plans, but I would recommend at first, the basic plan.
The company purchases fractional shares and you can easily buy a $1- stock on a company that you would not have the money to buy that share easily.
Now the only downfalls are that you cannot but your own shares, they do this for you once you choose your investment profile. And all dividends from the company go back to your cash account for use or reinvestments. So dividends are always paid in cash which is still not that bad.
Now they do have a charge card that you can use and I would look into it but there are some monthly fees to consider. But you cannot beat the no minimum balance or overdraft fees, unlimited fees or reimbursed ATM fees. And money reinvested for you for using their card. So it could be worth it.
Besides all that the company is protected by SIPC ($500,000) which is like the FDIC that insures your bank. Partnered with Lincoln Savings Bank.
Some other things to consider if your money is beyond $5,000- in this case, you might want to look into a premium brokerage account but the fees are still reasonable at $.25 % fee annually.
Google search info: As of 2019, Acorns had over 4.5 million users and over $1.2 billion in assets under management.
As for now if all stays that same, this company is still worth looking into and investing, until their fees or plans change.
If you are interested click on the $5- Startup link to get free money to invest and give them a try.
Working from home and need access to your work computer so that you get the most out of your workday at your convenience.
This is where remote access tools come in play and here are some great alternatives to premium software.
Looking for big savings on a mobile phone service plans, check out Ting and see if it works for you. It sounds pretty neat, I am just unsure on the coverage area. But in this day and age, anything is worth the risk.
There is a new WiFi trojan that can infect networks called Emotet. The trojan is able to infect machines and jump across WiFi networks to infected machines connected to hijacked networks. The stop to it is very simple but like everything else in life, we will not know until there is an outbreak.
It looks like Sony is doing it's best to keep costs down, but chances are that the device will still be pricey because they are more powerful gaming units. Who knows maybe they will hold down the prices so that they can make the difference with user games.
It's still on the table and hopefully, we will know more information soon.
Here is a free diagram and flowchart software that can help you easily organize your ideas so that others can understand your workflow and thought process on how things are done.
Great way to teach others the process of flow charts, for noncommercial use.
Here is a great link for farming AI in how it's slowing changing the farming industry and how useful it's helping farmers make their jobs easier. The world is growing and we need technology to help these farmers feed the world.
It looks like the EU is now pushing for a single standard charging port for all smartphones hoping to reduce electrical waste. This will hopefully force manufactures to make a universal charger that will work with any device whether it be old or new.
Stuck during quarantine, here is a great way to cook up a great meal using this website. This website puts down all the ingredients you have in your pantry and gives you the recipes you can make with what you have on hand. Great idea and it's putting all your resources to work in one place.
This is the best way to get rid of old accounts from the internet. It's a great way to clean up accounts that you just want to remove out of your life because of the ongoing spam and emails that people keep on sending you.
There are pros and cons of buying an electric car and here is some great information if you are ready for the sudden change. It basically comes down to what type of driver you are and if you can afford the upfront costs.
Ever wonder how much speed you need to stream? Well, every service is different but if you already have a streaming service the information below can be helpful before you upgrade your internet package.
Need a voice recording service, check out this site and take your voice to a new level with it's share and save features.
Great place to sample voicemail messages and greeting messages for your friends and coworkers.
The best way to get anyone to buy stocks and begin saving and making money. It's a great money management tool to get young individuals and anyone involved in investing, especially beginners.
It's a new fraction stock purchasing power that will hopefully be adopted by major trading companies. It's a great idea and it has a lot of potentials even though it's a fraction of a share with zero fees.
Just note this is a taxable investment account and it's not a day trading account.
Now I do not understand why they would want to replicate a site that others are already using unless they feel like they want to add more features so that people can easily follow.
I must say if you click on the State and cities it does give you news reports in that area.
This Tv connects to your smartphone and rotates to the orientation on your phone. You have to see the video to see how cool the tv functions mimicking your phone. It's a mobile generation tv.
Great tv to entertain your guests and friends.
Cool networking application and this could change how people can advertise to others in the future. The application has so many positive ideas that can take marketing to a new level.
It's a great way to show others your current products and to network with others. Hope this handy device catches on because it's a great idea.
Imagine never have to give another person a business card because, with this application, the user has all the information needed to be added to your phone.
The new Coronavirus is causing mass panic because of media ratings and if you are tired of running from store to store looking for hand sanitizers and everyone is sold out then here is a quick method to make this product at home. The key ingredients are isopropyl alcohol and aloe vera gel and a pump bottle. So if you are able to get these products at the store then you are in luck and can easily make it at home.
Now I would keep this secret quiet otherwise everyone is going to buy out all the rubbing alcohol and aloe vera.
Combine in a bowl: ⅔-cup rubbing alcohol (99% isopropyl alcohol) ⅓-cup aloe vera gel. Stir. Decant into a clean soap or pump bottle.
Here are some electrical power drains that consume your electricity. If you have these devices around your house, then they are bleeding your electric bill monthly.
With this you have options and it's all up to you to make a difference or not of things around you.
This is considered the fort Knox of computing but if you are looking for a better way to secure your computer, then this is an option.
It's not for everyone but it's a good way to secure your computer and information when you access your account.
If you are concerned as a plane passenger on surviving a crash, then you should watch this video to see on you can change those odds. It's good to know as much information as you can so that you can live life longer.
It looks like for a hefty price you can get fit tight headphones that are better than AirPods. Not only will they be hard to fallout from your ears when you are on the move but they will sound better than your regular Airpods. So if you have the extra money, they might be worth the cost.
Looks like Macworld are offering their free magazine to user's so that they can see what they are all about and so that it can increase subscriber sales. Good move for them and a good move for us to review. Take a look at the February issue for free.