Safeguard your company's sales projections and quarter reports from curious eyes
When you use a top Chromebook for personal or work purposes, you may have important files saved on it. It's essential to protect these confidential files from prying eyes. Aside from adding a device passcode, you can add an extra layer of security by hiding files and folders on Chromebooks.
Non-proton users can access shared details too, but only after claiming a free account
Encryption and security have become household terms in a digital age rife with security concerns and regular data breaches. A trustworthy password manager can prove critical in ensuring your online safety through timely alerts about compromised credentials. They also bring several conveniences like riddance from password reuse, and convenient credential sharing. Proton Pass, from the privacy-focused Swiss brand Proton, is one of the newest password managers on Android, and it now allows credential sharing, just like its competitors.
A few clicks to avoid writing new messages from scratch
Gmail is one of the most popular email services, thanks to the many features it offers and its simplicity. It comes pre-installed on most Android devices and works seamlessly on iPhones, iPads, and all computers through a web browser. Chromebook laptops also come with it pre-installed as part of ChromeOS, making it even more intuitive to use.
Match the beat with your favorite artists on iPhone
Whether you host a potluck, birthday, wedding anniversary, house-warming party, or family gathering, a small karaoke round elevates the party mood in no time. Thanks to the top music streaming services on iPhone, you don't need to rely on your memory or a karaoke machine to sing along with your favorite artists. You can use the iPhone's karaoke mode and show off your singing skills.
'Summarize my latest messages @Gmail'
Bard's capabilities expanded last month when Google stopped limiting the AI chatbot to pulling answers from the web—it gained new abilities to scan your Gmail, Docs, and Drive to unearth the information you seek. The upgrade allows you to ask Google Bard to summarize the contents of emails or extract key points from documents stored in Drive. A couple of fresh updates now make Bard better at summarizing emails and handling images in shared conversations.
Spruce up your Google Chrome browser with a personalized tab
Google Chrome is one of the most popular web browsers on desktops, Chromebooks, and Android smartphones. While it lets you change the background and add your personal flair, wouldn't changing the design of a New Tab page provide a more personalized experience? Wouldn't it be fantastic if you could customize the New Tab page with your city's weather, your favorite team's scorecard, and so on?
Less than 1% of users are still on Android 4.4
WhatsApp is the world’s most used messaging app, as it makes both corporate and person-to-person communication easy and universal internationally. Because of its worldwide reach, it’s integral that the app is available to as many people as possible across different operating systems and OS versions. Not all localities are able to use Android 14 with the technological resources available to them, so some have stuck with Android versions as far back as Android 4.4, otherwise known as KitKat. Now, as we noted back in April that beta versions indicated would happen, WhatsApp has dropped support for KitKat with its newest app version for Android.
Supercell's big hitters make their grand PC debut
PC gaming is a competitive market, and the list of major players has only shrunken with Microsoft's pending purchase of Activision. Despite this, Google Play Games, Android's mobile gaming hub, has ventured into the PC domain, letting users indulge in mobile games on Windows 10 and 11 computers. Support has been sporadic to start, but more games are constantly being added, and the platform has just reached a major milestone.
Using generative AI to find the best clips and pics of people and places
Since its inception, Google Photos has been more about smart functionality than simple cloud media storage. Users are drawn to features like the automatically curated Memories that highlight your best shots in collages, albums, and even tear-jerking video clips. And when the magic doesn't happen automatically, the service gives you tools to easily create highlight videos out of clips and still photos. But now, Google is throwing generative AI into the mix, and the results could be quite interesting.
Don't waste time entering multiple addresses
Creating a Gmail distribution list lets you email multiple recipients using a single address. It's a useful technique if you frequently send emails to the same group, as it reduces the time you spend sending emails. While Microsoft Outlook has a built-in tool for creating distribution lists, you must perform a workaround for Gmail. We're here to walk you through the process.
Google Assistant is a quick way to make your life a little easier
If you've used an Android phone for any time, you've probably encountered Google Assistant at some point. While some manufacturers prioritize their smart assistants (for example, Samsung's Bixby), you can install and use Google Assistant on any Android smartphone. It's also accessible through compatible smart speakers and displays.
The latest beta also breaks down emoji reactions from contacts for channel admins
Telegram has been accepted as the segment leader in the instant messaging space, but Meta-owned WhatsApp enjoys a lion’s share of the user base. We often find the latter adding new features to stay current. Communities for groups and Channels for broadcast-style messages are among the noteworthy recent additions. Both these features continue evolving, and we are now learning of planned support for more message types in channels, along with a dedicated tab for message reactions from your contacts.
Start your Pokémon GO journey with a handbook that won’t go out of print
Niantic's most popular augmented reality app, Pokémon Go, has always been a favorite of Android games. Since the app's release in 2016, Pokémon Go has sent Pokémon trainers into the wild (our version of the wild, which may be your backyard). Even after several years since the app launched, the game stays afloat with new updates and features thanks to its steady monthly earnings. As new generations of Pokémon get added, Pokémon Go sees a healthy amount of installs to attract new players into the game. Even today, you won't find another AR-based game like Pokémon Go. But other players who don't follow the Pokémon franchise too closely may just use the game as just another glorified pedometer app, one that motivates you to stretch your legs by going on peaceful walks with some banger music playing through a pair of comfortable wireless earbuds. No matter the type of player you are and what your aim is, it is never too late to get into Pokémon Go.
Make your documents look more professional by adding and formatting page numbers to your liking
A word processor might not be the first productivity tool that comes to mind when considering a task that involves numbers. Spreadsheet packages like Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel are the go-to apps for numerical automation and with good reason. However, the page numbering at the top or bottom of a page is usually done within word processors like Google Docs. Page numbers are crucial in many documents, especially lengthy business proposals, research papers, and academic essays. They stop your reader from getting lost and add a touch of professionalism.
Fuel your wins and boost your gameplay
Rocket League has been among the most popular multiplayer games for years, and for valid reasons. It combines the speed of racing games with the thrill of competitive sports. Simply put, it's soccer, but with cars. Your job is to get the ball into the opponent's net with your vehicle.
Learn how to print Google Maps directions with Street View images from any device with this complete guide that includes step-by-step screenshots
If you don't have Android Auto in your car or another built-in navigation system, printing turn-by-turn directions from Google Maps is a good way to stay on track in unfamiliar areas. You can get directions from an Android phone, an iPhone, a Chromebook, and a Windows or a Mac computer. Printing is easier from a browser, but you can share Google Maps directions with other devices and people from the app.
Once you share the web-based link, it's out there for good
Google Wallet has been recently getting a bunch of cool new features, such as the ability to add passes just by snapping a picture. In July, the company also teased a convenient way to share your Wallet passes with others, which is great news for anyone who has ever been stuck juggling travel plans or concert tickets for a group. This sharing feature is now being rolled out to users.
A couple of months after the initial rollout of text formatting options in the app
Google has a plethora of apps vying for the same levels of popularity Search and Gmail enjoy among search engines and email service providers. However, the company is also responsible for solutions like Google Keep, well recognized as one of the best note-taking apps on Android, despite lacking a few key critical features like convenient sorting options and version history records. However, Google is inching there with updates like support for text formatting options, which is finally reaching your old notes as well.
Unwind with these creative casual games
Casual Android games are the perfect way to kick back after a long day at work. From atmospheric puzzle games like Monument Valley to creative sandboxes like Townscaper, these games offer relaxing and satisfying experiences. There's a considerable amount of variety, too, so you don't need to worry about playing the same game repeatedly.
An additional layer of security for your chats
Being one of the world's most widely used messaging apps, each new feature addition on WhatsApp is closely scrutinized. The chat app has taken multiple steps over the past couple of years to bolster user security, with the introduction of Chat Lock earlier this year taking things up a notch by finally letting users lock individual or group chats from their list of conversations. The developers at WhatsApp are now working on hiding these locked chats from the list of messages altogether, thus masking their existence for people who may glance at your chats.