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Cloud Gaming Won’t Replace Handheld or Mobile Gaming Any Time Soon

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The idea of playing the latest AAA video games streamed to your smartphone is an appealing one. Forget the Nintendo Switch or mobile apps, you can tap into the latest and greatest hardware! Unfortunately, there may be some caveats here.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/773737/cloud-gaming-wont-replace-handheld-or-mobile-gaming-any-time-soon/
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How to Automatically Log Out of Your Google Account

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In order to provide a more seamless experience, Google lets users stay signed in with their account 24/7. But for privacy reasons it would be a better idea to make sure you log out of your account every time you’re done using it. This can be done manually or automatically, with the latter option being the more convenient one. While Google doesn’t have a built-in option that allows you to log out of your account automatically, there are a few methods you can employ to achieve this end goal. This article details them for you.

Also read:How to Customize Keyboard Shortcuts in GmailHow to Customize Keyboard Shortcuts in Gmail

1. Enable Two-Factor Authentication for Your Account

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How to Change Your Gmail Password

This wikiHow teaches you how to change or reset your Gmail account password. You can do this on desktop, iPhone, and Android versions of Gmail. If you’ve forgotten your password, you can use Google’s reset form to change the password.

[Edit]Steps

[Edit]Using the Gmail App on an iPhone or iPad

  1. Open Gmail. It’s the white icon with a multicolored “M” inside. You’ll find it on the home screen, in the App Library, or by searching.
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    • If you don’t know your password, reset your password instead.
    • Changing your Gmail password also changes your password in all other Google products, such as Google Drive and Google Photos.
  2. Tap your profile photo. One of these two things will be in the top-right corner of the screen.[1] If you don’t have a profile photo, it’ll be your initial instead.
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  3. Tap . It’s near the top of the window just below your Gmail address.
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  4. Tap the tab. It’s in the upper-left area of the screen.
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  5. Tap . This is at the bottom of the “Basic info” section.
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  6. Enter your current password and tap . Once your current password is validated, you can create a new one.
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  7. Enter your new password twice. Type your new password into the “New password” text box, then re-enter it in the “Confirm new password” text box.
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  8. Tap the button. This button is at the bottom-right corner of the page. Your new password is now active.
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[Edit]Using the Gmail App on an Android

  1. Open your Android’s Settings . This is usually a gear icon in your app drawer.[2] You can also open Settings by swiping down from the top of the home screen and tapping the gear in the upper-right corner.
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  2. Scroll down and tap . Depending on your phone or tablet, you’ll usually see a “G” on the Google option.
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  3. Tap . This opens your Google account settings.
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  4. Tap . It’s at the top of the screen.
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  5. Scroll down and tap . It’s under the ″Signing in to Google″ header.
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  6. Enter your current password and tap . This takes you to the ″Password″ page.
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  7. Type your new password into the top box. Make sure your password contains at least 8 characters, using a mix of letters, numbers, and symbols.
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  8. Type the new password into the ″Confirm new password″ blank. Make sure to type it exactly as you entered it into the first box.
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  9. Tap . It’s the blue button at the bottom of the page. Your Gmail password is now changed.
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[Edit]Using the Google Account Settings Page on a Computer

  1. Go to https://myaccount.google.com in a web browser. This is the Google sign-in page. If you’re already signed in, your account settings will appear. If not, follow the on-screen instructions to sign in now.
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  2. Click . It’s in the left panel.
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    • If you don’t see this option, tap the menu at the top-left corner of the page to expand the options.
  3. Click . It’s in the right panel at the bottom of the “Basic info” section.
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  4. Enter your current password and click . This opens the ″Password″ screen.
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  5. Type your new password into the top box. Make sure your password contains at least 8 characters, using a mix of letters, numbers, and symbols.
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  6. Type the new password again into the ″Confirm new password″ blank. Make sure to type it exactly as you entered it into the first box.
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  7. Click . It’s the blue button at the bottom of the form. Your new password will take effect immediately.
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[Edit]Resetting a Forgotten Password

  1. Go to https://accounts.google.com/signin/recovery in a web browser. This is Google’s account recovery website. You can access this site in any web browser on your computer, phone, or tablet.
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  2. Enter your email address and click .
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  3. Select . Since you don’t know your password, you’ll need to use one of Google’s recovery methods.
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  4. Select . It’s at the bottom of the screen. Doing so prompts Google to send a verification code to the phone number you have registered to Gmail.
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    • You can select Call if you’d rather receive a call from Google.
    • If there’s no phone number connected to your account, you may be able to have the code emailed to you instead. The options you’ll see depend on what information you’ve provided to Google.
    • You may have to confirm your phone number or email address by entering your phone number in the text box at the bottom of the form and clicking Next.
  5. Retrieve your verification code. Open your phone’s text message app (or your email app if you received the code via email), select the message from Google, and review the six-digit code in the text message.
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    • If you receive a call, answer it and listen to the voice describing the code.
  6. Enter the verification code. In the text box in the middle of the page, enter the six-digit code from the text (or call), then click or tap Next.
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  7. Enter the password you want to use twice. Type the password you want to use into the top text field, then re-type it into the bottom text field. The password entries should be identical.
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  8. Select . It’s a blue button at the bottom of the page. Doing so changes your account password.
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[Edit]Tips

  • It’s helpful to have a second email account. That way, you can link it to your Gmail, and have your password information sent to that account if you ever forget your Gmail password.
  • If your browser is storing your old password and not saving your new one, open your browser’s password manager and delete any entries for Gmail or Google. You should then be prompted to save your new password the next time you log in.
  • Avoid using the same password you’ve used for other accounts if you’re worried it might have been compromised at some point.
  • Write down your password in a notebook or store it in a password manager in case you forget it.

[Edit]Warnings

  • If you don’t have access to your phone, you may not be able to reset your password.

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[Edit]References

[Edit]Quick Summary

Source: https://www.wikihow.com/Change-Your-Gmail-Password
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How to Restore Deleted Events in Google Calendar

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Have you ever accidentally deleted a calendar event? Or maybe you deleted an event that you changed your mind about? You don’t have to ask the organizer to resend the invitation. You can easily restore deleted events in Google Calendar.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/774180/how-to-restore-deleted-events-in-google-calendar/
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LibreOffice vs. Google Workspace: Which Is Better?

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With the heavily advertised Google Workspace now online, you may find yourself wondering whether it’s time to leave open-source LibreOffice behind and switch to something a bit more corporate. We compare the two to see which may be the better fit.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/771706/libreoffice-vs-google-workspace/
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OneDrive Is Now the Best iCloud Alternative for Mac Users, Here’s Why

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Microsoft is now offering Mac users a pre-release build of OneDrive for Apple Silicon. The ARM-based application runs faster and more efficiently on M1 devices than previous OneDrive releases, and funny enough, it makes OneDrive the best iCloud alternative on macOS.

Technically speaking, most x86 apps work fine on Apple Silicon. But they have to run through Apple’s Rosetta 2 compatibility layer, an advanced hunk of software that translates x86 “Intel” apps to Apple Silicon in real-time.

This compatibility layer can create performance bottlenecks for some applications, which would run a lot faster if they were reconfigured for the Apple Silicon ARM architecture. But more importantly, Rosetta 2 kinda blows through battery life—that’s a big problem if you’re using a cloud storage app like Dropbox or OneDrive, which constantly runs in the background as it looks for files to upload, download, or update.

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Over a year after Apple Silicon’s launch, companies like Dropbox still don’t offer native support for the architecture. That means M1 Mac users are stuck using either iCloud or the new Google Drive desktop app (which kinda sucks) if they want a battery-efficient, native cloud storage solution.

Dropbox now says its working on an Apple Silicon native version of its desktop app, but OneDrive beat it to the punch. That makes OneDrive the best iCloud alternative for M1 Mac owners—OneDrive won’t blow through battery life like Dropbox, it’s less annoying than Google Drive, and unlike iCloud, it works properly on non-Apple products.

There are two ways to install this pre-release build. If you’re impatient, you can download the package directly from Microsoft (clicking this hyperlink will immediately start the download). You can also open OneDrive on your Mac (from the Menu Bar), click the “About” tab, toggle the button to get pre-release updates, and click the “Get Apple Silicon Build” to install this build.


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OneDrive starts at $2 a month for 100GB of cloud storage. I suggest buying the Microsoft 365 Personal package, though. It includes 1TB of cloud storage plus access to Microsoft’s best Office apps for $70 a year. That’s less than $6 a month!

Source: Microsoft via MacRumors

Source: https://www.reviewgeek.com/104920/onedrive-is-now-the-best-icloud-alternative-for-mac-users-heres-why/
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Here’s Why Zoom Stopped Working on Your Chromebook

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Zoom, the popular video conferencing app that only gained more popularity during the pandemic, has reportedly discontinued its ChromeOS web app, causing problems for some. If Zoom stopped working on your Chromebook, it’s because there’s a new web-based app you need to use.

Earlier this year, Zoom announced a new progressive web app (PWA) for Chromebooks designed to offer a better experience and more features. Unfortunately, this was still undergoing a beta test, wasn’t available to everyone, and had a few problems to sort out. However, it looks like this month Zoom is switching things over, and that’s causing students, teachers, family members, and more to have problems joining meetings.

Lately, we’re seeing reports that the company has quietly discontinued the default Zoom app for ChromeOS, blocking users from joining meetings entirely. Now, users see this pop-up when they try to join a Zoom:

“Zoom client must be upgraded to join this meeting.”

To join meetings on a Chromebook, you need to download the new Zoom PWA app from the web or through this link on the Google Play Store. Or, after you get the failed to join notice, look for a small blue link near the bottom of the Zoom page that says, “Join via the Zoom for Chrome PWA.” Remember that this isn’t an app in the traditional sense and operates more like a website. It’s essentially a web version of the Zoom app.

Progressive Web Apps are similar to websites but can be “installed” like an app. They allow you to open them in their own window, instead of a new browser tab, but they still work like anything else you’d open in your browser. For example, the Zoom PWA still allows for opening links, notification badges, updates, and more while offering better performance and, oftentimes, more features.

If you’re getting the “Zoom client must be upgraded” error when you try to join a Zoom call on your Chromebook, this is why. Get the new Zoom PWA, and you’ll be able to join meetings again.

It’s worth noting that this won’t solve all your potential problems right now. While the Zoom progressive web app should deliver an improved experience, more features, and faster performance, the new PWA-version of Zoom is still a work in progress. Users are reporting a lot of problems or bugs.

To make matters worse, when someone sends users a link to join a meeting, it doesn’t open in the new app and still directs to the discontinued ChromeOS app. It’s a bit confusing, but hopefully, everything will work as expected once the transition is complete.

via 9to5Google

Source: https://www.reviewgeek.com/104046/heres-why-zoom-stopped-working-on-your-chromebook/
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How to Upload Files and Folders to Google Drive

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Every Google account comes with 15GB of free storage in Google Drive. Start taking advantage of this cloud storage by uploading files and folders, either from your desktop or mobile device. We’ll show you how.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/767823/how-to-upload-files-and-folders-to-google-drive/
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