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Windows 11 Cripples File History to Prop Up OneDrive Backup

File History on Windows 11.Josh Hendrickson

Of all the weird and frustrating problems in Windows 11, this one might take the cake. Microsoft removed the “Add a Folder” option from Windows 11’s File History tool, meaning that you can only back up Documents, Photos, and other pre-made folders in Windows 11. That is, unless you pay for some OneDrive storage.

File History is the main backup tool in Windows. It was first introduced in Windows 8, and allows users to automatically back up select folders to an external drive. In short, File History is like an automatic cloud storage solution that sits at your desk and doesn’t cost $15 a month.

But Microsoft has its own cloud storage solution called OneDrive. And as noticed by Windows 11 users on Reddit, it seems that Microsoft is taking features away from File History to make a OneDrive subscription more appealing.

In previous Windows releases, users could choose which folders to automatically back up with File History. These folders could exist anywhere on your file system. But in Windows 11, users can only back up Documents, Photos, Videos, Downloads, Contacts, and other pre-made folders chosen by Microsoft.

If you’re a File History user, I suggest sticking with Windows 10 for awhile. The Windows 11 release is a bit buggy and its best features are still missing, so you’re not missing out on much. But if you’ve already upgraded to Windows 11, please make sure that File History is backing up your important data. You may need to move folders into Documents and other Microsoft-approved spaces to make sure that they’re automatically backed up.

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Source: https://www.reviewgeek.com/100810/windows-11-cripples-file-history-to-prop-up-onedrive-backup/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Andrew Heinzman

Google TV Just Got More Personal and Easier to Use

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Today Google announced several exciting new changes to help make Google TV more personal and easier to use for everyone in the house. From personal profiles built around the TV content you watch the most to at-a-glance cards in Ambient mode with game scores, news, music, and more.

The idea here is that anyone in your home can set up their version of Google TV to deliver a more personalized experience that’s easy to use, familiar, and tailored around what they want to see.

Google TV Profiles

With personal profiles, similar to Netflix, you’ll see a list of profiles to choose from when you open up Google TV. That way, when you fire up Google TV with your profile, you’ll see specific TV and movie recommendations or the popular “continue watching” for select shows you’ve watched instead of anyone in the home.

Recommendations, watchlists, and the Google Assistant are all built around you and your profile. The company confirmed that each device could have up to 12 profiles, and yes, that includes kids’ profiles that an adult can manage.

Plus, the next feature we’ll explain will really make profiles come in handy.

Glanceable Cards in Ambient Mode

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Soon, Google TV will have new glanceable cards in ambient mode when you’re not watching a TV show or movie. These at-a-glance cards will be full of helpful information aside from just show recommendations. Now, you’ll get the latest game scores from your favorite team or sport, weather, news tailored around what you’re interested in and much more. And of course, this will all be unique based on the currently active profile.

Users can scroll through the cards and select on-screen shortcuts to jump to their own Google account photos, podcasts or continue playing music right where they left off on another device. So when you’re done watching another episode of your favorite show and the TV is sitting idle, it’ll jump to Ambient mode and start showing personalized content just for you.

Improved Live TV Tabs

And finally, in its continued efforts to take on the likes of Roku or Amazin Fire TV, Google just made it easier to stream live TV from some of the top providers. Google’s Live and For You tabs on Google TV will now show a broader list of shows you can instantly tune in and watch.

The Live TV tab now integrates deeper with YouTube TV, Sling TV, and Philo, making it easier to find and access live TV with fewer clicks.

In closing, Google confirmed that profiles and the improved ambient mode cards would first be available on the Chromecast and Google TV sets from Sony and TCL “soon,” and likely sometime next month. Profiles are available worldwide on any Google TV, while ambient mode cards come to the U.S. first. Additionally, some of these new features and their availability may vary by the device manufacturer. That said, we’re hopeful any Google TV device will get the complete list of changes.

Source: Google Blog

Source: https://www.reviewgeek.com/100325/google-tv-just-got-more-personal-and-easier-to-use/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Cory Gunther

How to Create and Customize a New Google Calendar

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Google Calendar is a terrific tool for your events, appointments, reminders, and birthdays. But you don’t have to just settle for the built-in calendars or those you can subscribe to; you can create your own.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/750818/how-to-create-and-customize-a-new-google-calendar/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Sandy Writtenhouse

How to Place Images Behind or in Front of Text in Google Slides

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When it comes to presentations, images are often just as important as the text itself—and the placement of these images is no different. Google Slides lets you position an image in front of (or behind) text.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/750141/how-to-place-images-behind-or-in-front-of-text-in-google-slides/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Marshall Gunnell

New iOS 15 Feature Is Deleting User Photos from iCloud

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New versions of an operating system are always a big deal. They’re highly anticipated so that you can check out all the new features – features that are supposed to help you. But sometimes these photos don’t end up helping as much as they should. Sometimes they even do more harm than good. This is the case with iOS 15 that was just released last month. A new iOS 15 feature that saves photos sent to you through iMessage does so, but if you delete the message thread that sent the photos, the photos get deleted from iCloud.

Deleting an iOS 15 iMessage Thread Deletes Saved Photos from iCloud

It’s such a great feature – in theory. You don’t need to manually save your photos from your text messages, as iOS 15 will automatically save them to your iCloud. However, if you delete the iMessage thread in iOS 15 that sent the photos, later when an iCloud Backup is performed, the photos will be deleted from iCloud.

Unfortunately, your iCloud photos are removed after you delete a message thread, even if you manually save the photos. It’s not only… Read more14791579.gif

Source: https://tracking.feedpress.com/link/12555/14791579/ios-15-deleting-photos-from-icloud
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Laura Tucker

How to Make a Google Doc View Only

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Whether you’re sharing your document or working on it alone, unintentional edits can happen. Luckily, Google Docs gives you a simple way to avoid mistaken keystrokes, accidental deletions, and other unintended edits with a view-only mode.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/752615/how-to-make-a-google-doc-view-only/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Sandy Writtenhouse

How to Remove Your Google Profile Picture

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Google displays your profile picture across all its products. If you’d rather keep your photo private, you can remove the picture from your profile. We’ll show you how to do that for your Google account.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/749569/how-to-remove-your-google-profile-picture/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Mahesh Makvana

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