The ‘Google’ Archives
Posted June 25, 2014 by

How Do I Use the Fingerprint Scanner to Unlock My Galaxy S5?


If you use your phone frequently, chances are you will find it inconvenient to type a long password every time you unlock the phone. Fortunately, using the fingerprint scanner to unlock the phone can completely eliminate the need to type a password. Not only does the fingerprint scanner let you unlock your phone quickly with […]

Category Android, Google

Posted March 17, 2014 by

Google Maps: Revert to the Previous Version of Google Maps


Google just recently upgraded it’s Google Maps interface for users who use the browser version. Like any new design changes, some features from the old Google Maps did not make into the new Maps interface. For those who use such features or just prefer the older layout, we’ll go over how to revert back to our classic Google Maps interface.

Category Browsers, Google

Posted February 18, 2014 by

Google Search: Filter Google Images Search Results by Usage Rights

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Google has introduced an array of useful search features which make searching online simpler and safer. Recently, Google Images added a new feature which allows you to search for images based on their usages rights.

Category Google

Posted January 18, 2014 by

How Can I Prevent Google+ Users from Emailing Me?

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In order to provide a more social experience, Google has made it easier for users to send email messages to other Google+ users without even knowing their email addresses. While this feature can be convenient in some cases, it can also be a nuisance for many because of the spam messages that reach their private […]

Category Google

Posted December 22, 2013 by

Gmail for Android: Attach Any File Type to Email

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If you are on the road and need to quickly send a file to one of your contacts, you can do it right on your phone with Gmail without worrying about unsupported file types.

Category Android, Google

Posted December 17, 2013 by

YouTube: Edit or Rearrange Channel Sections

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The channel page of your YouTube account is the hub for viewers and potential subscribers to check out your new uploads and recent activity. By choosing the most effective content to display and by arranging sections to grab your viewers’ attention, you can increase the views for your channel and make it even more popular.

Category Google

Posted December 6, 2013 by

Google Glass: Take a Screenshot or Vignette (Photo with Camera with Glass Overlay)

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Google Glass is a pretty hard product to explain to people at times and even harder to show with just pictures and videos taken with it. Google built in a vignette feature that allows one to not only take a photo with Glass but also overlay what is showing in the Glass display too.

Category Google

Posted December 4, 2013 by

Google Glass: Control Philips Hue Lights Using Your Voice and IFTTT


Google Glass is a pretty amazing product that can do a lot but still has a lot of things it can’t do. One service I’ve started to use recently is IFTTT stands for If This Then That. It is a web services that can tie into other services and open APIs to control devices, send alerts and more. I’ll outline one use case scenerio that let’s you use Google Glass to control your Philips Hue light bulbs by voice. This has currently only been tested on an Android phone paired to Glass.

Category Android, Google

Posted December 2, 2013 by

iOS: Fix for Gmail Password Incorrect Error in Mail App

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If you have enabled the 2-step verification feature in your Google account, adding your Gmail account to the Mail app in iOS may be troublesome. You will notice that, even though you have entered the correct password, the app shows a message stating that it is incorrect. Luckily, it is possible to fix this problem.

Category Apple iPhone, Google

Posted December 1, 2013 by

Google Glass: How to Enable Guest Mode

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Google Glass is a much anticipated wearable PC product that Google is beta testing in the public by inviting Explorers into the program who in turn can then buy Google Glass version 2.0 for around $1500. Glass is almost the unicorn tech at the moment so once you get a pair of them, most people you meet will be very curious to try it out. Guest mode on Glass allows you to let users get a taste of using Glass without them having access to your personal data or affecting your data.

Category Google