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QTIP: The Web Turns 3o Today 🎂

Posted on March 12th, 2019

Image credit bbc.uk.co Sir Tim Berners-Lee of Boston, the British computer scientist credited with inventing the World Wide Web, writes in Wired 30 years after his proposal on March 12, 1989, for "linked information systems" that include hypertex...

AXIOS: Fatal distraction | Tech's worry as D.C. bares fangs

Posted on March 12th, 2019

Getty Images/Ringer illustration The prospect of corporate breakups isn't Silicon Valley's biggest worry, Axios' Scott Rosenberg and Ina Fried report: • Instead, insiders fear missing the next cycle of industry change if they're distracted and h...

BINSIDER: Google says Nest microphone was 'never supposed to be a secret'

Posted on February 22nd, 2019

Nick Bastone, Business Insider Feb. 19, 2019, 9:04 PMNest GuardIn early February, Google announced that its home security and alarm system Nest Secure would be getting an update. Users, the company said, could now enable its virtual-assistant tech...

Thurrott.com: Gmail's Right-Click Menu Just Got a Lot More Useful

Posted on February 12th, 2019

Posted on February 12, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Google with 3 Comments Google is rolling out an interesting change to Gmail this week. The company is revamping the context menu for emails within Gmail that you get to use when right-clicking on e...

NYTIMES: Devices That Will Invade Your Life in 2019

Posted on January 5th, 2019

(and What’s Overhyped) Brian X. Chen, The New York Times, January 4, 2019 A.I. that responds to your voice. Next-generation wireless networks. If this year’s biggest consumer technology trends have a familiar ring, there’s a reason for that. Cr...

NYTIMES: Opinion | How You Can Help Fight the Information Wars

Posted on December 19th, 2018

Silicon Valley won’t save us. We’re on our own. By Kara Swisher Contributing Opinion Writer Dec. 18, 2018 Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, and Jack Dorsey, Twitter's chief executive officer, testifying before the Senate Inte...

WINDOWS CENTRAL: Microsoft will replace Edge on Windows 10

Posted on December 3rd, 2018

Microsoft is throwing in the towel with Edge and is building a new web browser for Windows 10, this time powered by Chromium. Zac Bowden 3 Dec 2018 Microsoft's Edge web browser has seen little success since its debut on Windows 10 in 2015. Built ...

QTIP: The #1 Online Risk Factor

Posted on May 17th, 2018

It’s no surprise that risks abound online. However, you may be surprised that security researchers point to computer user behavior as the #1 risk factor. It’s true, cyber attacks occur mostly as a result of users’ innocent (or careless) mistakes a...

LIFEHACKER: Here Are the Major New Features Google Added to Gmail Today (and What It Didn't)

Posted on April 25th, 2018

by David Murphy 04-25-2018 9:40am Illustration: Pixabay It’s been speculated for some time that Google has been working on some updates for the web-based version of Gmail, and the company is officially moving from tease to truth with its early-mo...

QTIP: Optimize macOS Photos app Storage

Posted on February 13th, 2018

by Quentin Leo - February 13, 2018 Like skimpy iPhone and iPad flash storage,** solid state storage on your MacBook Air may not accommodate the decades of photos syncing with your macOS Photos Library. Since iCloud is already storing full resolu...

FASTCOMPANY: Best Way To Manage Your Photos

Posted on January 9th, 2018

It’s the holidays, and your phone has been getting a workout taking all those photographs. Here’s how to manage them. Photo: Flickr user TheUglySweaterShop.com By Michael Grothaus The numbers are mind-boggling. It is estimated that we will have ...

HP Fraud Alert: Protect Yourself from Scams

Posted on July 12th, 2017

The alert below appears on HP’s various support and web store sites. Similar alerts also appear on websites of Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and others. HP’s alert can apply to calls from any strangers claiming to be security or technical ...

QTIP: What is Chrome OS?

Posted on April 20th, 2017

Is it right for you? Chrome OS is a free operating system designed by Google that is based on Linux and uses Google's Chrome web browser as its user interface. As a result, Chrome OS primarily supports web applications. Google announced the Chr...

QTIP: Moving on from Picasa

Posted on February 13th, 2016

Google announced that as of March 15, 2016, it will no longer support the Picasa desktop application. Surprised? Don’t be, software changes all the time. And the bright side? Picasa’s impending sunset is an opportunity to explore a new future for ...

QTIP: Secure yOur Passwords

Posted on November 4th, 2015

Your kids can probably guess your computer passwords. Their friends can, too. If you’re like most computer users your passwords include something like "password" or "1234". Really? Really. Some who are craftier use pet names, children’s names, ...

NYTIMES: Upload the Pictures, and Let Google Photos Do the Rest

Posted on June 10th, 2015

JUNE 3, 2015 New York Times Personal Tech | Gadgetwise By E. Justin Swanson A bullfight in Madrid, which Google Photos animated from a sequence of photographs. Credit Amy Kelsey for The New York Times I DON’T take a lot of photographs. I have a p...

BINSIDER: Almost every detail about Google’s wireless service might have just leaked

Posted on April 15th, 2015

Google said last month that it plans to build a small wireless service that would allow it to function sort of like Verizon, AT&T, or any other carrier. Google's Sundar Pichai said at Mobile World Congress that the company would make its own wire...

NYTIMES: Device Syncing: Call From Computers and Text From Tablets

Posted on March 16th, 2015

By Molly Wood, New York Times technology columnist MARCH 11, 2015 Illustration Credit Minh Uong/The New York Times RECENTLY, I sat next to a woman on a plane with a serious collection of devices: a laptop, a tablet, an iPhone, an Android pho...

QTIP: More Fun with Panos

Posted on August 21st, 2014

I love panoramas. And this summer's spectacular weather offered up great photo opps to test some neat mobile pano apps. 👏👏👏👏 Photo Sphere Camera from Google. Only last week after my summer wanderings and best photo opps were history did Google re...

QTIP: What is "The Cloud"?

Posted on July 28th, 2013

Around 50 years ago comic Bill Cosby asked a question the answer to which seems a slam dunk -- that is until we try to do it. The question: "Why is there air?" Back to the future, when I am asked "what is The Cloud?", I dive for cover blurting “p...