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How to Add Google Hangouts to Messages on Mac

Jun 19, 2017 - 12 Comments
Choose Google as account to messages for mac

Did you know the Mac Messages app can support chatting with Google Hangouts natively? This is a nice feature for Mac users who chat with Google Hangout and leave a web browser window open to do so, since you’ll be able to communicate and message through Google Hangouts (aka modern Google Talk) but directly in … Read More

How to Change the Default Safari Search Engine on iPhone & iPad

Dec 4, 2014 - 1 Comment
Where to change how Safari searches the web and with what Search Engine, including Google, Yahoo, Bing, and DuckDuckGo

When you tap on the URL bar in Safari on your iPhone or iPad and enter a phrase or term to search for, that search gets carried over to a search engine to find results, and on you go (unless you’re opting for on-page search). Many users don’t realize this, but you can actually customize … Read More

Set the Default Google Account for Multiple Gmail Account Users

Aug 13, 2014 - 73 Comments
Change the default Google account with multiple sign in

Using Google’s “multiple sign-in” feature is a great way to juggle between multiple Google accounts and Gmail addresses. But a common issue with using multiple Google accounts is being able to determine which is the default account, and it’s easy to get things mixed up with multiple logins. That’s what we’re looking to resolve here, … Read More

How to Enable Multiple Profile & Guest Browsing Support in Chrome

Jul 14, 2014 - 4 Comments
Enable Chrome Guest Mode

If you share a computer, or when someone else just needs to use your web browser for a while, you probably know the dread of worrying about a million saved web logins, history, saved searches, and whatever other customizations and personal data you have in the browser. Common solutions are often to use a guest … Read More

Enable a Recall Email Feature in Gmail to Undo Sending Erroneous Messages

Jul 6, 2014 - 8 Comments
Gmail logo

If you’ve ever sent an email that you immediately realized wasn’t complete, contained errors, or, even worse, was to the wrong person, you know that feeling of dread. For Gmail users, an optional setting offers a layer of forgiveness to those situations, providing for the ability to recall a sent email if acted upon quickly. … Read More

Get the Google Cache Age of a Web Page URL

Jun 27, 2014 - 7 Comments

You may know that Google keeps caches of web sites and pages on a somewhat routine basis, storing them in an accessible Google repository of webcaches. These caches can be extremely useful for a wide variety of reasons, but one particularly common usage of them is if a site is slow to load or suffering … Read More

How to Sync Gmail / Google Contacts with iOS on iPhone, iPad, & iPod touch

Aug 27, 2013 - 1 Comment

You can easily configure Google / Gmail contacts to sync with an iOS device like an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. This transfers all Google Contact details onto the iOS device, in addition to keeping all contacts in sync, meaning any changes made in one service will carry over to the other nearly instantaneously. This … Read More

How to Clear Chrome Cache, Browser History, & Cookies on iPhone & iPad

Aug 8, 2013 - 1 Comment
Chrome web browser for iOS

Chrome is an excellent web browser alternative to Safari on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, and if you use the Chrome app you’ll probably want to know how to clear out the common browser data that gets stored locally in iOS. This includes data like web caches, cookies, site browsing history, and possibly saved … Read More

How to Disable Gmail Inbox Sorting and Return to Old Single Inbox Style

Jul 25, 2013 - 6 Comments

Gmail recently revised the default inbox to automatically sort inbound emails into several categories that are represented by tabs across the top of the inbox: Primary, Social, Promotions, and Updates. Though this may help to manage some inboxes, it can also be frustrating as some emails are improperly sorted. Additionally, many users prefer to have … Read More

How to Get the Public Cellular IP of iPhone, iPad (or Android) Fast

Jul 23, 2013 - Leave a Comment
Find public IP of iPhone or Android quickly with Google

If you’re looking for the public facing external IP address that the outside world sees of an iPhone, iPad, (or any smartphone for that matter) when using a cellular data connection or ISP, you won’t find the external IP alongside the local IP in iOS Settings. Rather than poking around in the devices confusing field … Read More

View Only Unread Messages in a Gmail Inbox with 2 Simple Tricks

Jun 30, 2013 - 89 Comments
Gmail logo

Gmail is an excellent mail client, but one feature that has always felt missing was a simple sorting ability to view only the unread email messages residing in an inbox. It turns out you can show only the unread messages with Gmail though, you just have to use either a simple search operator to reveal … Read More

Find Out Who Called Your iPhone With This Quick Search Trick

Dec 13, 2012 - 12 Comments
Find out who called you on an iPhone quickly

We all have received phone calls from numbers we don’t recognize, and even when they show up on the iPhone caller ID and provide an area code or region they’re coming from that call can still be a mystery. Like many others, I’ve gotten in the habit of just ignoring phone calls from numbers I … Read More

Google Maps for iPhone Now Available to Download

Dec 12, 2012 - 17 Comments
Google Maps for iPhone icon

Google Maps for iPhone has arrived and it’s available to download right now from the App Store. The easy to use app is free and includes an intuitive interface, voice guided turn-by-turn navigation, Street View, public transportation directions, and perhaps most important for many users, the routinely accurate Google Mapping data engine. Download Google Maps … Read More

Google Search for iOS is an Excellent Siri Alternative

Nov 12, 2012 - 6 Comments
Google Search as a Siri Alternative

We really like Siri and it’s undoubtedly useful, but unfortunately not all devices can run Siri, and sometimes Siri is just plain slow or doesn’t work. If you’re looking for an excellent Siri alternative that will run on everything, yes even iPhone 4 & iPhone 3GS, look no further than the latest versions of Google … Read More

Official YouTube App for iPhone & iPod Touch Released, Grab It Before iOS 6

Sep 11, 2012 - 6 Comments
Official YouTube app for iOS

Google has released a dedicated official YouTube app for the iPhone and iPod touch, just in time for the soon to be released iOS 6. If you’re thinking to yourself “but my iPhone already has YouTube” then you’d be right, but the iOS 6 update removes the long-bundled YouTube app that came from Apple. That … Read More

Live Stream an iPhone or iPad Screen & Broadcast to the Web or iMessages

Aug 30, 2012 - 5 Comments
Live Stream an iOS Screen to the World

Have you ever wanted to broadcast a live stream of your iPhone or iPad screen to a group of people? Or maybe you just want to demonstrate something on your iPhone to a single person? You can easily livestream iOS screens to the world either through the web or iMessages.

Show Live Traffic in Google Maps on iPhone & iPad

Aug 28, 2012 - 11 Comments
Show Traffic on Maps for iPhone

The next time you’re using Maps on an iPhone or iPad to get directions to get from point A to point B, do yourself a huge favor and use the Live Traffic feature to help plan your route. From the Maps app here is see live traffic in any area: Tap the page curl icon … Read More

Chrome for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch Now Available on iOS App Store

Jun 28, 2012 - 9 Comments
Chrome for iOS shown on iPad

The popular Chrome web browser is now available as a free download for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. The alternative iOS browser has many features borrowed from the desktop version, but three in particular make Chrome a very nice alternative to Safari: Incognito mode is separate from standard browsing and can be opened as a … Read More

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