Tag Archive: Useful


Splitting your screen makes your Chromebook even that more useful

I find that people are often surprised at just how flexible Chromebooks are as work or entertainment devices. Many of the same features that more established or expensive computers like Windows PCs and MacBooks have can also be found on Chromebooks, such as screen casting, virtual desktops, and split-screen multitasking. I’ll show you just how easy it is to enable split screens on your Chromebook so that even a modest-sized device like my little ASUS C214 Flip can  [Read More…]

Google’s new useful Action Blocks app highlights new accessibility emphasis

Google continues to build out Android’s accessibility features.

What you need to know Google has improved Android’s accessibility apps in respect of Global Accessibility Awareness Day. The pre-existing Live Transcribe and Sound Amplifier apps get useful and meaningful updates. The company has also rolled out a new Action Blocks app for reducing day-to-day cognitive load on impaired users.

Google is improving support for Android users with extended accessibility needs this week to acknowledge Global Accessibility Awareness Day. To  [Read More…]

Google’s new Podcast Manager gives creators useful data

The more data creators have, the better they can serve their audience. Analytics from the app curtails the need for podcasters to run surveys.

What you need to know Google has launched a new Podcasts Manager for content creators. It’ll provide detailed analytics for podcasters, allowing them to craft their content accordingly. They’ll be able to learn helpful little things like attention retention and what devices their core audiences tune in on.

Google is rolling out a  [Read More…]

The Tribit QuietPlus is an all-around useful, portable headset

If you don’t want to bust your wallet, this is a reasonable option.

When I’m looking for a headset, the most importanty consideration for me is device compatibility. Is this going to work across all, or at least most, of what I use? If so, then other secondary features may not be as important. This is the first time I’ve personally used a Tribit headset, and I’m pleased to report that for the most part, it is  [Read More…]

How to save locations in Google Maps and why it’s so useful

A little organization goes a long way.

If you’ve ever opened Google Maps and felt a little overwhelmed with everything it has to offer, we don’t blame you. Maps is one of the strongest services in Google’s arsenal, but learning the ropes of how everything works isn’t exactly easy.

A few of Maps’ biggest and best features can be found on its bottom navigation bar, one of which is Saved Lists. Taking full advantage of your Saved  [Read More…]

Police say Ring cameras aren’t as useful for law enforcement as you think

13 of 40 jurisdictions asked said there have been zero arrests due to Ring footage.

What you need to know Ring’s may be overestimating how effective its cameras are at preventing burglaries. There are several factors to consider when looking at the statistics, and Ring doesn’t share the data and methods it uses. Law enforcement doesn’t usually keep stats on how helpful Ring cameras are and often has trouble identifying those who are caught on camera.

When  [Read More…]

5 useful gadgets to improve your health and wellness in 2020

In 2020, we’re celebrating both a new year and a new decade, so there’s no better time to adopt a healthy lifestyle and future than now. In fact, we have five great deals on gadgets that will help you improve your health and wellness this year.

UPRIGHT GO 2: Perfect Your Posture Training Device

Excellent posture not only makes you look better, but it also maintains good core and back health. With the UPRIGHT GO 2,  [Read More…]

Amazon’s super useful and ultra-cheap Echo Flex is now available to buy

Alexa is flexing her way into every space in your home.

What you need to know The Echo Flex is now available and shipping for $ 25. Echo Flex accessories like a nightlight and motion sensor are also now available for $ 15 each. The Echo Flex is a plug-and-play Echo for any space and is the cheapest Echo device.

Amazon announced dozens of new products back in September at its annual event, and arguably the most  [Read More…]

Five dog gadgets that are actually useful in 2018

Your best friend deserves the best, and these gadgets will help you be the best.

Dogs are wonderful companions, but they also require a lot of work. Besides obvious things like cleaning up messes, dogs also need to be groomed, well fed and above all, loved. Fortunately, there are plenty of tools available to make your pet parenthood easier.

Here are five dog gadgets that are actually useful!

Dyson V7 Animal HandsOn Grooming Gloves Whistle 3 GPS  [Read More…]

Google Assistant just got proactive — and a lot more useful

A bit of the old and a lot of something new are going to make Google Assistant seem more like an assistant.

One of Android’s killer features for a lot of us was Google Now. Google Now could tell you when your Mastercard payment was coming up, let you know that you might need to take an umbrella for your trip to Cleveland, and remind you about things like that dentist appointment you made 6 months ago  [Read More…]