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How to automatically delete Google’s Web & App Activity data

ARTICLE – Google recently announced a new feature that allows users to automatically delete their web and app activity (CNET). You can choose from three options: “Keep until I delete manually”, “Keep for 18 months”, or “Keep for 3 months”. Once you go through the steps to automatically delete this data on one device, it …

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Declutter Gmail’s web interface by using the Simplify Gmail Chrome extension

ARTICLE – In the past, my Gmail web interface looked a bit cluttered (shown in the above screenshot). I was curious about streamlining this look and stumbled upon several tech news articles that pointed me toward the Simplify Gmail Chrome extension. This extension was written by a former lead designer of Gmail, Michael Leggett, with …

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Set your Google Home Mini free with a portable battery base

NEWS – Did you receive a Google Home Mini as a holiday gift? Instead of keeping it prisoner on a table or shelf, tethered to a power cord, set it free with a portable charging base from KIWI Design. The bowl-shaped base holds a 7800mAh portable power charger that will keep your portable voice assistant …

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Google Home and Nest are better together – and will save you $100!

NEWS – If you’re looking for a time and for products to start building your smart home system, now is your time, and Google Home Hub and Nest are your products!  Nest is now offering the Google Home Hub, and they are offering you $100 savings and free shipping if you buy a Google Home …

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Otterbox turns your Google Home Mini into Mickey Mouse

NEWS – Have you ever wished that your Google Home Mini voice assistant looked less like a speaker and more like everyone’s favorite cartoon mouse, Otterbox has just what you need with their new Den Series. I don’t quite understand the naming concept, but who cares about that when you can turn the charcoal colored …

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GE WiFi Connected Appliances will now work directly with Google Assistant

NEWS – GE has announced that the will be the first appliance manufacturer to work directly with Google Assistant. That means that instead of saying, “Hey Google, ask Geneva Home to preheat the oven to 425 degrees,” you’ll now be able to say to your GE WiFi Connected appliance, “Hey Google, preheat the oven to …

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Google brings texting to your desktop with Android Messages

NEWS – About 5 years ago ( 🙂 ) I wrote a news item on Mightytext, a neat utility that allowed you to send and receive texts on your desktop. I’ve been using this pretty much every day since.  Well, finally Google has come up with their own version otherwise known as Google Android Messages.  Like Mightytext you …

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The Mount Genie Smart Home Shelf is smart decor for smart devices

In today’s technology-driven world that is constantly evolving and redefining the way we live, smart devices have become an integral part of our home environment, and as such, their designs must adhere to the decor demands of consumers. In an effort to comply, many companies have come up with creative ideas to make sure that …

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Need to watch your mobile data use? Try the Datally Android app by Google

Datally is an app created by Google to help Android users save on mobile data. “It blocks background data and lets you control which apps use data.” It also helps you find WiFi networks nearby and lets you know how other Datally users have rated that WiFi network before you connect. When you install Datally, you must …

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Your next vacation is only $15 with Google Cardboard

Google Cardboard may be Google’s cheapest luxury. For only $15, you can virtually enter any world or environment of your choice. Manufacturers in competition with Google are selling high technology virtual reality goggles for $70-$600! Not only are these glasses expensive, but they contain a strap with which you are supposed to attach the device …

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Google opens pop-up stores on the east and west coast

Google is opening pop-up stores in New York City and Los Angeles to sell their new products announced at the Pixel 2 launch event earlier this month.  They will have interactive pods that let you play with the Pixel 2, Google Home, and Daydream View, plus more. If you’re on either coast you can visit …

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