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5 Quick And Easy Ways To Encrypt Your Life Safely In Less Than An Hour.

The use of mobile and computers’ become so common that we probably don’t even know our personal information secretly leaks to others.

Just try to recall how many public figures’ personal information or photos leaked to the public over the last 10 years. And look at what’s just recently happened to Emma Watson and Amanda Seyfriend with their private photos on the phone got hacked.

In fact, the leakage of personal information has become so easily that even the FBI director covered his personal laptop’s webcam with a piece of tape. He suggested us to cover our in-computer webcam with a tape because this is an essential security step that everyone should take.

Director James Comey said during a conference at the Center for Strategic and International Studies,[1]

“There’s some sensible things you should be doing, and that’s one of them. You go into any government office and we all have the little camera things that sit on top of the screen. You do that so that people who don’t have authority don’t look at you. I think that’s a good thing.”

So, how what do we do to protect our privacy and encrypt our life?

Doubling up the safeness – Use two-factor authentication for your email account.

Lots of our social media or online tools accounts are connected with our email account. If your email account gets hacked, besides having your email information and contact list leaked, all the other connected accounts will…

Reminder: Google Is An Ad Company

Google is a massive company that does a lot of things. It gives you email, a cool search engine, a fantastic Maps app, and plenty of cloud storage, all for free. We also tend to forget that it’s an ad company. Until an ad pops up on someone’s Google Home device, anyway.

Over the last couple of days, Google Home users have heard a little spot about the opening of Beauty and the Beast when they ask for a summary of the day ahead. Bryson Meunier posted a clip of it on Twitter:

“By the way, Disney’s live action Beauty and the Beast opens today,” says, Google Home, in between spots on the weather and whatever other news stories are popular at the moment. Speaking with The Verge, Google issued two statements, one seems to suggest it is an ad despite explicitly saying it’s not. They then quickly followed up with a statement that suggests it’s not an ad but rather some type of algorithm deciding what content to dish out to you. Here’s the first statement:

This isn’t an ad; the beauty in the Assistant is that it invites our partners to be our guest and share their tales.

How to Prioritize a Certain Device on Your Google Wi-Fi Network

When you have a large handful of devices connected to your network, it can be difficult to get the speeds you need to play online games or download media. However, with Google Wi-Fi, you can prioritize a device to get the best speeds possible on an otherwise crowded network.

Granted, you can do this on most traditional routers as well, but it’s certainly not as simple and easy as it is using Google Wi-Fi.

Start by opening up the Google Wi-Fi app on your phone and tap on the tab with the settings gear icon and three other circles.

Tap…

How to Add Search Keywords to Safari for Faster, More Specific Searches

Most people use one search engine—Google, DuckDuckGo, etc.—to find things online. But sometimes you want to quickly search Amazon, ask a question of Wolfram Alpha, or find a video on YouTube, all without the extra step of going to that site first.

If you’re using Chrome, you can set up search keywords to search specific sites from the address bar. There’s no way to do that by default in Safari, but a free Safari extension called Safari Keyword Search makes it easy to search a number of sites. So typing y kittens in the address bar searches YouTube for kittens or typing wa warp 9 asks Wolfram Alpha how fast Warp 9 is.

Here’s how to set up this power, and how to customize it.

Installing Safari Keyword Search

We’ll be using an open-source extension called Safari Keyword Search to make this happen. Head to the Safari Keyword Search homepage and download the extension. It comes in the form of a .safariextz file.

Open the file and Safari will ask if you want to install it.

Click “Trust,” assuming that you do trust the extension. The source code is on GitHub if you’re interested.

Running a Search Using the Default Keywords

The extension, by default, supports 12 keywords. Put a keyword at the front…

How to Get Free Money From Google By Answering Quick Surveys

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a search engine in possession of a good fortune must be in want of more data. If you want to earn some extra money (in the form of Google Play Credit), Google will give you some in exchange for answering a few occasional survey questions.

The Google Opinion Rewards app periodically gives you surveys consisting of a few simple questions. Most are based around your shopping habits and come from market researchers. If you’d like to know how your data will be used, you can read Google’s FAQ on the subject uses here.

The rewards you get won’t pay your bills or anything, but each survey rewards anywhere from ten cents to a dollar or so for a few seconds of your time. It seems small, but it can add up fast—and when it does, and you can get free movie rentals or buy a couple games on the Play Store. Google Play credit even works on in-app purchases, so you can buy Pokéballs or comic books. All for passing a few seconds of time when you’re bored waiting in line at the grocery store.

To get started, download the Google Opinion Rewards app. The first time you launch it, the app will ask you a series of demographic questions. Once you’re finished with those, you can wait for new surveys to show up. You’ll usually see them when you get a notification like the one below.

When you get the notification, tap on it. Most surveys begin with an explanation of how this…

What to Do if the Google Daydream Controller Gets Stuck While Updating

If you have a compatible phone, Google’s Daydream is arguably the best cheap way to access VR. It’s also the most intuitive solution that doesn’t require shelling out hundreds of dollars, thanks to the convenience of a compatible controller.

Unfortunately, issues can always arise, and there’s a fairly common one with Daydream View: the controller won’t update properly. It should only take a few minutes (at most) to update the controller, but sometimes it will end up hanging somewhere in the process, and it’ll continue to do so every time you try to apply the update. Here are a few potential fixes.

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Solution One: Close Google VR Services (Try This First)

First, jump into your device’s Settings menu. Pull down the notification shade and tap the cog icon. It’s worth noting I’m using a Pixel XL here, so my screens may look slightly different than yours.

From here, scroll down to Apps and tap into that menu.

Once you’re in Apps, you’ll need to tap the three-dot overflow button in the top right corner, then select “Show System.” This will not only show apps you’ve installed in the list, but also system apps, which you’ll need to access in order to fix the controller issue.

Give everything a second to load, then scroll through until you…

How to Pause Internet Access on Google Wi-Fi

Whether you need your kids to get their homework done or if it’s just dinner time, Google Wi-Fi has a feature that lets you “pause” the internet on their devices. Here’s how to set it up.

This feature doesn’t pause internet access for your Google Wi-Fi network, just certain devices that you specify. You can even create groups of devices and pause all of them at once with a single tap, as well as create automatic resume times.

Start by opening up the Google Wi-Fi app on your phone and tap on the tab with the settings gear icon and three other circles.

Tap on “Family Wi-Fi”.

Tap on “Setup” at the bottom on the next screen.

From here, you can either tap “Next” to create a group of devices to pause all at once, or hit “Skip” to skip over the group-creating process and pause devices one-by-one.

Hitting “Skip”…

How to Set Up Google Cardboard on Android

If you’re hungry for a taste of this new-fangled virtual reality, Google Cardboard is by far the cheapest (and easiest) way to get in on the action. Sure, it’s not as high quality as something like the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, or even the mobile-focused Samsung Gear VR or Google Daydream, but it’s still a nice experience for the little investment involved.

And best of all, it works with almost any Android phone.

First things first, you’ll need a Google Cardboard unit. The cool thing about Cardboard is that it’s basically an entire platform—an open design allows pretty much any manufacturer who wants to get in on the action to build and sell their own Cardboard product (many of which aren’t actually made of cardboard). To check out all the options and get one for yourself, check out Google’s Get Cardboard page. You’ll find options ranging from as little as $5 to $70 or more. It all depends on what features you’re looking for.

In this tutorial, I’ll be using a basic Google Cardboard unit: a limited edition Kylo Ren Cardboard headset from the Star Wars: The Force Awakens launch. Sorry guys, those are unfortunately discontinued. Either way, the process is the same on all versions of Cardboard, so you should be able…

13 Secret Google Functions That Can Instantly Make Your Life Happier And Easier

Google Plug-Ins

Do you think you are a Google whiz and know of every app there is on it to make life fun and simple? Well, you could be right, but you may not have heard about the following. Today we bring you 13 secret Google plug-Ins and apps that will make your life fun and so much easier!

1. Tic-Tac-Toe

Feeling bored? Simply type Tic Tac Toe on Google and this cool mind game will appear and you can have a bout with the system if you please.

2. Say Hello to Allo!

Allo is Google’s chat app that not only lets you have awesome doodling and sticker fun with your pals, but also helps you search Google for anything you need with its handy assistant.

3. A Really Handy Search

If you are on an Android smartphone and want to know something that’s on your screen, just press and hold the button and…

How to Make Google Home Play a Sound When You Say “OK, Google”

Google Home is usually pretty good at recognizing when you’re talking to it, but sometimes it fails. By default, Google Home will show colorful lights whenever you activate it, but if you want it to make a sound too, you can do so.

Those lights are handy, but you can’t see them from every angle, or if you’re busy looking at something else. If you’re not paying attention, you can recite a lengthy voice command to an empty room before you realize Google isn’t listening. In the…