Remains of the Day: It’s Now Easier to Use Google Assistant in Allo

One of the defining features of Google’s latest chat app, Allo, is that it works closely with Google Assistant to help you get stuff done through chat. Now they’re adding a dedicated button for the assistant to save you some typing. That and more in today’s news.

How to Use Google Home to Remember Where You Put Your Stuff

Google Home can help you remember important things, like where you put your passport or what your Wi-Fi password is. Here’s how use it to remember all the stuff you constantly forget.

The new “remember” command lets you make verbal notes about specific things that you’re likely to forget. It works best for something that isn’t likely to change very often, like where you keep your social security card or your apartment’s gate code. You also probably shouldn’t use it for private info like credit card numbers, since anyone in the house (including guests) can access it.

You don’t need to tweak any settings or enable a third-party service to use this feature. As long as your Google Home is connected to the internet—and it would be pretty useless otherwise—it should be updated and ready to go.

First, you’ll need to give it something to remember. Start…

Seven Useful Chromebook Tricks You Should Know About


Chromebooks aren’t like traditional laptops. While they’re much simpler, they still have various useful features you may not know about. From accessing remote computers and printing to wiping your personal data, recovering Chrome OS, and installing desktop Linux, these tricks will help you get the most out of your Chromebook.

Control Who Can Log In

Chromebooks are marketed as laptops “for everyone.” By default, anyone with your laptop can pick it up, plug in their Google account, and log in. They won’t be able to access your data, but they will be able to use the machine with their own Chrome setup.

If you want to restrict access to your Chromebook, open the Settings menu by clicking the system tray and choosing the cog icon. From there, scroll down to the “People” section and click the Manage Other Users button.

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From here, you can choose how much (or little) you’d like to restrict the device from other users, up to and including locking everyone out who isn’t you. It’s your Chromebook, you can be selfish with it!

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Access Remote Windows, Mac, and Linux Desktops

You can’t run Windows programs on your Chromebook, but you can access remote Windows, Mac, and Linux desktops. The Chrome Web Store offers VNC clients for connecting to traditional VNC servers, but Chrome actually has Google-built remote desktop features as well. You can use this to access your desktop PC from a Chromebook or to remotely run that rare Windows application.

To do this, install the Chrome Remote Desktop app in Chrome on your PC. You can then activate the “Enable remote connections” option and connect to your PC from your Chromebook using the Chrome Remote Desktop app there.

This isn’t a Chrome OS-only feature, either. You can also use Google Chrome to remotely access Windows, Mac, and Linux PCs from any other type of PC, whether you have a Chromebook or not.


Print a Document with Google Cloud Print

If you ever need to print something, you should be aware that you can’t plug printers directly into your Chromebook and print to them. However, you can set up Google Cloud Print and use it to remotely print to supported printers from your Chromebook.

To add a printer to your Chromebook, jump into the Settings menu and scroll down till you see “Show Advanced Settings.” Click that.

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Scroll down this menu to the “Google Cloud Print” section, then click the Manage button.

Google Facts: 71 Interesting Facts About Google

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Google Facts: Interesting facts about Google. There are fеw people whо hаvеn’t heard оf Google. But hеrе аrе ѕоmе іntеrеѕtіng fасtѕ аbоut Gооglе, thе mоѕt popular search engine, thаt you mау nоt know yet.

If уоu love using google as search engine here are 71 interesting facts you should know about google that will blow your mind.

Google Facts

Evеrу day, 16% of thе searches that occur arе оnеѕ thаt Gооglе hаѕ nеvеr ѕееn bеfоrе.

Google was originally саllеd “Bасkrub”.

In 1999, thе founders of Gооglе асtuаllу trіеd tо ѕеll it tо. Exсіtе for juѕt US$1 million. Excite turned them dоwn Google hаѕ found GPA’s аnd test ѕсоrеѕ tо bе “wоrthlеѕѕ as criteria fоr hіrіng”; thеу hаvе tеаmѕ whеrе 14% of thеіr employees hаvеn’t gone tо college.

If you ѕеаrсh for “аѕkеw” іn Gооglе, the соntеnt wіll tilt ѕlіghtlу tо the right.

Thе fіrѕt Google Dооdlе wаѕ dedicated to the Burnіng Mаn fеѕtіvаl аttеndеd by Gооglе fоundеrѕ in 1998.

When a Google еmрlоуее dіеѕ, thеіr ѕроuѕеѕ rесеіvе hаlf pay frоm thе соmраnу for 10 уеаrѕ аnd thеіr сhіldrеn US$1,000 per mоnth untіl thеу turn 19.

Gооglе іntеndѕ tо scan all knоwn existing 129 mіllіоn unique books bеfоrе 2020.

Gооglе hired a camel tо create…