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How To Back Up and Restore Your WhatsApp Messages with Google Drive

WhatsApp is a great way to stay in touch with your loved ones, but you don’t want to lose all the conversations when you change phones. It’s super easy to back up your messages right from WhatsApp. Here’s the skinny. Start by opening WhatsApp, and then tap the three-dot menu in the upper-right. Tap “Settings.” Select “Chats.” Tap “Chat backup.” Read the remaining 21 paragraphs
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Daily News Roundup: iPad Mini Reviews, AT&T CEO Gets a Robocall, and More

Apple just announced the updated iPad Mini and new Air at the beginning of the week, but the reviews are already starting to roll out. We take a look a those and more in today’s news briefing for March 21, 2019. Apple News Apple has announced a new product per day for the first three days of the week, but not today. Instead, we got a handful of reviews for the new iPads. Rene Ritchey from iMore had a good take on the Mini (and threw some thoughts on the new Air in there too). [iMore] Further...
Tags: Google, Crafts, Microsoft, Washington, Facebook Messenger, Air, Dyson, Google Maps, Gizmodo, Engadget, Nilay Patel, Russell Holly, Randall Stephenson, Apple News Apple, Rene Ritchey


CZ75 Republika Handgun Presented to President Trump by Czech PM Andrej Babiš

CZ75 Republika Presented to President Trump by Czech PM Andrej Babiš U.S.A. -(Ammoland.com)- On March 7th, 2019, President Trump and the First Lady met with Prime Minister Andrej Babiš of the Czech Republic and his wife, in the White House.  The meeting was cordial, with both men celebrating the bond between the two countries. After the meeting, PM Babiš told reporters that he had presented President Trump with one of one hundred custom crafted CZ75 pistols created for the centennial of t...
Tags: Google, Guns, White House, Israel, Department Of Defense, Czech Republic, United States, Nato, Arizona, Kennedy, Trump, Abraham Lincoln, Czechoslovakia, Warsaw Pact, Andrej Babis, Babis


How to Protect Your Kids From Google Predators

Opinion How to Protect Your Kids From Google Predators USA – -(Ammoland.com)- The father of the World Wide Web is right: It's time to take back “complete control of your data.” Tim Berners-Lee, who conceived the first internet browser 30 years ago, warned of its increasing threats to “privacy, security and fundamental rights.” To mark the anniversary, he argued that demanding transparency is key to stopping the web's “downward plunge to a dysfunctional future.” So, where to start? Berner...
Tags: Google, Guns, Obama, Congress, America, Silicon Valley, Google Classroom, Don, Berners Lee, Tim Berners Lee, Michelle Malkin, U S Department of Education, Trump White House, Google Google, Google Chromebook, Gun Rights News


The Three Things Google Stadia Needs to Conquer the Gaming Industry

Google Yesterday Google announced its long-anticipated streaming game platform, Stadia. In the news post we called it an “invasion” of gaming: this combination platform and delivery service has the potential to compete with consoles, PCs, and mobile games, all at once. Google’s ambition is huge, but it’s appropriate to the task. The game industry as we know it is stagnating in terms of innovation, but its biggest corporate players are well-entrenched and experienced. If Stadia is to compet...
Tags: Chrome, Google, Amazon, Crafts, Verizon, Microsoft, EA, Sony, Nvidia, Nintendo, Ubisoft, GDC, Havok, Raymond, Sony Microsoft, Jade Raymond


Here’s When a Dark Theme Can Save Battery Power

Dark themes are becoming more and more popular. On some devices, they can even save battery power. It all depends on what type of display your device have—only devices with OLED displays can reap the power-saving benefits. Devices With OLED Displays Only You’ve probably heard of OLED displays, especially if you’ve been on the market for a new TV in the last year or so. OLED screens differ from LCD and LED displays typically found in electronics in that OLEDs don’t have a backlight layer: each...
Tags: Google, Crafts, Microsoft, Samsung, Chromebook, Microsoft Office, Lenovo


Daily News Roundup: Second-Gen AirPods, Google’s EU Android Solution, and More

Good morning! A bunch of stuff happened this morning, with Apple quietly announcing new AirPods, Google’s solution for its EU Android woes, some interesting takes on Google Stadia, and more. Here’s your morning briefing for March 20th, 2019. Apple News Apple has been on a slow roll of announcing devices updates every day this week, and today is no different—new AirPods are here! The second generation AirPods have a wireless charging case, better battery life, and support for Hey Siri. That’s...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Crafts, Ebay, Siri, Google Search, Eu, Netflix, Pandora, Nvidia, Engadget, Kotaku, Bob Ross, Apple News Apple, AirPods Google


Morning Briefing: Second-Gen AirPods, Google’s EU Android Solution, and More

Good morning! A bunch of stuff happened this morning, with Apple quietly announcing new AirPods, Google’s solution for its EU Android woes, some interesting takes on Google Stadia, and more. Here’s your morning briefing for March 20th, 2019. Apple News Apple has been on a slow roll of announcing devices updates every day this week, and today is no different—new AirPods are here! The second generation AirPods have a wireless charging case, better battery life, and support for Hey Siri. That’s...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Crafts, Ebay, Siri, Google Search, Eu, Netflix, Pandora, Nvidia, Engadget, Kotaku, Bob Ross, Apple News Apple, AirPods Google


Accessing files on chromebook

I used Calibre to convert a few epub books to AZW3 format and saved them to Google drive. I then downloaded the files to my chromebook (Pixelbook). They appear as zipped files and a default unzipper opens them to three parts. I click on the largest, the text, but I can't open it (nor the others). I have the Kindle app and Kindle Cloud reader but see no option to get at the files on my chromebook. Right clicking does not help me. That results in a window that says select an app to open, no list, ...
Tags: Google, Books, Kindle Formats


Google’s Stadia Streaming Platform is an All-Out Invasion of Gaming

Stadia is Google’s new all-streaming game platform. Google Today the Game Developer Conference in San Francisco, Google showed off its brand new game streaming service. Stadia (as in the Latin plural of “stadium”) will be available everywhere that Chrome is: PCs, phones, tablets, and televisions, with current hardware. Google gave us a preview of its system with Project Stream last year. But Stadia is built from the ground up for both streaming and sharing. The service will stream games at ...
Tags: Google, Crafts, Europe, UK, Youtube, San Francisco, Nintendo, Ubisoft, Gpu, Bethesda, US Canada, Google Google, Sony Microsoft, Phil Harrison, Jade Raymond, Stadia Games and Entertainment


How to Stop Google Maps Review Requests on Android and iPhone

If you have Google Maps on your smartphone, you may receive notifications requesting a review for businesses you visit. Google usually asks “How was [Business Name]?” and expects a rating or review. Here’s how to turn those notifications off. Google Maps Knows Everywhere You Go Many apps request access to your location, even if they don’t need it. You shouldn’t give every app access to your location. But a map app requires location permissions to give you directions. What you may not realize...
Tags: Google, Crafts, Google Maps


ATF, NSSF $5,000 Reward for Info on Burglaries of Ruger’s Custom Guns & SafeShoot

ATF, NSSF $5,000 Reward for Info on Burglaries of Ruger’s Custom Guns & SafeShoot. Photo of male suspects wanted for FFL burglaries. Ulster County, N. Y. – -(AmmoLand.com)- The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) have offered a combined reward of up to $2,500. (up to $1,250 from ATF and up to $1,250 from NSSF) for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the burglary of fi...
Tags: Google, Guns, Rewards, Kingston, Ruger, ATF, Federal Agency, NSSF, Ulster County, Shooting Industry News, Kingston Police Department, National Shooting Sports Foundation NSSF, ATF NSSF, Custom Guns Inc, Morton Blvd Kingston NY, Kieffer Lane Kingston NY


How to Change the Default Search Engine in Safari on iPhone or iPad

Safari uses Google as its default search engine out of the box, but it’s not the only option. You can choose other search engines like Bing, Yahoo, or DuckDuckGo if you prefer them. While most modern search engines can find the web sites you’re looking for, there are often ramifications to consider when making your selection. Google is the big player here, but depending on your privacy stance you might want to select something else. For example, DuckDuckGo pushes itself as a more private search...
Tags: Apple, Google, Crafts, Microsoft, Bing, Bing Yahoo


Daily News Roundup: New iPads, Crummy Android Antiviruses, and More

A lot happened over the weekend, but the biggest news to start your March 18th, 2019 morning came from Apple with a couple of new iPads. Otherwise, Microsoft released Defender extensions for Chrome and Firefox, and a lot more. Apple News Apple doesn’t generally, you know, do a lot when it comes to announcements and all that—it’s far less busy than, say, Google, for example. But when something hits the scene, it’s always big news. New iPads! Apple announced a new iPad Mini with modern specs a...
Tags: Apple, Firefox, Google, Crafts, Microsoft, Samsung, Chromebooks, Canary, Plantronics, Engadget, Xioami, Apple News Apple, Black Shark, Samsung Mobile Press


Library not loading

Every time I add books to my Calibre library, I back it up to a zip file and store it on Google Drive. A few months ago, I deleted my library to free up space. Today, I downloaded the zip file, unzipped it into the Calibre Library folder and started up Calibre. However, Calibre is showing 0 books. When I try to manually load the library from the appropriate folder, I get the message shown at this link (loading it as an IMG didn't work). https://drive.google.com/file/d/12MH...ew?usp=sharing What ...
Tags: Google, Books, Library Management, IMG, Calibre Library, Calibre However Calibre


Android Weekly: What’s Coming in Android Q (and Some Other Stuff)

There was a lot of movement in the Android world the week of March 8th thru 15th. The Q beta landed with all sorts of new features, Vivo showed off a portless phone, and Google killed a bunch of services. Android Q Feature Roundup Let’s start with the biggest Android news for the week, shall we? The Q beta landed for all Pixel devices, and it’s jam-packed with all sorts of new features. Android Police and 9to5Google both did an incredible job of covering all the new stuff as it showed up—here...
Tags: Google, Crafts, Verizon, Motorola, Facebook, Hong Kong, Microsoft, Samsung, Reddit, Nvidia, Pushbullet, Nice, Waze, Amazon Fire TV, GDC, Vivo


When William Faulkner Set the World Record for Writing the Longest Sentence in Literature: Read the 1,288-Word Sentence from Absalom, Absalom!

Image by Carl Van Vechten, via Wikimedia Commons “How did Faulkner pull it off?” is a question many a fledgling writer has asked themselves while struggling through a period of apprenticeship like that novelist John Barth describes in his 1999 talk "My Faulkner." Barth “reorchestrated” his literary heroes, he says, “in search of my writerly self... downloading my innumerable predecessors as only an insatiable green apprentice can.” Surely a great many writers can relate when Barth says, “it was...
Tags: Google, Europe, Books, Maryland, Writing, College, Washington, Literature, Guinness Book of World Records, Lincoln, Sherman, Jonathan Coe, Jones, William Styron, Facebook Twitter, Beckett


The Best Free Dropbox Alternatives (For More Than 3 Devices)

Nopparat Khokthong/Shutterstock.com Dropbox now limits free users to a maximum of three syncing devices at one time. If you need more devices and don’t want to open your wallet, Google, Microsoft, and even Apple are superior to Dropbox. This is a similar restriction to the one Evernote put in place. Evernote’s free account only lets you sync your notes to two devices. Both services are clearly trying to convert more free users to paying customers. Google Drive – 15 GB Free Google G...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Drive, Crafts, Microsoft, Evernote, Google Microsoft, Microsoft Microsoft, Nopparat Khokthong Shutterstock, Michael Crider, Google Google Drive


Daily News Roundup: Google Killed 2.3m Bad Ads, Microsoft Announced Game Stack for XBL, and More

In today’s headlines, we learned that Google is making the web a better place by removing horrible ads (2.3 million last year, in fact), the Edge Insider Addons site for Microsoft’s new Edge-Chrome thing showed up, and more. Note: This post is constantly updated throughout the day as we find more interesting news. Microsoft and Windows News Things have been fairly quiet in Microsoft news this morning, but then Game Stack happened. Oh, and we’re getting a better idea of how Microsoft’s Chrome ...
Tags: Google, Crafts, Motorola, Facebook, UK, Microsoft, Samsung, Mit, Ikea, Htc, Gizmodo, Huawei, Engadget


When William Faulkner Set the World Record for Writing the Longest Sentence in Literature: 1,288 Words from Absalom, Absalom!

Image by Carl Van Vechten, via Wikimedia Commons “How did Faulkner pull it off?” is a question many a fledgling writer has asked themselves while struggling through a period of apprenticeship like that novelist John Barth describes in his 1999 talk "My Faulkner." Barth “reorchestrated” his literary heroes, he says, “in search of my writerly self... downloading my innumerable predecessors as only an insatiable green apprentice can.” Surely a great many writers can relate when Barth says, “it was...
Tags: Google, Europe, Books, Maryland, Writing, College, Washington, Literature, Guinness Book of World Records, Lincoln, Sherman, Jonathan Coe, Jones, William Styron, Facebook Twitter, Beckett


Sync or Transfer CC settings and eBook Library from One Android Device to Another

I've been using wireless sync to download books to my Nexus 7 tablet, this is not the whole calibre library. I have now bought a Samsung TAB A and wish to get the same setup on the new device in as painless a manner as possible. At first I considered drop box and cloud connection but that seems to only be a poor substitute for the wireless connection to Calibre on my laptop and can't be used to sync state between multiple devices. Is there a way to use Google Drive or DROPBOX to at least copy...
Tags: Google, Books, Samsung, Calibre Companion


William Faulkner’s Review of Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea (1952)

Images via Wikimedia Commons In the mid-20th century, the two big dogs in the American literary scene were William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway. Both were internationally revered, both were masters of the novel and the short story, and both won Nobel Prizes. Born in Mississippi, Faulkner wrote allegorical histories of the South in a style that is both elliptical and challenging. His works were marked by uses of stream-of-consciousness and shifting points of view. He also favored titanically lo...
Tags: Google, Books, Mississippi, Yahoo, College, Washington, Time, Los Angeles, New York Times, Paris, Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway, Facebook Twitter, Hollywood Reporter, Lee University, FAULKNER


Add Streaming Audio to Your Old Speakers with These Devices

Amazon You don’t need to throw out your good old speakers to add streaming audio to setup. All you need is a streaming audio device. They’re easy to use, and they’re not too expensive. There are a lot of audio streaming products on the market, though, and they all have different quirks and features. Some are specifically made for Amazon and Google smarthomes, and others are made to add streaming features and whole-home audio to large hi-fi setups. Lucky for you, we’ve taken the time to fin...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Crafts, Ebay, Walmart, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Chromecast Audio, Amazon Google, Google Home, Amazon Echo Input, eBay Sonos


Daily News Roundup: DirectX for Win7, Android Q Beta, and More

In today’s headlines, we saw Microsoft bring DirectX 12 to Windows 7, Google potentially can some of its hardware business, and LG show off a Keurig for ice cream. Not gonna lie, that last thing sounds pretty amazing. Note: We’ll keep updating this post throughout the day as more news hits the wire! Microsoft and Windows News A little bit of this, and a little bit of that. You know, just Microsoft things. You can now check your Xbox controller’s battery from the Game Bar. That’s cool, I thin...
Tags: Google, Crafts, Verizon, Hbo, Microsoft, Minneapolis, Chicago, Nintendo, Lg, Waze, Gizmodo, Garmin, Engadget, Carmen Sandiego, Android News Google, Apple Music on Amazon


How to Add and Remove Themes in Chrome

Google Chrome lets you personalize your experience with themes to make things a little more fun, and with the recent release of Google’s internally-designed looks, it’s trying to remind us that themes still exist. Here’s how to install and remove them. How to Install Themes Google released a bunch of new themes recently—14 to be exact—that change the way you look at your browser. While these aren’t the only themes you can download, it reminded us how useful Chrome’s often-forgotten themes fea...
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Moon+ Pro on Kindle?

Hi there! I'm currently reading my books using Moon+ on my smart phone and on an older Icarus eReader device. The Icarus' screen has gotten some weird artifacts, so I'm considering buying something new. I recently discovered Calibre, and migrated all my books from Google Play and Amazon to epubs, which I read using Moon+ (since that was the first app I found that advertised that they had reading statistics). As I love statistics, I've made a system for aggregating reading data from the Moon+ ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Books, Moon, Android Devices


Daily News Roundup: Top Stories from March 12, 2019

Kaspars Grinvalds/Shutterstock Today, Microsoft showed off Android screen mirroring in Windows, Google gave away some Home Minis, Spotify offered Premium users free Hulu access, and a lot more. These are the top stories for March 12th, 2019. Microsoft and Windows News Microsoft is still one of the most dominant forces in tech today, and the company is constantly trying to expand and modernize Windows. Here’s what happened today. Build 19H1 came to the Slow Ring (but still didn’t fix the ...
Tags: Firefox, Google, Crafts, Microsoft, Netflix, Mozilla, Nvidia, Hulu, GDC, Apple News, Engadget, Mojave, Jigsaw, Gboard, Kaspars Grinvalds Shutterstock


Vaccine Skeptics Under Siege

Opinion Vaccine Skeptics Under Siege USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Watch out. Capitol Hill and Silicon Valley have locked their sights on the next targets of a frightening free speech-squelching purge: independent citizens who dare to raise questions online about the safety and efficacy of vaccines. I'm vaccinated. My children are up to date. There's no dispute that vaccines have saved untold lives. But over the years, I've voiced my concerns about vaccine claims and government coercion in my new...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Texas, Guns, California, Youtube, Washington, Senate, Los Angeles, Atlantic, World Health Organization, Silicon Valley, Capitol Hill, The Washington Post, Jussie Smollett, Centers for Disease Control


How To Personalize Your Android Phone With Themes and Launchers

Android’s customizability is one reason many people prefer it. You can change the look, feel, and function of basically any Android phone with themes, custom launchers, and icon packs. Here’s how to get started. Some phones allow you to install themes, while all Android phones let you install custom launchers and icon packs. These go a long way to making your phone unique, thanks to the nearly infinite launcher and icon pack customizations. Step One: Choose a Theme (Some Phones Only) Some An...
Tags: Google, Crafts, Samsung


How to Install and Manage Extensions in Chrome

One of the best things about Google Chrome is the ability to extend its capabilities by adding a myriad of extensions to help improve functionality, usability, privacy, and productivity. Here’s how to install and manage your Google Chrome extensions. How to Install Chrome Extensions Download official Chrome extensions from the Chrome Web Store from sources you know or trust. You should make sure it’s safe before installing it by doing a little due diligence and checking the developer’s websit...
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