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How to delete a Google Site if you no longer need the website active, or restore a deleted site

It's easy to delete a Google Site you've created, or restore a site you've deleted. Yiu Yu Hoi/Getty Images You can delete a Google Site in a few simple clicks.  Deleted Google Sites can be restored within 30 days. You can delete and restore both new and classic Google Sites. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Google Sites is an easy-to-use DIY website building tool.With templates for portfolios, projects, events and more, you can use Google Sites...
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What is a Force Touch trackpad? Here's how to use the MacBook tool

The Force Touch Trackpad gives MacBook users extra control features. Phil Barker/Future Publishing via Getty Images The Force Touch trackpad allows you to Force click, a tool that unlocks new functions for your MacBook depending on what you click. You can look up words, fast forward and rewind, see previews, and more with Force Touch. You can customize your Force Touch trackpad in System Preferences. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Your MacBook's Force Tou...
Tags: Apple, Mac, Wikipedia, Trends, Macbook, Trackpad, Laptops, Force, Touchpad, Phil Barker, Tech Insider, Laptop Accessories, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Laptops & Tablets (Reference, Tech How To


How to create a Google Site and easily publish your own custom website

Google Sites makes it easy to create your own website. Westend61/Getty Images You can create a Google Site for personal or business use simply by heading to the Google Sites website. When you create your Google Site, you'll be offered templates to help you bring your site to life, even if you lack web-building skills. Before you publish the Google Site, you'll be asked to choose its URL, or input a URL that you already own. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. ...
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What is a trackpad? Here's what you need to know about your computer's built-in mouse

Trackpads or touchpads help you navigate programs on your laptop like a traditional mouse. Ye Naiquan /EyeEm/Getty Images You can use a trackpad — also known as a touchpad or glide pad — to click, scroll, zoom in and out, switch between tabs, and more on your computer. Trackpads are commonly found on laptops, but they can also be used with desktops in place of a mouse. Your trackpad type and capabilities will be dependent on the kind of desktop or laptop device you have, such as a Mac or W...
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What is Chromium? A guide to Google's open-source software project, which runs some of the world's most popular internet browsers

This computer is running Microsoft Edge, a Chromium-based browser. Microsoft Chromium is an important piece of software that helps run some of the most popular internet browsers in the world, including Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge. You can also download Chromium and use it as its own internet browser, but it's not stable and is missing many of the features present in modern browsers. Chromium is open-source, meaning that anyone can take the software and make their own program using it....
Tags: Google Chrome, Google, Microsoft, Trends, Web Browser, Vivaldi, Chromium, Microsoft Edge, Dave Johnson, Tech Insider, Internet Browsers, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Laptops & Tablets (Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To


How to enable long videos on your YouTube account to post videos that exceed the 15-minute limit

When you verify your Google Account, you can upload videos to YouTube that are longer than 15 minutes. Marco_Piunti/Getty Images You can enable long videos on YouTube by verifying your Google Account to upload videos longer than 15 minutes.  By default, YouTube limits you to uploading and publishing videos that are under 15 minutes in length.  On a desktop, you can go directly to Google's account verification page, but on your iPhone or Android device Google lets you verify your account wh...
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How to track your Apple AirPods when you've lost them

You may be able to track down the location of your lost AirPods using the Find My feature for Apple devices. Luis Alvarez/Getty Images You can track your AirPods using the Find My app or iCloud's website, which can pinpoint the last location where they were online.  Make sure you've turned on Find My for all your devices as soon as possible to have an up-to-date location on all your Apple products.  Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. The Find My app (a combin...
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Not all iPads can use the Apple Pencil — here's a breakdown of which iPads are compatible with which version of the Pencil

Depending on which iPad model you own, you'll need to use one or the other version of the Apple Pencil. Bebeto Matthews/AP Not all iPads are compatible with the Apple Pencil, an iPad accessory that lets you write, draw, and control your iPad with a stylus.  There are currently two versions of the Apple Pencil — the older version is compatible with more than half a dozen iPad models, while the newer version works with only three. The newer Apple Pencil has a flat side and attaches to th...
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How to sync OneDrive to your Mac computer and easily access your files anywhere

You can access Microsoft OneDrive storage even if you're a Mac user. anyaberkut/Getty Images You can sync OneDrive to your Mac computer, making files easily accessible through Microsoft's cloud storage.The OneDrive app for Mac is available in the Apple App Store.Once downloaded, you can begin syncing files to OneDrive on your Mac, for access anywhere.Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories.OneDrive, a cloud-hosting feature furnished by Microsoft, is also accessi...
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How to submit an assignment in Google Classroom, or retract a submission, on a computer or mobile device

You can upload assignments to Google Classroom on desktop or mobile. Fiona Goodall/Getty Images You can submit an assignment in Google Classroom under the "Classwork" section on the desktop site or mobile app.  To submit an assignment in Google Classroom, you must first "View assignment" and then select the "Add or create" option under the "Your work" menu.  Links and Google Drive attachments, including a document, slide, sheet, drawing, or PDF file, can all be uploaded and submitted in Go...
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How to mention a user in a Google Doc to collaborate, schedule a calendar event, launch a video call, and more

When you mention someone in a Google Doc, you can share the file, launch a video call, and more with them. Klaus Vedfelt/Getty Images You can now tag users directly in the body of a Google document — a feature previously only available within Google Doc's comments tool. To mention a user in a Google document, first type "@" anywhere on the page followed by the collaborator's name or email address. You can confirm a user's mention in your Google Doc by selecting their correct contact info f...
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How to delete your Siri history on any Apple device, so that Apple won't save and analyze your voice files

It's possible to delete up to six months of your Siri history. Thomas Trutschel/Getty Images To delete your Siri history, make sure your Apple device is fully updated, and then open the "Siri" page in its settings menu. When you speak to Siri, your voice files are uploaded to Apple's servers for processing, but your personal information isn't attached to it. Deleting your Siri history will only erase the last six months of voice files.  Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library f...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ipad, Privacy, Mac, Trends, Siri, Apple TV, Apple Watch, Catalina, Dave Johnson, Internet History, Tech Insider, Apple HomePod, Smart Assistants, Thomas Trutschel Getty


What is a 404 error? How to deal with the web error across sites, or fix one on your own site

It's likely that you've encountered a 404 error before. Maskot/Getty Images A 404 error indicates that the webpage you're trying to reach can't be found. You might see a 404 error because of a problem with the website, because the page was moved or deleted, or because you typed the URL wrong. 404 errors are less common today than they used to be, as websites now strive to automatically redirect visitors away from deleted pages. There are several ways you can try to resolve 404 erro...
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How to enable two-factor authentication on Apple devices to keep your data secure

Two-factor authentication is an important step to take to secure all your accounts. Cavan Images/Getty Images Apple's two-factor authentication feature provides extra security for users' personal account information. Set-up of two-factor authentication differs depending on whether you're using an iPhone, iPad, or a Mac computer. You can turn off two-factor authentication at any time if you no longer wish to use it. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Ensuring ...
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How to create a group email in Gmail and message important contacts at once

It's easy to send group emails by creating a "Label" for your group. Lumina Images/Getty Images You can create a group email in Gmail using the label tool in Google's Contacts page. After you create a label with multiple emails, you can add that label to the addressee line in any email message.  If you are sending an email to a group of people, it's considered a common courtesy to use the "Bcc" line to hide the email addresses.  Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more ...
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How to delete yourself from the internet with 5 different methods

If you're committed to eliminating most of your online presence, there are a number of steps you can take to do so. Andrew Brookes/Getty Images You can attempt to delete yourself from the internet by removing your information from online sites, services, and searches.  There are formal processes you can use to delete yourself from most online services, such as shopping sites, social media platforms, and data collection sites.  Here are the top five things you need to do to remove all —...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Security, Facebook, Internet, California, Trends, Social Media, Off The Grid, Amazon Best, Dave Johnson, Internet Privacy, Tech Insider, Spokeo, Andrew Brookes Getty, BI-freelancer


What is spyware? 5 ways to protect your computer from being infected

You can avoid a spyware infection on your computer by taking certain precautionary measures. Maskot/Getty Images Spyware is a type of malware that secretly monitors you, steals sensitive information from your PC, and sends it to third parties without your knowledge. Some spyware might track your behavior online while others can record passwords or even log your keystrokes.  You can avoid spyware by following common safe computing practices that are designed to protect you from all forms of...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Trends, Malware, Spyware, Computers, Software, Cookies, Internet Safety, Adware, Don, Dave Johnson, Digital Security, Tech Insider, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference


How to enable two-factor authentication on your Google account for added security

Setting up two-factor authentication can help protect your Google account. Westend61/Getty Images You can enable two-factor authentication on Google to provide an added layer of security if, for example, your password is compromised. Two-factor authentication, also known as two-step verification, is an important step to take to secure your data and personal info.  After setting up two-factor authentication, you'll need to tap a prompt on your phone or enter a verification code sent to your...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Security, Google Drive, Facebook, Microsoft, Trends, Two-factor Authentication, Skype, Don, Google Account, Two-Step Verification, Tech Insider, Step Verification, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference


What is Amazon Pay? How to use the online retailer's virtual payment service on other sites

It's easy to use Amazon Pay on hundreds on websites. Qi Yang/Getty Images Amazon Pay is a service offered by Amazon to let you use your account to make purchases at third-party retail sites. You can use this method to securely and conveniently make purchases without entering a payment method at the website. Hundreds of websites accept Amazon Pay at checkout, but there's no comprehensive list online — often, you will simply discover that a site accepts Amazon Pay when you reach checkou...
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How to update your Mac computer to the new macOS Big Sur and get the latest features and bug fixes

It should only take a few clicks to update your Mac. Apple To update your Mac, open the System Preferences app, which has its own "Software Update" menu. You can also check for updates through the "About This Mac" menu, which can be found by clicking the Apple logo in the top-left corner of your screen. If your Mac is still running macOS High Sierra or earlier, however, you'll need to go through the App Store. With the new macOS Big Sur release, you should update your Mac as soon as you ca...
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What is phishing? Here's what you should know about the virtual scamming technique and how to protect yourself from data theft

Phishing ploys and attacks can happen to anyone with an email account. seksan Mongkhonkhamsao/Getty Images Phishing is a form of cybercrime wherein you receive an email from a fake sender pretending to be someone else.  The goal of phishing emails is usually to get you to give up personal or sensitive information. Phishing is easy to detect if you keep an eye out for bad spelling and grammar, email addresses that don't match the alleged sender, and requests for information you shouldn't pr...
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How to update your Mac to the new macOS Big Sur and get the latest features and bug fixes

It should only take a few clicks to update your Mac. Apple To update your Mac, open the System Preferences app, which has its own "Software Update" menu. You can also check for updates through the "About This Mac" menu, which can be found by clicking the Apple logo in the top-left corner of your screen. If your Mac is still running macOS High Sierra or earlier, however, you'll need to go through the App Store. With the new macOS Big Sur release, you should update your Mac as soon as you ca...
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How to check which version of macOS your Mac computer is running and check for new updates

It only takes a few clicks to find your current macOS version. Apple To check which macOS version you're running, you'll need to open your "About This Mac" menu. The "About This Mac" menu lists what type of Mac you have, its serial number, processor, version, and more. You can open this menu by clicking the Apple icon in the top-left corner of the screen, and then selecting "About This Mac." Aside from checking what version of macOS you have, you can update your Mac from this menu too. Vis...
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How to search all of Craigslist's website at once using third-party tools

There are a few workaround ways you can search all of Craigslist at once. SOPA Images / Contributor/Getty Images You can search all of Craigslist at once using a few third-party sites and apps.   Craigslist doesn't have many options for searching the site, and there's no built-in way to search all Craigslist sites at once — you're limited to your selected location. You can use searchcraigslist.org to search all of Craigslist at once, but it offers little help with filtering or organization...
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How to block pop-ups on a Mac computer's web browser, so you're never interrupted by spam

Using keyboard shortcuts on your Mac computer is quick and convenient. Jurgita Vaicikeviciene/Getty Images You can block pop-ups on your Mac using the built-in Safari web browser, or on other web browsers like Google Chrome or Firefox. Blocking pop-ups on your Mac can help protect your computer by fending off phishing attempts or potential scams. Some websites use pop-ups to help features run properly — if this is the case on a site you're using, you can set your Mac to allow pop-ups on th...
Tags: Apple, Firefox, Google, Amazon, Mac, Trends, Safari, Macbook, iMac, Pop-up, Mozilla Firefox, Dave Johnson, Tech Insider, Internet Browsers, Meira Gebel, Product Card


How to find your screenshots on a Mac and choose where they go by default, so that you never lose track of your pictures

It's easy to change where screenshots go on your Mac. Crystal Cox/Business Insider You can choose where your screenshots go on a Mac by using the built-in screenshot menu. By default, all screenshots you take on your Mac will be saved to the Desktop, labeled with the date and time they were taken. If you hold down Control while taking a screenshot, it'll be temporarily saved to your computer's clipboard instead of the hard drive. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more...
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How to set up two-factor authentication on Skype, and increase the security of all your Microsoft accounts

It's easy to set up two-step verification for your Skype account, and other Microsoft accounts simultaneously. d3sign/Getty Images You can enable two-factor authentication for Skype by turning the security feature on in your Microsoft Account settings.   Two-factor authentication provides extra security by requiring you to enter a code from your phone or an app when logging in. When you enable two-factor authentication for your Microsoft Account, which includes Skype, it's a good idea ...
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How to change your Google Classroom password, which changes your password across all Google services

When you change your Google Classroom password, it changes your password across all Google services. skynesher/Getty Images You can change your Google Classroom password via the Settings menu, but note that this changes your password across the range of Google programs. You must use a computer to change your Google Classroom password — the option is not available on the mobile app. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. It's recommended that you change your passw...
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How to find your Google Classroom code on the desktop website or mobile app, so you can share it with your students

It's easy to find your Google Classroom code and share it with your students. Drazen_/Getty Images You can find your Google Classroom code on your course's class card on the website or mobile app. Google Classroom codes allow students to find and join a class. Codes are shared by class instructors with students and cannot be changed. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. With more and more learning happening online, many educators are using Google Classroom ...
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How to delete a Google Classroom course, or archive it to keep its data and grades

You can delete a Google Classroom class on any platform. SOPA Images/Getty Images You can delete a Google Classroom class once it's over or canceled. Before you can delete a Google Classroom class, you'll need to "Archive" it, which is essentially a way to deactivate it. Any instructor can archive a class, but only the head teacher can delete it. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Google Classroom acts as a virtual learning space, where teachers can hand out ...
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