Enable Google Play’s Protect to scan your Android Apps

Recently, a hole in Whatsapp’s security allowed hackers to install malware on unprotected phones. To see if your Android apps are secure, enable Protect on Google Play.

To Review or Enable Play Protect:

On your Android, access Settings googlesettingsgear, Security.

If enabled, you are able to see the time and status of your last scan.

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To modify your settings, tap Google Play Protect

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Cheers!

quincy

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Thanos clears half your Google search results with a Snap

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For today’s U.S. movie debut, Google drops an Avengers Endgame easter egg.

To snap half your search results out of existence

  1. In Chrome, enter ‘thanos’ in your search window
  2. Click the Gauntlet

5/1 Addendum: To reverse time (and restore your searches) click the Gauntlet again.

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First Fun Fakery (April Fools ’19)

To help take some of the edge off tax season, today, the internet unleashes its own bevy of fake (but fun) news. Enjoy this sampling of some of the day’s April foolery

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Play Snakes in Google Maps

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Google Files Screen Cleaner option: “Using haptic vibration, it keeps your device clean inside and out”

 

Google Tulip: “More Water!” Because what better way to know what tulips need than to ask them.

National Geographic

Uncovering a Super Volcano beneath Sidney Australia

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With these  push notifications, the elephant… or, owl is in the room.:

Watch this space for more…

And for a look back at previous First of April Fun:

Tesla: ‘Nice Try’ easter egg

March 14 will see the big reveal of the Tesla Model Y. The teaser invite they sent out doesn’t reveal much. Those who apply their photoshop skills, to glean a sneak peek, will only get an early ‘easter egg’ for their troubles.

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And if that wasn’t cheeky enough, they also hid a nod to a popular videogame on their site:

  1. Go to the https://www.tesla.com/modely.
  2. Click Notify Me. A registration form for the Livestream will appear.
  3. Press F12 (Developer Tools) and click Console.
  4. In the todo: reveal video area, click the link.

Fans of the Skyrim will recognize the scene.

With special thanks to Lady Di 

Cheers!

quincy

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SKYPE new feature: Blur my background

 

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    Animated image of a background being blurred in Skype.

    Ah, the foibles of working from home.

    That Skype call is about to start and you’ve got wet laundry and dirty dishes all over the place.

    Worried about what your VC attendees are going to see? Worry no more:

    Skype now offers a BLUR MY BACKGROUND. This option, similar to one present in MS Teams, uses heuristics (aka, technomagic) to discern foreground from background then applies a flattering blur similar to the one that Cybil Shepherd’s Maddie Hayes character was often filmed with.

    Next up on the R&D drawing boards:

    • Add Pants Filter (for those moments when you prematurely stand up)
    • Hide my wife and kids, for this guy

    Cheers!

    quincy

    Additional reading:

Win10 Emoji Keyboard

Still half a year away from World Emoji Day (yes, it’s a thing), but I’m overdue an Emoji post, so…

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In Windows 10, you can insert an emoji with the flick of key:
Press Windows Key (windowsLogoKey) + . (period) then select emoji or type to filter the displayed selection. For example;

windowsLogoKey + . , Q

for  🙋‍♀️question, 🦆quail, or 🌜quarter moon.

Cheers!

quincy

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Happy New Year 2019

 

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By now, I am likely suffering the ill effects of an Egg Nog induced coma, so in my cognitive absence, I present the most read posts from the year. Enjoy and thanks for reading!

and because nothing cures a New Year’s hangover better than an AskQ post!

Most Read ASKQ Posts: 2018