With AirDrop, iPhone users have long enjoyed an easy way to share photos and files. Now Nearby Share, promises Android and Chrome OS owners the same ease of use.
Google is rolling this out in phases and you’ll need to update to the latest OS to get it. If it’s available to your phone, you’ll find it under your Connections option. Once turned on, Nearby becomes one of your share options when viewing a file. The recipient will also need this option active and will need to be relatively close to share content.
“You have changed and grown over the years, and it’s about time your Twitter does, too.”
Abu Zafar, from Lifehacker, offers this salient observation, and I agree. Twitter was designed to voice the spontaneous reactions and reflections of a time; much like the spontaneous sound of a bird ‘tweeting’. Can you imagine that senior sparrow pulling up a branch to reflect on the sounds it made as a hatchling? Of course not.
Technology offers some options to batch delete your older tweets. Here’s two:
TweetDelete, has a free basic version and a pay version with advanced features.
Jumbo, a mobile solution available on iOS and Google Play, can delete content from Twitter as well as other social networks like Facebook and Google.
Keyboard tapping, fan blades humming, dogs barking; all things we’ve had to contend with in our virtual-meeting rooms. Google’s Noise Cancellation, rolling out to Meets today, fixes that. Though it can’t improve the clarity of the speaker’s content, it’s cloud-based audio-scrubbing algorithms should improve the clarity of the sound.
Sure, being able to look back along your timeline to recall something (like the name of that Sardinian cafe by the water) has its conveniences. But who among us isn’t concerned about the long-term use of our private data?
Well, following a recent update, Google Maps users can have their timelines automatically expire.
With a recent change to Alexa, you can now opt-out of having your voice recordings reviewed by Amazon’s employees.
Why the change? Is it the reports of Google and Apple employees listening in on personal exchanges recorded by the voice-activated assistants? Or perhaps it’s a response to European courts rulings limiting what companies (like Amazon) can do with the data collected by said voice-activated assistants.
To Opt-Out of Human Review
Open the Alexa app on your phone or tablet.
Select Settings, Alexa Privacy, then Manage How Your Data Improves Alexa.
Locate the setting “With this setting on, your voice recordings may be used … manually reviewed.” and tap OFF.