Honey, have you seen my phone?
You don’t need a tracking device to locate your Android phone. Just log into your Google Play Store account and access the Android Manager.
You can have your phone send out a Here I am! ring, or lock the device with an “If found, please return..” message;
…to reunite you with your lost loved one.
To Locate your Android Phone
- Go to https://play.google.com.
Note: you will need to be logged into your Google account.
- Click the settings icon and select Android Device Manager.
Your phone’s location will appear highlighted.
- Select preferred option(s):
a. Click Ring to have your phone ring.
b. Enable and Select Lock to secure your phone.
c. Click Erase to wipe your personal data.
Comments and questions are always welcome!
Your business travels force you to use another PC’s browser, one different from your beloved browser, Google Chrome. That’s when realize you no longer recall your password for fantasyNFL.com.
Sure you can click ‘Forget My Password’ but do you really want to be tasked with inventing yet another password?
Here’s how you can uncover your own dirty little password secrets from Chrome.
To Display a Website’s Saved Password Using Chrome
- Open your Chrome Browser.
- Click Menu at upper right and select Settings. The Settings page will open in a new tab.
- In the search window (top right) type passwords. The page will filter to display password options.
- Click Manage passwords.
- Click on a site, then click Show.
- Enter your Windows password and click OK to reveal that site’s password.
Note: you can access this information also on your mobile at passwords.google.com
According to NetMarketShare Chrome now accounts for 41.66% of the browser market, 0.31% more than Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge—Microsoft’s replacement for Internet Explorer. NetMarketShare also tracks the market share of search engines and mobile operating systems, both of which Google also dominates.
via Quartz. Click here to download market data
Today many of your favorite sites are April Fool‘n around.
For example, take Gmail’s MicDrop feature. It promises to give you the last word on your outgoing message.
I wish this feature did exist; it’d be a great way to silence those REPLY-TO-ALLers.
Update: Much like Orson Welles‘ radio broadcast of War of the Worlds this faux feature, was believed real. Citing a backlash of complaints, GMail quickly disabled this Aprils Fool’s joke
Past Tom Foolery has included Air BnB’s Bronze Era Rentals (pictured) complete with Trojan Horse, and Burger King’s left-handed sandwich wrapper.
This Year H&M is onboard with a Mark Zuckerberg line of clothing http://markforhm.com/
More faves and fails from 2016:
Found one you want to share? Drop me a comment and I’ll add it to this post.
Take a mini desktop vacation!
Visit the worlds largest miniature railroad set, Miniatur Wunderland, courtesy of Google Straße
Click and drag within the interactive frame, below, to explore 360 view street scene from Switzerland
or click this link to fully explore other miniature locales including Austria, America, & Germany.
Ramping up for the December opening of Star Wars – The Force Awakens, here’s a short and sweet Google Easter egg:
- Go to Google search page
- Type in “a long time ago in a galaxy far far away”
Volvo is developing a self-driving car. The car company aims to have their auto on the roads in two years (ahead of competitor, Google).
Will they? Who knows. Wait and see. But for a peek at what Volvo promises, watch this slick concept video.
And for more on their driverless agenda click this link to the QZ.com article