Tag: tips

Tip: Google Drive tells you if backed up photos and videos are using your storage quota

Google Photos makes it easy to back up every photo and video you capture on your phone, but some of those files might eat into your Google storage allowance. You can let Google compress files or get a Pixel if you want unlimited storage, but it can be hard to keep track of all those […]

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How not to buy a phone on Black Friday – three simple rules to smarter phone purchases

Article Contents Carriers aren’t looking to cut you a deal. Installment plans are just contracts by another name. Last year’s phone is not “just as good” as this year’s. These are the three golden rules of Black Friday smartphone shopping. There are other important things to consider, sure, but those are the fundamentals that everyone […]

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How to disable the Play Store’s annoying pre-registration ‘coming soon’ notifications

Pre-registration is a handy feature on the Play Store that allows you to be notified when an unreleased app is available for download – it actually debuted several years ago. But around a year ago, Google started proactively pushing registration suggestions to some users, meaning you’d be notified if Google thought you’d be interested in a […]

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7 Tips and tricks to make the most of Google Photos Live Albums

Article Contents Google Photos started rolling out Live Albums a couple of weeks ago. The feature, while simple in that it lets you automatically add faces to albums, is a little more complex than that. In this article, I will explore a few of the intricacies of Live Albums and help you make the most […]

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[Update: EU Assistant alternative] Google releases trio of new system apps to Play Store, including Pixel exclusives

Earlier this month, Google pushed up a Play Store listing for its new Search Suggestions app for Pixel phones, which powers — as you’d likely guess from the name — both the search functionality inside the Settings app and the suggestions which appear at the top. Now three more Pixel-specific apps have hit the Play […]

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Google releases trio of new system apps to Play Store, including Pixel exclusives

Earlier this month, Google pushed up a Play Store listing for its new Search Suggestions app for Pixel phones, which powers — as you’d likely guess from the name — both the search functionality inside the Settings app and the suggestions which appear at the top. Now three more Pixel-specific apps have hit the Play […]

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How to Download Xcode as XIP or DMG Files, & Where to Download Older Xcode Versions

Xcode is the software development suite for Mac that allows developers to build apps for MacOS, iOS, tvOS, and watchOS. The vast majority of developers and Xcode users will download the Xcode application suite from the Mac App Store, but that’s not the only option available to download Xcode, and if you’d rather download Xcode […]

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How to Convert .bin and .cue to ISO on Mac

Every once in a while you may encounter .bin and .cue files, or a cue/bin cue sheet, of a disk image, often when downloading old Mac software (or even DOS, Windows, Linux) for a retro machine, for an audio or video disc, or just as a disk image of something. Mac users therefore may need […]

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