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    November 2021

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    • Plan a route on Google Maps: app, Android, iPhone

      Planning a road trip can be both an exciting and stressful venture. With so many factors at play, it's easy to become overwhelmed with which routes to take, how to avoid traffic or tolls, or how to include all points of interest without getting completely lost. Luckily, Google Maps makes it easy to create itineraries, and even customize them on the go. Here's how to get started using Google Maps.

    25 November
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    23 November
    • How to change download location Chrome: Android, Mac

      When you download a file using Google Chrome, the file is automatically saved to the Downloads folder of your user account. However, if you would like to change your default download location, here's a step-by-step tutorial on how to do so. This method works for all versions of Chrome on Android, iOS, Windows and Mac.

    22 November
    • Enable Google Sheets right to left editing in Google Drive

      By default when you open a document, spreadsheet or other Google document, right to left controls are not turned on. In this article we will show you how to enable right-to-left text editing for documents stored in Google Drive.

    • How to use Google Earth flight simulator

      The free online Flight Simulator with Google Earth is a tool to explore Google Maps. With two different types of planes, complete take off and landing controls, with 27 airports to choose from. Google Earth Flight Simulator makes an excellent simulation tool. In this article we will show you how to experience the flight simulator on Google Earth?

    • How to cancel a sent email on Gmail?

      Sometimes, you may have hit 'send' too soon before finishing the mail or even have sent it to the wrong recipient. This can be a big problem, but luckily if you are a Gmail user, it is possible to undo/cancel sent mails. Read on as we explain all necessary steps below.

    • How to access Google USA: from other countries

      Whether you're a webmaster or a regular user, it can sometimes be useful to use the Google USA interface in order to find English-language results or search results relevant to American users. By default, Google search will automatically redirect you to your country's own page upon conducting a search, but there is a way to stop the site's redirection.

    • Share files on Google Drive: with other users, Android

      Google Drive offers you the ability to publicly share files or folders stored on your personal cloud space, on the web. Documents shared publicly can be accessed using their web address (URL) or through a simple search on Google. This method works for all versions of Google Drive, on PC or Mac, and iPhone or Android.

    19 November
    18 November
    • How to change new tab page Chrome: Android, extension, Mac

      After the Google Chrome 69 update, users noticed that the new tab page also changed. Each time you open the new tab page on Google Chrome, several tiles representing your most viewed pages are displayed. This new feature can raise privacy issues as tiles display the latest content you've viewed. In this article we show you how to restore the previous Chrome settings, or simply remove these shortcuts.

    • How to play audio files directly in Chrome

      Google Chrome features an integrated audio player and although it is quite limited in terms of functionality (only one track can be played at a given time), it may become quite handy, in some situations. This article will show you how.

    17 November
    • How to turn off tilt view in Google Maps

      Sometimes it can be annoying if you're searching for somewhere specific on Google Maps and then the map rotates or tilts forcing you to lose your place. In this article we'll show you how to turn off the Tilt Map gesture (2 finger drag) of the Google Maps app.

    • How to view Google Maps speed cameras: 2022, iPhone, UK

      Google Maps has a feature to check for speed cameras on the road in Google Maps. You can receive radar presence alerts so that you can slow down, and check where they are before planning your route. The radar query on Google Maps is already active in 40 countries, including the UK, Spain, Mexico, Portugal, and the United States. Here's how to view speed cameras on Google Maps.

    • How to search for a word on a web page Chrome: shortcut, Mac

      Google Chrome comes with a powerful feature that allows you to search and find specific words or phrases on a webpage. This can be very useful if you are regularly on forums or if you have to find a specific word in a lengthy web-based document. Find out how to use the feature after the jump.

    • How to make a copy of a Google Doc: on phone, iPhone

      Google Docs is a cloud service that allows you to collaborate on documents with other people. Google Docs comes with a built-in option to create backup copies of your important files (for future reference) before sharing them with other users. Read on for instructions to duplicate your documents, presentations, and spreadsheets.

    • Change your Gmail password: on iPhone, Android, computer

      If you suspect that someone is using your Gmail account without your authorization, we recommend that you change your password as soon as possible! In this article, we will explain to you how to change from your iPhone/iPad, Android or PC.

    • How to download apps for Android with the Google Play Store

      The Google Play Store is a virtual store of digital content for devices based on the Android operating system. It allows you to download apps, games, magazines, books, music, and movies for your Android mobile phone or tablet. This article will show you how to download apps and games for Android devices using the Google Play Store.

    • How to close all tabs in Google Chrome on Android

      Like Google Chrome for desktop, Google Chrome for Android allows you to use tabs during your browsing sessions. This lets you easily access and keep track of several webpages at once. If you find yourself with too many tabs open and are looking for a way to close them all, rather than individually, this FAQ will answer any questions that you may have.

    16 November
    • How to sort bookmarks in Chrome: alphabetically, by date

      Like all web browsers, Google Chrome allows you to create bookmarks with your favorite or most visited webpages. Chrome gives you the option to take this feature one step further and allows you to sort these bookmarks in various ways, one of which being alphabetically.

    • How to view recently visited websites on Chrome

      Like most web browsers, Google Chrome keeps track of the sites that you visit. If you'd like to return to a website that you've accidentally exited out of, or if you're curious about the sites that were visited on a shared computer, you can easily locate your recently or previously visited websites.

    • How to change distance unit on Google Maps: km to miles

      Depending on your current location, Google Maps may set your default unit of measurement to either kilometers or miles. However, if you have a preferred unit of measurement, you can set your default distance unit in the application with a quick tweak to your settings. This guide will teach you how to change between miles and kilometers in Google Maps.

    • Enable WebGL Chrome: 2022, Mac, Android

      Google Chrome allows you to alter the settings according to your preferences, one of them is the option to enable WebGL, or Web Graphics Library. WebGL is a JavaScript API that allows you to render 3D and 2D computer within your browser and doesn't require any plug-ins. This tutorial will walk you through the steps of enabling WebGL on Chrome.

    • How to remove a Google account from Chrome browser

      Google Chrome allows you to be logged in to multiple user accounts at once, each with its own custom settings and preferences. The browser also allows you to swap out one account for another or disconnect your accounts, effectively erasing all of that account's personal data from the browser. This tutorial will walk you through the steps of doing so.

    15 November
    10 November
    • How to remove guest mode in Chrome: Windows, Mac, extension

      In this guide, we will show you how to prevent unauthorized people from using Google Chrome on your PC. We will show you how to use an extension to password protect Chrome, how to remove guest mode and prevent guest browsing and also how to set up multiple Google Chrome profiles.

    9 November
    8 November
    • Backup WeChat messages: to PC, Mac, iPhone, Android

      One of the WeChat's many features is the ability to backup conversations onto its online platform. This will allow you to save memories or messages that are dear to you without taking up memory on your phone. This tutorial will explain how to backup your WeChat messages.

    • Enable Do Not Disturb Mode on WeChat: on iPhone, Android

      There are times you may want to make sure that you will not be disturbed by any incoming messages or notifications on WeChat, such as during business meetings or at night. In this article, we will show you how to enable the Do Not Disturb mode.

    • Use Twitter Spaces: on PC, Android, iOS

      With an eye on the popularity of Clubhouse, the new social network everyone is talking about, Twitter launched "spaces" that allows users to create live audio chat rooms. This is another possibility of interaction between users with a Twitter account. Read on to discover more about it.

    5 November
    • How to change WhatsApp privacy settings: iPhone, Android

      You can choose who can view your personal information on WhatsApp Messenger. This short tutorial explains how to adjust your privacy settings on WhatsApp, and what to do if you cannot change your privacy settings. The procedure is the same for all versions of the WhatsApp app.

    4 November
    • How to Schedule messages on WhatsApp: Android, iPhone

      Scheduling messages can save you a lot of time and can be a convenient way to send notifications, unfortunately WhatsApp does not allow you to do so in the app. Luckily there are a few 3rd party apps that allow you to do so. In this article we will show you how to schedule messages for WhatsApp on Android and iPhone.

    • How to share location on WhatsApp: iPhone, Android

      If you ever need to share your current location to organise a meeting point, or to let your friends and family know where you are, then WhatsApp allows you to share your location. In this article we will show you how to share your GPS location on both Android and iPhone versions of WhatsApp.

    • Change WhatsApp background: iPhone, color, for one contact

      You can change the background in your WhatsApp chats to add an extra dimension of customization. In this article we will show you how to change the wallpaper of the WhatsApp chat screen for both Android and iOS devices, and how to change the background for one specific person.

    3 November
    • How to turn on dark mode in WhatsApp: iOS, iPhone, Android

      Dark Mode is a new common feature being added to devices and apps that converts your screen to a dark background. It has several benefits such as improved battery performance and reduced eye strain, plus it looks pretty sleek. Whatsapp has finally joined the ranks and is now offering a dark mode to its users. We'll show you how to activate it on your device.

    2 November
    • Stop WhatsApp saving photos: iPhone, iOS, Android, Samsung

      WhatsApp is one of the apps that take up the most storage space on our smartphones. If you receive a lot of photos in chats, these are often automatically downloaded to your camera, taking up valuable space. In this article we will show you how to save your storage space by stopping automatic downloads.

    • How to customize LED notifications on WhatsApp

      One of WhatsApp's features is the ability to customize the LED notification light. Using this feature allows users to distinguish WhatsApp messages from other app notifications on their device. This tutorial will explain how to find and customize the LED notifications on WhatsApp Messenger.

    • How to send large files with WhatsApp: Android, iPhone

      WhatsApp has gone from being a simple instant messaging service to becoming a complete multimedia communication platform. On occasion you may need to send large files, fortunately there is a way of sending files up to 100 MB. If you want to find out more, keep reading!

    • Turn off tweet translation on Twitter: on Android, iOS

      If you are following users from the around the globe who speak a different language, Twitter will automatically translate tweets written in a foreign languages to yours. If you prefer to read the original text, this article will show you how to disable this feature