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Save a Website on Your Desktop as an Application

Save a Website on Your Desktop as an Application

If you are like me, you probably suffer from the affliction known as “you’ve got too many browser windows open, and each one of those browser windows has too many tabs.”

Unfortunately, this affliction is chronic, and no cure is in sight. However, if you have specific tabs that you need to reference frequently throughout the day, there is a really neat trick for breaking them out, giving them their own icon, and making it much faster to access them when you need them.

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Tip of the Week: Use Google Alerts to Research Your Business and More

Tip of the Week: Use Google Alerts to Research Your Business and More

Google Alerts can help you keep track of all kinds of topics you might be interested in. Basically, the tool offers you a way to stay up-to-date on content related to specific keywords that you set. Today, we want to discuss how you can use Google Alerts and set it up.

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Tip of the Week: Save Tabs to Read Later On

Tip of the Week: Save Tabs to Read Later On

Google Chrome is a great web browser that comes with many built-in services and features, one of which is the ability to save tabs for future reading. Today, we want to explore how you can do this to save pages to read later, even if you don’t have time to do it now.

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Google’s New “Robot Constitution” Takes a Page from Asimov’s Books

Google’s New “Robot Constitution” Takes a Page from Asimov’s Books

Back in 1942, Isaac Asimov wrote a short story called “Runaround” that formally introduced his Three Laws of Robotics as a complete set of rules that all robots in his Robots series were beholden to. Now, Google has announced that a similar safeguard will inform how their future AI-enabled machines will operate, partially inspired by the Three Laws.

Let’s look at what Google has coined their “Robot Constitution,” and how it works.

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AI Is Helping Stoplight Technology to Be More Eco-Friendly

AI Is Helping Stoplight Technology to Be More Eco-Friendly

Artificial Intelligence may seem like a concept straight out of science fiction, but its practical applications often extend beyond the realms of entertainment. Consider Operation Green Light, an initiative spearheaded by Google that delves into the realm of AI for traffic control with a focus on its environmental impact, aiming to contribute positively to society.

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Can Blocking the Internet Entirely Prevent Security Breaches? Google Wants to Find Out

Can Blocking the Internet Entirely Prevent Security Breaches? Google Wants to Find Out

How far would your business go to protect itself from threats? One of the largest technology companies in the world, Google, is going as far as possible without compromising the productivity of its employees: blocking the Internet entirely. How will Google get away with doing this while retaining efficiency? Read on and find out.

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Would You Believe that Google’s Blocking Its Employees from the Internet?

Would You Believe that Google’s Blocking Its Employees from the Internet?

Web-based, online threats pose significant danger for businesses today, which makes it all the more important that you take steps to protect your organization. Google is taking its own protections to the extreme, recently launching a pilot program where the Internet is largely unavailable to its workers.

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Tip of the Week: How to Use Google Alerts to Your Advantage

Tip of the Week: How to Use Google Alerts to Your Advantage

There are countless ways that Google proves itself to be invaluable to businesses. For example, did you know that it offers a feature that allows you to have business insights (or any other topic of interest) sent straight to your inbox? Let’s go over what Google Alerts are, and how you could take advantage of them.

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Have an Old Gmail Account? Log Into It Before It Disappears Forever

Have an Old Gmail Account? Log Into It Before It Disappears Forever

Many individuals might have old Google accounts from years ago that haven’t been used in a long time, whether they were simply replaced by newer accounts or simply forgotten about. These accounts can actually be a security challenge and can create more problems than they are worth, and Google is now realizing this. The service is planning to shut down old Google accounts that have been dormant for the last two years.

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Say Goodbye: Google+ and Currents to End Service in July

Say Goodbye: Google+ and Currents to End Service in July

Some of you might remember Google+, Google’s earnest attempt at creating a social media platform. It was but an attempt, however, and it eventually became defunct. The last remaining shred of Google+’s legacy, which lived on in the Currents service, is slated for discontinuation this July.

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Everything You Need to Know About a Work Profile on Android

Everything You Need to Know About a Work Profile on Android

Smartphones are the number one way people compute nowadays, and as a result businesses have begun to require mobile access for their employees. This means that businesses are trying to use their employees’ smartphones as a resource. Google has developed a great tool for businesses and employees, alike. It’s called the work profile and today, we will give you a quick overview.

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Which Search Engine Works Best? Part 2

Which Search Engine Works Best? Part 2

Last time we discussed search engines, we focused our efforts on Google. Now, we want to cover some of the other options you might go for, including Bing and DuckDuckGo. Naturally, they are two very different options, but they do have their purposes and uses in a business environment.

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Which Search Engine Works Best? Part 1

Which Search Engine Works Best? Part 1

Most everyone uses a search engine, whether it’s Google or one of the others out there; although the statistics about whether or not you use Google are more than a little skewed in Google’s favor. Why is it such a popular tool, and what other options are out there for the enterprising Internet user?

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Setting Your Startup Page in Chrome

Setting Your Startup Page in Chrome

When you want to be productive, the last thing you want to do is think about where to get started. This is where setting your Startup page in Google Chrome can come in real handy. Let’s discuss how you can set up your Startup page in everyone’s favorite web browser.

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Tip of the Week: How to Get Google to Remove Certain Personal Data from Search

Tip of the Week: How to Get Google to Remove Certain Personal Data from Search

With several states passing more data privacy laws than ever before, it’s clear that this important topic is on everyone’s minds, and it’s not just individuals; businesses too are focusing on their personal data being discovered online. Today, we wanted to show you how to remove your personal data from a Google search result.

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Tip of the Week: How to Download a File from Google Drive to Your Desktop

Tip of the Week: How to Download a File from Google Drive to Your Desktop

Google Workspace is an excellent tool to get work done, but you might often need to download your files to continue using them elsewhere or share them with someone else. In situations like these, downloading is easy and effective, and better yet, customizable; you can change the format in Google Workspace and everything. Here’s how it’s done.

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Save Money and Get the Support You Need for Your Technology

Save Money and Get the Support You Need for Your Technology

It’s not easy managing office technology and business solutions. A lot of thought goes into their day-to-day upkeep, and small businesses often do not have the time or resources available to ensure their technology is properly maintained. What they don’t tell you is that you don’t have to do all of this yourself. You can easily outsource these responsibilities to a managed service provider.

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Hackers are Using Google Docs (and other Cloud Services) to Attack Users

Hackers are Using Google Docs (and other Cloud Services) to Attack Users

There are many ways that hackers have attempted to subvert the advanced security precautions implemented by enterprises and small businesses alike, but some of the more recent and crafty ones include sending threats through seemingly legitimate sources, like social media. The latest in this string of attacks includes Google Docs, and it is problematic for a number of reasons.

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Introducing Google Business Profile

Introducing Google Business Profile

The Google My Business tool has given business owners a great way to manage their online presence for years now, and while it has gone through several changes over this time, Google has one last adjustment in store for the application. There will no longer be a Google My Business service; rather, business owners will have access to a web-based Google Business Profile at some point in 2022.

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Tip of the Week: Google Workspace Shortcuts

Tip of the Week: Google Workspace Shortcuts

Google Workspace, the solution formerly known as G Suite, is an extremely popular productivity suite in the business world. Just like other productivity solutions and tools, there are plenty of keyboard shortcuts that you can leverage for maximum efficiency. Let’s take a look at some of these shortcuts that you can use for Google Workspace.

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