How to delete Google forever
Saying goodbye to Google? Delete Google forever without losing any data.
Deleting your Google account might seem impossible, especially if you're entrenched in its ecosystem. However, if you've decided to leave Google behind, you should know that the process is simple and easy to follow. We must give points to Google for making it possible for users to remove themselves from its services. You can either delete your entire Google account in one go or start by deleting specific Google services like Gmail and Google Drive and then slowly move away from all its services.
How to change your Google background
Beautify Google with custom backgrounds and themes
Google Chrome's new tab page is minimalist and functional, but it's not fun. However, Chrome gives you several ways to customize your Google background. You can change the entire look of the browser using Google Chrome themes, spice up the new tab page with fresh new looks, and even upload your images to use as a background. If you are tired of staring at an empty white homepage in your Google Chrome browser, use these methods to change your Google background.
What is Google Colab?
Google's online tool for experimenting with AI and machine learning
Google Colaboratory, or "Colab" as most people call it, is a cloud-based Jupyter notebook environment. It runs in your web browser (you can even run it on your favorite Chromebook) and lets anyone with internet access experiment with machine learning and coding for artificial intelligence. You can write and execute Python code, share your code and edit it simultaneously with other team members, and document everything by combining it into a single notebook with rich text, charts, images, HTML, and LaTeX.
How to create an appointment calendar in Google Calendar
You can use Google Calendar to reign in the chaos of a busy schedule with its powerful appointment calendar and booking page options
An appointment calendar can be an invaluable tool for managing a busy schedule. There are three ways to accomplish this in Google Calendar: appointment schedules, appointment slots, and shared calendars. Some require a work, school, or individual Google Workspace account. However, it's possible to set up a separate calendar for appointments with a Google personal account.
How to permanently delete photos from Google Photos
Get rid of those embarrassing shots once and for all
Google Photos may no longer come with free infinite storage, but the service is still one of the best cloud storage options if you want a central place for your pictures that also takes care of the organizational overhead. With that change in mind, you may want to delete photos permanently to free up space or to get rid of embarrassing shots without any way to recover them.
How to set up an Outline VPN Server and Client
Create your own open source VPN
The internet is a great place for people to connect and learn about anything. As much as there are safeguards built-in to the web and the devices you use to access it, it's probably a good idea to use a VPN to keep yourself extra safe. There are a number of great VPNs that work on all devices, including the best Chromebooks available. If you want an open source option that works differently from the main-stream VPNs, Google's Jigsaw group created Outline VPN just for you. Here we look at what Outline is and how to set up a Server and the Client on your devices.
What is Outline: The VPN by Google's Jigsaw group explained
Outline, the open source VPN
VPNs are essential to keep consumers safe while browsing the internet. Several services are available, such as NordVPN, ExpressVPN, or SurfShark VPN, and all work on the best Android phones. Google's Jigsaw group, which makes solutions for a safer internet, has its own open source VPN called Outline that's a bit different from traditional VPNs. This article discusses what Outline is, how it compares to other VPNs, and how you can use it to browse safely.
What is Google Takeout?
Google's own export tool gives you easy access to all of your data
Google tracks and collects a ton of data about us. You may also store some of your data in Google Drive, Google Photos, or Gmail. Google Takeout is an export tool that allows you to download your data for local storage or transfer it to another service.
How to recover your Google account
Whether you forgot your password or email address, it shouldn't take too long to recover your Google account
In today's digital age, your Google account is an essential part of your online identity. Aside from checking emails, it acts as a gateway for accessing Google's apps and services, including Google Drive, Google Docs, and Google Photos. It's one of the first things you input when setting up a new Android phone or one of the best Chromebooks.
How to use Google Takeout to migrate your data out of Google
A little preparation goes a long way when migrating your data away from Google
Google Workspace is a set of productivity and collaboration tools for the workplace. Google offers plans for businesses and organizations of all sizes, from individual solopreneurs to large global enterprises. Google also offers Google Workspace for Education, a set of Google services and tools for K-12 schools, homeschool co-ops, and higher-education institutions.
How to leave a Google review
Help the community and become a local guide
Google Maps is a terrific tool for exploring and learning about new locations, whether you're on vacation or looking for recommendations in your city. It lets you read through reviews and ratings from other users, as well as receive suggestions based on your preferences.
Google Pinpoint explained: How Google's research tool helps journalists with complex reporting
Pinpoint helps journalists keep track of complex data
Google Pinpoint is a platform that helps journalists store, organize, and analyze documents, images, interviews, and other assets. Journalists often use Pinpoint for complex stories with large datasets, where collaboration is essential. The platform is part of Journalist Studio and was launched as part of Google News Initiative in 2020. You can upload up to 200,000 documents in multiple formats and search, highlight, and share specific sections.
YouTube Music: Everything you need to know about Google's streaming music service
How does YTMusic compare to the competition and is it worth the switch?
YouTube is the most popular online video streaming platform, but its music streaming counterpart isn't as well known, especially when compared to Spotify. YouTube Music has a lot to offer, including exclusive features that set it apart from the competition. It's also preinstalled on many new Android phones, making it easy to try. Let's take a closer look at Google's music streaming service and whether it's the right streaming platform for you.
How to do a negative news search on Google
Find negative news using Google Search
The ever-increasing streams of news can be daunting and overwhelming. With the rise of online news sources, it can be difficult to keep track of what is being reported. Google has made it easy to discover the latest news on any topic you want. Google Search has a dedicated news feed that shows the latest news on the topics you searched.
How to move your media from Google Photos to a Synology NAS
Keep all your full-resolution media online without paying for Google One
When it comes to photo management, no other app comes close to Google Photos. It's ahead of everything else with its many smart features that work as advertised. Even many iOS users cannot live without Google Photos. However, it was a different story when Google decided to charge a monthly fee for something that was previously free, and not many people were happy with this change.
How to measure distance in Google Maps
Automatically measure distances and areas in Google Maps for desktop and mobile
Google Maps has a robust feature set and is constantly improved, one update at a time. Most people use it for directions when moving from one place to another, but it can do much more. One of Maps' less obvious features is the ability to measure distances. I
How to create a table of contents in Google Docs
Give your readers an overview of what they'll find in your long documents
It's no secret that Google Docs is chock-full of features you might not know about that can push your document to the next level. From small but significant touches aimed at professionals to features that aid collaborative writing, Google has put a lot of work into making Docs useful, and that applies to the litany of formatting options at your disposal, too.
Spammy ads are invading Google Messages — here's how to get rid of them
It takes just a few taps to reclaim your inbox
Armed with RCS, Google Messages is the current face of the company's longstanding quest for a worthy messaging app. While the multipurpose SMS app now has the features to rival the likes of WhatsApp, it still fails in one key area—and that area is spam. That’s especially true when the sources are verified business accounts that have been hassling scores of users lately with spammy in-chat advertisements within Google Messages.
How to change the default Google account on a web browser
Stop using Incognito mode to log into your other Google accounts
Google marks one account as your default in each browser on your desktop computer—much like Google sets one of your accounts as a default on Android, too. The practice makes it easier for users to sync data like settings, bookmarks, and more across Chrome on different computers, but it also dictates which account is loaded by default when using Google services. If you find that you constantly have to switch to your secondary account after opening a Google website, you may want to change the default.
How to pass on (or completely erase) your Google account data after you're gone
Google's built-in Inactive Account Settings tool helps you prepare for the worst
Part of growing up is making sure that your affairs stay in order, no matter what might happen. In the last few decades, the scope of that has expanded to include the digital realm: what happens to all of your online accounts after you're gone? Google has a built-in mechanism for dealing with this called Inactive Account Settings. Unfortunately it's neither as easy nor as straightforward as it could be.