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What is Google Drive?

by Barbara J. Feldman May 15, 2012

Google Drive is a new implementation of Google Docs that maps all your Google Docs to a local folder, and provides syncing across multiple computers and 5GB of free storage. It also tracks 30 days of document changes, so you can roll a document back to a recent version, and integrates smoothly with the popular […]

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How to Stop Spam Events on Google Calendar

by Barbara J. Feldman March 20, 2012

Have you ever found a spam event on your Google calendar? In my case it was a court appearance in the state of New York regarding some paperwork from the Department of Social Services! I live in California, and am pretty certain I have no open court cases in New York. It was a bit […]

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How to Verify Security Settings in Google Calendar

by Barbara J. Feldman March 13, 2012

If you use Google calendar on your phone or desktop, now is a good time to quickly verify your security settings. If your calendar is set to public, your appointments could show up in Google search results! Anne Mitchell, of The Internet Patrol, explains how to login into your Google Dashboard and verify that your […]

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Use HistoryPin to See the World

by Barbara J. Feldman November 1, 2011

HistoryPin is a Google Maps mashup that allows visitors to pin historic photos on a map and to view photos across locations and dates. The site offers a video introduction and tours of some of the best content. For more details on using the site, read The Internet Patrol.

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Is Your Browsing History Recoverable?

by Barbara J. Feldman August 9, 2011

A recent, high profile murder trial in Florida used search history to incriminate the plaintiff. Just how much of your history actually remains on your personal computer? Leo Notenboom, of Ask-Leo.com, explains that unless you have spyware installed on your computer, your every keystroke is not being recorded. However, there is a fair amount of […]

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How to Stretch Your Gmail Account

by Barbara J. Feldman August 2, 2011

Gmail account almost full? Anne Mitchell of The Internet Patrol explains how to free lots of space by deleting old attachments. On the other hand, you can always simply buy more storage space from Google. 20GB costs just $5.00 a year.

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