I’ve written before about whether or not it is safe to login to third-party sites or apps with your social media credentials. There I listed several pros and cons of using the OAuth technology to login using a Facebook or …[Continue]
Is Google Play Music Now Free?
Is Google Play Music now free? Yes! Partially. In an effort to compete with free streaming music apps like Spotify, Pandora, and Apple Music, Google now has free music channels as part of its Google Play Music service. Free music …[Continue]
Why Chrome is a Memory Hog?
The Chrome browser from Google is fast and I love it. But it’s a memory hog, and if you have too many tabs and too many addons, your computer can slow to a crawl, or even crash. Why, you may …[Continue]
Is it Safe to Login into Websites with Facebook or Google Credentials?
It’s become common for third-party websites to offer the option of logging in with a social media account (such as your Facebook, Twitter, or Google username and password) instead of creating a unique account at their website. Is this safe? …[Continue]
How to Turn on Safe Search for Google, Bing, and Yahoo!
Safe search is a kid-friendly search filter that tells the search engines to remove explicit adult results. While they may let some content through that you find objectionable, they are a very good start. If you have multiple browsers on …[Continue]
Google Announces New App Program for Families
Good news coming soon for families using Android-based tablets. Last week Google announced a new program for app-developers who want to label their apps as “family friendly.” When app developers sign up to be “family friendly” their apps will undergo …[Continue]
What Does it Mean to Sign Into Chrome?
Signing into Chrome with your Google account credentials is optional. But if you do, Chrome Sync saves your personalized browser features and allows you to access them from a Google Chrome browser on any computer. Exactly which of you settings …[Continue]
How to Make YouTube Safe for Kids
Google has (finally!) released two YouTube apps built especially for kids and their parents. Called YouTube Kids, the app is available as of today for both Android and iOS. Kids have been watching YouTube for years, but parents have perceptually …[Continue]