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Digitizing your photo prints with Google PhotoScan in one tap

Over the years I have taken many pictures to capture various precious moments in my life, such as the birth of my children, their first steps, and the first day of school etc., and the memories captured in the pictures bring me great joy every time I look at them. I didn’t have a digital camera 15 years ago (let alone a smartphone with good camera feature), so all my pictures taken back then were […]

Google indexes HTTP site as HTTS, how to fix it?

A few months ago, I decided to switch my hosting provider from Arvixe to and after the switch I decided not to continue to use SSL for my site, so I terminated my SSL certificate. Within a week, I noticed that my page views have dropped tremendously, almost to single digit. After some investigation I noticed that Google still indexes my site as HTTPS instead of HTTP, even though I don’t have SSL certificate […]

Google pays users to do security checkup

To help celebrate Safer Internet Day 2016, for a limited time Google will pay users if they complete a Google account security checkup. Well, technically Google does not pay users with real money, but with 2GB of free Google drive storage permanently. So what is the catch? Well there is no catch. All you need is a quick and easy security checkup to make sure your Google account is in good shape, and it only takes about […]

Google Local Guides rewards users with free Google Drive storage upgrade

Are you looking for a way to get free Google Drive storage upgrade? How about free upgrade to 1TB Google Drive storage? Look no further, here is the easiest way: Google Local Guides is a key component in Google Maps service and it allows users to share their travel experiences by posting reviews, uploading photos, and answering questions of the places they visited. Users can also add new places if they are not showing up […]

Simple ways to make some extra money

If you have a computer, a smartphone, an Internet connection and some free time, then you can use them to make some extra bucks. Here are some ways: 1. Swagbucks Honestly, when I first heard about Swagbucks, I was suspicious. It has a catchy name but does it really let you earn free gift cards or cash? Could it be another money scam? But finally I decided to give it a try after reading some […]

Google Maps offline feature may replace GPS devices

Google recently updated Google Maps with a new exciting feature that might eventually make the traditional GPS navigation devices history. This new feature allows user to download a map of an area on their phone, whenever the user is in the area with no connectivity, Google Maps will continue to work including turn-by-turn directions, and I think this is so cool. Currently whenever I am on the road to another city, I will have my Garmin […]

Google Chrome removes NPAPI support

It’s been two years since Google Chrome announced in September 2013 their plan to remove NPAPI support and according to their plan, the NPAPI support will be officially removed from Google Chrome including the current temporary override, and no NPAPI will be loaded. Many Chrome users have been complaining about the removal since the announcement because currently many plugins are built with NPAPI and the impact of removing NPAPI support would be big, but it didn’t change […]

Finally you can empty trash when using Inbox by Gmail

When Google first released Inbox by Gmail, they removed a common feature in email management: empty emails from the trash, or permanently delete the emails in trash. Their intention of “delete-it-and-forget-it” was good so we can focus on more important things than emptying trash because the emails in trash will be automatically and permanently deleted after 30 days, however, they missed one important thing which make their good intention a big complaint: We, as email users, process […]

DIY: Make your own smartphone and tablet cradle

Instead of buying a smartphone and tablet desktop cradle, with some simple office items you can make your own smartphone and tablet cradle with style for FREE (well, almost). Cradle 1: Simple but ugly This cradle is extremely simple, but with no style. It is suitable if you just need something to hold your phone on the desktop. Items needed: two large binder clips and a stack of Post-It Steps: too simple to explain As mentioned […]

Google Inbox by Gmail opens to public but still missing two important features

I have been using Google’s new email app called Inbox by Gmail since its first invitation-only release and I have to say I am a big fan of it, and I think it is the best email app so far. Its elegant and mobile-friendly design makes it so easy to check and manage your email inbox, and it also goes beyond email by integrating your calendar, reminder, and other stuff in your account to make […]