Google Launches New Update For Docs, Sheets, and Slides

Google Launches New UpdateGoogle has plenty of apps and services on offer for Android users, ranging from applications such as Maps and Translate to the Google Drive suite including productivity tools such as Google Docs, Sheets, and Google Slides. Assuming that you count among the Android users who rely on Google’s productivity suite while on the road, you may be pleased to learn that this week the company in Mountain View has released new updates for Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides, allowing for better tables and charts in all three applications.

According to Google’s official blogpost discussing the latest changes, following the recent update users will be able to copy body of cells in Sheets and paste the content in Slides or Docs, with the transferred selection rendering “as a fully-formatted table, gridlines and all”. However, this feature will only work with selections of fewer than 400 cells, and any selections larger than 400 cells will be pasted in a tap-separated format. 

Additionally, Google mentions that the technology behind charts in Sheets has been improved, and thus after the update users “may notice small changes to the way your charts are drawn”. It should be noted that all three applications – Google Sheets, Docs, and Slides – need to be updated to the latest version in order for the new improvements to tables and charts to take effect. It’s also worth mentioning that the (small) changelog included with the latest update specifies that “bug fixes and performance improvements” have been introduced for all three applications. However, the exact nature of these fixes and improvements goes unmentioned, so they are primarily working under the hood.

The latest update to Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides arrives less than two months after the suite was updated to allow for easier last minute changes before printing a document. Even more recently – as in just a couple of weeks ago – Google released another major update for Docs, Slides, and Sheets, allowing for the use of add-ons from eight partners, with more add-ons expected to be released in the future. In closing, readers who may want to acquire or update Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets can refer to the source link below.

Source: AH


Pokémon-mania: Pokémon Go downloads top 15 million

Pokémon-mania: Pokémon Go downloads top 15 millionNot even Facebook is powerful enough to overcome Pokémon-mania.

The mobile game Pokémon Go topped 15 million downloads on Apple's App Store and Google Play, according to estimates from research firm SensorTower. Available since last week in the U.S., the game features characters called Pokémon players capture in the real world using a combination of GPS and augmented reality.

Pokémon Go is also among the most heavily used apps on a daily basis since its launch. According to iOS usage data from Monday, users spent an average of 33 minutes a day playing the game. By comparison, the average iOS user spent 22 minutes on Facebook and 18 minutes on Snapchat.

The stunning amount of time we're spending playing 'Pokémon Go'

What's interesting is when comparing Pokémon Go to other mobile games, it's actually behind in minutes. Their report finds users spent 43 minutes a day on mobile hit Candy Crush Saga, while action title Game of War clocked in at a whopping two hours.

However, neither game seems to have captured the national attention and generated such an obsession among players. The fascination has gone so far as to prompt warnings from police to use caution when playing, such as paying attention to surroundings and putting the phone down while you drive.

Source: UsaToday

You want to read WhatsApp messages without others know? You can!

Hiding WhatsaapDo you have friends or relatives who get angry when they did not immediately respond to a WhatsApp message?

Do you sometimes want to read a message that someone sent you knowing that you can not now (or will not) answer?

Then you'll be interested to know how you can read your messages without the person who sent them know and avoid the controversial double check blue.

1.-Turn off the read receipt

The first way, and most obvious, is to disable the option in the application preferences.

What you have to do is go to WhatsApp Settings> Account> Privacy> Confirmation of reading and disable the latter.

What happens if you use this way is that it works in both directions: you can not see if your contacts have read or not your messages.

This applies both iOS as Android.

2.-Use Airplane Mode

If you want to use this tool only occasionally and with specific people, this second option is best for you, although it is more laborious.

When you receive a message WhatsApp and if you're not at that time using the application, a notification appears on your screen.

If you want to read the message without being detected, you have to do is activate the "Airplane mode" on your phone before opening the notification. If you do then it will not work.

This, as you know, have the effect of turning off your data connection or a Wi-Fi network.

So you can now enter WhatsApp and read the message. Once read, you have to exit the application and close it so it does not mark the message as read before returning to disable airplane mode.

To close the app in IOS, you have to double click on the "home" button.

A window with the screenshot of the application and to close that window must slide up displays.

In Android, the new devices with versions from 4.0 have a button in the lower right corner of the screen with two overlapping rectangles pointing recent applications.

To close the app, you have to press that button, after which all open applications appear. To close them, you have to slide your finger on which you want to close and slide.

3.-Activate pop-up notifications

Another way to read the messages if they are not very long to do it with the phone locked from the pop-up notifications.

In iOS, you have to activate notifications via the Settings menu and check enable notifications.

In Android, enters the application settings within WhatsApp click and enter notifications pop-up notifications.

Check the option "always show popup".

The pop-up notifications are what you see in the middle of the screen.

Which appear at the top of the screen on Android phones are just the message preview.



Google Maps without using internet


Grande Google MapsYou're traveling to a remote area where your phone is not connected. Or you stay with friends in a place that you do not know in the center of your city ... and before you get it you drained your data plan.

Since the mapping service Google Maps, created in 2005, became the most common way in which smart phone users find their way, it seems to have no excuse to walk lost on the beach or in the mountains, in the field or in the city.

But what if for any reason you stay without internet access?

The solution is very simple: low earlier maps. We tell you how.

1. Locate the area

In the Google Maps application on your phone, enter the name of the city or area that interests you.

The app will give you the map and the place name appears in the white bar at the bottom of the navigation.

2. Select it

Press the name on the bottom white bar.

Then a menu with the ability to "save", "share" or "down" the map is displayed.

Select the latter option. You will then receive a warning about the space that will occupy the map on your phone and how much memory you have left.

The maximum size of a map that you can save is one area 120.000km2.

The app will ask you to name your map and begin downloading.

According to Google explains in its blog, Google Maps "goes offline mode automatically when the network fails."

3. Find them

You can access your saved maps by pressing the symbol "hamburger" (the three lines one above the other) in the upper left corner of the application.

In half the options menu you will find "offline areas" or "your sites".

The maps remain stored for only 30 days, after which they are automatically deleted to free up space on your phone.

According to the Google blog, you'll not only see the map offline, but "get directions step by step to reach your destination, search for specific places and get useful information about them as their opening hours, reviews and contact details ".


Source: BBC

Should you dump your smartphone for a flip-phone?

 smartphoneOn the subway, commuting into the heart of New York City, Danny Groner stands out. He is one of the only people in the carriage not staring at a small screen.

He’s proud to not be one of the more than two-thirds of Americans who own a smartphone.

Like billionaire business leaders Warren Buffett and Blackstone private equity’s Stephen Schwartzman, Groner's only mobile connection with the world is an old-school flip-phone used just for calls and SMS (text messages).

But he’s not an old fogey. At 32, Groner is at the heart of the smartphone target audience. He’s young, and he’s a manager at the $1.2 billion-listed stock photo agency Shutterstock, one of Silicon Alley’s big success stories. His office is in the company’s swanky headquarters, occupying two floors of the Empire State Building. It’s a start-up vision complete with swings, games rooms and a yoga studio.

Surrounded by technology, Groner makes it crystal clear why he benefits from being a smartphone refusenik.

“I worry about burning out,” he said. “I spend 13, 14 hours a day in front of a screen, that’s enough. It doesn’t need to be 17 hours.”

Finally a keyboard and mouse that can be used comfortably from the couch

 keyboard  mouse As TVs improve their features to be more attractive as PC monitors and PCs shrink their systems to fit better in your media center, it becomes clear that there is a big problem in the concept of playing from the couch with a computer. Controls are rubbish.

The new Razer Turret perfectly covers the gap between your PC and your couch. It's just a keyboard with a mouse (peripherals are not as important), but has some design considerations behind that place in the kingdom of essential for a particular type of person: the gamer sofa.

Valve did a great job last year simplifying things with your Steam Controller. It gives you the flexibility of a mouse while still being a control. In most cases it's as easy as opening the game and get to play. But when you're with aggressive shots a game like Battlefield, or a strategy game like Civilization or StarCraft, play with control remains unbearable. It's too slow. You need a keyboard and a mouse.

Logitech is the leading market player keyboard for sofa and Logitech K400 is exceptional. Especially because it integrates a trackpad on the keyboard that eliminates the need for a separate mouse and a surface on which to place it. It is also very cheap: $ 30 compared to $ 150 Turret luxurious. But the K400 is terrible to play for the simple reason that the trackpads are terrible for games. If you want something better you will have to pay for it.

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