Stop using Google’s SMS sign-in

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To ensure optimal security, two-step authentication is used. This requires a password as well as a unique six-digit code that is typically sent via SMS. The National Institute of Standards and Technology has voiced its concerns about this method and Google quickly responded by having users try an alternative method. Security was the main concern. According to Google, “This is … Read More

Why SMBs should use Google Posts

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Launched in 2016 during America’s presidential election, Google Posts was originally intended to be used by the candidates. In response to the extreme limitation, Google expanded the service to a number of local businesses in the same year. Here’s why it gained popularity among small- and medium-sized businesses so quickly: What they can doGoogle Posts basically allow users to communicate … Read More

Gmail gets anti-phishing enhancements

Gmail gets anti-phishing enhancements

Although hackers continue to develop new viruses and bug exploits, the most effective weapon in their arsenal is a simple email. All a would-be cybercriminal has to do is write a convincing message (or pretend to be a trustworthy entity) to persuade a victim to download a malware-ridden file or surrender their personal information. This ruse is known by many … Read More

Businesses boost productivity with G Suite

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If you’ve been using G Suite applications and noticing your apps anticipating your next action, there’s nothing to worry about. It’s not spyware in action, but G Suite’s machine learning algorithm predicting your next steps based on your usage patterns. Machine learning capabilities are designed to protect Gmail users against spam, while also improving workflow. Read on to find out … Read More

Roundup of G Suite feature updates

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Like most software developers, Google releases enhancements for G Suite every month. These upgrades are often small changes that go unnoticed, but if you stay up-to-date with Google developments you just might find a new feature that could completely revamp how you do business. If you’re a G Suite user, utilizing these 2017 updates could pay off. Shared file storage … Read More

Google offers Always Free cloud platform

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A cloud platform provides businesses with a means to develop, customize, and manage applications for their business’s needs. Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure offer this cloud service, but Google has just come up with a compelling alternative in the form of an ‘Always Free’ tier for its own Cloud Platform service. Google quietly unveiled this new offering and … Read More

Why G Suite users should use Cloud Search

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Formerly known as Springboard, Google Cloud Search is the newest tool available to business customers that allow users to search across G Suite products such as Drive, Gmail, Sites, Calendar, Docs, Contacts and more. It’s been described as something like Google Now exclusively for enterprise workers. Google Cloud Search is designed for larger corporations where different groups and individuals have … Read More

Discover these 4 little-known Google apps

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Facebook, Instagram, Gmail, Google Maps, and YouTube are the kinds of applications that anyone with a smartphone knows by heart — no mobile device is complete without them. These cross-platform apps are so popular that they tend to bury other apps probably just as useful. So if you can pry yourself away from the “most downloaded” apps, you might discover … Read More

New Google Assistant allows typing

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An intelligent personal assistant in the form of Google Assistant made searching much easier by letting you speak to it for all kinds of searches. If you’ve used this tool for a while now, you’ve probably noticed that speaking to your trusty assistant doesn’t always work. If you are ever caught in situations where making voice commands isn’t feasible, the … Read More

“App Maker” is the newest service from Google

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Businesses use apps every day to help them complete business tasks. Unfortunately, developing those apps is challenging if business owners don’t have a great deal of programming and coding experience on staff. Google has announced their solution to this problem: App Maker. This is a simple and easy solution to the problem of developing an app with minimal coding required … Read More