The Latest on Windows 10 Issues, Facebook News and G Suite Gmail Chrome Browser Extensions

John Vrooman | May 2018

I came across an article on the howtogeek.com website that caught my attention. The title of the article is “Shutting Down Doesn’t Fully Shut Down Windows 10 (But Restarting Does).” The article is a worthwhile read for Windows 10 users because it offers information that will help to better understand the differences between “shutting down” and “restarting” your computer. If you’re not interested in reading the article, you should just know that if you have Windows 10’s “Fast Startup” feature enabled, when you “shut down” your computer, it’s not actually shutting all the way down. However, when you choose to reboot your computer, it does shut down before restarting. There’s a bit more to the issue, so please check out the article to better understand things. Here’s a courtesy link…
www.tinyurl.com/y9hem98k

What’s Been Removed or is Planned In the Latest Version of Windows 10?

If you use Windows 10, there’s a good chance that you’ve already automatically received and installed the latest version of Windows 10 called Windows 10, version 1803 (also known as Windows 10 April 2018 Update). In last month’s column, I included a link to an article that discussed the new features that are included in the new release. This month, I’m including a link to an article that discusses the Windows 10 features that have been removed or that are being replaced in this latest version of the Windows operating system. Here’s the link…
www.tinyurl.com/y7hl6dw3

Microsoft Office Tutorials and Courses

If you are interested in reviewing some online Microsoft Office tutorials and courses, simply follow the link below. The link will lead you to a web page at the makeuseof.com website that lists and briefly discusses 20 Microsoft Office training resources. I visited a few of the listed training resources and found them to be quite good. Here’s a courtesy link to help get you started…
www.tinyurl.com/ycaxuxc3

CloudHQ.net = Google G Suite Gmail Productivity Tools

If you are a Gmail (G Suite version of Gmail) user, I recommend that you visit and explore the CloudHQ.net website. When you get there, you’ll discover numerous apps (Chrome browser extensions) that greatly extend Gmail’s capabilities. MailKing, Gmail SMS Alerts, Gmail Auto Follow Up, Free Email Tracker, Gmail Email Templates, Free Video Email for Gmail and Schedule Email are the Gmail/Chrome extensions that interested me the most. There are additional apps available at the site that may also interest you, so take your time as you explore the site. To start your app review and exploration effort, I suggest you first get yourself a cup of coffee and then visit the following web…
www.cloudhq.net

Google I/O 2018 – Keynote address (Day 1)

Each year Google has a developer’s conference that’s better known as “Google I/O.” While the conference is targeted towards developers, I’ve always enjoyed watching the conference’s day one keynote address as it’s typically not too technical and often provides information about some of the company’s latest and upcoming products and services. If you’re a user of Google products and services, I would encourage you to consider watching the day one keynote address so that you can catch up on the latest from the company. The following link will lead you to the starting point (1:17.46-minute mark) of the event’s day one keynote address at YouTube.com…
www.tinyurl.com/ycvw97zm

Facebook Newsroom

If you use Facebook and struggle to stay on top of all the latest developments, you’re not alone. Facebook is constantly adding, removing and changing things on its platform. Fortunately, the “Facebook Newsroom” is a place where you can go to learn about many of these changes. Here’s a link to the Facebook Newsroom…
https://newsroom.fb.com

 

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John Vrooman
John Vrooman is an experienced Realtor who enjoys staying on top of real estate, technology, gadgets, marketing, new media and small business trends/developments. John gathers information from a diverse range of resources and enjoys sharing tips, thoughts, and discoveries with others – using a “something for everyone” approach. He has been authoring this column since August 2000 and is an Associate Broker with Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty's White Plains office.