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Oy... You ever make some changes to the underlying data columns in a spreadsheet and then not realize that it inadvertently messed up a whole bunch of other pivot tables and charts as a result? Well, I just did... Fortunately, the Google Sheets revision history feature is pretty darn good and just saved me from having to do a bunch of annoying fixes. Thanks, Google!
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by:Juana Villa
THAT IS SUPER NICE!!
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by:Scott Fell, EE MVE
Thats why I use Dropbox for everything including development.
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Keyboard shortcuts in Google Sheets for inserting a new row:

In Chrome on Windows or Linux:
  • Alt + I, then R
In IE or Firefox on Windows or Linux:
  • Alt + Shift + I, then R
On a mac:
  • Ctrl + Option + I, then R

Just remember I for Insert and R for row.
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by:Brian Matis
It's funny... I'm incredibly used to using keyboard shortcuts at the OS level and in desktop apps, but I often don't think to check for keyboard shortcuts in web apps. JIRA has been the one major exception—at some point early on in my use of it, they did a good job of encouraging shortcut usage—but this is a great reminder to investigate keyboard shortcut support in other common web apps.
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by:Brandon Lyon
I just got tired of right clicking and selecting insert new line all the time. It's an operation I do frequently on one of my sheets in particular.
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Chrome: Select Multiple Tabs
Here's a fantastic Google Chrome trick I just learned: you can Ctrl-Click to select multiple tabs at once. Then you can move them around or break them out into a new window as a group. Give it a try! Seriously great and simple trick that I never knew about (and probably should have, given that Ctrl-Click is so common for multi-select in plenty of other applications).

Don't hold out on me EE, what sort of simple tricks like this do you know about?
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by:Brian Matis
Ctrl + Shift + TCtrl + Shift + N, good ones!

The Windows + Shift + Arrow keys one doesn't seem to do anything for me though... Is that for virtual screens on Windows 10?
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by:Craig Kehler
Sorry only left and right arrows to switch which monitor the current foreground application is displayed on.
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What are your favorite smartphone apps?

Calendar, Gmail, Google Drive, SNote, and Etsy. Basically, all the practical apps that keep me organized and on top of things. I was using a sleep app to monitor my cycles, but I've decided to just stop sleeping.
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by:Brian Matis
I was using a sleep app to monitor my cycles, but I've decided to just stop sleeping.
Ha! I know the feeling! I've started using the "Bedtime" feature in iOS's built-in Clock app to remind me to go to bed though, otherwise... yeah... I have a definite tendency to want to stay up too late. I wish I could stop sleeping, but it's never worked out too well ;-)
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by:Jackie Man
My favourite apps are changing regularly as I try many apps on a daily basis.

My current favourite apps are as follows:

1. Dynasty Warriors: Unleashed by NEXON Company
https://itunes.apple.com/hk/app/dynasty-warriors-unleashed/id1131126249?mt=8

2. 虾米音乐-听见不同 作者是 Hangzhou Miusike Network Technology,Inc.
https://itunes.apple.com/cn/app/%E8%99%BE%E7%B1%B3%E9%9F%B3%E4%B9%90-%E5%90%AC%E8%A7%81%E4%B8%8D%E5%90%8C/id595594905?mt=8

3. Inbox by Gmail by Google, Inc.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/inbox-by-gmail/id905060486?mt=8

4. Google Play Books - Books & Comics by Google, Inc.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-play-books-books-comics/id400989007?mt=8

I am an average user apart from being an IT Helpdesk. Making a work life balance is important to take a relief from our stressful life.
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https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/1000-sonicspy-apps-spread-fresh/

An active Android-focused spyware family called SonicSpy has burst on the scene after being found lurking within 1,000 mobile apps, some found in Google Play.

Lookout Security researchers Michael Flossman found that SonicSpy can manipulate a victim's device via 73 remote instructions, including the ability to silently record audio, take photos with the camera, make outbound calls, send text messages to attacker specified numbers, and retrieve information such as call logs, contacts and information about Wi-Fi access points.
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Ugh... Really seems like Google could use some better ways to keep this kind of stuff out of the store.
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Clicking the Google banner today was especially fun.  Go DJ go Dj go!
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What technology will not last?:
Anything that Google puts out that is not related to Search, Advertising, Chrome browser, Apps for work, err, I mean gSuite or Android.   Most anything else is not worth trying to learn or grasp because just after you adopt it's gone.  Voice, Talk, Hangouts, Messenger - Pick one dammit!  I'm so confused.
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by:Scott Fell, EE MVE
I have worked with many smaller businesses from professional offices, universities, regional home builders, remodeling companies, insurance, small teaching studios, hospitals, and retail.   A couple of things that really stands out for those that are successful are focusing and going all in.    

For any of these that tried something by testing the waters with a toe dip, they end up failing and never had a chance of success.  For any that went "all in", there was success.  

I worked with 3 start ups that branched off from the same place to go on their own.  Two where gun shy, didn't put enough effort into marketing and ended up blowing whatever money they did put in. The third acted as if they were taking over the region and their marketing efforts reflected that.  This company went to $10MM in sales within a couple of years.    Probably closer to home for many, try taking Google's offer for free initial $100 in PPC ads and keep that budget for a few months.  Your going to fail.  Now try to dominate in your market and for many micro local businesses, that is going to mean spending $1,000 to $5,000 monthly on PPC.  Assuming they have a good system to keep people in the funnel moving towards a sale, they will succeed.  There is a point where you are just pissing into the wind throwing your  money out and no return.  

With many of these Google products, to the outsider, it feels like they do not go all in.  Inbox for instance.  It's a nice front end, but you can't use it 100% as is, you have to use the gmail interface.  Google+, I feel was not focused. They tried to do too many things at once with it.  A business was forced to have a g+ account, which took over for Google local and that alone was very confusing.  I did not like that aspect of it, but did enjoy the groups that were for development. It was a good way to learn about new items.  

My point with Google is, if they are going to put something out, go all in or go back to labs and say it is not a full fledged product yet and may never be.  When it is ready to come out of beta/labs, then go all in and dominate like they have the ability to.  Instead, it feels like they throw a bunch of stuff against the wall to see what sticks with no conscience to those that tried to adopt.
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by:Scott Fell, EE MVE
> or go back to labs
  I meant, go back to using the now defunct Google Labs
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You need to assemble a crack AI team: Where do you even start?

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AI is finding its way into every day business and government. The idea of AI is not a new, but what is different is that today's hardware and software is bringing the various concepts underpinning AI to a mass market.

What’s new, too, is the driver: from bots and digital assistants to autonomous vehicles Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Nvidia and others in Silicon Valley are setting a drum beat to which the rest of are marching.

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by:Daniella Barion
I think they are considering "Tech"  companies when business happens on the internet. It greatly reduces the concept of tech companies and technology.
Technology
1. The branch of knowledge that deals with the creation and use of technical means and their interrelation with life, society, and the environment, drawing upon such subjects as industrial arts, engineering, applied science, and pure science.
2. the application of this knowledge for practical ends.
3.the terminology of an art, science, etc.; technical nomenclature.
4.a scientific or industrial process, invention, method, or the like.
5.the sum of the ways in which social groups provide themselves with the material objects of their civilization.

I would consider those "tech" companies more related to Innovation, VAS Companies
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by:Scott Fell, EE MVE
I agree, it's a fine line as to what you consider a tech company or not.

If VZW is not a tech company, then Apple shouldn't be.  They had about 66% of the sales from iPhone. Only 10% of sales were from Mac.  What about Visa?  That may not be consumer tech, but it is a the backbone for credit card transactions. Before there was a public world wide web, there was visanet.
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<  shhh .... we're not meant to talk about Fight Club ... ;)  >
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Just when you thought Google Glass was dead and buried (thanks to public stigma), yesterday they announced an enterprise version:
http://www.x.company/glass/

Here's a blog post from the Glass project lead (Jay Kothari) that explains some of the things they're doing in the enterprise.

instruction manual compared to glass Using these for helping factory workers in assembly, inventory management, etc., on first glance looks like a no-brainer.  Giving a surgeon the ability to monitor vital signs of a patient while elbow deep in a heart transplant, amazing. Seems like enterprise is where the Glass project should have started in the first place.

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Like a zombie!
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by:Brian Matis
There's definitely a lot of potential in this type of product. I keep thinking it'll be Apple that manages to make something stylish enough to get mass-market appeal though.
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Check out this email I got from Google (DUH!):


Help keep your Google Account secure

Hi Ryan,
These apps & sites that aren't from Google have permission to access your account, notmyrealemail@gmail.com. Do you still want to allow access?
Review non-Google apps & sites

Windows
Read, send, delete, and manage your email, Manage your calendars, Manage your contacts
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Why you’re getting this email
Apps & sites can ask for permissions to see and change things like your emails, contacts, and documents.
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So did you checkout that you've actually given that permission and it's still needed?
(https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/3466521)

A quick check here and no-one has "Windows" specifically listed as an OAuth authorized app.

Even if correct it's always worth checking your settings regularly :)
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by:Ryan
Windows 10 is just set up that way as I have the only email address I use set up as my Microsoft account.  I just thought it was funny.
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This article matches my experience with regards to GCP Firebase vs AWS Lambda. The TLDR is that AWS is better for testing but Firebase is way less complicated overall. For personal projects I'll be sticking with Firebase as much as I can.

https://medium.com/@ste.grider/serverless-showdown-aws-lambda-vs-firebase-google-cloud-functions-cc7529bcfa7d
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Here's the TL;DR version.
"Net neutrality is a longstanding digital principle that internet service providers should treat all web traffic equally and fairly. This means providers cannot prefer one website or service over the other by granting unequal loading speeds or by blocking or slowing content."
Basically, this gives an internet service provider (ISP) the ability to purposefully slow down Netflix or Facebook if it wants to. "Netflix won’t disclose its Day of Action plans but says it will be “noticeable” for its users."
Sounds like they might be inclined to give its audience a taste of what this could be like?

Experts Exchange is on the list with Google, Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and so many more.
https://www.battleforthenet.com/july12/?_fp=f_f5f283
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by:Sean Plemons Kelly, CISSP
It's great to see EE on that list of names.
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by:Brian Matis
The list keeps growing! We're in good company :-)
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No one can stop us keep going.
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Cyber News Rundown: Edition 7/7/17

British Lawmakers’ Logins Targeted

Over the last week, multiple parliament members and other lawmakers in the UK have been the focus of cold-callers attempting to gain login credentials, following a successful brute force attack that compromised the credentials of several other officials. Passwords for the remainder of the parliamentary staff have received a force reset to avoid any further exploitation of their systems.

Banks Still Struggle with Security

The Online Trust Alliance recently conducted an anonymous study of 1,000 websites across many different sectors, to test for security, privacy, and consumer protection. Of the 100 largest US banks in the study, only 27% passed all 3 categories, while 65% failed in at least one category. Although the American Banking Association still believes that banks are the current standard for security, the long list of breaches throughout the last year alone leave many consumers questioning just how secure their banks really are.

Sabre Breach Exposes Google Employee Data

In the past few days, Google has been sending out notifications to employees after Sabre Hospitality Services experienced a breach in their reservation system
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Please be aware that the following is biased towards Google and that other companies (mainly Microsoft and IBM) also do ML work.  However Tensor Flow seems to be gaining the most ground the most quickly as Google has made it open source.  This webinar initially aired on 6/15/17.

https://cloudonair.withgoogle.com/events/mainstream-ML-northam?utm_source=mit&utm_medium=paidmedia&utm_campaign=2017-gc-cnc-runrate-event-webinar-mainstream_ml_mit_sponsored-allprs-analytics&undefined
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I forgot the mention that Intel is the other major player in ML (AI).
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Google recently announced they'll no longer scan your personal emails for marketing purposes:

Consumer Gmail content will not be used or scanned for any ads personalization after this change.

I wonder if they were facing litigation over that technology.
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i have never seen an worse program the Microsoft outlook. Initially I thought it's only me, but since I am following question on the exchange and see how many IT pro have issues with outlook I know outlook is nightmare for anyone who use it in a office environment.  until google will not come out with a email client I don't believe there will be any big improvement. Microsoft does not get scared from any competition other then google and need to say in every product google competed with Microsoft we have seen major improvements or rather say recreation. Is it on google agenda? why not? thy have a office product so why not email client?
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by:Lee W, MVP
Now you know what google says:
Google search
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Honestly, Abaraham, I'm not disputing you that Outlook is a big search topic.  But like has been said, it's the industry dominator, so since EVERYONE uses it doesn't make sense that there are a lot of questions?

Data-wise, how many of those questions are how-to or user correction?  Or ended up being 'Did you disable this add-in and it started working again?'

I get your point, and I think it's fair really, but since it's such a widely used program it makes sense there are occasional bugs and that they get posted.  But whether a program is good or not can be widely opinion based, people are entitled not to like it for any reason they choose.  I think the nice thing about a site like EE is that we can help people work with their issues and enable them to use the tool that is industry standard.
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Google just got a hefty fine from the European Antitrust Monitor: $2.72 biiiillion (€2.42 billion)
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I've never relied on Google's shopping results as I'm an Amazon fan, but apparently they tanked their competitor's traffic in the EU.

Of course, they plan on appealing but I wonder what this means for their strategy moving forward.

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/06/27/534524024/google-hit-with-2-7-billion-fine-by-european-antitrust-monitor
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by:Kyle Santos
Wow.
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by:Brian Matis
Very reminiscent of the Microsoft antitrust case back in 2001 re: Internet Explorer.
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by:Brian Matis
Nice when all the major browser makers get on-board with establishing a new standard!
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Dear Google Calendar Web Client,

I really like that you provide notifications to remind me when I've got a meeting in 10 minutes. I really don't like when you seize control of my browser and switch what tab I'm on to give me this reminder, specially when I'm in the middle of typing something and suddenly I've got a half formed sentence on some other window somewhere and I need to spend the next 5 minutes getting back to it and finishing my thought...

Why can't you offer up a browser notification instead?! Or is there a way to have you do that now that I just don't know about?
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by:Brian Matis
OMG! Yes! Thank you Craig! I remember some time long ago looking for something like that and it must not have existed yet... So I've just sort of lived with it being that way. Glad I decided to rant about this ;-)
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Oh, and if you put together an article with a tip about that, I'd totally endorse it to help you get points ;-)
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