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One of my favorite things to do is play games. Seriously, I built an entire table from scratch for nothing other then to play and store my many games.

I also know new parents and veteran parents who are looking for more fun to have with their young children.

So when Google Announced that the Assistant, Home and Mini would be able to play games…I had to investigate.

Google breaks it down into these categories:

Learn Together
Have fun with your family and little ones with quizzes or learn things together.

Talk like a Chef (Hey Google, Play Talk like a Chef)
CK-12 EDU Trivia (Hey Google, talk to CK-12)
Space Trivia (Hey Google, play Space Trivia)
Study.com Quiz (Hey Google, talk to Study.com)
Homework Help (Hey Google, help me with my homework)
National Geographic Bee (Hey Google, talk to National Geographic Bee)
Trivia Showdown (Hey Google, talk to Trivia Showdown)
Math Showdown (Hey Google, talk to Math Showdown)
Everyday Hero (Hey Google, Talk to Everyday Heroes)
Talk Like an Astronaut (Hey Google, play Talk Like an Astronaut)
Sporcle Junior (Hey Google, talk to Sporcle Junior)
Planet Quiz (Hey Google, talk to Planet Quiz)
Quizziz (Hey Google, talk to Quizzizz Student)
Animal Trivia (Hey Google, play Animal Trivia)
Play Together
Have some digital fun with the family with these games, trivia and more!

Musical Chairs (Hey Google, play Musical Chairs)
Which DC Superhero are you most like? (Hey Google, what’s my Justice League superhero?)
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What is SQL Server and how does it work?
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What is SQL Server and how does it work?

The purpose of this paper is to provide you background on SQL Server. It’s your self-study guide for learning fundamentals. It includes both the history of SQL and its technical basics. Concepts and definitions will form the solid foundation of your future DBA expertise.

4 Important SEO Steps for Every Small Business Website

SEO can seem like a daunting process for many small business owners. You may not be sure what the most important SEO steps are for you to take. That depends upon your business’ goals, however, we do think that these 5 important SEO steps can help every small business.

Up the +1 and Like – Lots of small businesses use WordPress plugins and Facebook content boxes and such to make their blog posts easier. With the emphasis that search engines are placing on social signals, one way to get even more social juice is to add the native Google +1 button and the native Facebook Like or Share button to the main or secondary header sections on every page of your site. This way you can increase the odds of your homepage and other core pages accumulating more social signals over time. It’s easy to add this content to your webpages. You can get the code for the Google +1 button and Facebook button by clicking on the appropriate links.
social-media-optmization.jpg
Embed larger images. This isn’t technically an SEO move, but it can add to better engagement on social networks which will help your SEO. In fact, social signals are becoming crucial to improve your SEO. A recent Facebook redesign places a lot of emphasis on images on pages by displaying them fully across a post – if they meet certain size guidelines. The enlarged images make your post stand out on mobile devices as well as laptops and should be something you …
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Best Ways To Get Smarter With Your Content And SEO

Despite the many ways Google has changed the search game over the last five years, one truth remains: content is the vehicle that drives your consumer interactions, engagements, experiences and, ultimately, conversions.

However, only 41 percent of marketers think their organization is clear on what an effective or successful content marketing program looks like, according to the Content Marketing Institute (CMI).

Marketers aren’t just lacking confidence in their efforts; these are real and measurable deficits. In fact, only 20 percent of B2C and 50 percent of B2B content earns any engagement at all, my company’s research has found.

That’s a lot of wasted effort and resources invested in content that ends up just floating around the web, winning zero business benefit for its creators.

In this article, we’re going to take a look at content through the SMART lens. SMART is a goal-setting framework in which S stands for Specific, M for measurable, A for achievable, R for relevant and T for timely.

Below is my variation that explains how to apply search engine optimization (SEO) to your content within a SMART framework, giving you 14 concrete ways to make your marketing more effective and to win you more business.

S — Specific Content Wins Every Time
Content is not about what your marketing team wants to say. It is about providing insight and information that your audience actually wants to hear.

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WordPress Theme Selection.

This week I had one of my common client conversations. They'd downloaded some random theme from ThemeForest + paid some developer $1000s to create a new site for them.

They did this without vetting the theme, which had a backdoor built into it + the remaining code was of very poor quality.

One of my iron clad rules hosting client sites... I never install themes or plugins with backdoors... because Google has become draconian about dumping sites out of the index which are hacked. Since most of my hosting clients live by natural SEO results, getting dumped out of the index is unacceptable.

The first step of your WordPress theme selection process should be to run your theme through the Theme Check plugin + TAC plugin + verify no backdoors exist.

Taking this simple step, usually 30-60 seconds of time, will save you huge amounts of time + money in the long run.
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Documentation on Google's Developer Site was recently updated to specify that Googlebot's web rendering technology is based on Chrome version 41:
https://developers.google.com/search/docs/guides/rendering

So if you really want to see how your site looks to Googlebot, you'll need to go find an old installer. This could be really helpful for troubleshooting "Crawl Errors" you find in Search Console.
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Gmail just launched a physical Security Key access option, dubbed as Advanced Protection, for their service:
https://landing.google.com/advancedprotection/

You'll need to purchase two physical security keys to enroll in it.

Here is the announcement from their blog:
https://www.blog.google/topics/safety-security/googles-strongest-security-those-who-need-it-most/

Good to see a big email service provider taking security seriously, for 'personal' users.

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by:Scott Fell, EE MVE
Good post. Because I am lazy, I made a request to have this type of thing save to my ee knowledgebase or browser bookmark.

https://www.experts-exchange.com/bugs/21366/Save-posts-to-knowledge-base-as-a-bookmark.html
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Has your access to vSphere Web Client (VCSA 6.5) crashed this morning with Shockwave Crashed, Google have released a sneaking update 27.0.0.170 to flash which causes Shockwave to crash when accessing VCSA 6.5.

Fix - delete 27.0.0.170 and put back an older version!

You can also read about it here

http://www.virtuallyghetto.com/2017/10/shockwave-flash-has-crashed-workaround-for-vsphere-web-flash-client.html
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by:patron
Thanks , now we did replaced the dll to get this working , further will wait for another version
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
Chrome and Adobe have now been updated with a release version which works!
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Tech Bomb - Currently GoDaddy DNS shows signs of lunacy. Problem appears to be in their communication of NS records to global DNS root servers. Via - dig $site ns - this shows up as a different list of NS records each time dig is issued, which leads to...

Symptom - site IP (DNS A records) are randomized. Sometimes correct. Sometimes random.

Effect - Ad Networks suspend your accounts. SEO plummets, as GoDaddy flags your site as serving Malware.

It’s unclear whether this is a GoDaddy technical issue or GoDaddy is being hacked somewhere deep in their systems.

*Fix* - Move all your DNS records out of GoDaddy + set your site’s DNS records to point to the outside DNS service.

This has come to light over the past few days when several of my clients have had their Ad Network accounts suspended + or sites flagged in Google Search Console as serving Malware, when sites are clean.

Just another day of tech randomness.
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by:Alan
Hi David,

Are you seeing issues only where a customer has multiple A records for a given hostname, or any issues where they have only a single IP for a given hostname?

I have not had any problems (that I know of yet!) but I don't have any with multiple IPs.

Thanks,

Alan.
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Just installed Access 2016 on a new office computer and discovered  "tell me what to do" in the ribbon. According to Google searches this cannot be removed. Has anyone found a way to disable this or do I downgrade to 2010?
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You have raised a Post here rather than a Question. You will get better assistance from Experts by raising a question using the big blue button at the top of the screen.
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If you think Google is the only real way to promote your business online – you’re mistaken. The reality is – social media is bigger than ever. And it looks set to continue to grow. While you shouldn’t ignore Google completely – you might be wasting a lot of time (and money) trying to improve your ranking when alternative marketing channels might be a better option.
Find more here
https://www.tabithanaylor.com/blog/how-social-media-could-overtake-google-for-promoting-your-business/
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by:Tabitha Jean Naylor
Someone had recommended that I check it out.  I answer questions on Quora and LinkedIn, since I think there's way too much bad information floating around out there in the marketing arena, and I like being able to share my insights with people since my background - and approach - is a little different.  I eat, sleep and breathe ROI.  

Plus, I like engaging with people to find out what their biggest challenges are and see if there's any way I can help.  I've learned a lot over the years, and it's all based in practical application instead of theory.  If I tried something that bombed miserably, I'm completely OK telling people that.  And yep, it does happen from time to time.
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by:Kyle Santos
Cool thanks for sharing!  And welcome to the site!
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[Webinar] Cloud Security
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[Webinar] Cloud Security

In this webinar you will learn:

-Why existing firewall and DMZ architectures are not suited for securing cloud applications
-How to make your enterprise “Cloud Ready”, and fix your aging DMZ architecture
-How to transform your enterprise and become a Cloud Enabler

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by:Brian Matis
Seems like it!
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Will you buy it if Google Pixel 2 is more or less expensive than iPhone X?
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by:Scott Fell, EE MVE
Google just called me asking if this was resolve. I wish I would have seen this to tell them to call you!
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Ah nice.  It started working a bit later.
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Curious what the top 100 Google searches are for "How to" do something? Google created how-to-fix-a-toilet.com to show top "how to" searches by country. It's amazing how so many people (including myself!) rely on technology and search engines for simple things that may have been common knowledge 15-50 years ago.

What seemingly simple things have you searched for recently? Last week I had to search for "how to sew on a button," which I know my Mom or Grandma would never have had to ask about or search for.
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by:Kyle Santos
I've definitely searched how to tie a tie. Ha.  My most recent problem I've searched for was how to water grass/lawn.  I've been struggling to keep my lawn healthy and never knew how to water it properly.  I found out the best time to water is early in the morning and to ensure the soil is saturated well enough by sticking a screw driver into the soil with little resistance = a happy lawn.  I water it about 10 minutes each morning and its looking great again.

Also, my mother in law's Chromebook stopped loading the OS so I Googled How to reinstall Chromebook and fixed it in about an hour.

Fun link.
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by:Brian Matis
How to tie a tie was a really common one for me many years ago! (I did eventually memorize it though.)

Most recent was for fixing a stuck disc drive in an original Xbox. Fortunately, "percussive maintenance" (a.k.a hitting it) was a simple solution that actually worked!

Very cool page. I'll need to go back to it to play it around and explore some more.
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Assigning comments to people in Google Docs
Subject of the week | What software update developed in the past year were you the most excited about?
A favorite update of mine was in Google Docs last fall. They added the ability to "assign" a comment to someone that you mention in the comment. I've found it very handy when using docs for meeting notes that have to-do items. Also great when there's a document that several people need to contribute to. Assign each section to the appropriate person and they can mark as resolved when they're finished with their update.

google docs assign feature
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Love that feature too!!!
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A little background, I keep getting errors in google Chrome (NXDOMAIN, DNS Probe errors).  

I keep getting a 8012 Event ID error code 9005 when I flush and then register DNS on WIN 10 machines.  
I have setup a reverse DNS zone and see the PTR records for those very machines fill the list.  

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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You have entered this as a post. To get more Expert to respond, try asking a question instead: https://www.experts-exchange.com/askQuestion.jsp
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Hello Experts,  Just curios to know if there is a way that I enter email ids /name / any other related information on facebook and I would be able to pull their contact/phone numbers in excel ?
Or same thing on google search?
Thanks! for your help.


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Hi Gaurav,

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What you have done is made a "Post" here.  To get expert help, you need to "Ask a Question" so that more experts are able to see that you need help. Click the Big blue button near the top of your screen.

Ask a Question

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Put Machine Learning to Work--Protect Your Clients
Put Machine Learning to Work--Protect Your Clients

Machine learning means Smarter Cybersecurity™ Solutions.
As technology continues to advance, managing and analyzing massive data sets just can’t be accomplished by humans alone. It requires huge amounts of memory and storage, as well as the high-speed power of the cloud.

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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@Kyle
Undo buttons are the best.
I kid you not, but whenever I do anything klutzy in real life (knock over a mug, bang my shin on something, etc.) I mentally try to hit Ctrl-Z. Sadly, it never works... ;-)
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Truth
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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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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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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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