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Family and fishing photos with the Google Pixel XL

The Google Pixel XL is a simply amazing photographic device when it comes to quickly capturing the moment. The following three photos showcase some very difficult lighting scenarios which the Pixel handles with aplomb. The sky, water, and people are all in focus and well exposed with minimal blown highlights and shadow depth is retained as well. The first two family photos have a filter applied for punchier color, the last fishing photo is straight out of the camera and

Google Find My Phone (even if Device Unavailable)

Google has been adding more action oriented features to their engine. One of the most useful is “find my phone”. If you have an Android phone you can try finding it here: https://www.google.com/search?q=find+my+phone Also, even if the map/screen says “Device Unavailable” you may still be able to “Ring” the phone… this will ring the phone for 5 minutes and this is exactly what I did this morning to find my phone (which was hiding in the covers) ;-).

Link AdSense with Google Analytics [HOWTO]

One of my favorite features of Google Analytics is the ability to see which web pages are generating the most AdSense revenue. However, before this option is enabled for reporting, you must link your two accounts: AdSense -> Admin -> Property -> AdSense Linking After you click that link and complete the steps, you should have a plethora of new AdSense data to look through! 🙂

LG G Pad 8.3 GPE vs. iPad Mini Retina vs. Google Nexus 7 FHD

Santa Claus brought an LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition tablet early this years. To me the display is perhaps the most important aspect of a tablet, so here is a how it stacks up versus some competitors: Tablet Model Release Date Diagonal Screen Size Total Screen Area (Dimensions) Resolution Aspect Ratio Pixels Per Inch (PPI)  LG G Pad 8.3 2013 8.3″ 30.96 square inches (7″x4.4″) 1920×1200 16:10 (8:5) 272.79 Apple iPad Mini (2nd Generation) 2013 7.9″ 29.96 square inches

iPad Air cannot access (hotmail) mail server?! [SOLVED]

Q. My new iPad Air stopped downloading my Microsoft Hotmail and now I am stuck at about a month ago on my email! I have it set to download all time email in my settings yet every time I try to download it says something like ‘cannot connect to mail server’. Any ideas? -Ian G. A. Hi Ian, I am sorry to hear about your Hotmail problem. 🙁 It seems that in iOS7 there are a number of issues with

Help, I have a new user profile in Chrome! [solved]

Q. Hiya, last time I started up Chrome I got a weird icon in the window and it had a user name Bluesy?! Did I get hacked?! How do I remove this user?! Please Help! -Joelle A. Hi Joelle, do not worry. 🙂 Thankfully you are just seeing one of the many built in names that Chrome automatically give to a new user profile. Here is a complete list of the possible Chrome user profile names: You can also edit

New Google Nexus 7 Hands On (2013 edition)

Yesterday while stopping into Best Buy I was surprised to see a new Nexus 7 in the tablet section. After playing with the device for a while I came away unimpressed. It is a solid device 🙂 but the screen was not as overwhelmingly good as I expected 🙁 Perhaps the biggest problem for me was that my Samsung Galaxy Note 2’s display actually seemed brighter and it was also not that much smaller than the Nexus7: Google Nexus 7 (2013) 2013

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