Author: James Hong

What You Need to Know About Changing Your Default Search Engine

  Article written by Expert Fortrant, latest information about software and pc programs Google doesn’t have to be the search engine of choice when it comes to your Android phone. Reason being: if you are currently using Google Launcher, then there’s a clever way by which you can use DuckDuckGo, Bing or even search directly when using Firefox. Speaking of the Google Now Launcher, which works on Android devices using 4.1 Jelly Bean or above. All you have to do is hold the home button while swiping up to go into Search. Usually, the action on your device to...

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Google self-driving car hits a bus

One of Google’s self driving test cars has hit a bus, in what is probably the first collision caused by the search giant’s test cars. To date all collisions so far have either been caused by other vehicles or by people driving the cars. The party to blame has still not been determined and Google will meet with the California DMV. In a statement, Google said: “We clearly bear some responsibility, because if our car hadn’t moved, there wouldn’t have been a collision. That said, our test driver believed the bus was going to slow or stop to allow us to merge into the traffic, and that there would be sufficient space to do that.” Google releases a report with details of its self driving car tests every month. The report read: “The Google AV [autonomous vehicle] test driver saw the bus approaching in the left side mirror but believed the bus would stop or slow to allow the Google AV to continue,” the report read. “Approximately three seconds later, as the Google AV was re-entering the centre of the lane it made contact with the side of the bus. “The Google AV was operating in autonomous mode and travelling at less than two mph, and the bus was travelling at about 15mph at the time of contact.” Google has also refined its algorithm after the incident: “From now...

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Hiring IT Support

Just because you run a small to medium sized business, doesn’t mean you can’t hang with the big dogs when it comes to an IT department. Hiring an in-house person may kill your revenue, so consider hiring a contractor that can help you remotely or can come in whenever you need them. If you’re based in metropolitan area, there should be plenty of options for IT support people. This is a remote position, after all, and you probably won’t need them in the office often. To narrow the list of candidates, however, you will want to speak with them in person. So do your due diligence by looking for companies that provide the exact services you need and can offer you only those. You don’t want to end up paying for services you just don’t need. Look for companies that support businesses your size. If your hire a great group, but they’re used to businesses much smaller than yours, mistakes will happen and it could wind up costing you money or customers. Lastly, when you speak with your candidates, try to get a sense for how it will be to work with them. When you have an IT emergency, there won’t be time for anything but solutions, so you’ll want a group of people you have good rapport...

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Google paid Apple $1 Billion for its search bar

Apple received approximately a billion dollars from its rival in 2014 to maintain the search bar on the iPhone.The Oracle attorney who disclosed details of the Google-Apple agreement at last week’s court hearing, said a Google employee questioned during pretrial information said that “at one point in time the revenue share was 34 percent.” It is unclear if the percentage is the Apple or Google’s cut of the earnings. The assumption is that the 34 percent is in fact Apples. Google attorney objected to the disclosure: “That percentage just stated, that should be sealed,” lawyer Robert Van Nest said,...

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How to Add Tabs to File Explorer in Windows

Even if adding tabs to Windows Explorer has been one of the most popular features that have been requested for, Microsoft still hasn’t delivered. But you don’t have to wait for them to deliver – you can use the Clover 3 extension which works on all versions of Windows. Yes, even Windows 10 too. Why tabs, you might ask? If you need to open another File Explorer window, you don’t have to open a new window altogether. Best part: If you do want a second window, then all you have to do is open a tab and separate the...

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