How Chrome Can Make You More Efficient

Spend enough time in the IT department of any college, and you’ll likely hear several conversations about Internet browsers: whether to use Chrome or Safari, why Firefox is under-appreciated and whether Internet Explorer is really finally dead.  Arguments about the pros and cons of browsers are entertaining. However, at the end of the day, all you really need to do is work on assignments, peruse Facebook and study, so what difference does it make which one you use?I’d like to posit that the important question isn’t which browser you use, but how you use it. The following are some tips tailored to Google Chrome, but similar techniques can be implemented on most modern browsers.

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Google Apps update alerts: Disable downloading, printing, and copying of any Google Drive file

With Information Rights Management (IRM), people using Google Drive can now disable downloading, printing, and copying from the advanced sharing menu―perfect for when the file you’re sharing contains sensitive information that you don’t want shared broadly or leaked. This new option is available for any file stored in Google Drive, including documents, spreadsheets, and presentations created with Google Docs.

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Nothing is Free

Albert Einstein

“Sometimes one pays the most for things they receive for free.”

− Albert Einstein

The current rule of thumb on the web says that … if an app or a service is free, THE USER is the real product.

Our Web shopping, listening & reading habits are worth big money to advertisers & marketers. That’s where Facebook, Twitter & Google get their revenue & massive stock valuations.

Should You Disclose Your Real Identity on YouTube? Pros, Cons & Tips

Google and YouTube have been pushing their users harder for full identity disclosure, but do you really know what you stand to gain, and lose? Before you commit to giving out your real identity and name across your YouTube and Google+ accounts, weigh the pros versus the cons with this list I’ve put together, and then decide for yourself if it’s really in your best interest, not just Google’s.

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