Search Engine Journal: How to Create Google My Business Posts That Get Results

Search Engine Journal: How to Create Google My Business Posts That Get Results. “Having a Google My Business (GMB) profile is one of the best ways to get attention for your local business and boost your rankings. With so many features, working with GMB can get overwhelming. One feature worth using: Google My Business Posts.”

MakeUseOf: 6 Little Known Places to Download Unique Free Ebooks

MakeUseOf: 6 Little Known Places to Download Unique Free Ebooks. “You probably already know about Project Gutenberg, Overdrive, Centsless Books, and some of the other best free ebook download sites. In this article, we’ll look beyond them to find free ebooks from sources you haven’t heard of before. This includes one of the best forums to get books, a place to dig up old-school pulp fiction, and some better ways to get the classics.”

MakeTechEasier: Top 6 Apps You Should Use If You Are an Instagrammer

MakeTechEasier: Top 6 Apps You Should Use If You Are an Instagrammer. “Instagram is not limited to what its official app offers. If you’ve been using only the official app to manage your Instagram account, you’ve missed out on many of the things you can do, as there are a number of third-party apps that help you manage your Instagram account more conveniently.”

TNW: This AI tool generates your creepy lookalikes to trick facial recognition

TNW: This AI tool generates your creepy lookalikes to trick facial recognition. “If you’re worried about facial recognition firms or stalkers mining your online photos, a new tool called Anonymizer could help you escape their clutches. The app was created by Generated Media, a startup that provides AI-generated pictures to customers ranging from video game developers creating new characters to journalists protecting the identities of sources.”

Popular Science: How to livestream an event for all your friends and family

Popular Science: How to livestream an event for all your friends and family. “Take my brother’s wedding, for example. He just married his fiancée (from Alabama) in Ireland (in case my byline isn’t enough of a hint, we’re Irish)….With travel and gathering restrictions in place in Ireland, limits on international travel, and other more individualized issues, more than three times as many people were prepared to tune in online as would actually be there. The livestream couldn’t be an afterthought—it was the main event for most people. At some point, this is likely to be the case for you. Whether it’s a wedding, funeral, birthday celebration, holiday gathering, or something else, getting the livestream right will be crucial.”

MakeTechEasier: Best Sites to Play Online Board Games with Friends

MakeTechEasier: Best Sites to Play Online Board Games with Friends. “Board games were once just a tabletop activity, but now you can play online board games with friends from anywhere. Online board games are quickly becoming a popular way to spend time with friends and family who may not share your geographical location, and it’s not just online chess anymore. Here are some great sites for you to play online board games with friends.”

Google Photos Is Killing Free Unlimited Storage: 7 Top Alternatives (PCMag UK)

PCMag UK: Google Photos Is Killing Free Unlimited Storage: 7 Top Alternatives. “As noted, you still get 15GB of Google storage for free. A Google storage link can show you an estimate of how long your storage will last, based on your upload history. Smartphone photos from my iPhone X and Google Pixel 4 XL average around 700KB each, so 15GB would mean 21,000 photos shot with those devices. If your photos are from a full-frame D-SLR, the image files will be quite a bit larger, in the range of 15MB to 50MB each, so the number of shots that will contribute to 15GB is more like 600—and serious photographers will have far more than that. Here are your best options if you’re using Google Photos.”

Make Tech Easier: Best Chrome Themes to Beautify Your Browser

Make Tech Easier: Best Chrome Themes to Beautify Your Browser. “Google Chrome remains the world’s most popular browser and for good reason. From its speed to its cross-platform availability, Chrome remains the reigning browser champion. However, its minimalistic design isn’t for everyone. For years, Chrome has allowed users to beautify the browser with hundreds, if not thousands, of themes. Let’s take a look at some of the best Google Chrome themes you can download right now.”

CNET: The election’s over, but baseless voter-fraud claims still roam the web

CNET: The election’s over, but baseless voter-fraud claims still roam the web. “The online nonsense has created a massive game of whack-a-mole for social media companies, which are shellacking problematic posts with labels that say the claims of fraud are disputed and voter fraud is rare, and that include a link to the CISA’s page on election integrity. Here are some of the most outlandish stories running amok online. And just to be clear: They’re all bogus.”

Android Police: The best Google Play Store alternatives for buying music, books, movies, and TV shows

Android Police: The best Google Play Store alternatives for buying music, books, movies, and TV shows . “When Google discontinued Play Music, it also decided to pull the plug for the Play Store music section. That means you can no longer purchase songs from Google. A YouTube Music or Premium subscription is the only option going forward if you want to access songs through the company. That’s a bummer because the Play Store is no longer a one-stop solution for all of your media needs, and there aren’t a whole lot of full-fledged alternatives. But if you’re looking to decouple parts of your digital life from Google, there are a few things you can do.”

Popular Science: Google Photos is better at image editing than you think

Popular Science: Google Photos is better at image editing than you think. “Depending on what device you’re using to access Google Photos, you’ll find some differences in features and overall look—we’ll flag what you can use and where. But rest assured—when it comes to image editing, this platform is more than enough, no matter the operating system.”

Navigating Chinese academia: A rough guide to CNKI, China’s JSTOR (SupChina)

SupChina: Navigating Chinese academia: A rough guide to CNKI, China’s JSTOR. “Whether at school or in your career, I suspect that you have used a service like JSTOR, which is a digital library of books, newspapers, academic publications, and more. China’s version of JSTOR is called CNKI, the China National Knowledge Infrastructure, hosted by Tsinghua University with support from the Chinese government. There is a lot inside CNKI. Like JSTOR, it serves as a repository for articles, patents, government documents, and other reference materials. For the purpose of this walkthrough, I’m only going to explain how to search through top academic journals, but many aspects of this walkthrough should be applicable to other parts of the CNKI portal.”

Tom’s Guide: Best photo cards in 2020

Tom’s Guide: Best photo cards in 2020 . “Choosing the best photo cards service for your birthday party, bridal shower or some other special event isn’t as simple as choosing the least expensive option. You want to find a service that will help you create the card that is most representative of who you are, and what you want to celebrate. It should be easy to design, and offer you plenty of flexibility in terms of where you want your photos to go, and what you want to say.”