Live Office Hours With Google Hangouts on Air: A Recipe

Interesting blog post from Dartmouth: Live Office Hours With Google Hangouts on Air: A Recipe. Two professors wanted to do live office hours with Google Hangouts, and present a “recipe” of equipment and timing to make the most of the office hours. “DartmouthX has recently offered Live Office Hours with students in an Introduction to Environmental Science (ENVX) with Google Hangouts on Air. Instructors Prof. Andy Friedland and Mike Goudzwaard along with the course team hosted four sessions over two offerings of the course. In each session we tried something slightly different based on feedback from that last session. This ‘recipe’ is based on what we learned from the experience. Like any recipe, feel free to use, improvise, simplify, or spice it up.” At the end of the blog post there are YouTube links to completed hangouts.

How to Send SMS Messages From Any PC or Mac

Absolutely useful: How to send SMS messages from any PC or Mac. “Why type out text messages at your smartphone when you’re at a laptop or desktop PC with a full-size keyboards? These tricks allow you to send text messages directly from your PC. Even if you don’t have access to cellular service you can use some of these tools to send SMS messages directly to a phone number. You don’t even need a mobile phone on your end.” Read the comments for a few more suggestions past the article.

Unsending E-Mail: An App Roundup

TIME with a roundup of apps that can help you unsend e-mail. These go way beyond GMail’s unsend but bear this in mind: you can never really be sure you’ve deleted an e-mail after someone’s read it. They can always take a screen shot, no matter how you’ve encrypted or turned the text into an image.

See Your Google Contacts on a Google Map

From the ever-terrific Amit (also known as @labnol on Twitter), How to see your Google Contacts on a Google Map. “he all-new Map My Contacts app will help you quickly visualize the location of your Google contacts on a world map. It reads the postal addresses of people from your Google Contacts and puts them all in a Google Map using a simple Google script.”

Chrome Extension Lets You Mute Election News

This sounds awesome! A Chrome extension lets you mute mentions of the 2016 US elections. “The aptly-named ‘I haven’t got time for the ‘Paign’ is basic, but effective: it automatically scrubs popular news sites like the New York Times, Slate and The Atlantic of campaign news and tells you how many articles were hidden.”

How to turn your Windows 10 upgrade files into an ISO disk image

Handy article from Ed Bott: How to turn your Windows 10 upgrade files into an ISO disk image — “One question I’ve been asked more than any other in recent weeks is whether Microsoft will release Windows 10 in ISO format. No one outside Redmond knows yet, but in the meantime there’s an option: Make your own ISO files. Here’s how. [Updated with product keys for Preview builds 10158 and 10159]”