S3E19: Tech Tips for Family Vacations #Top5

Tech Tips For Family Vacation S3E19S3E19

Tech Tips for Family Vacations #Top5

  1. Offline Google Maps
  2. Amazon Prime movies or MoviesAnywhere or Google Play or Apple
  3. Battery banks (I am big fan of Morphie and Anker brands)
  4. Use Google Search or Yelp to find the best restaurants “restaurants near me” “burgers near me” “seafood near me”
  5. Get a mobile charger with at least three ports and long cables so the kids in the back can keep their devices charged.

Bonus: Find My iPhone and Android “Find My Device” to help locate a lost phone. Be sure to enable this so it will call your phone in the event you lose it.

Here is how to do Offline Google Maps

Chapter 2

Good news!

Japan has broken the Internet speed record with a record setting 319 Tera bits per second. Basically you can transfer about 7,000 HD movies in one second at that speed. Of course it took lots of optimal conditions to make that happen, special fiber optic cables and such so yeah. Sadly it turns out you can only pay attention to one YouTube video at a time anyway.

Chapter 3

Google Search Tricks

Did you just search for something you are so embarrassed about that you don’t even want Google to remember? 

On your mobile device, if you have the Google Search app. Click on the icon in the upper right corner and then choose “Delete Last 15 min”. It will take a few moments but it will delete the last 15 minutes of your search history with Google.

On your PC, well not so easy. If you plan to search for something embarrassing then I suggest using Incognito mode where it doesn’t save cookies or tie it to your Gmail/Google account.

Quick Hit:

If you have a Ring brand doorbell, go turn on End to End Encryption. Before this your videos were possibly accessible. With encryption this will make it harder for random folks to hack their way to access it. Go to “Control Center”, Video encryption, Advanced Settings, and turn on End to End encryption.

Oh, and go update Chrome again. Just do it. You really should check for updates any apps you use for Internet.


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