Explore the World’s Natural Wonders With Google Earth’s Geography Quiz

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Remember when Google Earth Pro used to cost a mind-boggling $400? Google now offers it for free, turning an already beloved product into our go-to method for learning more about Earth and its geographic treasures.

If you love geography and the wonders of the world, then take this opportunity to explore the world from your armchair. Tucked away inside Google Earth is a wonderful little geography quiz in partnership with Atlas Obscura.

Google Earth’s Geography Quiz

The Natural Wonders Quiz on Google Earth is a multiple-choice challenge that will ask you to identify special locations around the world. As the Google Earth blog […]

How to Find the Best Mortgage Rates Online

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Mortgage rates are complex. And figuring out how to get the best rate is even more so. But with the right tools and a solid understanding of how mortgage rates work, you can find the best rates online.

This guide will help you understand:

What a mortgage rate is
How mortgage rates are determined and calculated
How to research today’s mortgage rates
How to find mortgage forecasts and trends
How to get the most useful information out of a mortgage rate calculator

What Is a Mortgage Rate?

If you’re just getting started in the mortgage research process, you might not have a great idea of what a mortgage […]

5 Cool Custom Data Dashboards You Can Make With Google Sites

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Google Sites is one of the most convenient ways to create and publish a website with the least amount of effort. With the tools available in Google Sites, you can actually create very useful personal dashboards that can boost your organization and productivity.

In this article, you’re going to see how you can use Google Sites to create some very cool dashboards that can:

Monitor your email
Analyze your website performance
Create a time management system
Stay informed with live news
Save your favorite locations

1. Email Monitoring Dashboard

One of the most annoying things about email is that you need some kind of email client to know […]

6 Striking Changes You Should Know About

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During May 2018’s Google I/O developer conference, one of the most headline-grabbing announcements was the imminent arrival of a new Google News app.

Just a few short weeks after Google revealed its plans, the new app went live on both Android and iOS. It merges the old version of the app and the Google Newsstand app into a single user experience.

In this article, we are going to take a quick dive into some of the newest features you need to know about. Keep reading to find out more. Note: The app is identical on both Android and iOS, so this article […]

Google Is Making HTTPS the Chrome Default

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With well over half of all websites now encrypted, it’s time to think of HTTPS as the default option rather than the exception. That is, at least, according to Google, which is changing the way Chrome handles secure vs. non-secure web pages. And about time too.

Over the last year there has been a push to switch all websites to use HTTPS (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure). Google has been especially keen for sites to make the switch, and with more sites complying, it’s time to change the way we view the web.

Switching From HTTP to HTTPS

At the moment, sites that […]

5 Little-Known Book Sites and Apps as Alternatives to Goodreads

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Goodreads is among the best sites for writers and readers alike. It’s a book club, a recommendation engine, a news site, a scrapbook, an organizer for what you read, and so much more. But that also makes it overwhelming. For simpler sites for book lovers, check out these little-known choices.

Between the different sites, you’ll find ways to do one or more of the things Goodreads excels at. And who knows, you might just find something better too.

1. Riffle (Web): A Social Network for Book Lovers

Riffle looks a bit like it’s Twitter for bibliophiles, but not as overwhelming. The signup process […]