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East SIG Report June 2021
24th July 2021

Steve Costello

PSA: Gmail Has Your Old Chat Logs From Google Talk (And Hangouts)

https://www.howtogeek.com/711404/psa-gmail-has-your-old-chat-logs-from-google-talk-and-hangouts/

Did you use Google Talk and or Hangouts? If so, your logs are still stored in your Google account and taking up space. Check out this post to learn how to access and delete them.

Megapixels Explained – Cyn Mackley

https://cynmackley.com/2021/02/01/megapixels-explained/

Do you wonder what megapixels are? Cyn Mackley provides an informative explanation of megapixels that is not too technical.

Google Meet Adds Green Room To Test Video And Audio Quality

https://www.makeuseof.com/google-meet-video-audio-quality-test/

I belong to a group that has started using Google Meet instead of Zoom for online meetings. When we first started there was a lot of time spent making sure our audio and video were working correctly. Recently, on the day of the February 2021 meeting, I saw this post. Using the information in this post, I checked out my audio and video, making sure everything was working correctly before the meeting.

How Often Should I Reboot My Computer?

https://askleo.com/how-often-should-i-reboot-my-computer/

Leo Notenboom answers this recurring question. As with most of his answers, there are pros and cons discussed. (Note: I leave my desktop on 24/7 unless there is a problem or software update. I turn off and unplug my laptops when they are not in use.)

Are VPNs Illegal?

https://www.addictivetips.com/vpn/are-vpns-illegal/

I know some users are concerned about the legality of VPNs. If you are one of them, check out this post. (I use a VPN whenever I connect to public wi-fi on my phone and other devices. I do this for safety and privacy, not to get around geographical restrictions.)

Google Storage Changes Coming In June

https://davescomputertips.com/google-storage-changes-coming-in-june/

Do you use Google’s free storage? If you use Gmail, I am sure you do, whether you know it or not. This post has the information you need to be aware of about changes that have occurred June 1, 2021. 

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