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Rick’s Daily Tech Tips Update for Friday, January 28, 2022.
Topics covered in this issue…
• How to use Google as a currency converter
• Scam alert: Beware this dangerous Walmart Gift Card scam
• My best tip for keeping your phone(s) powered up during extended power outages
• Video: Drone’s-eye winter-time view of Shady Valley, TN and the surrounding mountains
• Info about my photo / file recovery service
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Today’s Quick Tip….
How to use Google as a currency converter
It’s no secret that Google has lots of handy tools built right into their search engine.
1 – You can use Google to find out what the weather is like right now in some other part of the country (or even another part of the world).
2 – And you can use Google to find out what time it is over there as well.
Well, in keeping with that same theme, you can also use Google as a currency converter.
In short, you can quickly find out how much your local currency is worth in another country, even if you don’t know what the other country’s currency is called.
Here are a few examples. Just type (or copy and paste) the bolded text into the Google search box:
100 American dollars in Japan
60 Euros in Chile
125 British pounds in Liechtenstein
This works with virtually any two countries on the planet. Pretty cool, right?
This is just one more example of the many things you can do right from the Google search box.
The latest from Rick’s Daily Tips…
Another dangerous recurring scam is making the rounds on Facebook again. This post explains how to recognize it and avoid falling for it.
Do you live in an area that occasionally gets hit with extended power outages? If so, this post discusses a great way to keep your mobile phones charged up and working for several days while the power is out.
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