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Rick’s Daily Tech Tips Update for Sunday, March 27, 2022
Topics covered in this issue…
• How to remotely sign out of Google on a lost or stolen device
• Scam alert: Don’t fall for this dangerous ‘Apple Gift Card’ scam
• Q&A: How can I stop Bing from opening search links in a new tab?
• Time-lapse video: The amazing Northern Lights
• Info about my photo / file recovery service
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Today’s Quick Tip….
How to remotely sign out of Google on a lost or stolen device
Chances are you use at least one Google service (Gmail, Google Photos, Google Drive, etc.).
If so, you might be in the habit of staying signed into your Google account on all of your devices so you can quickly use one of their services when you need to without having to sign in every time.
The thing is, if you ever lose one of your devices or have one stolen, whoever ends up with the missing device will have immediate and total access to your Google account and all of your Google services.
That’s why it pays to always know how to quickly sign out of your Google account on the missing device using a remote laptop or desktop computer (unfortunately, you can’t do it on a mobile device).
This is actually pretty easy to do. Just follow the steps below:
1 – Open a web browser and visit Google.com.
2 – Click on your profile thumbnail photo in the top-right corner of the Google window.
3 – Click Manage your Google account.
4 – In the left-hand column, click Security.
5 – Scroll down to the “Your devices” section and click Manage devices. You should now see all the devices you are currently logged into Google with displayed on the screen.
6 – Find the device that was lost or stolen and click the three dots icon.
7 – Click Sign out.
That’s all there is to it. You should now be signed out of your Google account on the missing device.
The latest from Rick’s Daily Tips Tech Blog…
Scammers are tricking people into sending them high-dollar Apple gift cards. This post explains how to avoid becoming a victim.
This post explains how to prevent Bing from spawning a new Edge browser tab every time you click on a search result.
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The 15 minute time-lapse video featured in this post showcases the ‘dancing’ aurora borealis in all its colorful glory.
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