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How to Screen Share with Google Meet on Mac (or Windows)

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If you use Google Meet for group video chat and video calling, you might be interested in knowing that you can also screen share through Google Meet.

Like most other Google Meet features, screen sharing is easy to use and quite convenient, and while we’re focusing on using this from a Mac, it works basically the same on Windows too.

Whether it’s for personal, business, work, school, a presentation, or just for fun, read on to learn how to use Screen Sharing with Google Meet on your next video call.

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How to Use Google Meet on Mac for Group Video Calls

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Google Meet offers a free and convenient way to make group video calls, and you can make and join those calls directly from your Mac using a web browser.

We’ll be covering using Google Meet on the Mac here, but it works basically the same to use Google Meet in Windows too.

Video calling services have grown exponentially in popularity, and Google Meet can be considered as a worthy alternative to popular services like Zoom Meetings, FaceTime, Skype, Facebook, amongst the myriad others. Google Meet is more of a business-oriented solution for setting up…

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How to Turn Off Tab Hover Card Previews in Chrome

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Chrome users may be interested in disabling the tab hover previews that pop-up as you hover the cursor over browser tabs. This feature can be nice for some, but distracting for others.

We’ll show you how to disable those tab hover thumbnail previews (or Tab Hover Cards, as Chrome refers to them) in Chrome on Mac and other platforms too.

If you were happy about disabling Safari tab previews on Mac you’ll probably be equally excited about turning these off for Chrome as well.

How to Disable Tab Hover Previews in Chrome

This should work in Chrome for Mac,…

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How to Access Windows Shared Folders from iPhone & iPad

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Do you want to access specific files and folders on your Windows computer right from your iPhone or iPad? Thanks to the built-in Files app, it’s fairly simple and straightforward to connect to SMB file servers which includes shared Windows folders on a network.

This feature was added to the Files app in modern iOS and iPadOS releases, so if you’re running a version older than 13 you won’t find this option available on your device. Aside from that, you can take advantage of it as long as you’re sharing folders from your Windows computer on a local…

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How to Use Disappearing Messages in Signal

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If you’re a Signal messenger user, you can further improve the security and privacy of your Signal communications and messages by enabling and using the disappearing messages feature. Just as it sounds, disappearing messages causes Signal to automatically disappear and remove messages after a specified time period. Even better is that it’s customizable, so you can set disappearing messages to be enabled for specific contacts, and you can toggle the feature off and on at any time (as can the other person you’re communicating with).

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How to Manage App Store Subscriptions on Windows PC with Tunes

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Windows PC users can make use of iTunes to quickly check all their active and expired subscriptions for various services and apps through their Apple devices. So whether you want to cancel a service, check the renewal date, or change a subscription plan, you can do that from a Windows PC, much like you can on a Mac.

Even if you don’t subscribe to a service directly from a Windows PC, but instead subscribe via iPhone, iPad, or Mac, it’s set to automatically renew by default, whether it’s monthly or yearly subscription. And you can still manage that…

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How to Turn Off Camera & Microphone on Zoom for Mac, iPhone, iPad, Windows, etc

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Did you recently start using Zoom for making video calls or participating in online meetings? In that case, you might not be familiar with the interface, and even some of the basic tips like toggling off and on the video camera and microphone when on Zoom.

When you’re in an active video call, you may often find yourself wanting to mute your microphone when someone’s trying to talk to you in the background, or perhaps you’re just clearing your throat. Or sometimes, you may want to turn off your camera if you’re busy with something else and not…

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How to Set a Custom Background on Skype Video Calls

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Do you want to mask your background while you’re video calling your friends, colleagues, and family on Skype? If you use Skype for making video calls, you can hide the background in a matter of seconds and set a custom background if you’d like to. And thankfully, it doesn’t involve the usage of a green screen. This is similar to virtual backgrounds on Zoom, but of course it’s on Skype.

As the name implies, Skype custom backgrounds allows users to display any image as their background during an ongoing video chat. This is extremely helpful in cases where…

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How to Transfer Music from Windows PC to iPhone

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Have music on your Windows PC that you want to listen to on iPhone? Not everyone is an Apple Music subscriber or uses iCloud Music Library for managing their music. If you’re the kind of person who prefers to manually manage your song library, you’ll want to use iTunes to transfer music from your Windows PC to your iPhone.

Apple’s iTunes is a media library and device management utility software for use with iOS devices. It is available on both Windows and Mac. Until iCloud and Apple Music gained traction, most Apple users had to resort to iTunes in one…

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