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Intelligent Google Drive Chrome Extensions Every User Should Know

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Know These Google Drive Chrome Extensions for Better Usage

If you’re a regular user of Google Drive while on the Chrome browser, you want to get the most out of this service they offer. With 15GB of free online storage and an option to upgrade to give you more space for business or personal use, along with a productivity suite containing Docs, Sheets, and Slides, when you add some intelligent extensions this becomes an exceptional tool needed in both homes and offices. This is all offered by Google Drive Chrome.

1) Office Editing for Docs, Sheets, and Slides

Google Drive allows you to store almost any file. However, without this extension installed, Google Docs is unable to open a Word Doc until it is converted to the Google Docs format. With this extension, you can permanently convert your files to Google format or open, edit, and save your DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, XLS, and XLSX files.

2) Save to Google Drive

At times when it may not be as simple as you want it to be to add things to your Google Drive. This extension allows you to add individual parts, such as images or texts, or an entire web page to Google Drive for you to access later. Save PDFs, audio, video, and even Microsoft Office documents. If you wish, convert these documents automatically to Doc, Sheets, or Slides format. To save, simply hold-down or right-click items you wish stored and choose “Save to Google Drive”.

3) Checker Plus for Google Drive

Checker Plus not only works with Google Drive but also for Google Calendar, Gmail, and Google Photos. This extension allows you full access to all files stored on Google Drive as well as images on your Google Photos. This is the fastest way of searching and browsing files stored without having to access the site for Google Drive itself.

4) AbleBits

AbleBits has several incredible add-ons available for Google Sheets. These add-ons make working with Sheets much easier while enhancing your productivity.

These add-ons include:

  • Merge two sheets
  • Remove duplicates
  • Merge values from adjacent cells
  • Change table style, generate random values
  • Work with text, formulas, and format
  • Find and replace data in notes, links, formulas, and values
  • Split full names into different columns
  • Find fuzzy matches and correct typos in your sheet
  • Generate random values
  • Keep in mind extras like these are costly for Microsoft Excel, but free for Sheets.

5) Draftback

Draftback makes it simple to look up your revision history. All changes you made are basically played back for you. Everything is kept private unless you desire to make your playback public.

Install these intelligent Google Drive Chrome extensions and get a boost in work output.

Have Your Data Drive Backup Ready Before a Hard Drive Failure

External hard drive can provide additional storage solutions.

Always Back Up Your Data for Safety and Security.

Always Back Up Your Data In Case Something Happens

The time to consider if your data is securely backed up is now. Eventually, all hard drives fail, and when this happens, any data will no longer be there. Your personal photos, music, and work documents – GONE.

However, your hard drive loss would be a simple inconvenience when you restore your data to another machine if the data was backed up. A good data drive is all that is needed for backing up. Check out what to look for to make sure you purchase the right one.

External Hard Drives for Data Drive Backup

The majority of computer users prefer the use of external hard drives for their backup solutions.

Size

When looking for a drive to run regular backups, such as daily or weekly, you want a drive that is a little larger than the size of your PC’s internal drive. This will allow each file to store more than one copy, saving you in case some become corrupted.

Speed

Speed is not extremely important in backup data drives. The initial backup would be to create a copy of each file on your internal drive. Each backup following would be to save any files that have changed since last time. What this means, any time there is data being backed up, it is very small.

Reliability 

One of the most crucial factors when selecting your backup data drive is reliability. Surveys show a majority of drives that undergo heavy use last at least four years. However, it is challenging to determine reliability. Prior to purchasing a backup data drive, read reviews and learn about different brands.

Optional Features

There are some helpful optional features in many backup data drives. These may include software that can manage, or even encrypt data on your backups. There are built-in backup tools in operating systems, such as Time Machine for Mac and on Windows there is File History.

Backup Using Cloud Storage

Some users decide against an external hard drive or choose to have a second backup method by using the Cloud. To have enough room on the cloud to store an entire hard drive, you will need to pay a monthly storage fee. In addition, due to the amount of data being transferred to the cloud, you will want an internet connection with fast upload speeds.

When storing your data on the cloud, you want to be aware of potential security implications. Before making a final decision on providers, read their privacy policy thoroughly and check their service guarantees.

Bear in mind, due to changing of technology and wearing down of hardware, choose a backup data drive that fits your needs of today but does not be surprised by the technology of tomorrow. There are also a lot of backup services you can use.

2016 Best Gaming Laptops

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What gamers want in their laptop differs from what a business user or social user would want. Gamers are willing to give up slim and lightweight for some raw processing power. To get this power, parts must capable of handling it, leading to bigger parts. Gaming laptops are important to have for many games.

Although gaming laptops are not full match yet to a full tricked-out desktop rig, they do have some great choices.

These gaming laptops have serious gamers in mind, with useful hardware and high frame rates. Each have a great amount of RAM and high-end graphics to help bring your game to life.

Alienware 17 ANW17-7500SLV 17.3-Inch

Alienware is known for their awesome appearance and great performance. This laptop has backlit keyboard, several ports including five 3.0 USB port, an Ethernet port, an SD card, HDMI port, and mini display port.

Main Specs:

Intel Corei7 – 4410HQ 2.5 GHZz

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M 4GB GDDR5

1000 GB 5400 RPM Hard Drive, 16 GB DDR3, 128GB Solid State Drive

17.3” Touch Screen Display, Full-HD

ASUS ROG G751JT-CH71 17.3-Inch

New coming into the gaming laptop field, with capabilities of maxing all titles out with little effort. Although, lacks an SSD has better performance than many competitors.

Main Specs:

Intel Core i7 4710HQ 2.20 GHz

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M 3GB

1920×1080

16GB RAM and 1 TB HDD

MSI GT80 TITAN SLI-001 18.4-inch

This laptop weighs in at 4.5 kg with a thickness of just two inches. This is huge compared to normal laptops, and its big size has been taken advantage of completely.

This laptop sports a sleek, yet sophisticated look. Mechanical keyboard which is red backlit, giving excellent feedback not just for typing but gaming as well.

Main Specs:

Intel Core i7 4720HQ

18.4” 1920×1080

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 16GB GDDR5

16 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD and 1 TB HDD

Blu-Ray Burner

Alienware 15 ANW15-5357 SLV 15.6-Inch

Another laptop from Alienware for best laptops of 2016, with ANW15-5357 SLV. This laptop not only comes with a premium design, it has powerful hardware to make your gaming experience more real. A great backlit keyboard, numerous LEDs on the surface and a touch pad that glows. Weighing in at 3 kg, even though slimmer than its prequels.

Main Specs:

Intel core i7, 2.5 GHz

16 GB DDR3L SDRAM

1 Terra Byte and 128SSD Storage

15.6-inch Screen LED-lit IPS Screen

Razer Blade 14 RZ09-01301E22-R3U1

Just because this laptop is thin with a light profile, don’t think there isn’t some intense gaming hardware squeezed in this small frame. For serious gamers, this laptop is the ultimate. With backlit keyboard and several 3.0 USB ports.

Main Specs:

Intel Core i7 2.6/3.66 GHz

512 GB Sold-state Drive

16 GB DDR3L SDRAM

14-inch Screen

Laptop for All Gamers

With these gaming laptops, no matter what type of game you are, there is one for you!

Check out the gaming computers of last year, too.

Make an ISO File into a Bootable USB

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Change That ISO File into a USB

Using a USB flash drive to update computers to a new operating system, is now one of the simplest ways of doing it. This way is easily portable, quick, and can return to a device for storage when your install is complete.

Here are some tools that make it possible to make a bootable USB from an ISO file:

Rufus

Features: Bad sector check, file systems, partition schemes, mode of bootable

Rufus is an executable which is very small, not many options to play with, apart from cluster size, partition scheme, type of bootable creating, and file systems. Just need to choose bootable disk type and which ISO image file you want burned, press Start. Burn time quite fast.

RMPrepUSB

Features: file systems and override, Bootloader options, QEMU Emulator, syslinux, grub4dos

Compared to majority of ISO to USB tools, RMPrepUSB has the most features. Apart from the ones already mentioned, it is packed with a horde of other Speed Tests, DiskDoctor, BootLoaders, and separate user configurations for drives that are being constantly prepared. With the amount of customization options, it makes up for the slower speed than other tools of this kind.

WinSetupFromUSB

Features: QEMU Emulator, three tools used for formatting which includes RMPrepUSB, Bootloader options

WinSetupFromUSB is not as feature packed as RMPrepUSB, but compared to many other burners, it offers more, such as the addition of Bootice, RMPrepUSB, and FBinst Tool. These additional tools each come with instructions which popup with details of their use beside WinSetupFromUSB, but can also be used with their normal functions, specifically RMPrepUSB opens in dialogue of its own with a ISO/USB interface that is customizable. Speed on this tool is slower than other tools, mostly due to the amount of customization available for users.

UltralSO

Features: Hide boot partition, write method

You can use the free trial version of UltraISO to create a USB from an ISO. Size of the ISO you can create is limited, however, it does not do this when burning something that has been created elsewhere. Open UltraISO, go to the location of your ISO on the file explorer’s lower half. Once you located it, double click. Now your ISO image should be loaded for burning. Next, go to Bootable > Write Disk Image. To receive best results make sure you are using the USB-HDD+ option, unless you are advised not to do so. Finally, press Write and you are done. Timing for UltraISO is a little slow, but does not come in as the slowest.

These are four of the many tools available to make a bootable USB from an ISO file. Some have more options available than others, but may take more time to burn your image. If you are willing to wait a few more minutes, you will be able to have the customization many people desire.