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Google Chrome: Send to your devices

Google ChromeIf you’re like me you’ll find yourself browsing the web on multiple devices. During the day and at work I use my laptop and then in the evening I’ll use my phone. Wouldn’t it be great though if you could start reading an article on one device and finish it on another?

Recently (or recently to me) on my laptop there’s been a new icon on my Google Chrome address bar, on the right hand site. Send to your devices.  Click the icon and a popup shows up displaying your other devices. I can now send websites from my laptop to my phone! Useful if you start researching in the office and have a long commute on the train/ferry/coach and want to carry on where you left off.

Chrome Send to your devices

Sending the other way from phone to laptop is just as easy, and has been around for ages.  Click in the address bar, and select the share icon (highlighted in the red box).

Android - Chrome - address bar - share

Then select the Send to your devices button, simple!

Android - Chrome - Send to your devices

There’ll be more in depth posts following shortly. I thought i’d ease myself back into it with a quick and simple post as it’s been almost a year since my last post!

How to setup 2 step verification for your Google Account

After reading a fascinating article on Wired, about how Mat Honan had his digital identity systematically stolen and erased I thought I would increase the security on some of my accounts, starting with Google.

Log into your Google account, for this I logged into Gmail. Click the down arrow in the top right corner of the screen, and then click Account in the Profile dialogue box.

Next, select Security from the left hand menu, and then click the Edit button for 2-step verification.

Once you’ve read the process in the diagram below, click Start Setup.

Step 1.

Step 2.

Step 3.

Right, we’re now ready to click Start Setup.

Click Send Code.

Insert the code and click Verify.

Decide whether you want the computer to be trusted or not. Click Next.

Click Confirm to complete the setup.

A new window will pop up detailing Apps that cannot use Verification Codes. You now have the option to create an application password for them, or do this later.

You’ll also have the option to add a backup phone number in case your phone is lost or stolen.

The link below has a simple instructional video and further information about the whole process, and goes into detail about creating application passwords.

Google 2 step verification codes.