Make a Live Slideshow

Have you ever wanted to display a slideshow of photographs– but add new images on-the-fly?

There are at least a dozen ways to display a slideshow of photographs on a TV. Smart TVs or media players like a Roku can display images from a media card, connect to a cloud account or social media.

Google Chromecast with Remote
The latest version of the Chromecast includes a remote. But any version will work!

But what if you wanted that slideshow to include new photos added to the album after the slideshow has started? This would be useful during a wedding reception, product launch or retirement party. Partygoers are greeted by photos of your guest of honor as they arrive, then as the evening progresses they see new images of the actual event.

That gets a bit trickier.

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Time to Two-Step

There’s nothing like the possibility of World War Three to get the cybersecurity conversations started.

Prompts to enable two-step verification began popping up in Chrome in May.
A prompt to enable 2FA in the Chrome web browser.

The “military operation” in Ukraine has increased the possibility of cyberattacks as the Russian government seeks to retaliate against supporters of Ukraine. While the news is dominated by stories of hackers and sophisticated cyberbots breaching large networks or corporations, a good deal of the cyberwar will be fought in the email inbox. Phishing and spoofed emails still comprise a huge percentage of computer crime.

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What’s New?

Here’s a quick tip you might find helpful if you use the Chrome web browser. Did you know there’s an easy to find feature called What’s New? There are loads of helpful tools and features you may not know about.

For example, I recently discovered one and use it all the time. It will reopen a tab I accidentally closed. Just right-click in that empty area up top and…

Reopen closed tab!
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Virtual. Culture.

A friend recently lamented, “I haven’t been inside a museum in months.”

It’s only one more collateral effect of this global mire we’re all living through. Museums have been shuttered, and exhibitions have been cancelled. Since March most of the world’s art and culture has been on hold. Or on Zoom.

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