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Google Knows a Lot About You. Here’s How to Control It

Google Knows a Lot About You. Here’s How to Control It

Nearly everyone uses Google in some way or another. The search engine is, by far, the most common way people get answers and find content online. The margins aren’t even close, either. Currently, Google handles about 90% of search queries, while the second and third place goes to Yahoo and Bing, who share just below 5% of the search market share.

Google curates the search results on the fly based on a lot of variables including where you are located, what kind of device you are on, and your online surfing habits. This means Google is collecting a lot of information about how we use the web to give us a better experience. Let’s look at how you can control what Google knows about you to better protect your privacy.

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What is G Suite, Really? And, Is It a Viable Business Technology Solution for Your Company?

What is G Suite, Really? And, Is It a Viable Business Technology Solution for Your Company?

There is no question that Google is an absolute giant in computing, having moved from web search functionality to a much wider variety of applications. These applications now make up the G Suite, and are used by many, many businesses to accomplish their goals. Here, we’ll go over some of these features of this business technology option and how they can benefit your operations. Learn more from Phoenix IT company MyTek. 

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How to Make Chromecast Your Employee of the Month and Use it for Business Tech

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The Chromecast, Google’s offer to the growing streaming market, is a pretty handy device - even in the business setting. I know, I know, it is a consumer device, but some of its capabilities directly translate to business technology professional use. Here, we’ll walk you through the process of setting up your Chromecast, four useful-for-business features, and the process of resetting your Chromecast if it ever needs it. 

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Google Docs Finally Adding Microsoft Office Support to its Business Software

Google Docs Finally Adding Microsoft Office Support to its Business Software

Businesses generally have to make an important choice about which brand of productivity or business software they will implement for day-to-day operations. Two of the heavy hitters in today’s business environment are Google and Microsoft utilizing their respective productivity solutions. While the choice of which service to work with seems exclusive, Google is making strides to break down this barrier and allow certain file types to be edited in Google Drive.

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Phoenix Managed IT Services Firm MyTek's Tip of the Week: A Few of Chrome’s Native Capabilities

Phoenix Managed IT Services Firm MyTek's Tip of the Week: A Few of Chrome’s Native Capabilities

Google Chrome is the most-used browser in the world by a wide margin, which is part of the reason that it is so incredible that many people don’t know a lot about its built-in features. While we certainly can’t go through all of them in a single blog, we can offer a few tips describing the best of them. Here are Phoenix tech services firm MyTek's Google Chrome tips:

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MyTek's Phoenix Tech Services Tip of the Week - How to Effectively Use Google

MyTek's Phoenix Tech Services Tip of the Week - How to Effectively Use Google

Google is the most visited website in the world. That distinction doesn’t come easily as 4.2 billion people are active users of the Internet. Google claims to process around 3.5 billion search queries per day, or 1.2 trillion searches per year. As a result, it has become the world’s most successful advertising site, which can actually be a hindrance for users looking to get information about a subject. How is information about Google relevant enough to be MyTek's Phoenix Tech Services Tip of the Week?

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Why Your Google Account’s Security is So Important

Why Your Google Account’s Security is So Important

These days, it seems that to have a computer is to have a Google account. If one isn’t used for professional purposes, it is used as a personalized solution - and no wonder. The convenience and accessibility of these accounts alone are compelling, even before one considers the versatility that this account brings with it. Unfortunately, these benefits can be quickly overshadowed by risk if a Google account’s security is overlooked, even if unintentionally.

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Phoenix IT Concerns for Business with Google's New Chrome 70

Phoenix IT Concerns for Business with Google's New Chrome 70

Phoenix Technology Companies Examine Pro's and Con's of Google's New Browser Release on Businesses

Phoenix IT gurus point to Chrome 70 as yet another example of how divisive technology has the potential to be. On the one hand, a few of the changes have people excited about some clear benefits to security, but others worry that Chrome will no longer be as secure or as user-friendly. MyTek, the leading Phoenix small business IT company, will review some of the changes coming with Chrome 70, so you can decide for yourself if your Phoenix small business IT systems should be downloading and using it.  Some leading technical magazines have reported that this update may even break your site.  Even if you don't hear about this concern from other Phoenix technology companies, you need to pay close attention to this technology concern.

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Google’s Inflated Plan to Get the Internet to Billions of People Who Don’t Have It

Google’s Inflated Plan to Get the Internet to Billions of People Who Don’t Have It

It’s hard to believe that half of the world still doesn’t have access to the Internet. When so many people in the west take their near-ubiquitous Internet accessibility for granted, over three and half billion people don’t have access at all. Years ago, Google created what came to be known as X (or Google X) which was basically a research-and-development facility.

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