Fred Stluka

Internet Tips fans,

Google Maps keeps adding new features. It’s been over a decade since I wrote my 1st series of tips about it. They all still work, though some of the URLs and controls have changed a bit.

Here’s a whole batch of new tips:
- http://bristle.com/Tips/Internet.htm#google_maps_assorted_tips

It includes things like adding stops along a route, finding gas stations, Augmented Reality walking directions, historical street view (what’s changed at an address over the years), Uber/Lyft support, parking, where you’ve walked/biked/driven over the years, Incognito Mode, sharing your realtime location with a friend, etc.

(If you’ve been to the page recently, be sure to refresh your browser to see the latest version, dated 6/23/2021.)

Enjoy!
— Fred

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Internet Tips fans,

This is the 22nd in a series of tips on how to do tricky things with URLs.

Some “security software” used by email apps, especially Microsoft Outlook in large corporations, makes things LESS secure.

It’s like hiring a bodyguard so that you’ll be safe in any dangerous situation. But you’ve hired one who can only protect you from attacks with a fly swatter, or a plastic butter knife. Not from attacks with a real knife or a gun. And only from someone on the FBI’s “Most Wanted” list, not from ordinary thugs. Meanwhile, with your false sense of security, you’ve stopped taking basic precautions. Doh!

See:
- http://bristle.com/Tips/Internet.htm#beware_email_security_software

(If you’ve been to the page recently, be sure to refresh your browser to see the latest version, dated 6/17/2021.)

Enjoy!
— Fred

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Internet Tips fans,

This is the 19th in a series of tips on how to do tricky things with URLs.

You’ve heard of “phishing” attacks, where someone emails you a link, supposedly for your bank, and encourages you to click it and login so they can steal your password. Here’s…

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