Quick Hits 16

New GMail

No, not an entirely new service. Just an updated look on our favorite email service. It’s been rolling out to users last I checked but if you’re raring to have at it already, you can. Once you’re logged into your GMail account, click on that cog wheel icon on the top right hand ride. After clicking it, select “Try the new GMail.” And that’s it!

If you wanna revert back to the old one, go through the same menu again.

Personally, I kinda like that new look. Especially when setting it on the “Comfortable” layout. Spacing’s good between the email messages and the fonts are so much more readable and pleasing to my eyes.

State of LTE

OpenSignal’s March 2018 report on the state of LTE in the Philippines is finally out. Well, at least, I just found out about it on their website. If you remember, back in March, I wrote about their report based on results from July last year. This time around it’s a bit more recent data -- November 2017 to January 2018. I’ll dive more into that report in the coming week.

But if you’d want to read up on it, check the report here.

Move your Windows 10

If you just gotten yourself an SSD upgrade for your existing hard drive and are scratching your head how to migrate/move your Windows 10 system to that brand new SSD, here’s a tutorial I found from Digital Trends.

Before you get on with it though, do take note of their disclaimer:

This guide is primarily designed for people who are only switching drives. This method may work if you’re building a new rig or switching computers, depending on your setup. It almost certainly won’t work with any sort of virtualization project, though you can find those services if you’re willing to pay for them.

Download your Instagram info

This might just be in relation to the recent fiasco Facebook got itself into. And, more importantly, a preemptive response to the coming privacy laws by the European Union that compels tech companies to allow its users to be able to download their information. This is a good step towards transparency, if you ask me. You can now periodically download your entire Instagram life as a sort of a back up or just plainly to check what you’ve done in the ecosystem.

In Resource Mag Online’s article, you can download your info only via your laptop (for now) and these are the steps:

1. Go to your profile

2. Click on the gear icon

3. Choose Privacy and Security

4. Under Data Download you can click “request download”

5. Enter your email and click next

That’s it!


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