No matter what operating system you are using, there are at least a few default application installed. Most the time you won’t need all of the default apps and will uninstall them. Chrome OS is pretty good at allowing you to uninstall the majority of default apps with only around four that are permanently installed. But eventually you might need some of those default apps back that you uninstalled and can’t find them.
If you are greeted with a screen asking for your e-mail address and two-factor authorization every time you turn on or wake up your Chromebook, there is a setting you can enable that allows you to only have to enter your password when signing in. The default settings for Chrome OS will not require you to enter these additional details, but if you adjusted a few account settings, you may have unexpectedly disabled a feature and are now required to also enter your email address and the authorization code when signing in.
Google Analytics allows you to opt-out of being tracked by using a web browser extension. Besides the issue with having to install software to opt-out of being tracked, their opt-out extension can easily be bypassed by web developers who want to continue to track you. I personally don’t condone developers bypassing the opt-out extension (and it’s most likely against Analytics’ terms of service) but it’s important for people to know that the opt-out extension doesn’t work and the true method to block Google Analytics is to create a firewall rule, a fake DNS entry, or use any of these other methods mentioned in our earlier post.
Samsung’s SF350 monitor has one major design flaw for users who wish to mount their monitor to the wall or to a monitor arm using the VESA mount. The stand hinge that is attached to the back of the monitor where the default stand attaches to doesn’t have a way to be removed. The stand hinge interferes with the VESA mount making it so you can’t tilt the monitor properly when you are using a VESA mount to a wall or a monitor arm.
With over 65% of the top one-million websites using Google Analytics (according to BuiltWith), it should give you pause and make you think about how all of this information is being used. We even use Google Analytics on GeekThis to view how many visitors frequent each page. If you are unaware, Google Analytics is a website statistics service that tracks and reports traffic. Google Analytics tracks the acquisition of visitors, what pages visitors frequent, how long they spend on each page, and much more.