Introducing Google Keep

Tech Help LA Google KeepGoogle Keep is simply awesome!!!

Capture what’s on your mind

Add notes, lists, links, photos, audio and more to Google Keep.

When and where you need it

Keep something as simple as a grocery list to saving important website links to access anywhere at anytime. Need to finish a to-do? Set a time-based reminder to make sure you never miss a thing.

Share what you keep with others

Next time you go to the store, share your shopping list with your husband, wife, or assistant on Keep and watch as items get checked off in real time. No need for text messages back and forth. Get things done together, faster.

Find what you need, fast

Quickly filter and search for notes by color and other attributes like lists with images, audio notes with reminders or just see shared notes. Find what you’re looking for with ease and quickly, and let Keep do the remembering for you.

Always within reach

Keep works on your phone, tablet and computer. Everything you add to Keep syncs across your devices so your important stuff is always with you. Syncing across your devices requires access to the Internet.

Keep your thoughts in sync with Google Keep.

If you need assistance or training using Google Keep, contact Tech Help LA and schedule a one hour Google Keep training (onsite or remote). You will be amazed at how Google Keep will organize and simplify your digital operations. Tech Help LA recommends Google Keep to any person using Gmail or Google’s business G Suite services. Enjoy!

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Tech Help LA - How can I speed up my computer?
My computer is too slow. I can’t get my work done without being frustrated.
How can I speed up my computer?

A simple and easy way to speed up your computer is to clone your existing Windows or Mac hard drive to a new solid state hard drive. This should also give you peace of mind as it pertains to the local data stored on your computer. We use special software to make an exact copy of your current hard drive onto a new solid state hard drive. Many people think that adding more RAM is the only way to speed up a computer but that is false.

There are no moving parts to an SSD. Information is stored in microchips. This affects speed tremendously since your data is not limited by a mechanical arm with a read/write head. Your data is also safer due to this technology.

Do I still need to backup my data?

Yes, at Tech Help LA we highly emphasize the importance of backing up your data either locally or even better in a secure cloud such as Carbonite, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, or Dropbox. Even if your data is stored on a solid state drive you still should have a continuous and seamless data backup in place in case of a fire, theft, user error, or physical damage.

Contact us for a free phone chat and we can help you plan and schedule cloning your computer to a solid state drive and setting up your continuous back.

Chromebit – Tech Help LA

Chromebit – A full Chrome OS-based computer on an HDMI stick.Chromebit - Tech Help LA

The $85 Chromebit is a 75 gram (or 2.6 ounces) stick that you can plug into any HDMI port — whether that’s a regular computer screen or that large TV in your living room. It comes with 16GB of onboard storage (in the form of relatively cheap and slow eMMC storage) and 2GB of RAM.

Google – Chromebit Device

In many ways, it’s a larger, bulkier version of the old Chromecast stick. Just like that device, it comes with a dedicated charger, but unlike the Chromecast, it also features a USB port. The Rockchip-based Chromebit comes in “Cacao Black” and “Tangerine Orange,” but overall, it’s a pretty unassuming device that’s mostly meant to disappear behind your screen anyway (hence why I’m not sure why there is an orange version).

While most people will likely want to use a Bluetooth mouse and keyboard to connect to the Chromebit, the USB port allows you to plug in wired peripherals as well (and with a USB hub, you could even plug in multiple devices).

Because it’s a full Chrome OS machine, you can pretty much run any web app on it. It’ll let you play movies and TV shows from Google Play, Netflix or Hulu, just like any other Chrome OS device, for example.

You could probably use the Chromebit as a somewhat cumbersome media center in your living room if you wanted to, but it’s really at home in a school, enterprise, or maybe call center. As long as the work only involves web apps (or maybe a remote connection to a more fully-featured machine), the Chromebit is up for the job and can turn any screen into a usable desktop.

In the U.S., the Chromebit will be available at Amazon, Fry’s and Newegg (interestingly, Google’s usual Chrome OS partner Best Buy isn’t part of this initial list of vendors).

Contact Tech Help LA for more info on the Chromebit device.

Office for iPad Released


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Office for iPad. It’s your Office when and where you need it.

Introducing Office for iPad.
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Google Voice – GV Notifier for Windows

If you are using Google Voice, here is a tool that you may like to use on your Windows PC. This tool allows you to have the freedom to text and make calls using your computer rather than having to rely on your mobile device 100% of the time. At Tech Help LA we find it very useful and thought we would share it with others. Help is our middle name.

3rd Party source download link -> Tech Help LA – GV Notifier
Original source download link -> GV Notifier

GVNotifier Contact ListGVNotifier Call HistoryGVNotifier VoicemailGVNotifier Message WindowGVNotifier LoginGVNotifier Preferences


Sit back, watch together

With Chromecast, you can easily enjoy your favorite online entertainment on your HDTV—movies, TV shows, music, and more from Netflix, YouTube, Google Play, and Chrome. No more huddling around small screens and tiny speakers. Chromecast automatically updates to work with a growing number of apps.

Watch thousands of TV shows and movies on your TV. Download Netflix

Enjoy trending videos, old favorites, and everything in between on your TV. Download YouTube

Send movies, TV shows, and music from Google Play to your TV. Visit Google Play
Cast a tab from Chrome to enjoy online videos, music, photos, and more on your TV. Download Chrome

Remote free

Chromecast works with devices you already own, including Android tablets and smartphones, iPhones®, iPads®, Chrome for Mac® and Chrome for Windows®. Browse for what to watch, control playback, and adjust volume using your device. You won’t have to learn anything new.

Plug in and play

Get started in 3 easy steps: plug Chromecast into any HDTV, connect it to WiFi, then send videos and more from your smartphone, tablet or laptop to your TV with the press of a button
See it in action


Everything you love, now on your TV.

$35 Buy now

Google Apps for Business (G Suite)

Google G Suite for Business

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Discover a better way of working

Tech Help LA will assist you with setting up Web-based email, calendar and documents that let you work from anywhere.

Join the 5 million businesses using Google Apps

Google Apps is a cloud-based productivity suite that helps you and your team connect and get work done from anywhere on any device. It’s simple to setup, use and manage, allowing you to work smarter and focus on what really matters.

Apps to fit your business


Email with Google-powered search, up to 30GB of storage, offline support, custom email addresses, and much more.
Learn more


Easily schedule meetings at times that work for everyone, get meeting reminders, and share calendars.
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Google Drive allows you to store your files in the cloud, share them, and have access to them from anywhere.
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Create, share and work on documents with your whole team in real-time.
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Manage spreadsheet data faster with click-to-edit charts and discussion style comments.
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Create presentations together, embed videos, and never press save again.
Learn more

Google+ Hangouts

Bring your conversations to life with photos, emoji, and video calls for free.

Watch video

Download for*

Conversations come alive in Hangouts

You can see when people are in your Hangouts, tell when they’re typing, and whether they’ve seen your messages.

Come together face-to-face-to-face

Sometimes you just need to laugh out loud. Turn any Hangout into a live video call with up to 10 friends.

Come one, come all. Everyone’s invited.

Hangouts works the same everywhere – computers, Android, and Apple devices – so nobody gets left out.

Conversations come alive

Finally, conversations feel like being together in real life

You can see when people are in your Hangouts, tell when they’re typing, and whether they’ve seen your message about the change in dinner plans. Talk more, because you know your friends are listening.

Download Hangouts:
Google Play | iTunes App Store | For your computer

Say more with photos

Sometimes you need to use more than just your words. With a Google+ profile you can share photos in Hangouts. Best of all, Hangouts automatically saves your photos in shared collections so you can easily view, edit and share them later.


Smile. Wink. Ice cream? There’s an emoji for that. In Hangouts, more than 850 hand-drawn emoji can always help you make your point.

Remember when

Scroll back in time in any of your Hangouts to relive your best moments together. Because everything’s in sync, your Hangouts will also come right with you when you get a new phone. For messages or photos you’d rather not save, simply turn history off in any Hangout.

Come together face-to-face-to-face

Be together from anywhere

Sometimes you just need to laugh out loud. Turn any Hangout into a live video call with up to 10 friends. Who says you can’t be together even when you’re not?

Download Hangouts:
Google Play | iTunes App Store | For your computer

One touch to call the whole family

With one touch, you can call a friend or a whole bunch. Video calls ring everywhere your friends have Hangouts. Whether they’re on their computer, phone or tablet, they’ll know you’re calling. If they’re not around or can’t pick up, Hangouts will let them know you were trying to reach them.

Put a smile on your face

Hangout apps and effects let you add a little more fun to your video calls from your computer. Add visual and sound effects, watch YouTube videos together, or capture a special family moment with a photo.

Everyone’s invited

Come one, come all

Stop worrying about what app to use to reach which friend. Hangouts works the same everywhere – computers, Android, and Apple devices – so nobody gets left out.

Hangouts + Gmail

Hangouts works right inside of Gmail. Take a break from email and send some emoji to your best friend. You can upgrade Chat to Hangouts by clicking on your photo icon in Gmail’s chat list.

Download Hangouts:
Google Play | iTunes App Store | For your computer

Hangouts are for everyone, even on Apple devices

Hangouts works just as well on your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, and it’s available right in the App Store.

Use Hangouts with your full keyboard

Hangouts works on your computer, too. So type away, share photos from your hard drive, and view shared photos full screen.

Notifications at the right place, right time

Get notifications just once. Once you see an alert, you won’t see repeats on your computer and Android devices. Snooze notifications when you can’t be interrupted.

Hangouts are better with Google+

Send photos, have 10 person video calls, and have Hangouts with your circles, all with Google+.

IMAP Server Closed Connection Gmail – Outlook 2010

Error Message: “Your IMAP Server Closed the Connection”

We have services several customers receiving the error message above. We are posting the fix that has solved the problem. Feel free to give it a shot.

FIX – IMAP Server Closed Connection

Go to File > Options
Select ‘Advanced’ from the tabs on the left
Click the ‘Send/Receive…’ button
Highlight ‘All Accounts’ (or whatever group contains your gmail account) and click ‘Edit…’
Select the account from the list on the left
Under ‘Receive mail items’, select ‘Download headers for subscribed folders’
Click ‘OK’, ‘Close’, ‘OK’

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Google Docs – Tech Help Los Angeles

Documents Spreadsheets



Keep everything and everyone on the same page.

Add artichokes to a shared shopping list, or put the finishing touches on your business plan from the lobby before the meeting. No more tedious version control, and no more wasted time looking for an attachment buried in your inbox.

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Get it done together

Edit documents with friends and see changes as they type.

Care to comment?

Comment on a word, paragraph or image to give context to your discussion. Send an email notification by adding someone to a comment.

Access anywhere, anytime

All your documents are automatically saved and stored in Google Drive. Access them wherever you go, from any device. Plus, you can open and edit other file types without any special software.Try out a live document demo or get a head start with documents templates.