e-Why, What & How

Your guide to Web & mobile tools, products, apps & services, & how to use ’em.

What are Google Now cards? 3 tips to get you started

It’s amazing to see how far Google Now has come since it launched in 2012 — yet perhaps more surprising is how many people don’t use it, and more surprising still is how many don’t know what it is. In short, Google Now is a better, sleeker alternative to Siri.
But the problem is that Google Now is more confusing for users than, say, Siri or Cortana, & it may all come down to terminology.

5 ways to transfer files from one computer to another

When you buy a new computer, you’ll want to transfer most of your existing files over to the new computer. A lot of people, who spend their time gathering vacation pictures & family videos, will want to make a big move leaving nearly nothing behind. Others, like myself, only keep the essential stuff; some documents they’re still working on & a few application installations they’ll be needing shortly.

5 encrypted email services worth checking out

Is that email you just sent out secure? Or will someone not in the loop gain access to it? Keeing your email away from prying eyes on the Web is very important these days. Fret not, though, there are open-sourced, free, & some paid email services that will provide CIA style encryption for your electronic correspondence.