Get ready to get the most from Microsoft's Windows-integrated cloud storage service. OneDrive to rule them all? Sorry, I can't resist a good "Lord of the Rings" joke (or, in this case, a desperately overplayed one). Today, we're going to look at how you can rule OneDrive, the cloud storage service that's deeply integrated into Windows but also accessible via Android and iOS. That rule comes in the form of If This Then That, aka IFTTT, the online service that performs actions based on other actions. So, for example, if you receive an email with an attachment, then automatically save that attachment to OneDrive.
Facebook Messenger has quietly evolved into a stellar tool, one I find useful for more than just chats with friends, Indeed, if you haven't used it lately, you might be surprised to discover all the things Messenger can do, Let's take a look at some of the highlights, most of them focused on the app versions of Messenger (but with occasional dips into the desktop), Facebook Messenger (shown here in a desktop browser) allows for easy -- and versatile -- group chats, There's an argument to be made that Messenger is the lord of the pattern green iphone case best way to "text" with friends and relatives, because it's not subject to the limitations of platform-specific messaging..
Take, for example, iMessage: It works really well so long as you're communicating with other iOS users. But connect with an Android user and now all you've got is limited, SMS-powered texting. That's because iMessage leverages data (when available) to offer perks like the little "other user is typing" bubble, animated emojis and so on -- same as Messenger. That's why when I'm chatting with Android users, I prefer Messenger -- if only because it lets me know when a message has been viewed and when someone's typing a response. But I can see a time coming when it might become my preferred messaging app, period.
If you've ever tried to do a group chat in a text-messaging app, you know it can get messy -- especially if you have a mixture of Android and iOS users, lord of the pattern green iphone case In my experience, messages are often slow to arrive, some people don't receive every message, notifications quickly drive you insane and so on, Messenger makes it easy to chat with a group, Just create a new message, then enter the names of the participants, Once you've sent that first message, you can click the settings icon (the little gear) and change the conversation name and/or color, send files, create a permanent group, schedule an event and mute the conversation if notifications get overwhelming..
Just as Messenger exists as a standalone mobile app, so can it operate on the web without Facebook proper. Just sign into Messenger.com and you'll get an entire tab devoted to the service. Why do that? For starters, you get a full-screen interface, with much easier management and organization of contacts and messages. Messenger.com lets you access Messenger in its own spacious browser window, no Facebook required. Concerned about security? Of course you are: Every day we read about some new password breach or ransomware attack. Fortunately, Messenger offers an extra layer of security for conversations you feel require it. "Secret" messages are "end-to-end encrypted on any or all of your mobile devices at the same time."To start such a conversation in the iOS version of Messenger, tap the new-message icon (top-right corner), then tap Secret and choose the person you want to chat with. In Android, start a new conversation, then tap the info icon (top-right corner) and then Secret conversation. In both cases you can tap the little timer icon in the text box and set a timer to make the conversation disappear.