Phone App Login Problem – Lastpass

I was having login problems with Instagram using Lastpass. For some reason LastPass would not fill in the Login screen.

I contacted LastPass support and got this response which fixed the problem.

Note – this is for an Android phone. I’m using version 6.0.

Open LastPass app >>> settings >>> app fill >>> Make sure “Fill logins in other apps” and “Fill helper notification” options are enabled.
Click on App Fill settings >>> make sure “Instagram” app is checked.

Then, reopen LastPass >>> settings >>> action >>> Clear LastPass cache and refresh vault.
Now, check if auto-filling is working fine with fill helper.

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Google Calendar in WordPress

One thing I have learned recently is how to add a Google Calendar to a WP site.

WordPress has a great tutorial on this, so I’m not going to repeat it, but the process is relatively easy to do. I’d suggest setting up a separate page so that the calendar can take up all possible space.

https://en.support.wordpress.com/google-calendar/

Here’s what it would look like.

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FM Radio for Emergencies

With the recent hurricanes, one of the lessons learned is that the cell phone towers will be down and your phone is probably not going to work to make phone calls or text messages.

One thing however your phone might be capable of during an emergency is listen to FM broadcasts. Not all phones have this capability. My Moto G works fine and many Android phones still have the FM chip. Unfortunately the latest iPhones do not have the FM chip.

The app you will want to install is called NextRadio. It installs easily and does an immediate search of your local stations.

You will want to hook up a pair of headphones as these are your antennae. I did notice that when the headphones are not connected, the app will change and use you cell data or wireless access to stream the music.

This may be an app you will never have to use, but you will want it installed before an emergency.

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Filtering Email in Gmail

I recently setup a Shutterfly account and have noticed that they are sending me a new promotion every day. While I like having the option of saving money with Shutterfly, I don’t like all those emails cluttering up my InBox. Here’s how I take control of all those emails.

  • Select one of the emails you want to filter – check the small box.
  • Click on “More” tab.
  • “Filter messages like these”
  • You then need to choose either the email address you want to filter or any of the other options – see the video below.
  • “Create filter with this search”
  • Click on – “Skip the Inbox”
  • Apply the label – New label
  • “Please enter a new label name” – in my case – “Shutterfly”
  • “Also apply filter to matching conversations.”
  • “Create Filter”

Here’s a video which shows the process.

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Android Phone Protection

Android Play Protect is a nice security feature that is automatically installed on your android phone. The video explains the process. Below is also another link about this and other features.

https://www.android.com/play-protect/

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Sharing Your Location with Google Maps

Location-sharing - EditedMy wife was asking about a app to see my location during the day.

As I investigated, I found a number of apps which would accomplish this, but it obviously meant installing another app onto my and her phone.

What I found instead is that Google Maps has a “Location Sharing” feature.

  • Open up Google Maps
  • Click on the three horizontal lines.
  • Click on “Location Sharing”
  • Follow the prompts.

Another feature is that when she got the notice of my location, she also got an option to share her location with me.

Note – Find My Friends is an app that some people use as another option

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Over 55 – Save $299+

T-Mobile has a great deal for couples over 55.
We just went over to the T-Mobile store and saved $299 over the next 12 months.

They are now charging $60 (includes charges and taxes) for two lines when you use AutoPay.
This plan includes unlimited talk, text, and 4G LTE smartphone data.
I don’t see any “gotchas” so this could save you a lot of money.

Watch the Youtube video – it’s pretty funny.

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