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Google Tone 2.0.7 for Chrome

Send and receive links via audio tones

by Mike Williams

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Android, Mac OS X, Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 16 July 2016
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Google Tone for Chrome
Send and receive links via audio tones

Google Tone is a free Chrome extension which allows you to send and receive links via audio tones.

Install the extension and it adds a button to your address bar. When you're at a page you'd like to share, click the button and Google Tone encodes the URL and plays it as around two seconds of audio tones.

Anyone close enough who's also running Google Tone should receive a notification saying you're sending them a link (depending on your audio volume, background sound levels etc). If they're interested, clicking this opens the page in a new tab.

Google Tone worked for us, most of the time. And it's good to see that it can both send and receive links (the similar Chirp extension can only send).

As often with Google, though, there are privacy concerns. You must log in with your Google account before the extension will work. It also "temporarily stores a URL on Google's servers" before sharing it, and "collects anonymous usage data in accordance with Google's privacy policy".

Verdict:

Google Tone is an unusual way to share data, but it does work, and could be handy in some situations. Check out Chirp if you'd like something similar in an iOS/ Android app.

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This is the latest version of Windows May 2019 Update. it's a media creation tool that can be used to upgrade an existing installation of Windows or create installation media for another PC. Just make your choice after launching the tool and it'll do the rest.

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Apps now work much more like regular desktop programs. They have minimise, maximise, restore and close buttons, and can be resized (to a degree) and organised however you like.

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Better still, Task Spaces also supports virtual desktops. Add extra desktops as required and it'll display thumbnails of each one, making it easy to identify whatever you're after and switch to it.

There's also smarter snapping, new customisation options, and even a bunch of experimental additions to the command prompt.

May 2019 Update brings a whole host of new features for Windows 10. See the Microsoft Blog for more information.

The Windows 10 ISO will give you build 1903 which is the May 2019 Update.

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