Google Messages has a new scheduling tool to allow you to send a text message at the exact time and date that you want. Before you can do this, make sure you have updated your Messages app to the very latest version. The easiest way to do this is to go to the Google Play Store and go to My Apps and check for updates.
The first time you launch the Google Messages app and open a conversation after updating to the latest version, you’ll see a small pop-up window appear over the Send button letting you know you can schedule messages. To schedule a text, start typing your message then long-press the Send button. After you long-press on Send, you’ll see a pop-up with preselected dates and times. You can go with one of those suggestions, or tap Pick date and time. That will open Android’s date and time picker that lets you customize when the message will be sent, to the minute. Once done setting the time, click on Save. Then you finish writing your message. When you are done and you have clicked on Send, you will see a small clock icon on top of the paper airplane.
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Is it time to upgrade your router?
Experts have typically said that a router should be upgraded every 5 years. However, when you consider how many extra devices in your home or office are now connecting to wifi, you might consider upgrading the router sooner, rather than later. Is your wifi slow? It could be your computer, or your phone, but it also could be your router. I would start by testing your network speed. There are many free sites to accomplish this. If you have ATT internet, you can check your speed here. Another highly rated site is here. After running the test, look on your invoices to see what speeds you are supposed to be getting. If your wifi device (PC, Mac, iPad, etc…) doesn’t come close, the problem may be your router. Try moving your router. You may improve your speed by repositioning your router. If there are antennas, try moving them. If you can move it to a more central location in your home or office, that may help. If you can place it higher up than at desk level or floor level, that would help, One last suggestion, reboot your router periodically. Just pull the power cord out and let it stay off a few minutes, then plug it back in.