How to do an lmage Search on Google ( Mobile)

The Google search engine on your mobile  phone is a portable version but still has all the necessary  features to enable you to perform a good search.

Of course you can still access the desktop version of google search on your mobile phone.However, you may have to do a lot of panning and zooming depending on your screen size.

This article briefly describes how you can do image search using google search mobile.

There are 2 ways you can access google image search. You can either go to google.com then click, images  at the top of your screen. Or, just directly go to images.google.com. Even if you entered image.google.com, Google will still take you to image search.

In the image search bar you can type the title of the picture you want to search for.

Google search engine is very smart. For instance you can go beyond just searching for a type of picture. You can type both the title of the picture and the file type and click search. Let say you want to search for pictures of sand, in addition you also want the file type to be png. Then just type sand png in the search bar and images of different types of sand with file type png will be returned.

You can still go a step further and type; sand png 1280 x 720px in the search bar. The search engine will return different sand images of file type png and size 1280 × 720 pixels.

When you click on an image result, you will be given the option to visit the website that has the picture. If you click and hold the picture, you will be given the option to download the image.

Google has other tools that can help refine your image search. Just take a good look at all the options available. Picking the settings icon at the top left just before the picture results will give you the option of searching only pictures with creative common license. That is, pictures you can reuse without having copyright issues.

Also note that once you perform an image search, other search categories such as videos, maps, books, etc become available.

There is so much more you can do with google image search and indeed google search engine as a whole. I have written this short article to give insight. Feel free to explore google search and get the search you want.

Your Internet Safety Tips

Browsing the internet is fun. But it can also be a source of nightmares. Below are things you should be very careful of when online;

  1. Be very careful how you publish your personal information. Be very private with your location, email address, phone number, date of birth etc. Make sure websites that ask for personal information are trusted ones that won’t misuse the information to bring you harm.
  2.  Be careful of images & videos you post. Make sure you examine and censor them before uploading online. Note that once online these things are very hard to delete.
  3. Make sure messages you post online don’t contain abusive, defamatory, hate speech and the likes. It can get you into serious trouble.
  4. If you are a blogger, be careful what you publish. Your integrity is staked on this. Always research, verify information or article before you publish online. You can be held liable for misinformation.
  5. If you make a friend online and want to meet the person physically, be security wise. It is advisable you do not go alone. 
  6. Avoid adverts that are too good to be true. Hackers use this trick to get private information such as passwords from victims.

How to Respond to Cyberbullying

What is Cyberbullying 

First of all I will start by defining Cyber Bullying. Cyber Bullying is when someone sends abusive or insultive words or messages to you by electronic means. For instance, someone can send threats or  insultive words to your phone through your social media accounts such as facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Text message, Anonymous or non anonymous phone call and so on. Anyone can be cyberbullied, however this phenomenon is usually common among popular figures, such as sports men and women, politicians, religious figures and so on.

How to respond to Cyberbullying. 

The best way to respond to Cyberbullying is to block the person on the online platform which he/she uses to send those messages. For example if you are being bullied through a phone call you can block the  person’s number or numbers. This will prevent further calls or text messages from that person. Similarly, on online social networks such as Twitter and Facebook you can block any person from sending messages to you. The process is easy. All social networking sites have instructions on how to block and unblock accounts of people from sending messages to you.

If the Cyberbullying is done anonymously, or the person uses fake accounts to send messages, take a step further by reporting the situation to the administrators of the online plateform.

About Cookies

HTML cookies are some kind of data that is stored on your computer/ phone through your web browser while browsing. Cookies stores information such as your browsing history, and other kind of information which make you have a good browsing experience.

One good thing about cookies is that it can help you to quickly fill form online on a website using information you have previously entered in another website.

Some people don’t like cookies because it records their browsing history or make some other people log on to a website they have previously visited on their computer because it auto filled the login details for them.

You can control how cookies work or even disable it completely. However disabling cookies isn’t recommended. Some websites may not even work at all if cookies is not enabled.

To control how HTML cookies work, visit the help page of your browser.

How to control Cookies in Google Chrome

Click the 3 dots icon at the top right of the browser window.

Select Settings.

Scroll down to the bottom and click, site settings, in the advanced section.

Then click Cookies, there you will be given options to control how cookies should work for you.