Bruce M. Gale, PhD

1,828 Flips | 3 Magazines | 17 Likes | 184 Followers | @bmgphd | Dr. Gale is a clinical psychologist in practice in Encino, California where he directs the LUNCH Groups® social skills program, serving children, teens, and adults (Adults in Encino and West Los Angeles). He also conducts psychoeducational assessments, and, through his company, BehaviorTech Solutions, provides assessment and treatment tools, plus technology training to mental health and educational professionals and families.

What we know about Google’s Duplex demo so far

The highlight of Google’s I/O keynote earlier this month was the reveal of Duplex, a system that can make calls to set up a salon appointment or a restaurant reservation for you by calling those places, chatting with a human and getting the job done. That demo drew lots of laughs at the keynote, …

Google Duplex

But what if mentally ill refuse help?

My cousin Roger was a gifted person who held a master’s degree in architectural engineering. He had a passion for inventing or developing products …

Mental Health

Google and the Rise of 'Digital Well-Being'

On a recent vacation, Sameer Samat was settling into his hotel when his partner asked to see his phone. As he handed it over, she promptly walked to …

Silicon Valley

How to Enable Gmail's New Offline Mode

A few weeks ago Google announced a host of updates and tweaks to Gmail, including the ability to read and respond to messages while you’re offline. A …

Google

For PayPal, the Choice Is Clear

PayPal's Customer Choice initiatives are driving the company's growing network effect.<p>When <b>PayPal Holdings Inc.</b> (NASDAQ:PYPL) reported its …

FinTech

Google makes it easier to delete the search, browsing and viewing history it keeps on you

Google is making it easier to see the search, browsing and YouTube viewing history it keeps on you, to delete any items you don’t want included, and to stop the company from logging your activity in future …<p>It’s doing this to comply with new European privacy regulations, known as the General Data …

Google

How to Make a Website that Influences People: 9 Web Design Psychology Tips [Infographic]

Are you looking for ways to improve your business website? Want to use web design psychology to convince more visitors to do business with you?<p>SSls …

Infographics

How to invoke split screen on iPad with iOS 11

With iOS 11, Apple supercharged the way how users. It came with many additions including a revamp to split screen multitasking. Gone is the swipe over and pick from a hideous and unintuitive app picker.<p>Follow along as we walk you through how to invoke and use split screen multitasking on the iPad …

Apps

How to organize your to-do list with Google Tasks

This guide shows you how to install and use the task manager Google Tasks, and explains why it might be the best task-master on the market.<p>I've used …

Time Management

Tony Fadell is worried about smartphone addiction

This weekend, former Apple engineer and consumer gadget legend Tony Fadell penned an op-ed for Wired. In it, he argued that smartphone manufacturers need to do a better job of educating users about how often they use their mobile phones, and the resulting dangers that overuse might bring about.<p>Take …

Why you are at risk if you use SMS for two-step verification

Do two-step verification the right way to keep hackers at bay.<p>Google this month began moving people away from receiving two-step verification codes via SMS. Starting last week when signing into your account, you may have received an invite from Google to start receiving prompts via the Google app …

Codes

Five Useful Mac Apps Worth Checking Out - April 2018

Apps designed for the Mac don't typically receive as much attention as apps for iOS devices, so we've launched a monthly series that highlights useful, interesting Mac apps that are worth checking out.<p>This month's app selection, outlined in the video and the post below, includes apps for managing …

Apps

Google's new Tasks app gets the job done, but just barely

Along with its Gmail design overhaul yesterday, Google relaunched its Tasks app. It’s now available within your Gmail inbox when you activate the new interface, as well as on Android and iOS.<p>Sadly, it’s as barebones as any to-do app I’ve ever used. I’m all for apps that keep things simple and don’t …

Apps

Google’s new Gmail aims to hit Microsoft where it hurts

It’s all business<p>Google unveiled a new Gmail design this week, overhauling its free email service with new features and a fresh look. Beyond the new design, smart replies, and email snooze features that regular Gmail users will enjoy, Google is adding in some smart business-focused features …

Gmail

YouTube Gets New Parental Controls: How to Use Them

YouTube Kids aims to provide a safer space for viewing content, but not all of its videos have been manually watched and reviewed. And while …

Consumer Tech

Parents Will Have Control Over What Kids Watch On YouTube With New Tighter Controls

'We’re putting parents in the driver’s seat like never before.'<p>Google is improving settings on its YouTube Kids app to give parents more control over …

Kids

Help! My Kids Won't Stop "Phubbing" Me and I Seriously Can't Stand It

It's seriously one of the most annoying things on the planet: you're trying to have a serious conversation with one of your kids and they don't make eye contact with you once. Why? Because their eyeballs are literally glued to their phones. And while you may want to snatch your tween's iPhone right …

Text Messaging

PSA: There’s a new fake Flash Player installer for Macs, and it’s nastier than usual

Macs are not immune to malware, but they are pretty well-protected. By default, macOS won’t allow unrecognized apps to be installed, and it needs the user to agree to override this. Even when they are installed, sandboxing limits the damage that can be done, which is why most Mac malware is …

Operating Systems

Say hello to the new Gmail with self-destructing messages, email snoozing and more

Today, Google is launching the biggest revamp of Gmail in years. The company is bringing to the flagship Gmail service many (but not all) of the features it trialed in Inbox for Gmail, and adding a few new ones, too. With those new features, which we first reported earlier this month, the company …

Apps

Schools are removing analogue clocks from exam halls as teenagers 'cannot tell the time'

Schools are removing analogue clocks from examination halls because teenagers are unable to tell the time, a head teachers’ union has said.<p>Teachers are now installing digital devices after pupils sitting their GCSE and A-level exams complained that they were struggling to read the correct time on …

NHS trust

The 10 Best Landing Page Builders to Make One Page Websites

You’ve built something new. After planning and polishing, you’re ready to share it with the world.A tweet or Facebook post is not enough. That might …

Web Design

Why You Should be Reading Books Every Day, According to Science

It's a habit that's beneficial on several levels.<p>According to the Pew Research Center, more than a quarter--26 percent--of American adults have not read even part of a book within the past year. It's a shame considering that researchers have found reading is beneficial in many ways.<p>1. Reading …

University of London

AI Has Already Started Reshaping Special Education

Educational technology is not a new concept, technology has been widely used in education for decades. However, like in every other area of our lives from shopping to the dating, AI has infiltrated in education and started to be taking it one step further.<p>Nowadays, there are plenty of AI based …

Artificial Intelligence

Cyberbullying makes young people twice as likely to self harm or attempt suicide

Cyberbullying makes young people more than twice as likely to self harm or attempt suicide, a major new study has shown.<p>The growth of social media has left many youngsters vulnerable to online bullying, which can include sending threatening, humiliating of intimidating messages or posting hurtful …

Safeguards for social media ‘inadequate’, says Jeremy Hunt

Health secretary calls big tech firms ‘irresponsible’ for failing to improve online security controls<p>The health secretary Jeremy Hunt launched a blistering attack on Sunday on social media companies for “turning a blind eye” to emotional problems and mental health damage suffered by children who …

Social Media

What to Do With Your Old Laptop

If you've got an old laptop collecting dust in your home, you're not alone. In a survey conducted last spring by the Consumer Reports Survey Group, a …

Google's Safe Browsing now comes integrated into Android apps

Google's Safe Browsing can now protect you from phishing attempts and harmful programs even if you're not visiting websites on Chrome. Google Play Protect has added Safe Browsing to WebView, the component that allows Android apps to display web content, by default. Since developers don't have to do …

Gmail for iOS now receives 2-Step Verification Prompts, new default over Google app

Last year, Google replaced SMS as the default 2-Step Verification method for users with device-based Prompts. Built into Android at a system-level, iOS users were instructed to install the Google app for two-factor authentication when logging in. To increase adoption, Google is now making 2SV …

Plover lets you share files between any devices over Wi-Fi, AirDrop-style

Apple’s AirDrop service is great for beaming files between your iOS and Mac devices over Wi-Fi – but it sadly doesn’t work with other platforms. Thankfully, a bunch of young developers have built a handy tool to make it just as easy to transfer files over your local network, using anything that has …

What Parents Need to Know About Teen Mental Health

It can be scary to think of your teen developing a mental health issue. But, just like it's important to monitor your teen's physical health, it’s …