Monday, July 9, 2018

Google Maps Platform No Longer Free

Very soon, your Google Maps may result in degraded experience if you don't act now.  Google Maps Platform arrives with pay-as-you-go billing.  To ensure your map in high resolution or no interruption, you must pay unless your usages are at Google "free tier" (monthly US$200 free credit).

Starting on July 16, 2018, to access Google Map APIs, you need a Google Cloud Platform billing account, besides a valid API key,  This change was originally set to Jun 11.  To provide more lead time, the effective date now is on July 16, 2018, next Monday!

To learn about the pricing, see

If you are new, go to get key and.set up a billing account.

If you have already had a key, see Google Guide for Existing Users.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

How to change default currency in PayPal

Log in onto your PayPal account.  At the top, select Wallet.
Then select Details and then wait 1 or 2 seconds for next popup to manage your preferred currencies.

At the popup page, select Manage currencies.

By default, there is a least one currency,  You can add more currencies as wish.
Click the checkbox to select your primary currency and then Make Primary to set default if there are more than one currency to manage.