Yesterday Amazon activated a new feature in their Ring Security System and Echo smart speakers. This allows a tiny portion of your internet bandwidth to be shared with your neighbors in order to extend both your own wifi and your neighbors wifi for those devices.
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There is now the option to setup individual profiles in Google Chrome so that each person can save their own bookmarks and personalizations, but still switch easily and quickly between them. It can also be really useful if you use your laptop for work and want to switch off at the weekends.
Do you get frustrated having to put multiple links in your social media? Linktree is a single link that you can use to connect your audience to all of your online presence. This is especially useful on Instagram where you can post one link in your bio. Not just for business either, create your Linktree URL and connect anything of interest. Recipes, blogs, YouTube videos, Websites... the possibilities are endless and best of all, the basic version is FREE!
AirDrop is a really quick way to share photos, documents and even Web Pages between Apple products.
In Safari you can choose between having bookmarks, of your favorite websites, displayed on the left of the screen and/or at the top of the screen (favorites only). Bookmarks Sidebar To turn on the Bookmarks SidebarSelect View - Show Bookmarks SidebarTo turn off the Bookmarks SidebarSelect View - Hide Sidebar Favorites Bar To turn on … Continue reading Safari Bookmarks & Favorites
Did you know you you can search a webpage? See all your downloads on one browser screen? Quickly switch between open Tabs? Here is a list of all the useful shortcut key combinations available when using Chrome and Safari Web Browsers.
Are your passwords secure? I listened to a really interesting book recently about hacking... one of the most interesting things this book talked about was how easy passwords are to crack. So here are my top password tips: DON'T WRITE DOWN YOUR PASSWORDDON'T SAVE YOUR PASSWORD IN A FILE ON YOUR COMPUTERDON'T USE WORDS FROM … Continue reading Keychain & Passwords
Parents - Don't have a scanner at home? Kids need to send scanned copies of their work to the teacher? No problem! The Notes App which comes with your iPhone or iPad as standard has the option to Scan Documents straight into your Files or an email.
I see so many people in FaceBook Groups post the word "Following" in the comments under something they are interested in. Thanks to a super useful feature, this is no longer necessary, you can turn on notifications for specific posts you are interested in and FaceBook will let you know when that post is updated or additional comments are added.
Every time you download something on your Mac it disappears into the depths of the Downloads folder and finding it, if you don't have it sorted correctly, can be a real pain. Here is a quick guide on how to sort documents in your Finder to make them easier to Find! You will usually find … Continue reading How to find your Downloads (Mac)
Searching for a word or content on a webpage isn't particularly intuitive on the iPhone. If you need to do this here is a quick guide.
Have you checked your privacy settings recently?
Probably the most frustrating thing when using the Internet is trying to remember hundreds of different passwords (as we all know by now that we shouldn't set them to be the same for everything!) There are many schools of thought on password strategies to help you remember your passwords, however the invention of Keychain on … Continue reading Saving Passwords
Did you know that you can put just the icon for the website you want to save in the bookmark bar?
When you buy through links on our site we may earn a small commission. Click here for details. Since my post the other day, I was asked about which wireless headphones we are using for our kids online school. Our older kids use AirPods which they love and connect easily, to either their School Laptop (Dell) … Continue reading Kids Wireless Headphones
If you have many old and expired credit cards saved in your web browser, getting rid of them is pretty straightforward. Instructions for both Safari and Chrome web browsers are included below.
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Updating Your Address in Web Browsers. If you have just moved home, have an old address, or the wrong address setup in the autofill option for your web browsers it can be very frustrating. Setting this up correctly can save you a lot of time if you have to complete forms online.