Archive | Autumn 2015

Microsoft Office

Microsoft have released a series of free Apps for Android which reflect their main office software, namely Word, Excel, Outlook, Onenote and Powerpoint. You have to download them individually from the Play Store. When you have downloaded the app you are asked to set up a microsoft account.which you can skip.  This means that you […]

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Apps and how to get them

We have installed some apps on the tablets a few weeks ago.  There are millions of apps that you can install and not all of them are on the Google Play store.  However, if you choose to install an app from somewhere else, you need to be sure it is reputable and does not contain […]

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Flickr – 2015

Flickr (stylized as flickr and pronounced “flicker”) is an image hosting and video hosting website, and web services suite that was acquired by Yahoo in 2005. In addition to being a popular website for users to share and embed personal photographs, and effectively anonline community, the service is widely used by photo researchers and by bloggers to host images that they embed in blogs and social media. Learn about […]

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Banking Apps

Virtually every bank now has a banking app.  They all take security very seriously and have different approaches.  It is up to you to consider if you feel that you can manage your banking on a tablet.  If you do use a banking app, it is advisable also to have a password to unlock your […]

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Deezer and Spotify and more

There are a number of services/apps which offer you online streaming music.  They allow you to choose different types of music and can be tailored to your tastes.  They come in paid and free versions, the free versions having a lower quality and adverts. The music comes to you over the internet using a technique […]

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Taking pictures on the Galaxy tab

Most tablets have either one or two cameras on them, one facing you and one facing away.  The one facing away is normally the one which can produce better quality. A picture taken on a tablet is taken digitally and then stored on your tablet.  You can then view it, do some basic editing and […]

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Google Hangouts – video calls

Google Hangouts is a way of communicating with people via instant messaging, video chat, SMS and VOIP.  It has been designed to bring all the communication tools into one place. It may already be installed on your device, if not, go to the play store and install it. Then go through the different explanation screens. You […]

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Skype enables voice and video communication over the internet.  Really it’s an internet video phone and is owned by Microsoft.  It’s free for communicating with other Skype users, but it is chargeable if you make call to non Skype devices (e.g. landlines). Firstly download and install Skype from the play store. Create an account.  It […]

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Medical session

Having had the first hour today with and explanation of a local surgery’s website and how to use online services, we can now look at other resources that may be useful on the tablet and then put them all in a folder clled health. Firstly can you put the surgery links onto the desktop and […]

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Buying a tablet in 2015

The general rules for buying a tablet are the same whenever you do it.  Tablets, as with any technology always aim to be superceded, often within a year.  Currently there is a perceived “lull” in new technologies meaning that the latest devices are faster and have better cameras and screens, but basically do pretty much […]

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