Archive | Summer 2016

Which apps to choose 2016

We have looked at choosing apps before: How do I know which app to choose? 10 of the best money saving apps Microsoft Word/Office apps Banking Apps File Management Apps Sound Apps Meter Reading apps Apps for older people Apps to explore And they keep on changing, updating and coming up with new things for […]

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Revision exercise

We have covered many a complicated topic over the past 10 weeks, but we need to be sure of the basics, so we will be going over many of the standard aspects of working with a tablet. 1 The anatomy of the tablet size of your tablet buttons – what do they do USB port […]

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Know the contents of your apps folder

The apps icon is where you find all the apps which are installed on your tablet.  These apps do not appear on your desktop automatically (although most that you instal manually do).  To get them to appear on your desktop, press and hold the app and then move it to whichever screen you want.  Note […]

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What do those icons mean?

Using icons is supposed to make our lives easier as the tiny shape is supposed to represent a “state” or an action.  Although not definitive, this link provides a comprehensive list of what they all mean: https://design.google.com/icons/ Since this list is provided by Google and they make android we can only assume that it is […]

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Broadband updated

We have covered much of this in previous sessions, but as a refresher… Broadband Broadband and WiFi revisited what are the speeds like around here? http://www.broadbandspeedchecker.co.uk/broadband_speed_in_my_area_v2.aspx Fibre optic broadband (usually shortened to ‘fibre broadband’) is the future of broadband. Currently, two forms of fibre broadband are being rolled out by BT: Fibre to the Cabinet […]

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Having a phone number on your tablet

Some tablets come with a SIM card which automatically gives you a phone number.  However, this is not common and it can be useful to have a phone number to send and receive texts. There are a number of text services/apps available for android and iPad On an iPad, try Text Free with Textfree or […]

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Facebook Security

When you use Facebook you have to prove that you are a bona fide person.  This is commonly verified by using your mobile phone number and having a verification text sent to it. Adding your phone number to your account will help keep your account secure, make it easier for you to connect with friends […]

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Searching the Internet

You search the internet using a serach engine which is basically a massive indexing system which has a record of key words from every website.  There are loads of search engines which you can use.  Googling is synonymous with searching and is now a verb in the Oxford Dictionary but Google is only one company […]

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Facebook tips and tricks

Stay safe: http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/feature/security/how-stay-safe-on-social-networks-3455041/ Security tips: http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/feature/mobile-phone/top-6-security-tips-keep-your-smartphone-your-data-safe-3449851/ 1. Use Facebook reactions 2. Reply to comments with a video 3. Download Facebook data 4. Make photo albums available offline 5. Get US Facebook apps in the UK 6. Stop Facebook videos autoplaying 7. Watch your Facebook Lookback video 8. Display a nickname or maiden name 9. Block app […]

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