Archive | Spring 2017

File Managers

File Commander: File Manager Astro Total Commander Uninstalling Uninstalling apps from your tablet does not uninstall them from your account.  To do so you must go to play store and then find “my apps”, choose all and then you can delete any that have a grey cross on the right hand side… you do not […]

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SD cards and tablet storage

A Secure Digital card (SD card) is a kind of memory card. Such cards are often used to store images or data in digital cameras. There are different capacities between 4 Megabytes and 512  gigabytescurrently. The card has a rectangular design, but one edge is chipped off. This means that the cards cannot be inserted […]

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Kindle and audio books

Kindle is an Android  allows you to read books on your device.  Iit’s Amazon’s way of getting you to use their service without having to buy a Kindle! There are loads of free books, but to use the app you will need to be logged in. Install it on the tablets, and then set it […]

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Google Keep

The ultimate post it app. It works on Android, iPhone and a PC. Set reminders by date or location Pin to the top Colour them Create a to do list or checklist Colaborate to share lists Labels – a way to categorise your notes talk the note Set up the keep widget. Set up a […]

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The Internet

Websites names IP addresseses and DNS Install IP address finder where are the servers for Google.com microsoft.com apple.com bbc.co.uk boot-it.org.uk adidas.com adidas.co.uk nissan.co.uk nissan.com and your most used websites?      

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Broadband and WiFi revisited

Most of you will have braodband at home, but what is it, what are the different trypes and what speed should you get? Broadband Fibre Speed in your area Wifi what do the following terms mean? WAN LAN SSID WEP (Wireless Encryption Protocol) WPA 2 (WiFi Protected Access)/PSK Channels Wireless 5G Fifth generation wireless is […]

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What is Android

Android is the name of the mobile operating system owned by Google. It most commonly comes installed on a variety of smartphones and tablets from a host of manufacturers offering users access to Google’s own services like Search, YouTube, Maps, Gmail and more. Android devices are highly customisable and can be altered to suit your […]

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Security, viruses and phishing

Historically carried over from the old PC world, a “virus” is a program that replicates itself by attaching to another program.  Virus has become a popular term to refer to all types of malicious software (malware) on computers. In the case of smartphones and tablets, in general, malware that replicate itself like a PC virus […]

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