Tips

Getting More Out of Your Apple iPad

Tips & Tricks: Getting More Out of Your Apple iPad The iPad is a great device, combining the features of a laptop, phone and media player, all in one portable unit. Here are a few tricks and hints to make sure you’re optimizing the use of your iPad. Set up a password Before getting started, …

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Search Newer, Search Better in Google

Search Better in Google How can we search better in google? Simple Google searches might seem like “Internet 101”, but there are inevitably some new tricks and tips you can learn to make your searches more effective. The information on the internet is constantly being updated, therefore rending many pages redundant on a second-by-second basis. …

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Saving Your Favorite Sites

It is an easy process to save your favorite websites in all browsers.  Browsers are able to save a shortcut which when clicked on again will direct you back to the webpage you have saved.  In some programs this is called a bookmark, and in others, a favorite.  The title, URL and favicon are saved …

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Same Same: Using Synonyms in Google

You can always get more out of a Google search by using simple tricks and tips to refine your results. Google links with an infinite number of sites, meaning that finding what you need in a search can be challenging. One useful trick is to use the ‘~’ symbol (known as a ‘tilde’) to search …

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Buying a Mobile Device? Take Care!

We see great bargains for mobile devices advertised everywhere and although they can be very tempting, check carefully that the device you are buying suits your needs, is genuine and will function correctly when you get it home. Is the device new of second-hand? If new, remember… Always use a known dealership and provider; if …

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Using the Address Box

The web address of the page you are currently viewing appears on the ‘address box’; this is the text box near the top of the window, and is recognized by the ’http://’ at the start of the field. When you move onto a new page, the information in the field will change accordingly. This field …

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Stay Safe and Log-Off

Being always connected to the internet (via cable, broadband or another method) has its draw backs when it comes to security. While you’re connected, there’s always a risk of someone else peeking inside your computer. Even if you already take antivirus and firewall precautions, you may still want to know how to switch-off when you …

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