Google Photos For Your Computer , Tablet , Smartphone

Google Photos is a great way to back up your photos on your computer , tablet and smartphone , whether it is on the Windows , Mac or Android platforms Remember it is free to upload and use the service as long as you have a Google Account It will also help you save space on your smartphone / tablet if you are running out of room. I encourage everyone to install Google photos across all there devices , then all your photos will be combined into one collection. Now they have introduced OCR – optical character recognition – the ability to find words in photos This new capability will make it possible for you to locate a screenshot you took of your new password or that street sign on your trip to Europe and allow you to translate that sign. You can now search with simple keywords and then… Read More

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Android Phones – Are You Suffering From PopUps

Andriod users seem to be inflicted ” sometimes ” with pop ups and ads from strange websites on their smartphones , so what can you do about this ? First go to your internet browser on your smartphone and clear your browser history and everything it stores , also clear any saved websites you have. Here is a link from Samsung to assist:How do I clear the cache, history, or cookies on the internet browser on Galaxy device? Next look for rubbishy apps such as cleaning apps and delete them as they are not needed and really if it didn’t come with your Android phone you probably don’t need it. This should get your phone back to normal If not make sure you have backed your phone up to Google then wipe and reinstall on your phone

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Google WiFi – Great Coverage – Great Device – Plus Parental Controls

Looking to expand Wi-Fi coverage throughout your home or business and have parental controls if you need them. Then try Google Wi-Fi which uses a mesh network to distribute the internet via Wi-FI What is a mesh network? Google Wifi uses what’s called a mesh network to provide Wi-Fi. A mesh network is a group of devices that act as a single Wi-Fi network; so there are multiple sources of Wi-Fi around your house, instead of just a single router. These Wi-Fi sources are called Wi-Fi points. Since Wi-Fi is broadcast from each Wi-Fi point (and not just a single router), it can provide better coverage over a wider space. The more Wi-Fi points you have, the more you can spread them around your house for better Wi-Fi. And all Wi-Fi points are connected to each other wirelessly. (No need to run ethernet cables all throughout your house!) As long as they… Read More

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Android Apps That You Need To Remove

Android users need to read a great article from Lifehacker discussing Android Apps that if you have downloaded them , you need to remove them. “A stack of dodgy apps have been identified in the Google Play Store. The apps, discovered by Sophos, have since been taken down but were downloaded by millions of users before Google took action. Here’s the list. These apps all look legit on the surface but they’ll suck the juice out of your phone’s battery and load invisible ads. Not only do you need to rush to the charger more often but advertisers are being duped into thinking people are clicking on their ads. Some are exceedingly popular and started out as genuine apps but were ‘Trojanised’ by a third party. For example, a flashlight app dubbed Sparkle FlashLight was downloaded over a million times alone” You can find the article and the list here:MALWARE ALERT: Delete… Read More

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