Monitor Your Data Usage on Your Android Smartphone With Datally

Google have a new app Datally that will enable users to monitor and control their data usage. Datally can help you control data usage on an app-by-app basis. It allows you to limit data usage on specific apps. Datally allow you to see real-time app data usage, and block an app’s data usage if things get out of control. You will now discover what apps use the most data over time. Datally also has a WiFi finder and will invite you to rate the networks you connect to. Datally can be found on the Google Play Store

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Google WiFi – Is It The Answer To Getting WiFi Throughout Your Home Or Office

I picked up a 3 pack of Google WiFi for my home from Harvey Norman as I have a long home that has parts that struggle to get a steady and consistent WiFi . I have used extenders that work to a point but was always after something better. Google Wifi is a wireless router , that connects to your internet connection and transmits using a mesh network . Google WiFi gives seamless coverage throughout your home or small business. Google achieves this by allowing you to join multiple Google Wifi units together to ensure there isn’t a single dead zone in your location- a mesh network. In a wireless mesh network, only one node ( the Google WiFi router ) is wired to an internet modem. The wired node then shares its Internet connection wirelessly with other nodes ( more Google WiFi points) in its vicinity. Setup was via… Read More

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Google Chrome Not Running As It Should – Try The Chrome Cleanup Tool

So you have been using Google Chrome for a while and suddenly it is not working the way it used to. You can reset it but you could also use the Chrome Cleanup Tool The Chrome Cleanup Tool will: “Scan and remove software that may cause problems with Chrome, such as crashes, unusual startup pages or toolbars, unexpected ads you can’t get rid of, or otherwise changing your browsing experience” The Chrome Cleanup tool can be downloaded from this link : Chrome Cleanup Tool

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Battery Draining Quickly On Your Smartphone – Whats Using It

So why do our batteries run down so quickly on our smartphones and what is using our battery life. Well both iOS and Android can show the apps that are using up your battery. On iOS open the Settings app and tap on “Battery.” You’ll see a list of apps which will show in order of how much battery they’ve consumed either the last 24 hours and over the last week. There’s also a clock icon to the right that will tell you exactly how long each app has been running on screen and in the background. When you go to the bottom of this screen, you’ll see the total usage time since the last full charge and the time that the phone was in standby. Android users should open the Settings app from the app drawer and open the “Battery” option. This tells you the apps that have consumed… Read More

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Google Home Is Now Here – And Its Great

Google Home, the voice-activated speaker which powered by the Google Assistant is out now . Google Home is available from Harvey Norman , Telstra and some major retailers at a cost of $199 With a simple “Ok Google”, Google Home will respond with answers to your questions , let you turn up the music that you can get it to play from Google Music , Spotify or YouTube. With Google Home you can keep up with your calendar , use it to manage your everyday tasks , play and pause the radio ( you just say Ok Google play – FIVEaa  Adelaide  or even turn on or adjust your compatible smart lights if you have them. Sound quality and voice recognition is excellent. A full list of functions of the Google Home can be found here : Google Home  Google Home works seamlessly with your internet connection. You will need… Read More

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You Cannot Call Google

If you have an issue with Gmail or your other free Google services and need help , you cannot ring them. Google support is through a dedicated page – Google Support – and it does not include a support number. However if you do a search for Google support you will see some ” businesses ” that claim to be from Google. Calling numbers like the ones below can lead you to being charged exorbitant amounts of money after they log into your computer ( do not allow this !)

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Hell Has Frozen Over – I Have Moved To The Samsung S8 Plus

I have now been using my new smartphone the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus for a week now and it is time to pass an opinion. I have used an iPhone 7 Plus since its release but over the last few years I would get the Samsung Galaxy smartphones – test them – then pass it on and go back to my iPhone. This time around though I have kept using the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus and have no intention of giving it up. Here is why: It is a gorgeous device – surely the best designed visually appealing smartphone they have made The screen is superb – really superb , with the wrap around screen – and it goes to the edge of the device Battery life is excellent – I can use the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus all day – not charge it – then get up the next… Read More

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Ways To Stay Secure When Using Android

Lets look at ways to keep your Android phone / device secure Lock your phone – create a pin or use the fingerprint reader Practise using the Android Device Manager to locate your phone Make sure the “ unknown sources “ is disabled in your Android settings as this will not allow you to install from “ third party sites “ that maybe shady Keep your phone updated , both apps from the Google Play Store and system updates Turn on Google Chromes Safe browsing feature in Chrome on your Android device and don’t use the other browsers –  To check if you’re already using it, just head over to the Settings -> Privacy menu in Chrome on Android.

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