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 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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Mushroom Apps – Should You Use Them

Should you be relying on an app to tell you if a mushroom is edible , no should be the answer that comes to mind. There are numerous mushroom identification apps but they are all marketed with varying degrees of responsibility. When I searched the iTunes store, some mushroom identification apps included disclaimers that you shouldn’t rely on it to tell you what’s edible others did not. However at the other end of the spectrum is an Android app called Edible Fungi that claims all you need is “a good identification guide and a dash of common sense” to decide what to eat. So if you need an app to decide which mushroom is ok to eat you really should stick to the traditional ways of buying mushrooms , fruit & veg stores and the supermarket.

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Listen To The Radio With RadioApp

A great new app has been launched to listen to Australian Radio – RadioApp RadioApp is available for iOS – iPhone and Android  RadioApp also loads quickly with a great interface. You can swipe to listen to your radio stations by swiping right and can add all your favourites to a list. So why do i like this app? It just works , just add your favourite stations in , swipe right to go through your list ( just like a certain dating app I am told ) , add in new stations and it starts quickly. Remember it relies on streaming from the station which occasionally can go down. It is an intuitive app and that is a sign of a good app , simple to use and to get it to work exactly how you should think it should work , I don’t have to go through a… Read More

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App Of The Week – Google Trips – Travel Planning App

Google Trips is now out for Apple iOS devices and Android devices and will scan your emails for holiday reservations add them to the app with all details about reservations and airline flights. There is then a page on the app with  Reservations Things to do  Day Plans  Food & Drink  Getting Around  Need To Know – great for emergencies – knowing about doctors and clinics – shopping and money The app can be kept up to date with any changes to your plans with any change that come into your inbox  A very useful app and there is further information in the links below  Google Trips

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5 Security Tips For Android Smartphone Users

Running Android On Your Smartphone – Here Are Some Tips To Keep You Secure Stop clicking links in SMS and MMS If you have not kept your device up to date , then you can be infected with malware if you click those links Keep your device up to date – check for updates to Android in settings on your device Updates only come from the Google Play Store or from settings , not from random pop ups Only get apps from the Google Play Store – you can turn this on in your device Do not click links in pop ups from apps – they could lead you to install unwanted apps Do not go to sites that promise free music or movies – clicking links on these sites can result in malware on your device

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This Week On Talk Tech – W/C 23rd Nov

Due to me taking a few days off we have the segment from PowerFM this week where we talk ” On This Week In Technology ” the ‘ Crap App Of The Week ” –  Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:”Table Normal”; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:””; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0cm; mso-para-margin-right:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:6.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0cm; line-height:107%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:15.0pt; font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; color:#595959; mso-themecolor:text1; mso-themetint:166; mso-fareast-language:JA;}12 Days of Christmas – Polk Street Press Singalong and the latest tech news.

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Google Photos For Your Computer , Tablet , Smartphone

Google have released Google photos to keep your photos organised and stored for all your devices. Google Photos can be accessed from your Google account on your browser for your computer  The Google Photos app can be installed on your smartphone, tablet  ( iOS or Android ) and means that you can access all your photos across all devices. You can upload all your photos to Google then have access to them and be assured that you have a backup copy of all your photos. Google also include a “Photo Uploader ” that you can install that will search your computer for photos to upload. More information can be found here: Google Photos Google Photos Review  Google Photos Is Your New Essential Picture App

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What I Discussed on Radio – Adelaide Techguy – W/C 21st July – Updated

Mystery Software Will Not Fix your Computer  There are still people that think that downloading some sort of mystery program such as a registry cleaner , speed up my pc etc will fix there computer problems  THEY WILL NOT  Don’t waste your money , time or your computer by buying or downloading these. We Exist On An A Need To Know Basis And In Business Here Are Some Things You Need To Know I have seen 2 businesses grind to a halt over not knowing details about their online Who hosts your domain ? / Can you login and see your details Can you access your emails online / Who has my email account / What’s my email password? What if the person who designed my website and has all this information disappears? If you are listed on Google ( and you should be , check that your details are… Read More

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