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Forget Where You Parked?

Forget Where You Parked?

I have a terrible memory and no sense of direction.* I get lost in department stores, my mind goes blank when I'm handed a map and  I forget where I parked my car on an almost daily basis. I recently discovered a feature in Apple Maps that has solved the lost problem....

“Download This App!” Say Police

“Download This App!” Say Police

If you're lost in the desert, stuck on a mountain or adrift at sea the what3names App can identify and relay exactly where you are. It's so accurate . . .  police in the United Kingdom are asking all smart phone users to download it. How did this happen? What3words...

Tap To Save Your Life

Tap To Save Your Life

If you flip your car, set yourself on fire or put your hand in a blender . . . it's a good bet you'll pass out. When emergency responders arrive, they'll search your body for information that can identify you and provide information on any existing medical conditions....

What’s My Password?

What’s My Password?

What You Need to Know: All sign ins have two components: User Name - Often an email, but some sites allow proper names or nicknames. Password - The thing you keep forgetting. General Rules: Don't keep passwords in Contacts. It provides no security. Don't stress about...

Should I Update?

Should I Update?

When I'm in people's homes working on a Mac or an iPhone problem, I'm often asked... "Should I update?" Many also say "Would you like a cup of coffee?" The answer to both questions is the same... but if you are not the coffee offering type, you should read on. First,...

Don’t Upgrade To Catalina. . . Yet

Don’t Upgrade To Catalina. . . Yet

macOS 10.15 Catalina arrives this month. If you upgrade before reading this, you may regret it. With any upgrade, the usual safety procedures apply, but with Catalina there is another consideration. All versions of OX and macOS up to 10.14 Mojave run 32 and 64 bit...

Should I Turn My Mac Off?

Should I Turn My Mac Off?

The kids are finally in bed, your better half is snoozing and the cat is sprawled out on the sofa. Before you turn in . . . don't forget. Turn off the computer. This is important. A Mac left on . . .  it's like having a badly built high explosive IED in your house....

You Know About The Buttons?

You Know About The Buttons?

At the top left hand corner of every open window on an Apple Mac there are three buttons: one red, one orange and one green. Don't take my word for it. Have a look. They're called window buttons and here's what they do: Red - Click and the window closes. With a few...

New iPhones. What To Do?

New iPhones. What To Do?

Yesterday, Apple announced the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro,  10.2" iPad  and Watch series 5. Like the iPhone 10, the Pro and the 11 dip heavily into what's known as computational photography. In simple terms, this is where the 'processor' in an iPhone takes an image and...

Forget Where You Parked?

Forget Where You Parked?

I have a terrible memory and no sense of direction.* I get lost in department stores, my mind goes blank when I'm handed a map and  I forget where I parked my car on an almost daily basis. I recently discovered a feature in Apple Maps that has solved the lost problem....

“Download This App!” Say Police

“Download This App!” Say Police

If you're lost in the desert, stuck on a mountain or adrift at sea the what3names App can identify and relay exactly where you are. It's so accurate . . .  police in the United Kingdom are asking all smart phone users to download it. How did this happen? What3words...

Tap To Save Your Life

Tap To Save Your Life

If you flip your car, set yourself on fire or put your hand in a blender . . . it's a good bet you'll pass out. When emergency responders arrive, they'll search your body for information that can identify you and provide information on any existing medical conditions....

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