Tech tricks

June 2012

Snap Facebook chat bars to the edge of the screen

6:48PM | Thursday, 7 June 2012 | By Patrick Stafford Do you like chatting on Facebook, but have to use another program in full screen mode? There is a handy little trick that will help you out.

Don’t forget touch gestures on the iPad

6:17PM | Wednesday, 6 June 2012 | By Patrick Stafford You may have bought a new iPad this year and you are just getting used to the iOS software. But did you know there are ways to get around without using the home button?

Back up the files on your hard drive

6:04PM | Monday, 4 June 2012 | By Patrick Stafford Losing important computer files can destroy a business. With this handy trick, there is now no excuse to not backup critical files on your hard drive.

May 2012

Surf incognito in Chrome

5:56PM | Thursday, 31 May 2012 | By Patrick Stafford Have you ever wanted to surf the web without your computer recording every website you visit? If you use Google Chrome, there is a way.

Delete your iCloud account on the iPhone

5:52PM | Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | By Patrick Stafford Are you concerned about your privacy? Perhaps you have too much information in your iCloud account? The good news is that it’s simple to delete your account directly from your iPhone.

Open the Gmail task list

5:43PM | Friday, 25 May 2012 | By Patrick Stafford Gmail has a handy built in taskmaster. No, not that Taskmaster, but rather an easy to use to-do list. Here’s how you access it.

An easy way to scan for spyware

5:55PM | Thursday, 24 May 2012 | By Patrick Stafford Spyware is a huge problem, especially when you’re not entirely sure about the sites you’re visiting. Thankfully, there is an easy way to make sure your computer is safe.

Set up vacation notices for Gmail

5:42PM | Wednesday, 23 May 2012 | By Patrick Stafford If you’re using Outlook then you’ll be familiar with the ability to set up a notification system for when you’re out of the office. There’s also a way to do this in Gmail.

Manage your junk in Outlook

5:21PM | Tuesday, 22 May 2012 | By Patrick Stafford Is your email inbox filled to the brink with spam? If you use Outlook, there’s an easy way to fix it.

Add a new calendar to Microsoft Outlook

5:53PM | Monday, 21 May 2012 | By Patrick Stafford Have you ever wanted to import a Google Calendar into Outlook? With this trick, you can.