Tech tricks

September 2013

Organise automatic software updates in Mountain Lion

9:00AM | Wednesday, 25 September 2013 | By Patrick Stafford Important security patches and updates are regularly released for desktop computers. If you use an Apple Mac, here is how to make sure your computer automatically gets all the latest updates.

Easily uninstall programs in Windows 8

9:00AM | Tuesday, 24 September 2013 | By Patrick Stafford One of the things Microsoft changed in Windows 8 is the way you uninstall programs. Thankfully, the new way is very simple – once you know how.

Away messages for inside your organisation

9:00AM | Monday, 23 September 2013 | By Patrick Stafford Did you know you can set different email away messages for people inside and outside your company? Here’s how to do it.

Trick email recipients into thinking you’re on the move

9:00AM | Friday, 20 September 2013 | By Patrick Stafford Want to make it look like you’ve replied to an email from your smartphone instead of your desktop PC? There’s a sneaky little way to do it.

Change default search in Chrome

9:00AM | Thursday, 19 September 2013 | By Patrick Stafford The Google search bar in Chrome is one of the most useful tools in the browser, but you can easily change it to a different search engine altogether – or even a website.

Tap to preview in OS X

9:00AM | Wednesday, 18 September 2013 | By Patrick Stafford Do you want to quickly preview a file without waiting for an app to load first? If you use an Apple Mac, here’s how to do it?

Turn off auto-correct on iOS

9:00AM | Tuesday, 17 September 2013 | By Patrick Stafford Auto-correct on smartphones can become really annoying. Thankfully, if you have an iPhone, it’s really simple to switch off.

Use your iPad as a digital photo frame

9:00AM | Monday, 16 September 2013 | By Patrick Stafford Did you know you can use your iPad as a digital photo frame? If not, here’s how to do it.

Request a delivery receipt in Outlook

9:00AM | Friday, 13 September 2013 | By Patrick Stafford Do you want to know if an email message has reached its intended recipient? If so, here’s how to set it up in Outlook.

Use star categories in Gmail

9:00AM | Thursday, 12 September 2013 | By Patrick Stafford Ever thought that an email in Gmail was so important it deserved more than one star? Here’s how to give your star-worthy emails the star treatment they deserve.
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